Past Resident2021: Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport of Austria
Zara Pfeifer shows interest in social and spatial phenomena by blending into the world she is documenting, both as an observer and as an active part of her surroundings–as a co-driver in a truck on a route through Europe(Good Street!) or joining the social life in the housing project Alterlaa(Du, meine konkrete Utopie). Besides photography, she reveals her findings in lectures, audio, and video recordings.
Zara Pfeifer has exhibited work at Austrian Cultural Forum, Berlin; Galerie Kernweine Foto und Raum, Stuttgart, Germany; and Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, among others.
Events & Exhibitions
Residents from Austria
Past Resident2021: Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation
Shaunak Mahbubani is a nomadic curator, writer, and arts organizer. They primarily pursue projects under the exhibition series ‘Allies for the Uncertain Futures’, focused on exploring the possibilities of socio-political, ecological and techno-evolutionary futures through the lens of non-duality. As a curator, they are interested in complicating boundaries between artwork and the viewer through participatory gatherings, diffusions, and the use of non-white cube spaces. They have also been collaborating with Vidisha-Fadescha as ‘After Party Collective’, since 2019.
Shaunak Mahbubani has curated at Prameya Art Foundation, New Delhi; Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai; and Goethe-Institut, New Delhi, among others.
Residents from India
Past Resident2021: AES+F
Aslan Goisum tends to mine memory–collective and personal, political and cultural–for clues about colonial realities, how they have been endured and how they might be undone. Identities come into play in his work, as embodied effects of violence perpetrated or unfreedom suffered but also as possible openings, new beginnings. So far, his prime artistic tools have been the moving image, sculptural installation and various paper-based techniques.
Aslan Goisum has exhibited work at Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp; Stedeljik Museum, Amsterdam; and Kohta, Helsinki, among others.