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BKN STUDIOS AND CALLS

BKN has 6 studios some of them it is possible to share with a collegue.
The setting is the northern archipelago of Stockholm, Sweden on an island called Björkö.
To be considered/invited there must be some contextualisaion of the specific site/community/history etc.

In addition we have the possibilly to accept some artist on short term  ie 4-14 days in Studio 28.

Don´t hesite contact us and we can see what we can do!


Below texts in Swedish or English depening on what the artist wanted to submited. Listing in random order.

BKN ARTISTS 2021


 

Patrik Qvist är konstnär med en bakgrund i arkitektur och land-art. Han arbetar i en rad olika media och har de senaste åren främst arbetat med textbaserade verk som på olika sätt knyter an till miljö- och klimatfrågor.

Under sin vistelse på BKN byggde och donerade Patrik Qvist ett fotolabb till BKN. Donationen omfattade även en rad verktyg, konstböcker, skärmaskin och - matta samt en rad handverktyg.

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Patrik Qvist is a Stockholm-based artist with a background in architecture and Land art. He works in a variety of media and has primarily been engaged with topics that relate to climate change and the environment over the past 10 years. Qvist ́s work is often text based and operates in the space between public and private space.


During his stay at BKN he built and donated a photograpy lab in addition to handtools, artbooks, etc.


Patrik Qvist

AiR BKN
Studio: 1:  19-22 juli



 

Sofia  Olsson, baserad i Köpenhamn och Malmö

Sofia Olsson (född 1987, Kaxholmen, Småland) arbetar med text och måleri. Målningarna består av tunna, transparenta färglager och kretsar kring förhållandet mellan det synliga och det osynliga. De har som mål att visualisera det som vi normalt inte har tillgång till med vår syn. Texterna kretsar kring fenomenologiska och filosofiska frågor om vad våra begränsade mänskliga kroppar kan förstå och uppleva.

Till examen från Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi hösten 2020 visade hon verket Third nature, som är en serie målningar på stål. Tillsammans med en diktsamling utgör de ett verk baserat på trädgårdsarkitekturens historia och dess relation till privat ägande av naturen och och konstruktionen av djup. Det är inte möjligt att avgöra om målningarna visar något oändligt stort eller något oändligt litet. Den odefinierade skalan innebär att vår förmåga att förstå vad vi ser upphör.

På Björkö konstnod kommer hon använda sig av närheten till naturen för att samla in material, så som stenar och kvistar. Med ett intresse för samlandet i sig och människans behov att omge sig med vackra saker, vill hon bygga en samling där nya situationer tillåts uppstå. Samlingen blir utgångspunkt för en ny serie målningar.



1) Sofia Olsson,  2/3) Third nature 29 (2020) Bläck, pigment och akrylemulsion på stål, 130 x 90 cm Foto Tine Bek   4) Installationsvy, Afgang, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, kurator Helga Just Christoffersen, 2020. 5) Installationsvy, Afgang, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, kurator Helga Just Christoffersen, 2020 Third nature 23 (2020), bläck, pigment och akrylemulsion på stål, 130 x 90 cm. Foto: David Stjernholm


AiR BKN
Studio: 3, 1-30 november

https://sofiaolsson.dk

 

 

Annelie Wallin, baserad i Stockholm
Wallin rör sig i ett fält som omfattar, video, fotografi, teckning, skulptur och offentlig konst. Hon är utbildad på Konsthögskolan i Stockholm åren 1987-1994 och är verksam med att  driva ID:I galleri sedan 2004.

"Mina senaste arbeten har rört sig om kartor och hur mikro-organismers rörelsemönster kan likna vårt mänskliga transportsystem, i form av foton över slemsvampen Physarum Polychephalum ́s tillväxt och jakt på mat." AW

"Annelie Wallin har länge intresserat sig för samspelet mellan biologi, teknik och människa och omsatt detta i en konstnärlig process. I tidigare projekt, som kretsat kring odling, undersökte Wallin mykorrhizan – samspelet mellan underjordiska svamptrådar och växternas rötter – och vad vi kan utvinna ur detta samspel. På samma sätt som biologins processer utgör en bas i Wallins arbeten, så finns även relationen till en digital dito närvarande. Konstnären undersöker hur information tolkas och misstolkas, och hur även en digitalt raffinerad framställningsmetod begår till synes organiska misstag i sin tolkning. Det slutgiltiga konstverket blir självgenererande och ett resultat av olika intelligensers översättningar." text Pia Kristoffersson

(texten i sin helhet se anneliewallin.se)

 

Hello World. Time-laps fotografering, film 4 min

AiR BKN
Studio 35, 1-13 maj

Studo 3, 1-30 juni

www.anneliewallin.se


 

Yev Kazannik, Berlin/London/Kaliningrad based

My name is Eveniy Kazannik. I am a visual artist currently based in Berlin and working predominately with photography, sound and technology, and more recently, 3d & mixed media. Having grown up in Kaliningrad, Russia, and receiving a degree in Law at Immanuel Kant Baltic University I then moved to England in 2002 following a fascination with the music and arts scene in the UK. After graduating from LCC in photography in 2006 I have been working as a freelance photographer, with work published in The Guardian, Wire, Wax Poetics, NME, The Calvert Journal, XLR8R, Electronic Beats and other publications. I’ve been at the same time developing my personal creative progects since late 90s and participated in several group and solo exhibitions internationally. Recently, my work was shortlisted in final of the AOP Lonodn Awards 2020 in the portrait category. This year I had my images exhibited at Studio d’Arte Claudia Coròthroughout in Venice and Gallery46 in London. My work is featured in a collection of National Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow and the Union of Photographers collection, Kaliningrad as well as private collections.
Scandinavia and Baltics has been for a period of time a region I am particularly drawn to and eco systems of which I find both inspiring and vulnerable in the current times. Participating in art residency program at BKN will allow me to have extended period of uninterrupted creative time and experimentations conducive     to my practice conditions. During the time I will be working on gathering visual (and other) materials for an upcoming book and audio-visual performance which in combination with text and audio that will look into relationship of my self identity and it’s relationship to the region of Baltic sea and its current ecological situation. This work will be then edited and shared long-term with various cross-disciplinary audiences, gallery goers and communities.

I also will be exploring possibilities of collaborating with other artists and delivering a workshop focussed on some of the methodologies and aspects of my current practice.  

AiR BKN
Studio 35, August 8 - Sept 30

 https://www.kazannik.com/

yev_kazannik




Martin Stråhle, baserad i Värmland och i Trondheim

Under dom senaste åren har mitt arbete främst kretsat kring att simplifiera materialanvändningen i mina bilder för att på så sätt också förenkla motiv och komposition. Detta intresse har fört mig ut i skogen och upp på fjällen. Bilderna blir där lagade direkt på plats med material från platsen själv. Ett landskapsmåleri, en representation eller ett avtryck från en plats där en viss obeskrivlig mystik råder mellan dom tätväxande granarna. En plats i naturen som genom sina horisontala och vertikala linjer, skapat av tjocka trädstammar och små bäckar upplevs likt ett rum där ljuset från himlen lyser upp marken jag rullar ut mina bomullsdukar på. Arbetet med dessa bilder är ett sätt för mig att försöka kanalisera den energi jag upplever på platsen, att låta den gå igenom min kropp och ut över duken. Avståndet mellan material och utförande skall vara så kort som möjligt och jag vill genom vandring i naturen aktivera min kropp och därmed också deaktivera mina tankar från det visuella i bildskapandet och istället låta kroppen arbeta ostört och i direkt kontakt med energin på platsen tillsammans med materialen jag finner där.

Min utgångspunkt är som regel alltid det tvådimensionella där mitt mål är att försöka finna nya vägar att utveckla mitt visuella bildspråk på, antingen genom materialutforskning eller genom att förändra själva arbetsprocessen runt skapandet av ett nytt verk. På Björkö vill jag passa på att utnyttja den omkringliggande naturen och främst kustlinjen med dess klippor och berg som utgångspunkt för mina målerier.

Martin Stråhle (f.1987 , Karlstad, Sverige) Har en Mastergrad i fri konst från Fakultetet for Kunst, musikk og design på Universitetet i Bergen (2018). De sista åren har han haft separatutställningar i bland annat: Die Box i Leipzig, Møre og Romsdal Kunstsenter i Molde och Babel Visningsrom for Kunst i Trondheim. Han har även deltagit i en rad grupputställningar bland annat Høstutstillingen - Kunstnernes hus 2018, där han mottog Norske grafikeres fonds pris för verket Painted by a free spirit. Unge inviterte - Landsforeningen for norske malere (LNM) och Bare mennesket lager rette linjer - Norsk Billedhuggerforening 2019. Stråhles verk är inköpta av Trondheim Kunstmuseum och Nordland Fylkeskommune. Martin nor och jobbar i Karlstad och Trondheim.

1) Martin Stråhle 2-4 Installationsvyer


AiR BKN
Studio 35
Dates: 1-31 oktober

http://www.martinstrahle.com/


 

Conjecturism, Gothenburg based
Carl Larsson and Speakerbreather (Adam Ward + Louise Hornberg)

In the begining of August we are doing artjääm in Gothenburg, art, music, good vibes, we mix things up, a lot of different genres. We will bring this spirit to Björkö, we work outdoors, in the old garage, in the wood workshop - JOIN US!

Conjecture

An opinion or judgment that is not based on proof; a guess. From Latin word conjectare which means to throw together.

-isim

– A suffix that indicates the word represents a specific practice, system, or philosophy.

Conjectuism is the name of our art collective.

The three of us met for the first time at Röda Sten in Gothenburg, painting murals on the open graffiti walls. We quickly realized that we all shared the ambition to create art, arrange cultural events and to inspire others. Shortly thereafter we became friends and started working together.

In Gothenburg we bring culture to the hard working harbor, now we will bring hard working culture and Gothenburg´s harbor to Stockholm's archipelago. Most of the harbor workers have dispersed, leaving behind then desolated areas in central Gothenburg. These areas have now become the epicenter of Gothenburg´s underground art scene. We use what we have and do what is needed to create art that preserves the hard working people that once were there.

Many people try to escape their harsh and industrial reality of everyday life in the city by traveling to the archipelago. Nevertheless it is the same water and the same seagulls that fly overhead. Reality is what you make it, there is no escape.


Carl Larsson

My name is Carl Larsson I´m 24 years old and am a multi medium artist working mostly through painting and music. With my roots in street art/graffiti, I do like to paint murals but mostly I do paintings and objects. I take what I have and I do what I can and that's why I call my art "husmanskonst". My art is full of color, contrast and rhythm, taking lots of inspiration from music and where I currently am in life. I work with mostly reused materials always keeping the climate in mind! My music is a visualization of my art preformed mostly live on synthesizers, samplers and drum machines. Some years ago I ran an art/music collective in Folkets Hus in Lidköping. Right now I work a lot with creative workshops where I teach mostly mixed media art with lots of techniques from street art/graffiti blended with traditional painting.

I have the belief that all people should have the right and means to create no matter what history you have or where you might be in life. I also believe that everyone is almost always able to create something out of what they have or reuse things to create a sustainable, low cost, piece of art from it.


Speakerbreather

We call our style deconstructed social surrealism. By that we mean we break down everyday life and represent it in an abstract surrealist manner. We want the observer to recognize themselves, their life, and make their own interpretations in the abstract and chaotic forms that we present.

Our duo is made up of Adam Ward and Louise Hornberg. We have both produced art and participated in the local art and music scene our entire lives. We have had a handful of exhibitions both together and separate, and done various custom ordered works. We have also arranged art exhibitions and music events together. Louise is a trained art teacher and decorator. Adam is a mechanical engineer, electrician, and 3D artist. We connect our different experiences from education and working life in the common art we create. Our culturally different upbringings, Adam from California and Louise from Northern Sweden, are an aspect of the contrast filled dynamics of what we produce.

A large portion of our works are done with technical drawing tools, ink and acrylics. Most of what we produce is created in stressful or uncomfortable environments to harness seldom used energy in our works. We experiment with random objects we find in our surrounding as improvised / homemade stamps and brushes, to incorporate not only the mood in the work but also the objects that set the stage. The chaotic forms that are created during the process are then framed in and lifted out by using obsessive precision and advanced aligned symmetrical geometry.

We also create sculptures where the raw material that we find becomes the focus. Professionally engineered forms, mechanics, lighting, and electronics meet chaos and abstraction. Music is also a big part of our lives and we produce noisy harsh rhythms that we have used to add life to our exhibitions and events.

www.speakerbreather.com


AiR BKN
Studio 1, 9 - 22 augusti
Studio 15, 9-22 augusti


Art >>>

Music >>>

Art and music >>>

Speakerbreather >>>


 

Aurike Quintelier, Ghent and Brussels based

Aurike Quintelier is a visual artist and architect based in Ghent and Brussels, Belgium. Her practice has many layers, often working cross-disciplinary, and looks for the places where art and architecture meet. Driven by idealism and research while operating on a variety of scales, the projects vary between actual buildings/structures, and more conceptual projects. In the latter she uses art or architecture to express herself or to react to a topic she find intriguing (or enfuriating). Every project has a strong emphasis on experiment and exploration, trying to find a way to communicate. In function of the message, the medium changes; medium follows message.

The research Aurike is currently conducting, "Building Out Whispering. Con-structions on the Imagination of Place”,  finds itself on the intersection of architecture and art. It explores the possibilities of how spatial interventions/integrations can engage with different aspects of place, space, environment, and make abstract topics such as climate change and its consequences discussable. Could these temporary interventions in a landscape help imagine the future identity of a place? Does our identity as humans shift? The project focuses on the symbiosis of human and nonhuman, where the human is considered part of nature, in opposition to the dualism inherent in western systems of thought. Aurike aims to reveal how all aspects of place are entangled (its history, geology, possible futures, eco-systems, etc.) in order to create structures that bring closer nature and culture.

During her time at BKN Aurike wishes to further develop her research, in an environment that has a strong link with nature. She will work with the development group of the area called Björkö Kyrkby. Through collaboration and interaction with the island of Björkö, all aspects of the community and eco-systems, from sea to forest, she gives a first concrete starting point to the further development of the research.

Link to work at BKN  >>>

Ateljérundan på Björkö, 30 juni - 2 augusti

Friendly Parasite är Aurike Quintelierär en adeption av skulpturerserien placerade i BKNs parkområde som QR koder.  >>>


 

1) Aurike Quintelier 2) Friendly Parasite 3) Friendly Parasite  4-6  )Earlier works

AiR BKN
Studio 1
Dates: Jan 11 - March 14th, 2021

Studio 5

Dates: 14-18 July, 2021

www.aurikequintelier.eu



 

Anna-Lena Moberg, baserad i Stockholm o Norrbotten

"Jag målar i akryl på duk och papper, tecknar med oljepastellkrita, blandar de båda, gör ibland collage och fotocollage. Ofta experimenterar jag med blandteknik med akryl som bas. Jag målar mer eller mindre abstrakt.

Efter att ha jobbat med måleriet parallellt med mitt läraryrke i många år, arbetar jag nu heltid med min egen konst sen tre år tillbaka. Det är fantastiskt att få fokusera helt på det konstnärliga skapandet. Det har varit explosionsartat och jag har arbetat intensivt och kostat på mig att experimentera med olika material och tekniker. Konststudier i Eldorado Community college, Kansas USA 1979 - 1980. Konstkurser på Folkuniversitetet i Stockholm 1990 - 1998. Bildterapiutbildning 2004 - 2006. Studier i Gerlesborg för bland annat Claudia Theel under perioden 2009 - 2015.

Efter många års föreställande måleri, realistiskt och ibland mer surrealistiskt, målar och tecknar jag nu mest abstrakta bilder. Det kan handla om rymd och rum, rutor och riktningar, linjer och loopar eller trianglar och tecken. Ibland arbetar jag mycket spontant och experimentellt, men tycker också om att arbeta med upprepningar och variationer av ett motiv.. Min tanke är att på BKN arbeta med området klippor och hav (Av berg), antagligen abstrakt måleri, krita och collage."  ALM

Medlem i:
Föreningen Svenska Konstnärinnor
Svenska Konstnärsförbundet
Konstnärscentrum öst                              
Konstnärer i Norrbotten

Anna-Lena Moberg

AiR BKN
Studio 3
Dates:
1-31 oktober

artportable.com/artist/anna-lena-moberg/


Oona Hyland, Dublin based

Oona Hyland is mid career artist. She has over 25 years experience working as a professional artist and managed a fine art printworkshop, Clo Ceardlann na gCnoc, in the Donegal Gaeltacht in the North West of Ireland until 2014.  She represented Ireland at the Onsaemiro Project, a research and exhibition in the Joint Security Area between North and South Korea in 2019 and the Sao Paulo Biennale event ' Beyond the Horizon' in 2018, the LAF17 Festival France and in 2016 participated in

'Patrons Prizes Paradigms', The Ernie O Malley Art Awards Ireland.
Hyland studied Cinematography at BCFE Dublin  Her film 'Balance' made about and during the Covid lockdown in Ireland will be shown at Grad exhibition Sarajevo in November 2020.  In 2021 she is invited to participate in several international opportunities and will represent Ireland at these events including a residency in Northern Iceland in April 2021, Edition Basel in Switzerland in July 2021 with an exhibition in Atelier Mondial.

Hyland is working on a specific series of work utilizing her training in printmaking with large scale sculptural installations of paper and ceramic based works. This work is groundbreaking and innovative, it challenges the boundaries of different disciplines, recent works use the matrix from print technologies, and sculpture. ( see ‘Samkura’ Museum of Contemporary Art Thessaloniki). Print, particularly etching, has always been an inspiration as a form and her current interest in washi is a natural progression from this. As a post grad student at the Slade, Hyland used paper in large scale formats and as kinetic sculptures and environments. Her work is a response to scale and the body, to sensory perception, language and the environment, seeking to make works that involve the viewer in an interactive way.  he sculptures are made of paper, wood, porcelain and metal and utilize 19th century photographic techniques/film projections, a vintage Bolex reflex camera and the experimental 16mm monoflex technique. 

My work focuses on the extinction or the nearing extinct. Among the associated consequences, extinction places species literally and metaphorically out of sight. The experience of barriers and boundaries, physical, visual and emblematic, and the asymmetries of experience reflected in my work, are part of the fascination with that which is out of sight, but which remains potent in the memory and the imagination. For my time at BKN I will observe and collect evidence, samples, detritus from the ocean , scatterings in the forest , historical footprints of the land and traces from the sea, a sifting and settling. The accumulated parts will form a new work called Minescus: an invisible, intangible border between air and water, curved, magnified, a lense to give a new perspective on Bjorko. Working primarily with ink, drawing and photography, I will research these phenomena to create an alternative reading of the sea that surrounds us and the forest in our memory and imagination , under the surface, under the skin, the space between things.



 

1) Onna Hyland 2) installation 3-6 Earlier works

Video: Artist Onna Hyland talks about BTS making Bury my heart at Bon Secures

AiR BKN

Studio: 3
Dates: Feb 21- April 17/18


www.oonahyland.com



 

Naomi Nowak, Baserad i Roslagen

Naomi Nowak (född 1984) är konstnär och designer som ställt ut i Portland (Hellion Gallery), Los Angeles (Hive Gallery), Berlin (Strychnin) och Stockholm (Seriegalleriet, soloutställning 2012). Hon har gett ut tre grafiska romaner på välkända NBM publishing (USA) och illustrerat böcker bl.a för Vertigo förlag.

Sedan snart tio år tillbaka har konstnärsskapet förlängts i kroppsnära ting - smycken i silver (handskulpterade och gjutna i silver eller brons) och kläder i 100% återvunnen textil. Demokratiska och ekologiska sätt att bära med sig en skärva konst som funnit hem hos människor världen över.

Via traditionella, taktila metoder -- akvarell, blyerts, bläck men också lera, vax och mineral -- utforskas den närvarande myten, drömtiden som bara knappt döljs under vardagen.

På BKN skulle jag vilja jobba större än mig själv, som en del av ett ständigt identifierande och kringgående av materiella och psykologiska begränsningar. Pandemins klosterliv där dagar flyter in i varandra -- utan resor, äventyr och skvaller -- är trots smärtan och krisen vackert och kanske kommer vi till och med att sakna det när världen dundrar igång. Tills dess vill jag expandera, hitta negativa rymder i målandet som i sinom tid kan översättas till både hantverk och text. Skärgårdens bleka vårljus får gärna spela med.

Verk skapade på BKN har möjlighet att ställas ut i Roslagen då jag flyttade till området för ett par år sedan och långsamt börjat skapa ett lokalt nätverk.


Nowak medverkar i sommarutställning på BKN >>>

1) Naomi Nowak 2 Naomi Nowak 3-6) Tidigare arbeten

AiR BKN

Studio 35, 20 mars - 10 april

Studio 3 maj

Studio 5 19 juli - 3 augusti

Webb: www.naomi.se



 

bilyana furnadzhieva & Viktor Benev, Paris based

bilyana furnadzhieva and Viktor Benev have been working on Crystal sound project since 2016, a project that unites forms and music using porcelain sculptures as musical instruments in order to redefine the sound field today. 
The instruments have specific capacities of resonance, which is obtained by adding various metal oxides in the clay. Numerous unique instruments have been created each wearing its own name: the chênecelaine and the stringbone -string instruments and the singing drums - percussions. A variety of sounds is produced by inducing the resonance of the sculptures in various ways - playing with mallets or with hands, singing or talking inside, rubbing their surface or the strings with guitar picks. The sounds are sampled into a digital database and partially constitutes the sonic palette that they would use during their joint residency, given the logistical impossibility of bringing the sculptures in Björkö.

Being fascinated by the musicality of the languages they plan to work with the local singer and artist Åsa Öhrn. The Swedish language has a specific sound that is further colored by the voice and the timber. They would like to confront this richness with the recorded sounds of their musical sculptures and also the languages, already used as compositional material (Bulgarian, English, French, Finish, and Persian) in Crystal sound project's earlier sound works.

Both bilyana and Viktor draw inspiration from Nature for their personal artistic works. During their residency they plan collecting various objects from the environment - stones, leaves, branches, minerals, but also the sound that those objects might create by interaction. This process would further underline the artists' will to communicate with the space around Björkö Konstnod. They plan on experimenting with different acoustic possibilities and record the resulting sounds, in order to eventually release the music later on on their label enovae.

bilyana would further on continue her series of visual artworks, started during her first stay in Björkö Konstnod in the fall of 2020. They incorporate the collected materials and create a cartography of her residency.

Crystal Sounds feat Åsa Öhrn presents theire music videos during and bilyana furnadzieva visual works at Björk Ateljérunda, 30 juni - 2 augusti >>>

Crystal Sound Project, bilyana furnadzhieva & Viktor Benev

Crystal sound project is the debut album of the project and materializes the collaboration of bilyana and Viktor with the Finnish singer Selma Savolainen and the French double bassist and improviser Jean Paul Celea. During the return visits at BKN they are working on the second album.

AiR BKN

Studio 3

Dates (bilyana): April 17-May 26
Dates (Viktor): April 17 - May 4

Studio 1
bilyana July 21st - August 3rd (Ateljérundan)

Studio 3
bilyana and Viktor

Sept 1-19


 

Jody Wood, New York based

Hunger (working title) is a new project by NYC-based artist Jody Wood that explores hunger as a chronic social and physical condition of a post-pandemic society. The interlinkage between physical and social malnourishment is inscribed in our neural pathways. Neuroscientists have found that longings for social interaction are neurologically similar to the food cravings people experience when hungry. Our need for social connection is often unspoken and even repressed as a less important, minor priority; however, the effect of social isolation on our bodies is tangible and physical.
As an artist working in the field of social practice, Wood aims to create artistic interventions that have a concrete impact on social problems. Using strategies of community reciprocity, the artist will respond to a growing, collective social hunger by launching a mobile clinic for social health in partnership with Elijah's Promise, a social service agency alleviating food insecurity in New Brunswick, New Jersey. By combining nutritional services with prolonged artistic interventions on social health, the notion of hunger will be addressed metaphysically, physically, and socially. Using the visual language of pop-up health centers in public space, Wood proposes social health as an urgent need, equally important as physical ailments. Wood will also partner with BKN AiR to launch the clinic for social health at Björkö Island, Sweden. The year-long cross-national project will culminate in two solo shows with Skövde Konstmuseum and Norrtälje Konsthall consisting of audiovisual installations and public engagements facilitated through the art institutions.

Exhibitions: 
April 22-Sept 11th, 2022 Skovde Art Museum, Skovde, Sweden
October 8 - November 27th, 2022 Norrtälje Konsthall, Sweden

Jody Wood
Video: Artist Jody Wood discusses her work for AxisWeb Social Works: Live 2019 at Manchester School of Art on April 26, 2019.

 

Jody Wood at her work developed at AiR BKN, Social Pharmacy/Folkets APOTEK in Simpnäs, Björkö, Sweden

AiR BKN
Studio 35
Dates: May - June, 2021

www.jodywoodart.com

bjorkokonstnod.se/jw


Jane Brontee, baserad i Östergötaland

"Jag är utbildad som bildpedagog på LMU universitet i München. Sedan dess har jag bosatt mig i Sverige och går en utbildning vid Liljeholmens Konstlinje in Östergötland. Arbetet är riktat mot att via konsten sprida glädje och nyfikenhet.
Soliga toner och gul i måleri och skulptur. Verken innehåller inte sällan små detaljer som bryter läsningen och nya läsningar uppstår.  De inspireras av landskap och det vardagliga livet som omger mig. Att värna om naturen är en viktig del i skapandet. Så ofta det går använder jag mig av naturliga pigment och material. På Björkö vill jag utveckla nya verk i samspel med det ön bjuder" JB

Informell öppning av Vyer - Den magiska björken 1, Ons den  23e juni kl 16 på Björkö Konstnod.

Ateljérundan på Björkö, 30 juni - 2 augusti

Vyer - Den magiska björken 1, av Jane Brontee är en av skulpturerna placerade i BKNs parkområde


1) Vyer - Den magiska björken 1, 2) Det svenska livet - Schweden leben 60 x 40 cm, 3) Östergötland Natur II 10 x 15 cm, 4) Hyllning till Rothko - Hommage an Rothko 30 x 40 cm

AiR BKN
Studio 1
Dates June 14-24
https://www.konst.se/konstjb


Leon Clowes, London based

Leon Clowes is an interdisciplinary Disabled LGBT+ creator and curator. Leon’s research-led creative practice combines sound, words, space, co-collaboration, auto-ethnography and
Verfremsdungeffekt. His art is informed by research excavation of my lived trauma experiences, and exchange with other artists who also deal with trauma. As an artist-in-residence at Reel Rebels Radio, I curate ‘The Avant Garden’. Through this, I initiate artistic exchange, and the second edition (currently being planned for early next year) will be The Disability Issue.

Marking Leon’s return to creative expression, broadcast in April this year was Days of Future Past , a 90-minute montage/collage of Leon’s 1980s DIY electro pop/cabaret music and new sound/word pieces mixed with radio recordings prompted by living in London in lockdown, exploring traumatic experiences. Voice pieces from this have been selected for the online Queer Contemporaries and Transmissions exhibitions. Separately, a new musique concrète piece by Leon was included on a recent Institute of  Alien Research collection.
After spending this year mostly confined in an often uncomfortable urban environment, Leon is excited by this residency opportunity. He will use the time to explore, reflect on, and investigate open spaces, the feel of wind and air, the sound of water and sight of green. Over three weeks, Leon will explore Björkö’s environs and hopes to find out more about some the people who live
and stay on the island. He will make field recordings and prepare sound collages and audio pieces from the materials he finds. The overall themes Leon will explore over the three weeks are ‘The Hidden, The Imagined and The Shadows’.

Leon Clowes
Porträttbild:  Ilme Vysniauskaite

AiR BKN
Studio: 1
Date: 1-30 september

https://www.leonclowes.com



Öhrn ägnade sig tidigt åt teman som familjestruktur och att vara innanför eller utanför olika grupper. Målar i akryl och olja sedan 25 år tillbaka men har senaste året ägnat sig åt collage där hon klipper sönder andra konstnärers verk (från konstböcker) och gör nytt.

Åsa arbetar även som pedagog och leder sedan 2020 konstkurser under sommaren på BKN och sedan flera år på Birkagården i Stockholm.

PROD BKN

Studio 11

asaohrn.com

Instagram:
Galleri Mats Bergman >>>




 

Olle Halvars, Stockholm based


Olle Halvars (b 1985) is a visual artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. He utilizes different printmaking techniques, painting, murals, drawing and three dimensional objects. His work embodies a patchwork of abstract and figurative elements merged (and forced) together.

Olle uses a magnifier to examine his surroundings, how nature is constructed on a micro level; The structure of an ant colony, the exchange of information between plants and decompose organic matter. It often depicts the absurdities of the everyday life of the artist as well as the fears created by our times.

The style of expression is a mix of cut outs, broad brush strokes and carved wood. A slow, analogue method is used to enable an intuitive driven practice which embraces and incorporates mistakes in the making process.

Olle works part time as an art teacher for children where he draws a lot of inspiration from playfulness and their uninhibited way of creating. He has managed different art projects for kids and teenagers for several years with the aim to create a setting were art and play can unify. (fr the artists website)


PROD BKN

Studio 3, 1 Juli- 30 augusti

ollehalvars.com

Instagram: @ollehalvars




Emma Malm, Stockholm

Lyssna till Emma Malm där hon beskriver process och konstnärsskap >>>

PROD BKN

Studio 35, 5 Juli - 8 augusti

https://www.emmamalm.se/

Emma Malm

PROD BKN
Johan Lundin & Alexandra Kostrubala, August 2020-April 2021 (various studios)

Kostrubala växte upp i Evanston, Illinois. Hon är en socialpolitisk engagerad konstnär inom till exempel invandrarpolitik, sophantering, psykofarmaka och "Give back to the Community", som uppträder under namnet "Kostrouble"

Hon har utbildat sig i måleri/fri konst på Konstfack,  Trondheim Kunstakademie och Iceland Academy of the Arts i Reykjavik.

"When I painted last (30 years ago) my childhood home burnt down. On the remaining wall my mothers collections of angels had burnt but were burnt away but the silhouette of their existence was there. This fascinates me to this day. The idea of something that was once there but now gone and how to illustrate this.I find this very challenging but I will try my best to achieve this when at Björkö with working with found and collected objects making small worlds,painting drawing and all having its heart in the existence,act, and performance." AK


Lundin rör sig i fältet mellan action painting, performance och en praktik där han utforskar det abstrakta måleriet. Han är även verksam som kock.

JL https://bjorkokonstnod.se/johanlundin

AK http://www.kostrubala.se/


Studio 5: June

1) Johan Lundin o Alexandra Kostrubala 2-5) verk av AK 6) Jl & AK 7- ) JL



 
Additional artists on site/BKN PROD (production):

Jesper Nyrén (has his own studio close to BKN)
Anna Viola Hallberg (Studio 22)

Artists 2020 >>>

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AIR BKN / BKN PRO

BJÖRKÖ KONSTNOD
Simpnäsvägen 739 SE-764 53 Björkö
info @ bjorkokonstnod.se

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