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Thermakrishnar Krishnapriya

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Thermakrishnar Krishnapriya
(Born in 1987, lives and works in Jaffna, Sri Lanka)
Thermakrishnar Krishnapriya

Krishnapriya's practice traces the losses of those she has missed in her past, and also act as reminders for forgotten memories and a sense of self. She works mainly with drawing, painting, collage and drawing using nails pressed on paper and board without any distinctive colour. Many dots and lines outline her individuality and identify particular times of her life such as childhood, emphasising an inner-heart empathy.

Tharmakrishnar Krishnapriya obtained her BA in Art and Design at Jaffna University in 2012. Recent exhibitions include, "Seven Conversation" (Saskia Frenandi Gallery, Colombo, 2015) and Contemporary Artist Meeting Point (Colombo, 2015) along with group exhibitions at Jaffna University. In 2013, she was involved in the exhibition "Artefacts from Jaffna", conducted by Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong and Raking Leaves which is a local non-profit independent publisher. Most recently, she has organized letter press workshops with inherited methods and tools from her father.

"Dots make Lines, Lines make Diagrams, Lines also show the direction of my life, my past, my dreams, my selection, my losses and gains" - Thermakrishnar Krishnapriya



Stay: May 9, 2016 - Jul 28, 2016
Co-organized by: The Backers Foundation


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"Truth to Truth", Ink on canvas, 2016


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"Impression 2-1", Nail drawing on tracing paper, 2015


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"Impression I", Embossed Paper, 2015


2016-5- 9

Rosa Doornenbal

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Rosa Doornenbal
(Born in 1988, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Rosa Doornenbal

The artistic practice of Rosa Doornenbal shows an interest in formal, cultural and social aspects that influence the appreciation of objects in everyday life. The parallel of this in the art world - the viewer's experience of sculpture - is central in her work. She works in a variety of media creating detailed circumstances that reveal the interrelationship between viewer, object, equipment, tool and sculpture. With a critical and playful attitude she often treats the exhibition space, with its already formulated codes of behavior, as part of her work. In her most recent works the process of creation becomes a subject as she explores issues of craftsmanship and what artisthood could mean today.

Rosa Doornenbal obtained her BA of Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam in 2013. She also has a background in Cultural Studies of which she obtained her BA at the University of Amsterdam in 2012. Recent shows she participated in are 'Wilful Blindness' at W139 in Amsterdam and 'Aspen Kemmern' at Kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Riga, Latvia). She also co-organized the group show 'And then it just happened' at Inter Arts Centre in Malmö (Malmö, Sweden) in 2014.

Website
Blog "wabi-bijin"
The blog 'wabi-bijin', designed by Mislav Žugaj, represents the two sided interest that Rosa Doornenbal will elaborate on during her residency period. One part of the blog displays her research on the Japanese Tea Ceremony and the way this is shaped by Buddhist notions of esthetics, philosphy and spirituality. Another part of the blog can be seen as a reaction on contemporary conceptions of beauty that are represented in popculture and anime esthetics. The content as well as the design will be changing and shifting constantly to explore these notions from a digital perspective.





Stay: January 13 - April 11, 2016
Founder: Mondriaan Fonds
Exhibition: "Non-self" The exhibition by Rosa Doornenbal
Date: March 26 (Sat) - 31 (Thu) 12:00 - 19:00 Venue: Higure 17-15 cas (Tokyo)
Opening Reception: March 26 (Sat), 18:00 - 20:00 *19:00 - Performance Lecture by the artist

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The workshop (2015)


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The workshop (2015)


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Still from the video "Hunnybunlookingforsculpture" (2014)


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Still from the video "Hunnybunlookingforsculpture" (2014)

2016-2- 1

Atikom Mukdaprakorn

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Atikom Mukdaprakorn (Born in 1981, Bangkok, Thailand)

Atikom Mukdaprakorn

Born in 1981, Bangkok, Thailand. Co-founder of mute mute, which emphasizes mutual discussion about society in order to expand the boundary of perception through art, cultural performances and social activities in different forms. He is personally interested in media/art culture, especially domestic photography, freedom of expression and the state of art in Thailand. These form the basis for many of the conditions used in his media/art performances. Currently, he has been collaborating on the project "Chiang Mai Art Conversation" which originated in Chiang Mai. The purpose of the project is to facilitate a connection of art with discussion and Thai society to gain greater knowledge through all kinds of management and media.
He has been involved in many art projects including "Art Jockey" (Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, 2015), "Mycelioid Adjustment" (Gallery Seescape, Chiang Mai, 2014) and "Run for No One / ART AIDS (Thailand 2012): You Are Not Alone" (Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, 2012).

Website





Stay: February 1 - March 31, 2016
Co-organized by: The Agency of Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho)
Event: Exhibition "Karaoke at Le moulin de la Galette" The Revival of the Lost Exhibition by Thai Artivists curated by Atikom Mukdaprakorn
Date: Fri, Feb 12 - Sat, Feb 20, 2016, 11:00-19:00, Closed on Sunday
Place: AIT Room Daikanyama
Opening Reception: Fri, Feb 12, 19:00-21:00 (Door Open 18:30) *Artist Talk starts at 19:30

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Art Jockey (Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, 2015)


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Run for No One/ART AIDS (Thailand 2012): You Are Not Alone (Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, 2012)


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Chiang Mai Art Conversation

2016-1-13

Färg & Blanche

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FÄRG & BLANCHE

FÄRG & BLANCHE


Stockholm based design studio FÄRG & BLANCHE was founded in 2010 by the Swedish designer Fredrik Färg and designer Emma Marga Blanche, born in France. As a studio, they work across a wide variety of fields, collaborating with established Scandinavian furniture brands such as Gärsnäs, Zero and Design House Stockholm, as well as producing their own collections and limited art pieces for galleries in Milan, New York and London. Known for their experimental stance, where each expression informs the other, they effortlessly move between the exclusive hand made one off and the industrially produced, without ever losing their distinctive touch.

The creative heart of Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanche can be found in their large studio in Södermalm, Stockholm. Housed in an underground garage, it functions as much as a showroom for their work as a place for hands on experimentation, with a well-equipped workshop at the back. This sense of experimentation, in particular in textiles, can be felt throughout Emma and Fredriks work, which often has a tailored, yet playful touch. The stools in their series Succession, for example, are dressed in leather and textile that has been tied with ropes and then baked, in order to create new shapes. In the collection, Wood Tailoring, they have experimented with "extreme sewing", combining wood and sewing, in a way never seen before.

Fredrik has a background as a cabinetmaker, but has always nurtured a strong interest in fashion. Emma grew up surrounded by art - her mother is an artist and art teacher. These influences can be felt in all of Emma and Fredriks work, including the various collaborations they undertake.

Emma and Fredrik have curated a number of much talked about exhibitions, such the exhibition "Inside Scandinavian design for Stockholm Furniture fair 2015", "20 Designers at Biologiska", "Beyond Couture" and the choreographed show "Design Walk". Their RE-cover chairs are represented in the collection at the National Museum in Stockholm.

FÄRG & BLANCHE received in 2013 the award "Furniture of the year" by the design magazine Sköna Hem for their chair Emma that is produced by Gärsnäs, and "Form +1 Award 2014" for Wood Layer part of Wood Tailoring series.



WEB: FÄRG&BLANCHE


Stay: September 2, 2015 - November 30, 2015
Co-organized by: IASPIS


2015-8-17

Rattana Vandy

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Rattana Vandy (Born in Cambodia) Vandy Rattana
Still from "MONOLOGUE" , 2015
Single channel HD video, color, sound



Vandy Rattana (B. 1980, Phnom Penh) lives and works between Phnom Penh, Paris and Taipei. In 2007, he was one of the co-founders of Stiev Selapak / Art Rebels, and in 2009 he was also one of the co-founders of Sa Sa Art Gallery. He contributed, in 2011, to establish SA SA BASSAC, the first dedicated exhibition spaces for contemporary art in Cambodia. Vandy Rattana began his photography practice in 2005 concerned with the lack of physical documentation accounting for the stories, traits, and monuments unique to his culture. His serial work employed a range of analog cameras and formats, straddling the line between strict photojournalism and artistic practice. His recent works mark a shift in philosophy surrounding the relationship between historiography and image making. For Vandy, photographs are now fictional constructions, abstract and poetic surfaces, histories of their own. He lately began interested in film-making. The short-film "MONOLOGUE" is his latest work. In 2014, he co-founded Ponleu Association, which aims to provide access to international reference books, through their translation and publication in Khmer. It also publishes its own books, focusing on various fields of knowledge (philosophy, literature, science, etc.)
Select solo exhibitions include "MONOLOGUE" (Jeu de Paume Paris and CAPC Bordeaux / 2015), "Surface"( SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh / 2013), "Bomb Ponds" (Asia Society, NYC / 2013, and Hessel Museum of Art, NY / 2010). His group exhibitions include dOCUMENTA(13)(Kassel / 2012), The 19th Noorderlicht International Photo Festival (The Netherlands / 2012), The 1st Kiev International Biennale (Kiev, Ukraine / 2012), Institutions for the Future, Asia Triennial Manchester II (England / 2011), The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art( Brisbane / 2009).
He was selected as one of the finalists for HUGO BOSS ASIA ART 2015.
www.vandyrattana.com




Stay: May 13, 2015 - July 31, 2015
Co-organized by: The Backers Foundation
Group exhibition: "TIME OF OTHERS" (April 11, 2015 - June 28, 2015 at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo)
Artist Talk: "TIME OF OTHERS" Meeting the artist Vol.1 Rattana Vandy (15:00- May 30, 2015 at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Upcoming Exhibition:The BAR vol.8 (The Backers Foundation and AIT Residence Programme) "Today of Yesterday" New works by Rattana Vandy and Kanitha Tith from Cambodia (Saturday, July 11 - Saturday, July 25, 2015 at YAMAMOTO GENDAI)
Opening reception: 18:00 - 20:00, Saturday, July 11, 2015 at YAMAMOTO GENDAI



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Bomb Ponds, 2011


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Still from "Bomb Ponds" 2011, Video


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Looking In My Office 7, 2006


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Surface, Portugal, 2011


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Surface, France, 2011


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Surface, France, 2011


2015-3-23

Kanitha Tith

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Kanitha Tith (Born in Cambodia)
Kanitha Tith
Photo by Rattana Vandy


Kanitha Tith was born in 1987 in Cambodia. She graduated from the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh with a BA in Interior Design. She has widely exhibited in major venues accross Cambodia, including the French Cultural Centre, the Bophana Centre, Meta House, Java Gallery and Hotel de la Paix. Recently, she took part in SurVivArt (2012) at Meinblau and Mikael Andersen galleries, Berlin. In parallel to her art practice, Tith collaborates on film (with French-Cambodian filmmaker Chou Davy) and music (with the American-Cambodian band Dengue Fever) projects and is active as a costume designer. In 2010 she was awarded a honourable mention at the inaugural You Khin Memorial Women's Art Prize.

Tith's work revolves around the production of sculptures and installations that investigate the possible relationships between the artist's personal experience and memories and her environment, namely the fast-changing landscape of Cambodia. Her sculptural work made of woven metal strings are informed by her childhood memories and combine her interest in the relationship between human and non-human form with spatial strategies that straddle Tith's domestic sphere with the public arena. The material used by the artist - metal strings, found traditional cooking stoves or collected objects belonging to her neighbours - pertains to the realm of daily Cambodian material culture. By so doing, Tith questions the status of the artist and its potential to engage with issues of community, gender and women's identity. The artefacts created by Tith thus act as documents of the effects of the economic and social development in Cambodia on the private and urban spheres, on the individual and her environment, and formulate a visual poetics that evoke the possibility of change.



Stay: May 14, 2015 - Aug 7, 2015
Co-organized by: The Backers Foundation
Upcoming Exhibition:The BAR vol.8 (The Backers Foundation and AIT Residence Programme) "Today of Yesterday" New works by Rattana Vandy and Kanitha Tith from Cambodia (Saturday, July 11 - Saturday, July 25, 2015 at YAMAMOTO GENDAI)
Opening reception: 18:00 - 20:00, Saturday, July 11, 2015 at YAMAMOTO GENDAI


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Season of Cambodia, Transparent Studio at Bose Pacia, NYC
photo courtesy: Pete Pin



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"Endlessly"(2011), Photo by Heng Ravuth


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"Untitled" (2011), Photo by Heng Ravuth


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Installation view of SurVivArt project "Hut's Tep So Da Chan" (Berlin)


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SurVivArt project (Phnom Penh)


2015-3-23

Jesse Wine

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Jesse Wine (Born in Chester, lives and works in London)

Jesse Wine


Born in 1983 in Chester, and now living and working in London. Jesse Wine gained his BA Fine Art from Camberwell College of Art (2007), and his MA Fine Art at Royal College of Art (2010). His work combines humour, biography and art history. While Wine's work is multi-disciplinary, he often describes himself as a ceramicist. His recent work, mostly using clay, has an erudite take on the medium, using its history, its alliance with craft and its placement within the visual arts. His works reveal a fascination with the medium and the process of making, as well as underlining issues of form and display. Recent and forthcoming solo shows include BALTIC Centre for Contemporary art, Gateshead, UK; Galerie Hussenot, paris, FR; Mary Mary Gallery, Glasgow, UK; Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, UK (All 2014); BolteLang, Zurich, CH; Offspaceprojekt, Bernkastel, DE (all 2015); South London Gallery, London, UK; Limoncello, London, UK; Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK (All 2014)







Education

2013 Ceramics Fellow, Camden Arts Centre, London
2010 MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London
2010 Erasmus, Hunter College, New York
2007 BA Fine Art, Camberwell College of Arts, London


Forthcoming / Current Exhibitions

2015

BolteLang, Zürich (Feb)

2014

'Young man red', BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (Nov) - solo


Solo Exhibitions

2014

'You Can't Beat Nature,' Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno
'Chester man', Mary Mary, Glasgow
'Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs,' Cactus, Liverpool (with Glen Pudvine)

2013

'People', Tunisi Court, London
'Travelling White Man', CO2 Gallery, Rome
'Simbolico', Fondazione Macc, Calasetta, Sardinia

2012

'Practice of the Wild', Limoncello, London

2011

'Modern Tone', The Sunday Painter, London
'Dax Wax', Hayward Gallery, Concrete Café, London

2010

'Every Portrait A Self Portrait, Kinda Like Every Pizza A Masterpiece', Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York
'Meat and Eggs', The Bun House, London


Group Exhibitions

2014

'Tomorrow: London', South London Gallery, London
'To Continue. Notes towards a Sculpture Cycle', NOMAS Foundation, Rome
'Bloody English', OHWOW, Los Angeles
'If this is left, what about right', Kate Werble, New York
'Hey, I'm Mr Poetic,' Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge
'Pleasure Principles,' Fondation d'Enterprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris

2013

'Mud and Water', Rokeby, London
Two-Person Show, Marquise Dancehall, Istanbul
Two-Person show with Jackson Sprague, Hobbs Mclaughlin, London
'The Fresh Air Collection', Space Studios, London
'Open Heart Surgery', The Moving Museum, London
'Sculpturing', 2 Queens, Leicester
Rokeby, London
PAMI, London
Young London 2013, V22, London
'Al Fresco', Great Fosters, Ascot (curated by Marcelle Joseph)
MOSTYN Open 18, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno

2012

'DUTY FREE', Arkasşirket Foundation, Kilyos, IT House of Voltaire, 17a Adams Row, London
'Minstrel & Chronicle', Hannah Barry Gallery, London
'Mocha non-truth', Cul De Sac, London
'Original/ Copy I', Pele's Empire, London
'Re-Run', Banner-Repeater, London



www.jessewine.com
www.plazaplaza.co.uk





Stay: January 22, 2015 - March 17, 2015
Co-organized by:The Agency of Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho)
Event: "At the still point of the turning world..." - a salon event curated by Gina Buenfeld (February 21, 2015)
Related: Tokyo Correspondence (Camden Arts Centre website)
    At the Still Point of the Turning World (Camden Arts Centre website)
Report for Artist in Residency:


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Young man red
Installation view, BALTIC centre for contemporary art, Newcastle
2014



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Young man red
Installation view, BALTIC centre for contemporary art, Newcastle
2014



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Homework
Glazed ceramic
34 x 40 x 41cm
2014


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Fruit & veg team
Glazed ceramic
41 x 36 x 40cm


2014-12-15

Caroline Achaintre

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Caroline Achaintre (Born in 1969 in France, lives and works in Germany)

Caroline Achaintre



Caroline Achaintre (FR, 1969). Born in France and raised in Germany, Achaintre trained as a blacksmith before travelling to London with the prestigious DAAD scholarship to study at Chelsea School of Art & Design and Goldsmiths College, London. Solo exhibitions include the Present / Future Illy Prize at Castello di Rivoli, Turin, IT from November 7 and currently at Tate Britain, London, UK until June 2015 as part of the BP Contemporary Spotlight programme Her works belong to Museum collections that include FRAC, Aquitaine, FR, Musée d'Art moderne de al Ville de Paris, FR and the Southampton City Art Gallery, UK. The artist lives and works in London.





Stay: January 27, 2015 - March 22, 2015
Co-organized by:The Agency of Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho)
Event: "At the still point of the turning world..." - a salon event curated by Gina Buenfeld (February 21, 2015)
Report for Artist in Residency:


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AstraY, 2014, hand tufted wool, 275 x 208 cm


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Mola, 2014, ceramic, 22 x 35 x 20 cm (installation view Tate Britain)


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Fevver, 2008, hand tufted wool, 220 x 115 cm
( ceramics on display furniture Bric a Brac and Prim Lo, 2014, installation view Tate Britain)


2014-12-15

Elodie Hiryczuk

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Elodie Hiryczuk (Born in 1977, Avignon, France)

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In her photographic works and installations Elodie Hiryczuk investigates the role of photography in shaping our perception of the world. She is particularly interested in our visual experience of space in relation to architecture and nature. Since 2001 she has been collaborating with artist Sjoerd van Oevelen under the name Hiryczuk/ Van Oevelen. Their practice can be seen as a series of experiments proposing visual alternatives to the conventional depiction of space. By using different modes of representation such as perspectival drawing systems and optical illusions, they create photographs which perturb mental clichés at both conceptual and formal levels.

Hiryczuk attended the Sandberg Institute and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie of Arts & Design in Amsterdam. Her work was exhibited at, amongst others, Museum de Paviljoens in Almere, DordtYart in Dordrecht, Contemporary Istanbul (Turkey), gallery Andriesse - Eyck in Amsterdam, and Skaftfell Centre for Visual Arts/ Bokasafn in Seydisfjördur (Iceland). In 2005 Hiryczuk and Van Oevelen received a Red Dot Award and in 2007 they were nominated for the 13th Van Bommel Van Dam Prize. Elodie Hiryczuk lives and work in Amsterdam.


www.hiryczukvanoevelen.com
www.thedetachedgaze.com



Stay: January 19, 2015 - April 17, 2015
Founder: Mondriaan Fonds
Event:
The 7th "Yebizo" Yebisu International Festival for the Art and Alternative Visions 2015 partnership program
AIT ARTIST TALK#66 Elodie Hiryczuk (March 2, 2015, 19:00 - 21:00 at AIT Room Daikanyama)


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Sequoia - Shadow-Light-Reflection series, 2013
pigment print on archival paper, 120 x 90 cm, 2 parts



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Perspective of Disappearance, 2008
cibachrome print in lightbox, 190 x 235 x 60 cm



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Girl Making a Model of a Landscape - Sceneries series, 2005-2007
pigment print on archival paper, 100 x 100 cm


2014-12- 9

Albert Samreth

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Albert Samreth (Born in 1987, USA)

Albert Samreth


Albert Samreth is a conceptual artist who after graduating from the famed California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) that served as a base for the Conceptual art movement in the 1970's, has spent the past three years traveling. Because of this constant travel, Samreth has developed a studio practice based around engaging with natural and systematic processes such as using the currents of the Pacific Ocean to create paintings or the engaging with the extreme Cambodian sunshine to transform materials over time. His larger projects, such as 'The Voice (2014)' in the Singapore Biennale or 'Divine Intervention (An Act of God) (2014),' in the forthcoming Moscow Biennale of Young Art, continues this line of thought. In Singapore, he sought out the voice actress Carolyn Hopkins to read poems in an audio installation. While her name may not be familiar, Hopkins' voice is one of the most listened to on Earth. Her voice is most notably used to announce the entire New York City subway system and nearly every airport on the planet. In Moscow, he is training an African Grey Parrot to announce news phrases as it sits atop an oil palm tree from its native Africa. This will be the first time the parrot has encountered such a tree having come from a long lineage of domestic parrots who arrived to Russia as pets many generations ago though it is its favorite kind of perch in 'the wild.' The parrot will live in the museum for the entirety of the exhibition.

For his two person exhibition in Tokyo at Yamamoto Gendai, Samreth plans to work with natural indigo dyes, Tokyo's summer rain, and rice.




Exhibitions (Selected)
・Singapore Biennale 2013, Group Exhibition (Singapore Art Museum, Singapore / 2013-2014)
・Poster Problem, Group Exhibition (Otras Obras, Tijuana, Mexico / 2013)
・The Joy of Fear, Group Exhibition (The Impermanent Collection, Los Angeles, California / 2013)
・...Know Know, Solo Exhibition (SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia / 2013)
・Bring Your Own Beamer, TRANSMISSION, Group Exhibition(MoCA, Los Angeles, California / 2012)
・Non-Profit, Self-Titled, Solo-Projects, Solo Exhibition (CalArts, Valencia, California / 2012)






Stay: May 16, 2014 - August 8, 2014
Co-organized by: The Backers Foundation
Exhibition: The BAR Vol.7 (Sat, July 12th - Sat, July 26th, 2014 at YAMAMOTO GENDAI)
Artists interview Download(PDF / 2.3MB)
Publication: Download(PDF / 1.9MB)


Albert Samreth
Shock and Awe (2013)
Fireworks organized ten years after the initial shock and awe campaign in Iraq on the night of 19 March, 2013.


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Pacific Ocean Water Colors (2014-)
A painting shown in progress holding natural pigment dyes on the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California, 2013.


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Continuity Drift, 2012
Abstract grafiti made with colored smoke bombs at the site of Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty.


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A Millions Years Can't Be Wrong (Parentheticals), 2012

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Civilization (2013), croissant, ants

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Civilzation (2011), birdseed, pigeons

2014-5-27