International Studio Programme : August 2009

Trisha Donnelly


Trisha Donnelly, Untitled and the receiver, 2006s Private collection, Bruxelles Courtesy Air de Paris, Paris

The work of Trisha Donnelly explores the limits of perception through the use of language, experience and order. Her practice suggests a profound belief in the notion of art as a situational phenomenon, existing in relation to other things in the world and, just as importantly, to its experience. Donnelly uses multiple media, including photography, drawing and performance, and moves regularly between the performative and text. Her performances and demonstrations tend to happen just once and leave no trace behind.

Donnelly's recent solo exhibitions include the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA (2008), Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK (2007), Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland (2006) and the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany (2005). She has also participated in group shows such as 'Meet Me Around the Corner: Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection', at Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway (2008); 'The Third Mind' at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2007-08); 'Depth of Field: Modern Photography at the Metropolitan', at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City (2007); the 54th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, USA (2004); and 'Utopia Station' at the 50th Venice Biennale, Italy (2003). She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of California in Los Angeles and her MFA from the Yale University School of Art.

Roger M. Buergel


Roger Buergel. Photo: OCA / Espen Hagestrand

Roger Buergel (b.1962 in Berlin, Germany, lives and works in Berlin) was recently appointed the artistic director of the Busan Biennale 2012. He received his education from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and studied under the Austrian artist Hermann Nitsch for 3 years. He served as a guest curator for the Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona and the artistic director of Documenta Ⅻ Kassel. He also curated exhibitions that won critical acclaim, such as ‘Barely Something. On Ai Weiwei’ (2010, Museum DKM, Duisburg, Germany), ‘The Government’ (2003–2005, University Art Gallery Luneburg, Germany; Museum d'Art Contemporari de Barcelona, Spain; Miami Art Central, Miami, FL, USA; Witte de with Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam Secession, Rotterdam, the Netherlands) and ‘The Subject and Power’ (2001, Central House of the Art). He taught in Luneburg University (2002–2005, Luneburg) and the Academy of Fine Arts (2007–2009, Karlsruhe, Germany), contributing significantly to the education of young artists.