FRI 01 APR
MISC.Athens in collaboration with Lucy Art Residency is very happy to invite Assaf Hinden in a discussion with the artistic director of the program Nikolas Ventourakis. They will discuss his practice and his experience as the resident artist of 2020-2021, expanding on the role that residencies play in the career of an artist and on the concept of “free time”.
On the night of the event in addition to the talk a video piece created by the artist, inspired by his time in the residency, will be projected in the gallery.
Assaf Hinden (b.1988) is a visual artist working with photography and video, currently based in Tel Aviv (ISR) and Antwerp (BE). The 2020-2021 recipient artist of the ‘Lucy Art Residency’ (Kavala, GR) and ‘The Roger De Conynck emerging photographer prize’ (‘King Baudouin Foundation’, BE 2021). His work usually involves different elements from the past which comment on a contemporary unstable present.
Hinden obtained an MA from ‘The Royal Academy of Fine Arts’ Antwerp BE (2021) and his BFA from ‘The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design’ in Jerusalem (2016).
In addition to his solo shows at WTA Gallery (Barcelona 2017) and Artspace TLV (2018), he exhibited his work in numerous institutions such as 'Photoforum Pasquart' (Switzerland), ‘The Ramat Gan Museum of Art’ (ISR), 'Photo Museum of Antwerp’ (FOMU, BE), Madrid Art Week 2019 ('Idris' collective), 'Fresh Paint Art Fair' (TLV), 'Braverman Gallery' (TLV) and The Rathaus-Galerie Reinickendorf (Berlin, DE).
In addition, Hinden curated several exhibitions such as 'Last Call' (2020), 'No Rainbows Without Rain' (2019) and co-curated the show 'Talking Bones' (2017).
Nikolas Ventourakis (b.1981) lives and works in Athens and London. Ventourakis holds an MA from Central Saint Martins School of Arts and Design and is the recipient of the Deutsche Bank Award in Photography in 2013. His exhibitions include: The Same River Twice, curated by Margot Norton and Natalie Bell, Benaki Museum, Athens, 2019, Hors Pistes 14, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2019, The Mediterranean Biennale of Young Artists 18, Tirana, 2017, the parallel program of the Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, 2017. Rituals for our Safety Pt.I, (s) BLITZ, Valletta, 2017. He is a 2020 Stavros Niarchos Artworks Fellow and a 2021 Onassis AIR resident artist. He is the artistic director of Lucy Art Residency.
Lucy Art Residency is a program that offers the opportunity for an artist based in Europe or the Mediterranean, whose main artistic practice falls within the expanded medium of photography to spend two weeks in Kavala, Greece. The selected artist receives a fee and support to live and work in the coastal city in the north of Greece with transportation, accommodation and subsistence covered and explore the concept of Free Time. It was founded in 2017 by artists Maria Mitzali and Nikolas Ventourakis.
Lucy Art Residency is a Korax Contemporary initiative