Introducing New SomoS Artist-In-Residence Amphi/Tryon

Intersectional postcolonial feminist artist/writer

01.08.2017   - 30.09.2017

SomoS is pleased to welcome multi-cultural writer and artist Amphi/Tryon for a condensed two-month residency from August to September 2017.

Educated at London School of Economics, Sciences Po Paris and University of Amsterdam, Amphi is well-versed in the topics of political economy, gender studies and literature. She has also organized a variety of cultural LGBTQ events and participated as a jury member to the Sciences Po contemporary art prize.

During her stay at SomoS, Amphi hopes to delve even deeper into her exploration of the relationship between art, politics, and spirituality with the completion of her most recent writing project. She will work to complete a feminist novel inspired by her admiration for the divine and sexuality as well as incorporate her views of intersectional feminism and her discontent with the lack of minority representation within both the Western and art worlds.

As Amphi states:

Feminism, postcolonial studies and political science all share the same characteristics: they are structured along complex concepts such as orientalism, intersectionality or political trilemma. These concepts allowed me to build independent and critical political positions. With these concepts, I developed a personal spiritual practice and I empowered myself intellectually, sexually and emotionally. It allowed me to connect with all individuals from very diverse social backgrounds. This spiritual awakening and intellectual realizations helped me to free myself from social conventions.

Amphi/Tryon, Artist’s Statement
Amphi/Tryon, spontaneous exercise, 2017, dim. variable, photo credits: Jean-Baptiste Baudot


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SomoS’ Artist-in-Residence Program offers cultivated, supportive and stimulating surroundings to international visiting artists, curators, researchers and academics wishing to realize an artistic project in Berlin. The residency, normally completed within three months, is focused on production, experience, critical discourse, networking, and local participation. Staying at SomoS, participants become a part of a thriving artistic community with an active exhibition and event program and will easily and swiftly become well-acquainted with the creative, networked city that is Berlin. More info about SomoS’ artist residencies