Gastvortrag Bjarki Bragason 24 Jan 2018

Bjarki Bragason (1983) studied fine art at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, Universität der Künste Berlin and completed an MFA at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles in 2010. In his work, Bjarki focuses on collisions in time, tracing paradigm shifts through investigating the site of shifts, be it in geology, botany or architecture. In the talk Bjarki Bragason will discuss his recent work and research methods.

Mittwoch, 24.1.2018 / 14.00 Uhr
Vordere Zollamtstrasse 3 / Dachgeschoss
Klasse Transmediale Kunst

Gastvortrag Bjarki Bragason

Mittwoch, 24.1.2018 / 14.00 Uhr
Vordere Zollamtstrasse 3 / Dachgeschoss
Klasse Transmediale Kunst

Bjarki Bragason (1983) studied fine art at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, Universität der Künste Berlin and completed an MFA at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles in 2010. In his work, Bjarki focuses on collisions in time, tracing paradigm shifts through investigating the site of shifts, be it in geology, botany or architecture. 

Bjarki has held numerous solo exhibitions and has participated in group exhibitions internationally. Among solo exhibitions are Past Understandings at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, and Desire Ruin at the Naturhistorisches Museum, in Vienna, The Sea at the Schildt Foundation in Tammisaari, Finland, and Part of a Part of a Part at the ASÍ museum in Reykjavik. Recent group exhibitions include Kingdom: flora, fauna, fable at the Reykjavik Art Museum, Imagine the Present at St. Paul St. Gallery in Auckland and Infrastructure of Climate at Human Resources Gallery, Los Angeles. In March this year his work will be featured in the MIT art book series on work which investigates the weather and climate change. Bjarki has curated exhibitions and taken part in artistic research projects in collaboration with artists, architects, archeaologists and earth scientists. He has been board member of the Living Art Museum in Reykjavik, an artist run museum which has for 40 years been focused on experiments in art, and since 2013 runs a gallery in a small late-Baroque cabinet in his home, titled ca. 1715. Bjarki is Assistant Professor and BA Programme Director at the fine arts department at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavik where he is based.

In the talk Bjarki Bragason will discuss his recent work and research methods.

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