Hesselholdt & Mejlvang
Hesselholdt & Mejlvang is a Copenhagen-based artist duo established in 1999 consisting of Sofie Hesselholdt and Vibeke Mejlvang. The duo works primarily with large-scale installations, projects in public space and performance. Their practice is research and context based with a strong focus on site-specificity. Hesselholdt & Mejlvang investigate the conditions of contemporary life through themes including national identity, Eurocentrism, and the creation of a collective “we.” They question how social and political structures are established and reproduced today.
Hesselholdt & Mejlvang have exhibited work at Manifesta 12, Palermo; ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark; and Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden, among others.
Residents from Denmark
Alicja Gaskon uses lines and maps to tell stories about conflict, borders, migration and identity. She uses mapping as a narrative process to investigate social and political spaces and networks. Her practice is research-based and ranges from painting and installation to video and performance. The works incorporate military maps, satellite images, and statistical data that are later translated into a reduced language based on the collected information.