Past Resident2018: Canada Council for the Arts
Yann Pocreau’s research has been focused on the narrative contributions suggested by light when it is staged in specific places. In his most recent projects, he puts forward traces of light and it’s presence as a subject. Though he works mostly with photography, Pocreau has experimented with other media, such as installation, animation, and sculpture, as he developed a series of interventions and works around artificial light, its materiality and its essential contribution to the artist’s photographic thought.
Residents from Canada
Past Resident2018: Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center
Paul Kuimet works with photographic installations and 16 mm films, the subject matter of which ranges from landscapes and architecture to objects and works of art mainly from the Modernist discourse. Kuimet’s photographs are often displayed as lightboxes in darkened spaces, which heightens the viewers’ relationships to the physical and pictorial space. His films that are constructed as continuous loops are displayed in relation to the existing exhibition space further emphasizing their sculptural qualities rather than a narrative drive.
Events & Exhibitions
Past Resident2018: Wallace Arts Trust
“Andy Leleisi’uao’s art is about people and how they get on together as lovers, as families, as insiders and outsiders. As immigrants. News can be good and bad and it must be lived with… He shows how some lives are lived way over the line while also attempting to maintain and affirm love. Inconsistencies are included because opposites always co-exist.” Text by Ron Brownson, Senior Curator New Zealand and Pacific Art, Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki.