Short presentations by the artists
Sometimes I collect stones or moose poo. Sometimes I go through art reviews with a fine tooth comb. Sometimes I draw. Sometimes I walk through a shopping centre with my dog off the leash. During or after performing these concrete actions I reflect on my work and my own position in relation to the structure of society or my conception of the world in which I find myself. The reflection often leads to a verbalisation about the whole process and becomes a visible part of the work. I use different media, but mostly text and film. I am interested in how power is constructed, exercised and maintained, and how different hierarchical systems work. And since I’m in the system called “the art world” I have, in some of my works, tried to understand its complex nature.
I hold a Master’s degree from Konstfack, the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, and a Bachelor’s degree from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. I have exhibited at, among others: Studio 17, Husby Konsthall, ABF-Huset, Kjarvalstaðir, Skövde kulturhus, Skövde Konstmuseum, the Gothenburg Museum of Art, the City of Gothenburg’s Municipal Library, Liljevalchs’ Spring Salon and Skaraborgssalongen.
is a wanderer and conceptual multidisciplinary artist, living currently in Vienna. In her art based research projects, she uses concepts of psychogeography (the study of the laws and specifics effects of the geographical environment on the emotions and behavior of individuals) to explore our relationship to inner and domestic spaces. Principles of 'colour and light therapy' often underline the interactive nature of her installations.
With a characteristic economy of means (her work often builds on the recurrence of mundane objects, such as ropes, post-it notes or sheets of copier paper), Boukhari creates sensorial and participatory installations which engage the body as well as the mind. Despite the focus on the body and space, language is playing an essential role in her work, and drawing the audience into complicity with it. Like the body, language is both personal and the basic prevalence of public relations.
In the last five years, Boukhari is working in her art based research project on the idea of “the Mind Wanders” where she created the term “Wanderism” and announced it as “State of mind”.
Nisrine Boukhari (b. 1980) studied Sculpture in the faculty of fine arts in Damascus university , finished her M.A. in social design at Angewandte Kunst WIen (university of applied arts Vienna) where she is also continuing her PhD since September 2014. She is pursuing her art based sociopolitical research internationally where she had artist residency in MAWA mentoring artists women's art Winnipeg/Canada, NKDALE art center Norway, Art Omi in NYC, and many other residencies also. She exhibited her work internationally and locally (AllArtNow festival for Contemporary arts, Traces, Magnetism, Here I Stand). In 2008, she participated in one of Triangle workshop (Shatana) Jordan, in Amsterdam Biennial in 2009 and got the honorable award in Asian Art Biennale of Bangladesh. Beside her artistic career Boukhari is a co-founder for AllArtNow the first and only independent contemporary art organisation in Damascus.
Her work has been selected for exhibitions like young and radical, React Feminism, Arab Short Film and sanctioned array.
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Lives and works in Barcelona and Oslo. She teaches currently at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway and HEAD Genève, Switzerland; and she is co-director of Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, Paris.
She has represented Spain at the Venice Biennale in 2011 and was present again in the Venice Biennale 2013 (collateral events). This year 2015 she is part of the 56th International Art Exhibition.
She took part in dOCUMENTA(13) and other international events such as Münster Sculpture Projects in 2007, Sydney Biennale 2008 and Sao Paulo Biennale 2010.
She has exhibited in museums such as the Macba, Barcelona (2003), MNCARS, Madrid (2005), MUSAC, León (2005), SMAK, Gent (2006) and GfZK, Leipzig (2007). She had solo projects at Galeria Civica di Trento, Index Stockholm and Kunsthalle Bern.
Her work is largely performative and deals with issues related to community and individuality in contemporary society, exploring the political potential of marginal positions, paying homage to eccentric characters and antiheroes. These eccentric characters have often been the center of her film projects, such as The Deviant Majority (2010) and The Joycean Society (2013).
She is currently working on a new film and an exhibition at the Power Plant, Toronto.
(Lisa Gideonsson, born 1986 and Gustaf Londré, born 1985 live and work in Stockholm).
GIDEONSSON/LONDRÉ research various structured circumstances for working in, where the individual subject can be contravened both individually and together with others. What results from this process is called the third, like a co-worker who is brought forth by suggestion; a person who is assumed to be present but who does not exist. Their method of working consists of private experiments, public performances, interventions and installations.
The boundary between work and leisure functions as an artistic platform on which GIDEONSSON/LONDRÉ act in order to complicate the dividing line. They treat all of their presence as activity and interest themselves in the frictions and mergings that take place when everything can be found on the same level.
The greater the influence on daily life, the more important the isolation, parallel movements forwards and backwards. These isolated conditions are investigated by means of repetitive structures without a preordained product. Without limits to the activity the outer aspects become essential interfering moments in the constructed situation.
The more we restructure, the more we become caught up in the dust. Based on an oscillation between exhaustion and recovery, GIDEONSSON/LONDRÉ work with different experiences of time and of how different rhythms dictate mental and physical activity. By means of texts, readings and bodily compositions they investigate these temporal rhythms. Everything happens in a constant exchange, changes character and is handed on all the while that it answers for new contexts.
GIDEONSSON/LONDRÉ was founded in 2009 and received a master’s exam from Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Art in 2014. They have also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Selected exhibitions and residencies: Skaftfell, Iceland; Maria Bonnier-Dahlin stipendiaries exhibition, Stockholm; Moderna Bar, Stockholm; Galleri Nordenhake, Stockholm; Bodrum Biennale, Turkey; ZK/U, Berlin; Æringur, Iceland.
Henrik Lund Jørgensen
Henrik Lund Jørgensen works with video/film, performance, photography, installation and text. The point of departure for his work is an examination of moving and still images, how they are perceived and the effect they have. Lund Jørgensen explores, in a thematic fashion, how Western identity is based on a definition of the Other and how this view is reproduced in images. His work is based on narratives reminiscent of movies and documentaries, but instead of simplifying he creates complex stories that correspond to the complexity of the themes.
Henrik Lund Jørgensen received his MFA in 2005 from the Art Academy in Malmö, where he lives and works. He has also a BA in photography and an MA in film. Recently he has lectured on the MA programme “Processes of Filmmaking” at Valand Academy, Film, University of Gothenburg.
Silo Studio is the London based design collaboration of Attua Aparicio (Spain, 1981) and Oscar Wanless (UK, 1979), who formed the partnership while studying on the Design Products course at the Royal College of Art (2009 – 2011).
Coming from backgrounds in engineering and design, the core of Silo’s work is to look at industrial processes and materials, bringing them into the studio to develop. By adopting a hands-on approach, which they refer to as ‘Handmade hi-tech’, they aim to discover possibilities that the production line does not see, developing the expressive potential in industrial materials. A mix of craft and technology.
Silo has been awarded with The Jerwood Makers open 2015, and was nominated for Designs of the Year 2012 at Design Museum London.
Silo had two solo shows: ‘Forms Follow Function: Experiments in textile moulding’ at Marsden Woo Gallery and ‘Plastic Alchemy’ at So Far, The Future, both in London. Also has taken part in numerous national and international group shows. In Sweden they include work in the exhibition the future is handmade, at Kalmar konstmuseum and took part of Örnsbergs Seminar 2013 and of Örnsbergsauktionen 2013 and 2014.
Silo is very involved in education, teaching regularly at UAL London and Bath Spa University. They also run workshops for Boisbuchet, the Design Museum, The V&A museum, The Saturday Art and Design Club and many design universities in UK and Spain.
HAY, Bloomberg, Wallpaper Magazine, Fiorucci Art Trust, are among Silo’s clients.
(b. 1981 in Garphyttan, Sweden, lives and works in Berlin, Germany)
The foundation of Sara Wallgren’s art is drawing and sound. She is fascinated by the physical properties of the material, its constraints and possibilities. Her work has often focused on the communication that occurs between creators, artworks and viewers in which the artwork becomes the bearing language. Expectations are fundamental in her working process. Her own, which arise during the process, as well as the viewer’s expectations of the image. What it brings with it, communicates or how it appears. She is often looking for ambivalence. Her drawings may appear differently depending the viewer’s distance to the work. She utilizes mishaps and misunderstandings that arise. What the viewer projects and expects of what they see or hear is central in her work. Her art is very much about both presenting and at the same time concealing information. Nothing is ever just one thing or is only present on one level at a time. It is based on questions and a fascination with the lines that separate phenomena, communication, media and language.
Sara Wallgren studied at the Malmö Art Academy and received a Masters degree in 2010. She spent one term at the Cooper Union School of Fine Art in New York. Since graduating she has exhibited at, among others, Magnus Åklundh in Malmö, Anna Thulin in Stockholm, Martin Bryder in Lund, the Museum of Drawings in Laholm, Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation exhibition at Bonniers konsthall and Bror Hjorths hus in Uppsala.