Irgin Sena works with consideration of time as a space and as a zone. The voids, the gaps in between, the seemingly unimportant, or the things that fail are what he pays attention to. While thinking about time, Sena also considers the effectiveness of the delay. He is interested in the duration of transitions and moments of in(activity). The idea of creating a score, a track and a timeline for the work, as one would do in music, has occupied him for some time. Irgin’s process has much to do with how we select what to see from what we merely look at.
Irgin Sena was born in Albania and lives and works in New York. He has a MFA from Hunter College. Inn 2007 the he received the ARRDHJE Award for Contemporary Art and in 2012 he was awarded the Marian Netter Award. Irgin has participated at Qui Vive, International Moscow Biennial for Young Art and New Insight, Chicago. His work has been shown at Futura- Center For contemporary Art, Prague; Art Chicago; Boots Contemporary Art Space, St. Louis; Vanessa Quang Galerie, Paris; House am Lutzowplatz, Berlin; The National Gallery, Tirana and Badischer-Kunstverein, Karlsruhe.
Residents from Albania
Francisco Montoya Cázarez
Francisco Montoya Cázarez explores the specific identities of his residential contexts in Mexico and Germany in his work, and how they both relate and confront each other. In his most recent drawings, sculptures, performances and films, he attempts to address the social situation in his home country of Mexico. At first glance, Montoya’s works come across as folkloristic clichés that seem to reflect the typical European perception of Mexico, however upon closer inspection one can read an intense examination of the country’s realities.
Francisco Montoya Cázarez (born 1985, Cuernavaca, Mexico) currently lives and works in Berlin and Braunschweig, Germany. He studied at “La Esmeralda” in Mexico City, graduated from the HBK Braunschweig, Germany, in 2010 and became “Meisterschüler” of Prof. Candice Breitz there in 2011. Recently his work has been exhibited in the Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany, and he had a solo show, 100 Jahre Karneval, in the Remise of the Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany, which was accompanied by a catalogue.
Residents from Germany
Artist group A Kassen has engaged in a collaborative practice since 2005, including works that take the form of performative installation, architectural intervention, photography, and sculpture. Their work is rooted in the exhibition site and refers to context and the social space, exploring the conditions of perception and interpretation.
A Kassen is Christian Bretton-Meyer, Tommy Petersen, Morten Steen Hebsgaard, and Søren Petersen. Educated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen; the Städelschule, Frankfurt, and the Akademie der Bildende Künste, Munich, the group is based in Copenhagen. Recent exhibitions include Reykjavik Arts Festival; Kling & Bang Gallery, Reykjavik; Facetime, On Stellar Rays, New York City; THE TITLE IS A PILE OF LETTERS, IMO Projects, Copenhagen; La Vie Mode d’Emploi, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, and Window to the World, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León.