επισκέπτης (ο): [episképtis]
Visitor, guest, caller - a person visiting a person or place, especially socially or as a tourist.

OPEN CALL RESULTS

The Open Call for the residency program "Episkeptes 2021" has ended.

We are very pleased to announce the selected artists for this first edition of the program.

The selected artists are:

1) The artistic duo of Mark Isaac and Gabriela Bulisova, based in the Czech Republic

2) Inas Al-soqi, based in the US

Runner-up:

Julia Forrest, based in the US

We would like to thank all the artists who submitted proposals to our call. The choice has been a difficult one due to the high quality of works we have received.

The Kimonos Art Center team

Gabriela Bulisova and Mark Isaac

Gabriela  and Mark are artists who collaborate on long-term, intimate projects using a signature, experimental style that eschews visual conventions and universalizes their subject matter. Their practice, which includes photography, video, writing, music and installation, focuses on socially conscious topics, including the environment, diversity, memory, and borderlands. Their commitment is fed by a passion to encourage meaningful changes in policy. The duo both received an MFA in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art. They have been awarded three Fulbright grants focused on environmental issues, including one in Ukraine and two in Siberia. They have received numerous other awards, and their work has been exhibited in the US, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Finland and Korea. Their work has also been published by The Daily Beast, Politico.eu, Smithsonian Magazine; National Geographic, ORF (Austrian television), Getty Images, Narratively and others.

more at: https://www.bulisova-isaac.com/

@gabrielabulisova

@markisa8

Inas Al-soqi

Inas is a half Palestinian half Romanian artist with a unique sense of humor towards worldly sensibilities. She is a heritage-driven artist who works with the cultural diversity she encounters in her trips around the world. She has a solid education in painting, drawing, printmaking, collage work, and art history. Her works also circulate the globe. They can be found in museums and private collections throughout several countries: Romania, Italy, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Finland, Morocco, Qatar, and The United States. Her collages play with the dichotomy between the sanctioned and the unsanctioned, and that of folk and fine art. They deliver an endearing form of satire as they express an ironic interpretation of class and nobility. The composition of her work addresses the following themes: Eastern culture, Arab culture, early colonial federalism, and violence against women.

more at: https://inasart.com/

Inas Al-soqi, Pomegranate, 19 x 19 cm, collage

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