Events | Meet The Artists

Villa Aurora | August 12, 2023 | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM (PDT)


Open house and presentation with our current fellows: Nieves de la Fuente (Visual Artist), Monika Orpik (Visual Artist), Emre Dündar (Composer), Sergey Khismatov (Composer) and Anna Korsun (Composer).

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Throughout the day

Sergey Khismatov

ROTONDA (2022, ca. 25’ / Loop)
The piece is based on hundreds of videos of squeaky doors, recorded by different people around the world. All the videos have been edited together without altering the original audio.
Projection in our garage studio

Anna Korsun
Performed at Bergbau Technik Park in 2020
Audio piece in our garage studio

Nieves de la Fuente

Interactive browser experience for Chrome and Firefox, duration variable, color, sound, English and Spanish
The experience will be displayed on a computer in the second floor

Nieves de la Fuente

ODD//FOES (2023)
Augmented Reality experience for IOS and Android. Duration variable, color, sound.
The different “crashed” objects can be discovered inside and outside the Villa. Please bring you own cell phone, you will need mobile internet and a QR scanner

Monika Orpik
Photobook; slideshow; choir recording (composed by Szymon Wójcik)
Display on a computer in the second floor

5:30 pm

with Sergey Khismatov, Anna Korsun, Nieves de la Fuente, Monika Orpik and Emre Dündar in our salon

6 pm
Emre Dündar

in our salon 


Visual Artist
Image: private

Nieves de la Fuente

Nieves de la Fuente was born in Madrid, Spain and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. From 2013 to 2016, she studied at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne where she completed her postgraduate studies. In 2018, she began working as an art research assistant at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and later at the Academy of Fine Arts Burg Giebichenstein Halle (Saale).


Visual Artist
Image: private

Monika Orpik

Monika Orpik was born in 1997 in Poland. She’s currently pursuing her MA degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg. Orpik’s methodology involves working with specialists across various disciplines e.g. composers, anthropologists and linguists to allow for a space of interaction and exchange of knowledge. Her research focuses on unnamed things, moments undepicted in images, and the collapse of meaning caused by the use of inadequate language. Further she is interested in stories often omitted from mainstream historical records and the misuse of classification processes that impacts the narrative gaps. In her work she investigates methods used to describe experiences often named as those unspeakable or unspoken within the subject of war, violence and trauma. She incorporates photography, book making, text and sound in her work.

Image: Christine Fenzl

Emre Dündar

Emre Dündar is a composer, pianist, improviser, and academic scholar based in Berlin who is originally from Istanbul. Dündar composes his work in line with his ever-changing interests and curiosities which are all related to the concept of narrativity in its broadest sense. As a composer he decides on how to apply composition related techniques within an aesthetical-rhetorical context that he identifies with each individual creation. Depending on the context, he uses various compositional techniques, ranging from polystylism to serialism, extended modal material, spectralism, and even traditional tonality.



Composer and Multimedia Artist
Image: Helge Mundt

Sergey Khismatov

Sergey Khismatov was born in St. Petersburg. Khismatov did his post graduate education at the European University in St. Petersburg and in 2010 - 2012 he attended the composition seminars of Moritz Eggert in Munich. Today he works as a composer and a multimedia artist.

Composer, Performer and Teacher
Image: private

Anna Korsun

Anna Korsun was born in Ukraine and completed her compositional education at the Kyiv National Academy of Music, the University of Music, and the  Theatre Munich. Today she works as composer, performer and teacher in Germany as well as around the globe. Korsun’s work focuses on a variety of  different formations that vary from solo to orchestra and include acoustic instruments, voice, electronics, and  sounding objects. Her work incorporates visual art, theater, dance and literature.


Villa Aurora
520 Paseo Miramar
Los Angeles, CA 90272
Admission is free
RSVP mandatory here.

Street Parking is available on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle service starts from Los Liones Drive, off Sunset Boulevard two blocks North East of Pacific Coast Highway. Please do not park in the Topanga State Park Lot!


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