Art-Residence: Katharina Swoboda (Austria) & Kamen Stoyanov (Bulgaria)


01.08 - 30.08.2017

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Program: [Art residence]

Katharina Swoboda (b.1984, Graz, Austria). Lives and works between Hamburg, Vienna and Graz. Katharina´s work is predominantly video-based but she also works in photography, installation and performance art. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, and has been a PhD student at the transdiciplinary doctorate programme at University of Fine Arts of Hamburg since 2014. Katharina's videos have been internationally shown in selected venues in Vienna, Houston, Panamá, London, Budapest and Hamburg. She has received several scholarships, e.g from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts and Culture, and has participated in the KAMOV City of Rijeka residency in Croatia and the Nida Art Colony in Lithuania. She is member of the Golden Pixel Cooperative in Vienna.

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Kamen Stoyanov (b.1977) is a Bulgarian artist. Lives and works in Vienna and Sofia. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and the National Academy of Arts in Sofia. Active in video art, performance, installation art. Stoyanov’s works are interactions with the environment, reactions and comments on political and social processes. Stoyanov was the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts and Culture scholarship. His works can be found in private and public collections.

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At the NCCA Art residence in Kronstadt artists Katharina Swoboda and Kamen Stoyanov will make together a video work that will reflect an audio-visual portrait of Kronstadt concentrating on unique landscape of this town port located on Kotlin island connected with a dam with St.Petersburg.


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