Gary Farrelly, Director for Administrative Heritage and Self-Inventory, OJAI SUD
(born 1983) is an Irish artist based in Brussels.
His practice includes drawing, collage, mail art and performance.
The work ranges in subject matter from architecture and
administration to personal inventory and cartography. Autonomy
and agency are recurring themes.
Farrelly studied fine art at the National College of Art and Design
(NCAD) in Dublin, graduating in 2006. After graduation he lived and
worked for extended periods in Paris and Dallas where he was artist in
residence at Galerie W and The University of Texas, respectively.
Exhibition highlights include Museum of Contemporary Textile Art
(Tournai), Museum of Contemporary Art (Banja Luka), Parking Projects
(Tehran), Central Trak (Dallas), Crawford Municipal Art Gallery (Cork),
Royal Institute of Architects (Dublin) and CBGB 313. Collaborative
initiatives include a feature length film project with fellow Irish
artist Oisin Byrne. He is currently pursuing post-graduate studies at
the LUCA School of Arts in Brussels.
Chris Dreier, Director for Finance and Systemic Risk, OJAI NORD
(born 1961) comes from Wuppertal, Germany and has been
based in Berlin for the last three decades.
Her pinhole photographic work revolves around subjects of change, decay
and war. The work often encompasses images of endangered architectural
structures and neglected post-war modernity. In recent years she has been
researching the global financial system with a focus on the crisis of 2008.
The research manifests in photography, installation, tapestry and painting.
Her fascination with architecture and economics is also consistently
evident in her video work and noise music practice.
Chris Dreier is a graduate of Visual Communications from Berlin's
University of Art (UDK). In the nineteen eighties she was a member of
experimental music group Die Tödliche Doris. She continues to produce
experimental music with band projects Burqamachines, Spade Love and
Dexia Defunct. Her visual artwork has been exhibited widely in Germany
and beyond including institutional shows at The Museum of Contemporary Art
(Wroclaw, Poland), New Mexico History Museum (Santa Fe) and Centre d'art
Contemporaine (Brest, France). The work is represented in Berlin by Galerie
Laura Mars and in Wuppertal by Galerie Grölle.