Acme Studios — Tanya V. Abelson

Supporting Artists since 1972

Tanya V. Abelson

Hessische Kulturstiftung Residency

Tanya V. Abelson’s work is centred on sculpture and the sculpturist music capacity that the body contains. Her approach is based on biographical objects combined with the self-made process. She explores new shapes from the transformation process and mutation to create new instruments. Costumes for ceremonies and fashion are a central theme.

In London, Tanya will broaden her artistic practice in national and international archives and libraries, with historic research around the twentieth century. The Hugh Davies Collection (Science Museum, and British Library), the Impact and Innovation Music Department at Leeds University, and Beta Collection at Oxford University are capital points of her interest.

Hessische Kulturstiftung, Germany

The Cultural Foundation of Hesse (Hessische Kulturstiftung) provides work/live studios in London, New York and Paris for 12 month residency scholarship recipients. Acme has managed the London residency programme in Bow, E3 on behalf of Hessische Kulturstiftung since 1996. Residencies are awarded to visual artists who were born in Hesse, have a permanent residence there, or hold a diploma from a Hessian art academy. Designed to accommodate artists' family or dependents for the length of residency. Artists are selected to the programme directly by Hessische Kulturstiftung.

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