Temple Bar Gallery + Studios announces recipients of HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme) residency. This year, TBG+S and HIAP have selected the Irish- based Artist Barbara Knezevic and Finnish artist Hanna Husberg as the recipients of the exchange residency. In May and June 2015, Barbara Knezevic will spend six weeks at the HIAP residency facility on the Island of Suomenlinna, just outside of the city of Helsinki .In addition to this, Hanna Husberg will spend July and August in Dublin, working from a studio at TBG+S.

Temple Bar Gallery+ Studios and HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme) are now entering their ninth year of partnership. Since the partnership began in 2007, TBG+S and HIAP have supported a total of 15 artists and curators from Ireland and Finland to undertake new creative work in the cities of Dublin and Helsinki through an exchange programme. Now a well-established opportunity, the TBG+S and HIAP exchange fosters opportunities for Irish artists to gain experience and contacts internationally.

The TBG+S and HIAP International Studio Programme is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, The Finnish Institute, London, The Embassy of Finland, Dublin and FRAME – The Finnish Fund for Art Exchange and Dublin City Council.

Barbara Knezevic was born in Sydney, Australia and lives and works in Dublin. She attended the Sydney College of the Arts (Bachelor Visual Arts) and National College of Art and Design, Dublin (Master of Fine Art). Recent exhibitions include Temple Bar Gallery and Studios are Dead, TBG+S, Dublin (2013) Where exists a remnant, The Dock, Carrick on Shannon (2013); Future Perfect - We are here, Rubicon Projects, Brussels (2013);This must be the place, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (2013);Whitewashing the Moon, Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2012); Gracelands, Circling the Square (2012);Plastic Art, RUA Red (2012); After the Future, eva International Biennial of Art (2012). Forthcoming exhibitions include On Curating Histories, curated by Kate Strain (2014) and a solo exhibition, Ultra at The LAB, Dublin City Council, Dublin (April 2014)

Hanna Husberg (b.1981, Finland) is a Stockholm-based artist. She graduated from ENSB-A, Paris in 2007, and is currently a Phd in Practice candidate at the academy of fine arts Vienna. Through a practice of audiovisual and installation projects she investigates how we perceive, and relate to our environment in times of anthropogenic climate change. Together with Laura McLean she conceived the Contingent Movements Archive and Symposium (Maldives Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale / Adapting in the Anthropocene, UNESCO, Paris, 2013-14) Other recent projects include Human Meteorology (Galleri Mejan, Stockholm / Chateau de Chamarande, 2012) and Being with (CEEAC, Strasbourg, 2015). Hanna is also a participant of Frontiers in Retreat, a research platform in Multidisciplinary Approaches to Ecology in Contemporary Art coordinated by HIAP, Helsinki