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Xenia Fink

Xenia Fink’s recent work consists of drawings layered in boxes resembling traditional dioramas of the 19th century.  In addition, she creates installations and objects such as marquees, shower cubicles, and fabric wallpapers, with which she imbues inherent connotations of a product or artifact to juxtapose with her drawings. She draws and silkscreens prints with content ranging from strong narrative to more conceptual and ornamental material approaches.

Xenia Fink (born 1979 in Sao Paulo, Brazil) was raised in Brazil and Mexico before moving back to Germany to study Illustration at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. Recent exhibitions include group shows at the Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin; Galerie Schuster, Berlin and Miami; and solo shows at the Galerie Volkspark and Halle and Galerie Schuster, Berlin.

Past Resident
2011: Canada Council for the Arts

Jinny Yu

Jinny Yu is a painter whose work considers the complexities of visual spatiality and materiality; her paintings oscillate between the physical and material space of the world and the pictorial and more subtly material ‘space’ of the painted surface. Yu’s interest in this problematic leads her to explore the tensions between representation and abstraction, and her paintings frequently involve both. She paints with oil on aluminum, employing conventional brushes as well as other materials and devices. She is fascinated by aluminum because its reflective yet opaque surface concretizes the aesthetic and representational issues which form the current focus of her practice.

Born in Seoul and based in Canada, Jinny Yu received her MFA from York University, Toronto, Canada and BFA from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec. Yu is an Associate Professor of Painting at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice, Italy; Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan; Sotheby’s, London, UK; Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada; Taehwa Eco Art Festival, Ulsan City, Republic of Korea; Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, Canada, and McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Canada.

Past Resident
2011: Foundation for a Civil Society

Adela Jusic

Adela Jusic works primarly with video. Socially engaged and rooted in personal experiences, her artistic practice revolve around the subject of the war in Bosnia, the position of women in war, and the religion and tradition in which she grew up.  Jusic recently started a collaboration with Sarajevo-based artist Lana Cmajcanin tackling the question of self-presentation and in the art market.

Adela Jusic (born 1982 in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina) lives and works in Sarajevo. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and from the University of Sarajevo. Adela Jusic is a cofounder of the Association for Art and Culture Crvena. She has exhibited in many international exhibitions including Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain; Videonale Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany; Decolonial Aesthetics, El Parqueadero, Bogota, Colombia; Transitland in Trieste, Institute for the Documentation and Dissemination of Art, Trieste, Italy; Projected Visions, Espace Appolonia, Strasbourg, France; South East European Film Festival, Goethe Institute Los Angeles, CA; Transitland, Los Angeles, CA and Global South in Festival City of Women, Gallery P74, Ljubljana, Slovenia.