Patrícia Šichmanová grew up in Bratislava, Slovakia where she completed her MFA at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in 2017. Her master project won third prize in international competition Stanislav Libensky Award, Prague. During 6 years of exploring possibilities of glass, she studied also Metal at Høgskolen i Sørost Norge, Rauland, Norway and glass and ceramic design at Häme University of Applied Sciences, Hämeenlinna, Finland. Drawing her inspiration from nature, the Nordic landscape made a big impact on her and consequently on her works. In 2016 she started internship in S12 Galleri og Verksted, where she created her master project and currently works. Her works were exhibited in group exhibitions in Europe.
Ata Turkoglu researched ways in which S12 can reach artists outside Europe and North America to recruit a more diverse group of artists for the Artist in Residence and Exhibition programs at S12. He also worked with current Artists in Residence to help us understand how to better facilitate artists in the future. Additionally, he communicated with the parents of children in our Sunday programs to help us better assess the successes and shortcomings of this government funded program.
Moonju Suh was volunteering as an assistant in S12 in the summer 2019. She is a MFA Glass student from Edinburgh College of Art.
Her background is in graphic Visual Design, with a particular focus on drawing characters. Most of her early works sought to give viewers a feeling of happiness and playfulness.
As of 2020, she is finishing in her MFA degree in Glass at Edinburgh College of Art. She is researching and experimenting in glass through blowing, casting, engraving, and coldworking techniques. Moonju expresses both playfulness as well as other contrasting emotional states through her glass work, by using a kitschy aesthetic, which was inspired from Kidult toy culture, that often obscures the darker tones within.
Katie Ukleja was an intern at S12 from October to December 2013. She has a BA in Art Theory from the College of Fine Arts—University of New South Wales, Australia (2013). In 2011 she was part of a group of students who visited the Istanbul and Venice Biennales where she participated in a unique course involving intensive on-site research. She has worked at galleries in Australia, England and now Norway. While working at S12 she was involved in all aspects of the gallery including planning and realising exhibitions and overseeing the gallery space. Katie has an interest in contemporary Indigenous art which she intends to focus on during her Masters studies.