Residents / 2022

  • Agnieszka Mastalerz

    Interdisciplinary Residency 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.

  • Colette Sadler

    Interdisciplinary Residency 2022

    Colette Sadler trained in Classical Ballet she completed a BA (Hons) at the Laban centre London and worked Internationally as a dancer until 2002. Sadler’s performance works have been shown in numerous dance and visual arts contexts including Kaai theatre Brussels, South Bank Centre London, Nottingham Contemporary, Les Lattitudes Contemporains France , OGR Turin ,TRAMWAY and as part of the British Council Showcase 2019. In 2019 she curated the a multi-disciplinary arts symposium “ Present Futures” in collaboration with CCA Glasgow and GoMa.

    During her residency she will work on a new film Installation work with artist Mikko Gaestel.

    www.colettesadler.com

  • Emma Sandström

    Interdisciplinary Residency 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

  • Joanna Acevedo

    Interdisciplinary Residency 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.

  • Laura Collins

    Interdisciplinary Residency 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.

  • Lili Chin

    Interdisciplinary Residency 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.

  • Lisette Frimannslund

    Interdisciplinary Residency 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.

  • Lou Sheppard

    Interdisciplinary Residency 2022

    Lou Sheppard is a Canadian artist working in interdisciplinary audio, performance and installation based practice.

    They have exhibited in Canada and internationally, notably in the Toronto Biennial, in the Antarctic Biennale and the Antarctic Pavilion in Venice. In 2017 Sheppard received the Emerging Atlantic Artist Award and in 2018 they were an international residency recipient of the Sobey Art Award.

    In their current practice Sheppard uses processes of translation and metaphor to interrogate structures of power and performativity in data and language. Their work often leads them to collaborate with communities and with musicians, visual artists and performing artists.

  • Marilyn Longstaff

    Interdisciplinary Residency 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.

  • Michele Brody

    Interdisciplinary Residency 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

  • 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.

  • Sally Richardson

    Interdisciplinary Residency 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

  • Carolin Weinert

    Print Place Interdisciplinary Residency 2022

    Carolin Weinert is an artist working primarily with printing techniques and video-based performance art. She studied Media Arts at the Academy for Visual Arts in Leipzig, Germany. Her recent work focuses on an ironic almost cynical reflection on feminism and women’s rights. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, e.g. KUMU Museum, Tallinn; Gallery størpunkt, Munich, CICA Museum, Korea; Tiny Dance Film Festival in San Francisco and other venues in Europe. She undertook print-related residencies in Belgium, Norway and Denmark.

    www.carolinweinert.de