Statement

Science and art are the modern intellectual descendants of magic.
–Robert Shapley (1985)

My work begins with observations in everyday life: visual oddities with a sympathetic resonance, small phenomena and movements with a degree of humility and commonplace that are often overlooked. Taken into the studio to be recreated, distilled, amplified and extended through experiments, I then form new encounters that have their roots in my interests for architectural space and natural sciences, yet bear the poetics of ordinary experience from which they originate.

Reoccurring themes are light, movement, space and time. My recent work focuses on first-hand experience, often in the form of kinetic works and room installations. Its nature requires time from the viewer, and suggests new ways of seeing in return.

CV

Swiss-Danish artist
Born 1983 in Bäriswil, Switzerland
Based in Brussels, Belgium
 
Education
2015 Master of Fine Arts: Art and Technology Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA
2011 BA Art Practice, First Class Honours, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
2007 Fatamorgana - The Danish Art Photography School, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 Artist’s internship, Søren Lose, Copenhagen, Denmark
 
Exhibitions
2015 Orbit, Pantocrátor Gallery, Shanghai, China
2015 MFA Show, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, USA
2015 To Feel What I Am, Hap Gallery, Portland, USA
2014 Media Futures, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, USA
2014 12 Step, SAIC at 900, Bloomingdales, Chicago, USA
2014 Visual Ends: The Edge of Perception, FLAT Space, Chicago, USA
2012 Audio Video, DegreeArt Gallery, London, UK
2012 The Function of the Oblique – Part II: Action, Son Gallery, London, UK
2012 The Function of the Oblique – Part I: Resistance, No Format Gallery, London, UK
2011 Recent Graduates Showcase, Affordable Art Fair Battersea/Hampstead, London, UK
2011 Multichannel, Richmix, London, UK
2011 I Wish I Was A Circle, The Alekano Club, London, UK
2011 Undergraduate Degree Show, Goldsmiths, London, UK
2010 Heterotopia Provocation, Stamford Works, London, UK
2010 Worcester Open, City Art Gallery & Museum, Worcester, UK
2010 Zeitfenster (solo), LightWall, London, UK
2009 Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling, Gl. Holtegaard, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 Firing the Canon, The Gallery, Goldsmiths, London, UK
2008 Dream Vision, Lauritz Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 Fatamorgana’s Sommerudstilling, Copenhagen, Denmark
2005 1+1, Senko Studio, Viborg, Denmark
2004 Sport, Kornhaus, Bern, Switzerland
 
Screenings
2016 RomanSusan Gallery, Chicago, USA
2014 Dome of Visions, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012 A-House Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2012 Panteion University, Athens, Greece
2011 Quadrangle Film Festival, Shoreham, Kent, UK
2011 Holmfirth Arts Festival, Holmfirth, UK
2011 Art Walks, Kalamata, Greece
2010 Instituto Superior del Arte, Havana, Cuba
2010 Video art Festival Miden, Kalamata, Greece
2010 Video art cable TV station Souvenirs From Earth, Germany/France
2009 FolkUs Festival, London, UK
 
Awards
2015 John Quincy Adams Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA
2010 The Hamad Butt Memorial Prize, Goldsmiths Art Department, UK
 
Grants and Scholarships
2015 Dagmar og Karl Thyrres Legat, Denmark
2015 UBS Kulturstiftung, Switzerland
2015 Knud Højgaards Fond, Denmark
2014 Arts, Science & Culture Initiative, University of Chicago, USA
2014 Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse, Denmark
2014 Minerva Kunststiftung, Switzerland
2014 Etatsraad Georg Bestle og Hustrus Mindelegat, Denmark
2014 Graduate Scholarships, SAIC, Chicago, USA
2014 Patronagefond, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
2014 Oticon Fonden, Denmark
2014 Swiss-American Society, Switzerland
2013 Nordea Fonden, Denmark
2013 Dagmar og Karl Thyrres Legat, Denmark
2013 Direktør J. P. Lund og Vilhelmine Bugge’s Legat, Denmark
2013 Direktør Ib Henriksens Fond, Denmark
2013 Patronagefond, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
2013 Ellen Sandor Scholarship, SAIC, USA
2013 Knud Højgaards Fond, Denmark
2013 Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond, Denmark
2013 Oticon Fonden, Denmark
2013 Stiftung Mano, Switzerland
2012 Minerva Kunststiftung, Switzerland
2012 Fulbright Scholarship, Department of State, USA
2010 Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond, Denmark
 
Press
2015 Profile [video], University of Chicago Arts, USA
2015 Interview, MFA Show Website, SAIC
2014 fNews Magazine [interview], Chicago, USA
2014 In conversation [audio], Natalia De Orellana, FLAT Space
2014 Suplex Online
2014 fNews Magazine Online
2013 fNews Magazine Online
2011 Mint Magazine Online
2011 Blog mentionings: Ozon International, Off Modern, Triangulation Blog, Dark Room Gallery, ArchDezArt
2010 AnOther Magazine Online
2010 Art Nouveau Magazine Online [article]
 
Teaching
2016 Light Workshop, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Corby, UK
2015 Light Workshop, Manning Public Library, Chicago, USA
2013-15 Teaching Assistant in Contemporary Practices, Actuators, Installations and Public Light & Space, SAIC, USA
2011 Teaching Assistant for Fine Art Summer School, Goldsmiths/Cubitt Gallery, London, UK
2011 Teacher in image editing and desktop publishing, QueBeat, London, UK
2010-11 Guest teacher in video art and photography, Kreuzfeld 4, Langenthal, Switzerland
2011 Mentor in fine art, Crossways Sixth Form College, London, UK
2008-10 Teaching Assistant in art and photography summer courses, Kunsthøjskolen på Ærø, Denmark
2007 Teaching Assistant in art photography summer course, Fatamorgana, Copenhagen, Denmark
2005 Teaching Assistant in art photography, Krabbesholm Højskole, Skive, Denmark
 
Other
2016- Software Developer, Niboo, Brussels, Belgium
2016 Fabricator, Renders Brothers, Halen, Belgium
2016 Technician, Gallery Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium
2014-15 Technician, Electronics & Kinetics Lab, SAIC, USA
2014 Technician, Exhibition Continues Ltd., London, UK
2012-13 Art, Design and Media Technician, Richmond - The American International University in London, UK
2007-10 Artist’s assistant, Søren Lose, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 Exhibition Coordinator, A.R.T. Alternative Risk Transfer, Rag Factory, London, UK
2008 Cinematographer, Shortfilm Marionetter by Jesper Nislev, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 Photographer, Roskilde Festival, Denmark
2004 Photographer, University of Bern, Switzerland