Tamar Guimarães & Kasper Akhøj
Artist in Residence at 18th Street Arts Center
Presented at LACMA
Copenhagen-based Brazilian artist Tamar Guimarães’ manifold film and installation works explore spiritism, nation-building, colonial narratives and modernist forms. Through her work, Guimarães creates a grammar of displacement and deferral where trauma is always present but never apparent. In Guimarães’ practice, the dead are always at work, and the past is as porous as the present.
Her work has been presented at numerous art fairs and the São Paulo Biennial and Venice Biennale. She has had solo exhibitions at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2009); Artspace Sydney (2010); Gasworks, London (2011); and the Århus Kunstbygning, Denmark (2012). Her work was nominated for the Premio Investidor Profissional Art Prize (PIPA) 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Also based in Copenhagen, Danish artist Kaspar Akhøj is a mixed-media artist whose recent solo exhibitions include Welcome (TO THE TEKNIVAL) at the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Overgaden at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Copenhagen, and After The Fair at the Wiels Centre for Contemporary Art, Brussels. His work has also been shown at Ludlow 38/Goethe Institute, New York and 28th São Paulo Biennial. In 2010, he was an artist-in-residence at the 29th São Paulo Biennial, in addition to Platform Garanti in Istanbul, Turkey.