Location One Residency Program 2009–2010
Senior Artist in Residence:
Transformed the definition of art, especially discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender. The history of her work is characterized by research into archaic visual traditions, pleasure wrested from suppressive taboos, the body of the artist in dynamic relationship with the social body. Painting, photography, performance art and installation works shown at Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and most recently in a retrospective at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York entitled “Up To And Including Her Limits”. Film and video retrospectives Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, NY; National Film Theatre, London; Whitney Museum, NY; San Francisco Cinematheque; Anthology Film Archives, NYC. She has taught at many institutions including New York University, California Institute of the Arts, Bard College, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Recipient of a 1999 Art Pace International Artist Residency, San Antonio, Texas; Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (1997, 1998); 1993 Guggenheim Fellowship; Gottlieb Foundation Grant; National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME. Lifetime Achievement Award, College Art Association.
Skaer was born in Cambridge and studied at the Glasgow School of Art. Much of her work consists of her interacting with, and changing, public spaces. In one piece, she took up a paving stone on Glasgow’s Buchanan Street and then had the Earl of Glasgow ceremoniously lay down a replacement, while in an Amsterdam-based piece, she left a diamond and a scorpion side-by-side on a pavement. She has also secretly hidden moth and butterfly pupae in criminal courts in the hope that they will hatch in mid-trial.
Skaer has also exhibited drawings and is a member of the Henry VIII’s Wives collective of artists.
In 2003, Skaer was shortlisted for the Beck’s Futures prize. She currently lives and works in Glasgow.
In 2008 Skaer was the subject of a mid-career retrospective at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland which included newly commissioned work. There was a comprehensive monograph published to accompany the show.
Her most recent major solo exhibition is ‘A Boat Used As A Vessel’, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland (April 2009 – June 2009).
Lucy Skaer is represented by doggerfisher, Edinburgh (www.doggerfisher.com)
In April 2009, she was shortlisted for the Turner Prize.
Richard Bell was born in 1953 in Charleville, Queensland, Australia, and is a member of the Kamilaroi, Kooma, Jiman and Gurang Gurang communities. Based in Brisbane, Bell has held numerous solo exhibitions since 1990. He is represented in major collections in Australia and New Zealand and is internationally recognized through numerous exhibitions, including the significant European touring exhibition Aratjara: Art of the First Australians, 1993; Culture Warriors, National Indigenous Art Triennial, National Gallery of Australia, 2007; the 9th and 16th Sydney Biennales, 1992 and 2008; Australian Perspecta 1993, Art Gallery of New South Wales, and the Unfamiliar Territory, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art in 1991. His work was the subject of the survey exhibition Positivity, presented by the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, in 2006. He won the National Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award in 2003. A past member of the Campfire group, Bell is a founding member of proppaNOW, the Brisbane-based Aboriginal artists collective. He is represented by Milani Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
Bell’s fellowship at Location One is supported by the Queensland Indigenous Arts Marketing and Export Agency (QIAMEA).
Adel Abidin was born in 1973 in Baghdad, Iraq, where he studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts before moving to Helsinki, Finland in 2001 to pursue a MFA in new media, a degree he received in 2005. He is represented in major museum collections in Finland and is internationally recognized through numerous exhibitions, including the 2007 Venice Biennale; On the Margins (2009, Kemper Art Museum, St Louis); and the 2008 Cairo Biennale. He has held solo exhibitions throughout Europe, Scandinavia and the Middle East, and, in 2010, Abidin’s work will be the subject of a major solo exhibition at Kiasma, Helsinki’s Museum of Contemporary Art. For more information on Abidin’s work visit his website at http://www.adelabidin.com/
Adel’s residency at Location One is supported by FRAME, the Fund for Art Exchange.
Tomomi Adachi was born in Kanazawa, Japan in 1972 and graduated from Waseda University in Tokyo in 1994 with a degree in philosophy and aesthetics. He has created multiple sound installations inspired by Fluxus, played improvised music with voice, live electronics, self-made instruments (e.g. the “Tomomim”), and has composed works for his own group “Adachi Tomomi Royal Chorus,” which is a punk-style choir. He has also organized experiment music concerts and inter-disciplinary performances in Japan and Germany, working collaboratively with artists such as Chris Mann, Trevor Wishart, Nicolas Collins, Jaap Blonk, Carl Stone, Akira Sakata, Erhart Hirt, Butch Morris, and Jon Rose. Recently, he is focusing his activities on solo performance (with voice, sensors, computer, self-made instruments), sound poetry (especially to the unknown Japanese sound poetry tradition), video installation and workshop style big ensemble with non-professional voice and instruments. To learn more about Adachi’s work, please visit his website at http://www.adachitomomi.com/
Adachi’s residency at Location One is supported by the Asian Cultural Council.
Alexandra Mota de Aguiar
Alexandra Aguiar was born in Funchal, Madeira (Portugal) in 1977. In 1996 she moved to Oporto city to attend theatre classes at Balleteatro Professional School. Two years later she travelled to New York where she remained for approximately one year, experiencing her first encounter with art. Shortly thereafter, she went to Lisbon to study sculpture at the Center for the Arts and Visual Communication (AR.CO), completing her degree in 2004. Since then, she has held solo exhibitions at several venues in Portugal, and has participated in international group exhibitions, most notably Anteciparte (2005, Parque Eduardo VII, Lisbon) and Drawing Attention (2008, Invaliden Gallery, Berlin). She currently lives and works in Berlin.
Aguiar’s residency at Location One is sponsored by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and FLAD, Luso American Foundation.
Doroszuk was born in 1980 in Glogów, Poland and currently resides in Kraków where he received his MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2006. In addition to critically acclaimed solo exhibition Special Features at BWA Awangarda Gallery (2009, Wroclaw), and another at the Bunkier Sztuki (2007, Kraków), he has participated in innumerable group exhibitions throughout Europe since 2003, including, most recently, Double Movement: Migratory Aesthetics (2008, The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway); Blankly, perfect summer (2008, vertexList, New York); Where the East Ends (2008, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany); Flowers of Our Lives (2008, CSW Znaki Czasu, Toruń, Poland); Ain’t No Sorry (2008, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland); The Memory of this Moment from the Distance of Years (2007, Schindler’s Factory, Kraków); At the Center of Attention (2006, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw).
Doroszuk’s residency at Location One is supported by the Trust for Mutual Understanding, Ministry of Culture, Poland, and the Polish Cultural Institute, New York.
Mattias Ericsson will join Location One as the first winner of the Hasselblad Foundation’s Victor Award, an honor that recognizes the best young Scandinavian artist working in photography. Ericsson was born in 1979 in Ängelholm, Sweden, and received his MFA in 2009 from the Academy of Fine Arts, Umea University. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout Sweden, including most recently, What is identity? (2009, Ha Noi Art Academy, Ha Noi), Ny nordisk fotografi / From Now On (2009, Hasselblad Foundation, Göteborg), It’s about time (2009, Andersson Sandström, Stockholm), Baart, Bachelor utställning (2007, Konsthögskolan, Umeå), Tavlor på en utställning? (2006, Norrlandsoperan, Umeå), and Singalong your solosong (2005, Gallery Tapeten, Visby). Recent solo exhibitions include: 1532 Photographs (2009, Galleri 60, Umeå) and Kanske är allt grått ändå, Konstföreningen Aura (2009, Fotografi I Fokus, Lund). To learn more about Ericsson’s work, please visit his website at http://www.mattiasericsson.se
Ericsson’s residency at Location One is sponsored by the Hasselblad Foundation.
Lyra Abueg Garcellano
Lyra Abueg Garcellano was born in 1972 in Manila, Philippines, and graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (1994) and from the University of the Philippines with a BFA (2000). She has held numerous solo exhibitions and was an artist in residence for the Cemeti Art Foundation in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, which was made possible through the UNESCO-ASCHBERG Bursaries for Artists in 2002. She has also participated in countless international group exhibitions, including Post-Tsunami Art, Emerging Artists from Southeast Asia (2009, Milan, Italy), Jakarta Biennale XIII (2009, Jakarta), Trauma Interrupted (2007, Cultural Center of the Philippines); Balancing Act (2006, Future Prospects, Quezon City); Flippin’ Out: From Manila to Williamsburgh (2005, Goliath Visual Space, NY); and the 2002 Gwangju Biennale. Garcellano is also an accomplished illustrator of children’s books and is the author of a comic strip in a national daily newspaper in the Philippines.
Garcellano’s residency at Location One is supported by the Asian Cultural Council.
Jesse Jones was born in 1978 in Dublin, Ireland, and is a graduate of the National College of Art & Design (BA, 2002), and the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design (MA, 2005). She has held solo exhibitions throughout the U.K.; and has participated in numerous international group exhibitions, such as I Have Doubts, Centre for Visual Introspection, Bucharest, Romania (2009); Ubersong, Plan 9, Bristol, UK (March 2009); Historians of the Present 2, Ghost of Buildings, Blancpain Art Contemporain, Geneva (2009); Nought to Sixty, ICA, London (2008), with upcoming exhibitions including Red Thread (2009, TANAS, Berlin), and The 11th International Istanbul Biennial (2009).
Jones’s residency at Location One is sponsored by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Irish American Cultural Institute.
Zhou Tao was born in 1976 in Changsha, China and now resides in Guangzhou, China. He graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts with an MFA degree in 2006. In addition to numerous solo exhibitions held internationally, Zhou has participated in many group shows, including the 7th Shanghai Biennale (2008); Guangzhou Station: Special Exhibition of Contemporary Art of Guangdong (2007); China Power Station Part II at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2007); 24 HR Art, NT Centre for Contemporary Art, Sydney
(2007); Platform China, Beijing
(2006); Accumulation-Canton Express Next Stop, Tang Contemporary Art Center, Beijing (2006); Gambling, Para / Site Art Space, Hong Kong (2005); Archaeology of the Future: The 2nd Triennial of Chinese Art, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing (2004); and FEI, FEI, FEI, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai (2004).
Zhou’s residency at Location One is supported by the Asian Cultural Council.