Irgin Sena works with consideration of time as a space and as a zone. The voids, the gaps in between, the seemingly unimportant, or the things that fail are what he pays attention to. While thinking about time, Sena also considers the effectiveness of the delay. He is interested in the duration of transitions and moments of in(activity). The idea of creating a score, a track and a timeline for the work, as one would do in music, has occupied him for some time. Irgin’s process has much to do with how we select what to see from what we merely look at.
Irgin Sena was born in Albania and lives and works in New York. He has a MFA from Hunter College. Inn 2007 the he received the ARRDHJE Award for Contemporary Art and in 2012 he was awarded the Marian Netter Award. Irgin has participated at Qui Vive, International Moscow Biennial for Young Art and New Insight, Chicago. His work has been shown at Futura- Center For contemporary Art, Prague; Art Chicago; Boots Contemporary Art Space, St. Louis; Vanessa Quang Galerie, Paris; House am Lutzowplatz, Berlin; The National Gallery, Tirana and Badischer-Kunstverein, Karlsruhe.
Residents from Albania
Curator Marie Perrault’s practice focuses on the influence of mechanical and technological devices. She is interested in how artists use these resources and address the increasing impact of digital technology. In 2010, in an exhibition of kinetic works of Alan Storey, she addressed various aspects of the influence of the machine in our daily lives. Perrault is now working on essays on the works of Montréal-based artists Pascal Dufaux and Jean Dubois. The first deals with the place of the individual in the current hyper-media context, and the second uses touch screen and cell phone technologies to interact with the viewers.
Over the last twenty years, Marie Perrault has organized a number of exhibitions for Canadian institutions such has Musée régional de Rimouski, Optica, and SBC Gallery, Montréal. She has also written a number of essays in contemporary art magazines and exhibition catalogs published in Canada and in France. She has written on the growing influence of technology, on various aspects of public art, on contemporary photography and on installation. Until 2009, she was Project Manager for the Percent for the Arts Program of Québec. She lives and works in Montréal.
Residents from Canada
Artist group A Kassen has engaged in a collaborative practice since 2005, including works that take the form of performative installation, architectural intervention, photography, and sculpture. Their work is rooted in the exhibition site and refers to context and the social space, exploring the conditions of perception and interpretation.
A Kassen is Christian Bretton-Meyer, Tommy Petersen, Morten Steen Hebsgaard, and Søren Petersen. Educated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen; the Städelschule, Frankfurt, and the Akademie der Bildende Künste, Munich, the group is based in Copenhagen. Recent exhibitions include Reykjavik Arts Festival; Kling & Bang Gallery, Reykjavik; Facetime, On Stellar Rays, New York City; THE TITLE IS A PILE OF LETTERS, IMO Projects, Copenhagen; La Vie Mode d’Emploi, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, and Window to the World, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León.