In her installations, Sonia Leimer explores our perceptual foundations, which are formed on the basis of individual, historical, and media-related patterns of experience. As products of concrete historical contexts, rooms and objects undergo a transformation in which history and societal changes become palpable.
Sonia Leimer lives and works in Vienna. She studied architecture at the Technical University of Vienna and the Academy of Fine Art Vienna. From 2007 to 2012, she hosted a radio titled City and the Image. She taught at the Academy for Art and Photography together with Martin Guttmann from 2012–2016. Leimer exhibited her work internationally at Leopold Museum, Vienna; Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna; Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen; Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich; Los Angeles Museum of Art; 5th Moscow Biennial; artothek, Cologne; Museion – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Bozen, Italy; MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles; Kunstverein Basis, Frankfurt; BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna; Salzburger Kunstverein; and Manifesta 7, Rovereto.
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Residents from Austria
Danilo Correale’s work analyzes various aspects of human life such as labor, leisure and sleep through the lenses of time and the body. His recent works focus on speculation about post-labor society, nonaligned subjectivities, idleness and withdrawal.
Danilo Correale (born Naples, 1982) currently lives and works between New York and Naples. He is the founder of the Decelerationist Reader and a regular contributor to publications in the field of critical theory. His most recent publications include The Game – A three sided football match, FeC, Fabriano, 2014 and No More Sleep No More, Archive Books, Berlin, 2015. Correale’s work has been presented in numerous group exhibitions including the 16th Art Quadriennal, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, 2016; Pigs, Artium Museum, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, 2016; Ennesima, La Trienniale de Milano, 2016; Kiev Biennial, 2015; The Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art of Bolzano (Museion), 2015; Museum of contemporary Art Donna Regina, Naples, 2014; Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz, 2013; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, 2012; Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain, 2010; Moscow Biennial, 2010; and Istanbul Biennial, 2009. Recent solo shows include Tales of Exhaustion, La Loge, Brussels, 2016; The Missing Hour: Rhythms and Algorithms, Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, 2015; The Warp and the Weft, Peep-Hole, Milan, 2012; Pareto Optimality, Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2011; and We Are Making History, Entrèe, Bergen, Norway, 2011.
Residents from Italy
Betty Yu is an interdisciplinary artist who uses multimedia platforms to tell the stories of marginalized, underrepresented and underserved people. Her creative work is influenced by her direct experience as a daughter raised by immigrant garment worker parents. In her artwork, Yu approaches social issues through personal stories, family narrative and community history. Her work has explored issues ranging from labor rights, immigrant justice, militarism and housing equity. In the past several years, Yu’s art projects and installations have allowed her to engage with directly impacted communities through onsite installations, projections, participatory workshops and media production.
Betty Yu is an interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker, educator and activist. She co-founded the Chinatown Art Brigade, a cultural collective telling anti-gentrification stories of Chinatown tenants through public projections. She holds a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College. Yu’s multi-media installation, The Garment Worker was featured at Tribeca Film Institute’s Interactive. She co-created Monument to Anti-Displacement Organizing, which was on view at the Agitprop! group show at Brooklyn Museum. Yu is a 2016 A Blade of Grass Fellow for Socially Engaged Art and received the 2016 SOAPBOX Artist Award from the Laundromat Project. She has received funding for her projects from foundations including the Paul Robeson Fund, Brooklyn Arts Council, and Art Matters.