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ACFNY SUPPORTED | RESIDENCY & EXHIBITION

ACFNY SUPPORTED | RESIDENCY & EXHIBITION

STEFANIA STROUZA AS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT MANA CONTEMPORARY

WEDNESDAY, OCT 03 2018 - SUNDAY, MAR 31 2019

Visual Artist Stefania Strouza, a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and currently working in Vienna and Athens, has been invited to attend the 2018-2019 studio residency program of MANA Contemporary in New Jersey.

Mana Residencies is a program established by curatorial director Ysabel Pinyol and curator Karline Moeller that gives local and international artists the opportunity to work at the organization's New Jersey headquarters.

Ms Strouza has just recently completed a residency in Mexico City. Her current research project examines the evolution of the city in relation to water. In her work, she explores vastly diverse subjects including geology, hydrology, architecture, urban planning, indigenous knowledge, colonialism, modernity, and water purification processes. The materials she uses in her sculptural works range from clay, volcanic stone, leather, cement, to activated carbon and silicon, demonstrating the trans-historical and multi-directional nature of her project.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Stefania Strouza was born in Greece (1982) and works and lives in Athens and Vienna. She is a graduate of Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens (2007) and received an MFA in Environmental Art from the Edinburgh College of Art (2010) and in Textual Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (2015). Her work has been featured in exhibitions at the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece; Bauhaus Foundation Dessau, Germany; Wiener Art Foundation, Austria; Neue Galerie Innsbruck, Austria; Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Greece; BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece amongst others. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Bauhaus Foundation Dessau (DE), the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies in Princeton University (US) and in 2018 in Mexico City with the support of the Austrian Federal Chancellery. She has received numerous awards such as the Best Diploma Award from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, the Emerging Artists Award of the National Bank of Greece and the 1st SNF (Stavros Niarchos Foundation) Artist Fellowship Program.

Image Credit: "To a certain degree sacredness is in the eye of the beholder", cement, steel, print on artificial leather, dimensions variable, Neue Galerie Innsbruck, 2015, Stefania Strouza

VENUE
MANA Contemporary, New Jersey
888 NEWARK AVE.
JERSEY CITY, NJ 07306