Past Resident2011: Foundation for a Civil Society
Alban Muja was born in Mitrovica, Kosovo, in 1980. He currently lives in Prishtina, Kosovo, where he graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts. Muja’s artistic practice is mostly influenced by the social and political transformation processes in his home country of Kosovo, but also of the region and beyond. Muja investigates history as well as the socio-political themes and links them to his condition and social position. His work covers a wide range of media including video installation, short films, documentary films, drawings, paintings and performances, and has been extensively exhibited internationally.
Past Resident2010: GyeongGi Cultural Foundation
Jonggeon Lee’s sculptures and installations focus on both domestic and public architectural structures, such as staircases or historic monuments that have been displaced from their original contexts. In an effort to capture his experience of cultural displacement, he reproduces components of architectural structures that evoke both the time and space of its origins. He distorts and crops the decorative elements of domestic Colonial houses, reconfigures the scale and material of historic monuments, and combines historic architectural structures with everyday objects. In his work, he transforms architectural structures in order to dislodge them from their initial function of structure. As a result, in each of the pieces, time becomes fixed and isolated from its conventional cycle, creating memories of space.
Jonggeon Lee was born in Seoul, Korea and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received his MFA in Sculpture at Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA at Seoul National University. He has exhibited extensively in both in the United States and Korea. He has recently exhibited his work at Recess in New York, 808 Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts, and Gelman Gallery in Providence, Rhode Island. He has attended several residencies such as the Vermont Studio Center and Chang-Dong National Art Studio and has received a number of grants and awards including the Emerging Artist Fellowship from Socrates Sculpture Park and the Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation Grant.
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Residents from South Korea
Past Resident2010: Danish Arts Foundation
Christian Schmidt Rasmussen
Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen (b. 1963 in Copenhagen, Denmark) lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. He graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art in 1992.
In his most recent exhibition, Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen presents a series of new paintings installed upon black walls, upon which small texts are written. A diary written by a vampire, who is the artist himself, is also a part of the exhibition. Schmidt-Rasmussen presents us with stories from his own neighbourhood in Copenhagen, which represents a classic terrain vague, as well as the rest of Copenhagen and Denmark. The paintings communicate atmospheres in which the everyday and the trivial is illuminated by the poetic presence of color and glitter, but also by a melancholic darkness. In his work he addresses the relationship between the immediate and the distant world.