CURRENTLY : VIKTORIE LANGER
Viktorie Langer is currently our guest in residency during December and January.
In recent years, Viktorie has developed a specific painting technique based on the use of textiles in which the canvas has stopped imitating the wall and entered the space and proximity of the body. Released by the realisation that it is not necessary to overcome figuration with abstraction in painting she focuses on bringing art into a living reality. This allows her to work with diverse subjects whether important or banal, personal reflections or cultural histories. During her stay at HWW longer will work on paintings inspired by being in another place and by the local diversity.
In 2015 Viktorie Langer graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. She has participated in several group exhibitions: Prague Biennale 6, The best tailor in the town in Hunt Kastner, Black horses in Richard Adam Gallery Brno, Against Nature in the National Gallery in Prague and this year exhibition of Jindřich Chalupecký Award. Solo exhibitions: Gyr Falcon in Etc. Gallery, Shurwolle in Villa P651, Rotten Mango in Altán Klamovka, Zahorian & Van Espen Gallery, Prague. Currently her work is on show in the solo exhibition Hormones Harmony in Czech Center London. She is represented by Zahorian & Van Espen Gallery.
Victoria Langer’s residency is possible thanks to the kind support of FUTURA and the TSJECHISCH CENTRUM, Czech Republic.
Contact us if you wish to come for a studio visit (until end of January): firstname.lastname@example.org
PREVIOUS ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY
KRIS DITTEL (Feb-Apr 2017)
Kris Dittel is a curator and editor, currently associate at the project space and art book publisherOnomatopee in Eindhoven. Together with Sara Giannini she also forms The Translation Trip, a research trajectory investigating translation as practice, philosophical notion and artistic/curatorial device. Current research interests include the use of the human voice in artistic practices and an investigation on the relation between art and value.
During her residency at HWW she continued developing her research The Voice as Material, examining the performativity and communicability of human voice through artists practices. Towards the end of her three-month research residency, Kris organised a DISCLOSED event where she invited Jelena Novak to outline some ideas concerning this topic.
Kris Dittel residency was granted by the Mondriaan Fonds.
DITO YUMONO (May-Jul 2017)
Dito Yuwono is a visual artist from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, working with photography, installation, video, and performance. His work often serves as a form of storytelling using personal approach to subtly grasp the bigger picture of socio-political environment. These issues are often brought up in every residency and projects that he does in Indonesia and abroad.
STEVEN HOES (Jul 2017)
PASCAL WEINMANN (Aug 2017)
After winning TENT Academy Awards in the category of Best Foreign Film Award in 2016 with the film Millimeterle, Pascal Heinemann came for a month residency at Het Wilde Weten.
MICHIEL HUIJBEN (Sep-Nov 2017)
Michiel Huijben reads, writes and speaks about architecture. Perhaps his talks are a way for him to intervene in the (seemingly) rigid and unchangeable architecture of his immediate environment. During his stay at Het Wilde Weten, Michiel worked on a presentation about the life and work of a Dutch outsider architect whose (mostly unbuilt) designs from the 1960s to the late ‘90s take a peculiar stance on themes such as immigration, sustainability, terrorism and real estate. His residency was kindly granted by Mondriaan Fonds.