Rasmus Røhling thinks of his artistic production as a self-passage. His work revolves around the topics of casualness, the Facehugger, iconoclasm, sophistication, and the impotence of ostentation. A reoccurring theme in Røhling’s sculptures and videos is the notion of art as the epistemologically unnameable and how this self-perception as stealth potentially affects artistic agency and methodology. The works often seem overtly concerned with enunciating their own ontology, oscillating between idiosyncrasy and strategy.
Rasmus Røhling is an artist and writer based in Copenhagen. He holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts (2010) and a BFA from Jutland Art Academy, DK (2007). Røhling has shown work in exhibitions including Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart, Artists Space, New York; Travis, mertro pcs, Los Angeles; A.U.T.O.E.N.U.C.L.E.A.T.I.O.N., Sismógrafo, Porto; New Rocks Upon the Beach, SixtyEight, Copenhagen; Negating Depressing, SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen; Rage and Patience, Human Resources, Los Angeles; Elephants, YEARS, Copenhagen; and Tell It To My Heart, Collected by Julie Ault, Museum of Contemporary Art, Basel.
Residents from Denmark
Megan Francis Sullivan
Megan Francis Sullivan’s practice gleans cultural artifacts and identities by enacting or interpreting works and objects from specific sources. Her expanding body of work questions the historical baseboard of artistic work as site and time-specific. Projects such as the repainting of Rosa Bonheur’s The Horse Fair, the building of tables inspired from those of the Cooper Union library during its tuition crisis, and a painting series that that inverts Paul Cezanne’s The Bathers, are examples of how the artist interrogates artworks outside of their cultural context.
Megan Francis Sullivan (born 1975, Stamford, Connecticut) currently lives and works in Berlin. Sullivan studied at Cooper Union, New York and Städelschule, Frankfurt. Recent solo exhibitions include Kunsthalle Bern, 2016; Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, 2015; Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, 2014; and Mathew Gallery, Berlin, 2014. Group exhibitions include Carlos/Ishikawa, London, 2016; Mathew Gallery, New York, 2015; VI, VII, Oslo, 2014; Freymond-Guth, Zurich, 2013; castillo/corrales, Paris, 2013; and Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, Germany, 2013.
Residents from Germany
Espen Gleditsch is an artist whose work juxtaposes photographs, texts and objects. His projects often put in dialogue text and image to enable a variety of perspectives on a common theme. Through this association, viewers’ interpretations of the works vacillate between a rational, cognitive understanding and a visual system of symbols. Gleditsch’s intellectual and artistic process often starts with a narrative that navigates between fact and fiction. His work raises fundamental philosophical questions regarding our ability to survive in a secular society without dreams and fantasies–which allow us to transcend our rational understanding of reality.
Espen Gleditsch (born 1983) lives and works in Oslo, Norway. Gleditsch received his MFA from the Academy of Fine Art of the Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2015. Gleditsch’s work has been presented in solo shows at Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, 2016; Noplace, Oslo, 2016; Fotogalleriet [Format], Malmö, 2015; Haugesund kunstforening, Norway 2013; and MELK, Oslo, 2012. Group shows include Kunstnernes Hus; Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, 2015; Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, 2014, 2010; Austin Centre for Photography, 2014; and Fotogalleriet, Oslo, 2013.