Elssie Ansareo and Mario Paniego, chosen to participate in artistic residencies in Arnhem and Rijeka

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2016-10-19

In order to promote mobility and intercultural dialogue, the Etxepare Basque Institute, the Donostia-San Sebastian European Capital of Culture 2016 and Donostia Kultura, jointly promote artist residency programs, within program the Joan-Etorriak, that is included in the quay Hazitegiak.


On the one hand, and in collaboration with Wroclaw 2016, they managed the call that allowed two Basque artists, specifically Aitor Gametxo and Diego Vivanco, carry out projects in the Polish city on July and August. On the othe, and for the same purpose, this year they  launched two projects, together with the European Cultural Capital 2020 Rijeka, Croatia, and the cultural institution Motel Spatie in the Dutch city of Arnhem. And the jury has selected the works proposed by the artists Mario Paniego and Elssie Ansareo, respectively.

In order to promote mobility and intercultural dialogue, the Etxepare Basque Institute, the Donostia-San Sebastian European Capital of Culture 2016 and Donostia Kultura, jointly promote artist residency programs, within program the Joan-Etorriak, that is included in the quay Hazitegiak.


On the one hand, and in collaboration with Wroclaw 2016, they managed the call that allowed two Basque artists, specifically Aitor Gametxo and Diego Vivanco, carry out projects in the Polish city on July and August. On the othe, and for the same purpose, this year they  launched two projects, together with the European Cultural Capital 2020 Rijeka, Croatia, and the cultural institution Motel Spatie in the Dutch city of Arnhem. And the jury has selected the works proposed by the artists Mario Paniego and Elssie Ansareo, respectively.


The object of the artistic residence in Rijeka is to develop projects that have cultural impact, taking into account the programs of Rijeka and Donostia. And those were the concepts that  inspired the project presented by Mario Paniego. With migration as a central theme, Paniego will make plastic-conceptual interventions.


In line with the mission of the cultural center Motel Spatie, the Arnhem residence means to experiment with the codes of public spaces and social and physical limits and foster the debate on a future together. And that is also the focus of the project How you look at it, by Elssie Ansareo, which will use photographs and videos to collect different perspectives of the diverse community of the city and will try to find points of agreement.

The itineraries of the Basque artists also have a return trip. Last May two artists from Arnhem held residences in Donostia. And this week three Polish artists are coming to Donostia to develop their projects. One of them, the artist Jakub Szafrański, is dedicated to bersolarism. The artist Hanna Ilczyszyn will arry out a project about the Polish and Basque mythology, and, finally, Gabriela Kowalska will develop a research combining art, design and sociology, seeking to answer the question "What can I do for you?" .


In addition, an exhibition that will open on December 8 in Tabakalera will display all the works and processes carried out at the residences of Joan Etorriak program.



Mario Paniego


Rijeka, Croatia


Taking migration as a central theme, Mario Paniego will make plastic-conceptual interventions. The artist will develop a project based on personal microhistories, and universal at the same time, on migration. In this residence, that will last seven weeks, Ortiz will have the opportunity to reflect on this issue and develop, change and build the project presented.


Mario Paniego (Bilbao, 1978)


Studies. Bachelor of Fine Arts UPV-EHU; B.A (Hons) Fine Art, Uwe, Bristol; Master in Design Management, DZ Desing, UPV-EHU; Doctorate "Thought and practice in Contemporary Art", UPV-EHU, Master in Cultural Management, University of Alcala de Henares, Certificate of Advanced Studies: Semiology of Visual Arts, UPV-EHU.


Awards. Photography Awards: Artxanda Award (2015), Bilbao; And CEA Photography Award (2006), Vitoria-Gasteiz; Calls for accesits in Alava (2005, 2006); Arrasate (2001); Amurrio (2001,2003,2006). Painting Awards: Amurrio (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998). Caruso Visual Poetry Prize (1996), Vitoria-Gasteiz. Video Awards: Manos Unidas (1994). Work in institutions: Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern, Germany, (2010, 2014); Amurrio Town Hall (2011).

Scholarships. After Art (2016), Granada-Jaen; Immersions (2015), Gasteiz; Künstlerhaus Oberbayern (2010), Germany; Artist Symposium (2013), Kyonggi, South Korea; Leonardo Scholarship (2002), Prague House of Photography, Prague; Bilbao Guggenheim Fellowship (2001); Erasmus Scholarship (1999), University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol.

 

How you look at it

Elssie Ansareo

Arnhem, Netherlands



For her project How you look at it, the artist will use audiovisual media -photographs and video, but also draw on other disciplines. Over 112 nationalities live in the district of Arnhem where Motel Spatie and Ansareo will focus in reflecting their particular perspectives. She wants to collect the point of view of the community members, find meeting areas and seek to promote debate in order to respond to the question "how do you see this?". Based on variety in terms of age, sexual diversity or personal situations, she will undertake the search for answers to l questions like "Where are we?" or "Where / How we want to be?".
  

Elssie Ansareo (Mexico, 1979)


Studies. Bachelor of Fine Arts, UPV-EHU; Diploma in Advanced Studies "Thought and Praxis in Contemporary Art", UPV-EHU; Course Director of Photography, Film School of the Basque Country.


Awards. Special mention in the (2005) "Unique Books" contest Caja Murcia; I. Prize Biennial of Contemporary Art in Almeria (2006); INJUVE selected in the Prize of Plastic Arts Youth Institute (2008) work; VIII Prize of Plastic Arts of the Government of Cantabria (2009)


Scholarships, grants. Endesa Grant of Arts (2003); Scholarship of Plastic Arts of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia (2006); Outside Scholarship Foundation Bilbao Arte to make a video work together with artist Eduardo Sourrouille (2009); Grants for the Promotion and Dissemination of Culture, Basque Government (2012); Grants for the Creation and Cultural Production, Basque Government (2016).

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