Confirmed invited artists september–december 2017
Suki Seokyeong Kang
Christopher Kulendran Thomas
Updated biography of the participants in the residency
Christian Nyampeta (New York)
Christian Nyampeta's current work is an enquiry into African/a philosophy, and the ascetic practices of the late antiquities. Through staging workshops and programmes of art and design, Nyampeta creates spaces, times, fictions, models, dialogues and commentaries, concerned with the difficulties of being in common. http://www.christiannyampeta.com/
Suki Seokyeong Kang (Seoul)
Suki Seokyeong Kang (b. 1977, Seoul, Korea) lives and works in Seoul. Kang uses various media including painting, installation, and video to seek a synesthetic expansion of painting methodology. She uses methods of painting to convey materiality, space, temporality, and narrative as they form a visual (musical) score. Through movement and rhythm, Kang creates an environment that guides the direction for her painting. Her practice is situated between the abstract and figurative, the organic and geometric. She is interested in creating a visual language of balance and harmony, through which she seeks to portray the structure and order of various conditions that each individual faces in society.
Christopher Kulendran Thomas (London)
Christopher Kulendran Thomas is an artist whose work manipulates the processes of circulation and distribution by which art produces reality. Thomas’s work has been included in the 11th Gwangju Biennale (2016), the 9th Berlin Biennale (2016), “moving is in every direction”, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2017), "Bread and Roses", Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2016), "Co-Workers: Network As Artist", Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2015) and "Art Turning Left: How Values Changed Making", Tate Liverpool (2013).
Annika Kuhlmann (Berlin)
Annika Kuhlmann is a curator who works predominantly through long term collaborations. As Artistic Director at New Eelam, she has been collaborating with artist Christopher Kulendran Thomas on exhibitions for the 9th Berlin Biennale, the 11th Gwangju Biennale and Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart. Together with curator Anna Frost she established the curatorial project planes.sx; and as an artist and founder of Brace Brace she has exhibited at MoMA Warsaw, Auto Italia in London, KM Temporär and for DIS magazine. She is currently working with Tino Sehgal on an upcoming exhibition as part of the ‘Immersion’ programme at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin.
Final description of the residency
As part of the EU project 4C: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, Tensta konsthall starts a residency in Tensta. A two-bedroom guest apartment becomes the foundation for the artists, curators, writers and others participating in the residency program that contain both longer and shorter stays. The participants are offered a writing desk at Tensta konsthall and further work places will be provided if needed. Tensta konsthall is committed to further develop our specific ability to connect international artists with individuals and groups sharing the same concerns locally in Tensta. By the first time in Tensta konsthall’s history a residency program offering artists and writers accommodation in Tensta.