Yuki Higashino investigates how art could respond to the ever-shifting visual culture, historical contexts and social, political, and economic realities. Through his painting, photography, writing and film, he explores the possibilities of the synthesis between conceptual rigor and pictorial precision.
Residents from Japan
Solvej Helweg Ovesen
Solvej Helweg Ovesen is a curator, author, and educator. She is the artistic director of the non-commercial exhibition space Galerie Wedding – Exhibition Space for Contemporary Art in Berlin since 2015. Ovesen refers to her practice as “deep curating.” She curates festivals and biennials and produces works in all media with artists, focussed on knowledge production, and the sensorium.
Solvej Helweg Ovesen has presented projects at The Nordic Embassies, Berlin; Riga Biennial; and the Danish Pavilion Venice Biennial, 2019, among other spaces.
Residents from Germany
Viktoria Schmid works at the crossroad of cinema and installation art. Her chosen mediums of film, video, sculpture, and photography act as co-authors and enter into a dialogue with the content. Medium-specific qualities shape her works, where she reflects on the spatial and social conditions of cinema, exhibition, and public spaces. Schmid is interested in perception and influencing viewers’ everyday ways of seeing. Her practice focuses on historical image-making-processes, the potential for representing landscape, and the historical development of cinema.