The artists participating in the 2020 edition of the Reciprocal Residency Program “DeMo” are Ginte Regina (LT) and Niamh Seana Meehan (NI). They were selected through an Open Call and will be spending February 2020 in Derry/Londonderry (Ginte Regina) and Kaunas (Niamh Seana Meehan) hosted by CCA and KAH respectively. Following the residency the artists will exhibit at CCA with two, concurrent, solo shows of new and existing work by the artists. The exhibition will be open to the public from 21 March–23 May 2020.
Both artists engage in the analysis of space in their works to emphasize the nomadic precarious subject of our times. The reflectivity on borders, limits and fragmented integrity that features in their artistic practice is manifested differently in their chosen medias. The sensibility towards the narrative that closely depends on the space links both artists of the Reciprocal Residency Program DeMo.
About the artists:
Ginte Regina is a Lithuanian artist-filmmaker based in London and Vilnius. In 2018 she had her inaugural solo show at GAO, London, where she presented her latest film, Monika in September. In 2017 Ginte was selected for the Selected VII programme, showcasing emerging moving image artists in leading venues across the UK and SE Asia. The same year she won a Stop Play Record/Channel 4 First Acts commission for a short film, as well as being awarded a travel scholarship for her proposal to make a film in Canada, inspired by the author Alice Munro.
Previous screenings include: GAO, London (Solo show, 2018) ICA, London (Playback Festival, 2018) Whitechapel Gallery, London (Selected VII, 2017) Hanoi DocLab, Vietnam (Selected VII, 2017) Baltic 39, Newcastle (Da Thirst X Baltic, 2016) and Matt’s Gallery, London (X Marks the Bokship, 2015). Ginte studied at Slade School of Fine Art and Central Saint Martins.
Niamh Seana Meehan is a multi-media artist based in Derry/Londonderry working between performance, visual art, spoken word and poetry. Niamh has performed and exhibited in London as part of Jerwood Arts Collaborate with Array Studios. She has exhibited in Northern Ireland with performances at Flax Arts Studios, Re-Vision Performing Arts Festival and Catalyst Arts, Belfast, K-Fest Arts Festival Kerry, Mart Gallery in Dublin, Clady. She was selected for the Sim Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2019 and Estudio-Nomada Residency, Barcelona Spain in 2018. Niamh was the recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship and 2016 Leicester Print Workshop award. Niamh studied at De Montfort University, Leicester and Queens University, Belfast.