VISUAL ARTISTS / VIZUALIEJI MENAI
International Artists Residency / Tarptautinė menininkų rezidencija
Eva Vēvere, Riga, Latvia
UNCLASSIFIED Vol.III, work session with choreographer Favela Vera Ortiz at Asematila, Helsinki
Eva Vēvere lives and works in Riga in the 365 working day organization PROFISS, where she develops ideas related to the function of an artist as a doer of work. A graduate of the Art Academy of Latvia’s Painting Department, she also studied at the Helsinki Aca...demy of Fine Arts. She works in various media, including process-based events, installation, drawing, and video. In recent years, her exhibition activity has included group shows at the Latvian National Museum of Art, the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum Italy, Totaldobže Art Center and collaborations with professionals from the fields of contemporary dance and music.
Eva Vēvere perceives drawing as a frequency and is focused on processes through which it is possible to end up in another space of consciousness as a result of repetition. She is interested in duality and in that which can be touched. In the spaces, situations and books she creates, documentary sequences and situations often merge, together with constructed characters and experiences arising from concentrated and relaxed action
Szigeti G Csongor, Budapest, Hungary
Private Trap 2.0 /Dome/, Velence (HU), 2016
Szigeti studied at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts (Budapest), Graphics and Intermedia Departments. In his diversified work one can find conceptual art, objects, kinetic sculptures, site specific, public artworks, installations, videos. His visual language is mainly inspired by the technical media, high tech, low tech, objects from the history of technological evolution and the phenomena of nature. In his art he is preoccupied with the ideas of vision, motion, action, interaction. Based in Budapest, working in various places.
Šaryk Zahálková, Pardubice, Czeck Republic
“I understand artistic expression as a significant communication tool that helps to prospect and reveal important topics that concern us and our contemporary society. I am concerned in live dialogue between art historians, artists, architects, urbanists, sociologists and community members. And so that as a visual artist I mostly deal with s...uch topics as memory, public space and architecture and its perception. My art range includes drawing, time-based media, sound art and community oriented participative projects.”
Šárka Zahálková is member of the Offcity Collective, an independent platform acting within fields of arts, architecture, community work and art production based in Pardubice, CZ. She has strong experience of collaborative creative projects, but she also works as a single artist. Her background is in hand drawing, illustration and animation. She is interested in working with public space, its perception and memory. See more
Francisco Janes, Vilnius/Lisbon, Lithuania/Portugal
Gojus, screenshot, 2015
Francisco Janes is a Portuguese media artist and film-maker whose activity includes site-specific installations, electro-acoustic composition, performance, photography, film and video. Conceptual in nature yet intricately related to (f)actual reality, his work is strongly grounded in an idea of expe...rience, privileging perception over language. It has been investigating, among other things, notions of montage and duration akin to the preoccupations of contemporary cinema, however taking the indeterminate permutations of phenomena and the observer in time as the key element in the ontological becoming of spaces. He holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles and was a Fellow at the Experimental Intermedia Foundation in New York. His work has shown in galleries, museums and non-institutional spaces in Europe, Asia and the United States.
Csenge Kolozsvári, Budapest/Montreal, Hungary/Canada
Untitled (Speculative Proposition) 2013
Csenge Kolozsvári is an interdisciplinary artist exploring the embodied relationship between thought, movement and sound through the process of change – a transformation by repetition. Using sound, video, sculpture, light and human presence she creates synesthethic, multisensory pieces.
Gundega Makita Evelone & Andris Landaus
Gundega Makita Evelone & Andris Landaus, Latvia
Screenshot from performance "Razhghanrazhghiitha" 2014
Gundega Evelone is a multidisciplinary artist. Although she holds an MA in Sculpture from the Art Academy of Latvia, her practice spans various mediums that are called upon as required in order to create an ever more encompassing staged version of reality that strives to wholly involve and influence the viewer.
Andris Landaus is more popular like exhibition set designer, but working in art by himself he focus on conceptualism, searching paradoxes and irony.
Both artists often work together and mix their different artistic methods to create entirely new art forms.
Online performance art festival, 2016
photo: Eduard Reyes
Joana Gelazyte (1985), Lithuanian performance artist based in Norway since 2012. She educated from Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, Lithuania (2005 – 11). 2014 – till now, a member of PAO (Performance Art in Oslo) organization. Joana works with performance, vídeo, photography, installations.
Project "Grandchildren. Grandparents. Clothes", Žagarė, 2016
Justina Christauskaitė had studied in Vilnius Academy of Arts and has Photography and Media arts bachelor (2006) and master (2010). Her current field of interest concentrates around analog photography – she analyzes Lithuanian history and culture with the help of it. The main object of analysis is chosen to be clothes and things.
In the year 2016 Justina finished her long-lasting project, called “Grandchildren. Grandparents. Clothes.” and made four exhibitions around Lithuania. The main idea of the project was to analyze what has survived or was inherited after the grandparents (clothes, materials, things) and to use those things to dress the grandchildren. In this way Justina also tried to strengthen the bond and revive the communication between grandchildren/grandparents generations. The pictures were taken with analogue cameras all around Lithuania and they were also taken in Žagarė this small town is dear and familiar to Justina, as her mother lived there when she was little, till 11 years of age.
For ability to make this project Justina is very thankful to Lithuanian Council for Culture.
Currently Justina is trying to implement the same grandparents/grandchildren project in Denmark and also she is doing one project in Lithuania, which is also about the clothes, but the clothes in the second hand shops all around Lithuania.
Judith Lesur was born in 1971 in Lyon, France, where she's currently living and working....
Her career embraces different art disciplines : from philosophy studies, fiction writing and theatre directing to photography, video making and performances.
She uses several techniques, including photo-montages and collages mixed in surrealist animated videos. She often stages herself in pictures with masks, questioning her hybrid nature, a mixture of human, animal and vegetable features.
She takes part in exhibitions and art residencies in Europe (especially with KaNîBaL’HoPoX and ArToll Kunstlabor), and was invited as a writer or a video artist on projects in Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Madagascar.
She also conducts international social art projects in prisons (France, Lithuania, Madagascar).
About the performance :
A danced dialogue
between two visual artists
skin becoming screen
eye becoming projector
hand sewing digital imag
Židrija Janušaitė, Kaunas, Lithuania
Longing for something that I can‘t explain with words.
Prolonged state of yearning. It stretches.
It is not the past, it is not specific place or person.
Maybe it is imaginary moments, when I had the whole world time...