Past Resident2015: Danish Arts Foundation
Rasmus Høj Mygind
Rasmus Høj Mygind’s practice encompasses a range of media including; painting, digital printmaking and ready-made sculpture/assemblage, often mixed together as parts of larger installations. A recurring interest – perhaps a fetish for objects and aesthetics from the building industry- is evident in his work. Practical gestures from art handling, such as the protection tape put on the glass to protects the work, is used as a part of the composition of a series of framed works. Roof gutters are used as frames for paintings. It’s borderline archaic art as we know it. And yet there is something else going on, post-taste.
Rasmus Høj Mygind’s recent solo shows include Work.pdf, Ringsted Galleriet; PVCntings & Suggestions 4 Bronzes, 3D, Henningsen Gallery, Copenhagen; and Break Time Pro, OTHER Projects. Mygind’s work has been exhibited at IMO, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Den Frie Center for Contemporary Art, TOVES, Malmø Konsthall, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Galerie West, Randers Kunstmuseum.
Residents from Denmark
Past Resident2015: Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center
Marge Monko is an artist working primarily with photography, installation and moving images. She is interested in how these mediums are and have been used as tools in science, state institutions, publicity, etc. Most of her works have a link to some historical event and are influenced by psychoanalysis, feminism and theories of visual culture. Depending on the subject, Monko employs methods including documenting, staging and appropriating- often combining these different approaches.
Marge Monko lives and works in Tallinn, Estonia. She studied photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Monko’s solo exhibitions have been held in Tallinn, Helsinki and Budapest. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Manifesta9, Genk; Center for Contemporary Ar, Glasgow, and Bétonsalon, Paris. Monko won the Henkel.Art.Award in 2012. She also participated in Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium from 2013 to 2015.
Events & Exhibitions
Past Resident2015: Greenwich Collection, Ltd.
Jan Mun explores the generative principles of how complex systems such as botany and fungi, economies, and social networks function; and the effects of interactions between different entities, whether cultures, plants, or people. Mun is a media artist that creates social sculptures. She uses a combination of artistic and scientific processes that manifest in the form of social practice, interactive installations, and bio-art. Mun is an amateur mycologist, microbiologist, and beekeeper working in collaboration with communities to innovate ways to communicate with each other and the larger public.
Jan Mun is working on two long-term projects: Greenpoint Bioremediation Project an artist-led creative cleanup and community partnership to innovate bioremediation practices for residents in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (one of the most polluted urban areas in the country) and ProfileUS: Invasive Species, which examines the biopolitics of the migrations of non-native plants and people in the United States.