Artist-in-Residence program is one of the strategic projects of the Ural Industrial Biennial. First art residency took place during the 2nd Biennial in 2012 and since then has accepted more than 20 artists from 9 countries who have created more than 30 art objects.
The program is aimed at cooperation between authors working in various disciplines of visual art, and operating plants. Art residency’s team is aiming to provide intense research support to invited artist preceding their visit, as well as during their residency.
As a result of their stay, our residents are expected to produce a site-specific work for the hosting cityplant.
Hannah Perry lives and works in London, UK. Continuously generating and manipulating materials (footage, sound clips, images) Perry develops a sprawling network of references, carefully exploring personal memory in today’s hyper- technological society whilst bending back the systems of representation via hyperactive distribution.
Perry is guided by music or speech, repetition, focalisation and deceleration, revealing the strength of our personal investment in images of the illusory as well as the prescriptive nature of the desires.
The Ural Industrial biennial of contemporary art
The Ural Industrial biennial of contemporary art is one of the biggest Russian regional projects in the field of contemporary art with international participation, organized and held by the Ural Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA-ROSIZO) in Ekaterinburg and the Ural region since 2010.
It is the first in the world whose theme is determined by the region itself and its industrial specifics. The project unites the main cultural institutions of the city and surrounding areas, and for several years has successfully made contemporary art accessible to a wide audience.