Sven Sachsalber’s autobiographic work mostly takes the shape of photos or videos, in which the performative and the sculptural play a key element. Often funny, often serious and sometimes both, his works have a universal poetic element that does not need much explanation
Sven Sachsalber (born 1987 in Silandro) studied sculpture at the Royal College of Art from 2010 to 2012. Since 2009 he has lived in London. Sachsalber is Co-Founder of Winterprojects in London together with Mathis Gasser. His work was recently shown at Galerie Rianne Groen, Rotterdam; Dienstgebäude, Zürich and Limoncello Gallery, London. In 2014, Sachsalber will present a solo exhibition at the Museion Project Room, Bolzano.
Residents from Italy
As painter and sculptor, Lilian Kreutzberger aims to synthesize her research into the futility, dilemmas and challenges of modern utopias and the role that urban spaces play within them. Moments in which the reality does or does not match the previously imagined are both source and the condition of the work itself. Abstractions such as models and systems are explored in Kreutzberger’s work, both as an desire or objective of imposing a structure onto the world, while simultaneously exploring the limits of these forms to serve as point of reference in urban planning and so forth. Thematics such as location, site, dislocation, absence and reflection, both physical and psychological recur in her sculptures, paintings, drawings and installations.
Lilian Kreutzberger (born 1984, The Netherlands) graduated from the Royal Academy of Art, the Hague and received a MFA at Parsons New School, New York. Kreutzberger‘s work has been exhibited at the Gemeente Museum, The Netherlands; the Royal Palace, Amsterdam; World Expo 2010, Shanghai; The Last Brucennial, NY; The Kitchen, NY and her work is included in major collections. Kreutzberger was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation and Mondriaan Fund grants, the Buning Brongers Prize and nominated for the Royal Award for Modern Painting. She was selected for upcoming residencies at Socrates Sculpture Park, NY; Mana Contemporary, New Jersey; and Existentie, Ghent, Belgium.
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Residents from The Netherlands
Taysir Batniji (born 1966, Gaza) is a Palestinian visual artist who lives and works between Palestine and France, where he arrived in 1995. His multidisciplinary practice integrates drawing, painting, installation and performance, and is often closely tied to his culture and heritage. Since the early 2000s, the artist has focused mainly on images, photography and video. He devotes part of his work to analyzing the process of media information, especially in the Middle East. Batniji has participated in numerous international exhibitions, including Untitled, 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011); Future of a Promise, a collateral event of the 54th Venice Biennale (2011); Seeing is Believing, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2011); and RAY 2012 Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/Rhein-Main (2012).