Ragnhild May explores the field between visual arts and music. She works with performance, installation and sculpture. She is primarily focused on performance work and overall installation structures. Her pieces synthesize complex combinations of media and materials. A basic field of investigation for May is sound, which is conceived of and conceptualized in a deep historical perspective, including figures such as Leonardo da Vinci and Athanasius Kircher. In her work, May addresses what may immediately appear to be an idiosyncratic poetic sphere, which by closer examination turns out to be the product of careful and stringent reflection. Indeed, one may be tempted to characterize her work in general as conceptualism camouflaged as uncompromising primitivism.
Ragnhild May (born 1988, Odense, Denmark) studied studio art at The Jutland Art Academy, Denmark and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. May has exhibited and performed at various venues around Europe, including The National Gallery of Denmark, Museum of Contemporary Arts in Roskilde and Vienna Künstlerhaus. In 2014, she co-curated REVISIT at Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art.
Residents from Denmark
Anne Neukamp diverts the vocabulary of the contemporary visual language that surrounds us: logos, emblems, icons, pictograms and signs by rendering them fundamentally ambiguous. Her paintings produce a floating state between intelligible motifs and an abstract, incomplete and loose cosmology. They destabilize the viewer’s perception by creating unusual situations that are stretched between reality and illusion, challenging different painting clichés or contradictory “styles” and collapse multiple senses of space into one visual surface.
Anne Neukamp (born 1976, Düsseldorf, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at Gregor Podnar Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2015; Greta Meert Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, 2014; Valentin, Paris, France, 2014; Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2014; Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany, 2013, and Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany, 2012. Her works have been included in group exhibitions at Columbia University, New York; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany; Kai10 Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany; Kunstverein Heidelberg, and the 5th Prague Biennale.
Residents from Germany
Claire Lambe’s installation and sculptural practice focuses on compiling memory fragments as a platform to communicate a broader or more complex set of ideas. This rich body of personal, cultural and socio-political references initiates research that underpins and informs her physical and conceptual process. Recently, she has become interested in humor as aggressive communication and has been looking less broadly at gender and class, but more specifically towards the role gender and age play in manipulation.
Claire Lambe lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. Lambe completed her MFA at Goldsmiths, University of London and a studio residency at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne from 2014-16. Recent exhibitions include Neverwhere, Gaia Gallery, Istanbul, 2015; Lurid Beauty, The National Gallery of Victoria, 2015; Miss Universal (with Atlanta Eke), Gertrude Contemporary and Chunky Move, Melbourne, 2015. She is represented by Sarah Scout Presents.