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: ACC - Asian Cultural Council
In Fuyuka Shindo’s practice, she confronts historical and cultural issues from a present-day perspective, often in reference to her native region of Hokkaido, Japan. She conducts research in museums and archives, looking at objects such as traditional costumes and old photographs. Most of Shindo’s finished pieces incorporate elements from both the past and present, be it in the final imagery, materials used or techniques employed.
Fuyuka Shindo has shown work at the Sapporo International Art Festival; Koganecho Bazaar, Yokohama; and Hokkaidō Museum of Northern Peoples, Abashiri.
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.