Jeremy Hutchison

February 2017 - March 2017

 (b.1979) lives and works in London. Having studied linguistics and written commercials for Coca-Cola he received a distinction from the Slade School of Art. He was recently a member of the Whitney Independent Study Program, NYC. Exploring globalisation through consumerism, labour and production, he has worked in diverse contexts including Cairo, Kolkata, Mexico City and the West Bank, on artist residencies with SOMA, Delfina Foundation, SPACE and the Triangle Network.

Solo projects include Work the Meat, Pleasure the Dessert at SPACE London, Vestibular Dysfunction at Bikini Wax, Mexico City; Objectless Expansion at Division of Labour, Worcester; Demand and Supply at De Appel Gallerist Programme, Basel; i- at Rurart, Poitiers and Radar, Loughborough; ERRATUM® at Paradise Row, London. Group shows include Points of Departure at ICA, London; Test Run at Modern Art Oxford; Design Beyond Production at Z33, Hasselt; A Small Hiccup at Grand Union, Birmingham; Keeping up appearances at Nassauischer Kunstverein, Weisbaden; Bodies that matter at Galeri Mana, Istanbul; You Are the Company You Keep at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland; Saatchi New Sensations, London and the 37th EVA International Biennale, Limerick.

SELOUA LUSTE BOULBINA

May 2016

Seloua Luste Boulbina is a philosopher, Program Director at the International College of Philosophy in Paris and researcher (HDR) at the University of Paris 7. Theorist of decolonization, she is interested in colonial and postcolonial issues in their political, intellectual and artistic dimensions. She has published Africa and Its Ghosts (2015) Can the Arabs speak? (2011), Kafka’s Monkey and Other Issues about the Colony (2008). She has conducted numerous publications (The Migration of Ideas, # 1, 2013, # 2, 2014; Decolonizing knowledge; 2012, The Arab World: Dreams, Revolts, Revolutions, 2011). She has contributed to numerous magazines ("Art as re-appropriation" with Kader Attia, (2009) and collective books ("The Artist as strange angel of the bizarre" in Arts et Citoyenneté, 2013). 

She lives and works in Paris. 

LOUISA BABARI

May 2016

Russo Algerian, born in Moscow, Louisa Babari lives and works in Paris. A graduate of the Institut of Political studies of Paris and the National Institute Of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, cinema section, she produces films, sound installations and collages that invest the shift process, explore the small scales histories and family archives. Her works are exhibited in museums and art centers in France and abroad. Her work results in a publication, Aesthetics of the antrum, published by the Madrid publishing house Cabeza de chorlito. She contributes to the development of Afrikadaa, first francophone African online magazine dedicated to contemporary art, for which she writes essays produces meetings and performances.

Recent work: Diary of an Algerian student in Moscow "Made in Algeria", curator of Zahia Rahmani & Jean François Sarazin, Mucem 2016

CELIO PAILLARD

May 2016

Celio Paillard is an artist-researcher and teacher. His artistic approach is centered on sound and textual media. It takes the form of installations or sound performances and multimedia and generative works. He is particularly interested in the emergence process and the relationship between "records" and "fictions". Also Doctor in aesthetics, he is co-founder of the online journal www.lautremusique.net

He lives and works in Paris.

SATCH HOYT

May 2016

Satch Hoyt is from Afro- Jamaican origins but was born in London. He lives and works in Berlin. He makes sculptures and installations with audio, as well as paintings and drawings. He leads a reflection on the existence of the African diaspora and its multiple consequences. Hoyt's work deals with the field experience of the "black experience" to draw his art in the spirit of fantasy, shelter and transcendence - vehicles with an imaginary journey beyond the hardening and the oppression of history. Satch Hoyt has composed a number of songs with Grace Jones; he also worked with the master percussionist and composer Stomu Yamashta, sang and played on many records. He recently recorded in Berlin, a new album "Battlefields Of Peace". He has exhibited at Beautiful Game, Los Angelos County Museum of Art (2014); Repeat the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA (2013); Radical Presence, Grey Art Gallery, New York University (2013); Newtopia: The state of human rights, the Holocaust Museum and human rights, Mechelen, Belgium (2012); ICA Boston (2011); Art is a combat sport, Museum of Fine Arts, Calais, France (2011), Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2010). Hoyt participated in the San Juan Triennial, Puerto Rico (2009); Beijing Biennale (2008); Brooklyn Museum (2007), Contemporary Art Museum, Houston (2007); Tate Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, U.K. (2004).

DAN PERJOVSCHI

April 2016 - May 2016

Dan Perjovschi (born 1961, Romania) is a visual artist mixing drawing, cartoon and graffiti in artistic pieces drawn directly on the walls of museums and contemporary art spaces all over the world. His drawings comment on current political, social or cultural issues. He has played an active role in the development of the civil society in Romania, through his editorial activity with Rivista 22 cultural magazine in Bucharest. 

Perjovschi , lives and works in Bucharest. 

AYRSON HERÁCLITO

April 2015 - May 2015

Visual artist and curator, completing a Doctorate degree in Communications and Semiotics at the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC – SP), Ayrson Heráclito is also professor of Visual Arts at the Center of Arts and Humanities at the Federal University of the Recôncavo of Bahia (UFRB).

The artist’s works – comprising installation, performance, photography, and audiovisual media – incorporate elements of Afro-Brazilian culture and have been featured in exhibits, festivals, and biennials throughout Brazil as well as in Europe and Africa. In the works of Heráclito are included elements such as palm oil, life in the Brazilian colonial era, jerky, sugar, fish, sperm and blood, body pain, raptures, apartheid and dreams of freedom.

GABI NGCOBO

September 2014 - October 2014

Gabi Ngcobo is an artist, independent curator and educator based in Johannesburg. Ngcobo has collaboratively and independently conceptualised projects in South Africa and internationally. In 2011 she curated “DON'T/PANIC,” an exhibition that coincided with the 17th UN Global Summit on Climate Change (COP17) in Durban. She is the first POOL Curatorial Fellow, and her exhibition some a little sooner, some a little later was held at the Zurich POOL/LUMA Westbau space from June-September 2013. 

As co-founder of the Center for Historical Reenactments (CHR), a project based in Johannesburg, Ngcobo curated “PASS-AGES: references & footnotes” at the old Pass Office in Johannesburg and contributed to a two-year long project “Xenoglossia, a research project,” culminating in two projects; “After-after Tears” in New York and “Xenoglossia, the exhibition” in Johannesburg, 2013. Ngcobo is faculty member at the Wits School of Arts, Fine Arts Division in Johannesburg.

DWIGHT CAREY

April 2014

Dwight Carey is a PhD student in History of Art and Architecture from the University of Los Angeles, California (UCLA). He is in residence in Senegal in order to complete his research on the role of memory of trade in the global development of Creole architecture. This project examines the style of internationally uniform and hybrid architecture that characterized the houses of commerce in the most active of the French empire of the 10th and 18th century ports: New Orleans, Louisiana, Saint-Louis in Senegal, and Port Louis in Mauritius. His research examines the process by which economies of exchange provoked a mixture of several traditions of construction and the formation of a hybrid architecture of world trade. So this project is the first study of colonial economies that led the international development of a commercial form of Creole architecture.

 

BINYAVANGA WAINAINA

March 2014

Le journaliste et écrivain kenyan Binyavanga Wainaina effectue une résidence dans le cadre d’une collaboration éditoriale entre Raw Material Company et Chimurenga Chronicle.

 Wainaina est le rédacteur en chef et fondateur de la revue littéraire Kwani? (une expression swahili qui signifie «et alors?»). Il a remporté le Caine Prize for African Writing en 2002. En 2003, il a reçu le prix de l’Association des Editeurs du Kenya, en reconnaissance de ses services à la littérature kenyane. En 2007, Wainaina est écrivain en résidence à l’Union College à Schenectady, New York (USA), et en 2008 au William College. Il a écrit pour New York TimesGuardianEast AfricanSunday Times (Afrique du Sud), GrantaChimurenga Magazine et National Geographic. Il est  également le directeur du Centre Chinua Achebe pour les littératures et langues africaines à Bard College dans l’état de New York (USA). Ses mémoires «One day I will write about this place » (Un jour j’écrirai sur ce lieu) a été publié en 2011.

En janvier 2014, en réponse à une vague de lois anti-homosexuels passées en Afrique, il fait son coming-out en publiant un chapitre de ses mémoires «I am a gay, mom » (Maman, je suis un homosexuel) qu’il décrit comme un «chapitre perdu» de sa mémoire.

EVA BAROIS DE CAEVEL

September 2013 - April 2014

Née en France en 1989, Eva Barois De Caevel est diplômée de l’Université Paris-Sorbonne Paris IV en Histoire de l’art contemporain. Ses recherches sont principalement consacrées à l’image en mouvement. Elle s’intéresse à l’évolution du cinéma dit expérimental, à l’histoire des structures de production et des entités artistiques qui la sous-tend ainsi qu’à la question de la porosité des frontières entre les genres cinématographiques. Lors de son Master, sa recherche portait, d’une part, sur les interactions entre les arts plastiques contemporains et le cinéma, d’autre part sur l’histoire et la critique des structures dédiées à la production et la promotion de films d’artistes. Elle a travaillé ensuite pour la structure de production red shoes | SOME SHOES, et participé aux tournages des films de Clément Cogitore et Neïl Beloufa. Plus récemment, elle a travaillé avec le photographe et vidéaste Mohamed Bourouissa. Elle s’intéresse aujourd’hui particulièrement aux questions postcoloniales dans l’art contemporain ainsi qu’aux pratiques artistiques socialement engagées. Elle est co-commissaire des expositions « Temps Étrangers » (Mains d’Œuvres, Saint-Ouen, 2012) et « The Floating Admiral » (présentée dans le cadre de la saison « Nouvelles Vagues » au Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2013), toutes deux réalisées avec son collectif : Cartel de Kunst. Elle est commissaire de l'exposition "Who Said It Was Simple/Qui a dit que c'était simple" à RAW MATERIAL COMPANY.

BELINDA ZANGEWA

May 2013

Born in 1973 in Malawi, Billie Zangewa lives and works in Johanesburg. She studied art at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. Her intimate universe is offered to the public in a bold and original way through her presence and some strong stories. She supplies works of her experience to create stories within her appetite for life and consciousness of the world. In her silk tapestries, Zangewa appears as a triumphant African aware of her roots and completely in tune with her environment.

For the exhibition HOLLANDAISE: a journey into an iconic fabric, Zangewa explored the use of language technology and textile in her environment as a way to navigate through the effects of economic globalization in South Africa. Her works made especially for this exhibition pays tribute to women imaginary figures used to represent collections of Vlisco.

WENDELIEN VAN OLDENBORGH

April 2013

Wendelien van Oldenborgh (1962, Rotterdam) studied Fine Arts at Goldsmiths’College in London. Her recent solo exhibitions include: Horizontal in TranzitDisplay, Prague (2012), Plug in #39, Maurits Script, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2009), and Lecture/Audience/Camera, MuHKA, Anvers (2008). Her work has been shown in various group exhibitions such as Speech Matters, in the danish pavillon at the 54th Venice Biennial (2011), the 4th Moscow biennial  (2011) and 29th Biennial of  Sao Paulo (2010), Monumentalism, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2010) and in  Behind the Fourth Wall, Generali Foundation, Vienna (2010). In 2011, Electric Palm Tree  published the book A Well Respected Man, or Book of Echoes, based on one  of Van Oldenborgh's works. She lives and works in Rotterdam.

WILLEM DE ROOIJ

April 2013

Willem de Rooij (*1969 Beverwijk/Netherlands) lives and works in Berlin. In his work he engages processes of selection and combination of images in a variety of different media, ranging from sculpture to photography, film and texts. De Rooij analyses conventions of presentation and representation and constructs tensions between socio-political and autonomous productions of meaning.

Whilest already his earlier film installations had a sculptural character, his recent exhibitions, that often employ found materials and works of other artists, assert through the gesture of appropriation itself their specific artistic character. De Rooij studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Akademie in Amsterdam and at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include “Untilted” at Kunstverein München, Munich (2012), “Crazy Repelled Firelight” at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York (2011) and “Intolerance” at Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2010).

SIRI HERMANSEN

March 2013

Siri Hermansen (b. 1969, Geneve) is educated from Parsons School of Design in Paris (1991–1993) and Beaux-arts de Paris l’école Nationale Supérieure (1993–1997). She was a research fellow at the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo (2009-2013). Her work has been purchased by The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, North-norwegian Art museum and the National Art Council, as well as private collections in Norway, Sweden, Italy, France and Holland. She participated in Regard Benin Biennial 20012/13 and had a solo exhibition called The economy of Survival at the Stenersen Museum in Oslo at the same time. Parts of this exhibition will be shown in Helsinki and Cairo in 2013. In early 2013 she showed her film Chernobyl Mon Amour at the Norwegian Shortfilmfestival in Grimstad and in the exhibition Paradoxes; the limits of liberty in Amsterdam curated by Paco Barragán. Hermansen also participated in the exhibition Nordic Art Today: Conceptual Debts, Broken Dreams, New Horizons in St. Petersburg. Hermansens exhibition Bipolar Horizon from 2006 was first shown at the Stenersen Museum, and traveled to Moscow, Hå gamle Prestegård and Kunstbanken in Hamar. She lives and works in Oslo, Norway

CHARLOTTE LALANNE

January 2013 - May 2013

Charlotte Lalanne graduated from the Institute of Political Science (Aix-en-Provence, France) and holds a Master’s Degree of International Cultural Affairs. Her academic interests and works focus on minority cultures and identities’ relationship with the mainstream, and the role of artistic creativity in leading social and political change. Her studies led her to the United States (University of Madison, Wisconsin), Senegal and France. She was in resident at Raw Material Company as assistant curator.

VIRGINIE ECHENE

January 2013 - July 2013

Sensitive to contemporary art, especially on the African continent, Virginie Echene discovers the field of contemporary African art  as a half-year-intern in André Magnin’s Parisian office. She got closer to contemporary african art by working with Barthélemy Toguo, a well-know  artist working both in Europe and Africa. 

Graduated in Fine Arts (University Paris VIII, France), Raw Material Company offers her the opportunity to gain a rich experience in curatorship, in Dakar, a city with a great cultural effervescence. During her residency, Virginie will benefit from Koyo Kouoh’s valuable advice for her Master degree project in  International artistic cooperation.

MORTEN KROHG

December 2012

Morten Krohg (b. 1937 in Oslo) belongs to the generation of Norwegian artists that broke with the late modernist art to find new alternatives in the radical art and politics of the 1960s and 70s. Influenced by Robert Rauschenberg, Pop – art and Nouvelle Réalisme, he turned from pure painting to the use of materials in assemblages. He was a member of the artist group GRAS (1969–74), printing silk screens and posters with political engagement. Since then he has worked with combinations of painting, different materials, photo and text, within an existential and narrative context.

During the 1970s, Krohg participated in the planning of new democratic and functional organisations, and was chairman of the board of directors of the major art hall House of Artists in Oslo (1966–69), and chairman of the  Norwegian Biennale Committee (1980–84). In 1973–79, he was in charge of the developement of  the Art Academy in Bergen, where he was principal for 11 years in total. During 1997–2007, he was a professor in aesthetics at Oslo University College.

TEEMU MAKI

May 2012

TEEMU MÄKI (1967–) IS AN ARTIST, DOCTOR OF FINE ARTS AND PROFESSOR OF FINE ARTS IN AALTO UNIVERSITY (WWW.AALTO.FI). HE WORKS IN THE FIELDS OF ART, PHILOSOPHY AND POLITICS BY WHATEVER MEANS NECESSARY.
THE RESULTS ARE USUALLY SOME KIND OF VISUAL ART, THEATER, LITERATURE OR THEORY. FOR HIM ART IS THE MOST FLEXIBLE, VERSATILE AND COMPREHENSIVE FORM OF PHILOSOPHY AND POLITICS.
HE HAS HAD ALMOST 50 SOLO EXHIBITIONS, PARTICIPATED IN NEARLY 200 GROUP SHOWS, WRITTEN BOOKS AND PLAYS, DIRECTED THEATER AND DANCE WORKS, ETC… FOR MORE DETAILED INFO ABOUT HIS WORK GO TO WWW.TEEMUMAKI.COM.
TEEMU IS IN DAKAR TO MAKE A COLLECTIVE PAINTING WITH SIX LOCAL ARTISTS AND ART STUDENTS FOR THE DAKAR BIENNALE. THE WORK, A TRIPTYCH (3 X 6 METERS, ACRYLIC ON CANVAS, TITLED “TRIPTYQUE DAKAR 2012) WILL BE SHOWN IN VEMA GALLERY.

ANDREW OGHENERUKEWE ESIEBO

March 2012

Born in 1978 in Lagos, Nigeria, Andrew Oghenerukewe Esiebo first came into contact with photography through his foster father, Joseph Esiebo. He began to take photographs after he got his first camera as a gift from a friend, Jose Maria Ortuno and through consistent practice and tutelage from US-based photographer Paul Udstrand, Andrew is now one of Nigerian’s young and illustrious photojournalists, working on portraits of urban life with his countryard’s culture and heritage as its background. He is a freelance photographer for several and local organization.

ZEN MARIE

January 2012

 

Zen Marie was born in Durban South Africa, in 1980. He studied photography at the Market Photo Workshop  in 1995 and thereafter completed a BAFA degree (with distinction) majoring in sculpture, at the University of Cape Town in 2001.

Alongside this artistic training Marie went on to pursue two post graduate studies: a two year studio residency at de-ateliers in Amsterdam and a Masters degree at the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis, based at the University of Amsterdam where he graduated in 2006.  Marie currently lectures at the WITS School of Arts, where he tutors senior undergraduate students, as well as supervises Masters students. Marie exhibits art locally and internationally and recently won one of the top awards at Spier Contemporary 2010. 

NANA OFORIATTA-AYIM

January 2012 - May 2012

Nana Oforiatta-Ayim historienne de la culture, écrivaine et cinéaste a grandi au Ghana, en Allemagne et au Royaume-Uni. Après avoir étudié la littérature russe et la politique, elle travaille pour la section Europe de l'Est des Nations Unies à New York. Elle est retournée au Royaume-Uni faire une maîtrise en histoire de l'art africain et a reçu un prix AHRC de la recherche doctorale en histoire des concepts esthétiques et philosophiques des Akan du Ghana. Ses œuvres traitent de la construction narrative et de l'identité, ainsi que de la langue et du jeu du pouvoir.  Elle a créé des livres et des films pour des expositions à  The New Museum, NY; Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin et The Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco et a écrit pour des publications, comme African Metropolitan Architecture, National Geographic, frieze, et The Statesman. Elle a présenté sa bourse dans les universités de Legon, Oxford, Cambridge et Londres et organisé des expositions et des événements dans divers musées et institutions, comme le Victoria and Albert Museum, le Royal Festival hall et la Biennale de Liverpool; elle a aussi diffusé pour la chaîne HBO, BBC et VoxAfrica.

JEAN MAXIME DUFRESNE

June 2011 - July 2011

ean-Maxime Dufresne is a graduate in architecture artist and holds a Masters in Interactive Media at the University of Quebec in Montreal. Psychogeography and technological mediation continue to fuel his work focuses on how to experience social and urban areas as well as the changes that shape them. In this line, he recently created projects agency (Skol, 2009) Trackers (Optica, 2006) and Rest Area (Interstices / Art Gallery Mature, 2004), plus multi pilot projects experiences (Action Art current, 2007), probes (Caravanserai, 2006) Hot Spots (Dare-Dare / Dis-location, 2005) and Surface repair (AXENÉO7, 2003) conducted in collaboration with Virginia Laganière. Since 2007 he is a member of the board of directors of the center Dare-Dare, and he also worked on the organization of events Devices.

LUC LÉVESQUE

June 2011 - July 2011

Luc Lévesque is an architect, professor of history and theory of contemporary architectural practices at Laval University (Quebec), his recent research focuses on the potential of an interstitial approach to urban landscape. As a member of the editorial board of the journal Current Inter Art (Quebec), he directed several folders on the architecture, landscape and urban practices. Between 1993 and 2000, he performed with the multidisciplinary collective Arqhé the interventions in situ series multimedia Line site (I to V). In architecture, it works to Zoom Workshop (Quebec-Montreal) since 1991 and has also worked abroad in the offices of Peter Eisenman (New York) and Rem Koolhaas / OMA (Rotterdam).

 

CAMILLE OSTERMANN

June 2011 - October 2012

JUIN 2011-OCTOBRE 2012/JUNE 2011-OCTOBRE 2012

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Camille Ostermann détient une licence en Arts plastiques spécialisation photographie obtenue à l’université Bordeaux III. Son intérêt pour la pratique artistique en Afrique l’a emmenée à effectuer deux années de master en « arts et cultures » à l’ISAC (Institut supérieur des arts et cultures de Dakar). Elle a d’abord intégré Raw material company pour la réalisation de son stage de validation du master II qui a porté sur Rawbase et l’archivage des ressources puis a souhaité continuer au sein de Raw material company en assistant la commissaire d’exposition Koyoh Kouoh.

CHARLOTTE BAGGER BRANDT

May 2011

Charlotte Bagger Brandt curator and cultural mediator. She studied art history and ideas in Denmark and Germany. She was behind the establishment of Kunsthal Charlottenborg and provided leadership for curatorial 2000-2005. Bagger Brandt has curated several national and international exhibitions including Temporary Spaces, Works at Work and Fondamentalismi of the New Order and Blow of Heart. She has collaborated with various institutions among which are the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Modern Institute in Glasgow, Danish Design Center and the 1% art magazine in which she was editor in chief. Bagger Brandt is also the initiator of U-Turn Quadrennial, the Quadrennial of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen. It quickly and works in Copenhagen.

KENNETH A. BALFELT

May 2011

Kenneth A. Balfelt is the artist behind a series of exhibition projects in public space.His works attempt to find solutions to everyday problems. He is interested in how art can bring value and knowledge to society and create alternative structures, which can work alongside capitalism. The vision of Kenneth A. Balfelt is a resistance force that can operate within the system, in a constructive manner. Previously he worked with the artist FOS with whom he produced several works including the rehabilitation of the prison of Agadez in Niger, a space for the homeless and a secure space for hard drug users. Kenneth A. Balfelt studied at Goldsmiths College in London and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Masters in art history. It also has a degree in marketing and worked in the economy and trade for eleven years.

WOOLOO

May 2011

Wooloo is a duo consisting of artist Martin Rosengaard and Sixten Kai Nielsen. Their mode of work is the art of community and sharing. In this they have created long before YouTube and Facebook Platform www.Wooloo.org Exchange, an online community that aims to facilitate interactions and collaborations between artists and organizers. Within this space they also put in place the largest residential project that exists in the world, New Life Copenhagen. Initiated at the sidelines of the summit on climate change in Copenhagen in December 2009. In Dakar, they set up the New Life Dakar project, which aims to establish a network of residence for artists and art professionals. they live and work in Copenhagen.

TOMMY PETERSEN (A KASSEN)

May 2011

MAI 2011/MAY 2011

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A Kassen est un collectif d'artistes danois constitué de Christian Bretton-Meyer, Morten Steen Hebsgaard, Sören Petersen et Tommy Petersen. Ils privilégient les installations de performance et la sculpture. La discrétion est la principale caractéristique du collectif. Les actions et les installations peuvent être si subtiles qu'elles ne se remarquent même pas. Mais lorsqu'ils les révèlent, elles suscitent un élément très fort d'humour et de surprise. De temps à autre, les membres d’A Kassen réalisent eux-mêmes ces actions, mais en général ce sont d'autres personnes ou même des machines conçues spécialement qui sont utilisées pour leur mise en œuvre. Les œuvres d'A Kassen renvoient à l'art pop et à l'art conceptuel des années 60. Le groupe examine les limites entre l'art et le non art et crée de nouveaux systèmes qui altèrent les fonctions des choses dans un espace donné. Leurs œuvres sont subtiles, absurdes, élégantes et passent souvent inaperçues en raison de leur intégration parfaite à leur environnement. Par leur biais, ils font une critique de l'institution et attirent l'attention sur la manière dont nous fonctionnons et dont nous nous orientons dans certains contextes.

GEORGE OSODI

April 2011

George Osodi est un photographe indépendant né à Lagos en 1974 ; il est basé à Londres et à Lagos au Nigeria. Il a étudié l'administration des entreprises au Collège de technologie de Yaba à Lagos au Nigeria avant de s'engager comme photographe pour le journal Comet entre 1999-2002. Il a travaillé à Associated Press de 2002 à 2008. Ses œuvres ont été exposées partout dans le monde, y compris à la dernière Documanta 12, en 2007 à Kassel en Allemagne.

MARGRETHE TROENSEGAARD

March 2011 - May 2011

 

Margrethe Troensegaard est titulaire d'une licence en histoire de l'art de l'Université de Copenhague et de l'Université chinoise de Hong Kong ; elle est actuellement directrice de l'exposition Råderum – mobile office for contemporary art (bureau mobile d'art contemporain). Son domaine de recherche est celui de l'art contemporain et des défis auxquels font face les institutions artistiques dans cette ère de mondialisation. Margrethe est en résidence depuis le 15 mars 2011 et elle est invitée à la fois en tant que chercheuse à titre individuel et en tant que représentante de la Råderum. Elle a pris part aux préparatifs de la dernière exposition Faites comme chez Vous (mai 2011), et a effectué de la recherche indépendante sur la scène artistique à Dakar dans le cadre d'un projet de communication et de mise en réseau visant à renforcer les liens entre les mondes artistiques sénégalais et danois (pour de plus amples informations, consultez le site  copenhagendakar).

PHILIP AGUIRRE Y OTEGUI AND OTOBONG NKANGA

Philip Aguirre y Otegui is a Belgian artist graduated from the Royal Academy of Antwerp. It uses a wide range of materials for his sculptures and installations: clay, clay, bronze and iron, he also works on drawing, printmaking and photography. His work is a constant exploration of the human capacity to survive, and stories that are related to this subject. There is a social and political consciousness that lies behind the pure form of his sculptures, which are often presented in public spaces. Philip Aguirre has its own name for its visual narrative on human beings. He called it “the poetry of image.” In 2008, he had a major retrospective at Antwerp Middleheimmuseum. In 2009 he built the monumental sculpture “Gaalgui in Senegal, a sculpture that was presented to Beaufort Triennale in 2009. Aguirre is also a professor of art at the Academy of Art in Ghent. His work is included in several international collections. He lives and works in Antwerp.

Otobong Nkanga born in Nigeria, began his art studies at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile Ife, Nigeria and continued at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris. She was in the residency program at the Rijksakademie beeldende van Kunsten, Amsterdam. Since 2001 she has exhibited widely throughout the world in solo and group exhibitions, most recently with “a delicate touch,” which was presented at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York and Pointe – Noire, Congo. Otobong Nkanga works in a wide range of media, performance, video, photography, drawing, embroidery and engraving. Nkanga, who lives and works in Antwerp inspired by the architecture – the special power and energy that the spaces around us possess. How a place and its history affects us there? His works are often moving and shown in different contexts.