Artists in Residence November 2022
It is with great excitement that we announce the six selected participants of the next BLANK100 Residency at Craveiral Farmhouse, taking place from November 7 to December 5, 2022 in São Teotónio, Portugal: Adjoa Armah, Anousha Payne, Jeewi Lee, Malte Zenses, Navot Miller and Rosa Tharrats.
We are looking forward to sharing with you insights into the artists’ work in progress and our program during the course of their four-week stay in the Portuguese countryside via our Instagram.
Adjoa Armah is an artist, educator, writer and editor based between London and Cape Coast with a background in design and material/visual anthropology. Her practice is concerned with the entanglement between narrative, the archive, pedagogy, black ontology, spatial consciousness, and the infra political. Armah is the founder of Saman Archive, and is an Editor and Research fellow at Afterall Research Centre, London. She is also a practice-led DPhil researcher at Ruskin School of Art and at the University of Oxford.
Anousha Payne(b. 1991) lives and works in London. Her work explores the boundaries between personal experience, fiction and myth. Informed by Indian folkloric stories, it plays on ideas of the performative powers of objects and chance; the combination of moral dilemmas, magic, and animism alongside characters with transformative qualities. Anousha graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2014.
Jeewi Lee (b.1987, Seoul) is a Berlin based artist whose multidisciplinary practice examines memory, time and decay. Jeewi studied painting at the Berlin University of the Arts and at Hunter College University in New York. In her work, she deals with traces (physically and conceptually) that exist as residues of past lives, recalling the passage of time; a visual allegory for lived experience – of history, place, memory and the body. Jeewi's interest in trace is the co-existence of presence and absence and the intersection of past and present.
Malte Zenses (b.1987, Solingen) lives and works in Berlin. Malte studied at Offenbach University of Art and Design and at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. In his works, Malte combines techniques of abstraction with questions from the fields of graphic design, semiotics and subculture. His creative process often includes personal experiences, which he has first gathered into an archive of drawings, and which he later carries over into his works as abstract codes.
Navot Miller (b. 1991, Israel) is based in Berlin and studied at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee & UDK. His colourful work arouses the desire to know more about the stories behind the intimate scenes and mundane yet memorable encounters of the artist's life.
Rosa Tharrats (b.1983, Barcelona) lives in Cadaqués. Rosa studied at Elisava and graduated from the Istituto Europeo di Design in Barcelona. Her artistic practice combines a variety of materials with textiles. Some of the themes occurring in her work are transformation, symbiosis, the junction of microscopic and macroscopic life, the visible and the invisible, in between others. Her practice creates sensorial narrations through an interdisciplinary method that encompasses a range of disciplines, from fashion to visual arts.
BLANK100 Residency at Craveiral Farmhouse invites artists from different disciplines to spend four weeks in the Portuguese countryside, providing them with a unique platform to collectively explore contemporary issues and experiment with addressing them. The challenge of working in an unknown, rural landscape opens up new possibilities and pushes artists to approach their working process differently. The residency focuses on the implementation of eco-friendly working materials, recycling processes and general respect for the surrounding nature to support artists willing to improve their environmental impact within their practice. The programme includes workshops, open studio events, shared dinners and other common activities focusing on creative exchange and collaboration, but also giving time for self-care, reflection and research. Artists are provided with their own self-catered farm lofts including daily breakfast at Craveiral Farmtable Restaurant, working spaces, material and the opportunity to make use of the extensive vegetable garden and all other facilities of Craveiral Farmhouse.
BLANK100 is a nomadic project supporting artistic exchange, started with the interim use of a former furniture factory in Dalston, London. Within a period of 15 months, BLANK100 hosted various exhibitions, performance events, talks and supper clubs connecting creatives from all disciplines. The concept was based on a strong belief in community and that ideas need to be given the right platform to fully unfold. BLANK100 teamed up with Craveiral Farmhouse for a long-term artist residency partnership, with new exciting projects to be realized within the coming years.
Craveiral Farmhouse is a sustainable quinta in Odemira, consisting of 38 whitewashed self-contained cottages on nine hectares of land. Known for its farm-to-table restaurant, Craveiral Farmhouse further provides four swimming pools, a well-being area, an educational farm with animals, an orchard of trees, a permaculture garden and nature centre. More than a luxury hotel, it is dedicated to leaving a positive impact on the world, providing unique experiences for guests looking to connect with nature and understand rural life.
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Photo Credits: 1. Adjoa Armah © Joel Furness / 2. Anousha Payne © Zaineb Abelque / 3. Jeewi Lee © Rosa Merk / 4. Malte Zenses, Courtesy of the artist / 5. Navot Miller, Courtesy of the artist / 6. Rosa Tharrats © Louis Rubi / 7. Craveiral Farmhouse / Apartments © Martin Kaufmann