TIFF Residency returns thanks to cooperation with Wroclaw 2016 Office within the framework of Artist In Residence Programme AIR Wro! During their three-week stay in Wroclaw, artists such as Diana Lelonek (PL), Harmen De Hoop (NL) and Salvi Danes (ES) will explore the city by focusing on its resources: architecture, places, objects and people – all being elements of its identity. Particular attention is paid to those which, as a result of the modernization changes, are considered to be unimportant, have been forgotten or have been rejected. While reflecting on reintegration and meaning of these resources into the city’s circulation, artists will take a closer look at the areas where the largest urbanization processes have taken place. Particular attention is devoted to the revitalization of the city and its effects, places where objects gain second life such as flea markets, street stalls, as well as inhabitants and their histories. The effects of their work will be presented at the festival as a part of an exhibition co-produced with BWA Studio Gallery in Ruska Street 46.
Diana Lelonek (born 1988, Poland)
Diana Lelonek has graduated from Photography at the Department of Visual Communication on University of Arts in Poznań. Visual artist, photographer. She looks upon photography as a starting point and field of experiment, connecting it with other media. She creates collages, installations and video – installations. Together with Marek Kucharski she became the laureate of the Photomonth in Kraków ShowOFF section this year. She lives and works in Warsaw.
Harmen de Hoop (br. 1959, Netherlands), Visual artist who makes anonymous and illegal interventions in public space. He works on the notion of ‘place’ in the contemporary city, the behaviour of individuals or groups, and the conflicts of interests in public space. With his interventions he breaches the systems and brings forward another, often humane perspective. With this he tries to let people look at themselves in a different way, often with a sense of humor.
Documentation of his interventions has been exhibited at the São Paulo Architecture Biennale (São Paulo), CCA (San Francisco), Graham Foundation (Chicago), Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal), iGaleria Vaclava Spaly (Prague), ARCO (Madrid), NUART (Stavanger), NIMK (Amsterdam), STROOM (Den Haag), Museum Het Valkhof (Nijmegen), Museum Jan Cunen (Oss).
His work is published in international art magazines and books, e.g. in KUNSTFORUM INTERNATIONAL (D), ART das kunstmagazine (D), ART PRESS (F), Metropolis M (NL), STREET ART (Verlag Ullmann), URBAN INTERVENTIONS (Gestalten Verlag), ART & AGENDA (Gestalten Verlag). He gives lectures on the relation between art, sociology, urban planning and architecture.
Salvi Danés (b. 1985, Spain) makes use of an apparent documentary way of capturing the existing scenes he encounters while playing with the diverse possible readings and interpretations of the narratives depicted. His photographs focus on questions related to representation and subjectivity and was notably part of exhibitions at the International Festival of Photography of Tarragona in Spain (2012); at Circulation(s), Festival de la jeune photographie européenne in Paris, France (2012) and at the Festival für jungen fotojournalismus in Hannover, Germany (2012). In addition, he has been honored by FOAM, Sony World Photography Award, IPA, and many others recognitions.
Curator: Maciej Bujko
Studio BWA Wrocław
Ruska St. 46a/ 301
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. TIFF Actions: Recognized: Introducing the Odra River to the gallery with Diana Lelonek / Studio BWA Wrocław gallery, 46a/301 Ruska St
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Curatorial walk through Recognized exhibition / Studio BWA Wrocław gallery, 46a/301 Ruska St.
3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. TIFF Actions: Recognized: Walk with Harmen de Hoop. Start: Studio BWA Wrocław gallery, 46a/301 Ruska St.
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Curatorial walk through Recognized exhibition / Studio BWA Wrocław gallery, 46a/301 Ruska St.
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Special curatorial walk through Recognized exhibition within the City and Culture conference / Studio BWA Wrocław gallery, 46a/301 Ruska St.About exhibition (PDF)