Anna Nykyri works with moving images in the fields of film industry, contemporary dance and visual arts. She uses film, video and archive footage to create documentary films and cinematic video installations. Her artistic works explore political and corporeal themes, including questions related to gender, power and control. Her cinematic installations strive to become choreographic environments. Nykyri often collaborates with contemporary dancers.
Anna Nykyri (born 1981) is a visual artist and a documentary film director. She received her MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki. Nykyri’s cinematic works have been internationally screened in various museums, galleries and film festivals, including Moscow International Biennale for Young Art; Kiasma – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Parkingallery, Tehran; and Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto, where Nykyri’s short film Five Fragments of the Extinct Empathy won the Best Short Film Award in 2012. Nykyri has collaborated with several NGO’s, such as Amnesty International, UN Women and Pink Ribbon, Inc.
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Residents from Finland
Anne de Vries
Anne de Vries is a Dutch artist working on the border of digital photography and other media, such as video and sculpture since 2003. De Vries is interested in how our understanding of reality is influenced by new media. He reconnects paradoxical elements, including different types of materials, to construct his works, often assessing how matter and information are constantly impacting one another.
Anne de Vries has exhibited work at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe; Cell Project Space, London; The 9th Berlin Biennale; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Parc Saint Léger – Centre d’art contemporain, France; Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany; Museum De Hallen, Haarlem, The Netherlands; Nest, The Hague; Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam; Manifesta Foundation, The Netherlands; Centre culturel suisse (CCS), Paris; New Wight Biennial, University of California, Los Angeles; Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt; The Moving Museum, Turkey; Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing; and more. He is currently teaching a master’s level class, “Contemporary Art and Photography,” at L’ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Switzerland.annedevries.info
Residents from The Netherlands
In his research-based practice, Mathias Pöschl seeks to investigate the relation of visual culture and political agenda, generating ensembles of works by juxtaposing representations of historical incidences and realities in a wide range of media and materials. In an effort to hint at new insights into the basic conditions of what it means for a work of art to be called political, Pöschl tries to exploit the cognitive potential of contradictions and misreadings, employing dialectic approaches to arrive at, or suggest, new narratives.
Mathias Pöschl (born 1981, Vienna, Austria) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 2008. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows at institutions, galleries and art fairs including Leopold Museum, Vienna; 21er Haus – Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Vienna; The Armory Show, New York; Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna; Sotheby’s, Vienna; Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö; Frieze, London; Nya Perspectives, Västerås; Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna; as well as in various self-organized shows in temporary exhibition spaces around Austria.mathiaspoeschl.com