“Painting is my primary medium, though in practice, I am a conceptual artist. I use abstract visual forms and processes to explore systems of meaning and states of mattering.
I combine the concept and rule of the algorithm and execute it through forms and compositions that are organic, self generating, and have the unmistakable mark of the human hand. By creating conceptual order and structure within my works, I also create conditions for closure and completion. Each work creates and fulfills its own conditions; both my materials and I fulfill our designated roles in a calculated symbiosis.”
Wieteke Heldens graduated from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, in 2007. Heldens’ work has been shown internationally, including the Kunstmuseum Den Haag in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Denmark, South Korea, Japan, and the United States. She has also worked as an artist-in-residence in Chongqing, China and Turin, Italy. In 2013 Heldens won the Royal Award for Modern Painting in the Netherlands. She is a recipient of a Stipendium for Established Artists of the Mondriaan Fund.
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Alison Nguyen’s work explores the ways in which images are produced, disseminated, and consumed within the current media landscape, exposing the socio-political conditions from which they arise. Creating strategies for dissent, she re-articulates mainstream visual language in video, installation, and new media works.
Alison Nguyen received her B.A. from Brown University. She has presented work at e-flux, Ann Arbor Film Festival; Oberhausen International Short Film Festival; CROSSROADS presented by San Francisco Cinematheque and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Channels Festival International Biennial of Video Art, Melbourne; CPH:DOX; Microscope Gallery, New York and AC Gallery, Beijing, and the Dowse Art Museum, New Zealand, among others. Nguyen has participated in residencies and/or been awarded fellowships from The Institute of Electronic Arts, Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center, and BRIC. She has been awarded grants from The Foundation for Contemporary Art, NYSCA and The New York Community Trust. In 2018, Nguyen was featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film.alisonnguyen.com
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Carlos Franco’s work is an exercise in cultural cross pollination.
Carlos Franco has exhibited work at Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco; Nikolaj Kunsthallen, Copenhagen; and The Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art (BICA), among others.cfrancomaldonado.com