February 24, 2015

Salon: Isabelle Dyckerhoff and Nina Annabelle Märkl

Isabelle Dyckerhoff will present a selection of works she has realized in recent years and will discuss how she develops her paintings. She will also speak about the work she created at ISCP which questions how minimal a painting can be while still functioning as an art work.

Nina Annabelle Märkl will reflect on the content and development of her work that ranges from small drawings to installations. She combines steel and objects in her sculptural drawings that refer to specific spatial settings, and also reference the diorama, panorama or the cabinet of curiosities.

February 10, 2015

Salon: Jana Kapelová and Doruntina Kastrati

Jana Kapelová will present several past works that engage participants in self-realization and subversive strategies. Her artworks reflect an interest in institutional critique, from cultural and political vantage points, and a philosophical concern for the ways in which individuals bypass or transform (dysfunctional) social systems and thereby arrive at self-realization. 

Doruntina Kastrati will speak about a personal story, and how she incorporates the phenomenon of destroyed cities into her installation-based work. Through her work she recreates the atmosphere of neighborhoods and cities once inhabited.

Participating Residents

January 28, 2015

Salon: Lotta Törnroth and Anna Jermolaewa

Lotta Törnroth will speak about how she employs personal stories, combined with historical events, mythical sagas and literature to create new layers of fiction. She uses photography, text and sculpture to create narratives about the sea, evoking aspects of longing, waiting, and missing.

During her ISCP residency, Anna Jermolaewa worked on her new project Chernobyl Safariwhich will be exhibited in the upcoming Kiev Biennale. Since the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, the 30-kilometer exclusion zone surrounding the Soviet power plant’s reactor has become a veritable nature reserve. Lynxes, wolves, eagles, wild horses, and other rare species inhabit the nearly deserted area. Jermolaewa will speak about her “safari” in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, a paradise for animals normally associated with death and disaster.

Participating Residents