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Artist in Residence 2020
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Residences 2020 Statements+Bio
Analia Adorni Argentina/Italy
I was born in Argentina and studied at the National University of Arts of Buenos Aires. I winced the fellowship for artisans of Tuscany Region and moved to Italy and I continue my studies at Visual Center of Pietrasanta (Tuscany)and Il Bisonte (Center for Printmaking in Florence). I participate in many collective exhibitions in Argentina, Italy and others countries of Europe and America and maded solo exhibitions in Island (Lhistus Art Gallery), Italy (Casa di Dante, Florence) Spain(Cal Gras Residency of Arts) and Argentina (University of Social Sciences) . I made residencies of arts in France and my artworks are in Museums in Italy, Argentina and Ukraine.
Kathy Gales. U.K.
As an artist based in the South East of the U.K. I am surrounded by great and varied scenery and interesting urban landscape. My art is inspired by the beautiful, unusual and interesting things that I see every day. The strongest features of an image dictate how I develop a piece whether it be colour, texture, narrative or just an atmosphere. I then choose different media to make the most appealing image. I either use paint over a relief under painting, mixed media and collage to give a more vibrant surface or drawing tools to convey line and detail. My focus is on experimenting with new ways of working and at the moment I particularly like combining the graphic with the decorative. Many artists are really inspiring but my favourites are Victoria Crowe and Gustav Klimt who use strong vibrant colour and linear detail in a beautiful, unusual and interesting way. I have been involved with teaching and arranging art projects with children and their enthusiasm for new ideas is also a great motivator.
Vasilis Thalassinos was born in 1982 and raised in Thebes, central Greece. He has an 11-year-old son. Two decades ago, he studied painting with Dimitris Ratsikas and Takis Stefanou at the Department of Plastic Arts and Art Sciences, University of Ioannina. So far, he has had ten solo exhibitions (mainly in unconventional venues) and participated in a small number of group exhibitions. His artworks are housed in several private collections in Greece and abroad. Focused primarily on painting and secondarily on sculpture, the bulk of his output reflects the surrounding impurity, perspectives of tension and conflict, eruptive moments he has experienced firsthand, plus his multiyear commitment to transforming trash into art and practicing a variety of different approaches to experimental plastic arts, opening cracks for an accessible-to-all art expression. He has a wide range of experience in arts and crafts activities and painting workshops for preschool and school-aged children. He currently resides in Athens, working as an independent artist, but also as a freelance multilingual tour guide in the travel industry. Both these sectors are now suspended due to pandemic. All possible support will enable him to continue his creative work.
Particular skills: psychogeography, translations, multilingual communication (Greek, Portuguese, Spanish, English and basic French)
Other interests: book illustration, calligraphy, world mythology and history, poetry, cooking and eating, animalia, carpentry, art and autism, multicultural environments, transgenderity, social anthropology, paleontology, linguistics, chess, theatre, cycling, musical improvisation, drifting
Been in: Greece, Austria, Tunisia, Italy, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, and the Netherlands
2004-present | Experimental plastic arts workshops for children and youth; both individual and group sessions (Spain & Greece)
2004 | First solo exhibition at ‘Politeia’ hotel, Ioannina (Greece)
2004 | ‘Sımía ke Térata’ [Signs and Monsters]: Solo exhibition at a former commercial venue, Thebes (Greece)
2005 | Solo exhibition at the Classic Lyceum, Thebes
2006 | Impromptu solo exhibition at Exarchia Square, Athens (Greece)
2006 | ‘Dópıa Zoγrafıkí AAA’ [Locally-Raised AAA Painting]: Solo exhibition at a former commercial venue, Thebes
2007 | Impromptu solo exhibition at Rua das Galerias, Porto (Portugal)
2009 | ‘Trash ’n’ Trans’: Solo exhibition at ‘High Fidelity’ coffee bar in Exarchia, Athens
2009-2010 | Collective exhibition at the personally-run ‘Kıtʃ’ art gallery, Thebes
2010 | Duo exhibition at ‘Thimomeno Portreto’ coffee bar, Ioannina
2010 | Unique trash sculpture exhibit on display at Titanium Yiayiannos Gallery, Athens
2010-2011 | ‘Seminovo’: Solo exhibition at ‘Circulo Cooperativa’, Nafplio (Greece)
2011 | Collective exhibition at ‘Stavlos’ venue in Chiliomodi, Corinthia (Greece)
2015 | ‘Non Finito’: Solo exhibition at Maganaris Atelier in Kato Petali on Sifnos, Cyclades (Greece)
2018 | ‘Número XIV’: Solo exhibition at the Old School of Kastro on Sifnos, Cyclades
TBA | New solo exhibition in downtown Athens
Mila Vatsova. Sofia, Bulgaria.
Mila Vatsova studies fine arts at the National Academy of Arts, Sofia Bulgaria. Born, 1998, Bulgaria. Exhibitions: Via Pontica. XII International Youth Arts Festival, Plain air painting. 2019, National art gallery, Balchik, 2019, National art gallery, Balchik. National Academy of Art, Drawing competition, 2019. Illustrations of the book: Lectures on Ancient Culture Ognian Radev. 2018. Sofia: Macros Publishing House. International experience: We are art, Bacoli, Feb. 2019. Erasmus exchange programme. Vivarium Novum Academy 2017. Villa Falconieri, Roma, Italy. Language skills: Bulgarian, English, Italian.
Judith Walker. UK.
Judith Walker was born in Leeds and brought up in West Yorkshire. She moved to London in the 70s to study fine art at Central St Martins, and then went to the USA to do a masters degree at New Mexico State University. She completed a masters research degree at Birkbeck College in art and its cultural context in 2015. Judith has had many one-person exhibitions in the UK, exhibited in numerous group shows, and completed public works of art for South Bank University and Peckham Library in London. Her work is included in a variety of public and private collections in the UK and abroad. Interesting developments in her work came when she took her second master’s at Birkbeck College. Working alongside people from the other areas of the arts – including opera singers and ballet dancers – she was inspired to think about how people could interact with her work in a specific space. This has led to working with textiles and paper on installations and video and producing her installation “Behind the Curtain”. This work explored the infinity of the fold and looked at providing a place of safety and inclusion for the viewer. She started drawing cartoons for cult cartoon magazine Duck Soup in the mid 80s, following which she produced a regular strip cartoon for The Sun’s women’s section, title MEN! from 1987-90. She has also been editorial cartoonist for New Humanist magazine from 2006 -13. She was a cartoonist in residence at UCL Hospital in 2015 and was featured in the 2017 exhibition of British female cartoonists, The Inking Women, at The Cartoon Museum, London, and in the book of the same title published in 2018. The combination has led to her bringing her fine art and cartoon skills together in 2017, producing a series of work that blend painting with the cartoon form to produce a brash mixture of images and words reflecting the anxieties within contemporary society. Her work during the COVID-19 has continued the same manner producing paintings and drawings that are using words to engage and communicate with her audience during the current pandemic. In addition, she has studied art therapy, run art workshops in schools and hospitals, and annually takes part in The Guardian’s Family Art and cartoon Day. She was as a radio presenter on Women’s Radio Station’s Open Discussion Programme 2018-9.Three years ago she started a new career as a stand-up comedian and regularly preformed on the London open mic circuit until COVID-19. She continues to produce fine artwork and cartoons from her studio in Deptford. She lives in south-east London.