Asialink Arts has been working with residency hosts in Mongolia since 2008. Please click on the years below to view past residents’ profiles.
- Gorkem Acaroglu (VIC)
Supported by Arts Victoria & The Australia Council for the Arts
Görkem Acaroğlu is a theatre director, writer and dramaturge focusing on reality trend theatre. For the past 14 years her work has experimented with digital performance and subjects not often examined theatrically. During her time with The Blackbox Theatre and International Theatre Institute in Mongolia, Görkem will collaborate with local actors, directors and traditional performers to create a fusion work constructed from documentary materials. The residency will also include workshops with local artists, developing a process for generating documentary theatre. This collaboration will investigate the fusion of traditional Mongolian throat singing with digital performance.
- Steven Alderton (NSW)
Arts Council Mongolia
Supported by Arts NSW and The Australia Council for the Arts
Director of Lismore Regional Gallery, Steven Alderton has initiated a progressive program of contemporary Australian and international art exhibitions and digital media projects. While located with the Arts Council of Mongolia, he developed exhibition projects with local and Australian artists, as well as a business model to promote the establishment of an arts centre incorporating studios, performance and gallery spaces. Alderton has developed a collaborative program with Shisha, a leading international agency for contemporary Asian crafts and visual arts, which will be supporting an exhibition from this residency.
- Marcus Schutenko (VIC)
Arts Council of Mongolia
Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts
Having managed a theatre venue, freelanced as a performance manager and lighting designer, and produced and directed a feature film, Marcus Schutenko is the Coordinator: Festivals and Events Grants Program at the Victorian Multicultural Commission. Schutenko worked with the Arts Council of Mongolia during that country's biggest cultural festival, Naadam. He also worked in consultation with the Artist Development Program Coordinator on the review of the 2008 Grants Competition and other aspects of the Artist Development Program. In addition Shutenko worked on cultural activities undertaken by ACM across the Festival period and assisted with the evaluation of the programs after the Festival was complete.