Past Resident2017: Brisbane City Council, Arts Queensland
Tess Maunder’s practice revolves around the notion of the curatorial. This includes forms of curatorial mediation beyond the scope of traditional models of exhibitions, and formats such as public programs, research methodologies, editorial work, publications and other discursive platforms.
Tess Maunder is an Australian-born international curator, writer and researcher. She obtained her degree from the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Her projects to date largely focus on the politics of the Global South, engaging mostly with the Asia-Pacific region. She was awarded the MPavilion|Art Monthly Writing Award and the Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artists Fellowship for curatorial research. Exhibitions include Folds of Belonging, Brisbane, 2017 and the 11th Shanghai Biennale, Why Not Ask Again, 2016–2017. Maunder regularly contributes to international publications, academic journals and catalogues.
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Residents from Australia
Past Resident2017: Danish Arts Foundation
Rasmus Røhling thinks of his artistic production as a self-passage. His work revolves around the topics of casualness, the Facehugger, iconoclasm, sophistication, and the impotence of ostentation. A reoccurring theme in Røhling’s sculptures and videos is the notion of art as the epistemologically unnameable and how this self-perception as stealth potentially affects artistic agency and methodology. The works often seem overtly concerned with enunciating their own ontology, oscillating between idiosyncrasy and strategy.
Rasmus Røhling is an artist and writer based in Copenhagen. He holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts (2010) and a BFA from Jutland Art Academy, DK (2007). Røhling has shown work in exhibitions including Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart, Artists Space, New York; Travis, mertro pcs, Los Angeles; A.U.T.O.E.N.U.C.L.E.A.T.I.O.N., Sismógrafo, Porto; New Rocks Upon the Beach, SixtyEight, Copenhagen; Negating Depressing, SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen; Rage and Patience, Human Resources, Los Angeles; Elephants, YEARS, Copenhagen; and Tell It To My Heart, Collected by Julie Ault, Museum of Contemporary Art, Basel.
Residents from Denmark
Past Resident2017: Maraya Art Centre
Areej Kaoud’s art practice draws on her interest in narratives and disastrous scenarios. Her projects develop in a layered manner, addressing data accumulation with effect, elaborating on realities, and most importantly referring to the politics of the senses. Emergency provisions are a common subject in her practice using the mediums of writing, recording, performance art and installation.
Areej Kaoud is a Palestinian visual artist raised in Montreal, Canada. She completed a BA in Visual Arts at York University, Toronto, specializing in printmaking and drama theatre. She then moved to London where she completed an MFA at Central Saint Martins, and later a second masters in Fine Art Curating at Goldsmiths, University of London. As a young artist, Kaoud has maintained a research-based art practice. Her first significant exhibitions were held at Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto; Nomas Foundation, Rome; and Sharjah Art Foundation. Kaoud has participated in the A.i.R. Dubai program in 2016, performed at Delfina Foundation, and exhibited at the Bolivia Biennale. She produces work from her studio and is an adjunct professor at American University of Sharjah.