Resident Artist Archive

Residents 2022

Malin Grahn-Wilder

01.01.2022 – 28.02.2022


She is a writer, dancer, art educator and philosopher. She received my Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Helsinki in 2013, and she’s the author of the acclaimed book Gender and Sexuality in Stoic Philosophy (Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2018) as well as multiple anthology articles on philosophy, gender and dance. She has worked as a professional dancer and arts educator in Finland and New York City since 2012. For example,as a Teaching Artist at the Center for Arts Education in New York City 2016-17, and as Arts Education Manager at Bronx Music Heritage Center in 2017. As a dancer, she has performed on small and big stages in Finland and the USA.

In her work, I intertwine philosophy with art, and she is most inspired to work with interdisciplinary projects with a social impact. For example, she conducted workshops combining dance, poetry and philosophy at Rikers Island female prison in New York City, through the Rethink Community Outreach Program at Columbia University (2016-17). As an arts educator, she has worked extensively with at-risk children and youth, e.g. designing and conducting programs where immigrant children learnt English language through arts (CAE & New York City Department of Education, 2016-17). In Finland, she has collaborated intensively with several museums and cultural institutions such as Helinä Rautavaara Museum, Theater Museum and Cultural House Kääntöpaikka. In these institutions, her work has centered on multicultural arts education, bringing together dance traditions particularly from the African diaspora and jazz heritage. Her work with children builds on theoretical foundations laid down by problem-based learning, phenomenon-based learning and interdisciplinarity, which means e.g. combining movement with exercises in creative writing or visual arts.

Stephanie Del Carpio Torres

01.03.2022 – 30.04.2022

Perú / USA

Stephanie Del Carpio Torres is a Peruvian American artist living and working in Berlin, Germany. Her focus on portraiture comes from a love of history and interest in journaling. She sees her work as a series of journal entries memorializing, for herself, significant moments in her life. Self-portraiture is a process through which she examines layers of her personhood, questioning the identities that were projected onto her as an immigrant growing up in America. How does one reconcile different cultures in one’s upbringing and later in their search for identity?

In her work, Stephanie looks at Eurocentric modes of representation to reinsert her unique perspective into a canon that has historically been exclusive of immigrant voices. Her work explores themes of the home, her recent relocation to Europe, connections within the family, and the subtle ways in which her upbringing and cultural experiences have shaped her identity.

During her time at LAV Artist Residence, she will study the rich visual history of Andalucia. As a place of convergence for many cultures and faiths across centuries, Granada will be the backdrop for an exploration of the many ways its visual vocabulary can be accessed and experienced. Through the self-portrait she will examine the history, as well as the vibrant patterns, colors, and decorative elements of Mudejar architecture and interior spaces to discover new and personal entry points.

Residents 2021

Cosa Mentale

Célia Bétourné & Louis Cortes

01.08.2021 – 31.08.2021


Cosa Mentale is a young digital art collective made up of Célia Bétourné and Louis Cortes. Coming from the real-time digital scene, our group was born with the intention of exploring real-time practice generally oriented towards new media. (Virtual Reality, immersive / interactive installations, video mapping…). The new modes associated with digital creation and their paradigms are the greatest inspiration for our collective, both in their creation logic and in their aesthetics.

Through their work they allow us to display an imaginary linked to new technologies close to what they really are: devices and software with limited capacities, but with infinite virtual possibilities. His pieces / systems, mostly interactive, integrate digital matter through generative processes in the infinity of its expressions. These infinite variations of digital matter lead us to think of it as an almost mystical object between an autonomous system and an object with fascinating plasticity.

Onyinye Ezennia

01.10.2021 – 31.10.2021


Onyinye Ezennia (Zennia) is a Nigerian experimental artist. She’s a member of the Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) and Female Artists Association of Nigeria (FEAAN). She studied Graphics design at Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu (Fine and Applied Arts Department) graduating with a Distinction. She did her post graduate studies at Nnamdi Azikiwe University (Unizik), Awka.
She explores through different medium of art – social/documentary Photography, visual communication design, and exploration with light and sound which won her the prize for originality in 2014. She explores on String Art which won her the overall winner prize at the ‘Life in My City Art Festival’ (2016) and was a two-time finalist at the Visual Art Competition organised by Spanish Embassy in Nigeria (2018 and 2019). She won the 3rd prize in ‘Best Art’ co-organized by Nike art gallery and Best Nigeria, 2020.

Her works evokes emotions that has been extracted from her experiences. They’re strongly influenced by universal experiences that allow greater empathy for the numerous challenges affecting all humans no matter their origin.

She has participated in various group exhibitions, workshops and competitions which include: “the Tutor & the Tutored”, a Group Exhibition at National Gallery, Enugu, 2015; Pan African Artist (PACA) Exhibition Dakar Biennial Off, Senegal, 2018; October Rain by society of Nigerian artists at Thought pyramid art centre Lagos Nigeria, 2019; “Balance for Better” by Female artist association of Nigeria at Nike art gallery Lekki Lagos. “Small Making” by InSEA (International Society for Education through Art) at the University of British Columbia, Canada, July 2019; “Insight” by Xavier University of Louisiana in collaboration with Nike Art Gallery New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 2019 and “Affordable Art Auction” by Arthouse Contemporary, 2020.

Saidhbhín Gibson

21.12.2021 – 04.01.2022


Saidhbhín Gibson

Saidhbhín Gibson’s work explores the commodification of Nature for and by humans. Her work focuses on human-centric attitudes to the environment. Multifarious methods of production are employed in the manufacture of the work including video, photography, sculpture, needlepoint lace and text. The making of the work exemplifies economy rather than excess to further enhance an awareness of the environmental impact of human actions.

Saidhbhín Gibson has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group shows most recently including Hindsight is 2020, Rua Red, Dublin 2020, A Vague Anxiety, IMMA, Dublin 2019, Encounters with the Land, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, 2018 where she was awarded the Éigse Graduate Award, Cairde Visual, The Model, Sligo 2018, Loping Towards Darkness, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art (solo), 2017 and ‘Make it OK’ touring to seven UK venues 2015-17

Dirección y coordinación LAV Artist Residence:

Fran Pérez Rus

Dirección Espacio Lavadero:

Miguel Ángel Moreno Carretero