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
Through a language of displacement and fragmentation, a set of objects, images and memories articulate the process of the familiar becoming unfamiliar. In her photographs, Majlinda Hoxha creates a personal environment that is sensitive to the recent political and economical situations in her home country of Kosovo. The monuments hown in the photographs demonstrate a situation that is yet to be revealed.
Majlinda Hoxha (born 1984) holds a BFA in photography from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design and a MFA from the Elam School of Fine Art at Auckland University. In 2012, her work was featured in the annual Mulsim Mulliqi exhibition, hosted by the National Art Gallery of Kosovo, as well as a curatorial project Aftermath – Changing Cultural Landscape initiated by the Photon – Center for Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana. Hoxha is the deputy photo editor and photographer at Kosovo 2.0 magazine where her work is regularly published. Her Family Portrait #1 is currently on display at The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington. She took part in the anniversary exhibition for Human Right Commission Article 27 at The Physics Room, Christchurch and has presented solo exhibitions at The Laundromat Art Project Space, Tauranga, Tetris Gallery, Pristina and The Ministry Gallery, Pristina. Hoxha lives and works in Pristina.
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.