New in the studios: four artists awarded
Congratulations to the four new artists at Künstlerhaus Bremen: Between October 2023 and January 2024, Monika B. Beyer, Rebekka Kronsteiner, Paula Hurtado Otero and Bojana Petkovic will move into their new studios in Bremen's Neustadt.
An independent external jury of experts decides on the awarding of the studios. The members of the jury this year were Nicole Giese-Kroner (Artistic Director, Syker Vorwerk), Bhima Griem (Artistic Director, Künstlerhäuser Worpswede) and Doris Weinberger (Artist and Board Member BBK Bremen).
Monika B. Beyer has been a freelance artist since 1993 and works conceptually with a focus on writing, object and video installation/portrait film. Since 2001 she has also worked as a video artist and filmmaker in interdisciplinary art projects. Beyer moves between art, philosophy, literature, physics, brain research and depth psychology. All her works are based on the two thematic fields of "information impulses and resonance spaces".
Rebekka Kronsteiner is a freelance artist and co-founder of the feminist art and culture kiosk KOSKI* in Bremen. In 2023 she completed her studies at the University of the Arts Bremen with Prof. Baumkötter and in the same year was a Bremen Studio Grant holder at the Künstlerhaus Bremen, offered and funded by the Senator for Culture. Kronsteiner works in the field of painting between object and image. In terms of content, her works criticize constructed patriarchal structures as well as the capitalist idea of the market.
Paula Hurtado Otero has lived and worked in Bremen since 2011. Here she studied fine arts at the University of the Arts in Bremen with Prof. Ingo Vetter and with Prof. Natascha Sadr Haghighian, with whom she completed her master's degree in 2019. In 2022 she was the Bremen Studio Grant holder at Künstlerhaus Bremen, awarded and funded by the Senator for Culture. As an interdisciplinary artist, she works with image, text, video, sound, performance and installation. Her practice primarily involves long-term research, projects and collective work. From decolonial socio-political perspectives, she unfolds forms and ways to re-explore, shape and represent narratives shaped by oppression.
Bojana Petković is a media artist and designer based in Bremen. She graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade with the MA degree from the department of Graphic art and printmaking in 2010 and in 2021 with the MA degree in Digital Media program of the University of the Arts Bremen. She is a founder and organizer of an artist in residency program “MAiR – Media Artist in Residency” in Prolom Banja, Serbia. In her work, she uses electronic and digital media to explore, simulate and mimic natural bio and eco systems.
Since 1992, Künstlerhaus Bremen has been a lively place for the production, presentation and promotion of art and culture. The non-profit association comprises seventeen studios for visual artists, a gallery, two guest studios, a printing and a wood workshop, studios and offices of the creative scene, the artists' associations BBK and GEDOK as well as a restaurant under one roof. In the gallery, which is open to the public free of charge, Künstlerhaus Bremen presents four to five changing exhibitions of contemporary art each year, which are accompanied by a mediating support program and regular guided tours. The goal is the mediation, promotion and discussion of current, emerging artists as well as the networking of Bremen artists with an international scene.
The studios are awarded for a period of five years (with an option to extend for a further two years). The studios are not wheelchair accessible.
A condition for the awarding of a studio is the willingness for active membership, i.e. cooperation and commitment in supporting the association of the Künstlerhaus Bremen e. V. - Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur. Interested visual artists from Bremen can subscribe to the newsletter at any time to receive information about upcoming open calls.
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