Wednesday, 3 May 2006, 19:00
OCA Studio 1, Wergelandsveien 17
On Wednesday, 3 May 2006, current artist in residence Tue Greenfort (b. 1973, Holbæk, Denmark) will speak about his work at OCA’s International Studio Programme Oslo. In explaining his current practice, the artist has stated, “I don’t observe nature as an external phenomenon, but play and interact within a spacecall it a habitat or a certain environment where other organisms are present besides me.” In addition to an articulation of his working methods, Greenfort will also discuss his current projects, one of which is included in the group exhibition Don Quijote that opened at Witte de With in Rotterdam on 27 April.
In his photography and installations, Tue Greenfort examines sociopolitics by staging situations that reveal a part of the ecosystem functioning in the urban environment. Often involving animals or insects, Greenfort pursues strategies of interaction and documentation, which render various behaviors surrounding issues of identity and consumption as universal. Working in this manner, Greenfort gathers compelling evidence of overlooked occurrences that collapse prescribed notions of the boundaries between nature, culture, science, and industry.
Tue Greenfort lives and works in Frankfurt am Main and Berlin. He studied at the Städeschule in Frankfurt am Main and the Academy of Fyn in Denmark. Greenfort has had solo exhibi- tions at Kunstverein Arnsberg, Johann König in Berlin, Gallery Zero in Milan, Schnittraum in Cologne, and Galerie Nicholas Krupp in Basel, among others. Greenfort’s work is currently on view in exhibitions at Witte de With in Rotterdam and ALP Peter Bergman in Stockholm. He has also been included in various group exhibitions at such venues as the ICA London, PARTICIPANT, INC. in New York, and ZKM in Karlsruhe, among others. In the coming year, Greenfort will be included in the Nordic biennial Momentum in Norway, in Ann Helwing Gallery in Los Angeles, and Max Wigram Gallery in London. He was also selected to complete a Fall 2006 residency and public art commission with the Art & Ecology programme at London’s Royal Society of Arts.