Born 1993 in Visaginas, Lithuania
based in Vilnius, Lithuania
Residency in Achterhaus
October – December 2019
Photos: Birgit Dunkel
Title of the show: if a door is closed, a window opens | Exhibition hosted by Anastasia Sosunova
𝓘𝓽’𝓼 𝓷𝓸𝓽 𝓳𝓾𝓼𝓽 𝓯𝓮𝓮𝓵𝓲𝓷𝓰𝓼 𝓪𝓷𝔂𝓶𝓸𝓻𝓮, 𝓲𝓽’𝓼 𝔀𝓸𝓻𝓴, 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝔀𝓮 𝓵𝓲𝓿𝓮 𝓲𝓷 𝓲𝓽.
Every three months the Ruhrstr. 88 apartment is called ‘home’ by yet another temporary resident who brings new ghosts, stories, dreams and voyeuristic tendencies of some degree. For one week, the apartment becomes a binding agent for artists who have just met or haven’t seen each other for a very long time. ‘Meeting’ is a loose concept which might refer to basic chit chat, or perhaps it’s an attempt at collaboration by making a group show in one’s bedroom, studio, kitchen or bathroom. Some artworks will play along with the functions of domestic spaces, and some will break these patterns. Some will look just the same as a fork and a knife, and some will build bridges into the unheard-of. The door will be closed, but the window open. Passersby welcome!
Participants: Robert Bergmann, Si-Ying Fung, Conrad Hübbe, Algirdas Jakas, Nina Kuttler, Margit Lõhmus, Axel Loytved, Franziska Nast, Daniel Rossi, Anastasia Sosunova, Jakob Spengemann, Harry Thring
During the residency in Achterhaus Ateliers, Anastasia Sosunova also worked on various projects including here solo show „Barry Walking Himself“ in Kogo, Tartu, preparing print editions for the group show „Inner Pockets“ in Editorial, Vilnius, and working on the ongoing projects.
Anastasia Sosunova (b. 1993) is a visual artist based in Vilnius. Sosunova holds a BA in Graphic Art and a MA in Sculpture from the Vilnius Academy of Arts. Her multidisciplinary practice comprising of video, installation, sculpture and graphic art translates between scales, manipulating personal stories and subtle material gestures, following through their entanglements in vaster tales. These are tales about how communities and identities are formed, subsist and come undone. Often this is a practice of noticing and knowing intimately our contexts, and the ways in which we interact with them.
Recent exhibitions and screenings include: I: project space, Beijing (2019); Cubitt, London (2019); Contemporary Art Center, Rupert and Editorial, Vilnius (2018); Survival Kit, Riga (2018 and 2019) The Sunroom, Richmond (2018), National Gallery, Prague (2017)