Nils Stelte

Solo artist 2018

Nils Stelte

In Security

‘In security’ documents the subtle shifts that occur in the struggle for security operating between technologisation, improvisation, media production and research and constitute the new infrastructure of things designed for our protection. Steamed from the perceived threat that grows with each terrorist attack in Europe and with it a desire for security.

Other works of Stelte include ‘Renaissance’ an ongoing project that explores the broad supply of spiritual eclectism in urban communities that strives for stress relief. Other projects include ‘Drunk in love’ and ‘Horzes’, more can be found on his website.

BIOGRAPHY

Berlin-based photographer Nils Stelte’s ‘In Security’ was selected from an open call to participate in Copenhagen Photo Festivals Photo-City in 2018. He is a recent graduate of Ostkreuz School of Photography where he was mentored by Ute Mahler. He holds a B.A. in Social Sciences from Humboldt University Berlin. He is currently working as a freelance photographer.


Dana Balajovsky

Solo artist 2018

Dana Balajovsky

What it is to be somebody?

‘What is it to be somebody’ is a poetic journey into the mind where melancholy, longing and separation provokes artistic reflections into identity and existence in a time where human emotion is increasingly exchanged through digital channels.

Balajovskys concern lies with the relationship between the individual subject and the surrounding world. Often involving her own life, therefore merging the line between documentary and fiction to tell her story.

BIOGRAPHY

Argentina based Dana Balajovsky was invited to exhibit in Copenhagen Photo Festivals Photo City with 2018 project ‘What is it to be somebody’. She studied at Andy Goldstein’s Creative Photography school and did an International Masters in contemporary photography at EFTI, Madrid.


Sara Vighi

Solo artist 2018

Sara Vighi

Handbook of a Town

Handbook of a Town’ embarks on a scientific study of the city of ‘Reggio Emilia, the hometown of her family. The city playing an important part of her history while also carrying great symbolic national value as the place where the Italian flag – ll Tricolore’ was invented in 1797. She comments on the clash between the large brushstrokes of history with the finer details of her personal narrative through a guide book in understanding the city consisting of observation, collection and investigation, creating a personal and universal look at history.

Vighi defines her visual research as ‘Geoiconographies’, making these means to describe originally a real circumscribed place, but also an imaginary or metaphorical one. She explores themes of geography and archaeology, referring to a particular kind of geography, which is always deeply mediated by subjectivity and human relationships, ‘soul geography’.

BIOGRAPHY

Sara Vighi  (Reggio Emilia, Italy-EU, May 19, 1969) and her work ‘Handbook of a Town’ was selected by a committee from an open call to be presented as a Copenhagen Photo Festival: Photo City-Solo exhibitions in 2018. Sara Vighi studied Archaeology and Cultural Heritage at the University of Bologna and in 2017 achieved the Master of Fine Arts and Photography from Fondazione Fotografia Modena.


Marta Pohlmann-Kryszkiewicz

Solo artist 2018

Marta Pohlmann-Kryszkiewicz

Natural Forms

Marta Pohlmann-Kryszkiewicz Exhibit ‘Natural Forms’ was selected from an open call to be part of 2018 Copenhagen Photo Festivals: Photo city. ‘Natural Forms’ is born out of a fascination of the ay materials are constantly undergoing change, and in her work  exploring this impermanence. With her camera she freezes the critical moment where something withers and dies, and the disturbing forms of decay are alternately fused and torn apart in monumental and virtuoso compositions of colours and shapes.  ‘Natural Forms’ is both a tribute to beauty and a requiem for the dying building blocks of consumerism.

BIOGRAPHY

Marta Pohlmann-Kryszkiewicz (b.1978) studied photography under Peter Pillar and Astrid Klein at HGB Leipzig. Since graduation in 2016 she has exhibited intensively and her work is represented in several important collections in Germany as well as abroad.


Prasiit Sthapit

Solo artist 2018

Prasiit Sthapit

Change Of Course

Prasiit Sthapit exhibit ‘Change of Course’ was invited by the programme committee to  participate in the 2018 Copenhagen Photo Festival: Photo City. ‘Change of Course’ presents a unique photojournalistic where Prasiit Sthapit has portrayed the Narayani River, a river that marks the border between India and Nepal. Over the years the river’s run has changed and with that the border. In this exhibition, Sthapit poetically depicts life in the liquid borderland of looming conflict.

BIOGRAPHY

Prasiit Sthapit (b. 1988) is a visual storyteller based in Kathmandu. In 2016, he was the recipient of the Magnum Emergency Fund Grant and was selected for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. He is currently associated Fuzz Factory Productions, a multimedia collective based in Kathmandu, photo.circle, a platform for photography in Nepal and Photo Kathmandu.