Past Resident2013: Danish Arts Foundation
Jakob Boeskov is a Danish-Icelandic artist and filmmaker. His work touches upon many disciplines involving video, drawing and conceptual art. Common subjects are technology, politics and his native Scandinavian region. Boeskov’s best known project is calle ID Sniper, where he infiltrated a Chinese weapons fair with a fake hi-tech weapon.
Jakob Boeskov (born 1973, Elsinore, Denmark) moved to Copenhagen in the early 1990s where he put out his satirical comic Flax Letter (Nicolai Wallner Entertainments) and the experimental 8mm film Exhaust Tiger. In 1998 he published a comic about Lars Von Trier, after which he abandoned comics entirely, focusing on drawings and more conceptual art projects. His first solo show My Doomsday Weapon, The Thing, New York, 2004 documented the creation of a fictional hi-tech weapon. He later described these events in the film Empire North (2010), a film that won the Danish Dox Award at the Copenhagen DOX Film Festival. Group exhibitions include Populism, Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2005 and Screening War, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, 2005. In 2010, Boeskov’s work was the subject of the retrospective exhibition Siggimund at the National Gallery of Denmark. His solo exhibitions include Coup de Théâtre, V1, Copenhagen, 2005, Thule, V1, Copenhagen, 2010 and Weekend Futurology, Mulherin Pollard, New York, 2012. Boeskov lives and works in New York City.
Residents from Denmark
Past Resident2013: Foundation for a Civil Society
Heldi Pema’s artwork takes a critical view of cultural, social and political issues. He plays with the illusion of time and space, leading through his perception of the world. He uses a variety of materials and mediums such as photography, sound and installation. His recent interest involves old and new prints, texts and magazines as he develops a growing series of interventions. He reframes imagery by creating his own characters and stories.
Heldi Pema was born in Albania. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana, has attended Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts (Austria) several times, and was awarded AIR by “KulturKontakt” in Vienna and “O’Artoteca” in Milan. His work has been shown at the 52nd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Albanian Pavilion; Museum of Contemporary Art – Villa Croce, Genova; European Month of Photography, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin; ViennAfair, Vienna; 2nd Tirana Biennale; The National Gallery of Arts, Tirana; A+A Gallery, Venice and The Promenade Gallery, Vlora.
Events & Exhibitions
Past Resident2013: Instituto de la Cultura y las Artes de Sevilla
Alejandro Botubol’s work deals with the constant and persistent exploration of space. His images aren’t figural; they’re grounded in symbolism, gravity and time. His paintings are infinite, and pursue the search for truth through the contemplation of life. Botubol embraces the sense of immanence in all objects, creating metaphysical tension with a nuanced sense of mysticism.
Alejandro Botubol (born 1979) studied painting, engraving and design at the University of Fine Arts in Seville. His work has been exhibited in the Taidemuseo, Riihimäki; Museum of Inquisition, Cartagena and The Dr. Rafael Calderón Guardia Museum, San José.