María Dalberg & Logi Leó Gunnarsson | Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Russia.
María Dalberg & Logi Leó Gunnarsson, Claire Paugam & Veronika Geiger .
The Trekhgornaya Manufaktura exhibition space
Opening July 1st 2016.
Runs through August 10th 2016.
Biennial theme: Deep Inside
Icelandic artists María Dalberg and Logi Leó Gunnarssson, as well as Iceland based Claire Paugam and Veronika Geiger have been announced as a part of 87 young artists and artistic duos, representing 36 countries by curator of the biennial, Nadim Samman: “The open call received an overwhelming response from artists worldwide. More than 2000 applications from more than 80 countries were submitted, and the quality of the proposals made choosing the final selection a difficult but eye-opening process. Ranging from installation to video, interdisciplinary collaborations, painting and more, the scope of artistic approaches was huge.”
According to Samman, the ultimate selection of 87 projects reflects the most vital currents in today’s contemporary art. The featured works engage with some of most challenging cultural developments of our time – including ecological collapse, the dissolution of distinctions between ‘nature’ and technology, the inescapable topography of the network, and the interplay between transparency and opacity in the information age. Throughout, the works seem symptomatic of a state of ungrounding.
In parallel, the biennial’s Organizational Committee has announced the names of the curators, whose concepts were selected for realisation as part of the two Strategic Projects. João Laia, a curator from Portugal, will present the exhibition H Y P E R C O N N E C T E D, which will be held in the Moscow Museum of Modern Art at Ermolayevsky Pereulok; Silvia Franceschini and Valeria Mancinelli, curators from Italy, will be showing their project Time of Reasonable Doubts in the National Centre for Contemporary Art.
María Dalberg (b. 1983): has been an active member in the exhibition scene since her BFA graduation in 2009 from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. She’s held private shows and taken part in 32 group exhibitions and film festivals. Her work has travelled to 10 countries and a higher number of cities. Some of her exhibitions include: 1) Remembering- A Glimps of A Memory at Malmö Kunsthall in 2015 2) Exhibition of the lost works at the Living Art Museum 2014. 3) Oberhausen Film Festival in 2010. 4) Alt_Cph09 Alternative Artfair in New York in collaboration with Kling & Bang. 5) You can take the Artist out of Iceland but you can not take Iceland out of the Artist, Bergens Kunsthall and Photogalleriet in Oslo. María graduated with an M.A. degree in 2016 from the Iceland Academy of the Arts.
Logi Leó Gunnarsson (b. 1990) graduated from the fine arts dept. of the Icelandic Academy of the Arts in 2014. Recent exhibitions include New Release at Gerðarsafn, Coming soon at the Living Art Museum, Svona, svona, svona at the Culture House in Reykjavík, and Rousseau screening at Kim bar in Berlín. He lives and works in Reykjavík.
Claire Paugam (f. 1991): BA in Fine Arts at the School of Fine Arts of Nantes (France), MA Fine Arts Iceland academy of the arts. Nationality French.
Veronika Geiger (f. 1987) has studied MA Fine Art at Iceland Academy of the Arts, Fine Art Photography at Glasgow School of Art and Land Art at University of New Mexico, US. Currently living and working in Reykjavik and Copenhagen. She uses a mixture of lens-based media and analogue methods. She investigates elements such as light, weight, and gravity in the landscape, embracing the make-up of space. She has participated in exhibitions internationally in Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, United Kingdom, USA, Mexico and Latvia. Recent exhibitions include ‘Do Disturb’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 10. -13. April, 2016, ’reGeneration3 New Perspectives on Photography’, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland, June – September 2015.