Past Resident2014: Foundation for a Civil Society
Artan Hajrullahu’s work is preoccupied with themes of everyday life and nostalgia. His drawings depict quotidian scenes and memories of the artist’s childhood, where the relationships between human beings and household objects tell poetic stories.
Artan Hajrullahu (born 1979 Gjilan, Kosovo), studied painting at the Academy of Arts, University of Prishtina. Hajrullahu teaches painting at the Visual Arts High School in Gjilan. He has exhibited in group shows at the National Museum of History, Tirana, 2007; The International Biennial of Drawing, Prishtina, 2010 and Varg e Vi Contemporary Art Center, Gjilan, 2010. His solo exhibitions have been held at the National Museum of History, Tirana, 2006; Kosovo Gallery of Arts, Prishtina, 2010 and the Bajraktari at Tetris, Prishtina, 2011. In 2013 he was awarded the Kosovo Artist of Tomorrow prize and the Artist of the Year, Gjilan.
Events & Exhibitions
Past Resident2014: Farnesina Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Sven Sachsalber’s autobiographic work mostly takes the shape of photos or videos, in which the performative and the sculptural play a key element. Often funny, often serious and sometimes both, his works have a universal poetic element that does not need much explanation
Sven Sachsalber (born 1987 in Silandro) studied sculpture at the Royal College of Art from 2010 to 2012. Since 2009 he has lived in London. Sachsalber is Co-Founder of Winterprojects in London together with Mathis Gasser. His work was recently shown at Galerie Rianne Groen, Rotterdam; Dienstgebäude, Zürich and Limoncello Gallery, London. In 2014, Sachsalber will present a solo exhibition at the Museion Project Room, Bolzano.
Residents from Italy
Past Resident2014: Danish Arts Foundation
Emilie Nilsson’s curatorial and editorial practice is characterized by a deep interest in the world of socially engaged art and art theory. This theme pervades all of her undertakings, whether in the context of her self-initiated exhibitions – Aktion/Auktion, 2009 and Ethnoscapes, 2012 – or when working with Creative Time on producing the participatory art projects Democracy in America and It is What it is – Conversations About Iraq. Her projects are usually characterized by a great curiosity towards the unknown and she is drawn to projects that continue to question our perception of art and challenge our understanding of the World.
Emilie Nilsson (born Copenhagen, 1983) holds an MA of Arts in Modern Culture from Copenhagen University, Denmark, as well as a BA in Culture Studies from Malmö University in Sweden. She works as a freelance editor and curator and has worked with a wide range of internationally acclaimed organizations and institutions both in New York and overseas, including Creative Time, The Rubin Museum, Printed Matter and Artspace Charlottenborg in Copenhagen.