Calvin Laing is the Guest Studio holder for May 2018
Laing graduated with a degree in sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) in June 2011. The same year he was awarded the John Watson Art Prize. The prize, which is selected by the curators at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (SNGMA), is awarded annually to a graduate of ECA by the John Watson Club. The SNGMA is housed in the former John Watson School, which was built between 1825-8. Since then he has exhibited work as part of the 2012 Edinburgh Art Festival and at Generator Projects in Dundee. He has worked on projects in Estonia, Florence and Iceland and was selected to participate in Collective’s New Work Scotland programme for 2013.
Eva Ísleifs A – DASH founder and studio holder
Eva Ísleifs is an artist based in between Athens (GR) and Iceland (IS). Eva graduated with MFA in Sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art 2010 and with Bachelor degree from the Art Academy in Reykjavik Iceland. Eva throws together contemporary iconic imagery and symbols and lets the established meanings and values that they incorporate conflict within. She stages situations and actions with the use of sculpture elements and performance. In the years 2013 – 2015 Eva worked with the Living Art Museum as the museum collection manager. In 2017 Eva was awarded the one year Artist Salary from the Icelandic Ministry of Culture. Recent exhibitions & projects are 2016 Sculpture Sculpture at Museum of Koparvogur Iceland. 2016 Places, Bíldudalur Iceland. 2016 St Hospitality Act III Breed Art Studios. Amsterdam, 2016 FEED. Kunst Vardo. Oslo. Norway. 2015 The grass is always greener on the otherside. Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein. 2015 I am here; BELIEVE. South Gallery. Edinburgh Art Festival.
Noemi Niederhauser A – DASH founder and studio holder
Noemi Niederhauser is a visual artist based in between Athens (GR) and Lausanne (CH). She holds an MFA in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins, UK (2014) and previously studied at the Applied Art School of Vevey, CH (2010). Using discourses of ethnography, history or archeology and practices of the archive in an altered way, her approach leads to the creation of site-specific installations oscillating between sculptural and more functional use. She is a 2016 recipient of a ProHelvetia research grant. Her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries or museums and is featured in various institutions such as the MUDAC: museum of contemporary art, Lausanne (CH); the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (UK); the Royal Mariémont Museum, Mariémont (BE). Recent exhibitions and residencies: UAL Art for the environment residency in partnership with the Berengo glass studio, Murano (IT); Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri (IS); ACAC Contemporary Art Center, Aomori (JP); Victoria & Albert Museum, London (UK); Chabah Yelmani Gallery, Brussels (BE).
Catriona Gallagher A – DASH founder and studio holder
Catriona Gallagher is a visual artist based in Athens. She studied at Leeds College of Art (Foundation Diploma, 2010) and Edinburgh College of Art (BA Sculpture, 2013), and shortly afterwards arrived in Athens for Snehta Residency. After a period of travel between Greece and Italy, she settled in Athens permanently in July 2014. Working across video, installation, drawing and botanical processes, her practice examines overlooked details in our physical surroundings and the social fabric woven through it. Recent projects include: OpenGround workshop Athens, The Collector’s Archive at Praxitelous 33 Athens, Khôra Residency at Syros International Film Festival, Along Those Lines at 3 137 Athens, Curious Artefacts at The Art Wall Athens and 33OC Residency In Italy.
Zoe Hatziyannaki A – DASH founder and studio holder
Zoe Hatziyannaki is a visual artist based in Athens. She studied photography in Kent Institute of Art & Design and holds a PhD from Goldsmiths College, University of London funded by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation. Her work has been awarded with a Jerwood Photography Award, exhibited and published in Greece and abroad. She is a member of the Depression Era collective. Recent partcipations: Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin), IdeasCity Athens Fellow, The Showroom Gallery (London), Flaneur magazine, Athens Biennale 5to6, Benaki Museum, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre (solo exhibitions), Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Dérive magazine.