Past Resident2014: Kunststiftung NRW
Jugoslav Mitevski’s process undergoes constant modification. His colors, lines and shapes partially comply with mathematical methods, which seem to refer to impartial systems, but intuitive decisions serve an equally important role. He does not establish rules he obeys dogmatically, rather Mitevski formulates tendencies. For Mitevski, the actual painting takes place beside the studio in everyday life, out of experience and observation, the theory, the imbalance of one’s own mentality and the external context: painting as document rather than image.
Jugoslav Mitevski (born 1978) received his BFA from Braunschweig University of Art in 2008. His selected exhibitions include High Wire, Petra Rinck Gallery, Dusseldorf, 2014; Editions, Bonner Kunstverein, 2013; 15:21, Polistar, Istanbul, 2012; Retrograd, Zero Fold, Cologne, 2012; and Editions, Koelnischer Kunstverein, 2012. Mitevski has received awards including the Kunstfonds Scholarship, 2013; Public Art Award, Siegburg, 2012; and the Raimund Lehmkul Award, 2010.
Past Resident2014: Danish Arts Foundation
Nina Beier’s practice is best characterised by rigorous investigation of inherent meaning in things and actions. Aspects of production and ideas of display, value and ownership, and the manner in which these are perceived and received, are amplified and subverted in many of her diverse works. The performance and meaning of objects – how they change through time or alter according to context and presentation – and their potential to appear contradictory are crucial and recurring themes in Beier’s work. – Adam Carr, 2013
Nina Beier (born 1975, Aarhus) graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 2004. Her work has recently been the subject of solo exhibitions at Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp; Kunsthaus Glarus; Mostyn, Wales; Nottingham Contemporary; Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City; and Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen as well as in group exhibitions at Centre Pompidou, Paris; Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris; Metro Pictures, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit; Museion Bozen, Bolzano; The Artist’s Institute, New York; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Index, Stockholm; Tate Modern, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami and The Swiss Institute, New York. Beier lives and works in Berlin.