12.04.18 – 12.10.18
The young Russian artist Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov has been selected as the first Vroman Fellow by the Vroman Foundation and the Van Eyck. Fedotov-Fedorov will start his six-month work period at the Jan van Eyck Academie - part of the Van Eyck - in April and will develop new work at the intersection of art and science.
Fedotov-Fedorov uses the language, and aesthetics of the natural sciences, museums of natural history and laboratories. An important theme in his work is existential loneliness. He often uses biological materials and technics, (e.g. images of ants and anthills, entomological collections cell structures and biological processes). Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov has been selected for this fellowship because of his versatile research and its visual potency.
The Van Eyck received no less than 126 applications for this work period. An indication that the multidisciplinary approach of the fellowship appeals to artists from all over the globe.
The Vroman Fellowship is a collaboration between the Vroman Foundation and the Van Eyck. In the spirit of the multitalented Leo Vroman (1915–2014), the Vroman Fellowship provides an artist/scientist/writer/poet with a six-month working period at the Jan van Eyck Academie. The Vroman fellow can further develop his/her work in the Van Eyck’s multidisciplinary thinking, living, and working environment.