Hislop Dominic

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United Kingdom
Born in Scotland. He lives and works in Berlin and Edinburgh. He studied art at colleges in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Baltimore. He lived in Budapest, Hungary for 2 years (1996/98) where he made a number of site-specific street interventions and initiated Big Hope, a collaborative project group formed together with Miklos Erhardt. Big Hope were active until 2005 creating participative projects that aimed to investigate a social issue pertinent to the local context in which they were to be exhibited (e.g. urban demographic shifts, alternative economies, immigration), and employed dialogue and creative participation by 'non-artists' as part of the project's process. The projects often culminated in the setting up of a particular event, public intervention or exhibition, using interdisciplinary installations that included wall painting, sculpture, photography, video and interactive new media. His recent solo output has followed and developed this engaged and documentary tendency, but has also consisted of works that take a turn towards more personal reflections on political issues using performance to camera, autobiographic text or digitally manipulated photo collage, often incorporating references from his interest in music. Individual and group works have been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas (2009); at the Akademie der K√ľnste in Berlin (2004); at the Goethe Institute in Budapest (2004); at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin (2004) and at Torino Bieniale of Young Art in Turin (2002). (source: http://www.bighope.hu/dominic/art/index.html) (2011)
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