As painter and sculptor, Lilian Kreutzberger aims to synthesize her research into the futility, dilemmas and challenges of modern utopias and the role that urban spaces play within them. Moments in which the reality does or does not match the previously imagined are both source and the condition of the work itself. Abstractions such as models and systems are explored in Kreutzberger’s work, both as an desire or objective of imposing a structure onto the world, while simultaneously exploring the limits of these forms to serve as point of reference in urban planning and so forth. Thematics such as location, site, dislocation, absence and reflection, both physical and psychological recur in her sculptures, paintings, drawings and installations.
Lilian Kreutzberger (born 1984, The Netherlands) graduated from the Royal Academy of Art, the Hague and received a MFA at Parsons New School, New York. Kreutzberger‘s work has been exhibited at the Gemeente Museum, The Netherlands; the Royal Palace, Amsterdam; World Expo 2010, Shanghai; The Last Brucennial, NY; The Kitchen, NY and her work is included in major collections. Kreutzberger was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation and Mondriaan Fund grants, the Buning Brongers Prize and nominated for the Royal Award for Modern Painting. She was selected for upcoming residencies at Socrates Sculpture Park, NY; Mana Contemporary, New Jersey; and Existentie, Ghent, Belgium.
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Residents from The Netherlands
Taysir Batniji (born 1966, Gaza) is a Palestinian visual artist who lives and works between Palestine and France, where he arrived in 1995. His multidisciplinary practice integrates drawing, painting, installation and performance, and is often closely tied to his culture and heritage. Since the early 2000s, the artist has focused mainly on images, photography and video. He devotes part of his work to analyzing the process of media information, especially in the Middle East. Batniji has participated in numerous international exhibitions, including Untitled, 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011); Future of a Promise, a collateral event of the 54th Venice Biennale (2011); Seeing is Believing, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2011); and RAY 2012 Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/Rhein-Main (2012).
Residents from Palestine
Through her experimental arrangements of sculpture, Anne Wodtcke creates “active” forms of sculpture – documented by photos or videos. During her residency in New York City, sound became more and more a sculptural element in her practice, so the acoustic level became increasingly important for the composition of her narrative video sculptures and video installations. Apart from field-recordings and atmospheres, she uses sounds, tones and song-lines produced by analog synthesizer modules or with her own voice. She is currently working with the mediums sound and video in the form of sculptural compositions.
Anne Wodtcke (born 1954) lives and works in Munich and Berlin. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich and Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich. She has travelled extensively to Asia, Central America and Africa, and worked for one year in West Africa as a journalist before dedicating herself fully to her art practice in 2000. Her work has been exhibited internationally in in Vienna, Tokyo, New York, Pittsburgh, Athens, Istanbul, Munich and Berlin.