Residents / Interdisciplinary Residency August 2017

Selectors: Jude Barber, Architect-Director, Collective Architecture; Janine Matheson, Creative Producer, Visual Artist and Executive Director of Creative Edinburgh; Nuno Sacramento, Director, Peacock Visual Arts

  • Barbara Bargiel

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2017

    Film, UK

    Barbara Bargiel (b.1982, Poland ) has lived and worked for the past 12 years in London. She studied Scenography at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Photography at the University of East London. Recent exhibitions include Vamalgam7 at Victoria & Albert Museum, NAA Festival at the Biblioteca Municipal (Barcelos, Portugal), Space Invaders: Neighbourhood Watch at the Jewish Community Centre (JW3, London), and a solo show Waiting Room at Platform1 Gallery with the participatory performance at Wandsworth Common Train Station (London).

  • David Penny

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2017

    Photography, Moving Image, UK

    David Penny works with the photography and objects. He is interested in translations between things and their images and the potential of the photograph to make new and be productive rather than functioning as document. A starting point for practice is often overlooked objects that have been discarded or are a found in an everyday working space. Simple things become invested with significance through framing and construction for the camera. Recent projects include A Quality of Distance, METAL Liverpool and Spatial Correspondences, RAUMX London. His work has been exhibited at Open Eye Gallery, UK and ShanghART, Shanghai.

  • Holly Willats

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2017

    Curating, Writing, UK

    Holly Willats is an independent curator, and the founder & director of the not-for-profit arts organisation Art Licks, which she launched in 2010. Through Art Licks and independent projects, she has curated events and exhibitions across London, including the ICA, Victoria & Albert Museum, South London Gallery, Zabludowicz Collection, and Bold Tendencies. In 2017 she will curate exhibitions at Beck Road and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. She is the recipient of the Arts Council & British Council International Development Fund, which will take her to Bogota, Colombia in 2017 where she will be in residence at FLORA.

  • Jennifer Clews

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2017

    Visual Artist (video-based sculpture), and Academic Researcher, UK

    Jennifer Clews graduated from the Sculpture and Environmental Art department at The Glasgow School of Art in 2013. As a participating artist at the RSA: New Contemporaries in Edinburgh (2014), her work received the Peacock Visual Arts Award for the Moving Image. During her studies within the M(Litt) Art History, Politics, Transgression programme at Glasgow University (2015 – 2016), her dissertation examined social, aesthetic, and political discourse in relation to Glasgow-based collective video practices c.1973 – 1978. From this perspective, her work today examines video itself in sculptural terms, seeking to contextualise the employment of this medium in its present-day manifestations.

  • Lisa Clarkson

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2017

    Screenwriting, UK

    Lisa Clarkson graduated from Screen Academy Scotland with an MA Screenwriting in 2016, having completed an MA English Literature at the University of Edinburgh in 2014. She had two babies early in life, then gained two degrees later in life – this unconventional, topsy turvy path has coloured the perspective from which she writes; mainly for screen, sometimes for stage, always in humour. She lives and works in Edinburgh.

  • Maria Georgoula

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2017

    Visual Arts, UK

    Born in 1978 in Athens, Maria Georgoula lives and works in Derbyshire, UK & Athens, Greece. She graduated with an MFA from Slade School of Art,  London in 2008 and a BA Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London in 2004. Using materials such as plaster, meringue and DIY objects, Georgoula’s works take the form of relief sculptures and sculptural environments informed by a semi-humorous and apathetic banality. Absurdist scripts, Raymond Roussel’s early surrealist texts, garden and leisure centres in the UK and folk museums, remain regular points of visit for her practice. For a number of years, Georgoula has also coordinated the Nauru Project, an online, collaborative, artists’ project on the story of the remote Pacific island of Nauru; the smallest island-nation in the world. She has exhibited extensively in the UK, Greece and abroad.

  • Pamela Breda

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2017

    Visual Arts, Video Art, Installation, Performance, Italy

    Pamela Breda was born in 1982, in Vittorio Veneto (Italy). She lives and works in Venice. In 2012 she received her MA in Visual Arts from IUAV University, Italy. Her work has been exhibited in international venues in Venice, London, Santander, Salzburg, Trondheim, and in institutions such as Karlsruhe Kunsthalle, Fondation Francois Schneider, La Casa Encendida, Fondation Botin,
    Fondation Bevilacqua La Masa and Venice Architecture Biennal, Moscow Biennal. Her main area of research is focused on cultural visual tropes and traditions, on the contingency of the artistic process and on its multiple outcomes.

  • Shannon Quinn

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2017

    Writing, Poetry, Canada

    Shannon Quinn is the author of Questions for Wolf (Thistledown Press). Her work has appeared in Prairie Fire, CV2, The Mackinac, Room, subTerrain, Existere and The Literary Review of Canada along with journals in the US and the UK. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art in Theatre from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Radio and Television Production from Ryerson University. She has produced numerous audio documentaries for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

  • Sheila Nadimi

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2017

    Visual Art, Print, Canada – Solo Printmaking Place in Kinpurnie Print Studio

    Sheila Nadimi is a visual artist working in various media with a focus on the relationship between materials and ideas. Born in Canada to an Iranian mother and a Dutch father her practice has embraced contrast, ambiguity and contradictions across media. She received a Bachelors of Arts in Geography from McGill University before turning toward the Visual Arts and an interest in the relationship between place and narrative still runs through her work. She is currently on faculty at John Abbott College in Montreal where she teaches in the Visual Arts Department and Studio Art for the Arts and Science program.

  • Yulia Kovanova

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2017

    Art: spacial installations, sometimes in collaboration with musicians and dancers, UK

    Born in Siberia, Russia, Yulia Kovanova has lived in Scotland for over ten years. In June 2016 she achieved MFA with distinction in the Art, Space & Nature programme at the Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. Her art practice concerns with the investigation of movement, borders and boundaries and perception, exploring the crossovers between people, society and environment. Working from the idea that everything is interconnected, she explores these areas through an interdisciplinary approach and across a range of media, including installation, video, sound and through collaborations with dancers, musicians, scientists and intermedia artists.