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Charlott Markus

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Charlott Markus
(Born in Sweden, works and lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands)




Charlott Markus is a Swedish visual artist living and working in Amsterdam. After graduating from the Photography Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy her works has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the Netherlands and abroad. Markus constructs still-lifes and arrangements that predominantly end up as photographic series and as site-specific spatial pieces. Markus is the recipient of the Proven Talent grant from The Mondriaan foundation in 2016 supporting her work for four years. The way Markus works is not only investigating space, color and form but an indirect investigation into relations and structures (often mixed with her own biography). Aside from being a visual artist Markus occasionally organizes events and curates exhibitions with themes close to her own artist practice.

Her solo shows includes "Markus&I" (Weekender Trailer Show, Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, 2014), "Live at: Matter of Gradation" (Intelligentsia Gallery, Beijing, 2015), "Solitaire" (Probe Project Space, Suze May Sho, Amsterdam, 2017). Her works are also exhibited in the group shows including "Collective Thinking, For Freedoms" at Aperture Foundation, NY (2017), "Who are we again?" at Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (2018).

Through the residency at AIT she will develop new ways of seeing and to make an in-depth acquaintance with history and symbolism within the fields of Japanese textiles, traditions and within the daily (art) life of a contemporary Japan.
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Residency: January 9 - April 4, 2018
Co-organized by Mondriaan Fonds
Event: AIT ARTIST TALK #75 "Indefinite ways of actual seeing"
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 19:00 - 21:00 (18:30 Door open)
Venue: Daikanyama AIT Room


Matter of Gradation #II, 2015, Felt, diverse textiles, drawing paper, calligraphy silk, video projection, wood / Installation
©Charlott Markus




Partition #3 (Markus&I), 2018, Oak wood, ink print, silk thread, various textiles,
©Charlott Markus




Partition #4 (apparition), 2018, 30 secondhand lace curtains, 2 self-made textile pieces, aluminium tubes, cotton wire
©Charlott Markus




Solitaire, 2017, Wood, paint, textile, plastic, LEE filters / Installation - photography
©Charlott Markus



2019-1- 9

Stacey Hunter

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Stacey Hunter
(b.1979 in Scotland, lives and works in Edinburgh)




Stacey Hunter is a British curator and producer based in Scotland. Her expertise lies in developing programmes to promote design locally and internationally through exhibitions, events, symposia and cultural projects. In 2007 she co-programmed and delivered "The Six Cities Design Festival", a "£3M national festival of design" in Scotland. Her doctoral thesis in architecture is the first major review of Scotland's emergent New Urbanism (University of Edinburgh, 2015).
In 2015 she founded Local Heroes, a curatorial agency - based in Edinburgh - that connects audiences with exceptional Scottish design. Local Heroes is an ongoing cultural project promoting and supporting design culture in Scotland and abroad through exhibitions and events providing unique opportunities for people to appreciate Scotland's contemporary design landscape. In August 2016 Local Heroes produced a major exhibition of newly commissioned Scottish design souvenirs at Edinburgh Airport. A key part of Scotland's Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, Local Heroes presented contemporary design to a global audience spanning 120 different locations and three continents. In 2018 Local Heroes curated and produced a major exhibition called "Made in Glasgow" by Local Heroes which brought together the city's leading designers to coincide with the hosting of the Berlin / Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

Her interest in this residency stems from a preoccupation with the souvenir as an object and the cultures and rituals of gift-giving - something Japan in particular has a rich and nuanced history of. What interests her most about Japan is its distinctive culture and how designers there, and design curators, communicate key aspects of that culture through the design of objects. Broadly, she would also hope to achieve an enhanced knowledge and understanding of design processes within Japanese ceramics.
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Residency: January 9, 2019 - March 5, 2019
Supported by: The Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2018
Event: Scotland - Japan / Curator Talk by Stacey Hunter
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019 / 14:30 - 16:30 (14:00 Door open)
Venue: 2016/ SHOP (Arita, Saga)


Installation shot from "Local Heroes" at Edinburgh Airport, 2016, Photo by Ross Fraser McLean



Exhibition "Made in Glasgow", 2018, Photo by Christina Kernohan



Design & Personal Identity exhibition at Edinburgh City Art Centre, 2018



Article on Contemporary Clay on "The Skinny", April issue, 2018
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2019-1- 9

Florence Dwyer

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Florence Dwyer
(b.1992 in London, lives and works in Glasgow)




Florence Dwyer is an artist who currently lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland where she graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in 2014. Dwyer's practice has previously been informed by research into the politics behind the process of building, making and inhabiting and predominantly takes the form of ceramics, textile pieces or furniture. Dwyer is particularly interested in the design of domestic settings and different models of living and my work predominantly takes the form of ceramics, textile pieces or furniture, and researching the history of the people, especially in relation to craft, industry and labour practices and thinking about political relevance of this in relation to everyday life, in particularly the domestic realm. This has previously involved working rigorously with archives and within factories themselves to explore lesser known stories from the ground up. The work then usually manifests through drawing connections with materials which feel relevant to the project, investigating their origins and reacting to their properties.
Her artworks have been previously shown at the numerous exhibitions such as "I remain Yours" (The Tenement House, Glasgow, 2018), "Village College" (The Lighthouse Glasgow, 2018), "Reel Meal" (David Dale Gallery Garden, 2017). Dwyer is a recipient of the following major awards; Inches Carr Craft Award (2018) and Glasgow Life Visual Arts and Crafts Mentoring Award. (2017-18)

For the first part of the residency Dwyer will look in to the design and social impact of Nagaya, row houses created in the Edo period as living spaces for the common class. Residents within the same building lived in close proximity to each other, creating a sense of community at a time of high density population growth in the capital, to think about how craft is ingrained in these domestic spaces and how the cooperation mentality of the present day Japanese society may have stemmed from these living conditions in the Edo period. In Arita, she will interview potters who work in different production sites, explore the workers relation to ceramics outside of the factory/studio realm.
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Residency: January 9, 2019 - March 19, 2019
Supported by: The Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2018



Detail of I Remain Yours, objects collected, donated and borrowed from Eliz Murphy, Annette Rauf,
Jane Sutherland and Margaret Watt, 2018
Photograph by Malcolm Cochrane
©Florence Dwyer




I Remain Yours, objects collected, donated and borrowed from Eliz Murphy, Annette Rauf,
Jane Sutherland and Margaret Watt, 2018
Photograph by Malcolm Cochrane
©Florence Dwyer




Making the Bed, Laying the Table, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, 2016
Works made in collaboration with Simon Worthington and Katie Schwab
Photograph by Max Slaven
©Florence Dwyer




Home-ware, Tufted Rug, 2018
Photograph by Malcolm Cochrane
©Florence Dwyer



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