ARTISTS SELECTED FOR OUR 2017 RESIDENCY PROGRAM
JANUARY - MID-APRIL: Arthur Eskenazi (FR), Gina Folly (CH), Tiziana La Melia (IT)
MID-APRIL - JULY: Madison Bycroft (AUS), Camille Dumond (FR), Liv Schulman (AR)
SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER : Maya Beaudry (CA), Anouchka Oler (FR/CH) + Mystery Guest of program with Glasgow Sculpture Studios.
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IN RESIDENCY FROM MID-APRIL TO THE END OF JULY 2017
Lives and works between Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and her hometown Adelaide, South Australia
Madison Bycroft is an artist working in video, performance, sculpture, sound and text. She explores empathic, animist, and linguistic methodologies through which to approach, become attuned to, invoke and be with the unknown. Of particular interest, is the fine line between closed (reductive) and open (enabling) speech. What practical possibilities can the mystical language of unsaying and the paradox offer? How can the middle voice - a verb form both active and passive - be re-instated in speech and action, in a way that queers the subject, makes it plural, and renegotiates lines of relation? How can we translate without capture? Bycroft performs different selves, challenging the idea of a unique subject authoring her own actions, and instead situates herself as a responsive multiplicity.
Madison Bycroft is a recent graduate of the Piet Zwart Institute of Fine Art, in Rotterdam, which she attended with the support of the Anne and Gordon Samstag Scholarship. Since 2016, along with Natalia Sorzano and Kari Robertson she runs GHOST, a platform for new collaboration and facilitation.
Bycrofts Australian exhibitions include: "CatDog" - Greenaway Gallery, "Primavera: Young Australian Artists" at the MCA in Sydney, "Synonyms for Savages", The Australian Experimental Art Foundation and It Division - Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia. International exhibitions include "Creatures of the Mud" - Westfälischer Kunstverein in Muenster, "Translating Medea", Yellow Brick, Athens, "The Blue Grey Wall" - Physics room, Christchurch, and a showing at Microscope Gallery as part of residency at the ISCP in Brooklyn, New York.
Lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland
Camille Dumond's projects question the occupation of territories and its representation, the refusal or attachment to an ideology, through a place and its endemic objects. She is interested in framed systems and other zones that act on the behaviour and practices of its users (places such as a private garden, a public park, an exhibition, a bar...). She is using « scripted » characters, spaces and objects, through a performative practice that she is often filming. The exhibition space becomes the place for the collective and the experience, like on a film set. Her practice revolves around film, sculpture, installations and events. She is recently working on connecting stand-up comedy texts to a theoretical and performative field. She will explore this link in her last project, "Poetic Justice" (in the context of the Cheapest University) during her residency at Triangle France. She just finished her first short film, "People's Park" (2017), an experimental fiction whose story is far rooted in the history of the eponym park in Berkeley, in 1969 in California. Among upcoming projects are the exhibition Firewalk (Glassbox, Paris), and the installation Gezi (Hit, Geneva).
Camille Dumond studied at Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, then at HEAD Genève, where she graduated in the work.master 2014. In 2015, she had her first solo exhibition at Quark, Geneva (as recipient of the Quark prize 2015), and took part to the exhibition of the laureates of the Geneva city prize at Geneva's Centre d'Art Contemporain. She won the award Bourses Déliées from the FCAC (Fonds cantonal d'art contemporain) and in 2016 showned an early version of her project "People's Park" at Halle Nord in Geneva (for which she is also releasing a publication). She has been invited to several projects and exhibitions such as "Labor Zero Labor" in Triangle France, "Motion and Infinite Lawns" in Geneva, and was artist in residence at Mains d'Oeuvres in Saint-Ouen right before her residency at Triangle.
Credits: F.A.T.T.O.M. - food4less, performance, exhibition "Motion" at LiveInYourHead, 2016. HEAD - Genève and La Fabrique d’expositions, Montréal.
Lives and works in Paris and Lyon.
Writing is the driving force behind the work of the Argentinian artist Liv Schulman. She produces filmed fictions and, theatrical performances, as well as novelistic and journalistic writing.
She has thus successively published various diaries with evocative titles: "Pobre, Feo y Elegant" [Poor, Ugly and Elegant], "Algo Mejor que Nada" [Something’s Better Than Nothing] and "El Flasherito". In her films and performances Schulman introduces characters offering long-winded speeches, interchangeable ventriloquist-like ectoplasms of those dislocated monologues which borrow from the vocabularies of art, liberal economics, critical theory, and psychotherapy. Merging with one another, these distinct forms of discourse become absurd and crazy tools of a paranoid interpretation of the social world, based on the alienation of bodies, the devaluation of identities, and the complexities of desire for meaning. A caustic sense of humour, combined with an acerbic analysis of the conventions of language, enables the ludicrousness of parody to co-exist with a disenchanted idea in her work. (text by les Ateliers de Rennes 2016)
Liv Schulman has shown her work at several festivals devoted to video/performance in Brazil and Argentina, as well as at the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires. In 2017, she was artist in residence at La Galerie, Noisy le Sec.
Credits: Liv Schulman, "Control", 2016. Production: Les Ateliers de Rennes - Biennale d'Art Contemporain.
IN RESIDENCY FROM JANUARY TO MID-APRIL 2017
Lives and works in Paris, FR
The work of Arthur Eskenazi is multiple and protean, not attaching itself to any particular discipline but considering them all as territories with particular topographies that we would have to cross.
Performance, dance, theater, scenography, but also video, installation, drawing, writing or painting represent like a great planisphere with porous and moving boundaries depending on the body that passes through them, the specific situations which it makes the experience and which can only be transmitted by telling the story. But which one?
The question of discourse on the work takes then an important place in it ambiguous relation that it talks between lie and truth. But behind it is actually hiding the means of production. If it is the discourse that allows the artist to work (grant files, calls for projects, application for residence ...) if it is still him who fix the value of the work done (since a work of Art today is judged only by the credibility of relations - and the artist invents - that the artistic object maintains with his discourse) which space remains it for the transmission of artistic experience, which one can not be summed up in word, but in gestures, temporality, or quality of address?
To take this discourse as "pre-text" to the creation of a form, to the creation of an experience that can not be anything other than the temporality necessary to the appearance and transmission of an event, historical as well as artistic.
Arthur Eskenazi is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 2012 and a master's degree in exe.r.ce from the Center Chorégraphique National de Montpelier in 2015.
In 2012, in collaboration with Jennifer Lauro-Mariani, he set up the project of dance "The IPSE" on the occasion of the "Danse Elargie du Théâtre de la Ville et du Musée de la Danse" (Special Mention of the Jury). With proven experience, "IPSE" will thereafter develop into two other versions: in 2013 for the Festival Petites Formes (D)Cousues au Point Ephémère in Paris and in 2014 for the Festival Les Hivernales in Avignon. At the same time, he co-wrote this year with Elsa Eskenazi the play "A la sarbacane" which they stage, and assists the director Jessica Dalle as playwright and stage designer for the play "Walpurg-Tragédie" (Théâtre de la Cité Internationale, December 2016).
In 2015, he founded during a residence in Pact Zollverein a multi-disciplinary Franco-German research group, the aim of which was to make artists work with different mediums and questions. He regularly performs for performances and choreographic pieces.
His plastic work was presented in several collective exhibitions in France, Germany and Japan.
Lives and works in Basel, CH
Gina Folly multimedia work embracing sculpture, photography, drawings, film, and installation, she subjects objects and symbols to minimal contextual shifts and critically thematizes the promises that our striving for greater naturalness and productivity in an increasingly technologized environment holds out. The domestication and imitation of natural phenomena play an important role for Folly. As a result, animals and plants occur repeatedly in her works as motifs or materials and looking for a confrontaion between humans and their natural surrounding. These relations and exchanges are emphasised in the way Folly uses, alters and mixes industrial production processes with artisanal or even homemade techniques.
Gina Folly is born in 1983 in Zürich. She graduated in Master of Art in Fine Arts, Zhdk, Zürich in 2014. Since 2013 she’s running the artist space Taylor Macklin in Zürich together with Selina Grüter and Michèle Graf www.taylormacklin.com. Recent exhibitions include: Domestic Problems, Almanac, London, 2016(Solo); New Conditions,
Ermes-Ermes, Roma, 2015 (2015);Ströme, Duoshow with Mandla Reuter, SALTS, Birsfelden, 2015 (Solo); L’état parfait, Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Basel, 2016; Adrift on a Plastic Island, Galerie Bernhard, Zürich, 2016; 13. Triennale Kleinplastik 2016, Fellbach ,2016; Some of my best friends are germs, Le Doc, Paris, 2016;NATURAL INSTINCTS, Les Urbaines 2015, Lausanne, 2015; Some Gallerists, ML Artspace, The Duck, Berlin, 2015; Summer Group Show organized by Matt Moravec & Taylor Trabulus, Germantown, NY, 2015
Tiziana La Melia
Lives and works in Vancouver, CA
Tiziana La Melia is an interdisciplinary artist working in painting, installation, film and writing. To date, La Melia’s work has explored through painting, installation and writing, the relationship between proprioceptive experience and the way that thought becomes form; language digresses; things become subjects, subjects become things; hyphens, metonymy, stutters, and slime form a mutating and nonlinear poetics. Her work is populated by angelfish, losers, dropouts, and spinsters—who are preoccupied by fate, weather, health, time, food, perfume, writing, technology and pets. The characters in the work evoke an agency that is both fixed and malleable. Titles and form evoke theatrical structures to navigate the slippage between objects and language, plotting to blur the dialectic between the utilitarian and the lyrical.
Born in 1982, in Palmero (IT). Her work has been exhibited, screened and performed in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Stockholm, Nevers, Montreal, and Vancouver. Her writing has appeared in C Magazine, The Organism for Poetic Research, Pyramid Power, The Capilano Review and Poetry is Dead. Forthcoming activities include a solo exhibition at 8-11 (Toronto) and Anne Baurrault (Paris). La Melia was awarded the 2014 RBC Painting Prize. In 2017 a book of poetry will be published by Talon Books, Vancouver.
FORMER RESIDENTS IN 2016
JANUARY-APRIL : Virgile Fraisse (FR), Dan Walwin (UK/NL), Lauren Hall (UK)
MAY-JULY : David Perreard (FR), Davide Stucchi (IT), Beny Wagner (DE/US/IL)
SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER : Hannah James (UK), Matthew McQuillan (GB), Timothy Simonds (US)
FORMER RESIDENTS IN 2015
JANUARY-APRIL : Benjamin Blaquart (FR), Kevin Gallagher (US), Camilla Wills (UK)
MAY-JULY : Vittorio Brodmann (CH), Thomas Merret (FR), Gala Porras-Kim (CO/US)
SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER : Morgan Courtois (FR), Cecilia Jonsson (NO), Rachel Levine (GB)
FORMER RESIDENTS IN 2014
JANUARY-APRIL : Isaac Contreras (MX), Éléonore False (FR) and Thomas Koenig (CH)
MAY-JULY : Iosu Aramburu (PE), Marie Michelle-Deschamps (CA) and Lauren Tortil (FR)
SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER : Eva Barto (FR), Pierre Fischer & Justin Meekel (FR), Allison Gibbs (AU/GB)