Recipients 2022

Artica Svalbard
9 Apr – 23 Apr 2022

Susan Schuppli

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Susan Schuppli is an artist-researcher based in the UK whose work examines material evidence from war and conflict to environmental disasters and climate change. Current work is focused on the politics of cold and is organised by the provocation of “Learning from Ice”. Creative projects have been exhibited throughout Europe, Asia, Canada, and the US.

She is a recipient of a COP26 Creative Commission “Listening to Ice” along with Mohd. Farooq Azam & Faiza Ahmad Khan sponsored by the British Council, which involves scientific and community-based work at Drang Drung Glacier in Ladakh. Schuppli has published widely within the context of media and politics and is author of the new book, Material Witness: Media, Forensics, Evidence published by MIT Press in 2020. She is Director of the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London and is an affiliate artist-researcher and Board Chair of Forensic Architecture.

8 Mar – 21 Apr 2022

Augustin Maurs

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Augustin Maurs (b.1975) is a French musician and composer based in Berlin. He studied in Paris and at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin. He was a fellow of the Darmstadt International Institute of Music (IMD) and a guest of Ensemble Modern Akademie in Frankfurt. His work combines conceptual, performative and collaborative practices, often bringing the musical experience outside the musical field.

During his residency at Artica Svalbard Augustin will be researching for a new commission by the Bergen Assembly 2022. The piece is a part of The Coalman section of Bergen Assembly and is based on the histories of coal and mining. The composition will be created in collaboration with Norwegian choirs, electronic artists and musicians, with input and material from his stay on Svalbard. The project will include a concert performance in the Bergen Cathedral and an audio-visual installation in Gyldenpris kunsthall in Bergen from September 8th to November 6th 2022.

Augustin Maurs focuses on the interpretation and the contextualisation of music, as well as on the exploration of different musical practices. His projects have been presented among others at the Berlin Philharmony, at the Observatory of the Arts of Dilijan (Armenia), at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, at the Beishan Broadcast Wall (Taiwan), at the Academy of Arts in Berlin, at the Busan Biennale 2018, the New York Goethe Institut, the Ljubljana Biennale in 2019, or at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin. He has also curated numerous sound exhibitions and projects notably on the invitation of the Geneva art fair.

22 Mar – 10 Jun 2022

Ingrid Wildi Merino

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Ingrid Wildi Merino (b. Santiago de Chile 1963) lives and works in Santiago de Chile. Having migrated to Switzerland in 1981 she studied at the University of Fine Arts in Zurich (Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Zurich) and received her postgraduate in Visual Arts at the University of Geneva, (Haute Ecole d’Art et Design Genève). Since 2005 she has been professor at the University of Art and Design Geneva (Haute Ecole d’Art et Design Genève), and since 2011 is professor of Master of Visual Arts at the same University. From 2007 to 2009 Wildi Merino was tutor of video, film and new media at the Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart. Also since 2009 she has been professor in Prácticas escénicas y cultura visual at the University of Alcalá de Henares in collaboration with the Centro de Estudios del Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía de Madrid, España.

As professor at the University of Geneva her work researches and explores the problems linked to migrations, memory, identity, dislocation, social and cultural movement. Since 1992 Ingrid Wildi Merino has been invited to exhibit her work internationally. In 2005 she was invited to represent Switzerland at the Swiss pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale, 2006 Telefonica Buenos Aires, 2007 L’oeil-écran ou la nouvelle image, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg 2009 7th Biennal Mercosul – Invited by Chile, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 2010 Museo de la Solaridad Salvador Allende.2011 Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Aargau, Switzerland, 2013 Centro Wilfredo Lam, La Havana, Cuba.

Ingrid Wildi Merino received the 2009 Prix Meret Oppenheim, the national art award of Switzerland. From 2007 and 2011 she has been the author and curator of the exhibition project Dislocación. For this exhibition she invited Chilean and European artists, to intervene in different museums and institutions in Santiago de Chile, touring the exhibition to the Museum of Fine Arts of Bern, Switzerland, where it received the Swiss Award Exhibition in 2011 for best exhibition of the year in this country.