Lisa Bradley is an interdisciplinary artist and theorist, whose practice spans the genres of performance, sculpture, sound, writing and video. Her work queries concepts of the everyday and the absurd, as expressed through the lens of popular culture and critical race theory. Her work is most compellingly informed by Dada, ethnography, post-colonial theory, and The Cartoon Network.
Lisa’s arts training includes the BFA degree in Sculpture & Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University, the MFA in Performance Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the MA in Art & Media Practice from The University of Westminster, London, UK. A National Endowment of the Arts award recipient, Lisa is a Studio Fellow alumna of the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York, as well as a former artist-in-residence at Whitechapel Gallery in London, UK.
Bradley utilizes collaboration as a tangible material in her performative installations and interventions, and has most recently collaborated in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, with master artists William Pope L. and Martha Rosler.
1 June- 1 August 2014
Ragnhild Aamås and Eirik Høyer Leivestad
Eirik Høyer Leivestad (b. 1984) studied at the University of Bergen and Freie Universität Berlin, and obtained degrees in philosophy and sociology with additional courses in human geography, history of ideas, German literature and art history. He works as a university lecturer, writer and translator. Leivestad has contributed in academic journals with articles on 20th century and contemporary thinkers such as Giorgio Agamben, Peter Sloterdijk, Bruno Latour, Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze, and he has translated essays by Walter Benjamin from German to Norwegian. He also writes critiques for various magazines. Leivestad’s theoretical, critical and creative interests unfold in the intersection between philosophy, literature, aesthetics and issues of contemporary society.
Ragnhild Aamås (b. 1984) lives and works in between Oslo and Berlin. She graduated with an MA from the Oslo National Academy of Art in 2012, and has studied at Central Saint Martins College for Art and Design in London and philosophy and archeology at the University of Oslo. She is led by doubt in most decisions and utilizes text as a material for thinking through matters. Recent exhibitions and performances include White Mountain Resting on Manitou at Demon’s Mouth, Oslo (2013), Summer Doldrums at Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo (2013), At the Same Time Somewhere Else at Percival Space, Oslo (2012), 20 MA exhibitions at Kunstnernes Hus and Black Box Theatre, Oslo (2012) and Salon#1 at INCA, Detroit, MI, USA (2011). Aamås is currently working on a pamphlet containing her collected google-poems.
20 April – 25 May 2014
Sofia Olsson and Josefin Andersson ( INTÄKTEN)
Sofia Olsson (b. 1987, Sweden) works with writing and photography. She works with motion, navigation and use of facts and has a particular interest in buildings, city landscape and urban identity. Olsson has been published in the journal Fikssion and exhibited at Gallery Olson, Malmö. Olsson studied creative writing at Skurup and photography and expanded dramaturgy at Valand Academy, Gothenburg. She also studied art history and history of ideas at Lund university. She lives and works in Malmö, Sweden.
Josefin Andersson (b. 1987, Sweden) also works under the name Jussi Jailheart. She works with the use and abuse of power, often related to sexuality, gender, various expectations of the female. Andersson is exploring the definition of female identity in the city related to urban topics. She is also working with the term truth and how language and visible structures creates, recreates and shapes society as we know it. Andersson lives in Oslo, Norway, where she’s a student at the art academy.
INTÄKTEN is a artist duo, an online office and a publisher based in Malmö, Oslo and Stockholm founded by Josefin Andersson and Sofia Olsson in 2012. This is Intäkten’s first time in Detroit.
15 May – July 15 2013
Jonathan Mccready Brewer
Jonathan Mccready Brewer (b. 1979, Clearwater, Florida), lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Los Angeles, California. He studied at the Stadelschule in Frankfurt am Main and the Oslo Academy of Fine Art where he received his Master in Fine Art in 2009. His work has been shown at the Sammlung Flackenberg / Phonix Stiftung, in Hamburg, Germany, Fabrik Gallery, Eindhoven, Neatherlands, the Stadtische Galerie, Waldkraiburg, Germany, and Galleri LNM, Oslo, Norway.
April 15- June 15 2013
Jason Havneraas is an artist who lives and works in Oslo, Norway. He holds an MFA from the Art Academy in Trondheim, Norway and a BA from the University of Plymouth in the UK. He has had solo shows in Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Trøndelag Centre For Contemporary Art, Trondheim and NoPlace, Oslo. Havneraas is currently showing in: Paradox: Positions in Norwegian Video Art, 1980-2010 at The Museum For Contemporary Art, Oslo and was recently in the annual juried Spring Exhibition at Fotogalleriet Oslo where he won the Norwegian Photographic Art Prize.
October 11- January 9 2013
Ulrika Gomm (SE/DE) works as a visual artist based in Sweden. She has an MFA from Konstfack, University College of arts, crafts and design, 2008, and in 2009-10 she participated in the postgraduate program Documentalities at The Royal Institute of Art, both in Stockholm. She has recently presented her work at 0047 in Oslo, Gallery Niklas Belenius, Haninge Konsthall, Cervantes Institute, Fylkingen and Botkyrka Konsthall in Stockholm, Art Copenhagen and www.nobelprize.no, among others. In 2010 she held a six months residency at IASPIS in Stockholm and in the summer 2012 she participated in a residency program at Ohio State University’s Pulse Laser Studio, organized by the Center for the Holographic Arts in New York. Gomm’s residency at INCA is made possible thanks to the support from IASPIS – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists.
August 17-September 23 2012
Inger Wold Lund.
Inger Wold Lund (born 1983, Bergen, Norway) is an artist and writer who lives and works in Berlin and Oslo. She holds an MFA from Oslo National Academy of the Arts, and has also studied at Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden. She has had solo exhibitions at Borderline Centre for Foreign Contemporary Art, Stockholm, Galleri Fisk, Bergen, One Night Only, UKS, Oslo, and participated in group exhibitions such as “Back to basic” at Hordaland kunstsenter (2012), “Approaching is distancing” at BKS Garage, Copenhagen (2011), “Reshuffling Forest”, Holodeck, Oslo (2011), “Festival Junger Talente 2010”, Frankfurt (2010), and “Sympathy for the Devil” at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo (2009). Lund has also made commissioned work for the Norwegian National Broadcasting (NRK). Lund was one of three initiators of the exhibition space Perceval Space in Oslo from 2012-2013.
February 28- April 24 2012
Marte Eknæs lives and works in Berlin. She has an MFA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts. She has had solo shows at Kunsthall Oslo, Bonner Kunstverein (Bonn), and most recently Between Bridges (London). She has been part of many group exhibitions, including Momentum – 5th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art and The Norwegian Drawing Biennial at the Kunstnernes Hus, the Armory Art Fair in New York and Linn Lühn in Düsseldorf.
September 21- November 21 2011
Storhile has a MA in Aesthetics and Politics from California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles and a BFA from the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art. Previous exhibitions include: Bergen Assembly, Sharjah Biennial, Kunshall Oslo, Holodeck (Oslo), Human Resources (Los Angeles), LIAF 2010 (Svolvær), Kunstnernes Hus and Henie Onstad Art Center (Oslo). Storihle is the co-founder and co-curator of FRANK, using domestic settings to host art in Oslo.