AIR CELEIA RESIDENTS IN

2017

 

JUSUF HADŽIFEJZOVIĆ

Born in 1956 in Prijepolje, Yugoslavia. 1971–1976 School of Applied Arts, 1976–1980 Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, 1980–1982 graduate studies at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with profesor Klaus Rinke. Lives and works in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Jusuf Hadžifejzović began his career as a painter, but since as far back as the 1970s, his main focus has been on performance and a special type of practice, based on an almost “archeological” investigation of depots: he has been collecting the stored items and depositing them again, rearranged, in the form of installations in the exhibition space.

https://hadzifejzovicjusuf.wordpress.com/biocv/

 

AIR CELEIA RESIDENTS IN

2016
 

DANIEL DJAMO

Daniel Djamo is a filmmaker and visual artist. Born in Korçë, 1879. Being the unwanted son of a Dominican priest, he spent most of his childhood in an orphanage. When he was 18, he was thrown in the streets of a dirty Tirana.

This is why he decided to enroll in a mercenary order and to become a professional assassin. After 31 years of service, and after having gathered a fortune in his Swiss bank account, Djamo dedicated his life to art.

DOPLGENGER

Doplgenger is an artist duo Isidora Ilić and Boško Prostran, film/video artists from Belgrade (ex-Yugoslavia). The work of Doplgenger deals with relation between art and politics through exploring the regimes of moving images and modes of its reception. They deconstruct the film’s medium, language, structure and notions of text in order to discover the ways in which art/moving images participate in creating political reality.

DAVOR KONJUŠIĆ

Davor Konjikusic was born in Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) in 1979. He holds mag. art. degree in photography at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, where he has also completed his BA studies in cinematography. His work uses photography as a primary medium in articulating his artistic concept, in which he explores the relationships between public and private, intimate and socio-political. In his artistic practice, Konjikusic has been combining photography with text, archive, found objects, and video. He has been interested in the role of the photographic medium in establishing the relations of power and control.

He lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.

http://www.davorko.net/about/

 

KURS

The KURS duo consists of Mirjana Radovanović and Miloš Miletić from Belgrade. They have been working collectively since 2010. In their work they focus on the relationships of production within the field of culture and the precarious position of cultural workers, making a critical appraisal of historical revisionism, precarization and flexibilization of working relations.

The methodology of their work rests on the use of archive materials, which they convincing insert into the contemporary times.

More about the artist:
http://www.udruzenjekurs.org/o-nama/

 

AIR CELEIA RESIDENTS IN

2015

DANIELA KRAJČOVÁ

Daniela Krajčová (1983, Žilina) is interested in socially based artistic projects. Her process includes the use of experimental documentary strategies, animation, drawing and installation. She uses active participation and investigation and oral history to shape society through a more critical view of Slovakia’s complicated past and present. In addition, she also explores global themes such as immigration issues in France (project The length of their stay, 2008) and in Slovakia (Slovak for Asylum Seekers, 2010). She used the everyday process of drawing in the public space as the strategy of research about the decline of the marketplace in Mexico City due to mafia gang violence (Marketplace Morelos, 2010). She worked with the theme of the slovak nurses of seniors in Austria (Nach Wien, 2012). Intolerance and rasism towards different ethnical minority and its specifity on the local kontext of the region is explored in the work Varuj (2012) about the gipsies in Ilija. She is working on the thesis reflecting the local history about the jewish comunity in three slovak cities, Topoľčany, Banská Štiavnica and Žilina.

http://www.krajcovadaniela.com/about.html

Lenka Kukurová (curator, Slovakia) about Daniela Krajčová
 

PAULA MUHR

Paula Muhr (b. Serbia) is a visual artist and researcher based in Berlin, Germany. Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Art History and Visual Studies, the Humboldt University Berlin. Through her research-based artistic practice, she examines socio-cultural strategies and mechanisms of constructing sexuality, gender, desire and normality. Her installations combine staged photography with found visual materials, texts, moving images, sound and objects. Her work has been shown internationally in a number of solo and group exhibitions, i.e. at the Shenzhen Fine Art Institute (2013), Centre d’Art Nei Liicht in Luxembourg (2013), the Einstein Forum in Potsdam (2013), the National Museum of Slovenia (2012), the Kunsthalle der Sparkasse Leipzig (2011), the Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes in Tenerife, Spain (2011), MUSA – Museum auf Abruf in Vienna (2010), the Centre national de l’audiovisuel in Luxembourg (2009), the Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany (2008), the Kunstverein Leipzig (2008), the Trinnale di Milano (2008) and the Musee d’Art moderne et d’Art contemporain, Liege, Belgium (2007).

 

Statement:

 

The concept of identity is a recurring theme in my work. - How is identity constructed? What social mechanisms are effective in this process? How influential are social norms in establishing the power of images on the individual? What are the implicit taxonomic strategies and ideological underpinnings of representational systems such as e.g. literature, visual arts, commercials, science, and medicine?

I am especially interested in the historical and present mediation of various visualising technologies in the construction of knowledge and in the creation of social norms of acceptable and desirable appearance and behaviour. 

The current thematic focus of my artistic practice is on the interdisciplinary exploration of hysteria and female madness. My work references and recontextualises visual and written documents which were instrumental in staging the scientific visibility of this mythic malady. 

By examining the validity of various (pseudo)scientific, social and medical practices which produce seemingly objective knowledge, I aim to challenge the implicit visual codes of representing the (ab)normality and create alternative multilayered interpretations of what has been deemed as aberrant subjectivity.

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BOJAN MRĐENOVIĆ

Bojan Mrđenović (1987, Zagreb) is an artist engaged in photography and film making. In his work he explores the process of transition by focusing on social relationships that are formed by a specific place or situation. In September CCA Celje will host his solo exhibition in Likovni salon Gallery.

ANNA DAŠOVIĆ

Anna Dašović (1982, Amsterdam) is an artist from Amsterdam. Her residency is part of interdisciplinary project Shame on You! initiated by Center for Contemporary Arts Celje, Miroslav Kraljević Gallery Zagreb and cultural association CRVENA, Sarajevo. I

http://annadasovic.nl/

 

AIR CELEIA RESIDENTS IN

2014

MIRJANA DRAGOSAVLJEVIĆ

(1984, Koprivnica, Yugoslavia) is an independent curator from Belgrade. She worked in Kontekst kolektiv project and is a member of collaborative art project Working Group Four Faces of Omarska. She presented her research in various exhibitions, workshops, conferences, symposias and lectures. In Celje she is preparing a new research project that will be realized in Center for Contemporary Arts in 2016. 

http://radnagrupa.org/en/statement.php
https://kontekstprostor.wordpress.com/about/english/

 

MILOŠ TRAKILOVIĆ 

Miloš Trakilović lives and works in Berlin. Main subject of his practice is the subject of the body or the corporeal. He questions the singularity of the human corporeal existence in relation to the multiple (co)existence primarily through the virtual real.
The artist was invited to be part of the four year interdisciplinary project Shame on You! initiated by Center for Contemporary Arts Celje, Miroslav Kraljević Gallery Zagreb and cultural association Crvena, Sarajevo.  

 

MOMU & NO ES

The two Spanish artists Lucia Moreno Murillo (Momu) and Eva Noguera Escudero (No Es) have been working together as the Momu & No Es duo since 2005. Their art practice consists of video and sound works, installations and performances, which combine real and fictional elements. They create imaginary worlds, which are based on real events or people, although these are translated into new stories by the artists. Storytelling is the fundamental feature of the artistic expression of the Momu & No Es duo with their work process resembling the methodology of filmmaking.

http://www.momuandnoes.com/

 

ANA KOVAČIĆ (1980, Zagreb)

Ana Kovačić is a researcher and curator from Zagreb. Currently she runs Miroslav Kraljević Gallery and is a lecturer at Curatorial Platform - an independent program for theoretical and practical education in the field of contemporary art. 
Notions of her interests are being realized in interdisciplinary research based projects with a specific focus on reinterpretations of history, political art and art connected to public space. 
In Celje she is doing a research and preparing a curatorial project that will be held in the Center for Contemporary Arts Celje in 2015.

 

AIR CELEIA RESIDENTS IN

2013

HELEN STRATFORD

Helen Stratford (UK) is an interdisciplinary artist working between the fields of performance, architecture and writing. In her artistic practice she explores the politics of everyday life by focusing her research on the built environment and it's effects on the body. She searches for modalities that expand the traditional conventions of architecture. Focusing on the performative aspects of architecture and the means on how architecture shapes human behaviour, she researches the rhythms by which people negotiate, define and produce everyday spaces. Her projects consist of making site specific performances and interventions, video works, speculative writing and discursive platforms. Often she works collaboratively.

More on her work:

http://www.helenstratford.co.uk/

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AIR CELEIA RESIDENTS IN

2012

 

In November and December our guest was an independent curator from Zagreb, IRENA BORIĆ (1982). She is interested in collective curating and in working within non-governmental cultural organizations. Her field of interest is the politics of exhibiting. She examines conditions of production and spaces of contemporary art display, as well as modes and effects of exhibiting outside established institutional cultural structures.
The focus of her two-month curatorial residency in Celje is 'in-situ' research initiated for an exhibition project that will be realized in 2014 in the Center for Contemporary Arts Celje.

More about collective curatorial projects in which she participates:

http://kruzok.wordpress.com/
http://mikropolitike.blok.hr/

 

Between May and July 2012 our guest was an artist HR-STAMENOV.
Artistic practice of HR-STAMENOV (1981, Plovdiv) is focused on the notion of public space and consists of making video works, actions, site-specific works, light and sound installations by taking into account references of historical events, scientific research and paranormal phenomena.
Durring his residency in Celje he participated on 13. ADMISSION FREE festival with the project entitled The Phenomenon of W24°58'59,43" N42°07'55,29" and in Likovni salon Gallery with the intervention Space 0 Space on the opening of exhibition that shows a selection of works from the permanent collection of the  Center for Contemporary Arts. Durring his stay in Celje he also intiated a research focused on city urban structure. He included his findings in a new project Water, Suppositions and Urbanism that he showed for the first time in his solo exhibition in Likovni salon Gallery. 

Projects documentation can be found on following links:

https://vimeo.com/49503370 
http://vimeo.com/44625096
http://vimeo.com/44989422


Variable Physical Status, video still, 2011
Courtesy: Art Project Depot  and the author


AIR CELEIA RESIDENTS IN 2011

In March, our guest was KATARINA ZDJELAR (Serbia), an artist currently living and working in Rotterdam. Zdjelar’s practice consists of making video and sound pieces, book projects and platforms for knowledge-building. Through her practice, she communicates situations that promote critical thinking and acting and provides a creative model based on collective participation in and collective sharing of experiences and knowing. In Celje, she prepared a solo exhibition in the Gallery of Contemporary Arts entitled Stepping In – Out, in which she presented a selection of recent video works made in the period 2007–2010. The exhibition catalogue for Stepping In – Out was published with an extensive interview between Katarina Zdjelar and the artist Ine Lamers (based in Rotterdam).

 

 Katarina Zdjelar, solo exhibition Stepping In - Out, Gallery of Contemporary Arts, 2011, photo: Andraž Purg

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After Zdjelar, we hosted TRAVIS DEWAN, independent curator and art manager from Brisbane, Australia. Dewan is the director of Vegasspray, a web platform for the presentation and promotion of emerging young artists based in Brisbane. During his residence in Celje, he got acquainted with the art scene in the local as well the wider context and managed to initiate new forms of collaborations between Slovenian and Brisbane artists through the Cross City Experience project. More about the project can be found at: http://vegasspray.com/brisbaneslovenia/. Dewan also implemented a workshop focused on stencil art with high school students enrolled in the Fine Art Programme of Gimnazija Celje – Center.

 

 Travis Dewan                                                                                  Vegas Spray, Cross City Experience

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In May, we welcomed ALI BRAMEWELL, an artist from Auckland, New Zealand. Bramwell was selected to join our residence programme through the AIR CELEIA Open Call 2011. She works in the fields of sculpture, installation and performance. The main interest of her artistic practice is public space; she is interested in the political and social effects that art based outside of the gallery context can initiate and reveal. Bramwell’s artistic practice is underlined with action and with the participation of the audience, which takes on various roles in the process of making the work – it can be as a performative body, an observer, an assistant or invisible. During her residency in Celje, she presented a site-specific project entitled Repeat As Required, which took place in a corridor located on Aškerčeva Street in Celje’s city center.

You can find more about Bramwell at: http://www.springsteelchicken.co.nz/

 

Ali Bramwell, Repeat as Requiered, performance and installation, 2011, photo: Tomaz Črnej

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In October, we welcomed back our 2010 curator-in-residence JUAN de NIEVES (Spain). During his stay in Celje (October–December 2010), de Nieves implemented an extensive research focused on linking artistic and historical practices as a plausible form of critique. As an outcome, a project entitled Narrative In Progress was realized in the form of a discussion platform (a public arena in the Likovni Salon Gallery), artistic actions and interventions (at the Regional Museum Celje) and an exhibition held at the Plevnik – Kronkowska Gallery. The aim of the project was to put a question mark on cultural institutions and their functions in the public domain as well as to start a discussion about the instrumentalization of structures that are producing and distributing knowledge. The project included prominent artists from the Slovenian and international art scenes. More about the project can be found in the Likovni Salon Gallery archives.

Juan de Nieves opens Narrative in Progress project in Likovni salon Gallery

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