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
Jennifer Tee creates symbolic, synthetic, sculptural installations that the visitor can not only contemplate, but also sometimes enter or engage with ritually. Her work often balances seemingly contradictory factors: great sculptural sophistication with a transparency in production and an interest in evoking spiritual realms with active material experimentation. In recent years, Tee’s often-voluminous installations reveal a special interest in being in an in-between state, or what she calls “the soul in Limbo”, in her performances. She researches intermediate forms of cultures and languages, and various forms of religion. She tries to answer questions about the mythology of contemporary human beings, about cultural identity and soul-searching. In her area of research Tee constructs poetic dispositions between fact and fiction, between present and past. Her latest works hover between sculpture and stage, performance and choreography.
Jennifer Tee (born 1973) is based in Amsterdam. She has exhibited internationally, including at the 26th São Paulo Biennial; Gwangju Biennial, 2006; and The World Expo 2010, Shanghai. She was awarded third place in the Prix de Rome in 1999 and the Uriot-prijs by the Rijksacademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, in 2000 and 2001. Recent group shows include: The Knight’s Tour, De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem, The Netherlands; Feminine and Formal, Triangle France, Marseille, France; Double Dutch, HVCCA, Peekskill, NY: De Nederlandse identiteit?, Museum de Paviljoens, Almere, The Netherlands; and Secret Societies, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany. In 2010, Tee had a solo show at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK, and performed Gridding Sentences at theStedelijk Museum in 2011. Tee is represented by Galerie Fons Welters.
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Residents from The Netherlands
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.