21/06 2022

Summer Sessions 2022 Residency – Artist Selection

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Summer Sessions is an international network for talent development that offers residency programs for emerging artists, a productive atmosphere, quality production, and professional feedback in jumpstarting or developing professional art projects. Artists who will enter the residency program get the chance to publicly present their work within the network’s hosting country.



This year Metamedia will be sponsoring Toni Mijač, an artist from Split (Croatia) who works in the field of film and new media art, and hosting Brianna Leatherbury, an artist based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Toni Mijač is a film and multimedia artist born in 1988 in Split, Croatia. He gained a bachelor’s degree in Film and Video at the Art Academy in Split and a master’s degree in New Media Art at the Fine Arts Academy in Zagreb. He worked on numerous conceptual, cinematographic, and commercial projects, also having collaborative experience in local and international workshops, festivals and residencies across Croatia, Austria, Germany, Lithuania, Romania and The United Kingdom. He was the author of seven solo exhibitions and participated with his work in eleven group exhibitions in galleries such as HDLU, Klovićevi dvori, MSU, NMG@Praktika, GMK, Greta, Pogon Jedinstvo and KSET. In his artistic work, he predominantly deals with everyday impulses in different areas of human life which he explores using the language and expressive tools of various media forms such as film, video, text, installation, performance, photography and social/community practices. His most notable work as yet was ‘Connection Is/Not Possible’ which was awarded with the public’s vote on the HT Contemporary Art Award in Zagreb in 2018 and also received the jury’s 2nd award for best artwork on the GRISIAyouth exhibition in Rovinj in 2018. In 2020, he was chosen as one of the artists in residency for the MagiC Carpets / LAB 852 / Meta Cultural Foundation program. In 2021, he was the finalist for the Golden Watermelon award.


Brianna Leatherbury is an artist based in Amsterdam, NL. Their recent work begins with research that is both personal and structural. They create abstract systems that explore the material effects of economic forces through individual relationships. Through a combination of sculpture, performance, and documentation, their works are testimonies to the effects of our contemporary economies; interrogating presence, seeking new opportunities of relation. Leatherbury received their BFA from The Cooper Union in New York. They completed a Fulbright Student Research award in Moscow, where they also held a residency at Gallery Elektrozavod. They recently participated in De Ateliers in Amsterdam, NL.


Partners: V2_Lab for the Unstable MediaSchmiedeSardegna TeatroGoethe-Institutmuseu zer0Tabakalera

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