Suzon Fuks / Australia
Granted from July until September 2017
Suzon Fuks is an artist bridging art, science and the environment, using body-based practices, the moving image, photography and interactive technologies. suzonfuks.net
Suzon was born in Brussels, where she trained in dance, theatre and music at Lilian Lambert Academy (69-76) and completed her Masters in Visual Arts at La Cambre (79-84), a school formed on the Bauhaus philosophy, examining how different artistic disciplines inform each other. She has lived in Australia since 1996.
Suzon has been Co-Artistic Director of the multi-arts organisation Igneous since its inception in 97 with James Cunningham, her long-term collaborator. Multi-award-winner, she also received the prestigious Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship and Copeland Fellowship.
She initiated and founded the online platform Waterwheel, dedicated to water issues. http://water-wheel.net 1,500 artists, scientists, activists, teachers & youth from 34 countries and 81 locations took part in the project, which is archived since mid-2016. In 2015, she was a facilitator of the 30,000+ visitors to Marina Abramovic’s installation “In Residence” in Sydney.
"Suzon Fuks and James Cunningham have been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Suzon Fuks is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland."
The Starnberg artist Carlotta Brunetti and the Munich curator Cornelia Oßwald-Hoffmann met Suzon Fuks and James Cunningham in 2009 at the Villa Waldberta, and since that time they have been creatng projects with them. They worked together on the art project "Overflow"; Jarek Lustych was also invited to participate in this project. The results of this collaboration will be shown, just to name two dates and locations, in July and August 2018 at Müllersches Volksbad and Domagk-Halle.