Residents / 2022

  • Agnieszka Mastalerz

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2022

    Young female artist based in Warsaw, Poland. While working mainly with video, installation, and performance, she focuses on mechanisms of control and processes influencing and exploiting an individual. She uses her poetic visual language to analyse restrictive rules established within intimate relationships, communities, states, or companies, and towards the natural environment.

    Graduate of the Studio of Spatial Activities by Mirosław Bałka at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2018), visiting student of Candice Breitz and Eli Cortiñas at Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig (DAAD scholarship for 2019/20), previously of Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin at the HFBK in Hamburg (2017/18). She also holds a degree in cultural studies from the University of Warsaw (2015).

    Her works were presented in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Starak Family Foundation in Warsaw (2019), Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Fondation Hippocrène in Paris (2018), Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (laureate of the 16. Hestia Artistic Journey Competition, 2017), and Otwock Studio (2016). At the beginning of 2020 Agnieszka was a resident of AiR Futura, Prague.

    www.agnieszkamastalerz.com 

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    In Hospitalfield Agnieszka Mastalerz will develop her idea of a performance based on an intimate relation between people who make an effort to rescue one another from an approaching crisis. The work draws mainly from an essay by Zygmunt Bauman: From Pilgrim to Tourist – or a Short History of Identity.

  • Alexis Hudgins

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2022

    Alexis Hudgins’ practice co-opts methods used in the production of reality TV to generate new forms through installation, video, performance and writing. Using her experience as a producer for reality television and artist Paul McCarthy, her work considers the often overlooked workers, practices, and sites of labor behind the production of both reality television and contemporary art—each requiring a distinct set of labor skills. She is currently living in London while finishing her dissertation for a PhD in art history, theory and criticism with a concentration in art practice at University of California, San Diego.

  • Joanna Acevedo

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2022

    Joanna Acevedo is writer living and working in New York City. She is an MFA Candidate in Fiction at New York University. She received her BA in Literary Studies and BFA in Illustration from the New School in 2019.
    Her writing deals with the intersection between sex, gender, and mental illness. Her novel, Charlieland, is about obsession, forgiveness, and love for the Tinder generation in New York City. Her work has been seen in Seventh Wave Magazine, Flying Island Literary Journal, Barnhouse Literary Journal, and others. She currently teaches fiction and poetry at New York University and is a 2020-2021 NYU Goldwater Fellow.

  • Lisette Frimannslund

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2022

    Lisette Frimannslund is a visual artist from Bergen, Norway, now based in The Netherlands. She holds a MSc in Industrial Design Engineering from the TU Delft (2004) and a BFA from The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (2014).

    Her main focus lies in the connections between perception, memory, place and movement. She combines elements of photography, drawing, writing and painting; sometimes in the form of an itinerary; a part fact, part fiction travelogue through time, space, memory or mind.

    Currently moving towards making artist books, time at Hospitalfield will be spent on two publications where both words and image play a role.

  • Shannon Quinn

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2022

    Shannon Quinn is the author of three collections of poetry. Her newest collection, Mouthful of Bees, was published by Mansfield Press in December 2021. Quinn’s work has been widely published in literary journals. She recently co-created an immersive digital eco-myth on climate grief that can be experienced here:https://whosewoods.org/biophilia/.

    Previously, Quinn worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a radio producer. She now divides her time between writing and peer counseling at the Centre for Addiction and Mental  Health in Toronto, Canada. More of her work can be seen at www.shannonquinnpoetry.com/

  • Barbara Bargiel

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2022

    Barbara Bargiel is a film director and scriptwriter based in London. She moved across from visual and performance art to film, making initially experimental films. Barbara is a recent graduate of NFTS Filmmaking Certificate (2020) supported by the Campaign Bootcamp Community Fund.In 2021, she received the Screenskills bursary to progress her filmmaking career- including selection to the mentoring programme for the neurodiverse Writers/ Directors set up by the TripleC/ Danc/ Screenskills a part of BFI Future Film Skills in the UK.In Fall 2021, she was selected to the Sundance CoLLabs Directing & Visual Storytelling to workshop my script. Collab attendance was possible thanks to the Film & TV Charity Bursary. In 2022, she was selected to another Sundance Co//ab Workshop to write her first feature outline, which she is pursuing now. She wants to spend the Interdisciplinary Residency in Scotland writing her first feature film.

  • Emma Sandström

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2022

    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

  • Lili Chin

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2022

    Lili Chin is a visual artist based in New York City. Her interdisciplinary art practice incorporates natural materials, film, video, ceramics, weaving and mixed media to mine historical and personal narratives. She is inspired by nature, ancient rituals, nomadism and personal memory. She has exhibited in New York at Microscope Gallery, 601 Art Space, Abrazo Interno Gallery as well as several other art organizations in the US, Scotland, Latin America, Europe and China. She has also created commissioned installations for museums and institutions in the US and China, including the He Xiangning Museum in Shenzhen and the Ely Center of Contemporary Art, CT. She has participated in several residencies, including the MacDowell Colony, The Studios at Mass MoCA, Swatch Art Peace Hotel and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

  • Michele Brody

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2022

    Michele Brody is a mixed-media environmental artist based in The Bronx. Her work is inspired by the range of communities she has come in contact with while living and working as an artist-in-residence throughout the United States and abroad. Her practice is informed by a desire to understand how we manage the constant state of entropy we live in, and the ephemeral qualities of memory and experience within the constant flux of life. During her time at Hospitalfield she plans to focus on her writing as she prepares to publish books documenting two long-term projects. These include: a series of travelogues she has been writing since 1998 when she first started working as an artist-in-residence in France. The second is an interactive community-based project of sharing tea and stories titled “Reflections in Tea.”

    www.michelebrody.com

  • Molly Lambe

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2022
    Molly Lambe is an artist and writer living in Queens, New York. Through her work, she’s interested in finding language to talk about care, illness, dignity, tenderness and joy. She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Studio Art from New York University and has worked as an arts educator in public schools and libraries. She plans to use her time at Hospitalfield to work on a collection of short stories that explore ideas about dependence, emotional labor and the interpersonal effects of American militarization.  
  • Paula Lopez Zambrano

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2022

    Taking the form of exhibitions, screenings, public programmes, residencies and texts, Paula Lopez Zambrano’s research centres on the relationship between curatorial practice and theory. Zambrano is working within the intersections of post-colonial, de-colonial, feminist and queer studies, looking into strategies of disruption, resistance and re-enactment within performance, moving image and sound art. These approaches combine interests in philosophy, art theory and contemporary art, focusing on notions of embodiment, materiality and ontology.

    Zambrano has developed a strong interest in time and temporality, conceiving the accidental, discontinuous and counter-temporal as modes of curatorial research.

  • Sally Richardson

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2022

    Sally Richardson is one of Australia’s most experienced & respected independent artists working across the arts. A director, writer, performer & producer she is passionately committed to the creation of hybrid work & developing collaborations with other artists championing the voice, artistry and presence of women in the performing arts.

    Sally has developed, produced and toured over 30 original works through her company Steamworks Arts and is Artistic Director of MAXIMA Circus. She has taught and undertaken residencies across Australia, in Iceland, Taiwan & Hong Kong.

    Sally has been commissioned/worked for companies inc: Black Swan Theatre Company, Perth Theatre Company, Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Deckchair Theatre, The Flying Fruitfly Circus, The National Institute of Circus Arts, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, WAAPA, Performing Lines and NAISDA, with productions of her work awarded Helpmann, Green Room, Blue Room, Ausdance WA Awards, Dance Australia Critics Choice and presented at major arts festivals nationally & internationally. Sally is a graduate of Australia Council for the Arts Leaders program in 2020.

    Dance/theatre works include; the award winning The Drover’s Wives, Standing Bird & Standing Bird 2. In 2015 as an Asialink artist she co-created with ten performers The Ghost Project: JHIH at Taipei Artist Village. She has directed/ produced dance films; The Drover’s Wives, Standing Bird 1 & 2, Mermaid X, Eliza & VAKA exhibiting films nationally & internationally. In 2018 she premiered short dance/theatre works VOSS (Flesh & Bones) for Micromove & pvi Kiss Club (PICA) and #thatwomanjulia with STRUT for NEXT, Move Me Festival 2018. She showcased #thatwomanjulia & GUI SHU at Dance Massive 2019.

    Recent works include MEDEA for Black Swan Theatre Company, world premieres CATCH! (AWESOME Festival), award-winning Australian/Taiwan collaboration 歸屬GUI SHU (belong) (Steamworks Arts co-production with PLWA/PICA) and CONNECT; a sound & video installation for the Asialink/Taipei Artist Village tenth anniversary exhibition. In 2020 she showcased GUI SHU at APAM at AsiaTOPA & new work JULIA at PLWA Creative hub & hybrid circus/dance work MUSE for Strut/Tura New Music program Situ8 (STCWA). In 2021 Sally will direct Savage Grace by Alana Valentine & premiere JULIA, a co-creation with Natalie Allen. Her online dance on film International collaboration Feminism Has No Borders will premiere at the Perth International Arts Festival.

    Website: https://www.steamworks.net.au/about

  • Caroline Minchew

    Interdisciplinary Residency October 2022

    Caroline Minchew is a photographer and artist currently working and living in Brooklyn, New York.

    Using the landscape as an intuitive guide to understand and articulate personal and collective stories, she is interested in the idea of psychogeography and how spaces can be explored through movements based on how one feels over what one knows. Minchew works in various mediums including alternative and historic photographic processes and photographs using a large format camera. For the last five years, she has focused on platinum palladium printing and is published in the publication Platinum and Palladium Photographs: Technical History, Connoisseurship, and Preservation (Constance McCabe, ed. Washington: American Institute for Conservation, 2017).

    She has exhibited in galleries throughout the United States and has works housed in the permanent collections of the National Museum of American History and the National Gallery of Art Photograph Study Collection in Washington, D.C.

  • Fiona Crangle

    Interdisciplinary Residency October 2022

    Through her figurative paintings and drawings, Fiona Crangle studies moments of shift and change that demand a rewriting of a person’s worldview. She and her subjects connect through curiosity fuelled, exploratory exchanges that allow for collaborative decision-making around an image, reducing the passivity implied by the word “sitter”. Her work appropriates gestures and narratives from art history, and places them within a contemporary context.

    Crangle holds a B.F.A. and a B.E.d. and runs a mentoring style studio space. She also cofounded and is currently on the curatorial committee of a grass roots art centre, Critical Mass, which engages her small Canadian town in contemporary art experiences through residencies, installations and community projects.

  • Laura Collins

    Interdisciplinary Residency October 2022

    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.

  • Marian Balfe

    Interdisciplinary Residency October 2022

    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.

  • Marilyn Longstaff

    Interdisciplinary Residency October 2022

    Marilyn Longstaff has written five books of poetry. She lives in Darlington and is a member of Vane Women.

    Longstaff is hoping that Hospitalfield will help her shape her next collection of poetry to include several sequences: Pit Brow Lasses about women who worked in the North of England coalfields (based on paintings at the Mining Art Gallery, Bishop Auckland); Eavesdropping – a sound diary. Poems about the experience of gradually losing her hearing;The Salvation Army Officer’s Daughter – a History of Leaving– something you leave but it doesn’t leave you, stitched as it is into the fabric of your being.

  • Martha Orbach

    Interdisciplinary Residency October 2022

    Martha Orbach is a visual artist living in Glasgow. She makes work about our relationship with the environment, migration, how we speak about the unspeakable, or make a home in the aftermath. Working with drawing, printmaking, and moving image she often combines analogue and digital processes, text and image, fact and fiction.

    She’s collaborated with musicians, communities, and scientists, including at Bethlem Royal Hospital, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, and Freedom from Torture. She studied at the University of East Anglia, London College of Communication and Camberwell College of Art. She’s currently developing work around the title – To Build A Home.

  • Michael Brailey & Callum Coomber

    Interdisciplinary Residency October 2022

    Michael Brailey is based between Manchester (UK) and Hamburg (DE). His work – often foregrounding text, screens and voices – has filtered contemporary anxiety through systems of data transfer, computation, evolution, body tension, ecology, ekphrasis and Love.

    He has hosted on radio stations including NTS and ma3azef, and has been written about in publications including Dazed, FACT and AQNB. He has performed, been performed or exhibited at Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Snape Maltings (UK); ZKM, Kampnagel, LICHTHOF Theater (DE) and elsewhere.

    He also curates VIRTUALLYREALITY, an events series programming adventurous new music and performance in Manchester since 2017.

    Callum Coomber is a performer, composer and guitarist with interests in ecology, green politics, and multidisciplinary art.

    Last year Callum collaborated with composer MICHAELBRAILEY to create the online meditative experience ‘You, Copiphora gorgonensis’ which invites listeners to metamorphize into a grasshopper like insect. More recently, he has released two albums with the duo Besingende Gedalland – a venture spurred on by desires to connect with other people and with the more-than-human world.

    He is the co-director for the Manchester based events series VIRTUALLYREALITY and a member of the ensemble SHOAL.

  • Celia Turley

    Interdisciplinary Residency 2022

    Celia Turley is a creative facilitator and cultural organiser. She creates spaces for conversation, collaboration, civic action and joy, propelled by a belief in communities’ power to develop solutions to the issues that affect them. Recent projects have seen her producing a co-created programme exploring the heritage of council housing and a forum theatre residency for people with lived experience of homelessness. Celia has been actively working to realign her life in recognition of the climate crisis. This sees her convening The Resilience Reading Circle, an arts-led reading group that nurtures creative strategies for radical resilience in the face of climate emergency.

  • Emma Pfeiffer

    Interdisciplinary Residency 2022

    Emma Pfeiffer is an architect and researcher based between London and the US. In 2021, she completed her graduate studies in the Department of Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her thesis proposed a cyclical strategy of structural disassembly and material reuse, in the context of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York.

    She has practiced as an architect in New York City, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London. Her own interdisciplinary work incorporates writing, object-making and architectural design. At Hospitalfield, she will be fabricating and choreographing the collaborative assembly of a small roof structure.

  • Natalie Vestin

    Interdisciplinary Residency 2022

    Natalie Vestin is a writer, artist, and infectious diseases researcher from Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA. She is the author of the chapbooks Gomorrah, Baby and Shine a light, the light won’t pass, and her essays and art have appeared in numerous literary journals. With E.A. Farro, she is the co-creator of “Science Love Letters,” a multidisciplinary project that explores how being a scientist is like always writing a love letter.

    While at Hospitalfield, she intends to create a body of work comprising text, art, and book-making as part of her multi-year project “A Field Guide to Invisible Landscapes.”

  • Phoebe Pryor

    Interdisciplinary Residency 2022

    Phoebe Pryor is an artist based in Amsterdam. She is intrigued by the systems of organisation we create, and the everyday personal rhythms. Collecting and cataloguing moments that catch her eye she attempts to create a (nonsensical) logic.

    After graduating BA History of Art from the University of Leeds she studied on the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Kingston University. In 2019 Pryor was awarded the Atlas House Residency in Seoul. She is one half of the audio and visual collaboration ‘Mud Mike’ and continues ongoing collaborations with designers, musicians, DJ’s, illustrators and artists.

  • Yvette Bathgate

    Interdisciplinary Residency 2022

    Yvette Bathgate is a visual artist based in Aberdeen. She is interested in thinking and making through different collaborative practices; knowledge, skill and resource sharing, community building, supportive space making and working through structures of labour and care. Day to day Yvette works with different groups of people in hospital settings, schools and community groups, using art as a tool for social practice to build connection, relationships, wellbeing and resilience.

    Graduate of Grays School of Art Contemporary Art Practice, 2017, and Graduate in Residence 2018. Yvette works as a part of artist groups Tendency Towards and Tacts for Togetherness. She has recently shown work in Assembly House, Leeds; The Suttie Art Space, Aberdeen; Generator Projects, Dundee; The Barn, Banchory; Silvermuseet, Arjeplog Sweden.