Through textiles, Sarah Zapata examines how her personal experience points to larger societal constructs, intersecting theories of gender, cultural identity, and spirituality. As the daughter of an evangelical Christian mother and a Peruvian father, ethnicity and religion were at the center of her family dynamics during her upbringing in Texas. Zapata’s Peruvian heritage attracted her to textiles from a young age. The material’s malleability and historical context, in turn, pushed her in the direction of her current artistic practice.
Sarah Zapata has exhibited work at Performance Space New York; MATE Mario Testino Museum, Peru; and Deli Gallery, Brooklyn, among others.sarah-zapata.com
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Residents from United States
Julie Stavad’s sculptures and sculptural installations brings the body into play with jumps in scale and through contrasting effects in materials. Her sculptural practice brings together the domains of the sculptural object, spoken and written language and the body into an associative interaction. An interplay that allows the silent material to speak, while the linguistic utterances in a title or text based work can become concrete, thus coupling different sensory modalities.
Julie Stavad has exhibited work at Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Kunsthal Aarhus, and Kunsthal NORD, all Denmark, among others.juliestavad.com
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Conny Karlsson Lundgren
Conny Karlsson Lundgren is a visual artist based in Stockholm and Hoby Mosse. He works with film, text, image, and archival documents, to explores themes around social, political, and individual identities. In his practice, the artist employs interdisciplinary methods to present alternative realities and social agreements reimagined through experiences, contrapositions, desires, and secret codes. Karlsson Lundgren is interested in the archive as both carrier of information and a mechanism of control. He holds an MFA from Valand Academy of Fine Arts in Gothenburg, Sweden, and participated in the Studio Research Program at Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, The Netherlands in 2014–15.