Dublin based performance artist, sculptor and photographer.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Artist Agnes Nedregard- highly interesting
Lives and works in Bergen.
In her work Agnes Nedregard explores how personal and cultural baggage informs our personal interpretations of situations, places and people. She places the experience of being a human body at the center of her research, charging her performances with physical energy, actions and symbols. The shared and unpredictable sensory and visual experience between artist, site and audience creates a platform for communication and this is where she will present herself, dressed in absurd costumes, sometimes bringing objects or including projected video footage, aiming for these elements to come together into an unpredictable but cohesive whole.
Agnes Nedregard is a Norwegian visual performance artist based in Scotland and Norway. Her working practice is primarily based within live performance, while she expands her explorations of a corporeal language in other mediums like video and film, drawings and sculptural installations. She graduated from the Masters of Fine Art program at Glasgow School of Art in 2005, and has since showed her work in festivals, galleries and screenings in Europe, USA and Asia. Some recent projects include a solo exhibition/ performance at Stills, Edinburgh, and participation in Beijing Open, both in 2009. Frequently she enters collaborations with other artists, among others Brazilian aerial acrobat Raquel Nicoletti, Scottish painter Moray Hillary, and Scottish composer Harold Nono. She teaches performance art workshops for art, theatre, film and architecture students in Europe. Agnes is currently the editor of performancekunst.no, a web magazine for Nordic performance art.