Artist in residence: Dan Rees
This month we are pleased to be hosting a three-week residency with artist Dan Rees.
Selected from hundreds of international applications, Swansea-born Dan will be provided with space in both Cardiff and Venice in order to investigate the past and present relationship between the port cities and their hinterlands. Based here at Chapter he will explore South Wales and the inland waterways of Cardiff. Based at the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice, he will research the less well-known history of the waterways and canals that feed the city from the surrounding areas of Northern Italy and the port links to the rest of the world.
About the artist
Dan Rees (b. 1982 Swansea, UK) lives and works in London and Berlin. Rees studied at the Staatliche Hochschule fur Bildende Künste Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main 2007-9, and graduated from Camberwell College of Arts, London in 2004. He has exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions, solo shows include ‘Road Back To Relevance’, NomasFoundation, Rome (2016); ‘Think Local, Act Global’, MOT International, Brussels (2015); ‘Stimulate Surprise’, Tanya Leighton, Berlin (2015); ‘Kelp’, National Museum Cardiff and MOSTYN, Llandudno, Wales (2013); ‘Gravel Master’, Goss Michael Foundation, Dallas (2013); ‘Top Heavy’, T293, Rome (2013); ‘High Tea’, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago (2013). Group exhibitions include 13th Fellbach Triennial of Small-Scale Sculpture, Germany (forthcoming); Atlante delle immagini e delle forme, GAMeC, Bergamo, (2016); Le Nouveau festival / Extension du domaine du jeu, Espace 315 — Centre Pompidou, Paris, (2015); THE GO-BETWEEN, Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples, (2014).
About the Residencies
This opportunity is developed by Addo, Glandŵr Cymru — the Canal & River Trust in Wales and the Arts Council of Wales. Glandŵr Cymru has teamed up with the Arts Councilof Wales to create a three-year programme of seven artists’ residencies across Welsh waterways. This partnership will highlight not only the heritage and historic significance of Wales’ canals, but also celebrate and increase their current relevance to local communities and contemporary Welsh culture. The charity is exploring how contemporary arts can play a new role in conserving, animating and re-interpreting the waterways in Wales. An exhibition in 2017 will bring together all the research by the seven artists.