Karen Navarro: Belonging in Modern Times

Belonging is intrinsic to our humanity and integral to our understanding of ourselves. While the need for community transcends time, the means to develop one's “tribe” has transformed from the physical to the digital realm and has subsequently impacted how we view ourselves in this interconnected world. Social media platforms,...

Cristina Rizzi Guelfi: We Need a Face [?]

The series "We Need a Face [?]" was born to make fun of the widespread practice of obsession with selfies, replacing faces with photographs that were purchased from a bank of images. Most come from the US archives from the 1950s and 1960s. The question mark between the brackets is...

Felix Schöppner: Cognition

In what way does human sensory perception take place in a high-tech world for connections outside of what is apparently possible? For us humans, perception is first of all the recognition of an object or state in our immediate environment with the help of our 5 senses: smell, see, taste,...

Seb Agnew: Grown-Syncope-Epiphany

As an ongoing body of work, the three series Grown, Syncope and Epiphany examine individual stages of human reflection, which are interlinked with one another. Grown primarily deals with the border between childhood and adulthood – if there is any – and raises the question of what becomes of early...

Işık Kaya: Second Nature

With the uprise of mobile devices, the infrastructural needs of the telecommunication industry have exploded, and since the 1980s, cell towers have started to fill the cityscapes. The scenery changed dramatically when the first antenna was transformed into an artificial pine tree in 1992 by a company called Larson Camouflage:...

Satyadeep Singh: Thy Kingdom Come

According to a report by World Christian Database, Nepal has one of the fastest growing Christian populations in the world. Interestingly, as many as 65% of Christians are Dalits, according to the Federation of National Christian Nepal. In 2017, Christian conversion and evangelisation was criminalised by the Nepal government. As...

Julia Abzaltdinova: CHAD

This work shows collective social image of a certain category of people through a general portrait of a contemporary “man in a case”. He is an average office worker always wearing business suit, doing routine work every day, suspecting and some times realising that he lives a grey, sad and...

Teresa Eng: China Dream

China Dream explores the fractured identity of the second generation diaspora as they’re straddled their birth country and their motherland. Teresa Eng, whose parents immigrated to Canada from China via Hong Kong, sought out to explore her ancestral homeland between 2013-2017. Teresa’s cultural knowledge of a country which she has...

Camille Carbonaro: Call Me Victoria

Call me Victoria is a visual archaeology that explores elements of memory, genealogy and exile. This investigation related to the consequences of my family's migration from Italy to Marseille. I address issues of self definition, the discovery of one's own roots and the exploration of my memory traces and neuroses....

Sumi Anjuman: Somewhere Else Than Here

Says Sumi: Born into a strange universe where caged birds can sing but cannot fly, where our love is unloved, yet to die. Is everything untrue or are we? In my state of Bangladesh, the LGBTQ community is suppressed. In our state of Bangladesh, the people believe in the written...