ISCP TalkMarch 28, 2023, 6–7:30pm
Artists at Work: Maess Anand and Hulda Rós Gudnadóttir
For this Artists at Work, current ISCP residents Maess Anand and Hulda Rós Gudnadóttir will give presentations on their respective artistic practices and engage the audience in conversation. Anand will present her drawings, which examine organisms attacked by cancer. She transforms scientific material from cancer-related databases, histopathology images, Kaplan-Meier curves, and 2D and 3D modeling, into expressive images. In her hands, data and emotional insights into the experience of living with cancer become a chimerical force for new understanding.
Gudnadóttir will give an exclusive sneak-peek into her current artistic project, working title S-I-L-I-C-A, wherein she traces the process of manufacturing semiconductors used in solar cells. Her project uncovers global supply chains used in the creation of so-called “green energy” in a manner that is at once rigorous, playful, and provocative.
Maess Anand is a Polish drawing artist based in Warsaw and Hamburg. After graduating from Warsaw Elsner School of Music, she graduated with an MFA at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and was recipient of a scholarship at the Escola Superior de Artes e Design in Porto, Portugal. The artist has exhibited at The Drawing Center, New York; CCA U-jazdowski Castle, Warsaw; Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Warsaw; Austrian Cultural Forum, New York; Equity Gallery, New York; IK Projects, Lima, Peru; and at Biennale de la Biche on a deserted island near Guadeloupe; among others. Anand’s fellowships include Leipzig International Art Programme; Virginia Center for Creative Arts; Residency Unlimited, New York; and Yaddo, Saratoga Springs.
Hulda Rós Gudnadóttir’s projects involve long-term processes based on immersive research, interdisciplinary collaborations and social engagement. She follows the interconnectedness of current philosophical ideas, social systems and human perception of the environment through installations, paintings, sculptures, objects, photographs, film, and performances. Gudnadóttir’s multidisciplinary practice connects the artist’s personal perspective to global histories. Hulda Rós Gudnadóttir has exhibited work at Berlinische Galerie, Germany; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Germany; and Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland, among others.
This program is supported, in part, by Polish Cultural Institute New York; Adam Mickiewicz Institute; Krupa Gallery; The Icelandic Visual Artists Copyright Association; Gallery Gudmundsdottir; Icelandic Art Fund; Hartfield Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.