2016 Arts Residents
Baden Pailthorpe, Still, MQ-9 Reaper II (That Others May Die), 2014, High Definition, two-channel 3D animation (3840 x 1080), colour, stereo, 6 mins. ED. 4 + 1AP. Sound engineer: Jack Prest
Since 1991 Asialink's Arts Residency Program has provided professional development opportunities for arts professionals working in and across artforms, in exchange for the sharing of skills, knowledge and networks with local host communities. Each year Asialink awards approximately 30 residencies for Australian arts professionals to undertake 6 – 12 week residencies throughout Asia. Applicants can apply to one of Asialink’s diverse Host Partners or submit a self-initiated proposal.
A child of 1960s China, Zhiling Gao is a freelance interpreter, literary translator, language teacher, author and broadcaster. She has taught courses in Chinese language and culture at Melbourne University and has translated narratives and poems. Zhiling’s short story ‘Mao’s Great Mangifera Parade’ won the Victorian Writers’ Centre’s Grace Marion Wilson award. Her recent work, ‘A Bag of Power’, set in Inner Mongolia, explores the behaviour of ordinary people under extraordinary circumstances. Zhiling will extend this into a book-length literary work during her residency at The Bookworm,Beijing.
Prue Venables’ practice as an exhibiting ceramic artist spans over 35 years. Winner of numerous awards, her work is included in many national and international public and private collections. She has exhibited widely in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, Scandinavia and America. At The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen Prue will learn ancient Chinese onglaze enamel techniques, and extend her experimental firing practices, enabling increased scale and complexity of new works.
Luke Hutchinson is an Australian with Dutch-Indonesian and Chinese heritage who is interested in how people of multiple cultural backgrounds sustain various aspects of their cultural identity. He is a production designer and visual artist and holds a Master of Production Design, with Advanced Diplomas in visual art and multimedia. Alongside his art practice, Luke has designed several short films that have received acclaim in international film festivals, including Berlin and Cannes. During his residency with Organhaus in Chongqing, Luke will create a multi-media video installation exploring how one culture perceives another through various information and media streams.
Formed in Sydney in 2002, Soda_Jerk is art duo Dan and Dominique Angeloro. Working with sampled material they create rogue histories and counter-mythologies in the form of video installations and live video essays. Recent exhibitions have been held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, D.C.), Pioneer Works (NYC), Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff) and Whitworth Gallery (Manchester). They are fellows of Asialink (2008) and other international programs including Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, FACT, Liverpool, and ISCP, New York. During their residency at Videotage, Soda_Jerk will conduct research and collect Hong Kong cyber sci-fi cinema for their film project ‘Netsploits’.
Mohini Chandra is a visual artist who has exhibited internationally including at the Whitechapel Gallery (London) and the Asia Society (New York). As a descendant of Indian-Fijian indentured labourers, Mohini’s cross-cultural work on memory and visual articulations of identity within contemporary globalised cultures explores the fragmentation and fluidity of diaspora experience through photography, moving-image and installation. Extending her current project in the Pacific region, ‘Paradise Lost’, Mohini will be based at the Kriti Gallery & Residency in Varanasi where she will undertake research around her family’s migration from North India to Fiji (via Kolkata), towards the production of new photographic and moving-image work.
Kate Just is an established visual artist working primarily with knitting, textiles and photography. She mines diverse histories and mythologies of female representation and reinterprets them through a feminist lens, addressing a broad range of relevant personal, social and political concerns. During her residency at Sanskriti Foundation in New Delhi, Kate will research the India Durga Goddess and study embroidery by local artisans at the Sanskriti Museum of Textiles. Her new work in India will include a large-scale knitted and embroidered pictorial work exploring ideas of female embodiment and power within a contemporary urban context.
Hannah Raisin is a Melbourne-based video and performance artist. She has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout Australia since 2007, and co-founded Rear View Gallery in 2009. In 2012 she received first class honours at the VCA, when she was also awarded the VCA’s Rosemary Ricker, Shermerdine Substation and NGV Women’s Association awards. Hannah received Australia Council for the Arts ArtStart and New Work Grants in 2013. At 1.Shanthiroad Hannah will explore traditional and contemporary Indian cultural practices and politics and incorporate this into new work.
Mandy Ridley creates object-based artworks for exhibition and site-specific public art commissions. Her works are often layered to trace history, influence and connection for a particular site, establishing points of resonance between people of differing cultural backgrounds through colour and pattern. Mandy has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1996. Her work is held by Artbank and in public and private collections. Mandy will work with the Nizamuddin Urban Renewal Initiative in Delhi, researching new work with members of the Insha E Noor groups of Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti. Her project reinterprets traditional craft skills using contemporary materials and processes.
Saritaksu Editions, Bali
Natalie Sprite was short-listed for the 2002 Australia/Vogel Literary Award for her novel ‘Gracenotes’ and appeared at the 2004 Sydney Writers’ Festival showcase of Best New Regional Writers. Natalie is recipient of a number of literary prizes, including the ABC Open Short Fiction Prize and the 2013 and 2014 NT Literary Awards. Her stories have been widely published in literary journals and anthologies including Meanjin, Bruno’s Song and Australian Award Winning Writing. In 2014 she was awarded a Literature Board grant to write her novel, ‘Ripe’. At Saritaksu Editions in Bali, Natalie will write a collection of stories exploring the tension between belonging and dislocation in Bali.
Willoh S. Weiland is an artist, writer, curator and the Artistic Director of Aphids. Her trilogy of works ‘Forever Now’, ‘Void Love’ and ‘Yelling at Stars’ (2008-2015) explore the relationship between art and infinity. She is interested in creating impossible premises and then fulfilling them, and working with non-artists to create contemporary artworks. She has made work for the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Next Wave Festival, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, and won the 2015 International Live Art Prize. During her residency with Yes No Klub, Willoh will collaborate with local artists on a new performance titled ‘Dead/Alive’.
Leonie Andrews is a visual artist working in textiles and print making. Her work is characterised by its exploration of the themes of location and how, as individuals, we connect to a particular place. Since completing her studies at the Australian National University School of Art she has developed her ‘critically exploratory eye’, to record and draw attention to suburban life. Regular visits to Japan have highlighted both the connections and dis-locations to her own cultural experiences. Leonie will be based at Youkobo Art Space in Tokyo, exploring suburban life in the world’s greatest metropolis.
Raewyn Hill is an internationally commissioned contemporary dance choreographer, educator and artistic director. In September 2014, Raewyn was appointed the founding Artistic Director of Co3, the Contemporary Dance Company of Western Australia. Her work has been presented worldwide, including the National Art Centre in Tokyo, Hong Kong Arts Festival Asia Dance Platform, and The Juilliard School in New York. During her residency at Tokyo Wonder Site Raewyn will reconnect with Japanese visual artist, Naoko Yoshimoto, to explore the intersection of their creative practice and further develop the 'MA Project', conceived by the pair in 2014.
Reuben Keehan is Curator of Contemporary Asian Art at QAGOMA, Brisbane. With over 15 years’ experience as a curator and writer, he has worked in curatorial roles at MCA Sydney and the Australian Centre for Photography, and was Curator at Artspace, Sydney from 2006 to 2011. His writing has been published in Artforum, Flash Art, Bijutsutecho and Art US, and he is a regular speaker on contemporary art and theory, focusing on recent practice in the Asia-Pacific, with particular expertise in Japanese post-war and contemporary art. At BankART1929 Reuben will develop his writing and curatorial practice and reconnect with the art community of Yokohama.
Baden Pailthorpe is an Australian contemporary artist. Working predominantly within the field of new media, his work focuses on the growing reach and the subtle operations of contemporary militarism, institutions and power. He has participated in over sixty solo and group exhibitions. During his residency with ultra-technologist collective teamLab in Tokyo, Baden will learn new technical skills, foster cultural exchange and create new works.
Nadège Philippe-Janon’s practice spans installation, sculpture, animation, video, light and sound. Having commenced her studies in Environmental Science, her interest in biology continues to inform her work, as she explores the inextricably networked and dynamic nature of systems, beings and materials. She has most recently shown at Contemporary Art Tasmania and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, and will be collaborating with roboticist Claire D’est in 2016 for Salamanca Art Centre’s major curated exhibition, ‘New Alchemists’. At Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio, Nadège will investigate insect/non-human listening sites and locate manifestations of the non-human in the urban environment.
Anna Horne is a sculptor whose practice focuses on process and materiality. Her work references domestic objects and space through the use of commonplace materials. Since 2008, Horne has exhibited frequently in local and interstate galleries, and in 2011 her work was published in FELT GOLD: A Survey of Emerging Contemporary Art Practice in South Australia. In 2012 she was awarded a residency at Sydney's Artspace and undertook a residency in New Delhi in 2013. She was a finalist in the John Fries Award and Artmonth 20/20 Event at Carriageworks in 2014. At Cheongju Art Studio in Korea, Anna will develop a new body of work interrogating the connections between accumulations of objects.
John Mateer is a poet, writer and curator. He has published books in Australia, the UK, Austria and Portugal, and the prose ‘Semar's Cave: an Indonesian Journal and The Quiet Slave’. His most recent book of poems is ‘Unbelievers’, or 'The Moor'. With the Cocos Malay community, he wrote an account of the settlement of the Cocos-Keeling Islands for a sound installation. During his residency at Hotel Penaga, John will research the historical encounters between the Malay peoples and the Asian and European traders, focusing on the peripheral, Asian characters in the 17th century epic ‘The Conquest of Malacca’.
Michael Candy uses physical technologies to impart systems theory on ecology and sociology. His artworks empower and translate closed systems into tangible medium: a flooding river is given a voice; a goldfish held ransom to a cocktail party; and synthesizers become controlled by the environment atop an active volcano. A myriad of ecological and political encounters give rise to contrasts as paradoxes become diluted. In 2016 Michael will journey to Kathmandu to work with the Robotics Association of Nepal, in a structured series of cybernetic experiments and workshops exploring humanity’s spiritual synergy with technology.
Stephanie Lai is a Chinese-Australian writer and occasional translator. She has been published nationally and internationally in Peril Magazine, the Toast, the Lifted Brow and Overland. In 2015 Stephanie has had works published in the anthologies Companion Piece and Cranky Ladies of History. She is an amateur infrastructure nerd and has a professional interest in climate change adaptation and sustainability. At Grey Projects in Singapore, Stephanie will explore the impacts of climate change on cultural traditions.
Rachel Ogle is a dance artist with an extensive career spanning 14 years as a performer, choreographer, educator and arts worker. Her practice encompasses artistic roles in company and independent dance, international residencies and exchange projects, tertiary lecturing, and a dedication to long-term projects within disability arts and remote communities. Her choreographic work has been presented in Australia, France, the Netherlands and Nigeria. Her independently produced full-length work 'precipice' premiered to critical acclaim, receiving nominations for a Helpmann Award and an Australian Dance Award in 2015. At Maya Dance Theatre in Singapore, Rachel will work with local dancers to create a new work for the Theatre’s 2016 showcase.
Tim Cole is a filmmaker and music producer specialising in cross cultural indigenous projects, filmed, recorded and produced in the field. He is a Churchill Fellow, Company Member of Circus Oz, and founding member of Not Drowning Waving, and has held key creative rolls on several ARIA & AACTA award-winning projects. During 2016 Tim will visit twelve countries, including Taiwan, working with indigenous artists and endangered communities, collecting footage, stories and songs from Madagascar to Hawaii. Based at the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Tim will review and produce this collection into multimedia content, creatively reuniting Taiwan’s living indigenous heritage.
Since 2010 Asialink has partnered hosts around Australia with like-minded organisations in Asia to ensure engagement in the region is not one-way. Asialink’s Reciprocal Residency Program is location-specific and most have staggered timing to enable recipients to take on a hosting role. In 2016 Asialink will pilot our first ever craft focused residency between the ACT and Japan.
ACT & Japan
John White is a visual artist based in Canberra, working with stories of discovery and invention that have shaped and influenced our world throughout history. His work reflects the way his life has taken many paths through achievements in skilled-based trades, his practice grounded in the relationship between the artisan and tools of their trade and practices. The intention in his work is to highlight man’s wonder, creating objects that both express and evoke a sense of marvel. At Toyama Glass Studio, John will develop new works based on research into local inventions and innovations.
Takeyoshi Mitsui is a professional glass artist, specialising in glass blowing and experienced in the conceptual development of artistic projects and commissions. On a recent project for the new Toyama Glass Art Museum Takeyoshi managed a team of Japanese artists working with renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly’s studio. He has travelled to various countries, including India, applying his experiences to his art works. At Canberra Glassworks Takeyoshi will develop new work informed by his experience of Australian nature.
NSW & Korea
Marilyn Schneider is a Sydney based artist whose practice is concerned with the visual language of architectural facades, the surfaces and logos in commercial spaces and what they reveal about our culture. Marilyn’s sculptural installations are aligned with the commercial theming and structure of her chosen sites. Using synthetic and industrial materials her works imitate the manufacturing methods of high capitalism. Isolated in the gallery space, these manipulated forms take on new meanings that communicate the deceptive and seductive nature of corporate architecture. At MMCA Residency Goyang Marilyn will develop new work, reflecting on hybrid styles and characteristics of modern architectural form.
WA & Taiwan
Kimberley Pace is a multidisciplinary artist from Perth. After graduating from Edith Cowan University in 2011 where she completed a BA of Arts, she went on to complete a MA of Arts by Research degree at the same university. She is currently a sessional academic in Contemporary Fashion at ECU, WA. Although Kimberley’s current artist practice is garment based, her inquiry of the body as an in-between condition occurs through a multidisciplinary approach that includes sculpture, video, performance, and sound. At AiR Taipei, Kimberley will extend this inquiry with specific focus on gaze and the body.
Liu YaoChung is an artist and writer. He graduated from Tunghai University in 2009 with a Master in Fine Arts. YaoChung has exhibited extensively throughout Taiwan, and in 2013 undertook a residency with Art Center Ongoing in Tokyo. In 2014 he was selected for the Free Art Fair Award, and in 2013 was nominated for the Young Artist Taipei Award. YaoChung’s practice references pop culture by combining language and images inspired by movies, books and historical documents. His work is often imbued with a sense of playfulness, humour and irony that critiques the notion of ‘high art’. YaoChung will use his experiences of daily life in Fremantle towards the development of new multidisciplinary works.
Asialink’s Arts Residency Laboratory was launched in 2012 with the aim of trialling new models of residencies to ensure Asialink’s program remains at the forefront of international developments in the field.
This year the Residency Laboratory features 3 innovative models. In its’ third year ‘Kerjasama’ or ‘Collaborate’ has become a crucial platform for Asialink to increase awareness of the Arts Residency Program to Indigenous applicants. ‘Fukutake House Asia Art Platform, Setouchi Triennale 2016’ uses art and food to increase visitation to a region in Japan suffering from an ageing population and economic decline. The platform involves diverse collaborations between 7 Asian arts residency centres resulting in a group exhibition and chef project. ‘SymbioticA: The Science of Arts Residencies’ explores the intersections between art and science. This model employs a ‘roving’ concept that partners with different like-minded organisation in Asia each year.
Fukutake House Asia Art Platform
Trained as a painter, Naomi Eller has worked in the medium of clay-based sculpture for over eight years and presented a solo project at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne in 2015. Joanna Bosse has over 15 years’ experience curating and producing exhibitions, most recently as Curator at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne. Joanna and Naomi will work with the local Fukuda community to present an exhibition of ceramic sculpture and collage that uses shoreline detritus to explore the effects of globalisation as a force that blends and transforms cultures. This process of transforming the ‘local’ into ‘fusion’ echoes Australia’s response to globalisation, and will be explored by Chef Adam Liaw in his workshop training Fukuda locals in Modern Australian cuisine. Well-known in Australia and Japan, Adam is a unique voice in Australian food. His workshop recipes will be offered at a community-run Ryue Nishizawa designed restaurant for the duration of the Triennale.
Kerjasama: Reciprocal Residency Between Australia and Indonesia
Over the past 10 years Tony Albert has achieved extraordinary visibility and critical acclaim for his practice that combines text, video, drawing, painting, and three-dimensional objects. Examining the legacy of racial and cultural misrepresentation, particularly of Australia’s Aboriginal people, Tony has developed a universal language that seeks to rewrite historical mistruths and injustice. In 2014 Tony was awarded the Basil Sellers Art Prize and the NATSIAA. In 2015 he conducted a prestigious residency at the ISCP, New York. Tony is represented by Sullivan & Strumpf, Sydney.
Timoteus Anggawan Kusno works with various mediums including drawing, photography, performance, video and installation. Through twists of magical and realistic elements embodied in his work, he investigates histories that can be reimagined. Nominated for Best Emerging Artist Using Drawing, Prudential Eye Award Contemporary Asian Art 2014, Timoteus was also commissioned as a concept artist for 2014 Indonesia's Documentary Film Festival. In 2015 he was selected as a resident artist at ARCUS Project, Japan to conduct research and artistic experiments around ideas of remembering and forgetting.
SymbioticA: The Science of Arts Residencies
Yiyun Chen is an artist/designer who lives and works in Shanghai. Drawing and film are the main mediums of her narrative works, which are often based on fictional scenarios, aiming to provide alternative perspectives by raising questions through proposing critical concepts. She is interested in the realms where design, psychology and medicine connect, and her current work is concerned with disease and the medical psychology of the human body. At SymbioticA she will research the biological level of her speculative design project that transforms illness into forms of productivity.