Past Resident2019: Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport of Austria
Working with analog photography, Tina Lechner uses her camera as an instrument to explore identity, depict subjectivity, and open the gaze to an apocalyptic vision of (post-) modernity. In her photographs the human body is coated in self-produced sculptural objects that suggest some sort of science fiction-esque rebirth undermining the cultural construction of femininity.
Residents from Austria
Past Resident2019: Pollock-Krasner Foundation
In her practice, Teresa Viana materializes tactile thoughts into paintings, and introduces synesthetic elements in her works through the use of thick and heavy layers of encaustic. She does so by using a method she has developed over the years, with the goal of elevating the sculptural dimension of encaustic techniques.
Teresa Viana has exhibited at A.I.R Gallery, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, University of São Paulo; and São Paulo Museum of Modern Art, among others.
Past Resident2019: Fire Station - Qatar Museums
Fatima Mohammed works in mixed media, installation art and printmaking, creating her own homemade inks from medicines meant to cure her back complaint. Her work focuses on the changing social anatomy of the Arabian Gulf, portrayed through the perspective of her fictional character, 3naj (Anaj).
Fatima Mohammed (born 1993, Qatar) graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar (VCUQ) in 2016, with a major in Painting and Printmaking and a minor in Art History. She has exhibited work at al markhiya gallery, Fire Station, and Msheireb Museums, all Doha, among others.