Artist in Residence – Katie Ione Craney

Katie Ione Craney is a mixed media artist from Haines, Alaska. Her work deals with loss, survival, and deciphering change in the northern landscape. Working primarily on small sheets of scrap metal, she applies textiles, photographs, line drawings, and silver leaf with encaustic hot wax.
While at NES, Katie is focusing on a series representing transboundary river and mining issues near her home in Southeast, Alaska. She is also experimenting with local materials such as wool, fishing debris, and various found objects. Visit
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Artist in Residence – Scott Ferguson

Scott Ferguson (b. 1989, Glasgow, Scotland) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. His work discusses our current relationships to technology and media through the re-fabrication and deconstruction of instruments, television, sound and objects. Since 2012, he has been an active member of the Flinching Eye Collective whose work explores the possibilities of sound and performance.

Artist in Residence – Katrin Keller

Katrin Keller invited the citizens of Skagaströnd to celebrate unique memories by presenting to her a meaningful object  from their  home and to tell her its story. She worked daily at the Bjarmanes Coffeehouse, borrowing the objects to draw. These drawings and the stories are presented in an exhibition downstairs at the Bjarmanes Coffeehouse for one month. To complete this project, she hopes to create a book including all the stories and drawings.

All are welcome to come see “Pieces of Skagaströnd” Exhibition: 27 August –  end of September 2017.

Opening hours:
Mon – Wed: 11.30 – 18.00
Thu-Fri: 11.30 – 22.00
Sat: 14.00 – 22.00
Sun: 14.00 – 18.00

Katrin Keller based in Lucerne Switzerland graduated from the Lucerne School of Art and Design, from the Bachelor in Art and Interpretation and finished her studies in 2012, after completing the Master of Arts inFine Arts. Since then she has been working as an independent artist and arts facilitator. Katrin Keller’s work is predominantly context and site-specific and combines different media like drawing, video and objects in installations.








Artist in Residence – Cassie Riger

Cassie Riger is a Los Angeles-based artist working on the history of moving pictures. While at NES, she created the performance  MESHES, investigating the 1943 “Meshes of the Afternoon.” The performance was staged at the Plan-B Festival in Borgarnes and at the NES Open House, with the generous participation of the other NES artists in residence. You can learn more about her work at


Artist in Residence – Curt Bean

Curt Bean has been working in the arts for 6 plus years. In that time he has shown across the United States, hailing from Denver, Colorado. His work ranges from conceptual visual art, traditional paintings, photography, and interactive performance installations. He founded the Art of War Project that serves the American veteran population with alternative resources such as art, yoga, and meditation. You can see his work at and view his AOW project at

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Artist in Residence – Angelika Rauf

Angelika Rauf graduated in 2014 from the University of Art in Braunschweig. After that, she became a master-student of Ayse Erkmen at the Münster Academy of Fine Arts. She engages herself in physical drawings, ceramics, casts, paper and sound.

During her stay at NES she wants to draw on her work Miura-Ori by using the technique of the making molds to reproduce nature and to transform it using the media of drawing and sculpture; to create a new surface through the transformation of the material, thus giving the viewer a feeling of an “extended surface”. Molds made of plaster and paper are intended to direct focus to the surface and thus to sharpen and enlarge the view. The imprints should not be a copy of the natural surface, but rather become an independent landscape/surface in order to initiate thinking processes which help to get another point of view and show something more than the mere visible surfaces.


Artist in Residence

Martyna Jastrzębska (1987) – multimedia artist,  a graduate,  and PhD candidate at Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, who works in the Intermedia department.

Martyna redefines contexts for symbols and objects present in common perception and works on the conception of identity and memory which set the direction of her former and present artistic activity.

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Artist in Residence – Daniela Baumgaertl

Daniela Baumgaertl has worked as freelance scriptwriter since 2007. She’s written and co-written feature films, TV series and short films that premiered at festivals like Berlin International Film Festival (“Dígame – Tell me”) and won various prizes. “Enemies in Love” was nominated for Swiss Film Award 2013 (best feature, best actress, best actor). Daniela has received several scholarships.

Based in Berlin, she is currently developing TV shows and feature films for the German and international market. She’s a member of the European writers collective “Dirty Dozen”.           

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