Events | Welcoming Reception

Los Angeles | November 20, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Meet our Fellows

Visual Artist
Kerstin Cmelka

Kerstin Cmelka will present her ongoing work „Microdramas“. “Microdramas” are dramatic fragments, a series of live performances, performance videos, photos and artist’s books, in which Cmelka creates a process of negotiation and collaboration, to which she invites artist friends acting as amateur performers as well as professional actors, musicians and friends from the cultural scene.


Visual Artist
Katrin Mayer

Katrin Mayer's works deal with the intersection of art, research, architecture, display and decor. She interweaves visual textures and surfaces with site specific spatial and historical contexts, often related to gender policy issues.
At Villla Aurora she will present her latest works for Kunsthalle Bielefeld and Ludlow38, New York.
In her work for Kunsthalle Bielefeld Mayer focuses on Philip Johnson's (architect of Kunsthalle Bielefeld) collaboration with the Bauhaus weaver Anni Albers, who ended up teaching at Black Mountain College.
The pieces created for Ludlow38 explore the Lower East Side garment district between 1900-1915, an era when significant changes in the political role of working women took place.

For more information about her work visit her website:


Visual Artist
Leonor Antunes

The artist about her project:
“I am particularly interested in the relationship established between the line, or yarn with the body, as a unit of measurement, which is defined in relation to the scale of the human body and the spatial environment around it. The idea of a string tied around the fingers serving as a mnemonic device. As well as the relationship of the body with built space using an element that develops within it being manipulated and deployed. This device can be seen as a rope, which through its successive knots and displacement defines surfaces which in turn define volume.”
For more information about the artist visit the websites:


Marina Khorkova

Within the framework of her dissertation, Marina Khorkova works on the relationship between natural multiphonics and extended techniques of instruments. She will demonstrate the altered sound of a piano prepared by objects placed between its strings and hammers. Furthermore, video projections of recent works on 11th-Century Byzantine liturgical music and the Russian Futurism will be presented.
For more information about her compositions visit the website:
Villa Aurora, 520 Paseo Miramar, Los Angeles, CA 90272

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