Mina Heydari-Waite and Wiyoga Muhardanto: Residents’ Talks
On Thursday 20 February 2020, 6 – 7 pm, our new Funded Residents Mina Heydari-Waite and Wiyoga Murhandanto will be talking about their practice, discussing its development and outlining the key ideas behind their work. Everyone is welcome! This is a free event and continues on to the preview of a new exhibition by Eleanor McCullough and Giulia Gentili in our Hawthornvale Space.
Mina Heydari-Waite is an Iranian-British artist and facilitator based in Glasgow. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2016. Heydari-Waite’s work is concerned with hierarchical dynamics in cultural history and cultural participation. Past work has included installation, sculpture, print, performance and video.
Heydari-Waite was recently awarded a Jerwood Arts New Work Fund grant for her current project ھمسفر (“Hamsafar”). She also currently works as Lead Artist on Camelon Arts, a three year town-wide community arts programme funded by Big Lottery Scotland and managed by Artlink Central. Heydari-Waite is one half the collaborative duo Peel Eezy, a “pseudo-faux art institution” she established with artist Gemma Crook in 2015. In 2018, Peel Eezy were commissioned to launch ‘The Showroom’ as part of MAP Magazine’s programme for Glasgow International (at the Savoy Centre and Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow). Other recent projects include: Reimagining Ancient Greece, Belsay Hall, Northumberland, 2018; The Plaza (Peel Eezy), EMBASSY Gallery, Edinburgh, 2017; Wrap – Around (with Cora Ogborn-James, Francis Dosoo and Joe Glover) Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, 2017; Beauty in Eight Directions (as part of the Barns-Graham Award), Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2017; The Art Classroom (Peel Eezy), The Art School, Glasgow & Rhythm Machine, Studio 24, Edinburgh, 2017.
The Funded Residency programme gives artists time and space to develop their research and practice in a supportive environment where they can access training and equipment to help them make work. Staff support the residents to make connections relevant to their projects and each residency includes at least one event or public outcome. Funded Residents receive a stipend, alongside living accommodation, a studio and support from technical and programme staff.
Wiyoga Muhardanto lives & works in Bandung, Indonesia. Muhardanto is primarily a sculptor whose works that incorporate methods of imitation, simulation and the juxtaposition of daily objects to explore his interest in urban community behaviours. For the past four years his work has focused on exploring issues around social mobility. Muhardanto studied at Bandung Institute of Technology with major in fine art – sculpture studio, 2002 – 2007 (BFA).
He has exhibited his work across south East Asia with his most recent solo exhibitions being 3 in 1, ROH Projects, Jakarta and What If, Art Basel Hong Kong with recent group shows at Taipei Dangdai Young Galleries Sector, Taiwan. Liber Primus, Semarang Contemporary Art Gallery, Central of Java, Indonesia in 2019 and Shared coordinates, The Arts House, Singapore, Art Jakarta 2018, Ritzs Carlton Ballroom, OPEN P.O, Omnispace, Bandung in 2018.
He is the co-founder of the art organization, Area Olah Karya and was the Director PLATFORM3, Bandung, Indonesia. His work is in the collection of the Singapore Art Museum.
Both artists will be in residence for the next six weeks.
Left Image. Hamsafar (still), Mina Heydari-Waite, 2020 – Right Image. How We Fell for Falafel, Wiyoga Muhardanto, 2015