Recipients 2019

Artica Svalbard
29 Apr – 5 May 2019

Cristina Lucas

Cecilia Lucas

Based in Madrid, Spain, Cristina Lucas is an artist interested in mechanisms of power. She analyses principal political and economic structures, dissecting them in order to reveal the contradictions between official history, reality, and collective memory. Her work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in Mexico; MUDAM Luxemburg; and Tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam; as well as in group exhibitions at Manifesta 12, Palermo; the 12th Shanghai Biennale; MACBA, Barcelona; the 28th Bienal de São Paulo; and the 10th Istanbul Biennial.

During her residency Lucas worked on two new works. An interactive public sculpture 'Flags of Svalbard Citizens’ and a new film entitled ‘The People That Is Missing’. Both were premiered in Longyearbyen for the Artica Listens 2019 event.

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1 Jun – 30 Jun 2019

Sille Storihle

Sille Storihle

Sille Storihle (b. 1985, Tromsø) is an artist living in Berlin and Oslo and working with moving images and text. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Trondheim Academy of Fine Art and an Master in Aesthetics and Politics from CalArts. Her central areas of interest include gender politics, nationalism and history. With Liv Bugge, she runs FRANK, a platform to build community, show contemporary art and generate discussions addressing hegemonic structures in society relating to gender, sexuality and desire. Her artistic and curatorial projects have been shown at Kunsthall Oslo, Kunstnernes Hus, Performa Biennial, Malmö Konstmuseum, The Norwegian Museum of Contemporary Art and The Gothenburg Biennial.

During her residency Storihle hosted an artist talk event with local residents where she spoke about processes central to her practice as an artist, focusing on her stay at Artica Svalbard.