RESIDENTS OF NORDIC-BALTIC MOBILITY PROGRAMME CULTURE 2016-2017
Ulvi Haagensen (Estonia/Australia) is a visual artist. She was born in Sydney, Australia and trained as a visual artist in Sydney. Now she lives and works in Tallinn, Estonia. Ulvi Haagensen has been exhibiting since 1990. Her work straddles the grey area between drawing, sculpture and illusion, and focuses on the everyday and the domestic. Ulvi Haagensen has had a number of solo exhibitions and her work has been shown in Australia, Estonia, Korea, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Sweden. Most recent exhibitions have also included a performative aspect, where artist has drawn publically on the walls and floor of the gallery during the exhibition. Read more about the artist http://ulvihaagensen.weebly.com/ Photo – The Cleaner – drawing performance, Ronneby Kulturcentrum Konsthall, Sweden, 2015
Zane Cerpina (Latvia/Norway) and Stahl Stenslie (Norway) – “The Anthropocene Cookbook: eating for our future survival” is an artistic research project investigating the future cuisine of humanity. To sustain the soon-to-be 9 billion global population we cannot count on Mother Earth’s resources anymore. The project investigates the most innovative and speculative ideas about new foods within the field of arts, design, science & technology. The project rethinks our eating traditions, challenges food taboos and proposes new recipes for survival in times of dark-ecological catastrophes. This takes form of public food experiments, cooking performances and discussion evenings. The culmination of the project is an Anthropocene Feast in the Cesis Livonian castle where the public will be invited to eat the last dragon on the earth. Website: www.anthropocenecookbook.wordpress.com
Zane Cerpina (Norway/Latvia) is Oslo based artist working within emerging media, focusing on the themes of the Anthropocene, environmental awareness, ecological criticism, interactive technologies and embodied experiences. She is educated in Art and Technology at Aalborg University, Denmark. She has recently presented her works and taken part in such international venues as ISEA (CA, HK), Dark Ecology (NO/RU), STRAND (RS), Bodily Matters Conference (UK). In 2016 she was an artist in residence at V2, Institute for Unstable Media in Rotterdam, Netherlands. She works as creative manager at PNEK (Production Network for Electronic Art, Norway) and an editor and designer at EE Experimental Emerging Art Norway – online and printed magazine. Read more about the artist – www.bezane.net
Stahl Stenslie (Norway) works as an artist, curator and researcher specializing in experimental media art, interactive experiences and disruptive technologies. His artworks challenge ordinary ways of perceiving the world. Through his practice he asks the questions we tend to avoid – or where the answers lie in the shadows of existence. Keywords of his practice are somaesthetics, unstable media, transgression and numinousness. The technological focus in his works is on the art of the recently possible – such as i) panhaptic communication on Smartphones, ii) somatic and immersive soundspaces, and iii) open source, disruptive design for disruptive technologies such as low cost 3D print of functional and lethal art-weaponry. He has a PhD on Touch and Technologies from The School of Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway. Currently he is teaching and researching as a professor in Art & Technology at Aalborg University, Denmark. Read more about the artist – www.stenslie.net
Daniel Rydh / Anna Sörenson (Sweden)
Daniel Rydh and Anna Sörenson have worked as an artist duo since 2014. Artists build site-specific installations centered on nature and architecture. They create temporary installation in nature, a project called ”Environmental Ephemerals”, and permanent installation both in commercial venues and public spaces. Artists work site specific, looking for the characteristics of the milieu they are in, pursuing a method of aesthetic anthropology.
Daniel Rydh studied fine art at Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht in The Netherlands and pedagogy at Umeå University in Sweden. Anna Sörenson received her BFA from Umeå Art Academy and MFA from Pratt Institute, New York, supported by her Fulbright Scholarship. In 2014 she graduated from a.pass, a yearlong post-master program in performance art in Brussels, Belgium. Rydh /Sörenson have been invited artists-in-residence in Bains Connective, Bryssel, Belgium, Laboratory Spokane, USA and Tjørnuvík Artist House in Faroe Islands.They have been exhibited in Ten Weyngaert, the gallery space in Commune de Forest’s culture center in Brussels, Saranac Art Projects in Spokane including a public installation for Window Dressing, Spokane. They have also showed works with Ed Varie in New York, USA, during NADA art fair. The upcoming shows in 2017 – “APOCALYPSE”, Ed Varie, Los Angeles and The Nordic House, Faroe Islands. Read more about artists – http://danielrydh.com/ and http://annasorenson.se/. Photo – Unspecified Floating Object, no 2, second location Tjørnuvik, 2016.
Valentyn Odnoviun (Lithuania/Ukraine)
Valentyn Odnoviun is an artist in the field of photography from Ukraine, but for the last years living in Vilnius, Lithuania. Lately his researches mostly linked with historical or socially engaged events and problems, through the „abstract” looking image he is working with imagination of the viewer to create more concrete communication with the help of interpretation and conceptual thinking. In 2016 he was shortlisted for „BALTIC YOUNG ARTIST AWARD 2016”. With the project “Surveillance” Valentyn Odnoviun has got the first place at the “Debiutas 2016” award for the Emerging Art Photographers held by Union of Lithuanian Art Photographers. Also,as a cancer survivor he has held projects in support of children with cancer in Ukraine. Read more – www. http://www.odnoviun.com/. Photo – ” Prison Cell Door Spy Hole. KGB Prison, Cesis, Latvia”