Past event

25 October 2006
5.30pm

Robert Joha—nsson & Vanna Bowles artist talk

25 October 2006. Free entry.

Sweet Punch curator Emma Bugden will talk with artists Robert Johansson and Vanna Bowles about the exhibition and their broader artistic practice.

Sweet Punch was developed during Emma’s 2005 NIFCA research residency in Finland. She is currently Curatorial Director at Te Tuhi - The Mark in Pakuranga, Auckland, where Sweet Punch will also be showing. Robert Johansson (Sweden) & Vanna Bowles (Norway) are visiting New Zealand for the opening of Sweet Punch.

 

Vanna Bowles was born in 1974 in Gothenburg, Sweden. In 2004 she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Academy of Fine Art, Oslo, Norway. Her individual practice has been included in the solo exhibitions Chain of Unsettled Events 2006, Nordic Art Info, Oslo, Norway, Galleri Thomassen, 2006 Gothenburg, Sweden. She has worked collaboratively with Robert Johansson on the performance projects: The body’s thin shell, ARS06, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland, Mera Kropp (More Body) touring eight schools in Akershus, Norway (2005), Fra kaos til kosmos, 2004 , Bomuldsfabriken Arthall, Arendal, Norway Testomony, 2003, Kunstbanken, Hamar, Norway, and Pugnae Spectaculum, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway (2002). She lives in Oslo, Norway.

Robert Johansson was born in 1977 in Grums, Sweden. In 2004, he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Academy of Fine Art, Oslo, Norway. In 2005, he was an artist in residence at the Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art in Suomenlina, Helsinki, Finland, through the Nordic Air programme. His individual practice has been shown in exhibitions including Nuevo Estocolmo, 2006, Södertälje Konsthall, Södertälje, Sweden, and Tour Grandia, 2005, GRANDIA, Stockholm, Sweden. He has worked collaboratively with Vanna Bowles on the performance projects: The body’s thin shell, ARS06, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland, Mera Kropp (More Body) touring eight schools in Akershus, Norway (2005), Fra kaos til kosmos, 2004 , Bomuldsfabriken Arthall, Arendal, Norway Testomony, 2003, Kunstbanken, Hamar, Norway, and Pugnae Spectaculum, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway (2002). 

 

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