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Current Resident: Sep 1, 2018–Nov 30, 2018

OCA - Office for Contemporary Art Norway

Studio #221


Benedikte Holen

Benedikte Holen’s curatorial work is rooted in the connections between the personal, the political and the academic. She is particularly interested in context-based practices and various types of knowledge production. Holen often engages in collaborations with artists in which the production of new works is essential.

Benedikte Holen is a curator at Jugendstilsenteret and KUBE, Aalesund, Norway, where she has worked with several artists in developing solo and group exhibitions as well as presenting projects in public space, public programs, publications and discursive platforms. She has previously lectured at the University of Bergen, worked for Bergen Art Museum’s educational department and published critiques and essays in KunstForum, among other publications. She has authored and edited several essays and publications. Holen has an MA in Art History from the University of Bergen and a degree in Creative Curating from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design.

Current Resident: Sep 1, 2018–Nov 30, 2018

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

Studio #222


Jonas St. Michael

Jonas St. Michael’s photographic practice examines the nature of representation and narrativity through image production. More recently, his practice has shifted to making photographic and video works that are conspicuously constructed with the aim of creating an ostensible reality.

Jonas St. Michael was born in Montreal and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Goldsmiths, University of London. He has exhibited works at MOMENTA Biennale de l’image, Montreal; Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin; and OK Harris Works of Art, New York, among others.

Current Resident: Sep 1, 2018–Oct 31, 2018

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Studio #301


Tomasz Kowalski

Tomasz Kowalski is part of a movement of young Polish artists embracing a form of “new surrealism.” His interest lay in the discrete hauntological aspects of the everyday and a paranoia towards reality. He expresses this discrete sensibility through a mix of parallel narratives and biography, and often collaborates with his family to make objects using various mediums. In Kowalski’s paintings, drawings, installations and sound pieces, the everyday morphs into the tragicomic, lending his imagery an enigmatic and psychedelic quality.

Tomasz Kowalski has exhibited work at Centre Pompidou, Paris; mumok, Vienna, and Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, among others.

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