Many Mini Residency Participants

Mette Bartholin and Wolfgang Fütterer
Daniela Bustamante
Stephanie Custance
Paul Druecke
Christina Empedocles and Kate Phillimore
Morten Espersen and Louise Schrader
Kate Fulton
Rebecca Goldfarb
Eugene Jho and Jennifer Smith
Kathy Leisen and Alex Wright
Amy Leonard

Cara MacLeod and Kyla Ring
Malin Neuman
Caris Reid

Sabrina Small
Kate Theodore
Rose Umerlik
Liz Walsh

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Mette Bartholin, born 1975 in Aarhus, Denmark
lives and works in Hamburg, Germany
2005-2007 Aufbaustudium (post grad.) Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg
2005 Diplom Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg
2001-2004 Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg
2000 Gender Studies, Humboldt Universität, Berlin
1998-2000 Fynen Art Academy, Denmark

Daniela Bustamante was born in Quito, Ecuador in 1980. She studied painting at the Byham Shaw School of Arts in London, England. She has been living and working in Berlin since 2001. She has exhibited in Berlin, London, Quito, Stockholm and Paris, among other cities worldwide.

Stephanie Custance is currently working out of Takt Kunstprojektraum in Friedrichshain, Berlin. She has been exploring the portrait as an venue to engage strangers and breakdown contemporary instinctual social barriers. The project she will in Many Mini began in Boston and is being documented at

Paul Druecke lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. According to an article on Wikipedia, “His projects take the form of public events, exhibitions, multi-media works, and books; the projects invite participation and blur traditional notions of authorship.” He is quoted in an interview saying, "If I could spend the day talking with anyone, I'd spend it with the W. G. Sebald, [who] unfortunately ... passed on before his time."

Christina Empedocles
Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Attended Oberlin College for art and geology 1991-1995.
Received her MFA from California College of the Arts 2006 - 2008 in painting.
Currently lives and works in San Francisco, California.

Morten Espersen
Born 1978 in Copenhagen
Lives and works in Copenhagen and Berlin
Graduated from The Funen Art Academy, Odense, Denmark, 2002-2007

Kate Fulton is an artist from Melbourne, Australia, currently living and working in Berlin. Her artistic practice in sculpture, object art and installation, exists within the field of expanded minimalism and conceptualism. And is exhibited in the form of multi diciplinary, process based, spacial compositions, interventions and improvisations which are located between the surfaces of urban and social contexts. Kate is a member of the collective ´Primer Artist Co-operative´. She initiated and developed the 1st Edition of ´theMAP´of Artist Run Spaces in Melbourne and is also the founding author of the ´Artist Funded´ logo\concept.

Wolfgang Fütterer, born 1979 in Neustadt/WN, lives and works in Hamburg
2008 Diplom Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg
2002 - 2007 Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg
2005/2006 Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
2007/2008 Karl-Heinz-Ditze Begabtenstipendium

Rebecca Goldfarb operates from San Francisco, CA. She holds two graduate degrees, one in New Genres from the San Francisco Art and another in Bartending from the Society of Independent Artists (formerly MOCA, San Francisco, CA).

Eugene Jho was born in 1978 in New York. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his MFA from the Glasgow School of Art. After completing a residency in Berlin and building a giant sandcastle in New Orleans, he is back in New York where he lives and works.

Kathy Leisen (b. 1978 Detroit) is a painter/musician from Detroit spending the next few weeks in Berlin with the Takt residency. She makes watercolor paintings and plays guitar, sings and generally has a good time. She is featured in the 2008 Midwestern edition of New American Paintings.

Amy Leonard is a filmmaker fascinated with the art of storytelling. Her work often explores the intricacies of human relationships and social commentary. She has directed short films, music videos & documentaries. Recent video projects include Dissolving the Exotic, a live media performance art piece in Chrysalis ( Amy Leonard lives and works in New York City.

Cara MacLeod was born in 1977 in Sydney. She received her BFA from COFA, UNSW and her M.Teach from Sydney University. Since then, she has pursued a career in art teaching as well as her own drawing, painting and sculpture practice. Cara has further developed her work whilst travelling including studio time in Montreal and Paris and is spending 6 months in Berlin as part of the Frohsinn project.

Malin Neuman (1981) is an artist based in Stockolm, Sweden. Some of her current interests include participatory culture, vegan cooking, anarchist practices and the depths of the human soul. She is also a member of Interacting Arts, a group of artists and theorists based in Stockholm. For further information:

Kate Phillimore was born in Lindsay, California. She attended UC Santa Cruz for Literature and recently obtained an MA in Curatorial Practice at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Kate is currently living in London and working as an independant curator and co-editor of Golden Guns Investigations Publications.

Caris Reid was born in Washington D.C. in 1983. She graduated cum laude with a BFA from Boston University. She lives in Brooklyn, NY and is currently attending the Takt Kunstprojektraum Artist Residency in Berlin.

Kyla Ring is a born nomad. She began her journey in Wagga Wagga, Australia, 1975. She gathered her technical knowhow in animation and illustration from the University of Western Sydney. Recently she has carried her art paraphernalia, textiles, drawing and sculpture from Sydney to North America and Western Europe. She is currently based in a newly established artists run initiative, Frohsinn, in Prenzlauerberg, Berlin.

Louise Schrader
Born in Skanderborg, Denmark 1978
Lives and works in Berlin and Copenhagen
Graduated from The Funen Art Academy 2002-2008

Sabrina Small was born in Los Angeles, California in 1980. She studied creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University as well as Gastronomy at Boston University. She has been living and working as a cook in Berlin since 2007.

Jennifer Smith was born in 1979 in Portland, Maine, later moving across the country to Portland, Oregon to achieve her BA in Studio Art. She studied at The Slade in London as part of the Independent Studio Programme and recently completed a residency at the Takt Kunstprojektraum in Berlin. She currently lives and works in New York City where she creates installations about awkwardness and communication.

Kate Theodore (born 1981, England) studied philosophy MA, moved to London to paint and then completed a post graduate diploma in fine art at Cyprus College of Art. Theodore is currently living and working in Berlin creating installations at ´MY DOOR ORGAN`- project space at Old Brewery Friedrichshöne, Landsberger Allee 54, Berlin 10249.

Rose Umerlik is currently participating in the Takt Kunstprojektraum Artist Residency Program in Berlin where she is exploring text, line and the moving image as a supplement to her permanent studio practice on the seacoast of New Hampshire in the United States. Up until arriving in Berlin, Umerlik's artworks consisted of oil paintings on canvas that dealt with the formal concerns of color, form, line and printed imagery whose compositions were meant to communicate the collectivity of memory. But now, her explorations have expanded to include text and handwriting for their formal qualities and as a means of linking the action of writing with the collective interior dialogue. These words, stories, and gestures will act as a entry point for the viewer, to slowly disassemble human isolation and loneliness.

Liz Walsh resides in San Francisco, California. Her work often invlovles large interactive sculpture in conjunction with digital media such as video,animation and sound. In Berlin, Liz hopes to observe the idea of belonging to a place, particularly in observing how social groups form and exist.

Alexander Wright (b. 1975 Detroit) is an Emmy award winning documentary writer/producer from Detroit. His past subjects have ranged from sports to nature, as well as video collaborations with artists and musicians. He is currently working with Kathy Leisen in the Takt residency this July in Berlin.