Anna Jermolaewa works primarily in the mediums of photography, video, and installation. Her main interest is the analysis of functional structures of society and social systems in everyday life. She continually focuses on the basic conditions of human existence and the nature of man, capturing the relationship between the individual and the masses, freedom and restriction, power and powerlessness, (especially around relationships and networks of hegemonic structures). Her photographs and videos provide information about a world of failure, through conscious and unconscious fears, desires, and passions. The result is a reflection on individual and collective historical consciousness in the form of images that remain in the viewers’ mind. Through the visual telling of history and stories, she attempts to create places of remembrance.
Anna Jermolaewa was born in 1970 in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) and is currently based in Vienna. In 1998 she graduated in Art History at the University of Vienna and in 2002 the New Media class of Peter Kogler at the Vienna Art Academy. She was a Professor for Media Art at the University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe, Germany from 2005-2011. She also had solo exhibtions in the Victoria Art Gallery, Samara (2013); Camera Austria, Graz (2012); Kunsthalle Krems (2012); Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia (2011); Kunstverein Friedrichshafen (2009); XL Gallery Moscow (2008); and Museum Moderner Kunst, Passau (2004). Her works are part of various collections including the Stedelijk Museum, Friedrich Christian Flick Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, MUMOK-Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien, Volpinum Kunstsammlung, Museum Startgalerie Artothek, Vienna, Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Vehbi Koc Foundation, Kontakt. The Art Collection of Erste Group and Belvedere.
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Residents from Austria
Claudia Chaseling’s work comprises wall-size paintings and installations. Chaseling creates upside down landscapes with reversed or distorted perspectives. The imagery of her spatial paintings consists of estranged landscapes, mutated creatures and plants whose deformation is caused by radiation. Her expansive wall/floor paintings interrupt the geometric order and balance of the exhibition space through the use of scale. The experience of the works alternates between the two and three-dimensional. Chaseling addresses the antagonistic relationship between structure and chaos, creating new compositions from a state of disorder. The result is an amorphous system of complex fragments reminiscent of light reflections and objects in form of capsule-like creatures. She creates an atmosphere of alienation searching for the undiscovered Zeitgeist.
Claudia Chaseling was born in Munich, Germany and lives in Berlin and Canberra, Australia. She received Masters degrees in Visual Art from both the Berlin University of the Arts and the Australian National University in Canberra. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany; Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin; Collection Krohne, Duisburg and Volta 10, Basel, Switzerland. Major grants and scholarships received include the DAAD; the Samstag Scholarship; the Studio Award of the Karl Hofer Society and the Australia Council for the Arts. She has participated in residencies at Burlington City Arts, the Texas A&M University and Yaddo.
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Residents from Australia
Alexander Tovborg is known for his ability to tell a story through his work. Weaving abstract and expressive elements with figurative imagery, Tovborg uses painting, drawing, sculpture and performance to produce compelling works that engage the spectator. At the crux of Tovborg’s artistic practice is the ability to draw on elements from the past to draw attention to who we are as human beings today. Taking inspiration from mythological stories, religion, and natural and social history, Tovborg explores complex metaphysical issues such as female and male archetypes, the division between the real and imaginary worlds, as well as ideas of love and hierarchy. As a result of Tovborg’s intentions towards these issues, there is a spiritual quality that emanates from his work.
Alexander Tovborg (born 1983) studied at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe and graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. He is represented by Galleri Nicolai Wallner in Copenhagen and Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in New York.