Anu Vahtra employs an artistic approach to site-specific, space-oriented problematics. Her installations, which often include photography, capture the surrounding spaces of their sites, making them both the subject and the physical form of the artwork.
Anu Vahtra has exhibited her work in Estonia and abroad including at the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn; Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania; and Kjubh Kunstverein, Cologne. Vahtra has participated in residency programs in Norway and Lithuania, and is a founder of the independent publishing initiative Lugemik in Tallinn. She is the winner of the Köler Prize, 2015 and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia Annual Award, 2017.
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Residents from Estonia
Deborah Edmeades’s work exists at the intersection of performance, the lens, object-making and drawing. Her performative practice has at times extended outside of an artistic or academic context and into therapeutic and esoteric experiments. Recent interests include the history of western esotericism and its manifestation in contemporary New Age religion.
Deborah Edmeades has shown work at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, United Kingdom; Ars Electronica, Austria; Dixon Place, New York; Artspeak, Vancouver; and The Knitting Factory, New York, among others.
Residents from Canada
In recent years, Pia Rönicke has been investigating different botanical collections. Her interest in herbariums stands in relationship to methods of indexing, including both observation and representation. These plant collections show traces of geopolitical conditions not only within the practices of botany but also map out territorialization. Rönicke attempts to examine the consequences of botanical systemization. She has been researching the perspectives of various female activists, architects, and artists that takes its stance from what she calls the ‘blind spot.’ She is interested in the connection between workspace and filmic space, and how we conceive historical matters in relationship to our daily activities. Rönicke often works with archives of letters, notes, images, newspapers, microfilm and online databases, and the theme of collecting is often recurring in her practice. She works with film, prints, sculptures and objects, which together build larger narratives.
Pia Rönicke is an artist based in Copenhagen. Her work has been the subject of numerous international solo exhibitions including; Overgaden Institute of Contemporary art; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; gb agency, Paris; Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz; Casco, Utrecth; Croy Nielsen, Berlin; Lunds Konsthall, Sweden; Tate Modern, London; Display Gallery, Prague; Trafo Gallery, Budapest; MAK, Los Angeles; Moderna Museet, Stockholm. Rönicke’s work has also been featured in many group exhibitions, including Apexart, New York; GIBCA, Göteborg; Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK), Oslo; Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), Cincinnati; Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm; MAK, Wien; Elizabeth Dee gallery, New York; Wiels, Bruxelles; Gallery TPW, Toronto; CASM, Barcelona; Lisson Gallery, London; Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen; Sala Rekalde, Bilbao; Artists Space, New York; Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland; Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; ARGOS, Brussels; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Stadtkunstverein, Berlin; Kunstverein München; ACCA, Melbourne; Utopia Station, Venice biennale; Busan Biennale, Korea; Manifesta 4, Frankfurter Kunstverein; Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.gbagency.fr/en/48/Pia-Ronicke