Past Resident2014: Alfred Kordelin Foundation
Terike Haapoja’s work consists of installations and collaborative projects characterized by the use of new media and new technology. In her projects Haapoja investigates our relationship to the non-human world from scientific, existential and poitical viewpoints. Haapoja’s projects are mostly large-scale and built around thematic framing, often including collaborations with professionals from other fields of studies.
Haapoja’s work has been show widely in solo and group exhibitions and festivals both nationally and internationally. She was honored with the Finnish Art Association’s Dukaatti Prize in 2008, with Finland Festival’s Young Artist of the year Prize in 2007, received a SÄDE Prize for best visual design in theatre and in 2010 was a nominee for Ars Fennica. Haapoja’s works are in the collections of Finnish State, Helsinki City Art Museum, Oulu Museum of Art and the Amos Anderson Art Museum. Haapoja represented Finland in the 55th Venice Biennale with a solo exhibition in the Nordic Pavilion. She lives and works in Helsinki.
Residents from Finland
Past Resident2014: Australia Council for the Arts and Anne & Gordon Samstag Scholarship
Soda_Jerk is a 2-person art collective that works with sampled material to construct rogue historiographies. Taking the form of video installations, lecture performances and cut-up texts, their archival image practice is situated at the interzone of errant pedagogy, documentary and speculative fiction. Projects currently in development include two new dual-projection lecture performances. The first, Terror Nullius, excavates the true horror at the heart of Australian film mythologies, while Netsploits rewires a matrix of samples from cyber films and web sources to construct a counter-history of internet antiheroes.
Formed in Sydney in 2002, Soda_Jerk moved to Berlin in 2010 to participate in the International Studio Program at Künstlerhaus Bethanien. More recently they have been based in the US, undertaking residencies at Flux Factory in New York, and LoBot in West Oakland. They are currently based in New York where they are also participating in the 2014 Art & Law Program at Fordham Law School. They have exhibited at institutions such as the Museum of the Moving Image, New York; Studio Museum Harlem; Grimmuseum, Berlin; Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and microcinemas such as Spectacle, Union Docs, Anthology Film Archives and Other Cinema. Their work has screened internationally in experimental film programs and festivals including New Forms, Vancouver; Abandon Normal Devices, Liverpool and the 10th Anniversary of the Pirate Bay, Stockholm.
Residents from Australia
Past Resident2014: Meg-Multiforms, The Gallery Apart
Alice Schivardi is interested in collecting stories and establishing human relationships, leading her toward a pursuit of the other as well as of the self. She focuses both on the natural and human condition, using technological and manual language. Schivardi’s work explores social phenomena and their logic, with a methodology that treasures the intimate exchange of micro-experiences. The threads of her “embroidery drawings” become a link between the artist and the stories, the artistic process and the finished artwork. Alice Schivardi lives and works in Rome.