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Current Resident: Apr 1, 2017–Aug 31, 2017

Ministry of Culture, Taiwan

Studio #202


Jia-Jen Lin

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.

Current Resident: Mar 1, 2017–Jun 30, 2017

No Standard Pictures

Studio #203


Mazaccio & Drowilal

Working mainly with photography and collage, Mazaccio & Drowilal humorously deconstruct multiple facets of the contemporary world by gathering and arranging mass media images and objects. Their visual practice and aesthetic approach are heavily influenced by the Internet’s new iconographies and digital culture.

Elise Mazac aka Mazaccio (born 1988) and Robert Drowilal (born 1986) are two French artists who have been working together since 2009 as the duo Mazaccio & Drowilal. Mazaccio studied at Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris and the School of Visual Arts, New York; Drowilal earned his degree from the Nantes School of Art. In 2013, they were the winners of the BMW Residency at the Musée Nicéphore Niépce. Their work has been exhibited internationally in solo exhibitions at Paris Photo, 2014; The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, 2015; Paris Photo Los Angeles, 2015; and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York, 2016.

Current Resident: Jan 1, 2017–Jun 30, 2017

Saastamoinen Foundation, University of the Arts Helsinki

Studio #204


Bita Razavi

Bita Razavi’s practice is centered around observations and reflections on variety of everyday situations and is highly influenced by where she is based at the time. She examines the inner workings of social systems in relation with the political structures and national events of historic proportions in various countries. While socio-political observation is at the core of her practice, the dialectic between bringing what is personal to the public sphere, and the impossibility of total exposure because of law or social pressure, creates a secretive feel in some of her pieces. In her recent works she reacts to, and explores, the agency of the objects and the systems as they act upon her, and as she documents and records them.

Bita Razavi (born Tehran, 1983) lives and works between Helsinki and Metsakivi, Estonia. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Tehran Art University and holds a Masters in Fine Art from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki. She has exhibited her work at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 1st Trondheim Biennale, Finland, Finnish Museum of Photography, XV Biennale de la Méditerranée, Thessaloniki, Helsinki Photography Biennale, Design Museum, Helsinki, Videobrasil, SESC Pompeia, Cité international des Arts, Paris, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Göteborg International Biennal for Contemporary Art, and National Art Museum of Ukraine.

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