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Studio #203

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Taloi Havini

Taloi Havini utilizes a wide variety of media to explore issues about maintaining inherited knowledge systems across time and space, including ceramics, sculpture, installation, photography and film. Her practice centers on deconstructing the politics of location.

Taloi Havini was born in Bougainville, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. She currently lives and works between Sydney and Bougainville. Havini received a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University where she majored in ceramics, photomedia, and art and politics. She engages with collections and archives and often responds to these experiences with experimental installations and exhibitions at institutions including the Sharjah Biennial 13; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

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Current Resident: Jan 1, 2018–Jun 30, 2018

Saastamoinen Foundation

Studio #204

Artist

Olli Keränen

Olli Keränen’s works often address shared spaces. The focal point of his practice is the dialogue created in gallery spaces, where discussions happen between the artist, viewer and the art works. The physical presence of a viewer is pivotal to Keränen’s works.

Olli Keränen has had solo exhibitions in Copenhagen and Helsinki in addition to group shows in Finland and abroad, including SIC, Helsinki; Galerie Anhava, Helsinki; and Malmö Konsthall. Keränen is the recipient of the William Thuring Prize, 2016, and the Raimo Utriainen Art Foundation Award for Young Sculptor, 2013.

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Current Resident: Apr 1, 2018–Jun 30, 2018

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Studio #205

Artist

Sondra Meszaros

Sondra Meszaros’ work is concerned with representations of gender and female sexuality in relation to nature and fetishism. Through her collage-based practices, she aggregates and alienates depictions of women by introducing themes in the overall work, such as power dynamics or nostalgia, to dismantle and re-consider images. Taking cues from Dada and feminist collage as well as 19th century correspondence practices, Meszaros strives to research and articulate an expanded intimate archive that straddles different radical points in history.

Sondra Meszaros has exhibited work at Gorkin Gallery, Toronto; Fortnight Institute, New York; and Jarvis Hall Gallery, Calgary, among others. 
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