Past Resident2017: DAAD-Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst German Academic Exchange Service, North America, Kunststiftung NRW
Stephanie Gudra’s work deals with the history and production of images. In her art, there are often references to visual arts and its techniques, general methodical processes, and the metaphysics of images and signs. Gudra’s works question what an image is, and reveals various relationships between the medium and the image.
Stephanie Gudra (born 1981, Germany) has a Master of Arts in philosophy, German philology, and general linguistics from of the University of Münster, Germany, and a diploma in Fine Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts Münster. Gudra is currently in a postgraduate program at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
Events & Exhibitions
Past Resident2017: The Dr. K. David G. Edwards & Margery Edwards Charitable Giving Fund
Liam O’Brien’s practice explores the ambiguity of freedom and construction of individuality under late capitalism. Using personal experience, theoretical texts, and intuition, O’Brien interrogates the influence of social, political, and religious ideologies in shaping individual hierarchies of value. Usually presented as single-channel videos, O’Brien’s work oscillates between performance documentation and more elaborate, pseudo cinematic constructions. Themes of futility and absurdity are recurrent in his works, which contemplate a broad range of subjects including employment, drug use, mortality, technology, and intimacy.
Liam O’Brien (born 1987, Australia) lives and works in Melbourne. O’Brien graduated from the Queensland College of Art with a Bachelor of Photography and First Class Honors in 2010. In 2013, O’Brien undertook a residency at 501 Artspace, Chongqing, China, completed a commission for Artbank’s Performutations video series, and was named the recipient of the Art & Australia/Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award. Recent solo exhibitions include Cold Comforts, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, and Selected Works, Canberra Contemporary Art Space. Group exhibitions include NEW16, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Video Contemporary, Sydney Contemporary; and GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art, Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. O’Brien is represented by Sullivan+Strumpf in Sydney.
Events & Exhibitions
Residents from Australia
Past Resident2017: ACC - Asian Cultural Council
AKI INOMATA creates her artworks through collaborations with living creatures. Through them, she explores topics related to identity and questions the status quo.
AKI INOMATA (born Tokyo, 1983) graduated with an MFA in Intermedia Art from Tokyo University of the Arts. Recent exhibitions include Kenpoku Art, Japan, 2016; Eco Expanded City, WRO Art Center, Poland, 2016; emergencies! 025: AKI INOMATA ‘Inter-Nature Communication,’ NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo, 2015; and Digital Choc, Institut français du Japon-Tokyo, 2015.