Acme Studios — Ignaz Cassar

Supporting Artists since 1972

Ignaz Cassar

Sugarhouse Work/Live Residency Programme

Ignaz Cassar is a London based writer and artist. He completed his doctoral research at the University of Leeds in England, in which he explored the phenomenology of photography in relation to the spaces and temporalities of photographic production. More recently, his research has revolved around the dynamics between educational politics, the knowledge economy and art practice.

Ignaz studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, with Austrian photographer, Margherita Spiluttini, and received a studentship for postgraduate studies in photography by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. He has lectured in aesthetics at the University of Leeds and Goldsmiths, University of London, and in photographic theory at Nottingham Trent University. His work has been published in journals such as Parallax, Photographies, Journal of Visual Arts Practice, and Philosophy of Photography. In 2010 he was artist in residence at the Centre International d’Accueil et d’Échanges des Récollets in Paris.

Sugarhouse Work/Live Residency Programme
Based on the model of the Fire Station programme, the Sugarhouse Work/Live Residency Programme was designed in response to the lack of affordable space in London for artists to work and live in. The project was developed in partnership with Solon Co-operative Housing Services and the Boss Group and received funding from the Housing Corporation and Stratford Development Partnership.