Ivana is a visual artist from Croatia. In her work she recycles documents, photographs and objects with sentimental value and transforms them into new objects. The image is as the work achieved at a glance. The objects that are created in the process of her work are visually unified by the modified elements and objects whose vibrations are still present. In her work she often uses objects or elements of artistic value. She aims to emphasize the personal perception, the experienced or observed reality.
Alexis Paul (aka Saudaa Group) is a musician who, for the past year, has been traveling around the world with his barrel organ. The last stop of his trip is in Athens, at the Y Residency, in December 2016.
Emma Benestan is a director and editor, currently in residence at the Y. She is working on the script of her new feature film.
Born in Montpelier, Emma grew up in the south of France. After studying at la Femis in the department of editing, she turned to writing and co-writing on others projects. Her short movies: Touch the horizon, Summer of Sarah, Taste of love and Petite sauvage (Little wild girl) were screened in several festivals. She also does workshops with teenagers, in particular with the Association “1000 visages”. These workshops feed her writing. Questions about immigration and social issues are very present in her movies, especially at the fragile stage of adolescence.
Nora Aurrekoetxea and Laura Ruiz, are graduates of Fine Arts from the Universty of the Basque Country, in Spain.
They have worked as an artistic duo since 2010.
Nora is a founding member of OKELA, the factory of cultural creation and management, while Laura is also part of OKELA’s network of artists.
They won the Daniel Txopitea Scholarship and continue to develop the project they began at BilbaoArte, thanks to the Grant for the production of Visual Arts funded by the Provincial Council of Bizkaia.
Antoine Danis is a french documentary film maker from France. During his residency at Y he worked on his documentary :“Athènes Rhapsodie“, which was selected and funded by the program “Louis Lumière”.
“Athènes Rhapsodie“ is currently being screened at international film festivals.