The artist-in-residence program of CCA has a world wide reputation for its facilities and the extraordinary natural surroundings that encourage the creation of art.
Some of the artists who have been part of the program are:
Ana Laura Aláez, Pilar Albarracín, Tjorg Beer, Peter Bonde, Michael Clegg & Martin Guttman, Cosima Von Bonin, Annelise Coste, Jeff Elrod, Patricia Ellis, EVA & ADELE, Berta Fischer, Carsten Fock, Andrea Fraser, Andreas Gehlen, Gelatine, Torben Giehler, Sergej Jensen, David Humphrey, Thoralf Knobloch, Martin Liebscher, Kalin Lindena, Dietmar Lutz, Søren Martinsen, Bernhard Martin, Francisco da Mata, Lucy McKenzie, Stefan Müller, Frank Nitzsche, Markus Oehlen, Aribert Von Ostrowski, Martin Parr, Carl-Henning Pedersen, Les Rogers, Sherman Sam, Vincent Szarek, Néstor Torrens, Jannis Varelas, Joana Vasconcelos, Marianna Vassileva, Peter Welz, Iskender Yediler, among others.
January 2013: Guillermo Mora, Jakob Krajcik & Brahim Rais
February 2013: Gabi Hamm, Barbara Broughel, Catharina Gotby & Frederik Lindskov
March 2013: Antonia Hirsch, Nina Hoffmann, Mira O'Brien, Manfred Pernice & Martin Städeli
April 2013: Jan Albers, Rick Buckley, Dellbrügge & de Moll, Alexandra Hopf, Aukje Koks & Lorna Macintyre
May 2013: Sally Osborn, Dorota Walentynowicz & Cajsa von Zeipel
June 2013: Sabrina Haunsperg, Cajsa von Zeipel & Fran Siegel
July 2013: Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Carsten Fock, Susanne Kohler & Niels Pugholm
August 2013: Jan Albers, Benjamin Grodin & Sebastian, Jan & Kilian (Famed)
September 2013: Lutz Braun, Jessica Breitholtz Björk, Isabelle Fein, Katarina Löfström & Nastja Säde Rönkkö
October 2013: Marika Asatiani, Karin Felbermayr, Meik Stamer & Andreas Steffen
November 2013: Oana Farcas, Tomas Mayo, Holger Schmidhuber & Laura Valor
CCA Artists-in-Residence Program: Kirstin Arndt, Carsten Fock, Nick Oberthaler & Tilo Schulz. September 2012
Kirstin Arndt, Nick Oberthaler and I met in 2010 during a working stay at CCA Andratx.
Despite the different aesthetic expressions, we noticed formal and content parallels between our artistic practices. This grew into the idea of making an exhibition and collaborative work together.
A first small step was a collective presentation of our work in one of the CCA Studios, the same year, under the name ANDRATX OPEN.
This year we could inspire Tilo Schulz, internationally renowned artist and curator, for our idea of cooperation and thus the works on view originated the exhibition ANDRATX OPEN II, this September.
The exhibition’s basic structure through the spaces in the CCA Kunsthalle is defined by the site-specific cable construction by Tilo Schulz.
The skilfully drawn tension begins accompanied by the wooden frame-like structure by Nick Oberthaler and Kirstin Arndt’s paperwork. Running diagonally to the next wall it meets with a collaborative work by Oberthaler and me, a collaged landscape drawing.
The movement of the strain leads to an almost empty architecture, a space in-between – introducing sea and mountain, between shape and abstraction. The viewer now enters the space with the anchoring architectural elements by Kirstin Arndt. Together in conjunction with the stranding by Schulz, the space presents itself equally between freedom in sight, even physical step and implied limitation.
A panoramic view ends in Oberthaler’s mirror work, which has this antireflection coating on.
And at the end - really at the end, Freedom remains once more venturing you to dive into an indicated direction between emptiness, landscape and formulated architecture.
Carsten Fock, 2012