Place of Residency
Alicia Kremser is a recent graduate from the Master Institute of Visual Cultures at St. Joost School of Art & Design in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Born and raised in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, she received her Bachelor’s degree in media arts at the Bauhaus University in Weimar and worked for art institutions in London, Berlin and Cologne. As an inter-disciplinary artist and curator, her research is driven by a profound interest in the relation between artwork and viewer. Most recent developments in her artistic career have brought upon the founding of the curatorial collective and exhibition series ‘I believe you, I believe in you’ as well as a curiosity for site-specificity and working with outdoor spaces.
“I am intrigued by the uniqueness of a space. I like to manipulate materials that trace a precise moment in time and place, triggered by incidental lights and movements. I reflect on concepts such as vulnerability and desires, externalizing my own need for connectedness and simultaneously seeking and trying to facilitate refuge. Drawing people in with an invitation for mutual intimacy, I believe we can confide in inter-reliance.”
Project during Borderland Residencies
“In the German village Kranenburg, I let myself get inspired by the space itself and its local community. I like to work site-specifically and start by exploring the village itself, Museum Katharinenhof and my workspace for the residency: a residential house with a lot of history and traces of Joseph Beuys. I research performatively and find ways how to adapt my artistic methods into the city’s architecture, being particularly drawn to its outdoor spaces.”