Nida A-I-R in April 2016

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                     From left to right Kevin Rodgers, Wen Chin Fu, Jenny Lindblom. Photo by Julija Navarskaitė.
Three residents Wen Chin Fu (TW/NL), Jenny Lindblom (SE), Kevin Rodgers (CA) arrived to Nida Art Colony in April. 
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Jenny Lindblom. Photo from the artist archive.
Jenny Lindblom (born 1981, Sweden) lives and works in Amsterdam. In approach as much as in the resulting aesthetics, Lindblom’s practice reflects an interest in contemporary image culture. Her works are equally influenced by the filtered realities in the canon of Instagram, as by the aestheticized ones framed in art history, and the serious and existential is never far from banal humour. Primarily working with painting and sculpture, she looks at the images that surround us: at how they affect our perceptions, habits and ideals, at how we express and expose ourselves in the economy of likes and attention that has made ‘personal branding’ and ‘impression management’ strategies relevant in increasingly private spheres.
At Nida Art Colony, Lindblom will continue to work on the series Very peasant [sic!] stay (2013–). The title originates from a spelling mistake found on the travel review website TripAdvisor and connects with the issues of class addressed throughout the series. Departing from images of travels as well as the travelling of images, the focus is on our worldly and spiritual needs; the social and the private; success and failure; self-fulfilment and frustration.
 
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 Wen Chin Fu. Photo from the artist archive.
Wen Chin Fu (TW/NL) graduated in 2006 from the Classical Music Department of Shih Chien University, Taipei (Taiwan), and continued her studies at the ArtScience interfaculty of The Hague, where she graduated in 2010. Her performances explore the relationship between physical movement, sound and the environment. A key element of her practice is concentration, which opens the senses for perceiving things through new perspectives.
In Nida Art Colony Wen Chin will research and develop further with her sugar experiments. The link to the previous research. 
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Kevin Rodgers. Photo by Skaistė Marčienė.

Kevin Rodgers is an artist whose varied practice examines the tensions between two seemingly diametrical opposites‒withdrawal (physical, spiritual, political, aesthetic) and action.

Rodgers has exhibited work widely, including Netwerk Center for Contemporary Art (Aalst, Belgium), ACTORS, NETWORKS, THEORIES at Dazibao (Montreal), G Gallery (Toronto), Galerie Tatjana Pieters (Ghent, Belgium), and McIntosh Gallery (London, Ontario). He has collaborated with diverse artists such as Marilou Lemmens and Richard Ibghy, Cynthia Girard and Derek Sullivan, as well as curated two exhibitions: THE FOX (2011) and IF DESTROYED... (2010). His writings have appeared in numerous publications, including FUSE, C Magazine, Border Crossings, Artpapers, Millions and Prism of Reality. In 2014 and 2015, Rodgers completed residencies at FLACC (Genk, Belgium) and Komplot (Brussels, Belgium). 

In 2016, Rodgers will participate in a two-month residency at the Nida Art Colony (Lithuania). Using Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir's 1965 visit to Nida as a starting point, Rodgers will research and produce a new body of work on various manifestations of retreat and withdrawal.