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: Manitoba Arts Council
Divya Mehra’s research-fueled practice often explores marginalization, otherness and the empty promise of diversity. Through appropriating, editing and reassembling a variety of literary, comedic and musical sources, she creates an acerbic dialogue on the commandeering, consumption and construction of race and identity politics. Often foregrounding the ongoing struggle with her personal diasporic identity and cultural expectations, she calls into question our unexamined beliefs.
Divya Mehra received her MFA from Columbia University. Mehra’s work has been included in a number of exhibitions and screenings across North America and overseas, most notably with Creative Time; MoMA PS1; MTV; The Queens Museum of Art; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; Art Asia, Miami; Plug In ICA, Winnipeg; Artspeak, Vancouver; Images Festival, Toronto; The Beijing 798 Biennale; Bielefelder Kunstverein and Latitude 28, Delhi. Recent publications featuring her work include: Art in America, Vogue India, whitewall Magazine, Border Crossings Magazine, Hyperallergic, Blouin ARTINFO, ARTnews, BlackFlash, C Magazine, and Canadian Art. Mehra currently divides her time between Winnipeg, Delhi, and New York.