MEET OUR ARTISTS
Visual and performance artist
Arni Gudmundsson raised in the sea-faring nations of Iceland and the Netherlands. Now based in the US and Sweden. Works in a variety of mediums–from sculpture to photography and drawing.
Lin Xiuqing is a visual artist based in Xiamen China. Lin’s visual art works portrays her understanding and point of view of certain unintentional conducts in daily life. Dance improvisation gave her a lot of inspirations from which she also found positive ways of living.
Born in Fujian in 1994 and graduated from multi-media and integrated materials department in Academy of Art of Xiamen University. Currently living and working in Xiamen. Her creation is based on individual experiences, focused on relationships and environments associated with individuals, relationships between personal privacy and technology data.
Painting, Singing, Performance
Peter Piek (* in Karl-Marx-Stadt) is a German painter, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, author and performance artist.
Lives and works in Leipzig, Germany.
YI CHEN 陈溢
Yi Chen was born in Xiamen, China in 1989. He currently lives and studies in New York
b. 1989 in Iceland works in various mediums from performances, videos to collage drawings. In her work, the body is the source and material where she is constantly dealing with the process of transformations.
Josie Jenkins is an award winning artist based in Liverpool, UK. Josie's practice is concerned with both the making of visual art and the organising and execution of artistic projects.
Currently living and working between Finland and The Netherlands.
MACHIEL & SUZANNE
The featured artist of one of last year’s larger exhibitions, Charlie McMann constantly wows the art world with fresh perspectives and an incredibly polished technique. There aren’t many artists who can do what Charlie McMann does.
Stevens Vaughn is a ritualistic water painter who uses pigments to document the language of water. His exhibitions Calligraphy of water and Water is a color are influenced by his study and training in the philosophy of the how important imperfection is to the state of perfection in Japan and China.
Sigurdur Gudmundsson (born in 1942) Reykjavik, Iceland, lives and works in The Netherlands, Iceland, Sweden and China.
Gudmundsson studied at the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts from 1960 until 1963 and then at the Academic ’63 and Ateliers ’63 in Haarlem. He has exhibited throughout Europe, including Finland, China, Iceland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany and Britain.
Prof. Bjørn Nørgaard's works can be found worldwide with the bulk of his work in Scandinavia, on the walls of the seat of the Danish Government, the Christiansborg Palace, 14 Royal Tapestries illustrating the “History of Denmark” from the time of the Vikings until the present.
Chen Wenling is a contemporary Chinese Neo-Realist artist. Through a variety of surreal, often grotesque sculptures he examines the rapid rise of consumerism in modern-day China and the fraught relationship with its more austere Communist past. Among the recurring characters in Chen’s work are emaciated young boys, pig-like humanoids, and obese demons, all of which the artist deploys to create his biting social satire. Born in 1969 in Quanzhou, China to a poor family, he went on to study at Xiamen Academy of Art. He quickly found international critical and commercial success, with his work exhibited both within China and abroad. In 1999, Chen won the Venice Biennale’s top prize, the prestigious Golden Lion. He continues to exhibit around the world and lives and works in Beijing, China.
BILL AITCHISON | 比尔·艾奇森
performance, writing, video and audio
Bill Aitchison works in and between performance, writing, video and audio. At the centre of the work is a sense of performance which thrives upon the danger of the moment and sense of being part of something unrepeatable. His performances are both rigorously structured and dynamic in their execution. Each are significantly different, though as a whole have a consistent style being open-ended, formally precise and using dry humour. Work in other media extends and adapts these strategies.