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Current Resident: Jul 1, 2018–Sep 30, 2018

The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Poland

Studio #304

Artist

Natalia Zaluska

“The works of Natalia Załuska frequently refer to natural impressions, yet these are condensed and abstracted into primary structures which appear to be minimalistic in their geometric clarity, without actually being Minimal Art. It is a question of the sensual variation of a limited vocabulary of forms and colors, which opens up directly into the confinement of a new, different perspective on small and minor alterations, and the limitless possibility of the combination of geometric basic forms.” Text by Thomas Miessgang, 2013.

Natalia Załuska has exhibited work at Kunsthalle Krems, Austria; Fundacja Stefana Gierowskiego, Warsaw, Poland; and Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria, among others.

nataliazaluska.com

Studio #305

Artist

Ektor Garcia

Ektor Garcia is multidisciplinary artist who approaches sculptural installation through wide-ranging experiments with craft techniques and materials. Throughout his practice, he develops a lexicon of crochet, weaving and fibre-work, including the use of ceramic, metal, leatherwork, found materials, and the principles of assemblage and social sculpture. Garcia is in constant pursuit of modes of making and presentation that trouble the division between so-called high and low culture.

Ektor Garcia has exhibited work at Art Basel, Switzerland and kurimanzutto, Mexico City, among others.

Elaine Byrne

How people live and what drives individuals and societies lie at the heart of Elaine Byrne’s art. Working with video, photography and sculpture, Byrne examines the unstable relationship between fact and fiction, probing the depth of secrecy with which narratives are imbued, providing the forms through which imagination can be revealed and alternative scenarios envisaged. Recent video works Pure Codology (2015) and Rakoczy’s March (2015) examine the untranslatable, alluding to the mysterious and layered meanings in James Joyce’s Ulysses. Byrne’s excavations expose the fact that populations are excluded and misunderstood; they propose different renderings and potential meanings which demonstrate the complexity of inter-cultural discussion.

Dublin visual artist, Elaine Byrne exhibits at Kevin Kavanagh Gallery. Working in New York for the last two years she completed the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York (September 2014-May 2015). She won the TINA prize (2015) to produce a solo show in Rome in 2016. She also won 8th Arte Laguna sculpture prize for her sculpture RAUM which was exhibited in Venice Arsanale (2014). Solo shows include Limerick City Gallery, September 2014 (which was ArtForum critic’s pick); UAM, Mexico, November 2014; Oonagh Young Gallery (Dublin 2011). Group shows include EFA (New York June 2015), Douglas Hyde Gallery (Dublin), Budapest & Colorado. Awards include emerging photography prize (RHA 2012), Arts Council Project Award (2014), Culture Ireland funding award. Residencies include ISCP, New York (2014), Aeskeaton (2012), and  SOMA, Mexico (2010).

elainebyrne.net

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