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I’ll present the performative lecture Dancing on the Carpet during an evening event with artists from the exhibition 6 Künstler aus Basel x2
Kunsthalle Basel
Steinenberg 7, 4051 Basel


Artist talk as part of the Guest Corner series.
Hochschule fuer Gestaltung und Kunst.
Theodor Baerwart Schulhaus – Aula
Offenburgerstrasse 1, 4057 Basel

26.11.11 / 01.01.12

The exhibition 6 Künstler aus Basel x2 in Kunsthalle Basel is part of the Regionale 12 exhibition taking place in and around Basel in 15 different institutes.

The participating artist in the Kunsthalle are: Miriam Cahn, Hannah Villiger, Anselm Stalder, Alex Silber Company, Rut Himmelsbach, Vivian Suter, Jannik Giger, Katharina Anna Wieser, Esmé Valk, Dominique Koch, Jan Kiefer & Daniel Kurth.

Opening: 26 November 2011 | 19.00
Opening hours: Tue/Wed/Fri 11.00 – 18.00, Thu 11.00 – 20.30, Sat/Sun 11.00 – 17.00


On 13 September the members of the jury, consisting of Bartomeu Marí, Agustín Pérez Rubio, Wenceslao Rambla, Nicolaus Schaffhausen and Rosalía Torrent, decided to let my work Showcasing Today’s Essentials win the yearly International Contemporary Art Prize Diputació de Castelló, organised by EACC. Please read more here.

07.07.11 / 18.09.11

My work has been nominated for the art prize 5×5Castelló2011. Premi Internacional d´art contemporani Diputació de Castelló.

Five artists, Ignasi Aballí, Marlene Dumas, Dora García, Pipilotti Rist and Ai Weiwei, have been asked by EACC to each propose five contemporary artists for the art prize. The artists that have been nominated are: Bestué-Vives, Luz Broto, Andreas Fogarasi, Ryan Gander, Melissa Gordon, Nici Jost, Adrià Julià, Sonja Kretz, Mickry 3, Melvin Moti, Grace Ndiritu, Wilfredo Prieto, Jorge Satorre, Liang Shuo, Sophie Springer, Daniel Steegmann, Lucy Stein, Ana Strika, Esmé Valk, Sara van der Heide, Xia Xing, Wang Xingwei, Li Zhanyang, Zhao Zhao, Anna-Sabina Zürrer.

Exhibition: 5×5Castelló2011
Prim s/n 12003
Castelló, Spain
Opening: 08 July 2011 | 20.00
Opening hours: Tue – Sun | 10.00 – 20.00

01.07.11 / 28.12.11

I’m staying as an artist in residence in Basel from July until December. The residency is part of a long term exchange programme organised by Kaus Australis, CBK Rotterdam and IAAB.

02.05.11 / 30.06.11

In May and June I’m staying as an artist in residence in Dresden. The programme has been made possible by Goethe Institut Rotterdam, Goethe Institut Dresden, CBK Rotterdam and the City of Dresden


Performance This place would be perfect if only it had an ocean view
At Guest Room, a project by Weronika Zielinska
Aelbrechtskade 128, Rotterdam
Opening: 24 April 2011
Please arrive between 16:00 – 16:30, the performance will start at 16:30.

30.10.10 / 19.12.10

Exhibition New Graffiti, Old Revolutions (group)
Curated by Jason Coburn
MK Galerie
Witte de Withstraat 53
3012 BM, Rotterdam
Opening: 30 October 2010 | 17.00
Opening hours: Wed – Sun | 13.00 – 18.00

Showcasing Today's Essentials
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