Pamela Council is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist creating fountains for Black joy. Guided by material, cultural, and metaphysical quests, Council’s practice embodies a darkly humorous and inventive Afro-Americana camp aesthetic she refers to as BLAXIDERMY. Through this lens, Council uses sculpture, architecture, writing, and performance to shed light on under-examined and under-valued narratives.
Residents from United States
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.shaunak.co
Residents from India
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.