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IASPIS Kitchen Talk/Breakfast with current Iaspis grant holders Mary Ellen Carroll, Dale Harding and Sorawit Songsataya

Mary Ellen Carroll (USA)
Studio grant holder in Stockholm 1 May – 31 July 2018.

Conceptual artist Mary Ellen Carroll (MEC, studios) lives and works in New York City. Her work occupies the disciplines of architecture/design and public policy, writing, performance and film. Her ongoing projects, The Circle Game in Dubai, prototype 180.org and PUBLIC UTILITY 2.0 for example, stand at the intersection of conceptual art, architecture, public policy, and legislation.

Carroll frequently works with unsuspecting materials that range from trademarks and the law to public policy and land use or the lack thereof in Houston, as in the case with prototype 180. Or, the international and non-visible real estate of radio spectrum for Public Utility 2.0 as a form of 21st century land art, albeit for the airwaves.

Teaching, lecturing and public presentations in architecture and land use policy are an important part of Carroll’s work and educational institutions have included architecture and public policy programs at DAI, Arnhem, Netherlands, Yale University, Rice University, Columbia University in New York, Sheffield University-UK, University of California at Irvine, Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea, Watermill Center and the DIA Art Foundation amongst others.
Carroll has received numerous awards and honors, and her work is in public and private collections internationally.


Dale Harding (AUS)
Studio grant holder in Stockholm 2 May – 27 July 2018.

Dale Harding was born in 1982 in Moranbah, Australia and is currently based in Brisbane, Australia. He is a descendent of the Bidjara, Ghungalu and Garingbal peoples of Central Queensland. Working in a wide variety of media, Harding is recognised for works that explore the untold histories of his communities.

Recently, he has been investigating the social and political realities experienced by members of his family who lived under government control in Queensland, with a focus on his matrilineal elders. Recent work exhibited at QAGOMA and Milani Gallery explores ideas of cultural continuum.

In 2017 his work featured in Documenta 14, “Learning from Athens”, as well as the National Indigenous Australian Triennial, held at the National Gallery of Australia, and in “The National” at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The first book on his work, “Dale Harding: Body of Objects”, was published by Griffith University in 2017. In 2015 the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane presented a solo exhibition of Harding’s work titled “White Collared”. In September 2016 Harding participated in the 11th Gwangju Biennale, curated by Maria Lind, and in 2018 will exhibit in her curated exhibition “Soon Enough” at Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm.

Sorawit Songsataya (NZL)
Studio grant holder in Stockholm 3 April – 29 July 2018.

Sorawit Songsataya is a Thai-born artist who lives and works in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (Auckland, New Zealand). His work often makes practical use of computer softwares and organic material to explore simultaneous relations in materiality and beliefs imbued in diverse cultural milieux. His recent projects expand on various handcraft skills and new media while considering social layers of his home country and Aotearoa. Songsataya was the recent artist in resident at New Zealand’s prestigious Parehuia, McCahon House in Titirangi, Auckland.
His recent exhibitions include: Step-Sister, Mikro gallery, Zürich (2018); Art and Shop, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm (2018); Soon Enough: Art in Action, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm (2018); Starling, Artspace, Auckland (2018); Cabinets of Curiosities, Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland (2017); Acting Out, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington (2017); Dark Objects, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington (2017); Potentially Yours: The Coming Community, Artspace, Auckland (2016); The Non-living Agent, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland (2016).

Breakfast is served. Please note! Limited seats. Please RSVP to lm@iaspis.se by the latest 16 July.