During 2018, a collaborative project will be carried out between Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (Edinburgh, Scotland) and La Ira De Dios (Buenos Aires, Argentina). From the open calls in Scotland and Argentina, the jury (made up of the directors of both residences and representatives of the British Council of both countries), selected the artists: Birthe Jorgensen (Glasgow), Scott Rogers (Calgary, CA, lives in Glasgow), and Santiago Poggio (La Plata, Argentina). The jury was impressed by the level of interest and the quality of the presentations of all the artists who applied to both competitions.

With the support of the British Council, the two artists from Scotland and Argentina will participate in a research residency at La Ira de Dios in February, followed by a production residency at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop during the months of June and July of this year. . The project will culminate with a joint exhibition that will be part of the official program of the Edinburgh Art Festival in 2018.

Bio: Birthe Jorgensen

Birthe Jorgensen (born Copenhagen, DK) lives in Glasgow, Scotland. Lacing together disparate narratives, places and time frames, her installations are often poly vocal, speaking to themes of geographical displacement, entanglement, feminism and environmentalism.

Jorgensen has a background in interdisciplinary theatre (London, 2005-11), and holds an MLitt Sculpture degree from the Glasgow School of Art. Exhibitions and performances include The Reid Gallery, (w. Sogol Mabadi, Glasgow UK), The Hunterian Art Gallery (Glasgow UK), Man & Eve Gallery, London, UK). M3 Kunsthalle (Berlin DE), Glasgow international (Glagsow, UK) and Tate Modern (London, UK). Research trips / residencies include Sisimuit & Kangerlusuaq, (West Greenland, DK), Danish Institute in Athens (Athens, GR), Billy Town (The Hague, NL), Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network, University of Glasgow (UK).

Jorgensen worked as a lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art (2014-17, UK), has guest lectured at the Royal Conservatoire Scotland (Glasgow, UK) and Iceland Academy of the Arts (Reykjavik, IS) and she has spoken about her work at Universidade Nova (Lisbon, P), Transmission Gallery, (Glasgow, UK), Centre for Contemporary Art, (Glasgow, UK) and Tallinn Art Hall, (Tallinn, EE). In 2018-19 her work will be shown at Target Galleries (Minnesota, US) and Inverness Art Museum, (Inverness, UK

Bio: Santiago Poggio

Santiago Poggio lives in Buenos Aries. His work focusses on the poetic mechanisms with which the history of the world is constructed and the adulterated structuring of the past through systems; the narrative as a scattered texture of scenes; the construction-destruction in which the historical narrative shipwreck and the violence that it implies. Recent exhibitions include 2017 Darlo Todo, Matadero Madrid (Madrid, ES) Museo de los mundos imaginarios, Centro Cultural Recoleta (Buenos Aires, AR) 2016 Cuatro acercamientos”, Instalación en colaboración con Julián D’Angiolillo, Julia Masvernat y Martín Oesterheld, Galería NN – 4ta Bienal Universitaria de Arte y Cultura (La Plata, AR), Pensiero e Materia”, Certosa di San Giacomo (Capri, Italia), 11º Concurso Nacional Uade Artes Visuales”, Uade Art (Buenos Aires, AR), Chamanes”, Quadro Gallery (Bs. As., AR)

– “Urra Tigre”, Residencia Urra (Bs. As., AR), 2015 10ª Bienal do Mercosul” (Porto Alegre, BR), The Blackout Private Collection”, Ausstellungsraum Klingental (Basilea, Suiza), Premio Braque, MUNTREF-CAC (Bs. As., AR) 2014 El museo de los mundos imaginarios”, MAR Museo (Mar del Plata, AR), Tatoo. From maritime heroes to world art”, Brandts Museum (Odense, DK), ArteBA ’14”, feria de arte contemporáneo, Oscar Cruz Galería (Buenos Aires, AR), SP arte, feria de arte contemporáneo, Oscar Cruz Galería (Sao Paulo, BR)

Bio : Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers (born Calgary, CA) lives in Glasgow, Scotland. His recent work is focused on encounters between humans, animals, and natural forces, and the implications these encounters have for understanding power, desire, and ecology. He has an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art (UK) and also studied at the Staedelschule (Frankfurt, DE).

Solo exhibitions include Collective (Edinburgh, UK), Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge, CA), YYZ Artists’ Outlet (Toronto, CA), Glasgow Sculpture Studios (UK), Artspace (with Sarah Rose, Auckland, NZ), One Night Only (Oslo, NO), American University Beirut (LB), and PM Galerie (Berlin, DE). Scott’s work has been part of group exhibitions, screenings, and performances at KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin, DE), CCA Glasgow (UK), Amsterdam Kunstverein (NL), Western Front (Vancouver, CA), The Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton, CA), Bergen Kunsthall (NO), Glasgow International (UK), St Paul St Gallery (Auckland, NZ) and Portikus (Frankfurt, DE). Scott has made publications with Mark Von Schlegell, Mason Leaver-Yap, and most recently co-edited “Recognition”, the 14th edition of the journal F.R.DAVID with Will Holder. In 2018 he will have a solo exhibition at Franz Kaka (Toronto, CA).