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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.

Joanna Zielinska

Based in Kraków, Poland, Joanna Zielinska is an art historian, curator and a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and IKT – International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art. In 2010, she started a collaboration with the Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor – Cricoteka in Kraków. Zielinska is the former Chief Curator at the Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Toruń, Poland, where she curated the inaugural exhibition and conceptualized the institution’s program from 2008-2010. She has collaborated with websites and art magazines, contributed to art catalogs and published over sixty articles. From 2003 to 2007, Zielinska worked with the curatorial collective Exgirls. Her interests ranges from syllogomania, collecting, various aspects of escapism and anthropology of food and eating to social design and John Bock.

While at ISCP, Zielinska is developing a new project titled The End Of Collecting, a collection of facts, stories, everyday practices, quotations and other texts. Beginning with an attempt to impose order on chaos, to compile and arrange collections, it will culminate in madness, obsession, compulsively crammed living spaces, self-destructive habits and, finally, escape. Zielinska pays attention to the nature of the phenomenon of collecting and the very thin borderline between the process of collecting and common hoarding.

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.