N.B. This workshop is part of an extensive programme of workshops scheduled for Autumn 2009 in Northern Ireland, in partnership with Belfast Exposed and CAF
This media specific workshop is intended to create dialogue and openness between artistic peers in a world where many are starved of feedback and thoughtful responses to their work. It is hoped these sessions will foster networking and continued peer support amongst participants. Those attending should be open and prepared to respond to others' work and should come prepared with a 10-minute presentation on their work (which will be followed by 20 minutes or so of discussion). Artists can bring slides, CD ROMs or original artwork to show. The atmosphere will be constructive, supportive and positive. Heli Rekula will also present and discuss her own work and talk about her career development at the beginning of the day.
Heli Rekula (b.1963) works with lens-based media: film, video and photography. Her works have over the past 17 years been exhibited extensively in both Finland and abroad. She participated in the 2001 Venice Biennale in the main exhibition 'Plateau of Humankind', curated by Harald Szeemann. She was the recipient of the 2002 Ars Fennica Award. Currently she is studying in the postgraduate programme aiming for the doctoral qualification at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. The first artistic component of her research, an extensive retrospective exhibition 'DESERT, works from 19892004', was on display in 2005 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. The same year she was awarded the State Prize for Photography Art. She currently lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Rekula is represented by Gallery Kalhama & Pippo.
Please see the following links for articles on Heli Rekula's work -
Artist's Knowledge & Research at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts: www.kuva.fi/attachments/jatkotutkinto/tohtorit.pdf
Artist's Knowledge 2 & Research at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts: www.kuva.fi/attachments/the_artists_knowledge_2.pdf
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