Residents

Julian Abraham 'Togar' ID
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba MX
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Tewa Barnosa LY
  • resident
  • 2021
Razia Barsatie SR
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Verena Blok NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Simnikiwe Buhlungu ZA
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Cihad Caner TR
  • resident
  • 2021
Yun Choi KR
  • resident
  • 2021
Jacky Connolly US
  • resident
  • 2021
Ali Eslami IR
  • resident
  • 2021
Juan Arturo García MX
  • resident
  • 2021
Robert Glas NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Rajyashri Goody IN/GB
  • ACC guest resident
  • resident
  • 2017
  • 2021
Lisette de Greeuw NL
  • resident
  • 2021
Ola Hassanain SD
  • resident
  • 2021
Saemundur Thor Helgason IS/NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Hannah Dawn Henderson GB
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Winnie Herbstein GB
  • resident
  • 2021
Abul Hisham IN
  • resident
  • 2021
Annelies Kamen US
  • resident
  • 2021
Tom K Kemp GB
  • resident
  • 2021
Pennie Key GR
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Wouter van der Laan NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Sungeun Lee KR
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Tessa Mars HT
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Vibeke Mascini NL
  • resident
  • 2021
Polina Medvedeva NL/RU
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Jota Mombaça BR
  • resident
  • 2021
Rossella Nisio IT
  • resident
  • 2021
Hend Samir EG
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Ratu R. Saraswati ID
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Silke Schönfeld DE
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Selma Selman BA
  • resident
  • 2021
Tomasz Skibicki PL/DE/NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Mikołaj Sobczak PL
  • resident
  • 2021
Eva Susova CZ
  • resident
  • 2021
Takanori Suzuki JP
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Kengné Téguia FR
  • resident
  • 2021
Fransix Tenda Lomba CD
  • resident
  • 2021
Anh Trần NZ/VN
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Agnes Waruguru KE
  • resident
  • 2021
Werker Collective
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Peng Zhang CN
  • resident
  • 2021

Team

DIRECTORIAL TEAM
Emily Pethick (director)
Martijntje Hallmann (deputy director, head of residency)
Susan Gloudemans (director strategy & development)
Danielle Kars (secretarial services)
Marlies Hofstede (secretarial services)

RESIDENCY
Annelie Musters (manager & deputy head residency
Virág Szentkirályi (residency & programme coordinator)
Sandra Felten (alumni relations & documentation)
Daphne Verweij (project coordinator residency)

WORKSHOPS / TECHNICAL ADVISORS
José Miguel Biscaya (media lab)
Marietta Dirker (library & collection)
Stephan Kuderna (metal)
Arend Nijkamp (paint lab)
Marianne Peijnenburg (ceramics)
Kees Reedijk (electronics)
Elke Uitentuis (social practice)
Pieter Verweij (print lab)
Freelancers:
Seamus Cater (wood)
Roger Cremers (wood)
Lotte Nijhof (mould making)
Monique de Wilt (laser cutter & CNC)

DEVELOPMENT
María Virto Marcilla (manager development)
Isabella Leitz (fellowship support & friends)
Lotte Hemme (special projects)
Esmee Verboon (team assistant)

COMMUNICATION
Vanessa Groenewegen

FINANCE / ADMINISTRATION / HR
Joost Cras (head of finance)
Niels Andree Wiltens (HR, residency & process administration)

BUILDING / OPERATIONS
Michel de Rooij (head of operations)
Harold Verbakel (ICT)
Peter Amponsah (caretaker)
Feras Dahhan (caretaker)
Anita Autar (cleaning)

CANTINA
Bas Magnée (coordinator)
René Blits
Wiebe Bouwsema
Freelancer:
Martine Albitrouw-Segijn

SUPERVISORY BOARD RIJKSAKADEMIE
Defne Ayas
Karl Guha
Bregtje van der Haak
Otobong Nkanga
Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau
Marian Scheele
Vinod Subramaniam (chair)

Polina Medvedeva

NL/RU, 1989

  • resident
    • 2020
    • 2021
    • 2022

Polina Medvedeva is a Russian-Dutch artist and filmmaker. In her work she is exploring practices and ways of being that are often considered “informal” or “non-conformist,” such as shadow economies and subcultural and communal care practices. Yet, at close sight, the protagonists that Medvedeva portrays, and who in turn become involved with her artistic process, – be it unlicensed taxi drivers, rappers, junk dealers, or undocumented female workers – complicate the prescriptive narratives attached to their livelihoods. Instead, their stories elaborate how lived experience does not fit into rigid categories of inside/outside, belonging/exclusion, formality/informality. Often practiced by necessity rather than by choice, the everyday struggles, survival techniques, and support mechanisms are revealed as being at the core of today’s global economy.

Her work merges ethnographic filmmaking, AV performance, and installation, inviting the viewer to become immersed into her observations. Medvedeva’s pieces embrace the very contradictions she encountered while growing up between Russia and the Netherlands, between two distinct political and economic systems. Her body of work speaks of the sensibilities one has to develop when navigating different cultures and finding a way in-between. Ultimately, her work is a plea for a more differentiated, non-judgmental, and open-ended engagement with differences across societies and economies.

Medvedeva’s work was selected for de Gouden Kalf competition of the Nederlands Film Festival, screened at VPRO, Eye on Palestine festival, IDFA Docs for Sale and exhibited at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels; Al-Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem; Art Brussels; Rotterdam City Theatre; De Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem and CBK Groningen. Performances include Sonic Acts festival, Amsterdam; Lofoten International Art Festival, Svolvær; Brighton Festival, Brighton; Inversia Festival, Murmansk and A4, Bratislava. Medvedeva has been a guest tutor at Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam, ArtEZ Zwolle, Gerrit Rietveld Academie and is a tutor and lecturer at the Utrecht University of the Arts.

Text by Michaela Büsse

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