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Søren Thilo Funder

Søren Thilo Funder’s works are carefully crafted cinematic mash-ups of diverse cultural fields and social histories, integrating aspects of critical theory, literature, cinema, popular culture and counterculture. Through the use of cinematic narratives, mise en scène and video documents the artist aspire to propose new connections between historical, cultural and political matter and generate new potential spaces, third places, for political contemplation and counter-memory.

Søren Thilo Funder lives and works in Denmark. He has participated in international exhibitions at 19th Biennale of Sydney; Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen; 12th Istanbul Biennial; Turku Art Museum; Critical Distance, Toronto; amongst others.

Past Resident
2017: SAHA Association

Cem Dinlenmiş

Cem Dinlenmiş is a cartoonist for Istanbul-based magazine Uykusuz. His satirical series Her Şey Olur (Anything Goes) depicts events from weekly news cycles related to politics, ordinary life happenings, and everything in between, which are illustrated in unexpected ways. Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party, urban transformation and freedom of press are some of the topics he has tackled since 2006. As of 2017, there are nearly 600 drawings in the Her Şey Olur archive.

Cem Dinlenmiş lives and works in Istanbul. He has participated in various solo and group exhibitions at institutions worldwide, including National Museum of the 21st Century Arts (MAXXI), Rome; x-ist, Istanbul; and Salt Beyoğlu, Istanbul. He is the recipient of the Media Award, Turkish Independent Architects Association, 2017.

Anu Vahtra

Anu Vahtra employs an artistic approach to site-specific, space-oriented problematics. Her installations, which often include photography, capture the surrounding spaces of their sites, making them both the subject and the physical form of the artwork.

Anu Vahtra has exhibited her work in Estonia and abroad including at the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn; Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania; and Kjubh Kunstverein, Cologne. Vahtra has participated in residency programs in Norway and Lithuania, and is a founder of the independent publishing initiative Lugemik in Tallinn. She is the winner of the Köler Prize, 2015 and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia Annual Award, 2017.