PRAKSIS and Fotogalleriet are pleased to invite British artist Lindsay Seers to Oslo.
Seers will be a lead-artist resident at PRAKSIS in Spring 2017, working on an episodic work that takes specific points in time where biographical narratives coalesce, burgeon, and bifurcate. Entitled Nowhere Less Now, the work has been unfolding over the course of several years, with three realised versions to date and a fourth to be presented in October 2017 in Sharjah Art Foundation (UAE). This fourth version in the series, like the previous three, takes biographies of subjects with heterochromia (two differently coloured eyes) to form the narrative content of her work. This example of chimerism makes visible the trace of a subsumed fraternal twin – literally the eye of another manifests from an alien stream of DNA. For her residency in Oslo, Seers will further develop this work, with the aim of working on a cross-disciplinary level with a residency community of local scientists, researchers and persons with diverse (cultural) backgrounds. The outcome of the residency will be developed during her stay in Oslo and presented in collaboration with Fotogalleriet.
Fotogalleriet is a non-profit institution established in 1977 and turned into a foundation in 1979. Fotogalleriet promotes and supports contemporary camera-based art by means of exhibitions, seminars, lectures, publications and other presentation formats. It works with both Norwegian and international artists to reflect some of the most important tendencies of photography in contemporary art today. Fotogalleriet holds an important position in the Norwegian art scene as the only non-commercial institution that fosters contemporary visual art with a particular focus on photography.
Fotogalleriet also retains a reference library and a small shop selling photobooks with a particular focus on self-published books from the Nordic countries, as well as Fotogalleriet Editions. Fotogalleriet runs an educational programme since 2011, with a particular focus on mediating contemporary camera-based art to young audiences on both a practical and theoretical level.
Fotogalleriet receives state support through the Ministry of Culture / The Norwegian Arts Council since 1986. It also receives support from the Norwegian Photographic Fund (Norsk Fotografisk Fond).
For further information please visit: www.fotogalleriet.no.
About Lindsay Seers
Lindsay Seers works and lives in London and Sheerness-on-Sea. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (BA Hons, Sculpture and Media 1991-94) and at Goldsmiths College, University of London (MA Fine Art 1999-2001). Recent solo presentations include Entangled2 Theatre II (Matt's Gallery, London 2013); Nowhere Less Now (Artangel commission, Tin Tabernacle, Kilburn, London, 2012); Entangled2 (Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK 2012); It has to be this way² (National Gallery of Denmark, 2010 and BALTIC, Gateshead, 2011). Participations in group exhibitions include Leisure Land Golf, Venice Biennale (EM15 commission, 2015), Mirrorcity (Hayward Gallery, London 2014); The Red Queen (MONA, Tasmania, Australia 2013); A Trip to the Moon, (Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm 2012); Monodrome, Athens Biennale, (Athens 2011); Lofoten International Art Festival, (Lofoten, Norway, 2011); Persistence of Vision (FACT, Liverpool, 2010 and Nikolaj Art Centre, Copenhagen 2010-2011); Altermodern, 4th Tate Triennial, (Tate Britain, London 2009). She has won several prestigious grants and awards such as the Sharjah Art Foundation Production Award, UAE; Le Jeu de Paume production award for the Toulouse Festival, France; the Paul Hamlyn Award; the Derek Jarman Award.
Photo credit // Lindsay Seers, Nowhere Less Now, Installed at Hayward Gallery, London, 2014