Artists Aaron Bezzina (Malta), Fatma Çiftçi (Turkey) and Markus Hoffmann (Germany) have unveiled the works created during their residency in Luxembourg under the framework of the Institute’s Artists’ Development Programme (ADP).
Every year, the Institute offers emerging European visual artists a month-long residency & mentorship programme in Luxembourg, the ADP, to create a new (body of) work(s) under the mentorship of an internationally renowned artist, this year leading British visual artist Darren Almond. The mentor provides an exceptional tutoring and networking opportunity for young artists while the exhibition of works from the project at the EIB premises adds the credibility of an established setting.
Aaron Bezzina, a Maltese sculptor and Fine Arts student created two sculptures, “Apparatus for no apparent reason” and “Hard head held high”. Fatma Çiftçi, who lives and works in Istanbul, created “In and Out” a sculptural installation formed by two curtains and using a range of material and media. Both had been selected under the ADP’s geographic programme which emphasises the work of artists from countries under-represented in internationally recognised European art spheres.
Markus Hoffmann, who lives and works in Berlin, uses radioactivity as a guiding theme. He created “Invisible Imprint” which captures the radioactive potential of uranium minerals and “Zircon Compass” consisting of sixteen hourglasses filled with different zircon sands. Markus Hoffmann was selected under the thematic programme of the ADP, “The Imprint of Man- Representing the Anthropocene”.
Click here for the ADP booklet.