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Charlize Nhung, Detail from Transform In Fringe 2.0, 2018, series of objects as installation through materials of fiber and textiles.

Artists-In-Residence Program in Estonia

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OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

OCAD U’s Material Art & Design and Digital Futures programs are pleased to announce that Khadija Aziz, Charlize Nhung and Olivia Prior are the recipients of the scholarship opportunities to participate in Working with Analog/ Digital Materials – Artists-in-Residence Program in Estonia, May 18–22, 2020, in Tallinn, Estonia. 

The residency will bring OCAD U students and/or recent graduates together to work in collaborative duos/teams with students in the Faculty of Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) to explore new practice and materials situated between physical and digital spheres. 

During the residency, participants will be coached by two advisors (one from OCAD U and one from EKA) and will have access to the following studios and labs with support from technicians: 

  • Digital Weaving Studio 
  • Ceramics Studio 
  • Leather Accessory Studio 
  • Digital Prototyping Lab 
  • Virtual Reality (VR) Lab 

More information about facilities available within each studio can be found here

OCAD U International Projects and Partnerships will be supporting the flight and accommodation expenses for three students/graduates to take part in this residency. Participating students/graduates will be responsible for meals and local transit of approximately $12–$20 per day. 

Faculty members from Material Art & Design and Digital Futures will assess the candidates based on the number of applications and compatibility with the opportunity. 

PARTNER

Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA)

https://www.artun.ee/en/ 

CONTACT

Dr. Nithikul Nimkulrat, Associate Professor

Material Art & Design, Faculty of Design

nnimkulrat@faculty.ocadu.ca

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RECIPIENTS

  • Olivia Prior, Digital Futures, 2020


Khadija Aziz

Detail from Influx (Source), digital print of original gouache painting, seed beads, embroidery thread, 2”x3.5", 2019

Olivia Prior

An image of Olivia Prior's thesis project Very Good Benches. The work exaggerates the ideas of "smartness" in technology through a series of benches that are very good at offering seats to the public.

Charlize Nhung

Investigate No. 5. (2017-2018), cotton with hand-dyed, weaving on loom.

Khadija Aziz is an award-winning textile artist and educator currently completing her undergraduate thesis in the Material Art & Design Program. She makes glitch art by transforming her paintings and photographs using reciprocating methods of hand and digital manipulation techniques. Through this process-based practice, she creates unexpected surface outcomes by playing with chance. Khadija’s craft practice has been recognized by Craft Ontario and she has recently exhibited in Toronto and Mississauga, Canada and in Fitzroy, Australia.

Caption for the work:

Influx (Source), digital print of original gouache painting, seed beads, embroidery thread, 2”x3.5", 2019

Charlize Nhung is a Vietnamese-born Canadian artist. She works across disciplines, creating installations, objects, and body jewellery.  With a design background in architecture and art jewellery, she completes a BFA from OCAD University. She has won scholarships and awards, exhibited in Canada, U.S. and Europe. She has received grants for her work from the Canadian Council of the Arts and Ontario Art Council.

Caption for the work:

Investigate No. 5. (2017-2018), cotton with hand-dyed, weaving on loom.

Olivia Prior is an interdisciplinary artist, designer and software developer. Her work focuses on the anthropomorphizing of networked objects in public spaces in order to bring awareness to our own interactions with technology. Her interests revolve around the playful interactions that are common in public spaces.

Caption for the work:

An image of Olivia Prior's thesis project Very Good Benches. The work exaggerates the ideas of "smartness" in technology through a series of benches that are very good at offering seats to the public.

Contact

Zviko Mhakayakora
Special Projects Coordinator
E: zmhakayakora@ocadu.ca
P: 416 977 6000 Ext. 3707


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