Katharina Schilling’s practice focuses on painting and the objecthood within the medium. Schilling explores the perception of objects by detaching them from their original order systems and shifting them into a new context. The figuration and the puzzling cohesion form a display, which at the same time overcomes and preserves itself. In this process, the realism of the objects is transformed into a state of abstraction.
Katharina Schilling (born 1984, Cologne) received an MA from the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a grant from DAAD’s London branch, the Prize of the German Federal Bank Frankfurt and the Marion Ermer Prize, awarded by Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig. Schilling’s work has been presented in art spaces throughout Europe including Cologne, Düsseldorf, Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, Bologna, Vienna and London.katharinaschilling.com
Residents from Germany
Jonas Nobel is an artist and the co-founder of the artist/design/architect group Uglycute. Nobel works with sculpture and drawing based on historic texts and/or events. With texts as a starting point, he creates representations of historical events influenced by his ideas, personal associations, and reflections. Nobel’s body of work stems from an interest in material culture, both contemporary and historic.
Jonas Nobel graduated in 1998 from the Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå, Sweden. Uglycute works toward expanding the concept of design by integrating professionals from other fields in the various undertaken projects. Uglycute has been featured in numerous international shows including 50th Venice Biennial, 2003, and Emscherkunst, Germany, 2013. Nobel has exhibited and created public commissions mainly in Scandinavia. He is represented by Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm.uglycute.com
Residents from Sweden
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.