Artist in Residence
In 2001 the Belvedere established its Artist in Residence-program and set up a studio and an apartment at the Augarten Contemporary. International artists are invited to spend time in Vienna in order to develop and present their work, familiarize themselves with the Austrian art scene, and enter into a dialogue with it.
Artists of the program since 2001 are Jakob Kolding, Jonathan Monk, Róza El-Hassan, Ann-Sofi Sidén, Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugito, Ugo Rondinone, Koo Jeong-A, Marcin Maciejowski, Silke Otto-Knapp, Julian Göthe, Gerard Byrne, Gülsün Karamustafa, Lucy McKenzie, Marianna Gartner, Christian Philipp Müller, Monika Schwitte, Ouyang Chun, David Maljković, Daniel Knorr, Michael Riedel, Seb Patane, Kiwon Hong, Jihye Park, Bernd Ribbeck, Sunghee Pae and Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Andy Coolquitt and Susanne Kriemann.
Artist in Residence July/September 2013
The work of Susanne Kriemann encompasses – on a formal level – experimental film, photography, and sculpture. Implicit in her artistic practice are questions such as: What constitutes an archive? How does it reflect the sedimentation of time and histories? How is an archive carried forward into the present? And for whom? Her exploration of various archives, her concern for the meaning, structure, and history ofpreserved materials as well as her intensive research process within actualarchives suggest the element of performance as integral to her practice. Incombination with her own photographs of specific settings and situations, the historical material that has been garnered from these research processes outlines a space where new critical associations are drawn, which ultimately reveal the entanglements of the archive’s trajectories with those of the present.
Artist in Residence April–July 2013
Andy Coolquitt collects things from the streets. Some are already somebody-mades, others raw material for further sculptural processing. These discrete objects question authorship and their own status. And what was public before, is now problematizing exhibition practice.
Andy Coolquitt is currently an artist-in-residence at 21er Haus. He was born in Texas in 1964, and lives in Austin. Coolquitt is perhaps most widely known for a house, a performance/studio/domestic space that began as his master's thesis project at the University of Texas at Austin in 1994, and continues to the present day. Recent exhibitions include attainable excellence at Blaffer Museum, Houston; chair w/paintings at Lisa Cooley, New York; + at Locust Projects, Miami; Everyday Abstract - Abstract Everyday at James Cohan Gallery, New York; Wir treffen uns am Abend at Galerie Kamm, Berlin; Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork… at Galerie Johann Koenig, Berlin; dwelling at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York; and Real Estate at Zero, Milan.
Artist in Residence January–April 2013
The French artist Lili Reynaud-Dewar (b. 1975 in La Rochelle) combines various media, such as installation, sculpture, performance, film, painting, and drawing, to create complex staged spaces. The performative moment is her focus; indeed the artist refers to her exhibitions as Environments for Performances. Her works often embrace elements of dance, theater, design, and pop music and address the notion of cultural identity caught between individual experience and societal stereotypes. Lili Reynaud-Dewar has developed projects on a wide variety of subjects, for example the beginnings of film production by Thomas Edison (Black Mariah, 2009), the life and work of Ettore Sottsass (In Every Room There is the Ghost of Sex, 2008), or slave communities in Jamaica in the nineteenth century (The Center and The Eyes, 2006).
Lili Reynaud-Dewar lives and works in Paris and Grenoble. After studying at the École Régionale des Beaux Arts de Nantes, the artist did a master’s degree at the Glasgow School of Art. Her solo exhibitions in recent years include: Ceci est ma maison / This is my place, Magasin, Grenoble, 2012; Cleda’s Chairs, Bielefeld Kunstverein, Bielefeld, 2011; Antitheater, Frac Champagne Ardennes, Reims, 2010, and Interpretation, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, 2010. She has also contributed to many international exhibitions including La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2012; The End of Money, Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2011; The Château, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, 2011 and Elles@centrepompidou, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2009. Her plans for 2013 encompass solo exhibitions at Kunstraum Innsbruck and Le Consortium, Dijon, and participating in the Lyon Biennale.
Artist in Residence November/December 2012
The Korean artist Sunghee Pae (b. 1980 in Gumi/Korea) addresses urban space in her work and examines its role as the ideal place. Architectural designs from rapidly evolving megacities as well as historical sites, such as Renaissance and Baroque gardens, constitute the content and composition of her works. On the one hand the artist addresses people’s innate desire to create the ideal landscape environment. On the other the deserted, emphatically artificial landscapes in her installations, resembling sprawling architecture models, indicate the failure of such visions and capture the thin line between utopian and dystopian scenarios.
Sunghee Pae was invited to Vienna as part of an artist exchange program initiated by the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs as part of the celebrations to mark 120 years of diplomatic relations between Korea and Austria and 50 years since their recommencement. The Belvedere and the National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea (NMCA) were both selected to send three artists to an artist-in-residence program in the partner country. Following Kiwon Hong and Jihye Park, Sunghee Pae was a guest at the Belvedere’s studio in the Augarten at the end of 2012.
Artist in Residence September/October 2012
Exploring a non-linear concept of time is a major factor in the art of Bernd Ribbeck (b. 1974 in Cologne). Images are formed through layering and displacement and they are characterized by an indefinable dimension in time. Ribbeck’s small-scale abstract paintings are composed of geometric forms like circles, ellipses, rhombuses and triangles, recalling the vocabulary of forms from avant-garde movements in the early twentieth century. Yet these are detached from a historical context and transported into their own world of timeless, non-representational imagery. His works are characterized by an elaborate process of removing and applying paint and expanding and containing forms that engenders a tension between color and form, line and surface, destruction and construction.
Bernd Ribbeck lives and works in Berlin. He studied art history and then painting at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin, the Akademie der bildenden Künste Munich, and the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. In 2002 he lived and worked at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. Since 2000 the artist’s work has been showcased in numerous solo exhibitions both in Germany and abroad, including Galerie Kamm, Berlin; Alison Jacques Gallery, London; Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich; and Oldenburger Kunstverein with Claudia Wieser. He has also participated in important international group exhibitions, for example The Long Dark, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2010); Manifesta 2008, Trentino and the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (2008).
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