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
Through performance drawing, Kellie O’Dempsey explores liminal space and movement as narrative. With drawing as her dialogue, O’Dempsey spontaneously translates the immediacy of experience into line, form and gesture with charcoal and ink and more recently an electronic drawing device. Often working in collaboration with musicians, performers and artists, her process investigates the interconnected experience of human engagement. Via improvisation, elements of performance are translated into drawn works as an immediate means of response. Her work is currently focused on the synthesis of analogue and digital drawing.
Kellie O’Dempsey has developed installations in a vast array of spaces including: in the rehearsal studios of a ballet company (Queensland Ballet 2003), rock festivals, in The Barbican Theatre-London (2005) to commuters in subway during rush hour in Melbourne (2007). Performances and residencies include: Soundlabs, Italy, 2005-2006; Festival Internationale de Benicassim, Spain, 2005-2006; M on The Bund, Shanghai, 2009-2010; Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art, 2011; Elephant Rock cliff face – BLEACH 2012; Live collaborative performance with Michael Dick, Brian Richie and the Tasmanian Improvisers Orchestra at MONA FOMA, Hobart, 2012, The 18th Biennale of Sydney and upcoming at Draw International, France, 2013.
Residents from Australia
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.