Date 31 Jan, 2019
Project Type Collaborations

Propaganda’s first guest artists at Tbilisi Residencies/Stamba4: Hanna-Maria Hammari

Propaganda Network launched a residency program in Tbilisi. The organization will host artists, curators and writers of different cultural and professional backgrounds in stamba4, a space dedicated to artistic development at Stamba Hotel.
Hanna-Marria Hamari will complete her 1 month residency in February. The Artists sculptural practice incorporates a diverse vocabulary of materials - ranging from fake fur, latex, helium balloons to steel and ceramics - to construct resonant and imaginative combinations of disparate images, forms and narrative styles that explore the tensions between presence and absence, nature and artifice, threat and safety, surface and interior, loneliness and hurt, while levering the heaviness of these topics with wit and pathos.
Born in Tornio, Finland, Hammari currently lives in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She studied at the Städelschule, in Frankfurt am Main from 2011 to 2017, and in Cooper Union, New York in 2016. Her works have been shown in solo presentations at Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, DE, Berthold Pott, Cologne, DE and in group shows at Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, DE (all 2018) and Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, DE (2017). Upcoming shows in 2019 include Frankfurter Kunstverein, DE and LC Queisser, Tbilisi, GE. She was a recipient of a scholarship from the prestigious German Academic Scholarship Foundation from 2014 to 2017.