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

January 4, 2011

Salon: Birthe Blauth and Alban Muja

Birthe Blauth holds a doctorate in Chinese studies, Ethnology and European Art History from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, specialising in iconography, mythology and religious ethnology. This month, she will receive the BundesGEDOK Kunstpreis, ‘Dr. Theobald Simon’ award in Bonn, Germany. Upon this occasion, she will also present a solo exhibition at the Artists’ Forum.

Alban Muja will present his video work, which investigates how the naming of people, places, and institutions affects our perception of them. Between 2004-2010 Muja has explored this idea with videos entitled Free your mind, Palestina and Tibet among others. He will also speak about two drawing projects that he created during residencies at Santa Fe Art Institute in 2006 and at ISCP in 2010. 

Alban Muja was born in Mitrovica, Kosovo and currently lives in Prishtina. His work covers a wide range of media including video installation, short film, documentary film, drawings, paintings and performance.

Participating Residents