About the artists:
Danielle van Ark
Danielle van Ark (1974, Schiedam, NL) was student at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK) and a resident at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Her work was exhibited in various exhibitions inland and abroad. In 2006 she had her first solo show For Art’s Sake at FOAM, the photography museum of Amsterdam. 6 years later, in 2012, her work was exhibited in the Museum van Loon also in Amsterdam, as a part of the contemporary collaboration with Foam, called Foam in van Loon. In 2014 she was a part of the FOAM exhibition Reflected, Works from the Collection. Today her work is included in the collections of FOAM, De Nederlandsche Bank, ABN AMBRO, De Brauw, LUMC, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, AMC, het Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, Museum Voorlinden and various private collecitons. Daniëlle van Ark lives and works in Amsterdam.
Broomberg & Chanarin
Adam Broomberg (1970, Johannesburg, South Africa) and Oliver Chanarin (1971, London, UK) are artists living and working between London and Berlin. They are professors of photography at the Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK) in Hamburg and teach on the MA Photography & Society programme at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague, which they co-designed.
Together they have had numerous solo exhibitions, most recently at The Centre Georges Pompidou (2018) and the Hasselblad Center (2017). Their participation in international group shows include the Yokohama Triennale (2017), Documenta Kassel (2017), The British Art Show 8 (2015-2017), Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern (2015), Shanghai Biennale (2014), Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014), Tate Britain (2014), and the Gwanju Biennale (2012).
Their work is held in major public and private collections including Pompidou, Tate, MoMA, Yale, Stedelijk, V&A, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Baltimore Museum of Art. Major awards include the ICP Infinity Award (2014) for Holy Bible, and the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (2013) for War Primer 2. Broomberg and Chanarin are the winners of the Arles Photo Text Award 2018 for their paperback edition of War Primer 2, published by MACK.
In his works, which moves along the archaeological and historical horizons of art, Fabrizio Cotognini constantly refers to antiquity revisited through a contemporary approach, and privileges drawing as key element of an artistic research that also employs the new media. For him, time, memory, and history are majestic entities that he overturns, twists, and bends in scenic apparatuses that enhance their instability.In so doing, Cotognini joins word and image in a conversation involving sign, drawing, and writing, a conversation which becomes a place for contemplation and, at the same time, of reflexive concentration.It may also seem, and just seem, one of those glosses reminiscing the pleasure of reading ancient books,or even a late-Gothic illumination or a precious decoration revealing its exquisite details.
Among his solo exhibitions are: “Is a Question of Time”, Museo Archeologico, Potenza (2016), “Pillow book”, in the Arthur & Janet C. Ross Library at the American Academy, Rome (2016). His work was included in collective exhibitions at National Gallery Tiblisi, Georgia (2018), Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples (2018), H.E.R.O. Amsterdam (2018)
Cotognini lives and works in Macerata (Italy), where he was born in 1983.
Shezad Dawood works across disciplines film, painting, neon, sculpture and more recently virtual reality to deconstruct systems of image, language, site and narrative. Using the editing process as a method to explore both meanings and forms, his practice often involves collaboration and knowledge exchange, mapping across geographic borders and communities. Through a fascination with the esoteric, otherness and science-fiction, Dawood interweaves histories, realities and symbolism to create richly layered artworks.
Recent solo exhibitions include: A Lost Future: Shezad Dawood, Rubin Museum of Art, New York (2018); Leviathan, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice (2017); Timothy Taylor, London (2016); Galerist, Istanbul (2016); Pioneer Works, Brooklyn (2015); Fig.2 at the ICA studio, London (2015); Parasol Unit, London; Leeds Art Gallery and OCAT Xi’an, China (all 2014), Modern Art Oxford (2012).
Group exhibitions include: The Drawing Room, London (2017); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2016); Taipei Biennial (2014), Marrakech Biennial (2014), MACBA Barcelona (2014), Witte de With (2013), Busan Biennale (2010), Tate Britain, Altermodern (2009), and the Venice Biennale (2009).
Selected collections include Tate, Government Art Collection, UK, UBS, The British Museum, London, LACMA, Los Angeles and National Gallery of Canada.
His film works have been screened internationally, including Art Rotterdam (2018); New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery, Manchester (2018); Screen City Biennial, Stavanger (2017); Pera Film | Pera Museum, Istanbul (2016); MoMA, New York (2015); Floating Cinema, London (2015); Nitehawk Cinema, Brooklyn (2015); Kurz/ Dust, CCA Warsaw (2015); Art Dubai Film (2014); Aspen Art Museum (2014); Flatpack Film festival, FACT Liverpool, Manchester Cornerhouse, Sheffield Showroom, Arnolfini, Nottingham Broadway, Cambridge Picturehouse, Oxford Picturehouse and London Sci-Fi Film Festival (all 2013).
Dawood is a Jarman Award nominee (2012), and one of the winners of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize (2011).
Shezad Dawood was born in London in 1974 and trained at Central St Martin’s and the Royal College of Art before undertaking a PhD at Leeds Metropolitan University. Dawood is a Research Fellow in Experimental Media at the University of Westminster. He lives and works in London.
Aukje Dekker is a visual and conceptual artist based in Amsterdam. Her practice is primarily characterised by an honest and often humoristic deconstruction of herself as an artist and the systems within the art world that determine value, meaning and authenticity. Dekker graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and completed a double MFA at Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam; and Central St Martins, London. Dekker’s works have been exhibited in various galleries and museums including Ultra Super New Gallery, Tokyo; Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; IMT Gallery, London; and the recent exhibitions at Tel Aviv Museum of Art and H.E.R.O. AMsterdam. Alongside her projects as an independent artist, she is a founder of the Eddie the Eagle Museum and Society SEXYLAND, a conceptual nightclub in Amsterdam North.
Dekker was born in Rotterdam in 1983 and currently lives and works in Amsterdam.
Trained as an architect with earlier studies in Anthropology, she employs the architectural practices of bricolage and spolia to create assemblages reminiscent of the staged displays of a mise en scene. Referencing to the domestic artifice of the architectural trade fair and case study houses from the mid 20th century. With her work, Entwistle uses material re-purposing, and transfiguration of parts to explore fabrication in its entire meaning: to construct, forge and make, but also a falsehood, an invention, a fiction. Often working in collaboration with specialist craftswomen to produce one-off studies and singular pieces to be re-configured in each new setting and iteration.
Sarah Entwistle studied at the Bartlett School, UCL and the Architectural Association, London, where she subsequently taught a design unit. Her solo show in Short, in Theory and with a Bit of Luck 2012, at the Architectural Association marked the beginning of her project exploring the legacy of her grandfather, the architect and polymath, Clive Entwistle. She is the 2014 recipient of the Le Corbusier Foundation Grant for Visual Artists and in 2015 presented a solo exhibition, He was my father and I an atom destined to grow into him, at the Le Corbusier foundation in Paris. The exhibition coincided with the publication of her experimental biography, Please send this book to my mother, Stemberg Press, 2015. She was the recipient of the Graham foundation for the advanced studies in fine art, Chicago, publication and production grant in 2014. She is the 2017 recipient of the Artists International Development Fund, Arts Council England, for which she is developing an ambitious site specific installation for the Zevaco House, Casablanca, in collaboration with curator Salma Lahlou.
Entwistle was born in London and 1979 and is currently based in Berlin.
Diango Hernández, Cuba 1970. Lives and works between Germany and Cuba
Diango Hernández began his artistic practice in Cuba in 1994 as a co-founder of Ordo Amoris Cabinet, a group of artists and designers who focused on invented solutions for home design objects to compensate for a permanent shortage of materials and goods. The artist moved to Europe in 2003 and currently lives and works in Düsseldorf. His work was the subject of solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle, Basel (2006) and the Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (2007). His work was exhibited in the Arsenale as part of the 51st Venice Biennale and the Biennale of Sydney and the São Paulo Biennial, both in 2006. His work was the subject of a critically acclaimed exhibition of new work, “Losing You Tonight,” at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen (2009) and in 2010 two installations were included in “The New Décor” at the Hayward Gallery, London. A survey exhibition of his work took place at Museo D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (MART) in Rovereto in 2011-12. In 2013, Marlborough Contemporary, London presented a solo exhibition of his work “The New Man and the New Woman.” His work was the subject of a solo exhibition “Socialist Nature” in 2014 at Landesgalerie, Linz. Hernández has had solo exhibitions at Marlborough Contemporary, London and the Kunsthalle Munster in 2015. In 2016, a solo exhibition of Hernández’s work, titled “Theoretical Beach,” took place at the Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen.