21 & 22 April 2018

Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Fotogalleriet
Fellesverkstedet
Kunstnernes Hus
The National Museum of Art, Archtecture and Design
Norsk Billedhoggerforening (NBF)
Norske Kunsthåndverkere Oslo og Akershus (NKOA)
Norsk senter for teknologi i musikk og kunst (NOTAM)
Norske tekstilkuntnere/SOFT
Tegnerforbundet (TF)
Young Artists Society (UKS)


Partners
Norwegian Crafts
Atelier
B-Open
OCA
Plot
Subjekt


Supported by
Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Arts Council Norway
City of Oslo, Agency for Cultural Affairs
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Bobrikova & de Carmen, Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen

installation, sculpture, sound art, performance, interventions in public space

Working together as an artist duo since 2005. We both hold MFA from Nordic Sound Art programme and Malmo Art Academy, Sweden.

We work around the idea of an open interaction with the art world beyond the dialogue of what can be considered institutional or not, to see our artistic practice as a single space of coexistence and confluence. We believe that this context is emerging as one of the only exchanging environments to promote social transformation. This approach allows us to critically investigate our roots and social habits, questioning the mechanisms and contexts which creates powerful current systems of values.
Our vision is to show an analysis of the synergy between the economic system and the drift of current biocenosis, aiming at the creation of new social ecosystems by intervening on the border between art and topical issues of contemporary life in order to carry out a proposal between the transient and the utopian.
Collaborative practice has been the main pillar in our art practice as a theory of working with the community in expanded way.

Since 2012 we run Nomad AIR, a Nomadic artist-in-residence program focuses on the notion of hospitality and the social relations between “host” and “guest” para-siting the infrastructure of other institutions. The project starts from the idea of looking over the dynamics, meaning, phenomena and processes of international artist residency programs. The main concept centres on human relationships created within the residency format, and us as artists intervening in this framework by acting as managers. Nomad Air raises physical spatiality within the sphere of off shoring with the intention to expand a narrative field beyond the standard homogenization of common artistic residencies.

In 2017, together with Linnea Larsson, we have co-funded the project / residency program Future Utopia Community Key which is dedicated to the activities in the rural village of Uddebo and the area. The objective is to respond to the specific needs of the local and social context belonging to a rural community committed to economic sustainability, where the inhabitants claim the defence of the intangible, of the pro-common. The Residence program is a collaborative agency, dedicated to new social bonding and community building. It’s a process-oriented platform with a cross-disciplinary approach.

We have participated in several residencies such as Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, HomeBase Saitama, KulturKontakt Austria, Nida art Colony in Lithuania, Latent Spaces in Singapore or MeetFactory in Prague. Our works were presented in venues and projects such as Galler BOA, Oslo (2018); RAM Galleri, Oslo; 5th Odessa Biennale, Fotogalleriet, Oslo; Agrikultura Triennial, Malmo, SE; Greenlight District, Skien, NO; Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Seoul, KR (2017); Saitama Triennial, JP; Nitra Gallery, SK; Akershus Kunstnersenter, Lillestrom, NO; Tranzit, Bratislava, SK (2016); 2nd Tbilisi Triennial, Tbilisi, GE; Prague Quadrennial, Prague, CZ; Babel Art Space in Trondheim, NO; Entrance Gallery in Prague, CZ (2015); Post-PopUp at CCA, Centre Contemporary Art Singapore, SG; Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO; ANX/ Atelier Nord in Oslo, NO; Skanes Konstforening, Malmo, SE; City Gallery Bratislava, SK (2014); Nitra Gallery, Nitra, SK; Karlin studio, Prague, CZ; Rake, Trondheim, NO (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, DK; KURANT, Trømso, NO (2012); Singuhr, Berlin, DE (2011); Center of Contemporary Art – Tbilisi, Tbilisi, GE; Roda Sten, Gothenburg, SE; City Museum, Gothenburg, SE; Space gallery, Bratislava, SK (2010).

Member of NBK, UKS, PAO

Bobrikova bilde 1
LIVING IN THE BEGINNING OF TIMES, installation view, part of GreenlightDistrict National Festival, Skiens Kunstforening 2017
Photogeny of a contextualization for a new revolution 2017
LIVING IN THE BEGINNING OF TIMES 59.923885, 10.758991 / 10.17, detail of the installation / Galleri RAM 2017
Fg na 9 webres 003
Ya-mae / 야매, installation view, Fotogalleriet 2017
Eirik slyngstad oslo tap water kunst vardo
1000 bottles of tap water, performance - intervention in the public space, commissioned by Kunst Vardo, oslo 2016

Planned projects and exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS
jan 2018 BOA, Oslo, NO (solo)
feb 2018 OKSASENKATU 11, HELSINKI, FI (solo)
apr 2018 Open Video VII & ORP2-exhibition III, Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo NO (group)
apr 2018 GALERIE 35M2, Prague, CZ (solo)
jun 2018 (X)Sites, Halmstad, SE (group)
nov 2018 Hotdock, Bratislava, SK (solo)
tba 2018 TENTHAUS, Oslo, NO (solo)

AIR
feb 2018 Arctic Art Institute, Arkhangelsk, RU
oct/dec 2018 AIR KREMS, Krems am der Donau, AT
2019 Residency Unlimited, New York, USA

CV

Martinka Bobrikova

2010-2012 NORDIC SOUND ART, Joint Study Programme, Scandinavia, MA

2010-2012 MALMÖ ART ACADEMY, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden. MFA
2005-2008 UNIVERSIDAD DE LA LAGUNA, Facultad de Bellas Artes, Tenerife, Spain. BA
2001-2006 ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI, Stage design department, Rome, Italy

Oscar de Carmen 

2010-2012 NORDIC SOUND ART, Joint Study Programme, Scandinavia, MA

2010-2012 MALMÖ ART ACADEMY, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden. MFA
2004-2009 UNIVERSIDAD DE LA LAGUNA, Faculty of Fine Art. Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Spain. BA

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from 2017 co-funder & co-director FUCK, Future Utopia Community Key, Uddebo, SE
from 2012 co-funder & co-director Nomad A-I-R, nomad artist-in-residency program
2014-2016 co-funder & co-director Vandaler Forening, Oslo, NO
2012-2015 co-funder & board member PAO, performance art Oslo (only Bobrikova)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 LIVING IN THE BEGINNING OF TIMES, 59.923885, 10.758991 / 10.17, RAM GALLERI, Oslo, NO
2017 YA-MAE, NORDIC ANTOLOGY #9, FOTOGALERIET, Oslo, NO
2017 LIVING IN THE BEGINNING OF TIMES, GREENLIGHT DISTRICT, SKIENS KUNSTFORENING, Skien, NO
2015 AFTERLIFE, Projektrom Carl Berner, Oslo, NO
2015 SUPERFLUOUS IDENTITY IV, BABEL, Trondheim, NO
2015 SUPERFLUOUS IDENTITY III, ENTRANCE GALLERY, Prague, CZ
2014 PDP/AV1, BLUNK GALERI, Trondheim, NO
2014 PDP/AV1, ANX ATELIER NORD, Oslo, NO
2013 IN PROCESS, AREA 60, TEA- ESPACIO DE LAS ARTES, Tenerife, ES
2013 URBAN HUNTER, NITRA GALLERY, Nitra, SK
2011 YOU HAVE TO GO RIGHT NOW!, Rotor 2, Gothenburg, SE
2010 ZERO BUDGET, Space Gallery, Bratislava, SK


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Open Video VII & ORP2-exhibition III, Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo NO
2017 TURBULENCE AREA, 5th ODESSA BIENNALE, Odessa, UA
2017 AGRIKULTURA TRIENNAL, Malmo, SE
2017 STRUCTURAL DISPARITIES, SEOUL ART SPACE GEUMCHEON, Seoul, KR
2017 MICRO-POLITICS: a strange frame of view, SPACE XX, Seoul, KR
2016 ENVISIONING THE FUTURE, SAITAMA TRIENNALE, SAITAMA, JP
2016 NEWROPE, NITRA GALLERY, Nitra, SK
2016 CROSS_CUTS, Alt_CPH, FABRIKKEN, Copenhagen, DK
2016 APORIAS, FRIDY EXIT, Wien, AT
2016 SMALL/BIG WORLD, TRANZIT, Bratislava, SK
2016 FEED, Kunst Vardo, Oslo, NO
2015 S.O.S, 2nd TBILISI TRIENNIALE, Tbilisi, GE
2015 PRAGUE QUADRIENNAL, MeetFactory, Prague, CZ
2014 salonvideo_SUBmissions, MAGMA Contemporary Medium, Sf. Gheorghe, RO
2014 HØSTUTSTILLINGEN, KUNSTNERNES HUS, Oslo, NO
2014 DOUBLE YOU, Skånes konstförening, Malmö, SE
2014 More than [show] business – Post-PopUp at CCA, Centre Contemporary Art Singapore, SG
2014 BIOPOLITICS OF THE SOUTH SIDE, Junefirst Gallery, Berlin, DE
2014 FOOD WE HAVE PREPARED, GMB- City Gallery Bratislava, SK
2013 METTERS OF METHOD-SALON VIDEO, Tranzit, Iasi, RO
2013 ALWAYS ON THE MOVE, NINETEENTHIRTEEN, Glasgow, UK
2013 CONSTANT. DECAY. RAKE, Trondheim, NO
2013 HUNKY DORY, KARLIN STUDIOS, Prague, CZ
2012 URBAN OBSERVATORY, Galeria Sztuki Wozownia, Torun, PL
2012 TELEVISION, TACTIC, Cork, IR
2012 MONOCHROMES AND OTHER CHROMES, KURANT, Tromso, NO
2012 SOUNDINGS II, Roskilde Contemporary Art Museum, Roskilde, DK
2012 WHY ART NOW, Open ShowStudio, Athens, GR

2011 RAINFOREST IV, SINGUHR SOUND GALLERY, Berlin, DE

2010 TRANSIT, Center  of Contemporary Art – Tbilisi, Tbilisi, GE

2010 DATACITY. AMBER’10. Sanat Limani, Istanbul. TR

2010 AN INSTRUMENTAL, Molesworth Gallery, Dublin, IR

2010 CLOWDS OF WITHNES, Röda Sten, Gothenburg, SE

2010 TRUST + MISTAKE, City Museum, Gothenburg, SE


SELECTED AIR
2017 Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Seoul, KR
2016 HomeBase Project, Saitama Triennale, Saitama, JP
2016 Råderum, Fabrikken, Copenhagen, DK
2016 KulturKontakt Austria, Wien, AT
2015 LKV- Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim, NO
2015 MeetFactory, Prague, CZ
2014 LATENT SPACES, Singapore, SG
2014 TECHNO-ECOLOGY, NIDA ART COLONY, LT
2014 MeetFactory, Prague, CZ

TEACHING
2016 Intervention outside the margin/ workshop, Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, JP
2016 GUEST ARTISTLECTURE, Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Wien, AT
2016 THE WAY THAT I LISTEN / workshop, Völkermarkt secondary school, Völkermarkt, AT
2014 THE WAY THAT I LISTEN / workshop, Malmö Art Academy, Malmö, SE
2014 NON-LECTURE, FAMU-CAS, PRAGUE, CZ
2013 OPEN FORUM, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO

Open on: Saturday

Address

ORP2

Olaf Ryes plass 2, 0552 Oslo
Olaf Ryes plass

www.bobrikovadecarmen.org

Event

ORP2-exhibition IIII, Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo
Video Open V, Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo
21.-16.mai 2018
opening friday evening 20.april
Olaf Ryes plass 2, 0552 Oslo