Past Residents

Residents Map

Past Resident
2014: Kunststiftung NRW

Jugoslav Mitevski

Jugoslav Mitevski’s process undergoes constant modification. His colors, lines and shapes partially comply with mathematical methods, which seem to refer to impartial systems, but intuitive decisions serve an equally important role. He does not establish rules he obeys dogmatically, rather Mitevski formulates tendencies. For Mitevski, the actual painting takes place beside the studio in everyday life, out of experience and observation, the theory, the imbalance of one’s own mentality and the external context: painting as document rather than image.

Jugoslav Mitevski (born 1978) received his BFA from Braunschweig University of Art in 2008. His selected exhibitions include High Wire, Petra Rinck Gallery, Dusseldorf, 2014; Editions, Bonner Kunstverein, 2013; 15:21, Polistar, Istanbul, 2012; Retrograd, Zero Fold, Cologne, 2012; and Editions, Koelnischer Kunstverein, 2012. Mitevski has received awards including the Kunstfonds Scholarship, 2013; Public Art Award, Siegburg, 2012; and the Raimund Lehmkul Award, 2010.

Thora Dolven Balke

Thora Dolven Balke’s practice involves both an exploration of image-making and sound and an involvement in the organization of artistic and curatorial platforms that contribute to the development of other artists’ work as well as their connection with other cultural forms, such as music and performance. Her photographs, in the form of polaroids and photographic albums as well as films, suggest a diaristic, subjective approach to image-making that is not clear about the level of fiction the photographs contain.

Thora Dolven Balke (born 1982, Oslo) has exhibited extensively in Norway and internationally. In 2008 she was part of Lights On – norsk samtidskunst, at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art. Her work was later part of ‘The Collectors’ as part of the 2009 Venice Biennial. She was one of two curators of the Lofoten International Art Festival in 2011 and co-funded and programmed the artist-run space REKORD in Oslo from 2006 to 2010.

Alexander Thomas Schmidt

Alexander Schmidt works across many different mediums including drawing, object, sound, printing and painting. His work is influenced by the music he hears, as well as objects that reference his childhood building small worlds with bricks and Lego. 
Alexander Thomas Schmidt (born 1982, Halle) completed his studies in Graphic Design in 2011 including an exchange program in Lucerne. His work occupies the margins between graphic design and art. Schmidt is part of the artist/design group ZYKLOP.