Past Resident2015: Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg
Sophie Jung’s practice addresses representation and its pitfalls, both culturally as a system of disguised and shifting signs and personally as a way to track and record life. She regularly negotiates between form and affect, pragmatism and romance, between scrutinizing accuracy and magical awe. She has a deep trust in temporary definition, plays with concepts and notions packed into words, objects or facial expressions, shifting their assumed meaning from work to work or sentence to song. Her position is on the apronproscenium, the pre-stage, as a fluid messenger between reception and production of timelined Purport. . Her work is strict, slick and abstract as well as emotionally involved, performative and overly literal, be it video, performance, sculpture, text or photography.
Sophie Jung (born in 1982, Luxembourg, lives and works in Basel and London) received her BFA from the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and her MFA from Goldsmiths, London. Recent projects include her solo exhibition Learning about Heraldry, Ceri Hand Gallery, United Kingdom; Pick Me Ups & Pick Ups, ICA, United Kingdom; NY–LUX, MUDAM, Luxembourg; Throw Up / On Line, House for Electronic Arts Switzerland; read the room/you’ve got to, S.A.L.T.S., Switzerland; Inflected Objects, Instituto Svizzero, Milan, Italy; Panda Sex, State of Concept, Greece; X&X at Oslo10, Switzerland; and New Waiting at Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn, Estonia. Future exhibitions include Uncanny Valley at Wysing Art Center, Äppärät at Ballroom Marfa.
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Past Resident2015: Australia Council for the Arts
Tony Albert’s art practice interrogates contemporary legacies of colonialism in a way that prompts the audience to contemplate elemental aspects of the human condition. Weaving together text appropriated from popular music, film, fiction, and art history, along with clichéd images of extraterrestrials, photographs of his family in Lucha Libre, and an immense collection of “Aboriginalia” (a term the artist coined to describe kitschy objects and images that feature naive portrayals of Aboriginality), the artist presents a tapestry of ideas that makes us question the flimsy line that inscribes and ascribes difference.
Albert has exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Musée d’Aquitaine, France; Singapore Art Museum; National Museum of China; and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. He was also included in the 10th Biennial of Havana, and the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. In 2014 he won the Basil Sellers Art Prize and the Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. He is well represented in collections within Australia, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Australian War Memorial, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and QAGGOMA. This year he unveiled a major new monument in Sydney’s Hyde Park dedicated to Australia’s Indigenous military service men and women.
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Residents from Australia
Past Resident2015: La Fondation pour l'Art Contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon
Anita Molinero’s work is a cataclysm linked to moments of its creation. The objects, subjects and materials which she uses slip out of the boundaries of the identity principle of cause and effect. We are more likely in the presence of a demonstration of the theory of disasters. (Text by Xavier Douroux, 2014)
Anita Molinero (Born in 1953 in Floirac, France) lives and works in Paris. She teaches in various art schools in Marseille, Bordeaux, Paris, and Bogota.