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Current Resident: Nov 1, 2020–Mar 31, 2021

Pola Art Foundation

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Artist

Saya Irie

Saya Irie’s work is inspired from everyday life and its ties to the distant past. Irie modifies objects by means of reduction, working with books, photographs, banknotes, and soaps, amongst others objects. Her practice is based on the idea that life continues to exist in an imperceptible sphere even after its external form disappears.

Saya Irie has exhibited work at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; Setouchi Triennale, Shōdoshima, Kagawa, Japan; and Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, among others.
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Current Resident: Jan 1, 2021–Jun 30, 2021

Italian Cultural Institute of New York

Studio #201

Artist

Francesco Simeti

Francesco Simeti creates site-specific installations, which the artist describes as “aesthetically enchanting scenes” that reveal a complex subtext upon closer inspection. Since the late nineties, he has explored the environmental crisis, the numerous conflicts and consequent displacements of people, through sculptures and video animations. The artist conceive of these as a form of collage.

Francesco Simeti has exhibited work at Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy; Mass Moca, North Adams; and Rhode Island School of Design among others.

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