Residents 2018

Artist-in-residence Kelly Lloyd (USA), September 3 - October 25, 2018

Kelly Lloyd is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist who focuses on issues of representation and knowledge production and prioritizes public-facing collaborative research. Lloyd received a dual M.F.A. in Painting and M.A. in Visual & Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015, and earned a B.A. from Oberlin College in 2008. Recent projects include a solo exhibition at Shane Campbell Gallery, “Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect” for the Museum of Vernacular Art, and inclusion in "Habeas Corpus" at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. Lloyd performed with Jesse Malmed and ACRE TV at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art in 2016, and her essay "Katie Sokoler Your Construction Paper Tears Can't Hide Your Yayoi Kusama Neurotic Underbelly" is included inThe Retro-Futurism of Cuteness (punctum press, October 2017). Lloyd was named one of NEWCITY'S "Breakout Artists of 2015” and was a 2017 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize Semi-Finalist.

Kelly Lloyd er en amerikansk kunstner, der arbejder konceptuelt og tværfagligt med fokus på repræsentation og vidensproduktion. Nyere projekter inkluderer soloudstillingen “Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect” på Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, samt deltagelse på udstillingen "Habeas Corpus" på Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art i Indiana. Sammen med Jesse Malmed deltog Lloyd på ACRE TV på Chicagos Museum of Contemporary Art i 2016, og hendes essay “Katie Sokoler Your Construction Paper Tears Can't Hide Your Yayoi Kusama Neurotic Underbelly” er inkluderet i bogen The Retro-Futurism of Cuteness fra 2017. Hun blev nævnt som en af ”Newcity’s Breakout Artists of 2015” og var semifinalist til Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize i 2017. Lloyd har en dobbeltgrad bestående af en M.F.A. i maleri og en MA i “Visual & Critical Studies” fra The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, samt en BA fra Oberlin College i Ohio.

Lloyd er valgt pga. hendes kollaborative arbejdsform og interesser i netværk og kunstneriske arbejdsliv. The Just Business Agency er en paraplyorganisation, hvor Lloyd organiserer pop-up shows og events omkring satiriske forretningsliv, hvor de kunstneriske arbejdsliv er under luppen i forhold til det kommercielle marked. Hun planlægger at interviewe lokale aarhusianske kunstnere, kuratorer, gallerister og andre kunstprofessionelle for at identificere faktorer relateret til arbejdet med kunst i de gældende systemer og kulturer i Danmark – og dermed undersøge, hvordan institutioner og politikker i DK anerkender og understøtter kunstneres arbejde. Herudfra vil hun skabe et radioprogram, der peger på geografisk specifikke kunstneriske fortællinger.

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Curator-in-residence Laura Köönikkä (FI), May 2 - June 22, 2018

Laura Köönikkä is the founder and CEO of Finnish Art Agency. She is one of the leading independent figures in curating, producing, advicing and project management in Finland. Laura is a passionate art expert with desire to change the static structures of organizational culture and shaking things up. She has been invited to curate and manage projects for various institutions such as Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo in Japan, Bildmuseet in Sweden, Korundi Art Museum in Finland and Kunsthall Grenland in Norway. She was the curator and commissioner for the Finnish Pavilion in Venice Biennale (2011). Since 2003, Köönikkä has been working in different positions, such as the artistic director of FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange, chief curator at Tampere Art Museum and TR1 Kunsthalle and curator at Pori Art museum. Laura was the founder of the international art magazine FAT Finnish Art Today. She holds an MA in Art History (Jyväskylä University). She is a member of Finnish Young Artist of the Year committee and National Council for the Visual Arts in Finland 2017–18.

Köönikkä has been selected because of her extensive experience with curating, networking and collaborations with artists on exhibitions and on giving guidance on artistic working situations. She has facilitated mentoring programmes and critique groups for artists and has done a lot of studio visits. Her curatorial profile is wide and we picture her engaging with a broad field of local artists and institutions in Aarhus.

Laura Köönikkä er freelance kurator og grundlægger af Finnish Art Agency. Hun har en veletableret baggrund indenfor institutionelt og kuratorisk arbejde både i Finland og i udlandet. Köönikkä er tidligere blevet inviteret til at kuratere og lede projekter til forskellige institutioner som Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo i Japan, Bildmuseet i Sverige, Korundi Art Museum i Finland og Kunsthall Grenland i Norge. Derudover var hun kurator for Den Finske Pavillon på Venedig Biennalen i 2011. Siden 2003 har hun arbejdet i forskellige stillinger bl.a. som kunstnerisk direktør for FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange, som chefkurator ved Tampere Art Museum og TR1 Kunsthalle og som kurator på Pori Art Museum. Köönikkä stod desuden bag grundlæggelsen af det internationale kunstmagasin FAT Finnish Art Today og er i dag medlem af komiteen Finnish Young Artist of the Year og National Council for the Visual Arts in Finland 2017-18. Hun har en MA i kunsthistorie fra Jyväskylä Universitet i Finland.

Köönikkä er valgt på grund af hendes store erfaring med kuratering, netværk og samarbejde med kunstnere omkring udstillinger og arbejdsliv. Hun har tidligere arbejdet med facilitering af mentorprogrammer og kritikgrupper for kunstnere og har stor erfaring med studio -visits. Hendes kuratoriske profil er bred, og vi kan se hende i dialog med et bredt felt af kunstnere i Aarhus.

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