Weekend Server is proud to be participating in the inaugural edition of the Latitudes Art Fair, Johannesburg taking place from the 13th to the 15th of September at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton. Works from Annika Eriksson, Bjørn Mortensen and Kobie Nel will be exhibited at the Weekend Server booth.
Annika Eriksson is a Swedish artist living in Berlin. At the core of her artistic practice is an interest in social interaction: how do we live together, what kind of societies do we create, and what happens in the margins or in the transition from one social order to another. Besides the documentation of real occurrences, Eriksson employs in her projects increasingly the concept of staging and narration, and thematises often the public, urban space as a setting for social processes and upheavals; that reflects the conventions as well as differences and conflicts in the social interaction and in the idea of the collective.
She has been working internationally since the early 90s. In addition to museum shows worldwide, her work has also been exhibited at the biennials in Istanbul, Shanghai, São Paulo, Dakar, Vienna and Venice. Recent exhibitions and projects include: ANIMAL, Tate Liverpool, 2019; Cat Portrait and Other Works, Kunsthall Oslo, 2018; The Social, Moderna Museet Malmö; Hamlet, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, co-curated with Fatima Hellberg; Past Lives Selector, 'Finnish Landscape', Checkpoint Helsinki, 2016; Future Light, Vienna Biennale, MAK Museum,Vienna; In Preparation for a Psychodrama, Public Art Agency, Stockholm, Something is here nothing is here (Horror), SITE Residency, BAC and Goethe-Instititute Novosibirsk, 2015; I am the dog that was always here (loop), 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013.
Annika Eriksson - ‘Something is here, nothing is here (horror)’, 2015
Kobie Nel (b.1984, South Africa) lives and works in Bergen, Norway. She
completed her BA in Photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
(2011) in Australia and obtained a MFA at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design
(2016) in Norway. Nel is an artist who works in photography, text and installation . Her practice involves extensive research, guided by an interest in the construction
and performativity of identity. Recent exhibitions include Apple Puma at bergen Contemporary Art Project, Bergen Kjøtt, Norway (2018) and Of her face I have only a feeling that it appeared heavy at Tag Team Studios, Bergen (2017) and the Høstutstillingen, Oslo (2018). Her artist book Black Lake Monologue was shortlisted for the Danish Artist Book of the Year Award in 2018.
Kobie Nel, ‘Apple Puma’, C-print. 2018
Bjørn Mortensen is an artist who lives and works in Bergen, Norway. Recent exhibitions he has participated in include amongst others, Ode to Trouble, Hello Dust (2018), Place to be Lost, KODE Bergen (2018), After the Exhibition, Hordaland Art Center (2017), Showpiece, Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen (2018), Oslo Museum of Contemporary Art, Kunsthall Oslo (2017) Art belongs to whoever sees it, Norwegian Sculpture Biennale, Vigelandmuseet (2015), Solo exhibition at Akershus Art Center (2017), Whitin a Matter, Kraft, Oslo (2016), Textured Windows, Global Committee, New York (2015), Pockets and Pouches, Entrance, Bergen (2015). He is a graduate of Central Saint Martins in London and the College of Arts and Design in Bergen and runs the publishing house Apis Press with artist Mathijs van Geest. For 2017, Mortensen was nominated for Sparebankstiftelsen DNB's artist scholarship.
Bjørn Mortensen, ‘Wall Tablet (Man bit by snake in bathroom)’, 2018