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
Working with drawing, video, sculpture and installations, Emre Hüner’s practice focuses on constructed narratives and eclectic assemblages which explore the subjects of utopia, archeology, ideas of progress and the future through re-imagination of the spatial and architectural entities, organic and artificial forms.
Emre Hüner (born in 1977, Istanbul, Turkey) lives and works in Istanbul and Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include Aeolian, Rodeo, Istanbul; MAM Project 019, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2013; SALT 6, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, 2012; Adverse Stability, Extra City, Antwerp, 2010. His work has been included a groups exhibitions including Approximately Infnite Universe, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego and Signs Taken in Wonder, MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna, both in 2013; Manifesta 9, European Biennale of Contemporary Art, Genk, 2012; Out of Here, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven and Paradise Lost, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul both in 2011; The Future of Tradition, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2010; Younger Than Jesus, New Museum, New York, 2009; and the10th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, 2007. Hüner has participated in residencies at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam as well as Apexart, New York and Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul. He holds a BFA from Academia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano.
Residents from Turkey
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.