Residents / Interdisciplinary Residency November 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

  • Carolina Figueiredo

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2017

    Dance and Interdisciplinary Arts, Panama

    The Brazilian dancer, interpreter, educator, and choreographer Carolina Figueiredo studied in the MB Espaço de Dança (São Paulo) where she graduated as a classical ballet dancer specialised in repertoire, pas de deux and contemporary dance. She received professional training as a classical and contemporary dancer in the Centro Pro-Danza in La Habana (Cuba), where she was tutored by Laura Alonso. From 2007 to 2012, Carolina Figueiredo was a solo dancer at the Ballet Nacional de Panamá. During her work with the company, she participated in the Dance Open International Festival of Saint Petersburg, in Russia. As an independent dancer she worked with the Fundación Espacio Creativo de Panamá (FEC), where she went through a technical creative training. She is also an educator and a jazz, tap and contemporary dance choreographer, and a certified instructor in pilates through the Body Balance Method in the Academia de Danzas Steps de Panamá. Throughout her career she has received the aknowledgements for the Passo de Arte in São Paulo, and in the Festival de Dança de Joinville (Brazil) and the jury’s special mention in the Concurso Jóvenes Creadores Panama.

  • Clare Robertson

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2017
    Art Writing, Fictocritism, Research as Practice, UK
    Clare Robertson completed a degree in Fashion Design and co-founded the luxury accessories brand Strathberry of Scotland. In 2014 she left the fashion industry to study an MA in Contemporary Art Practice at Edinburgh College of Art. Graduating in September 2016 she has subsequently acquired a studio at Mutual Artists, had writing published in the JAWs journal of Art Writing and will be exhibiting as part of Edinburgh Students Art Festival at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh. Her work takes on a research as practice approach existing between theoretical and visual forms. She explores the self, identity and emotion through an ongoing critique of society and neoliberalism.

    http://www.automatedluxury.com

  • Elke Reinhuber

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2017

    Conceptual / Media Art, Singapore

    Elke Reinhuber is a specialist on choice, decision making and counterfactual thoughts in media arts. Currently, Reinhuber teaches and researches as assistant professor at the School of Art, Design and Media at NTU in Singapore. In her artistic practice, she investigates on the correlation between decisions and emotions and explores different strategies of visualisation and presentation, working with immersive environments, augmented reality and imaging technologies. In 2013, she was awarded a practice-based doctorate degree in media arts at UNSW, Sydney. Her artwork has been exhibited in several internationally acknowledged institutions.

    http://www.eer.de

  • Hannah Rose Whittle

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2017

    Visual Art, Sculpture, UK

    Hannah Rose Whittle graduated from University of Brighton where she was awarded a scholarship to study at Nagoya University of Arts, Japan. She has exhibited internationally and been selected for residencies at the International Ceramic Research Centre in Denmark and Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Aberdeenshire. She has participated in Home Workspace Programme at Ashkal Alwan in Beirut, Lebanon. Whittle works with sculpture, installation and the image to explore manifestations of time, impermanence and material values. Often responding to a specific place she is interested in the notion of the non-site, referencing rituals, material states and displacement.

    http://www.hannahrosewhittle.co.uk

  • Jenny Richards

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2017

    Writing, Curation, Sweden

    Jenny Richards is co-director of Konsthall C, Stockholm where together with Jens Strandberg she produces the exhibition and research project Home Works exploring the politics of domestic work and the home. Independent projects include: Manual Labours – an ongoing collaborative research project with Sophie Hope exploring physical relationships; and Flaneuse – a writing project with Tessa Lynch exploring gendered experiences of public space. In 2012 Jenny completed an MA in Art and Politics from Goldsmiths University. Prior to this she worked as Gallery Manager of Cubitt Gallery, London and Programme Manager of the Collective Gallery, Edinburgh.

    http://www.manuallabours.co.uk

  • Lisa Lipton

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2017

    Visual Arts – Installation, Performance, Video, Canada

    Maritime-born Lisa Lipton is a multidisciplinary artist, musician and director who received her B.F.A. from NSCAD University in 2003, and M.F.A. from the University of Windsor.  Her projects explore the potential for crossing genres of film, mixed media installation, performance, theatre and music.  She has exhibited her work on both a national and international level, most notably in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Windsor, Winnipeg, New York, Detroit, Texas, Berlin, and Amsterdam. She recently served as one of the Shortlist representatives for the Maritime Provinces within the Sobey Art Awards (2015).

    http://www.frankiefrankie.com

  • Michael Kent and Thom Walker

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2017

    Drawing and Printmaking, Germany / UK – Collaborative Solo Printmaking Place in Kinpurnie Print Studio

    Michael Kent, was born in Paisley in 1984 and is currently based in Berlin. Studied printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art with an exchange to Carnegie Mellon University in 2004 and attended the Mountain School of Art in Los Angeles in 2012.

    Thom Walker (born in Huddersfield, 1985) is an Artist and Writer who lives and works in London. He gained his Ba (hons) Fine Art: Environmental Art from Glasgow School of Art in 2007 after completing his Art Foundation at Leeds College of Art in 2004. He has recently become a member of the East London Printmakers studio.

  • W. Gage Ehmann

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2017

    Music (Cello Performance); Visual Arts, UK

    Cellist Gage Ehmann completed his MMus degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London with the creative direction of his first cross-arts collaboration Ligetilines, which explores the Ligeti Solo Cello Sonata through fresh watercolour, choreography, and composition. Now based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Gage wants to investigate gesture as a means of interdisciplinary creation, both through site-specific residency work with Glasgow’s Surge, and through educational outreach development with the Edinburgh International Festival. Chamber music is what first drew Gage to the moment when traditional communication ceases, and in its place a concentrated energy drives the music.

    http://www.ligetilines.com