Past Resident2019: Yoko Ono, Alice and Lawrence Weiner, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, New York City Council District 34, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, Danna and Ed Ruscha, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature
Martha Skou is an interdisciplinary artist who moves freely between audible and visual worlds. Both analytical and experimental, her work toys with opposites in color, shape and/or sound. She has created personal universes surrounding her work both in her collaborations and solo projects. Her language is abstract and atmospheric, with compositions in spatial formats as well as two-dimensional media.
Martha Skou has exhibited her work at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Telfair Museums, Savannah; and Pioneer Works, New York, among others.
Ground Floor Residents
Past Resident2018: Kunsten en Erfgoed2017: Kunsten en Erfgoed
Marius Ritiu aims to reflect on the importance and/or triviality of heritage, borders and nationalism. He encourages viewers to think about notions of global responsibility, consciousness, and citizenship. Ideas around the universe, the “Oveview Effect”, time travels, and relativity, are recurring themes in his work
Marius Ritiu graduated with a BA and MA in Classical Sculpture from the Art and Design University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania and obtained an MA from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium. He has exhibited work at The Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New York; Middelheim Museum, Antwerp; and Verbeke Foundation, Antwerp, among others. Ritiu is represented by Slag Gallery, NYC.
Residents from Romania
Past Resident2018: Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport of Austria
Benjamin Hirte uses a combination of objects and text within his works to examine themes of semiotics, slang, and metaphor within cultural histories.
Benjamin Hirte has exhibited work at Museum für moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Museo Canonica, Villa Borghese, Rome; and Leopold Museum, Vienna, among others.