Past Resident2015: Australia Council for the Arts
Tony Albert’s art practice interrogates contemporary legacies of colonialism in a way that prompts the audience to contemplate elemental aspects of the human condition. Weaving together text appropriated from popular music, film, fiction, and art history, along with clichéd images of extraterrestrials, photographs of his family in Lucha Libre, and an immense collection of “Aboriginalia” (a term the artist coined to describe kitschy objects and images that feature naive portrayals of Aboriginality), the artist presents a tapestry of ideas that makes us question the flimsy line that inscribes and ascribes difference.
Albert has exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Musée d’Aquitaine, France; Singapore Art Museum; National Museum of China; and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. He was also included in the 10th Biennial of Havana, and the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. In 2014 he won the Basil Sellers Art Prize and the Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. He is well represented in collections within Australia, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Australian War Memorial, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and QAGGOMA. This year he unveiled a major new monument in Sydney’s Hyde Park dedicated to Australia’s Indigenous military service men and women.
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Residents from Australia
Past Resident2015: Davidoff Art Initiative
Hulda Guzmán is a figurative painter that focuses on narrative, where space has a leading role, whether the scene takes place in a natural, open space, or indoors, having architecture and interior design be a main point of interest. The characters as well may show in large gatherings, or in more intimate scenarios. This said, ones will tend to have a more social opinion, and others will rather study human relations, on a one to one basis. It is important to Hulda to be able to entice, through a theatrical approach, an experiential interpretation, as to have the viewer really feel the mood, and identify with characters, and draw its own conclusions or questions on the situation.
Hulda Guzmán (born in Dominican Republic) studied fine arts in Altos de Chavón, School of Design, D.R., and completed her degree at Parsons, New York. She later studied muralism at the Facultad de Artes y Diseño of Mexico City. Recent solo shows include Lanza del Norte, Machete Galería de Arte, Mexico City; When not to Stop, Volta, New York; Portraits, Arco, Madrid; In Joy, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo. Group exhibitions include Under Construction, William Road Gallery, London; On Common Ground, Museo de la OEA, Washington, DC.
Residents from Dominican Republic
Past Resident2015: La Fondation pour l'Art Contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon
Anita Molinero’s work is a cataclysm linked to moments of its creation. The objects, subjects and materials which she uses slip out of the boundaries of the identity principle of cause and effect. We are more likely in the presence of a demonstration of the theory of disasters. (Text by Xavier Douroux, 2014)
Anita Molinero (Born in 1953 in Floirac, France) lives and works in Paris. She teaches in various art schools in Marseille, Bordeaux, Paris, and Bogota.