February 15, 2011

Salon: Ana Santos and Jinny Yu

Ana Santos will present some recent works resulting from her studio practice as well as projects she developed outside the studio. Santos’ work explores the relationship between thought/action and thinking/practicing. It also evolves around the idea of drawing as projective art, creating a specific type of ‘distance’ with the materials used and final form. She relates to materials in a direct and pragmatic way, looking for the shortest gesture that may transform things. Ana Santos lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. She participated in various group shows including Uma mesa e tres cadeiras, Etic, Lisboa, Portugal; Drawing by Numbers, Espaco Avenida 211, Lisboa, Portugal and Bolseiros e finalistas do Ar.Co, Espaco Tranquilidade, Lisboa, Portugal.

Ana Santos’ project has received support from Build It Green NYC.

Jinny Yu will present works realized during her residency at ISCP as well as some of her past works. Yu is a painter whose practice considers the complexities of visual spatiality and materiality; her paintings oscillate between the physical and material space of the world, and between the pictorial and more subtle material ‘space’ of the painted surface. Born in South Korea and based in Canada, Yu received her MFA from York University and BFA from Concordia University. Yu is an Associate Professor of Painting at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally and her new body of work will be presented at Pulse NYC in March 2011.

Participating Residents

February 1, 2011

Salon: Dritan Hyska and Adela Jusic

Dritan Hyska will present his work and artistic research that focuses on the urban realities of Albania and Italy through the representation of bridges, overpasses, glimpses of deserted cities, cement and construction. Hyska was born in 1980 in Korce, Albania. He lives and works between Venice, Italy and Tirana, Albania. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Venice.

Adela Jusic will show The Sniper and Who needs DRNC?, two video works that tackle the subject of war as well as one work-in-progress, Bedtime Stories (in collaboration with Bosnian artist Lana Cmajcanin). Jusic grew up in besieged Sarajevo during the 1992-1995 war which greatly influenced her artistic practice. Her work incorporates personal emotions and memories connected to the war and the position of women and children in conflict. Jusic was born in 1982 in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina where she currently lives and work. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and from the University of Sarajevo and is a co-founder of the Association for Art and Culture Crvena.

Participating Residents

January 18, 2011

Salon: Itziar Barrio and Isidora Fićović

Itziar Barrio was born in 1976 in Bilbao, Spain and currently lives and works in New York City. She combines a wide range of media spanning the gamut of drawing, photography, video, animation and installation. Barrio has been featured in solo shows internationally has been the recipient of grants and awards from major foundations and institutions including First Prize Ertibil, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Spanish Ministry of Culture, Consulate General of Spain in New York, Basque Government Ministry of Culture and Bizkaia Executive Council, Gure Artea Biennial Prize and the Iberoamerican Videocreation Prize, MUSAC (Leon).

Itziar Barrio’s Salon is supported by the Consulate General of Spain in New York and the Spain Foreign Cultural Cooperation Agency.

Isidora Fićović was born in Serbia and studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. She has had solo exhibitions at Black Rabbit, Belgrade and Ratman, Belgrade and has been included in group exhibitions at New Museum, New York; Frieze Art Fair, London, UK; Depo, Istanbul, Turkey and Rum 46, Aarhus, Denmark.

Participating Residents