The Makryammos Ephemeral Art Residency invites and supports an
artist or other creative practitioners working with ephemerality at the core of their artistic practice. This means work that involves fleeting objects or expressions of time, fluctuation and transience.
Ephemerality dodges the unspoken rules of the art market; there
is no object to sell, no desire to monetize, the circular is preferred over the linear. The residency is considered a critical site of production. Therefore it accentuates the experiment and the processual through which the ephemeral artwork is created.
The residency aims to give an artist or other creative practitioner time and space. By creating a free zone that disregards the conventions and market principles of much of the contemporary art world, it emphasizes the importance of ephemerality. The residency will help artists working in the field of ephemerality develop and sustain their creativity without material-object obligations but with an ephemeral output. The resident’s work takes place at the intersection of ephemeral art, nature and craft.
Artist in residency
Chiara Camoni (1974, Piacenza) lives and works in Fabbiano in the Apuan Alps of Alta Versilia, Tuscany.
Her practice consists of drawing, vegetal prints, video, and sculpting, particularly with ceramics. Her works often derive from collaboration with friends and family, impromptu associations, organized seminars and workshops. The “Centro di Sperimentazione” has appeared at the artist’s side for a few years now as a container for the various forms of shared authorship. Together with other artists, she founded the MAGra, Contemporary Art Museum of Granara and the Vladivostok group. With Cecilia Canziani she has been developing for some years the cycle of seminars "La Giusta Misura".
Artist in residency
Peng Zhang (1990, Jiangxi) is a Chinese artist based in The Netherlands. His work brings the viewer into the rural village Shijian Cun where Zhang spent his childhood.
He uses the fields, or an allotment, as his artist studio, working with natural low-tech materials and the garden space to reveal his memories.
Zhang calls himself a farmer artist – to him the land is just another kind of canvas. Working materials or pigments originate from nature and his inspiration is grounded in rural life, which reflects the simplicity and earthiness of his artworks. His most recent works relate to land art and earthworks.