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Current Resident: Dec 1, 2017–Feb 28, 2018

Arts Council England, Liverpool Biennial

Studio #222

Artist

Harry Meadley

Loosely emulating the career trajectory of a comedian, but with the artistic license of needing to neither be funny nor successful, Harry Meadley has gone from delivering an artist talk as one-hour stand-up comedy special, to hosting his own late night talk show, producing an eight episode video series, and has just started the weekly interview-based podcast Ey Up. He is concerned with what it means to be an artist, and concerned about being one.

Harry Meadley is based in Leeds, United Kingdom. He has exhibited work at Liverpool Biennial, 2016; Eastside Projects, Birmingham, 2015; and Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland, 2014, amongst others.

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Studio #301

Artist

Maria Lalou

Maria Lalou explores the topic of ‘viewing’ throughout her large-scale installations, performances, and publications. Focusing on the topic of viewing, she incorporates cinematic apparatus and surveillance as part of her tools, with central references to ‘the political of the viewer’. Each of her works formulates a precise frame often in the form of a distilled, almost lab-like setting. In her native Greek language, she states: as spectator, one becomes ‘theoros’ in the sense that one observes, participates and interprets the performative process from a certain perspective while this is part of the performance’s ontology.

Maria Lalou’s works have been presented internationally at Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam; Onomatopee, Eindhoven; Rondo Sztuki, Katowice, Poland; Contemporary Art Museum of Thessaloniki; and Industrial Gas Museum, Athens, amongst others. She has been a guest lecturer at Rijksakademie Studios, Amsterdam; Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy; and Università Iuav di Venezia, Venice, amongst others. She has contributed to the peer review journal activate, Roehampton University, London, as well at Leonardo, MIT Press Journals. Lalou has an ongoing collaboration with Danish architect Skafte Aymo-Boot working on the archival work [UN]FINISHED. The work is about concrete skeletons of Athens that engages the viewer in a process of looking into social, political and personal parts of the history of the city. Since 2004, Lalou shares her time between Amsterdam and Athens.

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Current Resident: Jan 1, 2018–Mar 31, 2018

Australia Council for the Arts

Studio #302

Artist

Ken + Julia Yonetani

Ken + Julia Yonetani are a Japanese-Australian artist duo who create large installations in gallery spaces. They often combine unusual materials in their practice to make dramatic installations. Their work ties historical connections with contemporary issues in ways that force the viewer to confront their relationship to their environment.

Ken + Julia Yonetani have exhibited work across Australia, and in North America, Asia and Europe, including at the Venice Biennale, National Museum of Singapore, and National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
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