Past Residents

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Past Resident
2018: Canada Council for the Arts

Yann Pocreau

Yann Pocreau’s research has been focused on the narrative contributions suggested by light when it is staged in specific places. In his most recent projects, he puts forward traces of light and it’s presence as a subject. Though he works mostly with photography, Pocreau has experimented with other media, such as installation, animation, and sculpture, as he developed a series of interventions and works around artificial light, its materiality and its essential contribution to the artist’s photographic thought.

Yann Pocreau has exhibited work at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal; Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporainsTourcoing, France; and Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal, among others.

Elina Suoyrjö

Elina Suoyrjö is a curator currently based in Turku, where she is director of the art space Titanik. Her curatorial practice revolves around working collaboratively and site-specifically with artists. She has an MA in curating from Stockholm University and MAs in both art history and gender studies from the University of Helsinki. She is currently finishing her PhD research about feminist new materialist curatorial practices, based on work with contemporary art, affect, emotion, and creating transformative energies.

Elina Suoyrjö has curated exhibitions and programs at SIC, Helsinki; La Galerie, Contemporary Art Centre, Noisy-le-Sec / Paris; and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, among others. 

Past Resident
2018: Wallace Arts Trust

Andy Leleisi’uao

“Andy Leleisi’uao’s art is about people and how they get on together as lovers, as families, as insiders and outsiders. As immigrants. News can be good and bad and it must be lived with… He shows how some lives are lived way over the line while also attempting to maintain and affirm love. Inconsistencies are included because opposites always co-exist.” Text by Ron Brownson, Senior Curator New Zealand and Pacific Art, Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki.

Andy Leleisi’uao has exhibited work at Bergman Gallery, New York; National Culture and Arts FoundationTaiwan; and Bridge Guard, Slovakia, among others.