artists in residence 2022

Srinia Chouwdhury (India)

tells stories inspired by her long-standing curiosity about human behavior and her observation of everyday life. In her works the playful form and the colorfully projected graphics become a narration. Srinia Chouwdhury studied art in New Delhi and Calcutta. The medium of ceramics offers her the opportunity to work sculpturally, to draw and to paint.

Hanna Miadzvedzeva (Belarus)

In her work, she conveys her fascination with nature. Her objects flow freely through air and light as if they are dissolving in space and interacting directly with their surroundings. Years of experimental research and a lot of patience give the ceramics the impression of weightlessness. She studied at the State Art Academy of Belarus in Minsk and has already received several international awards.

Dineke Oosting from the Netherlands

Dineke Oosting is a player. She decontextualizes various materials and she combines them intuitively and humorously with ceramics to create new constructs of ideas that address the relationship between art, society and objects in the form of attraction and repulsion. She completed her education at the Art Academy Minerva, Groningen, Netherlands.

Chanakarn Semachai from Thailand

Thailand’s gradient of Covid, Stoneware, underglaze, glaze, luster, wire, plexiglass, W30cmxH37cmxD28cm

Chanakarn Semachai often feels like a dinosaur in her new surroundings. Thoughts about self-perception and perception of others in unknown places are the content of her work. With her strikingly brightly colored sculptures, the artist aims to send the message in her art that encourages people to accept that everyone is unique and special as an individual. Chanakarn Semachai studied at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand and at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Zoriana Kozak will be a guest at the House of Ceramic Artists. The young ucrainian artist moves in various artistic disciplines. She uses various media such as ceramic art, painting, video art and photography. Her artworks reflect various human emotions and their subconscious ideas. The Lviv-born artist began studying media art at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Kyiv in 2021.

Zoriana Kozak’s stay is supported by the organization “artist at risk” and the “Goetheinstitut”.

“The Goethe-Institut’s matching platform for cultural professionals in cooperation with the international NGO Artists at Risk is part of a comprehensive package of measures for which the Federal Foreign Office is providing funds from the 2022 supplementary budget to mitigate the consequences of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine.”

Marie Salcedo Horn creates ceramic objects that expand or transform the body. A different perception of one’s own body in space becomes possible. It’s about feeling the tension between things. In the stillness of touch and tactile experiences, she sees an opportunity to question our relationship to the world, how we construct it with its norms and truths. Marie Salcedo Horn studies at the University of Fine Arts in Berlin.

In his works Rafi Münz illustrates the painful political situation in the Middle East as well as his opinion on freedom, non-aggression and education towards an ecological perspective. With anachronistic means, symbols of animals or imaginary beings, he humorously implements his collage-like installations and sculptures. He studied at the Bezalel Academy Jerusalem until 1959, then at the School of Arts & Craft London, the Amsterdam School of Arts and Crafts and the Goldsmiths of the University of London.

With her sculptural works Lucia Bachner examines spatial structures and the social and economic systems linked to them. By modifying and shifting the context of everyday objects, familiar functionalities and courses of action are questioned. Objects and their arrangements refer to interpersonal interactions and become a projection screen for personal experience and one’s own memories. Lucia Bachner studied at the HfbK in Hamburg. She lives and works in Berlin.

Simcha Even-Chen‘s sculptures show the interplay between free form, three-dimensionality and overlapping two-dimensional patterns. The contrast of the geometric and organic in her work creates a tension that evokes mathematical structures, with the end result forming a ribbon that challenges viewers to follow her fan-favourite interpretations. Simcha Even-Chen originally studied human microbiology at the PhD University in Tel Aviv. In 1994, she devoted herself to ceramic art and has received several international awards.

In his paintings, drawings and sculptures Frank Jimin Hopp combines influences from art history and mythology with elements from pop culture or the consumer world. Balancing the beautiful and the grotesque, merging the seemingly profane with the poetic, he captures the complexity of human emotions in his work. The German-Korean artist studied at the University of Arts in Berlin, at the Hongik University Seoul, at the University of Arts in London and at the Universidad de Complutense de Madrid.