Sunday, 14 February 2010

American artist, Carrie Schneider debuts CCA,Lagos' Art Photography Residency

Carrie Schneider. Photo:Rineke Dijkstra
The international art photography residency On Independence and The Ambivalence of Programme is the first phase in a yearlong programme, which will witness an unprecedented number of African and international artists and curators visit and take part in this ambitious and innovative thirty day residency. As many of the renowned art professionals visit our vibrant city of Lagos for the first time, CCA,Lagos is well positioned to provide a conducive environment that facilitates critical dialogue, cultural exchange and artistic development.

The first guest is Carrie Schneider, a photographic and video artist based in the US.

Carrie Schneider was born in 1979, in the US. She earned her Master of Fine Arts in photography from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. On graduating she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2007) and the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki as a Fulbright Fellow (2007–2008).

In 2009, Schneider held faculty positions at both the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University, and was a visiting lecturer at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and the University of Art and Design, Helsinki. Recent awards include the Joan Mitchell Foundation Residency Fellowship, and a project grant from the Finnish Promotion Center for Media Culture (AVEK).

Recent and upcoming exhibitions include the Third Azerbaijan Biennial in Baku; Gallery 44 in Toronto; Galleri KiT in Trondheim, Norway; Istanbul’s santralistanbul; The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. She lives and works in Chicago, USA.


Blogger Nii said...

Its good to see some of the institutions that promote the arts being developed

15 February 2010 at 22:41  

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