Photo: Emma Krantz/Skissernas Museum

Artist in residence

With generous support from the LMK-Stiftelsen, Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art is establishing an international residence program for professional artists. Every year over a three-year period, a recognised international artist will be offered the opportunity to work in association with Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art and its collections, within the active interdisciplinary environment of Lund University.

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Photo: Emma Krantz / Skissernas Museum

Haroon Gunn-Salie and Aline Xavier Mineiro

Artist in residence 19/2–31/3 2019

The South African artist Haroon Gunn-Salie and the Brazilian artist Aline Xavier Mineiro are Skissernas Museum's artists-in-residence during February–March 2019. In March, they work in these galleries to develop their collaborative process-based exhibition Three Years Running. With video, photography, sculpture and installations, they deal with current issues from their respective home countries. The exhibition is developed during the artists' time at the Museum and remains open to the public until the end of April.

Haroon Gunn-Salie has a background in Cape Town’s graffiti scene. During his student years, he focused on sculpture and his present work is dialogue-based and site-specific. For Gunn-Salie, art has a social objective and is an important tool for change – through aesthetic and emotional dimensions it can speak to us in other ways than texts and history books. In many of his works he examines how the legacy of apartheid continues to affect the collective consciousness in present-day South Africa. Using artistic interventions, Gunn-Salie shows that history is not just something that happened and that we have to face passively. Instead, he considers that we can effect change, make a difference and shift power relationships by trying to rewrite history in a way that includes more perspectives.

Haroon Gunn-Salie, born 1989 in South Africa, works in Cape Town and Johannesburg. His work has been exhibited at institutions such as the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; the Venice Biennial; the New Museum, New York City; Galpão Videobrasil, São Paulo; and Frieze Sculpture, London.

Haroon Gunn-Salie does the residency together with Aline Xavier Mineiro, whose works of take on the tangible as a starting point in order to evoke the dreamlike or the unusual. The relations between art and multiple fields of knowledge in various media, and the subversive use of technology for critical and creative purposes are of interest to her. She has created videos, photographs and installations, often in collaboration with other artists.

Aline Xavier Mineiro was born in 1984 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Her award winning work has been shown at film festivals and exhibitions in many parts of the world.


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Nina Katchadourian

Artist in residence 2018

Nina Katchadourian will be the first artist in residence at Skissernas Museum. During 2018, she will spend several periods at the Museum, engaging with the collection and developing a permanent work for the sculpture park. Katchadourian is an American interdisciplinary artist of Armenian and Finnish-Swedish descent whose work includes video, performance, sound, sculpture, photography and public projects.

She has exhibited in exhibitions at institutions such as the Serpentine Gallery, de Appel, Palais de Tokyo, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turku Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, ICA Philadelphia, Brooklyn Museum, MoMA and MoMA PS1. Her mid-career survey "Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser" opened at the Blanton Museum of Art, in Austin, Texas, in March 2017 and is traveling to the Cantor Center at Stanford University in September 2017, and to the ICA at VCU in Richmond, Virginia, in April 2018.

Katchadourian lives and works in Brooklyn and in Berlin and she is an associate professor at New York University.

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