Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Michelle Eistrup, artist in residence

Alice Yard / documenta fifteen


 

Michelle Eistrup is Alice Yard’s seventh artist in residence at documenta fifteen. From 14 to 28 August, 2022, she is based at WH22 in Kassel. While in Kassel, she is organising a programme of discussions and meetings around her ongoing Bridging Art + Text Incubator (BAT INK) project. She has invited a small group of artists, researchers, community representatives, and curators to exchange deep knowledge, collaboration, and scientific and artistic approaches. “On the brink of disaster, future scenarios must envision rediscovered life-giving and sustainable cultural and spiritual practices concerning nature.”

Find more information on BAT INK here.

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Michelle Eistrup is a visual artist, and initiator of artistic collaborations who lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. Eistrup’s art incorporates themes of identity, corporeality, faith, memory, and post-colonialism, where her transnational background (Danish, Jamaican, American) is sometimes a point of departure. Rooted in a vibrant global arts community, she has exhibited internationally and organised events that facilitate in-depth dialogue and research between artists, writers, and curators, for the overall purpose of encouraging a more integrated, sensitive, and equitable creative exchange.

She curated BAT, Bridging Art and Text Workshop and Seminar, together with coordinator Annemari B. Clausen, and BAT (3-volume publication, 800 pp) (2012-2018).

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Monday, August 1, 2022

Versia Harris, artist in residence

Alice Yard / documenta fifteen


Versia Harris is Alice Yard’s sixth artist in residence at documenta fifteen. From 31 July to 13 August, 2022, she is based at WH22 in Kassel. Her video works They Say You Can Dream a Thing More Than Once (2013) and A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes When You’re Awake (2012) are installed at the Grimmwelt venue for the duration of documenta fifteen. During her time in Kassel, she will produce a series of small drawings and sculptures that intervene and intersect with the Grimmwelt museum space, “drawing attention to secret, discreet, or hidden worlds that may exist parallel to our current reality.” She will also be joined by artists Tessa Mars and Razia Barsatie for a series of informal conversations and collaborations around parallel themes and concerns in their respective bodies of work.

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Versia Harris (b. 1990, Bridgetown) is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and work in Barbados. Harris has done a number of residences in the Caribbean and North and South America, including Vermont Studio Center and Alice Yard, Trinidad, and has shown in multiple countries including the UK, China, Nigeria, Russia, Germany, Aruba, and the US. Her first solo show in 2015 in Barbados was titled This Quagmire. She was awarded a Fulbright Laspau Scholarship in 2017 and received her MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan USA in May, 2019, where she also earned a Mercedes-Benz Financial Services New Beginnings Award.

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