Across The Globe: Artist Spotlight #3
Every week in the run up to Unseen Amsterdam we’re taking a closer look at our participating galleries from across the globe through a series of articles. This week we dive into photographic talent from galleries based in Eastern Europe. We are excited to welcome back some friendly faces and to host some brand new talent from our galleries in Hungary and Estonia.
Since 2014, this gallery has been fostering the careers of young emerging Hungarian photographers, providing a space to showcase their first projects. Winner of the emerging talent Paris Photo Carte Blanche Students Award, Kata Geibl (HU, b. 1989), will premiere her latest work from the series There Is Nothing New Under The Sun, which explores today’s unstoppable technological development, the emergence of new media and the rise of capitalism. András Ladocsi (HU, b. 1989) will return to Unseen Amsterdam this year with new work within his series, SWALLOW, which focuses on movement both physical and psychological. Interested in texture and material morphology, Alíz Veronika Ács (HU, b. 1989) will premiere her new series WALPURG, based on the concept of witchcraft, in which victimisation and the loss of identity of women are represented through the physical destruction of her photographs.
TOBE Gallery will be present this year for the very first time at Unseen Amsterdam. This gallery represents Ibero-American and Hungarian talents in photography and collage art including Dora Kontha (HU, b. 1987), who will showcase her dreamy landscapes from her series Dreamland, focusing on Nordic wide open spaces and rough nature. Mixing film, painting and photography, Jean-François Lepage (FR, b. 1960) will bring his series Zombie, an experimentation of gelatin and chromogenic prints from his archives representing the human body.
Kogo is a contemporary art gallery exhibiting for the first time at Unseen Amsterdam and id is our first ever Estonian gallery. They represent outstanding emerging and mid-career Estonian and international artists. The gallery will show mixed-media artist Mari-Leen Kiipli (ES, b. 1988). Kiipli previously worked on a video installation and exhibition titled Passiflora, after the plant that is considered to be a sedative and an antidepressant in folk medicine. At this year’s Fair, Kiipli will show new work combined with Passiflora. The result is a new series of still life photography focusing on people’s relationships with nature and life in the countryside. Kogo’s stand will be transformed into a dark space to experience Kiipli’s works.