Micro Residency Artists 2017/18
We are delighted to announce the artists selected for the Micro Residency 2017/18 programme are Jack Cheetham, Anieal Piasecka & Paloma Proudfoot, Aitor Gonzalez and Noel Clueit.
Jack Cheetham’s most recent work has aimed to explore why people attach importance to specific places and things, through paraphernalia associated with certain lifestyles and re-contextualization of particular moments. Through versions of recycling, ornamentation and editing processes he questions contemporary ideas of masculinity, labour, tradition, storytelling, identity, education, humour, and fantasy. Often the outcomes of this process are purposefully eclectic, and disjointed mimicking the complex experiences and objects we encounter in the day-to-day.
Jack Cheetham is a visual artist based in Glasgow. He currently holds a studio at Crownpoint Studios and graduated from the MFA programme at Glasgow School of Art (2014). He also studied at Middlesex University London ENG (2009) and Bezalel Academy of Art Tel Aviv/Jerusalem IL (2013).
Recent group projects: Uncle Chop Chop, Glasgow SCT (Journal edited by Beagles & Ramsay) (2016); Bradley xx, Glasgow International/Crownpoint Studios, Glasgow SCT (2016); Lair, VoidoidARCHIVE, Glasgow SCT (2016); I Drogum, Akurey Art Museum, Akurey IS (2016); Treat Yo Self, Bloc Projects Sheffield ENG (2015); Prehistoric Loom, Yada Shiman Gallery Nagoya JPN (2015); Dear Green, Zentrum fur Kunst und Urbanistik Berlin DE (2014). Recent solo projects: Chris, Horatio Junior, London ENG (2014).
Jack will be in Residence between September & October 2017
Aniela Piasecka & Paloma Proudfoot
Proudfoot and Piasecka’s work takes the form of role play, hybridising cliché to reveal the absurdity of real life’s everyday performances. Movement serves to create, complete, or damage sculptural installations. Mundane tasks such as cooking, dressing, and shaving merge with melodramatic fantasy, revealing a ritualistic eroticism. Both bodies and objects are taken beyond the seductive and wilfully pushed to the point of volatility and destruction. Perfection is interrupted but not entirely broken; both bodies and objects are still aspiring, just purposefully falling slightly short.
Paloma Proudfoot lives and works in London. As well as her solo sculptural practice, Proudfoot works in collaboration with artist and choreographer Aniela Piasecka, with whom she is co-director of performance group Stasis.
Aniela Piasecka lives in Glasgow and works between Glasgow and Edinburgh. Piasecka’s practice is choreographic and often collaborative. She works with sculptor Paloma Proudfoot under Proudfoot and Piasecka and as co-director of Stasis as well as with other visual artists, dancers and musicians.
Recent collaborative works include ‘belittle’, Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, London (2017); ‘Letters’, The Royal Standard, Liverpool (2017); ‘Made To Be Broken’, Edinburgh International Art Festival (2016); and ‘The Jockey’, originally made at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (2015), also shown at Bloc Projects, Sheffield; Union Club Studios, London; and Buzzcut Festival, Glasgow (all 2016).
Aniela & Paloma will be in Residence between November & December 2017
Aitor Gonzalez’s artworks explore the conceptual and formal possibilities of everyday objects. In his practice, objects are taken from an urban environment. Uprooted from their specific consumerist context they are replanted transformed through a process of deconstruction and reassembly in the cultural sphere. His work challenges the viewer to find new perspectives from which to consider manufactured goods, to find new significations and to question their own place in the process of production and consumption.
Aitor Gonzalez (b.1994, Valencia, Spain) lives in Spain and UK. He studied BA in Fine Arts at Universitat Politecnica de Valencia and University of Leeds. Past shows include Siempre es un buen momento at Panorama at Fran Reus, Palma de Mallorca (2017) ,Set The Controls For The Heart of The Sun ,Leeds (2016), Institution/ Outstitution at International 3, Manchester (2015) and Alart at Casal Son Tugores, Alaro (2015). He was awarded by the Passey prize in Art (2016) and the Representation Prize by A del Arte gallery (2016)
Aitor will be in Residence between January & February 2018
Noel Clueit’s practice is multifaceted, using a variety of mediums and materials in order to explore ideas around production, value and meaning. His work is informed through an awareness of how ideas are presented, how work in a given space can examine the complexities of how art is understood and read. Drawing on the history of art and design to use past narratives as a material for making work, he exploits the shifting meaning of cultural objects to both illustrate how context affects meaning and to understand where technology alters our experience of objects in the real world.
Noel Clueit (b.1984) lives and works in Manchester, UK. Recent activities include; NEON:The Charged Line, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool; On The Side – Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, the solo exhibition : / at Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool and a newly commissioned work for The Artist Tea Towel Company. Clueit has recently participated in residencies with Airspace Gallery (2015) and Wysing Arts Centre (2016).
Noel will be in Residence between January & February 2018