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Prune Phi, Mask 1 (projet Hang Up), 2020 photographs, stickers for motorbikes Supported by the Ateliers Médicis,the French Institute of Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City

Prune Phi

15 May to 02 July 2024
Prune Phi, Mask 1 (projet Hang Up), 2020 photographs, stickers for motorbikes Supported by the Ateliers Médicis,the French Institute of Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City

at Glasgow Sculpture Studios in partnership with the Centre for Contemporary Arts - Scotland

Prune Phi photographer and visual artist, lives and works in Marseille. She currently is in residency at Artagon. After studying Fine Arts and graduating with a Masters in Artistic Creation, Theory and Mediation, she completed a one-year residency at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design in the UK before integrating the École nationale supérieure de la photographie in Arles, whereby she graduated with a masters in photography in 2018.

Her work has been shown at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles (2018), Festival Circulation(s) (2019), La Villette in Paris for the exhibition “100%” (2021), the Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) for “Photo Hanoï” (2021), the Minnesota Museum of American Art (2021-22), as part of the festival Parallèle in Marseille (2022) or at the Salon de Montrouge (2022). She completed a residency with the French Institute in Vietnam for “Villa Saïgon” (2020), and participated in “Création en Cours” with the Ateliers Médicis (2020) where her work was awarded with the “Ateliers Médicis” prize (2021). Her project “Appel manqué” is published by Filigranes.

About the residency

In 2022, Glasgow Sculpture Studios (GSS) and Triangle-Astérides celebrated the 10th anniversary of their Residency Exchange programme.

Established in 2012, the residency exchange is designed for artists at a pivotal point in their career who have not had major institutional support or the opportunity to develop work abroad. The programme enables Glasgow-based artists and creative practitioners to work, share practice, and learn new skills in France, while facilitating the reciprocal experience for artists based in Marseille to travel to Glasgow and experience the cultural landscape of Scotland.

The partnership between GSS and Triangle-Astérides developed from Glasgow and Marseille’s designation as twin cities in 2006. Both organisations have a history of making culture a centrepiece of life within their cities. Based in former industrial hubs, GSS and Triangle-Astérides share similar objectives, challenges, and working contexts. Both organisations underpin the creative communities of their respective cities through nurturing a supportive and diverse artistic community and providing access to access to artist studios, high-quality production facilities, and cultural networks.

As we continue into another decade of the Residency Exchange Programme, we have formalised the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) as partners in the project. The CCA team have long been supporters of this programme in a variety of ways; through studio visits, in-kind support, and working with the incoming artists from Marseille to present public outcomes from their residency as part of CCA’s Open Source Programme, we are excited to continue to acknowledge and embed this support in our exchange programme.

As organisations, GSS and CCA complement each other well; with GSS able to offer the space and resources to make work, and CCA offering the space and means to share work in addition to offering their Artist Flat as accommodation. Through working in partnership and combining our skills, resources, and expertise as organisations we’re able to provide an enhanced offer to artists from Marseille that will ensure they are well positioned to make the most of creative ecology of Glasgow.

About Glasgow Sculpture Studios

Glasgow Sculpture Studios is home to a vibrant community of artists working in contemporary sculptural practice.
We are the largest art production facility in Scotland, with specialist workshops in metalwork, woodwork, plaster, resin, ceramics and digital fabrication. We also provide studio space for artists working in these media and more, exploring what sculpture means today.

We have a technical team who provide support to workshop users and we run a specialist fabrication service, making work for a variety of clients in the arts, architecture and design.

Access is at the heart of everything we do. As well as providing affordable access to specialist skills and production space for professional artists and makers, we share our facilities and creative and technical skills with wider groups of people through our learning and engagement programme.

We build and strengthen relationships between our artists, our communities, and our local partners and aim to provide services that are meaningful, relevant and responsive to the needs of all of our users.

We are located at the Whisky Bond on the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal. As the anchor tenant in the building and one of the first arts organisations to move into the area we continue to play an important role in developing this vibrant creative industries hub in North Glasgow. We are active members of the Canal Co-operative, a network of local organisations established to work collectively to unlock the potential of the Glasgow Canal area and create a vibrant neighbourhood for people to live, work and visit.

GSS also has strong links with similar organisations across the country, and we are a member of Scotland’s Workshops.

About The Centre for Contemporary Arts

The Centre for Contemporary Arts, on Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street, has hosted visual art, film, performance, festivals and literature since 1992. Previously home to The Third Eye Centre, the building is steeped in history and the organisation has played a key role in the cultural life of the city for decades. CCA presents national and international contemporary art in our gallery space, as well as commissioning and hosting new projects in our online space, CCA Annex, and providing the Intermedia gallery space for emerging artists. CCA hosts cultural events year-round on an open source model, sharing our building and resources with artists, individuals, and organisations to create a citizen-led programme. CCA is also home to Glasgow Seed Library, an extensive Archive and the Creative Lab, a space to provide residencies for creators.

CCA are committed to supporting artists to develop new work. We offer a programme of residencies in our Creative Lab and other spaces at CCA, as well as the use of our Artist Flat. CCA has an artist’s flat on the third floor overlooking Scott Street. It is a small space but allows us to host residencies with minimal accommodation costs. Creative Lab residents coming from further afield can often use this space.