Residents / ROSL Scholars 2013

Hospitalfield and the Royal Over-Seas League worked with exhibiting partners Generator, Dundee; Iniva, London and Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow to select the artists.

  • Adele Todd

    ROSL Scholars 2013

    Trinidad & Tobago. Selected with CCA, Glasgow.

    Adele Todd studied in the United States graduating from Pratt Institute New York with a BFA in Graphic Design in 1991. Looking at heavy societal issues, using thread in the traditional art of embroidery, is at the heart of the work of Adele Todd. She also practices Performance. From the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, Todd’s work has been seen internationally at two Beijing Biennales, and in America at the group show for contemporary Caribbean Art, Rockstone & Bootheel, among others.

  • Lerato Shadi

    ROSL Scholars 2013

    South Africa. Selected with Iniva, London.

    Lerato Shadi is a South African artist who lives in Berlin, Germany. She completed a BFA in Fine Art from the University of Johannesburg and is currently studying for an MFA from Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee. The prevailing themes in Shadi’s work are a performative investigation into transformation, or transition, through performance from absence to presence, from subject to object, and vice versa. She uses elements such as concentration, breath, duration and span to establish an exploration of the performer in space and time. Knitting, installation, video and sound are some of the media Shadi has utilised. An additional and intrinsic element to her work is the titling, mainly in her mother tongue Setswana, which plays on the politics of inclusion and exclusion. In 2010 she had a solo exhibition Mosako Wa Seipone at GoetheonMain in Johannesburg. From 2010 to 2012 she was a member of the Bag Factory artist studios in Fordsburg, Johannesburg. In 2012 her work was featured at the Dak’art Biennale in Senegal and in the III Moscow International Biennale. She is a fellow of Sommerakademie 2013 (Zentrum Paul Klee).

  • Mehreen Murtaza

    ROSL Scholars 2013

    Pakistan. Selected with GENERATORprojects, Dundee.

    Mehreen Murtaza is an artist who works in a variety of media based in Lahore, Pakistan. She graduated with a Batchelor of Fine Art from Beaconhouse National University, Lahore in 2008. By manipulating the viewer to create confusion, Murtaza presents everyday objects as well as references to texts, painting and architecture. Pompous writings and Utopian constructivist designs are juxtaposed with trivial objects. Her artworks bear strong political references and the possibility or the dream of the annulment of a (historically or socially) fixed identity is a constant focal point. In 2013 Murtaza has exhibited in We have Arrived Nowhere, 2nd Transnational Pavilion, 55thBiennale di Venezia and has forthcoming projects with The Studio Museum, New York, USA; Experimenter, Kolkata, India; and a solo show Transmission From A Missing Satellite as part of Frame, Frieze London.