Past Resident2017: Danish Arts Foundation, The Beckett Foundation, Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse, Knud Højgaards Fond
Søren Thilo Funder
Søren Thilo Funder’s works are carefully crafted cinematic mash-ups of diverse cultural fields and social histories, integrating aspects of critical theory, literature, cinema, popular culture and counterculture. Through the use of cinematic narratives, mise en scène and video documents the artist aspire to propose new connections between historical, cultural and political matter and generate new potential spaces, third places, for political contemplation and counter-memory.
Søren Thilo Funder lives and works in Denmark. He has participated in international exhibitions at 19th Biennale of Sydney; Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen; 12th Istanbul Biennial; Turku Art Museum; Critical Distance, Toronto; amongst others.
Residents from Denmark
Past Resident2017: Pollock-Krasner Foundation
Entang Wiharso (born 1967, Java, Indonesia) has been dividing his time between Indonesia and the United States for many years. Wiharso has a multidisciplinary practice and is known for his dramatic visual language and unique images of contemporary life. From universal issues of power, loss and love to broader categories of ideology, philosophy and identity, Wiharso’s work is layered with social, political and sexual critique, revealing a complex picture of the human condition. Wiharso’s recent work focuses on the duality of cultures and experiences in his two homelands, throwing into sharp focus issues of national identity, migration, race, political states and power conflicts.
Entang Wiharso graduated from the Indonesian Institute of Arts, Yogyakarta in 1994. He has had solo exhibitions at Marc Straus, New York; Singapore Tyler Print Institute; Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens; ARNDT Gallery, Berlin and Singapore; and National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta. Wiharso has also been part of group shows including the 55th Venice Biennale; Odyssey: Navigating Nameless Seas, Singapore Art Museum; Love: The First of the 7 Virtues, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York; Open Sea, Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon, France; Prospect.3: Notes for Now, New Orleans; All You Need Is Love, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; and Prague Biennale 6, among others.
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Residents from United States
Past Resident2017: Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center
Anu Vahtra employs an artistic approach to site-specific, space-oriented problematics. Her installations, which often include photography, capture the surrounding spaces of their sites, making them both the subject and the physical form of the artwork.
Anu Vahtra has exhibited her work in Estonia and abroad including at the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn; Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania; and Kjubh Kunstverein, Cologne. Vahtra has participated in residency programs in Norway and Lithuania, and is a founder of the independent publishing initiative Lugemik in Tallinn. She is the winner of the Köler Prize, 2015 and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia Annual Award, 2017.