Maija Rudowska and Tina Gverović, 2012

© Maija Rudowska, "Inside and Out", 2012

In partnership with five North European artist-in-residence centers, and co-funded by the European Union’s Culture Program for the years 2011–2012, the Paths Crossing Production Residencies hosted twenty young and emerging visual artists and art professionals from new and applicant EU Member States.

During 2012 BAC hosted Riga-based independent curator Maija Rudowska and London-based Croatian artist Tina Gverovic.

The Paths Crossing Production Residencies hosted twenty young and emerging visual artists and art professionals from new and applicant EU Member States. Coordinated by HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme (FI), the project included the participation of BAC–Baltic Art Center, Visby (SE), Fabrikken for Kunst og Design, Copenhagen (DK), Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin (IE) and Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen (NO).

The central purpose of this collective endeavor was to discover and support new talent, providing international mobility to visual artists and art professionals from Eastern and Central Europe, and to develop new networks of cooperation with the participating countries. Together the five artist-in-residency centers were able to provide for twenty individual production and research residencies, each from one to six months in duration.

At BAC curator Maija Rudowska worked on the research for her exhibition and publication project, Inside and Out (with Zane Onckule), 2012, Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia.

Tina Gverović, came to BAC to work on her video project Travelling South, a visual essay composed of stills, found and restaged photographs, and footage, taken on the English coast, Elafiti (Croatia) and Gotland (Sweden).
Read more about Travelling South.

Maija Rudovska

is an independent curator, researcher and art historian. She has completed Curatorlab postgraduate studies at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, and has obtained an MA from the Art Academy of Latvia. Currently she is working on her PhD thesis at the Art Academy of Latvia on Soviet era architecture. She has curated/co-curated projects such as Regard: Subversive Actions in Normative Space, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010, Hardijs Ledins (1955-2004) – Zeitgeist and the Atmosphere of a Place, Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia, 2009, among others. She co-authored with Shirin Sabahi the video essay Expired Monument: Story of a Culture Palace, 2011. Currently she runs the curatorial network Blind Carbon Copy (with Juste Kostikovaite) and engages in various curatorial projects. In both academic and curatorial work she is interested in post-Soviet issues, hybridity, periphery/locality, architecture and its systems.

Tina Gverović

is visual artist based in Zagreb, Croatia and London, UK. She finished her BA in Fine Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia and MA at Jan van Eyck Academie – Post Graduate Centre for Art, Design and Theory in Maastricht, NL. She is currently in her final year of practice based PhD at Middlesex University in London. She has received several awards amongst which are; Gabrielle Parker (2008), Siemens Award (2006), Arts Link (2006), Radoslav Putar Award (2006), Croatian Artists Association Award (2005). Recent shows include ‘Invisible Building’ installation for The Garden of Learning / Busan Biennale 2012 (curated by Roger M. Bruegel), Busan, Korea (upcoming); ‘Precarious Adaptations II’, installation for Life in the Forest, Arsenal gallery (curated by Rael Artel), Bialystok, Poland, 2011; Uncomparables. Forming a Suspicious State (with Sinisa Ilić), Gallery Nova, Zagreb, 2010.