Past Resident2011: Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem
Veronika Zajačiková’s curatorial practice refers to the possibility of an international dialogue through art. Her research is based in virtual reality and the true world, diverting people from an online reception of art to one related to our human nature. Zajačiková believes that without this expansion of experience people are degraded and impoverished in their humanity.
Zajačiková (born 1981 in Prague, Czech Republic) received a BA degree at Faculty of Arts – Theory and History of Art, Philosophical faculty, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic. From September 2010 Zajačiková is an MA student in Curatorial Studies, Faculty of Art and Design, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic. She is currently preparing an exhibition at Emil Filla Gallery, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic. In 2010 she curated two solo shows of students from Academy of Fine Arts in Prague: Po druhé (For the Second Time), Klubovna 2.patro, Prague, CZ.
Past Resident2011: OCA - Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Eline Mugaas’s work brings forth a web of connections between different images that combine the private and subjective with topographic depictions of urban environments and architecture. She has been investigating the distance between the intention of architecture and the reality of living within. This has been an ongoing investigation, a series of findings and experiences. Her latest work consists of interior motifs from the artist’s own home, which has proven to be a good point of departure for investigating the possible coexistence of formal composition and accidental information. Mugaas says about her latest photographs: ‘I wanted to investigate the formal aspects of my work and at the same time not lose the feature I love the most about photography, its place as a (incidental) sloppy document. All the information that sneaks in, that later oozes out and can’t be stopped and that gives you a voyeur’s pleasure by sharing its details. The little things that intrigue and bother the eye.’
Eline Mugaas (born 1969) lives and works in Oslo, Norway. She graduated from The Cooper Union, New York, New York. In recent years her exhibition activity includes the solo show Some Cities at the Bergen Kunsthall, Norway. Her first film work Skin Flick was exhibited in Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway. In 2009, Mugaas started the zine Album with Elise Storsveen, wich was launched at the Oslo venue Project 0047. Its three issues to date were also presented at Printed Matter in New York. The same year she curated the exhibition The Camera Show at the Photographers Gallery in Oslo.
Past Resident2011: Foundation for a Civil Society
Anton Terziev deals with various contemporary subjects, often with sharp irony. His iconography possesses harsh and critical imagery associated with a specific aestheticization of pain reflecting a common metaphor of governing power relationships in society. Terziev works with painting and objects, as well as in the field of performance. He also has published three books of modern poetry and urban novels. Part of his activity is associated with various actions in the public shere and many of his performances are part of the Ultrafuturo group activities.
Anton Terziev (born 1977) lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria. He graduated in Ceramics from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia. Terziev’s work has been shown atDonumenta, Regensburg, Germany; On difference 2, Stuttgart, Germany; and Presence of the body, Troy, NY.