Ragnhild May explores the field between visual arts and music. She works with performance, installation and sculpture. She is primarily focused on performance work and overall installation structures. Her pieces synthesize complex combinations of media and materials. A basic field of investigation for May is sound, which is conceived of and conceptualized in a deep historical perspective, including figures such as Leonardo da Vinci and Athanasius Kircher. In her work, May addresses what may immediately appear to be an idiosyncratic poetic sphere, which by closer examination turns out to be the product of careful and stringent reflection. Indeed, one may be tempted to characterize her work in general as conceptualism camouflaged as uncompromising primitivism.
Ragnhild May (born 1988, Odense, Denmark) studied studio art at The Jutland Art Academy, Denmark and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. May has exhibited and performed at various venues around Europe, including The National Gallery of Denmark, Museum of Contemporary Arts in Roskilde and Vienna Künstlerhaus. In 2014, she co-curated REVISIT at Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art.
Residents from Denmark
TV Moore has developed a singular artistic practice that critically engages with the expressive potentials of the moving image including video and animation. Bizarre facts, distorted fictions outsiders, mavericks, magic and loners all occupy Moore’s gaze. Using psychological space, performance, narrative and non-narrative structures, Moore operates in a myriad of worlds and is interested in the space between the real and the unreal.
TV Moore’s work has been nationally and internationally recognized with exhibitions including With Love & Squalor, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), 2015; TV Moore’s Rum Jungle, Campbelltown Arts Centre, 2014; the 16th and 19th Biennale of Sydney, 2008 and 2014; Tell me tell me: Australian and Korean Contemporary Art 1976-2011, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), Sydney, 2011-12; Busan Biennale, 2008; and T1: The Pantagruel Syndrome, Turin Triennale, 2005. He is a recipient of an Australia Council Fellowship, 2013-14 and the Anna Landa Award for Video and New Media Arts, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2009.
Residents from Australia
Anne Neukamp diverts the vocabulary of the contemporary visual language that surrounds us: logos, emblems, icons, pictograms and signs by rendering them fundamentally ambiguous. Her paintings produce a floating state between intelligible motifs and an abstract, incomplete and loose cosmology. They destabilize the viewer’s perception by creating unusual situations that are stretched between reality and illusion, challenging different painting clichés or contradictory “styles” and collapse multiple senses of space into one visual surface.
Anne Neukamp (born 1976, Düsseldorf, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at Gregor Podnar Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2015; Greta Meert Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, 2014; Valentin, Paris, France, 2014; Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2014; Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany, 2013, and Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany, 2012. Her works have been included in group exhibitions at Columbia University, New York; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany; Kai10 Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany; Kunstverein Heidelberg, and the 5th Prague Biennale.