Zai Nomura describes his work as a kind of “indecisive point” between death and life. His abstract work drifts between artificial and natural, sculpture and photography, and static and dynamic. According to Nomura, this kind of indecisiveness is based on the ephemerality and vulnerability of the Japanese environment in relation to natural disasters and nuclear experiences.
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Residents from Japan
Patricia Margarita Hernandez
Patricia Margarita Hernández is a curator and researcher based in Brooklyn. Her work, which is often grounded in collaboration, focuses on the intersections of digital technology, climate change, and feminist theory. Most recently, she was an assistant curator at Dia Art Foundation, New York, NY. Hernández also held the position of Associate Director at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, the first artist-run collective dedicated to feminist practices within the United States. At A.I.R., she co-curated exhibitions such as Dialectics of Entanglement: Do We Exist Together? and The Scalability Project.
Since 2015, Patricia Margarita Hernández has been a founding member of Alliance of the Southern Triangle (A.S.T.), an art and design initiative that employs the art field as a platform from which to broaden interdisciplinary collaboration with a focus on urbanism and sea level rise. Its members include Diann Bauer, Felice Grodin, and Elite Kedan. Recent exhibitions with A.S.T. include Intertidal, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami, FL (2018) and Sharjah Biennale 13, Sharjah, UAE (2017). Hernández holds a master’s degree from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.patriciamhernandez.com
Residents from United States
Wieteke Heldens works primarily with painting. She uses personal experiences and thoughts and turns them into abstract concepts. Heldens creates all her work according to a self-devised algorithm by giving herself instructions based on a starting position and works towards the desired result. It is her way of getting a grasp on everything happening around us.
Wieteke Heldens has exhibited work at Kunst Museum Den Haag, The Hague; Royal Palace Amsterdam; Borzo Gallery, Amsterdam, among others.