Jasleen Kaur will be artist in residence at MIMA as part of New Mappings of Europe. Kaur’s work asks us to think about the malleable nature of culture. In Middlesbrough, she works with local women to make a space for conversations about place, relationships and knowledge.
Through a series of workshops based around food, we are working with a group of women based in the area to have conversations around culture, home, identity, family, friendships, health, care and connectivity. Through various activities we have made, drawn, spoken, tasted, mixed recipes, and shared a meal. The women involved are from different cultures and countries. Together with Jasleen we are making a product that represents the interests and ideas of the group. The workshops were attended by 14 participants in 5 sessions.
Jasleen Kaur (b.1986) is an artist currently living and working in London. Brought up in a traditional Sikh household in Glasgow, her work is an ongoing exploration into the malleability of culture and the layering of social histories within the material and immaterial things that surround us. Her practice examines the hierarchy of histories and labour using a range of mediums and methods including sculpture, video, conversation and cooking.
Recent and ongoing commissions include Glasgow Women’s Library, The Goethe Institute, V&A Museum, Eastside Projects, MIMA, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Art on the Underground. She is a recipient of the Jerwood Artist Bursaries 2018 and her work is part of the permanent collection of the Royal College of Art and Crafts Council.
In her artistic work Adriana Lara examines the conditions and character of the art system and critically reflects various approaches and formats that have become established in art. Together with Fernando Mesta and Agustina Ferreyra, in 2003 she founded the curatorial collective Perros Negros, a production office for artistic projects on a small, medium and large scale, carried out research into the possibilities and collaborations that can arise among different agents. Perros Negros concentrates its efforts on linking local and global production, and vice versa, giving a new meaning to cultural values. Her focus on the mechanisms of artistic production and distribution as a paradigmatic system for global interaction allows a distant, yet precise gaze on issues centred on the conditions of migration.
Lara is the editor of Pazmaker, an art quarterly, and a member of the band Lasser Moderna. Her works have been shown, among others, in solo exhibitions in the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, in Air de Paris and in Gaga Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico-Stadt. She has participated in group exhibitions in the Kunsthalle Basel, the New Museum, New York, and in the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Adriana Lara was born in Mexico in 1978, and lives in Mexico City.
Artist in residency, Ibro Hasanović has been working with a group of migrants from Syria, Iran, Afganistan and Eritrea, who live in Slovenia for more than a year. They approached the method of "storytelling" through different activities (story writing, video-making, clay moulding) in order to materialize their experiences and memories in a creative way.
In the conclusion of the workshop, the results were presented on an exhibition openned for public on 5 October 2018 at 5 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Ibro Hasanović was born 1981 in Ljubovija, then Yugoslavia. Studied product design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo and contemporary art and cinema at Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains in France. His works have been recently exhibited at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, Munchner Stadtmuseum, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow), Museum of Fine Arts (Split), Kunsthalle Wien, 55th October Salon (Belgrade), National Gallery of Kosovo, Museum of Contemporary Art (Zagreb), Künstlerhaus - Halle für Kunst & Medien (Graz), 2nd Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground and Villa Romana (Florence). He currently lives in Brussels.
Dejan Dimitrijević and Shoba – Nebojša Šerić
During his two-week stay at the art residence in Belgrade in 2019, the artist Dejan Dimitrijević (Toronto) will realize an art work with Nebojša Šerić Shoba (New York). Almost thirty years after their military service in the Yugoslav Navy (Mali Lošinj, Croatia, SFRY), the artists decided to incorporate the memory of that shared experience into the process of reflecting their current professional and personal positions, confronting them through simple before and now relations. Since both of them permanently left the country during the 1990s – Dimitrijević left Serbia, and Šerić Bosnia and Herzegovina – their recent positions have undoubtedly determined the experience of the migrations that both of them share.
Dejan Dimitrijević and Shoba – Nebojša Šerić
Our work will be focusing on decontextualized place, language, and skills, which are fundamental elements of immigration. Changes, new experiences, and before/now are points in time and place which are essential for us. All these exceptions give us selflessness and self-possession. The work will present a series of photographs showing the tension between these key places/locations at the point of time which represents our affinity as artists, friends, and human beings.
Shoba – Nebojša Šerić
Born in Sarajevo in 1968, Shoba studied at the School of Applied Arts from 1983-1987, then at the Sarajevo Academy of Fine Arts from 1989-1992. In 1999, he moved to Amsterdam to attend Rijksakademie, an international two-year artist residency, and studio program.
Shoba has exhibited in museums and art spaces worldwide, including Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris; Jeu de Paume, Paris, France; Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland; Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien, Austria; Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany; De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Creative Time, New York City; Exit Art, New York City, Dumbo Arts Center, New York City; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; The 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, and P. S. 1, New York City.
Shoba currently lives in New York City.
Dejan Dimitrijević is a Toronto based artist, designer and technologist, producing work for private and public companies from 1996 when he received his MFA degree from the Faculty of Fine Art (University of Arts in Belgrade). He uses computer technology to create and explore new frontiers of creativity. He began his journey into the computer-generated art world and, as time progressed, it began to morph into an online interactive media experience that inspires the most important audiences.
He has actively exhibited since 1995, and intensively cooperated with SKC Gallery – Belgrade, Gallery of Contemporary Art – Pančevo, Workstation 301 – Faculty of Architecture – Belgrade University, Golden Eye Gallery and Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina – Novi Sad, Gallery 1313 – Toronto.
In 1999 he moved to Montreal, Canada, and later in 2000 to Toronto. where he still lives.