Marita Isobel Solberg: Artist Talk and In Conversation with David Thorp at The Performance Studio.
NABROAD/ Norwegian Collaborative Organisation for Contemporary Art Abroad & The Performance Studio would like to invite you to an in residence Artist Talk and conversation with Tromsø based artist Marita Isobel Solberg lead by independent curator and initiator for The Performance Studio David Thorp, on Tuesday 23rd April at 19:00.
The Performance Studio
The Biscuit Factory
Corner of Clements and Webster Rd
Time: 18:00 – 19:00
This is an informal event open to all, but due to limited places, please RSVP to email@example.com or by text to 07897 410 268 by Tuesday 23rd 12:00
Marita Isobel Solberg
Marita Isobel Solberg lives and works as a musician, performing and visual artist with Tromsø as a base.
Solberg works with sound, performance, photography and ceramic sculptures. She received a master’s degree (2007) from the Academy of The Arts, Oslo. Solberg has since participated in residencies at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park (Shiga, Japan) and The Watermill Center (New York,USA) and in several art-related stays/projects in Sicily, Avignon, Tokyo and London.
Solberg works close to Sapmi and Sami culture and has several artistic collaborations at this time: The Ephemeral Arts Connection (Sicily), Mara & The Inner Strangeness (Tromsø), The Shakespeare’s Wild Sisters (Taipei) and The Legendary Antler Sisters (Tromsø, Sigerfjord).
David Thorp is an independent curator, he was active in the development of the contemporary art scene in the East End of London, first as Director of Chisenhale Gallery then The Showroom and subsequently the South London Gallery. In 2001 he was appointed Curator of Contemporary Projects at the Henry Moore Foundation. He has been International Adjunct Curator PS1 MoMA, New York and Curator of GSK Contemporary at the Royal Academy of Arts, London for 2008/09. More recently he has held several Associate positions as Curator of Platform China, Beijing; Artistic Director of Calvert22 Foundation, London; Associate Programmer at the ICA and Associate Director of Artes Mundi. He was a member of the Turner Prize jury in 2004. David Thorp is currently the Interim Director of Modern Art Oxford.
The Performance Studio
David Thorp says to The Guardian about The Performance Studio:
My motivations in establishing The Performance Studio – a new development, production and rehearsal space for live and performance art – are multi-fold. Apart from wanting to offer artists a place to develop new work freely without temporal or financial pressures, it also realises a long-standing interest in the performance-based art form and a desire to both develop and support a newly burgeoning live art scene.
(Read more here)
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