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
Kaeko Mizukoshi investigates the function of image, representation, and the structure of historiography. Her works unchain images from conventional or existing roles, emphasizing the indefiniteness and perpetual metamorphosis of the meaning of image. In her recent works, the idea of “documentary” is interrogated and transformed to push its boundary in new directions. Currently Mizukoshi practices on the idea of what she calls “images in the process of being documented,” resulting in the collapse of pre-existing historical imagery and imprinted forms into an altered perceptive space.
Kaeko Mizukoshi (born 1976, Tokyo) studied at The State Academy of Fine Arts – Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main and graduated from Tama Art University, Tokyo. Recent shows include The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Shanghai, 2012; The Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo; The Korea Foundation Art Gallery, Seoul, 2011; Doosan Gallery and Gallery LOOP, Seoul, 2009. She received a fellowship from Asian Cultural Council and participated in the Location One Residency Program in New York in 2009. She also been awarded grants from the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho) and Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation, Tokyo.
Residents from Japan
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.