Online Artist Residency

This December, the WOC Online Artist Residency was hosting seven international artists - Amalia Galdona Broche, Anikó Sáfrán , Maryam Khaleghiyazd, Chelsea Stewart, Lizzie Essi , Margaret R. Thompson and Siddharth Pathak. Below you can see their latest works created during the month in the virtual art program.

During the next days, you can watch the artist talks on IGTV @worldofcoresidency

  • Alex Braidwood – Tuesday (08.12) 17:00 UTC
  • Janine-Annette Littmann – Wednesday (09.12) 17:00 UTC
  • Juan Pablo Medina – Friday (11.12) 17:00 UTC

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Online exhibition space

Vol.6, October 2020

This October, the WOC Online Artist Residency was hosting four international artists -Anna Rose, Joshua Unikel, Megan James Goodman, Re Philips. Below you can see their latest works created during the month in the virtual art program.

On Friday, November -nd at 00:00 UTC ( 00am EST and 00am CST) you can watch the artist talk of Name and Name on IGTV @worldofcoresidency

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Online Artist Residency
Virtual Exhibition Vol.8
December 2020

During the month of October, the WOC Online Artist Residency was hosting diverse international artists. During this online exhibition, you will have the chance to enjoy to the artworks created by Kayoko Nakamura, Anastasia Scala and Ryan Zogheb.

Until 25th November, you can see their newly created projects on our website! Stay tuned during the next days and watch the following artist talks on our Instagram page: @worldofcoresidency


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Kayoko Nakamura

My video “Climate_Change” and digital art “Climate_Change+” are art pieces that visualize data. I am very interested in seeing things differently. Data provides us with a lot of information. Information can change form from numbers to various charts, such as pie charts, bar graphs, line graphs, etc. We are all familiar with pie charts, bar graphs, line graphs, etc. Data expressed in heat maps, etc., is clear at a glance and shows us the strength of image representation. As an artistic expression, I used a climate change dataset to create a work of art. By visualizing the data from a completely different angle, the data tells a new story.

I converted the datasets in Excel and CSV spreadsheets into images and added movement to create an animated video. Some audio was also converted from the data and used as sound. For the digital art “Climate Change+”, I attempted hand drawing on the converted images. By drawing dots with digital specifications, I connect the numbers of the data, the converted image and myself as the creator. For the video sound, I imitated a human being on a boat on the earth, and added the voices of wind, water, fire, and insects that represent the entire forest on the earth. A major breakdown in climate change could capsize the boat we are in. I would like to represent a part of the grand story that the numbers in the data tell.

Kayoko Nakamura
Multidisciplinary artist, Japan

“Data consists of facts and statistics gathered for reference or analysis”. Data gives us information and knowledge through qualitative or quantitative variables. Data tells us many stories. I transform data into images and sounds, representing a different aspect of data as art. Invisible images buried in the numbers in the data are transformed into abstract images, animated with movement, and visualized, and likewise, inaudible sounds become music. I embark on an unknown artistic journey with the data.

Self Portrait
Ryan Zogheb

All of my paintings are done in grayscale and under a limited timeline. By limiting the aspects of painting to a monochromatic color scheme and time schedule of completing the painting in only a few days, more subconscious and gestural outcomes come through. The process of creating my works holds unconscious truths of reflection and emotion, making the appreciation of the process and artists’ hand a vital part of my practice. My paintings hold what I am experiencing and feeling at the time of creation with the hopes of unveiling what the true emotions are behind the piece.

This self portrait was made in just a few days and using a mirror as a reference. The first layers of this painting were not blurry as the final outcome is, I began with a very technical approach. After this first step of technique, I remove my reference and begin painting with the hopes of allowing this piece to hold the most sincere reflection of myself at the moment of creation.

Untitled, oil on panel, 22×30 cm, 2022

Ryan Zogheb
Painter, USA

”By attempting to reach absolute perfection in myself and in my works, my paintings primarily focus on symbols of beauty in a means to either dispel beauty standards or bring viewers, and myself, into an eerie space of self-reflection. The process of creating my works holds unconscious truths about reflection and comparison, making the appreciation of the process a vital step in my artistic practice. With the strive for perfection, feelings of inadequacy and fragmentation shine through and dominate most outcomes. In discovering that perfection cannot be reached, I refute the image and embrace the unconscious.”

Waves on Sandstone
Anastasia Scala

Landscape painting by Anastasia Scala, still in progress, to be completed over the two-month residency with World of Co.

I have always loved cemeteries for the reflective and restful atmosphere, the interesting visuals and the connection to history. Cemeteries act as sites where we can connect to people from history—normal people with lives and families we can relate to. I have painted cemeteries before, and they are one of my favourite landscape subjects to depict. For this residency, I wanted to revisit the topic while focusing on a unique cemetery in Broome, Western Australia. The Broome Japanese Cemetery is the largest Japanese cemetery in Australia and dates back to 1896, when the pearl diving industry in north-western Australia was first starting out. Immigrants from Japan and other Asian countries came to work in the dangerous industry and conditions and a large portion of the cemetery is dedicated to workers who died on the job. The region has an iconic Australian landscape which, combined with the unique gravestones and language, means the cemetery has a very unique look. There are obvious ties to the ocean in the tombstones and the heritage of those buried there. During this residency with WoC, I’m trying to explore the history and atmosphere of Broome Japanese Cemetery through painting.

Anastasia Scala
Visual Artist, Australia

”I’m a fine artist and painter with a background in illustration, living and working in Perth, Western Australia. Previously I have studied and practiced in New York and London, before returning home to Australia to complete my Master’s degree in Fine Art. My goal in recent years has been to evoke both empathy and a sense of stories being passed on through generations in my paintings. To do this, I often incorporate history and mythology into my works, to create connections between myself and historical artists. Research outside of painting is therefore an important aspect of my practice. I engage in a lot of reading and writing to broaden my understanding. I pair this with an expressionistic application of colour and texture. It is possible to trace the artist’s process through brush strokes and imperfections, forming a connection between artist and audience. I want my choices to be obvious in my paintings, from the application of thick paint to vibrant colours selected to assault the viewer’s senses. This process lets the audience feel connected to audiences of the past and makes distant figures from history and mythology feel relevant to contemporary life. ”