19/04/2019 – 15/05/2019
Lør– ons kl. 13–16
16/03 kl. 19:00 – 23:00
Natural blood circulation
At 9 years old, it wasn’t uncommon for at least one kid in school to have an arm cast, a trophy of courage for undergoing a painful SNAP; an object that was the record of a heroically narrated
action. Not only was this an aid for the bodies slow but automatic healing process, but an opportunity to fully customize ones arm for the next 40 days. This involved a visual modification that could distract from ones true outward identity, against the nakedness of character that school uniform homogenized students with. At compromise from natural blood circulation and exposure to light, sun and air for the child, the early stages of ‘brand’ identity transforming
directly from the ‘human’ identity became a niche memorable, pre-internet sub-culture; turning heads, sparking competition and building character in the school playground. The healing of the
arm meant its transformation from vulnerable and functional to an expressive presentation.
– Oliver Durcan 2019
Valerian Goalec (b. 1986, FR) is a Brussels based artist. He uses existing forms which he multiplies, alters, and brings further. Elements in his work can be understood by themselves or as a whole; a coherent and solid set of objects that can be interchangeable. Starting points for abstract sculptures come from elements of architecture, daily life, modulations, serial variations, units of measure and of report. The forms in his work are extracted from their context in order to appropriate and multiply them to obtain new rational forms. He has worked with and exhibited with institutions such as Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Copenhagen), L21 (Palma), DASH (Courtrai), Levy Delval (Brussels), Coherent (Brussels), Salon Montrouge (France) and 221A (Vancouver), residencies in Hangar (Lisbon), Aldea (Bergen) and CCA Andratx (Palma).
Iain Ball (born 1985 in South West England) is a British artist based in London. He is interested in speculative (both real and imagined) scenarios pertaining to weird cultural transformations which have manifest as the result of sudden spurts of rapid technological change and stewed within periods of stagnation and lament. His ‘Post media or / Transmedia’ practice, which seeks to challenge interfaces, materiality and modes of viewership, explores systems and networked structures which connect Internet Culture, Consumer Capitalism, Geography, Climate Change, Globalisation and Mysticism. Much of his work deals with how networks, environments, disruptive technologies, and complex systems power up and transform (art) objects and (art) material’s in strange unforeseen ways.
Recently he has Collaborated with Artist Bora Akinciturk for an exhibition at narrative projects, London entitled; Skee, 2019. Solo shows include Energy Pangea: QUIPROH, + Gashi/Gic/Graph > Slimefest (Lutetium), Alyssa Davis Gallery NY (2018) Praseodymium at Cell Project Space, London UK (2016) and ENERGY PANGEA + GOCH live at Future Gallery, Berlin (2015). His work has been featured in Art Monthly, Frieze, Vice, Dazed & Confused, The post-internet Survival Guide, Rare Earth Exhibition Catalogue, and Sleek Magazine. He holds an MFA in Sculpture from the Slade School of Fine Art (2015). Recent, group exhibitions; Swamp Protocol, Arebyte London (2019), Inside Intel at the Centre for Investigative Journalism, London/Goldsmiths, Physarum Borax Curated by Ella Fleck & Bryony James, Platform London (2018), Best Buddies, Chill Culture Vol.1 With Valinia Svoronou at Enterprise projects Athens (2017) , Welcome Too Late Curated by Toke Lykkeberg at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2017) , Rare Earth, At Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria Curated by Nadim Samman and Boris Ondreička (2015)
Sandra Vaka (b. 1980, Stavanger) is a Norwegian artist based in Berlin, Stavanger, and Copenhagen. She is a graduate from The Royal Danish Art Academy of Fine Art, and Oslo National Academy of the Arts. She works in a wide range of media, with a focus on conceptual photography and sculpture. She works in a serial approach with translations and re-photographing’s, interested in the ambivalent relationship between the contemporary body, its environment, and the constant surge of technological developments of increasingly invasive nature. Internet and the computer screen, performative processes, the body, climate change and basic elements, like water, have a strong presence in her work, both as subject, and as material …where she tends to drown here computers in water.
Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at KABUSO, Øystese (2018), NoPlace, Oslo (2017), Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo (2017), Melk, Oslo (2016), Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger (2015), Frankfurt Am Main, Berlin (2015), Fauna (2013) Copenhagen, IMO (2013) Copenhagen. She has participated in a number of group exhibition nationally and internationally, recently including Polansky Gallery, Brno (2019), QB Gallery, Oslo (2019), Denmark Photo Biennale, Århus (2018), KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin (2018), Hämeenlinna Konstmuseum, Finland (2018), House of Ergon, Berlin (2018), Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo (2017), Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City (2017), WILDLIFE Sculpture Park, Nesodden (2017), Vestfossen Kunstlabaratorium, Vestfossen (2017), Stavanger Kunstmuseum Stavanger (2017), INTERIOR and the collectors, Lyon (2016), Kunstverein Nürnberg (2016), The Community, Paris (2016), Kunstnernes Hus (2016), and Lillehammer Kunstmuseum (2016). She is included in public museum collections, and in 2017 she was awarded the BKH national photo art price.
ALDEA is a creative ecosystem that aims to foster the creative ambitions of our open community. Professional grade workshops (metal, wood, digital fabrication), gallery, working studios, residency program, and online cultural management systems are all part of our broad set of resources. Innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship across art, design, and technology are at the core of our methodical approach used to push creative boundaries.
ALDEA is a creative ecosystem that aims to foster the creative ambitions of our open community. Professional grade workshops (metal, wood, digital fabrication), gallery, working studios, residency program and online cultural management systems are all part of our broad set of resources. Innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship across art, design, and technology is at the core of our methodical approach used to push creative boundaries.