Entang Wiharso (born 1967, Java, Indonesia) has been dividing his time between Indonesia and the United States for many years. Wiharso has a multidisciplinary practice and is known for his dramatic visual language and unique images of contemporary life. From universal issues of power, loss and love to broader categories of ideology, philosophy and identity, Wiharso’s work is layered with social, political and sexual critique, revealing a complex picture of the human condition. Wiharso’s recent work focuses on the duality of cultures and experiences in his two homelands, throwing into sharp focus issues of national identity, migration, race, political states and power conflicts.
Entang Wiharso graduated from the Indonesian Institute of Arts, Yogyakarta in 1994. He has had solo exhibitions at Marc Straus, New York; Singapore Tyler Print Institute; Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens; ARNDT Gallery, Berlin and Singapore; and National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta. Wiharso has also been part of group shows including the 55th Venice Biennale; Odyssey: Navigating Nameless Seas, Singapore Art Museum; Love: The First of the 7 Virtues, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York; Open Sea, Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon, France; Prospect.3: Notes for Now, New Orleans; All You Need Is Love, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; and Prague Biennale 6, among others.
Residents from United States
Jia-Jen Lin creates images of the human body and its surroundings as a reflection of our psyche. Drawing from personal experience and observations, Lin uses sculpture integrated with photography, video, and performance to portray the ongoing negotiation between our latent desires and the manipulated realities in which we find ourselves. Hybrid cultures, shifting identities, and the relationships between our physicality and psychology are subjects Lin has investigated since 2004. Her recent projects explore the processes of catastrophic losses and how moderations of memories allow us to adapt to change.
Jia-Jen Lin is a Taiwanese artist based in New York. Lin attended National Taiwan Normal University for a BFA in Western Painting and received her MFA in sculpture, installation, and multimedia from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lin has participated in artist residencies at L’Estruch, Sabadell, Spain; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Nebraska; and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. Exhibitions include Queens International 4, Queens Museum; Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, South Korea; Young Artist Discovery, Art Taipei; and Manufactura, Hangar Art, Barcelona. She has received grants from several United States organizations including Sculpture Space, Franconia Sculpture Park, and Brooklyn Arts Council.jiajenlin.info
Residents from Taiwan
Kristyna and Marek Milde
Kristyna and Marek Milde are Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artists and curators, originally from Prague, Czech Republic, working together as a collaborative tandem since 2011. Their work investigates diverse forms of modern lifestyles and its alienation from nature and the wider environmental context. In their works, Mildes examine themes that include domesticity, food and cultural rituals of daily reality offering the public an active role in various actions and situations allowing to reframe given cultural norms and stereotypes. In their practice, the artists use multidisciplinary forms, which include situationist interventions, workshops, and installations that serve as a platform for an environmental experience.
Kristyna and Marek Milde have exhibited internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions including Queens Museum, EFA Project Space, Wave Hill, Smack Mellon, MoMA Studio, Abrons Art Center, Knockdown Center, Silent Barn, HVCCA, Temple Contemporary, DOX Center for Contemporary Art; Futura; Meet Factory; Karlin Studios. Their work was featured in the New York Times, Brooklyn Rail, Flash Art, Hyperallergic, and Czech National Television, among others. Their work is part of private and public collections such as at Chateau Trebesice, Czech Republic, and Manitoga, Russell Wright Design Center, New York. They have been awarded the SHIFT Residency, Studio in the Park Residency, and LMCC Process Space Residency. In 2007 they received their MFAs from the Queens College, CUNY.mildeart.com