Anna Jermolaewa works primarily in the mediums of photography, video, and installation. Her main interest is the analysis of functional structures of society and social systems in everyday life. She continually focuses on the basic conditions of human existence and the nature of man, capturing the relationship between the individual and the masses, freedom and restriction, power and powerlessness, (especially around relationships and networks of hegemonic structures). Her photographs and videos provide information about a world of failure, through conscious and unconscious fears, desires, and passions. The result is a reflection on individual and collective historical consciousness in the form of images that remain in the viewers’ mind. Through the visual telling of history and stories, she attempts to create places of remembrance.
Anna Jermolaewa was born in 1970 in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) and is currently based in Vienna. In 1998 she graduated in Art History at the University of Vienna and in 2002 the New Media class of Peter Kogler at the Vienna Art Academy. She was a Professor for Media Art at the University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe, Germany from 2005-2011. She also had solo exhibtions in the Victoria Art Gallery, Samara (2013); Camera Austria, Graz (2012); Kunsthalle Krems (2012); Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia (2011); Kunstverein Friedrichshafen (2009); XL Gallery Moscow (2008); and Museum Moderner Kunst, Passau (2004). Her works are part of various collections including the Stedelijk Museum, Friedrich Christian Flick Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, MUMOK-Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien, Volpinum Kunstsammlung, Museum Startgalerie Artothek, Vienna, Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Vehbi Koc Foundation, Kontakt. The Art Collection of Erste Group and Belvedere.
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Residents from Austria
Tang Kwok Hin
Tang Kwok Hin’s artworks use erasure to emphasize what remains in a new light. His acts of disfigurement usually result in more figurative meanings than they rub off. In his symbolic collages Tang is particularly concerned about combinations of daily things and the meanings they produce. He is interested in questioning that which is a result of human development, interrogating the existence, rational and usage of such ordinary items as the table and chair.
Tang Kwok Hin (born 1983, Hong Kong) is a mixed media artist, independent curator and writer. He received his MFA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008. He exhibited at 15th WRO Media Art Biennale, Wrocław, Poland; Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Award 2009; Museum Bärengasse, Zurich, Switzerland; Esplanade, Singapore; Singapore Art Museum; Jorge B. Vargas Museum, Manila; Busan Cinema Center, South Korea; Kuandu Museum f Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan. He was awarded the first prize at Hong Kong Biennale 2009; selected by Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2010 and 2011; awarded a Award for Young Artist by Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2010; and a grant by Asian Cultural Council in 2013. His work is in collections in both Europe and Asia.
Residents from China/Hong Kong
Alexander Tovborg is known for his ability to tell a story through his work. Weaving abstract and expressive elements with figurative imagery, Tovborg uses painting, drawing, sculpture and performance to produce compelling works that engage the spectator. At the crux of Tovborg’s artistic practice is the ability to draw on elements from the past to draw attention to who we are as human beings today. Taking inspiration from mythological stories, religion, and natural and social history, Tovborg explores complex metaphysical issues such as female and male archetypes, the division between the real and imaginary worlds, as well as ideas of love and hierarchy. As a result of Tovborg’s intentions towards these issues, there is a spiritual quality that emanates from his work.
Alexander Tovborg (born 1983) studied at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe and graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. He is represented by Galleri Nicolai Wallner in Copenhagen and Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in New York.