Past Residents

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Past Resident
2020: Wallace Arts Trust

Imogen Taylor

Imogen Taylor’s practice seeks to illuminate the modernist painting movement’s embedded relationship with LGBTQ+ histories. Her reclamations of modernist tropes emerge on parallelogram shaped canvases to create a sense of disorientation for the viewer through queer phenomenology. Taylor believes that parallel to the physical act of painting, queerness functions as a medium activated by her body.

Imogen Taylor has exhibited work Hocken Collections, Dunedin; Michael Lett, Auckland; and The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington, among others.

Yuki Higashino

Yuki Higashino investigates how art could respond to the ever-shifting visual culture, historical contexts and social, political, and economic realities. Through his painting, photography, writing and film, he explores the possibilities of the synthesis between conceptual rigor and pictorial precision.

Yuki Higashino has exhibited work at Contemporary Art Factory, Kyoto; Galerie Kunstbuero, Vienna; and The Brno House of Arts, among others.

Annabel Daou

Annabel Daou’s work takes place at the intersection of writing, speech, and non-verbal modes of communication. Her paper works, videos, sound pieces, and performances deal with yearnings and anxieties that are both personal and political. Her process involves mining the expressive possibilities of ordinary words and phrases in order to reveal unexpected intimacies between individual and collective experience. Frequently, the work evokes moments of rupture, chaos, and misunderstanding, but always with the tenuous possibility of repair.

Annabel Daou has exhibited work at National Museum of Beirut; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; and Park Avenue Armory, New York, among others.