Past Residents

Residents Map

Past Resident
2011: Foundation for a Civil Society

Alban Muja

Alban Muja was born in Mitrovica, Kosovo, in 1980. He currently lives in Prishtina, Kosovo, where he graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts. Muja’s artistic practice is mostly influenced by the social and political transformation processes in his home country of Kosovo, but also of the region and beyond. Muja investigates history as well as the socio-political themes and links them to his condition and social position. His work covers a wide range of media including video installation, short films, documentary films, drawings, paintings and performances, and has been extensively exhibited internationally.

Past Resident
2010: James Wallace Arts Trust

F4

Born, educated and living in Auckland, New Zealand, Susan Jowsey and Marcus Williams have collaborated as artists for over 15 years.

F4 is a conceptual and structural response to the introduction of children into their partnership; a boy Jesse and his sister, Mercy. The intersubjectivity of collaboration, the mediated nature of socialization in contemporary culture and the implications of power relations in these contexts remain broad themes within this collaborative model. Familial relationships and the investigation of representations of family have become particular. Ideas are developed and have been cultivated overtime with specific attention paid to conceptual and visual potential inherent in the prolific creative gestures generated by both children in their everyday play. These can play out through multiple iterations, which may at one time be championed by, one or other of the adults, but always remain the intellectual property of the collective.

Past Resident
2010: Danish Arts Foundation

Christian Schmidt Rasmussen

Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen (b. 1963 in Copenhagen, Denmark) lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. He graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art in 1992.

In his most recent exhibition, Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen presents a series of new paintings installed upon black walls, upon which small texts are written. A diary written by a vampire, who is the artist himself, is also a part of the exhibition. Schmidt-Rasmussen presents us with stories from his own neighbourhood in Copenhagen, which represents a classic terrain vague, as well as the rest of Copenhagen and Denmark. The paintings communicate atmospheres in which the everyday and the trivial is illuminated by the poetic presence of color and glitter, but also by a melancholic darkness. In his work he addresses the relationship between the immediate and the distant world.