Current Residents

Doğa Ünyaylar

“Acousmatic Painting”  50×70/ speaker placed on the canvas, 2022

Doğa is an Istanbul-based artist with a rich background in music and visual arts. Growing up in a family of musicians, she developed a deep appreciation for music, studying music theory and taking flute lessons during her formative years. However, it was her focus on graphic design and photography in high school that ignited her passion for visual arts.

Currently, Ünyaylar continues to push the boundaries of her artistic practice, delving into new realms of sound and its connection to different mediums. Through thought-provoking works, she invites viewers to contemplate the intricate relationships between art, sound, and their ever-evolving contexts. With a commitment to artistic exploration and a profound appreciation for both music and visual arts, Doga’s work resonates with audiences, offering a unique perspective on the convergence of creativity and expression.

Giovanni Blandino

Clay, glass, infesting plants, Iron, ladle, rhinestones, silicone, wine 150 x 180 x 120 cm 2022

Giovanni Blandino is an Italian visual artist who primarily works with sculpture and installation art. His practice explores the fragmentation and fragility of our stage capitalist and post-industrial society, using materials from garbage, both synthetic and organic. Blandino is interested in the influence of time on materials and sees them as instruments for anthropological and ethnological studies.

During his residency at Prisma AiR, Blandino plans to continue his exploration of living ecosystems and human interactions, focusing on the concept of connectivity and the ways in which it shapes our understanding of reality. He aims to create works that challenge our perceptions of space and time, using locally specific materials in unconventional ways. Blandino’s practice reflects the socio-political and cultural conditions of our times, and he is excited to develop site-specific works in Lisbon.

Past residents

Aline Weyel

‘Glorix’ video installation by Aline Weyel

Aline Weyel is a contemporary artist who explores the transient nature of time and the evolution of manmade objects. She uses various mediums, including photographs, videos, and drawings, to document the temporal processes she observes.

Weyel’s approach involves observation, reading, and “research-through-making.” She aims to find a medium that represents the content in the most direct form possible. Her working process is a kind of note-taking, an ongoing record of the passing moment—of time, decay, and motion—and she tries to reveal as much of this process as possible in the end result.

Olivia Vita

Olivia Vita in Studio, Prisma AiR, 2023

Olivia Vita is a Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary artist, whose artistic practice spans across mediums such as ink, acrylic, and printmaking techniques. Her work primarily focuses on exploring themes of identity, representation, and amplifying marginalized voices.

Her art reflects her commitment to using her practice as a means to inspire meaningful conversations, challenge perceptions, and promote social justice.

Helene Klug

Helene Klug, Prisma AiR, 2023

Helene Klug is a self-taught artist from Germany. Klug mostly uses a brush, palette knife, oil and acrylic colors, as well as texture paste. Klug’s art reflects abstract nude and face painting, being inspired mainly by the splendor of color during travels to tropical countries like Morocco and Sri Lanka. Her paintings express aesthetics, chaos, and complete color splendor.

Adèle Dewavrin

Adèle Dewarin, Prisma AiR, 2023

Adèle Dewavrin is a French writer who uses short stories and tales to reflect feelings about Dewavrin’s generation. Dewavrin published the first album for children in October 2022, called «La toute petit planète», telling the story of a little planet that wishes to become a house. The story was published by Les éditions prunelles, and illustrated by a Belgian cartoonist.

Karola Keusch

“Return to paradise- the leafs I am leaving behind”, La Massana Barcelona, 2022

Karola Keusch is a Swiss fashion designer currently based in Barcelona. Keusch uses methods of construction that come from fashion as well as from the preciousness that jewelry embodies, silicone, and textiles. She works with religious symbols and how they relate to the body, as well as exploring virtual and/or physical self-stand.

Mafalda Filipe

Mafalda Filipe, Prisma AiR, 2023

Mafalda FIlipe is a visual artist, who focuses mostly on painting, drawing, and tattooing. Developing a unique style, Filipe explores problems that are affecting the Portuguese community. Filipe creates provocative and activist work, using drawing style to talk about injustices and things that in the artist’s vision should change for the better.

Cecily Castro Pacheco

Image taken from Castro’s portfolio

Cecily Castro origins from the small Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, was raised in the United States, and currently is based in Lisbon. Castro is a visual artist who works with inks, colored pencils, and acrylics. The abstract work showcases the themes of self-development, growth, and spontaneity that have been sparked by immersion in life across different countries and cultures.

Rina Barbarić

Rina Barbarić, Prisma AiR, 2023

Rina Barbarić is a freelance graphic designer, illustrator, and visual artist from Croatia who mostly focuses on female sexuality. Apart from that, Barbarić is generally interested in the question of identity and belonging. Lately, Barbarić’s goal has been to address the question of female sexuality and the sea, since the sea itself is often seen through a female prism and female symbols. Barbarić combines them into one to get new elements guided by the idea of fusion, movement, dynamics, and constant change.

Fabienne Schackert

Fabienne Schackert, Prisma AiR, 2022

Fabienne Schackert, also known as „entwederoderbeides“ is a German photographer specializing in digital photography and incorporating writing into her creative process. With a background in PR, people, and music photography, she has developed her skills to capture the essence of her subjects and constantly evolve her craft. In her work, Schackert aims to go beyond the surface and capture the thoughts and feelings of her own and her subjects. Schackert approaches photography as a means of creating a connection with her audience, drawing them into her world and enabling them to experience emotions through her perspective.

Lovisa Frances Sandlund

Image taken during the Residency

Lovisa Sandlund is a Swedish-Australian multi-disciplinary artist specifying in glass art. Sandlund explores topics of consciousness and the mind. Sundlund uses painting techniques, shattered glass, UV printing, light, and photography on both mirrors and glass. Sundlund’s practice is driven by a desire to explore representations of the mind’s workings in artwork form.

Lara Ni Chuirrin

Image taken during the Residency

Lara Ni Chuirrin is an Irish writer and researcher who discusses issues of ecology, with a particular emphasis on urban ecology and environmental art. Chuirrin is interested in interrogating the ways in which humans conceptualise the natural world and its effects. Chuirrin’s field of research is Chuirrin’s own position within a Western neoliberal capitalist society, where the concept of “nature” has become abstracted and separated from humans.

Pollyanna Rosa de Souza Domont

Image taken during the Residency

Pollyanna Rosa Domont is a Brazilian dancer and psychologist. Domont was awarded for self-created contemporary solos in several national and international dance competitions, performing in Brazil and abroad. Dumont’s career path includes experiences with multiple teachers and choreographers from Brazil and overseas. Besides dancing, Domont contributed to the repertoire by creating different choreographic scenes.


Image taken during the Residency

LOVIVVV is a French artist who sees the practice as a multidisciplinary exploration through which it is possible to give shape to invisible energies, movements, and sensations. LOVIVVV uses multiple mediums, all linked to each other, in a constant back and forth: drawing, analog animation, music, and poetry. LOVIVVV’s interest is the exploration of movements and the body as a medium.

Andréa Grasso

Image taken during the Residency

Andréa Grasso is a muralist with a diverse background as a curator, project leader, and designer. Grasso is interested in all forms of socially-engaged processes, didactic art, and cross-disciplinary collaboration. In some more recent mural projects, Grasso has created large-scale translucent vinyl mosaic installations on window facades, expressing an interest in experimenting with light and shadow.

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