We are happy to announce 賛辞 Sanji From Japan with Love 愛をこめて日本から by Nazia Andaleeb Preema, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.
Nazia Andaleeb Preema is a prolific and prominent visual artist of Bangladesh received her Master’s in ‘Drawing and Painting’ from the University of Dhaka in 2000. Her constant endeavor to attain versatility in her work is apparent in her passion for new media, technique and experimentation. She has incorporated new media (performance, video installation and digital art) to connect more with her work. Her creations span over genres, ranging from traditional to digital, to performances. She is in pursuit of constantly test her limits as an artist.
She has participated in a number of competitive art residency programs, workshops and has been awarded major international grants to pursue her works throughout her career since 1999. Preema, the widely traveled artist, has also received recognitions both domestically and internationally for her experimentation on various media. Along with 18 solo (Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Japan, USA, UK, Turkey, Morocco, Uzbekistan) expositions, she participated in 6 Asian Art Biennale, 2 Tashkent Biennale, Istanbul Biennale, Venice International Art Expo (2010, 2012, 2014) along with prestigious art fairs (Art Basel Miami, Tuyup Art Fair/Istanbul, Dubai Art Festival, Dhaka Art Summit, Delhi International Art Festival).
We are happy to announce None of the above, an exhibition by Inkeri Jäntti, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.
Inkeri Jäntti is a Finnish photographer. She also works as an event photographer, producer and scriptwriter. She often builds staged photographs to tell a story but is also interested in nature photography. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oulu University of Applied Sciences.
Jäntti’s work often explores questions of identity and personal purpose, while also touching on societal and cultural issues. She is inspired by abandoned houses, feminism and survival stories.
We are happy to announce Beautiful Japan, an exhibition by Thomas Hoeren, as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.
Thomas Hoeren is a professor in art law at the University of Münster (Germany) and the Academy of Arts Münster. Apart from that he is a part-time photographer who worked for several German and international organizations. His black&white photographs have been shown in Berlin, Duisburg, Istanbul and many other places; some of them were published in photo books.
Thomas is interested in people who are not within the general focus of interest. He portraited early Turkish immigrants to Germany and their hands holding their favorite objects from home. He recently finished a series of portraits representing people from an rather unknown part of Northern Germany, the so-called Krummhoern.
We are happy to announce Imagined Life, an exhibition by Cathy Laudenbach, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.
Cathy Laudenbach is an Australian photo media artist who works with various forms of the photographic medium: including film, digital and video.
She is currently completing a PhD in Photo-media. She has exhibited widely in Australia in the major photography galleries including the Centre for Contemporary Photography and the Australian Centre for Photography.
Cathy’s work has also been exhibited internationally in Japan, Germany and New Zealand. Cathy has completed numerous art residencies and has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards including receiving three Arts ACT new work grants and an Australia Council grant. Cathy won the Olive Cotton Portrait Prize in 2000. Her work is included in numerous Australian public collections.
*Cathy received an arts grant from the ACT government to complete the residency at Studio Kura.
We are happy to announce Komorebi, an exhibition by Anne-Sophie Guillet, , as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.
Anne-Sophie Guillet is a visual artist that specializes in photography based in Brussels, Belgium. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 2013 with an MFA in visual arts/photography. Her work has been shown in many places in Brussels, Los Angeles, Krakow and she is about to be part of the Mt Rokko International Photo Festival in the Emerging Photographers show which will be held in Kobe at the end of August.
Her practice spreads through series questioning the enigma of identity and its forms. It is essential to her life and allows her to discover things on human beings, about herself and becomes an excuse to meet people. It is by pursuing the flow of her thoughts and by attempts to let it express itself that she continues her quest on the understanding of human being.