Tania Candiani was born in Mexico City in 1974. Her work is a reflection about contemporary aesthetic patterns. She is interested in producing objects or images which represent the perception of contemporary urban spaces and their rituals. Beyond a specific remark on the body, her approach explores the emotional state of a person or social group and its context and simultaneously proposes research on materials and techniques. At the moment, Candiani is developing a project of urban interventions where textiles, architectural design and the experiences of the people whom she works with become the detonators of the artwork. ‘I believe the circumstance, the process, and the documentation are the most important tools for dialogue.’ Between her most recent projects are Otros paseos, Otras historias, Mexico City, Mexico; Kaunas Grafiti, Textile 09, Lithuania; Refranes, Centro Cultural España, México.
Residents from Mexico
The idea of democracy is defined by important characteristics such as freedom and equality. In her work, Hodoscek explores deviations from this concept, but also explores to what extent democracy is actually present in contemporary societies. Furthermore, Hodoscek surveys the impact of global capitalistic systems on our everyday lives, the essence of her work being the exploration of social exclusion. Her work is based on participatory, process-based approaches and is most often in the form of video, photography, installation and intervention in the public space.
Maja Hodoscek lives and works in Celje, Slovenia. She graduated in 2009 from the Faculty of Education, Department of Fine Arts, University of Maribor, Slovenia. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally at multiple video festivals and exhibitions. In 2010, Hodoscek received the OHO Award for Young Visual Artists organized by Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Residents from Slovenia
Jakub Hosek draws upon a wide range of influences to construct his paintings. Made using acrylic paint applied meticulously onto the canvas though hand-cut masking tape stencils, Hosek’s paintings have been described as being illustrative, appearing to describe a complex narrative in a single comic-strip-like frame. It is precisely this spirit of post-teenage Pop which defines Hosek’s strong colors. The texts incorporated within his paintings are drawn predominantly from the contemporary post and punk-rock music that he listens to.
Born 1979 in Prague, Jakub Hosek lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic.