ARTIST RESIDENCY 2019

Curators

RAFAL MILACH (b. 1978 in Gliwice, Poland) – visual artist, photographer, author of photo books. His work focuses on topics related to the transformation in the former Eastern Bloc. Lecturer at the ITF Institute of Creative Photography of the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic and Katowice Film School at the Silesian University, Poland. His award- winning photo books include The Winners, 7 Rooms, and The First March of Gentlemen. RafaÅ‚ Milach has received scholarships from the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Magnum Foundation, and European Cultural Foundation. Finalist of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 and winner of the World Press Photo competition. Co-founder of the Sputnik Photos collective. His works have been widely exhibited worldwide, and can be found in the collections of the MoMA Warsaw, CCA Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, the ING Polish Art Foundation, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Japan), and Brandts Museum in Odense (Denmark). Rafal Joined Magnum Photos in 2018 as a nominee member.
RAFAL MILACH (b. 1978 in Gliwice, Poland) – visual artist, photographer, author of photo books. His work focuses on topics related to the transformation in the former Eastern Bloc. Lecturer at the ITF Institute of Creative Photography of the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic and Katowice Film School at the Silesian University, Poland. His award- winning photo books include The Winners, 7 Rooms, and The First March of Gentlemen. RafaÅ‚ Milach has received scholarships from the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Magnum Foundation, and European Cultural Foundation. Finalist of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 and winner of the World Press Photo competition. Co-founder of the Sputnik Photos collective. His works have been widely exhibited worldwide, and can be found in the collections of the MoMA Warsaw, CCA Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, the ING Polish Art Foundation, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Japan), and Brandts Museum in Odense (Denmark). Rafal Joined Magnum Photos in 2018 as a nominee member.
ANIA NALECKA-MILACH  born in 1977, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Faculty of Printmaking and Graphic Design in 2002, is a book designer (alias Tapir Book Design) and a collaborator with Sputnik Photos collective. She has designed many critically acclaimed photobooks, that have been awarded many of the most prestigious prizes such Paris Photo / Aperture Foundation Photobook Award Nominee (USA/France 2012, 2013 2014 and 2016) and POYi The Best Photography Book Award (first prize, USA 2012, 2014). She also gives talks and offer workshops on photo book design. In collaboration with her husband and photographer Rafał Milach she has co-curated international exhibitions in places such as FOAM Museum, (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). PHOTOEspaña (Madrid, Spain) and Photomonth in Kraków (Poland.)
ANIA NALECKA-MILACH  born in 1977, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Faculty of Printmaking and Graphic Design in 2002, is a book designer (alias Tapir Book Design) and a collaborator with Sputnik Photos collective. She has designed many critically acclaimed photobooks, that have been awarded many of the most prestigious prizes such Paris Photo / Aperture Foundation Photobook Award Nominee (USA/France 2012, 2013 2014 and 2016) and POYi The Best Photography Book Award (first prize, USA 2012, 2014). She also gives talks and offer workshops on photo book design. In collaboration with her husband and photographer Rafał Milach she has co-curated international exhibitions in places such as FOAM Museum, (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). PHOTOEspaña (Madrid, Spain) and Photomonth in Kraków (Poland.)

Artists

CLAIRE LAUDE (b. 1975, France), architect & artist living in Berlin. With her project ‚Ephemeral Intersects‘, she won the First Prize Urbanautica Institute Awards 2018, in the Category Space, Architecture & Conflicts. A text and some pictures have been published 2019 in a trilogy of books „The Red Utopias“ by Editions Essarter, that bring together different authors and photographers around the theme of political utopias in Europe in a post post-soviet era. She received 2018 the Project’s Scholarship ‘Mach den Kiosk 2018 Herr Fleischer e.V.‘‚ to realize a public installation in a kiosk in Halle (Saale). 2017 she was resident by the Kaunas photography Gallery in Kaunas and 2016 she took part to the program’s exchange between Lukas Künstlerhaus, Ahrenshoop and NCCA, Kaliningrad. 2014 was her work finalist for the Prix Virginia, France and for Vacatio, Festival Fotografia, Rom. She was from 2010 to 2017 co-founder and member of the photographers’s collective and the exhibition’s space exp12/exposure twelve. Exhibitions (Selection) 2019 Altered States, WUK, Vienna, 2018 The Inner Forest, Verzasca Foto Festival, 2018 The Nature of Nature, Noorderlicht, Museum Belvedere Heerenveen, 2017 Bilder den Anderen, Neues Kunsthaus, Ahrenshoop, 2016 Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, 2016 Mouvements de Terrain, Gallery Binome, Paris, 2016 Der Greif – Katrin Weber, Gallery f5.6, Munich, 2012 Ogni sguardo un passo, Biennale dell’Immagine Bi8, Spazio Officina, Galerie CONSARC, Chiasso. Publications in Editions Essarter, VT-ph Visual Thoughts, Edition Hofes Ahrenshoop, Editions Filigranes, L’Oeil, Le Monde M Magazine, Libération.
CLAIRE LAUDE (b. 1975, France), architect & artist living in Berlin. With her project ‚Ephemeral Intersects‘, she won the First Prize Urbanautica Institute Awards 2018, in the Category Space, Architecture & Conflicts. A text and some pictures have been published 2019 in a trilogy of books „The Red Utopias“ by Editions Essarter, that bring together different authors and photographers around the theme of political utopias in Europe in a post post-soviet era. She received 2018 the Project’s Scholarship ‘Mach den Kiosk 2018 Herr Fleischer e.V.‘‚ to realize a public installation in a kiosk in Halle (Saale). 2017 she was resident by the Kaunas photography Gallery in Kaunas and 2016 she took part to the program’s exchange between Lukas Künstlerhaus, Ahrenshoop and NCCA, Kaliningrad. 2014 was her work finalist for the Prix Virginia, France and for Vacatio, Festival Fotografia, Rom. She was from 2010 to 2017 co-founder and member of the photographers’s collective and the exhibition’s space exp12/exposure twelve. Exhibitions (Selection) 2019 Altered States, WUK, Vienna, 2018 The Inner Forest, Verzasca Foto Festival, 2018 The Nature of Nature, Noorderlicht, Museum Belvedere Heerenveen, 2017 Bilder den Anderen, Neues Kunsthaus, Ahrenshoop, 2016 Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, 2016 Mouvements de Terrain, Gallery Binome, Paris, 2016 Der Greif – Katrin Weber, Gallery f5.6, Munich, 2012 Ogni sguardo un passo, Biennale dell’Immagine Bi8, Spazio Officina, Galerie CONSARC, Chiasso. Publications in Editions Essarter, VT-ph Visual Thoughts, Edition Hofes Ahrenshoop, Editions Filigranes, L’Oeil, Le Monde M Magazine, Libération.
ANTO: MILOTTA (Alcamo, 1984) lives and works between Sofia and Genoa. He studied visual arts in several Italian and foreign academies and since 2014 he is a member of the collective Milotta / Donchev. In recent years he has participated in several group exhibitions, including Hortus (in) conclusus at MACA in Alcamo; Matter over matter at the Goethe-Institut in Sofia – Bulgaria; Visao expandida at the Curitiba Biennial – Brazil; Landscape in movement at the Antico Palazzo comunale, Saluzzo. Among the solo shows: Monumentvm for Nesxt independent art festival – Docks Dora, Turin; Sólo quienes sueñan pueden mover montañas at the Italian Institute of Culture, Lima Peru; Green Observatory for Manifesta 12 collateral events at Spazio Y, Palermo; Climasensibile at Sala Dogana – Palazzo Ducale, Genoa; Naturally Artificial at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Villa Croce, Genoa; Antennae at Tenuta la favola, Val di Noto (SR). Among the awards: special mention of the jury for the fourth Henraux prize; winners of the CreArt Salzamt residence and of the Matteo Olivero award; reported for the 5th MERU Art * Science Award.
ANTO: MILOTTA (Alcamo, 1984) lives and works between Sofia and Genoa. He studied visual arts in several Italian and foreign academies and since 2014 he is a member of the collective Milotta / Donchev. In recent years he has participated in several group exhibitions, including Hortus (in) conclusus at MACA in Alcamo; Matter over matter at the Goethe-Institut in Sofia – Bulgaria; Visao expandida at the Curitiba Biennial – Brazil; Landscape in movement at the Antico Palazzo comunale, Saluzzo. Among the solo shows: Monumentvm for Nesxt independent art festival – Docks Dora, Turin; Sólo quienes sueñan pueden mover montañas at the Italian Institute of Culture, Lima Peru; Green Observatory for Manifesta 12 collateral events at Spazio Y, Palermo; Climasensibile at Sala Dogana – Palazzo Ducale, Genoa; Naturally Artificial at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Villa Croce, Genoa; Antennae at Tenuta la favola, Val di Noto (SR). Among the awards: special mention of the jury for the fourth Henraux prize; winners of the CreArt Salzamt residence and of the Matteo Olivero award; reported for the 5th MERU Art * Science Award.
KRZYSZTOF SWIATLY (Wroclaw, 1988) lives and works in Worclaw where he graduated from the Institute of Slavic Studies. He studied photography at OPT under Filip Zawada, Krzysztof Solarewicz and Arnau Vidal Cascalló and in 2016 his works were exhibited at TIFF Festival. Currently he is working on a second photobook under the mentorship of Sputnik Photos. He used to work as a music journalist in Polish Radio Three and in „Dziennik Polska i Świat” and „Muza” magazines. He works as a photographer and a translator. He is interested in photography in all its forms but his favourite medium is photobook. In his works he explores themes such as visual memory, photography itself, time and eternity, elements and myths, bonds, body and desire. Currently he is preparing his first solo exhibition „Fogcatcher”.
KRZYSZTOF SWIATLY (Wroclaw, 1988) lives and works in Worclaw where he graduated from the Institute of Slavic Studies. He studied photography at OPT under Filip Zawada, Krzysztof Solarewicz and Arnau Vidal Cascalló and in 2016 his works were exhibited at TIFF Festival. Currently he is working on a second photobook under the mentorship of Sputnik Photos. He used to work as a music journalist in Polish Radio Three and in „Dziennik Polska i Świat” and „Muza” magazines. He works as a photographer and a translator. He is interested in photography in all its forms but his favourite medium is photobook. In his works he explores themes such as visual memory, photography itself, time and eternity, elements and myths, bonds, body and desire. Currently he is preparing his first solo exhibition „Fogcatcher”.
MARTINA ZANIN (b.1994) is a visual artist born in San Daniele del Friuli. She graduated from IED Madrid with a Master in Contemporary Photography. Her previous education has included ISFCI (Institute of Photography and Integrated Communication). In 2017 she won the Scholarship to attend a Workshop with Phillip Toledano in New York organized by PWNY, subsequently in 2018 she attended a workshop about curatorial practice at MAXXI National Museum for Contemporary Arts.In 2018 she has been shortlisted for the Lucie Foundation Fine Art Scholarship and for the Fiebre Dummy Award with the work “I made them run away”. The latter has been exhibited in Turin, at JEST. Zanin has participated to different group exhibitions and her works has been published on various magazine, both online and printed. On her work she uses photography as a medium to deal with topics such as memories, relationships and connections, and how those affects our daily life; the events that marked our past and have an impact on our present. The brain predicts the future by constantly using the memories of the past.
MARTINA ZANIN (b.1994) is a visual artist born in San Daniele del Friuli. She graduated from IED Madrid with a Master in Contemporary Photography. Her previous education has included ISFCI (Institute of Photography and Integrated Communication). In 2017 she won the Scholarship to attend a Workshop with Phillip Toledano in New York organized by PWNY, subsequently in 2018 she attended a workshop about curatorial practice at MAXXI National Museum for Contemporary Arts.In 2018 she has been shortlisted for the Lucie Foundation Fine Art Scholarship and for the Fiebre Dummy Award with the work “I made them run away”. The latter has been exhibited in Turin, at JEST. Zanin has participated to different group exhibitions and her works has been published on various magazine, both online and printed. On her work she uses photography as a medium to deal with topics such as memories, relationships and connections, and how those affects our daily life; the events that marked our past and have an impact on our present. The brain predicts the future by constantly using the memories of the past.