Past Resident2015: Danish Arts Foundation
Erik Steffensen’s photographs use subtle tones in grey, black and white and monocolors to evoke the remembrance of images from the art history, referencing paintings, poetry and fine art photography. Steffensen produces spare and unpopulated images that conjure an open mind.
Erik Steffensen (born in Valby, Copenhagen) studied the Philosophy and Art History at the University of Copenhagen and the Danish Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen. He lives and works in Copenhagen.
Events & Exhibitions
Residents from Denmark
Past Resident2015: Foundation for a Civil Society
How can an individual change or subvert established societal norms and conventions, or even escape them? This question seems to be the key theme in the work of Jana Kapelová. In her artworks there is an interplay of institutional critique, which reflects her cultural and political involvement in the field of art, and a philosophical concern for the options an individual has in order to bypass or transform a (dysfunctional) social system and thereby arrive at self-realization.
Jana Kapelová (born 1982 in Trnava, Slovakia) graduated in 2006 from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Banská Bystrica and with PhD from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava in 2013. Recent solo shows include Suspicious Free Time, Open gallery, Bratislava; Free Working Time, Gallery of the Good Shepherd, Brno; Own Responsibility, Central Slovakian Gallery, Banská. She is an artist, cultural activist and publicist and a member of the online project Artycok.TV and the initiative Twenty Years after the Velvet Revolution Didn’t Happen. These days she works as an assistant in the Studio of New Media II. at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague.
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Past Resident2015: The Isabel Aninat Gallery
Adolfo Bimer’s practice, through paintings and their displacements, focuses on a material and metaphorical innerness of the human body. His recent work is based on research about direct interactions from both the traditional and industrial world, not only of painting but from the medical and the construction fields as well. Bimer’s body of work questions health and disease; the body’s movement, fluids, organs and textures. He looks at the development of medical technology imaging systems such as x-rays, microscopy and anatomical drawing, as ways to understand a body that we otherwise would not be able to see.
Adolfo Bimer (born in 1985 Santiago, Chile) currently lives and works in Santiago, Chile. His solo exhibitions include Témpanos de Fe, Nueveochenta Contemporary Art, Bogotá, 2013; Las Inseguridades, Patricia Ready Gallery, Santiago, 2013; Tactismo, Revolver, Lima, 2012; and X, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, 2011. He was included in Younger than Jesus: Artist Directory, Phaidon, 2008. Bimer also participates in the Chile-based art collective Sagrada Mercancía.