Petra Feriancova’s work conceptualises her own emotional reactions to the processes of perception and memory and examines the conditions of their sharing. Feriancova works mostly with found pictures, texts and archives which she interprets and methodically interchanges. Her primary aim in the manipulation of a reference, pictorial or discursive, is to provide the spectator with an original affective reaction to it.
Petra Feriancova (born 1977 in Bratislava, Slovakia) currently lives and works in Bratislava. She studied at L’Accademia delle Belle Arti, Rome, Italy and Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia. Her works have been exhibited extensively including at the Secession Museum, Vienna, Austria, 2010; Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK, 2009; HIT gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia; 2009; and Musee d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne, France; 2008. She is the winner of the 2010 Oskár Čepan Award.
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Residents from Slovakia
Captivated by power of stories and the construction of myth, Louise Manifold’s inspiration draws its origins from overlooked and unbelievable subject matter- ranging from rare delusional illnesses, obscure phenomena and manifestations of medieval melancholy as a means in which to comment upon human awareness in contemporary culture. Her engagement with the esoteric centers upon what she sees as their potential to generate legend, and also addresses the capacity of visual arts to create new mythology for the viewer to consume. Working primarily in lens-based media, sculpture and text, Manifold wishes to venerate the surreal and the incredible, enabling it to be carried and changed by those who encounter it.
Louise Manifold (born in Galway, Ireland) graduated from the Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, Ireland, and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, England. She is an active member of Artspace Studio Collective Galway and has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland. Internationally, she participated in numerous group exhibitions in China, Canada, France, the United States and the UK. Manifold has been the recipient of several awards including The Arts Council of Ireland Bursary Award 2010, Galway City Council Artist in Residence Award, Galway City Council individual artist’s bursary, and Culture Ireland funding. In 2009, she was one of the four artists shortlisted for the Allied Irish Bank Art prize.
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Residents from Ireland
Anna K.E.’s artistic practice aims to overcome the hermetic boundaries that exist between different creative disciplines in order to form a single artistic body. Her work employs textual hybrids with recognizable visual codes.
Anna K.E. (born 1986 in Tbilisi, Georgia) moved to Germany in 2000 and studied in Stuttgart at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in the class of Professor Alexander Roob, and in Düsseldorf, at the Kunstakademie in the class of Professor Hubert Kiecol.