Thomas Tronel-Gauthier’s multifaceted sculptural practice involves both objects and installations. He questions materials, and merges painting, photography, and video. His work focuses on the origins, mutations and variations of form. Tronel-Gauthier captures natural and spontaneous phenomena in his work, while taking a nuanced approach to ephemerality and durability.
Thomas Tronel-Gauthier (born 1982, Paris) lives and works in Paris. His recent solo exhibitions include Le temps d’un sillage (The time it takes a wake to disappear), Bullukian Foundation, Lyon, France, 2016; OFFICIELLE, FIAC–International Contemporary Art Fair, Cité de la mode et du design, Paris, France, 2015; Ce que j’ai vu n’existe plus (What I have seen no longer exist), Gallery 22,48 m², Paris, France, 2015; and AN ECHO, A STONE, Gallery My monkey, Nancy, France, 2016.
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Residents from France
Ieva Epnere works with photography, video, and film. Personal and intimate stories are the starting points for her artistic reflections on identity, tradition, and ritual.
Ieva Epnere lives and works in Riga, Latvia. Recent solo shows include Pyramiden and other stories, Zachęta Project Room, Warsaw, 2015; A No-Man’s Land, An Everyman’s Land, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, 2015; Waiting Room, Contretype, Brussels, 2015; and Ieva Epnere, Galerie des Hospices, Canet-en-Roussillon, France, 2014. Group exhibitions include Identity. Behind the Curtain of Uncertainty, National Art Museum of Ukraine, 2016; Something eerie, Signal – Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden, 2015; Ritualia, Oudenaarde-Ename, Belgium; Le fragole del Baltico, Careof, Milan, 2015; Ornamentalism. The Purvītis Prize, Arsenale, Venice, 2015; and 62nd International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany, 2015.
Residents from Latvia
Esperanza Mayobre’s work addresses failed and idealistic utopias of impossible solutions for absurd situations. She invents stories that question problems that have no answers. Through a variety of visual formats, she explores subjects that are generally ignored by creating fictive laboratory spaces, in which Mayobre plays an active role.
Esperanza Mayobre was born during the Venezuelan oil boom and grew up between the cities of Caracas and Golindano. Mayobre is the recipient of the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship at the Air and Space Museum, the Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, and has taken part in programs at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston; La Caja Centro Cultural Chacao, Caracas; Bronx Museum; MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies; Art Museum of the Americas, Washington D.C.; MARTE Contemporaro, El Salvador; Incheon Women Artists’ Biennial, Korea; and spaces in New York City including Smack Mellon, Postmasters Gallery, Jack Shainman Gallery, and Momenta Art. Her work has been featured in publications including Bomb, The Brooklyn Rail, The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Creative Time Reports, Arte al Día and Art in America.