Anne de Vries
Anne de Vries is a Dutch artist working on the border of digital photography and other media, such as video and sculpture since 2003. De Vries is interested in how our understanding of reality is influenced by new media. He reconnects paradoxical elements, including different types of materials, to construct his works, often assessing how matter and information are constantly impacting one another.
Anne de Vries has exhibited work at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe; Cell Project Space, London; The 9th Berlin Biennale; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Parc Saint Léger – Centre d’art contemporain, France; Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany; Museum De Hallen, Haarlem, The Netherlands; Nest, The Hague; Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam; Manifesta Foundation, The Netherlands; Centre culturel suisse (CCS), Paris; New Wight Biennial, University of California, Los Angeles; Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt; The Moving Museum, Turkey; Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing; and more. He is currently teaching a master’s level class, “Contemporary Art and Photography,” at L’ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Switzerland.annedevries.info
Residents from The Netherlands
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.sonialeimer.net
Residents from Italy
Rather than creating works from the ground up, Constant Dullaart relies on existing frameworks, websites, search engines, and the like, treating them as “found objects” on which he enacts distortions and witty reconfigurations. With a practice focused on visualizing internet vernaculars and software dialects, a political approach critical to corporate systems influencing these contemporary semantics becomes clear through his minimal and sometimes bricolaged gestures. Editing online forms of representation, and the user’s access to it, he creates installations and performances online and offline. Rather than seeking merely to write a book to be placed on a library shelf, so to speak, Dullaart is interested in animating the very concept of the library itself.
Constant Dullaart’s practice reflects on the broad cultural and social effects of communication and image processing technologies. He is known for his work series Jennifer in Paradise, and for distributing 2.5 million bought Instagram followers. In doing so, he distributed artificial social capital. Dullaart was the winner of the Prix Net Art in 2015 and chosen as a staff-pick Kickstarter campaign for a start-up called Dulltech™.constantdullaart.com