Past Resident2018: Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport of Austria
In his research-based practice, Mathias Pöschl seeks to investigate the relation of visual culture and political agenda, generating ensembles of works by juxtaposing representations of historical incidences and realities in a wide range of media and materials. In an effort to hint at new insights into the basic conditions of what it means for a work of art to be called political, Pöschl tries to exploit the cognitive potential of contradictions and misreadings, employing dialectic approaches to arrive at, or suggest, new narratives.
Mathias Pöschl (born 1981, Vienna, Austria) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 2008. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows at institutions, galleries and art fairs including Leopold Museum, Vienna; 21er Haus – Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Vienna; The Armory Show, New York; Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna; Sotheby’s, Vienna; Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö; Frieze, London; Nya Perspectives, Västerås; Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna; as well as in various self-organized shows in temporary exhibition spaces around Austria.
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Residents from Austria
Past Resident2017: Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur and Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung
Lisa Seebach’s space-consuming course of sculptural formations is reminiscent of a deserted playground at night. Like delicate drawings on a piece of paper, constructions of steel stand shakily in the exhibition space. They evoke notions of processes frozen in time, absurd training tools, or a conglomeration of homemade machines from an unknown industry. Seebach’s sculptures made of bent steel and ceramic volumes appear like highly enlarged drawings transcribed in space. The works’ underlying freehand drawings emerge on site from memory, or are based on research as extracted from observations, abstract circumstances, and individual emotions and thoughts. They refer to architectonic elements, forms and structures that are isolated, modified, and newly combined.
Lisa Seebach (born 1981, Cologne, Germany) studied at the Braunschweig University of Art. In 2016, she received the Friedrich-Vordemberge Prize of Cologne, the Gustav Weidanz Award in Halle and the artist’s prize of Brandenburg. Her work was show in recent group exhibitions at artothek, Cologne, 2016; Kunstverein Hannover, 2015; Villa Arson, Nice, 2015; Idling Gallery, Berlin 2014; and Biennale Mulhouse, 2012.
Residents from Germany
Past Resident2017: Wallace Arts Trust
André Hemer’s practice pursues a new mode of representation in painting, whereby image and form are transacted back and forth between materialised and de-materialised states. In doing so, Hemer’s paintings literally re-present the contemporary experience of digital media through the traditional painting object, revealing the most basic changes to our phenomenological experience of the contemporary world.
André Hemer’s work has been exhibited at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles; Yavuz Gallery, Singapore; Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London; Tristian Koenig Gallery, Melbourne; Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; and Münchner Stadtmuseum, Germany. In 2016 he was awarded a New Generation Award by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand, and was the winner of the Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Award. He has been included in major publications such as 100 Painters of Tomorrow, Thames & Hudson, London, and Art and the Internet, Black Dog Publishing, London. In 2016 Hemer was invited to edit the publication Painting Regarding the Present, published by Naives and Visionaries, Berlin. He is based in Vienna, Austria.