Past Resident2016: G.C. Pon Stiftung GgmbH, Ministerium für Bildung Wissenschaft und Kultur Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Ruzica Zajec’s work often poses sensitive questions related to the idea of perception. She is committed to painting and drawing about the awareness of human presence in space, as humans and objects become spatially inseparable in her work. Zajec reflects upon the essence of our being, ideas of tangibility, visibility, and self-awareness. She is particularly interested in working with transparent and multi-layers materials as she experiments with light.
Ruzica Zajec (born 1959, Croatia) moved to Hannover, Germany to study visual art. She has had several solo and group exhibitions in Germany, Sweden, Japan, Croatia, and the UK. In 2014, she was the recipient of ArtPrize from the Mecklenburg Insurance Services Inc in Neubrandenburg, and in 2013, won the Rostock Art Prize.
Past Resident2016: Australia Council for the Arts
Pat Foster & Jen Berean
Pat Foster & Jen Berean have been working collaboratively since 2001. Employing a diverse and lateral array of media and processes, their work unpacks the hidden systems that make up the sites and infrastructure that surrounds us. Within such thinking, contemporary architecture is deconstructed to such a degree that it is not solely concerned with the making of functional and utilizable space, but crucially, the determination of how, and by whom such space is used by, and for what purpose. It is within the juncture of physical environment and psychological effect that their practice is primarily concerned and manifests within an art context.
Pat Foster (born 1981, Launceston, Australia) and Jen Berean (born 1981, Calgary, Canada) predominantly work in sculpture and installation. Foster received a BFA from the Victorian College of the Arts at The University of Melbourne in 2005 and Berean received a BFA and an MA in Architecture from The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. Recent solo exhibitions of their work have been held at The Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne; Murray White Room, Melbourne; and Pallas Projects, Dublin. They have been exhibited their work in the following exhibitions The Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art; The Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Sequester, Embassy of Australia, Washington DC; and NEW 09, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.
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Residents from Australia
Past Resident2016: Creative Saskatchewan, Mackenzie Art Gallery
By honoring Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women, Judy Anderson provides spaces of exploration for experiences, sensibilities, thoughts, fears, and hopes, presented as female-based realities. The cultural act of honoring is at the core of Anderson’s recent series of work. Her multimedia approach creates interactions between sound components, beading, handmade paper, and found objects to reveal the complexities of personal relationships. Anderson’s Sole Project opens dialogue on the importance of honoring people and the many ways ceremonies can enrich the lives of both First Nation and non-First Nations people.
Judy Anderson is a Cree artist from the Gordon First Nation, SK whose practice includes beadwork, installation, handmade paper, painting, three-dimensional pieces, and, more recently, collaborative projects. Her work is deeply personal with a focus on issues of spirituality, family, graffiti and popular representations of Aboriginal people, all of which are created with the purpose of honoring the people in her life. She holds a BA and a BFA from the University of Saskatchewan and an MFA from the University of Regina. Anderson is a faculty member at the First Nations University of Canada and the University of Regina.