Residents / Interdisciplinary Residency November 2020

  • Alex Allan

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2020

    ‘Alongside his finely tuned antennae into current art practice and a broad appreciation of sculpture and its traditions, Alex Allan also absorbs research material from experiencing the environment around him. That is to say his identity as an artist is constructed not only through his engagement with the Art World, but by his observance and understanding of the physical realities of urban life at this point in history.

    Alex graduated with an MFA in Sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art in 2011. More recently he has been engaged in a number of public art projects and is co-founder and operator of Govan Project Space in Glasgow, where he lives and works.

    www.alexallan.co.uk

  • Emma Sandström

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2020

    Emma Sandström lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden. She received her BA (hons) in Fine
    Art Photography from Glasgow School of Art (2015) and more recently her MFA from Valand Art Academy (2020). Her practice centers around mythologies, rituals and the tactile materiality of objects. Her work investigates the notion of human interactions with objects and their surroundings, primarily focusing upon the theory of animism. The notion that a trace may somehow remain, long after such interventions. She creates her own physical and fictitious archives around this subject by using photography, video, found material and sculpture.

    www.emmasandstrom.com

  • Ieva Grigelionyte

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2020

    Ieva Grigelionyte was born in Klaipeda, a city on the Lithuanian coast. Before taking up art she gained a degree from law school, a diversion which came to exert a major influence over her artistic approach.
    Grigelionyte recently graduated in Fine Arts from the Iceland Academy of Arts and is currently based in Glasgow.

    Here she works on marrying her interest in food with visual arts. This relationship has been growing for a while, and foraging/cooking/eating has always taken a considerable part of her creative process.

    Food being rather accommodating to low key experimenting, the artist’s kitchen transforms easily into a lab and dinners quickly become research. These thoughts and wonderings led Grigelionyte into further explorations, the end product being ice cream as her main media.

    ieva.myportfolio.com

  • Ione Maria Rojas

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2020

    Ione Maria Rojas is a British-Mexican ecological and social artist. Earth is a vital medium for her, as are stories and ink. Living somewhat nomadically, between the UK, Mexico and now Scandinavia, she works with clay, printmaking, horticulture, land-based work and creative education. Ione likes to cultivate communication and connection between people, communities and the land they live in – including the other-than-humans we share our space with. Thanks to a British Council Crafting Futures grant she has recently been exploring what it means to work with indigenous clay in Mexico, a project she will be expanding upon during her time at Hospitalfield.

    Ione Maria Rojas‘ residency is support by an a-n Artist Bursary.

  • Laura Collins

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2020

    Using performance writing and installation art, Laura Collins dissects gender politics and analyses the way we interact with the natural environment. Currently, her work explores how the climate crisis exacerbates gender issues. Her creations are whimsical, poetic and bizarre, but firmly grounded in contemporary issues.

    Collins’ works include: ‘They Will Blame Chickens’ (Martin Myer Arena, 2018), ‘FREEFALL’ (The Burrow, 2018), ‘A Dog Called Monkey’ (Northcote Town Hall, 2017). Laura’s immersive art installation, ‘Plastisphere’, was presented at Grant St Theatre (2019), Melbourne Fringe (2019), Zero Waste Festival (2019) and Adelaide Fringe (2020). Laura has a Masters of Writing for Performance from the Victorian College of the Arts.

  • Lindsay Boyd

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2020

    Lindsay BoydLindsay Boyd is an artist and curator based in Edinburgh. She has an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Edinburgh College of Art.

    Her practice includes drawing, sculpture and installation and is concerned with the notion of the façade and duality, playing with ideas that centre around fictions and falsehoods. Her work references theatrical set design, maquettes and prop making that invoke unidentified narratives. New research areas include choreography, notation of movement and queer feminist narratives in literature.

    Boyd is currently Assistant Curator of Hidden Door, Edinburgh’s alternative arts festival, and a Board Member of All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre. She is a Freelance Project Coordinator and also works for The Fruitmarket Gallery.

  • Marian Balfe

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2020

    Marian Balfe is an Irish artist and designer based between Dublin and the midlands of Ireland. Her practice is multifaceted, and she uses a wide range of media and processes including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and zines to explore fragmented connections to place. These connections are initiated through memory and experience of certain objects, people and animals of a place. Recent exhibitions have included ARTWORKS 2019 at VISUAL, Carlow & peripheriesOPEN 2019, Gorey. Marian holds a BA in Fine Art (Paint) and Visual Culture from the National College of Art & Design, Dublin and a BSc in Architecture from University College Dublin.

    Whilst at Hospitalfield, Marian Balfe will use her time to explore zines as navigational tools for unresolved, aspirational paintings.

  • Phoebe Eustance

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2020

    Phoebe Eustance is an artist and researcher. Their practice explores an intersectional approach to critical pedagogy and anti-psychiatry movements, considering queer, feminist and disability issues within this. At Hospitalfield Phoebe will continue work on Unreason is reason dazzled, an ongoing project exploring socio-political histories of mental health care and collective capacities of ‘unlearning’. Currently, they are running ‘4.48 psychosis’ reading group at South London Gallery and are enrolled in CAMPUS Independent Study Programme at Nottingham Contemporary. In 2016, they received an MA in Research Architecture, Goldsmiths. They work primarily with audio and installation, and favour collective creation over individual practice.

  • Rachel Marsden

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2020

    Rachel Marsden is a curator, educator and arts writer researching transcultural studies, cultural and social translation, and curatorial practices in China and the Asia-Pacific. Also, interested in approaches to practice-based research, including publishing and writing as practice, and “pedagogies of practice” in learning and teaching.

    For this residency, Marsden aims to reignite her practice as a text and book artist by giving voice to invisible illness, impairment and disability in the arts. She will examine this personal aspect of her practitioner identity for the first time – publicly and critically – whilst establishing a dialogic community of practice in the region, to culminate in a self-published book.

    www.rachelmarsden.co.uk

    Supported by a bursary from a-n The Artists Information Company.