Past Resident2019: Tauck Ritzau Innovative Philanthropy, Dennis Elliott Founder's Fund
Younes Baba-Ali makes art that is unconventional and critical, mostly in public space or places uncommon to art practice. He holds a mirror up to society and confronts it with its ingrained habits and dysfunctions. Baba-Ali’s work often assumes the form of the readymade, but underneath its facade of simplicity there is a complex exercise in balance at work. He integrates technology, objects, sound, video and photography with political, social and ecological issues.
Younes Baba-Ali has exhibited work at ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany; BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium; and MACAAL, Marrakech, Morocco, among others.
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Residents from Morocco
Past Resident2019: Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport of Austria
Katharina Gruzei works in various media including photography, video, film, sound, installation and art in public space. She is interested in socio-political topics and media inherent themes. The discussion of ‘labour / work’ is a recurring theme in her practice. For her installations, she often uses archive materials in a feminist approach. She also develops site-specific artworks that incorporate the distinct qualities of public space.
Katharina Gruzei lives and works in Vienna and Linz, Austria. She has exhibited work internationally at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum; Moscow International Biennale for Young Art; Screen City Biennial, Stavanger; WRO Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw; MACT/CACT Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Switzerland; MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna; Peresvetov Pereulok Gallery, Moscow; Fondazione Fotografia, Modena; MK Museum of Modern Art, Carinthia; among others. Gruzei recently has solo exhibition at Lentos Art Museum, Linz; and Charim Gallery, Vienna.
Residents from Austria
Past Resident2019: Danish Arts Foundation
Anna Frost is a Danish curator based in Los Angeles. Her practice focuses on nomadic, multi-purpose and artist initiated projects. Together with creative director Jordan Richman she directs Atrium, a series of site-specific interventions in the historic architecture of The Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Since 2016 her and collaborator Agnes Bolt have directed BLUE RUIN, a curatorial platform that aims to subvert a traditional gallery context to present art exhibitions within the more precarious and shifting space of a home for sale. From 2011 to 2017 she was co-director of the Danish exhibition space and production unit TOVES in Copenhagen.
Anna Frost has realized projects and exhibitions at renowned galleries and institutions across Europe and America. As curatorial assistant and coordinator she recently worked on the exhibition project The Lost Museum with curator Charles Esche as part of the collaboration with the Munch Museum in Oslo. Anna Frost was part of the team that launched the Danish run art institute PRAXES Center For Contemporary Art in Berlin, where she worked as program coordinator with the directors Rhea Dahl and Kristine Siegel. Recent curatorial projects include: Bonbons Diplomatiques with Agatha Wara at 123 Astronaut Gallery, 10.000 Words with dis + semiotext(e), Nobody Owns The Beach, Sunset Island, Miami, Choreography For Crane for the 9th Berlin Biennale; IMPRESSIONS, a bi-coastal billboard campaign in New York and Los Angeles; PLANES at Bas Fisher Invitational Miami; LOVELACE at Import Projects, Berlin; Formation Center at TOVES, Copenhagen; and AMICI at STORE Contemporary, Dresden.