Past Resident2014: Kunststiftung NRW
Jugoslav Mitevski’s process undergoes constant modification. His colors, lines and shapes partially comply with mathematical methods, which seem to refer to impartial systems, but intuitive decisions serve an equally important role. He does not establish rules he obeys dogmatically, rather Mitevski formulates tendencies. For Mitevski, the actual painting takes place beside the studio in everyday life, out of experience and observation, the theory, the imbalance of one’s own mentality and the external context: painting as document rather than image.
Jugoslav Mitevski (born 1978) received his BFA from Braunschweig University of Art in 2008. His selected exhibitions include High Wire, Petra Rinck Gallery, Dusseldorf, 2014; Editions, Bonner Kunstverein, 2013; 15:21, Polistar, Istanbul, 2012; Retrograd, Zero Fold, Cologne, 2012; and Editions, Koelnischer Kunstverein, 2012. Mitevski has received awards including the Kunstfonds Scholarship, 2013; Public Art Award, Siegburg, 2012; and the Raimund Lehmkul Award, 2010.
Past Resident2014: Kunststiftung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt
Alexander Thomas Schmidt
Past Resident2014: The Ministry of Education and Culture, The Republic of Cyprus
Constantinos Taliotis’ research based practice emerges from close inspection of recurring traits in architectural manifestations of mystery in cinema. Through installations, videos, tableaux vivant photography and text, he investigates the spatial and temporal patterns that fabricate evil in narrative cinema and more specifically the signification of modernist architecture in fiction as a
dominant constituent of villainy. Elements of speed and stasis, darkness and light, mise-en-scéne and out-of-scene and geographies of proximity and distance comprise the glossary of Taliotis’ practice.
Constantinos Taliotis (born 1983, Nicosia, Cyprus) is a visual artist and writer. In 2013 he co-represented the Republic of Cyprus in the 55th Venice Biennale and in 2012 he participated in the Künstlerhaus Bethanien artist-in-residence program. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Metro Gallery, Berlin; Akbank Art Centre, Istanbul; Pilot Gallery, Istanbul; Young Greek Photographers Award, Athens; Kappatos Gallery, Athens; Fold Gallery, London and the Nicosia Municipal Art Center. Taliotis is the author of Under the Fridge’s Light, VDM Publishing House, Germany, 2011 and he edited the book Casting Modernist Architecture, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2012.