Artists in Residence 2015
Emre Sihan Kaleli is a Turkish composer. He obtained a BA in composition at the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan (2010) and an MA at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (2012). His teachers and mentors include Richard Ayres, Willem Jeths, Joël Bons, Peter Adriaansz, and Wim Henderickx. Emre had the opportunity of working closely with the Omnibus Ensemble (Uzbekistan), the Convergence Ensemble (Georgia) and Nieuw Ensemble (The Netherlands) which had a great impact on his artistic development. From 2012 to 2014, he was the artistic director's assistant at Nieuw Ensemble. He received a honourable mention at Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2013 and was awarded with Gargonza Arts Award in 2015. Currently, he is engaged in a two-year collaboration project with Ensemble Modelo62 while pursuing a post-master's course in composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (Austria) under the guidance of Beat Furrer.
René Kersting, born 1989 in Düsseldorf, first started on architecture at the Peter Behrens School of Architecture in Düsseldorf. Since 2013 he has been studying Baukunst with Karl-Heinz Petzinka and Max Dudler at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.
Tobias Nink, born 1985 in Moers, started his sculptoring sculpture course at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in Prof. Anthony Cragg's class. In 2013 he was named 'Meisterschüler' (master student). He then moved on to Prof. Richard Deacon, where he obtained the 'Akademiebrief' in 2015.
Lilian Peter, born 1981 in Munich, studied piano at the academy of music while still attending high school, later philosophy and musicology, for a while also Ancient Greek philology, in Vienna, Tübingen and Heidelberg (M.A. in 2009), and completed a second M.A. in literature in Leipzig. She was a fellow of the 2013/14 literary translation exchange scholarship between Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig and the Writing Program at Columbia University, New York City. A philosophy lecturer as well as a freelance writer and translator, Lilian mostly lives in Berlin. Publications appeared in magazines and anthologies.