Category Archives: Alumni

Alumni Achievements

Nes keeps in touch with our past artists and will feature their ongoing creative endeavours here.


2013 Nes artist Juan Pérez La Cruz from Venezuela is interviewed by Mazipos and talks about his ongoing photographic project ‘Private Memory’ which he worked on whilst in residence at Nes.



Notes from Skagaströnd                                                                                                A small collection of two minute compositions made by artist Andrew Weir during his time at the NES Artist Residency in January and February 2016.  All the works are made solely from field recordings taken during the day and then processed, composed, mixed and mastered on the same day.   Click on the image to be taken to the Bandcamp site.

Notes from Skagaströnd. Artwork by Nadiia Rebrova
Notes from Skagaströnd. Artwork by Nadiia Rebrova


Yokohama Museum of Art feature the work of past Nes artist Yu Araki, with his exhibition Temple of the Templet in their  “New Artist Picks (NAP),” an annual exhibition held at the art gallery and Café Ogurayama that showcases young artists with promising careers ahead.

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More information can be found here .


First album Bleeding Rainbows from sound artist Burke Jam and his electronic project C^VES.   



A line from me to you – Shayna Wells




56th Venice Biennale

We are sending very big congratulations to two of our 2009 Nes artists who are exhibiting at the 56th Venice Biennale.

Sean Lynch is representing Ireland with his work Adventure: Capital, 2014–15. Sean and his partner Michelle Horrigan were both here in 2009 and Michelle is the producer of the artwork for the Pavillion.   You can find out more about the work here.


Alec Von Bargen also here in  2009  is part of the Swatch Faces at the Venice Biennale and exhibiting this  fabulous work ‘Man, Forgotten’ shot while he was here in Iceland.  You can find out more about the work  here.



Drew Krasner started the creative process for this album when he was here at Nes. The scenery and sounds of Skagaströnd have greatly influenced the music. Whilst here he teamed up with another great artist Jérémy Pailler, wonderful illustrator and animator who has created the imagery that is part of this production. Please support their Kickstarter project if you can, as little as $10 will help bring Drew and his team here for an Icelandic tour. Feel free to share this around.…/96796…/iceland-soundscape-trio


Sarah Nance (Nes artist 2013) currently exhibiting ‘the rush of land in my ears’ a site responsive installation at the Peoria Guild gallery. Simply stunning work!

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Jérémy Pailler has  exhibited at the Lighthouse in Limoges France and some of the works exhibited are those he created here in Skagaströnd.

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Former Nes artist, Renata De Bonis who in a house about to be demolished, presents an exhibition in which the building itself is the work on show.

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Artist Juan Diego Perez la Cruz exhibited work, at the Museo de artes graficas Luis Chacon (Luis Chacon’s graphic art museum ) in Maracaibo which was created whilst at Nes in November 2013.