Rasmus Røhling thinks of his artistic production as a self-passage. His work revolves around the topics of casualness, the Facehugger, iconoclasm, sophistication, and the impotence of ostentation. A reoccurring theme in Røhling’s sculptures and videos is the notion of art as the epistemologically unnameable and how this self-perception as stealth potentially affects artistic agency and methodology. The works often seem overtly concerned with enunciating their own ontology, oscillating between idiosyncrasy and strategy.
Rasmus Røhling is an artist and writer based in Copenhagen. He holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts (2010) and a BFA from Jutland Art Academy, DK (2007). Røhling has shown work in exhibitions including Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart, Artists Space, New York; Travis, mertro pcs, Los Angeles; A.U.T.O.E.N.U.C.L.E.A.T.I.O.N., Sismógrafo, Porto; New Rocks Upon the Beach, SixtyEight, Copenhagen; Negating Depressing, SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen; Rage and Patience, Human Resources, Los Angeles; Elephants, YEARS, Copenhagen; and Tell It To My Heart, Collected by Julie Ault, Museum of Contemporary Art, Basel.
Residents from Denmark
Elli Kuruş critically examines the development of media and technology, reading the present as material history. Her artistic and curatorial practice converge into installations, videos, drawings, and lecture performances. In her ongoing project History of Political Operating Systems, she examines the relationship between blockchain technology, ideas of utopia, and the organization of political life.
Elli Kuruş is a Leipzig-based collective artist. Her most recent solo exhibition Invisible Hand, The Great Book of … was held at Galerie Miroslav Kraljević, Zagreb, Croatia, 2016. She has shown work in several spaces in Leipzig, Berlin, Basel, and Los Angeles. A chapter of her work on the blockchain will be part of the upcoming book Artists Re:Thinking the Blockchain published by Furtherfield and Torque.
Residents from Germany
Jonas Nobel is an artist and the co-founder of the artist/design/architect group Uglycute. Nobel works with sculpture and drawing based on historic texts and/or events. With texts as a starting point, he creates representations of historical events influenced by his ideas, personal associations, and reflections. Nobel’s body of work stems from an interest in material culture, both contemporary and historic.
Jonas Nobel graduated in 1998 from the Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå, Sweden. Uglycute works toward expanding the concept of design by integrating professionals from other fields in the various undertaken projects. Uglycute has been featured in numerous international shows including 50th Venice Biennial, 2003, and Emscherkunst, Germany, 2013. Nobel has exhibited and created public commissions mainly in Scandinavia. He is represented by Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm.uglycute.com