Conceiving, or perceiving, means organising one’s intuitions with knowledge that is either already there or is acquired. Acquisition of any new knowledge is a process, to which failing is indispensable. As opposed to being in stark contrast to success, in the session, we’d be looking at failure as something that needs to be recategorized, not merely as accidental or shameful, but instead, as vital pieces in the larger plot line. Can faltering be elevated from a place of inconvenient shame to a place of comfort? Can failed work be more honest than its successful counterpart?
Bio | Shubhangi Singh :
Living between Mumbai and Sydney, Shubhangi’s practice as a visual artist and filmmaker often draws upon her personal experiences to question displacement and identity and, in the process, hopes to extend the discourse into the public sphere. Singh attempts to consistently consolidate her formal training in films with her current practice to continually create and collaborate.
She works with moving images, documentaries, text, sketches and installations and has shown at Whitechapel Gallery, London, Bienale de la Imagen en Movimiento (BIM), Argentina, Cairo Video Festival, Egypt, Athens Digital Art Festival, Greece and Third Space Gallery, Helsinki amongst other venues.
Shubhangi is currently living in Helsinki where is is undertaking a Masters program in Visual Arts at Aalto University.
Bio | Naya Magaliou :
Naya Magaliou received her Bachelor Degree in Fine Art from the University of Dundee, Scotland. As a transdisciplinary artist, Naya moves freely between mediums, and this mobility of form lies at the heart of her practice. In the past, she has worked with print, installation, typography, live performance and digital video.
Most recent group exhibitions include: Art Athina and Notes with Alibi Gallery, 2018, Images, Tropes and Narratives: Sharing Control at Marek Gallery in Schloss Wolkesdorf, Austria, 2018, and Girls Will Be Beuys at Buskers Bar in Dundee, Scotland, 2016.
Currently, as a recipient of the NEON Scholarship, Magaliou is pursuing a Masters Degree in the field of Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art (ViCCA) at Aalto University in Helsinki. In additional to that, she is also currently researching and thinking about creative labour practices and process driven thinking and how it informs her own practice.