Collaborating with Q21 (MuseumsQuartier), we invite several artists each year to exhibit and work in Vienna for one to two months. The Artist-in-Residence program at Q21 fosters international, project-related exchange and is financed with the aid of private sponsors. Each year, the program is able to invite about 40 artists from other countries to realize joint projects with the resident cultural initiatives on location, consequently promoting the establishment of international networks.
Ross Hogg is an Edinburgh-based animation filmmaker, graduate of the Glasgow School of Art. Making use of a variety of materials, he creates hand-crafted pieces that celebrate the vibrancy and physicality of the medium. He is currently working on a range of animation projects on a freelance basis, while also occasionally teaching at the Glasgow School of Art.
During his residency at Q21, Hogg will be giving an animiation workshop and working on an animation project that uses the traditional technique of painting and scratching directly onto 16 mm film. Together with Duncan Cowles, he not only won the BAFTA Scotland Award for Isabella in 2016 but also made the VIS 2017 festival trailer.
Duncan Cowles is an Edinburgh-based filmmaker and founder of the Relative Films Ltd. production company. His documentary films explore the tensions and lack of communication within families, regularly featuring himself as one of the characters. His films Radio Silence (Vimeo Staff Pick 2013) and Directed by Tweedie (Best Scottish Short 2014) gained him broad support for his further work.
During his residency at Q21, Cowles will be giving a documentary workshop and beginning to edit early scenes from his feature documentary, as well starting work on a new short film. Together with Ross Hogg, he not only won the BAFTA Scotland Award for Isabella in 2016 but also made the VIS 2017 festival trailer.
Céline Devaux is a French director and illustrator. After graduating in French Literature and History at the Sorbonne, she studied animation film at the National School of Decorative Arts (ENSAD) in Paris. Her last film Sunday Lunch won the César award for Best Animated Short.
During their residency, Devaux and Evens will work on an exhibition titled as Cozy Continent. The exhibition will be presented at the ASIFAKEIL in MuseumsQuartier and opened on June 5th.
Born in Belgium, Brecht Evens is a Paris-based comic artist and illustrator who studied illustration at Sint-lucas Beeldende Kunst in Ghent, Belgium. Drawing inspiration among others from Elvis Studio, Georg Grosz and Charles Burchfield, his work is a psychedelic journey that continuously plays and pushes the limits of the genre.
He is currently working on a comic book called The City of Belgium, the book is planned to be released in 2018.
During his month-long residency at Q21 in May 2017, Brecht Evens will work in collaboration with director and illustrator Céline Devaux on the exhibition Cozy Continent that deals with how relationships might depend on a social groups' projections. The exhibition will be presented at the ASIFAkeil.