Like A Prayer

Eitan Ben Moshe, Louise Bourgeois, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Mona Hatoum, Emil Westman Hertz, Sigalit Landau, Matts Leiderstam, Sirous Namazi, Maria Nepomuceno, Lars Nilsson, Linus Nordensson Spångberg, Ulf Rollof, Peter Schuyff, Per B Sundberg
September 11, 2015 - June 5, 2016
Curator: Richard Julin, Tessa Praun

Emil Westman Hertz

After studying briefly at the Institute of Eskimology at the University of Copenhagen, Danish-born sculptor Emil Westman Hertz devoted himself to art, achieving his MA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2008. He currently lives and works in Gudhjem and Copenhagen.

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Matts Leiderstam

Matts Leiderstam achieved his Ph.D. in Fine Arts from Malmö Art Academy, Lund University in 2006. He completed his MA at University of Gothenburg Valand Academy and BA at Konstfack College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm.

Matts Leiderstam solo exhibition Grand Tour was shown at Magasin III in 2005. Other recent solo exhibitions include Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa (2011); Grazer Kunstverein, Graz (2010); Malmö Art Museum, Malmö, Sweden (2010); and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (2010). Leiderstam’s work has been exhibited in a large number of group shows internationally and in Sweden, such as the 8th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, (2014); Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2013); and Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2011).

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Sigalit Landau

Sigalit Landau was born in Jerusalem, Israel in 1969, and lives and works in Tel Aviv. She trained as a dancer and studied art at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.


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Maria Nepomuceno

Maria Nepomuceno was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she also lives and work.  Since the early 2000s she has developed a method of sewing coils of coloured rope and beads in spiral configurations inspired by indigenous craft technique in Latin America.

Nepomuceno’s solo exhibition Always in a Spiral was shown at Magasin III in 2010, other recent solo exhibitions include Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro (2013) and Turner Contemporary, Margate (2012). Her work has also been exhibited at The Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2014-15); the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia (2014); the Wexner Arts Centre, Ohio (2014); Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2013-14) among others.

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Ulf Rollof

Ulf Rollof was born in Karlskrona, Sweden and received his degree from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm. In the late 1970s, Rollof studied under the artist and social activist Michael Schnorr in San Diego, USA. He shares his time between Stockholm and Ventura, California.

Rollof’s selected solo shows include Casa Maauad, Mexico (2014); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2011); Millesgården, Stockholm (2008); Museo de la Ciudad, Queretaro, Mexico (2008), Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg (2003), and the Venice biennale (1999). Rollof has also taken part in group exhibitions at Kulturhuset Stockholm (2014) Kunsthalle Helsinki (2010), Project Art Center, Dublin (2010), and documenta IX in Kassel, Germany (1992), among many others.

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Per B Sundberg

Per B Sundberg is a sculptor living and working in Stockholm. Sundberg has a MFA from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm. He has also studied at the Philcuck Glass School, Seattle; and Corning Museum of Glass, Corning.

Solo exhibitions include Galerie NeC, Paris (2012); Bomuldsfabriken, Arendal (2012) and Gustavsberg Konsthall, Gustavsberg (2011). Recent group exhibitions include Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, (2015); Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar (2014) and Galleri ID, Stockholm (2013). Sundbergs work was shown at Magasin III in the exhibition Otherwordly (2013).

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Eitan Ben Moshe

Eitan Ben-Moshe works and live in in Tel Aviv. He graduated from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. He teaches at the Department of Fine Arts at Bezalel Academy and Shenkar Collage in Ramat-Gan.

His works has been shown in numerous group exhibitions; Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2014), Tel-Aviv University Art Gallery (2007); Bezalel Academy gallery, Tel-Aviv (2011); The Istanbul Biennale (2005) and Venice Biennale (2003), among others. In 2012, Ben-Moshe was  awarded The Israeli Ministry of Education and Culture prize.

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Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois was born in Paris in 1911, she settled in New York in 1930 where she lived until her death in 2010. She studied art at various schools in Paris, including the Ecole du Louvre, Académie des Beaux-Arts, Académie Julian, and Atelier Fernand Léger.

An internationally renowned artist, Louise Bourgeois is represented in nearly all of the most prestigious museums around the world including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London among others. She was featured in the exhibition Extension at Magasin III in 2002.

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Jake & Dinos Chapman

Brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 1990 and have been collaborating since. They live and work in London.

Chapmans have held solo shows at Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev (2013); The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (2012) and Tate Britain, London (2007), among others. In the mid-1990s, their sculptures were included in the Young British Artists showcase exhibitions Brilliant! and Sensation. Other selected group exhibitions include the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2011); 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010); Kunstvereign, Hamburg (2009) and Kiasma, Helsinki (2006). In 2003, the brothers Chapman were nominated for the Turner Prize. The exhibition Jake and Dinos Chapman, John Currin was held at Magasiin III in 2007.

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Mona Hatoum

Mona Hatoum was born of Palestinian parents in Beirut in 1952, and has been based in London since 1975, where she studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art and the Slade School of Arts.
Hatoum has exhibited widely internationally since the early 1980s. She has recently been featured in two extensive solo presentations at Centre Pompidou in Paris (2015) and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha (2014).  Hatoum’s first solo museum exhibition in South America opened at the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo in 2015 and will be travelling to Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires. Hatoum had a large solo exhibition at Magasin III in 2004 produced in collaboration with Hamburger Kunsthalle and Kunstmuseum Bonn which was then the most comprehensive presentation of Hatoum’s work to date.

In 2004, Hatoum was the first visual artist to receive Copenhagen University’s Sonning Prize; Hatoum is also the recipient of the Swiss Roswitha Haftmann Prize in Zurich and the 2011 Joan Miró Prize, awarded by the Fundació Joan Miró and ”la Caixa” Foundation. In 1995, she was nominated for the Turner Prize for her exhibitions at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (1994) and at White Cube in London (1995).

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Lars Nilsson

Lars Nilsson was born in Stockholm in 1956, where he also lives and works.

Throughout his career, Lars Nilsson has not shunned away from controversial issues such as the male gaze, sexuality, or the dark side of our emotional lives. In installations, paintings, films and photographs, Nilsson combines references from different time periods and different genres. A painting by the American painter Cy Twombly (1928-2011), James Cameron’s science fiction film Avatar (2009) or a historical text about civil law can spark an idea for a new artwork

Nilsson was a professor of Visual Arts at Malmö Art Academy, Sweden from 1995 to 2006, Lund University. Lars Nilsson had a large solo exhibition at Magasin III in 2003. Other solo exhibitions include Eskilstuna konstmuseum, Eskilstuna (2015); Statens Museum för Kunst, Copenhagen (2004) Palais de Tokyo Paris (2003). Lars Nilsson’s work has been exhibited at MoMA PS1, New York, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, among others.

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Linus Nordensson Spångberg

Linus Nordensson Spångberg moves between different mediums in his art, recently he has been working with sculpture. Nordensson Spångberg studied philosophy at Lund University in Sweden and received his MFA from The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm in 2014. He currently lives and works in Stockholm.

Nordensson Spångberg has participated in group shows at Galleri Syster, Luleå (2014); Stockholm Music & Arts, Stockholm (2014) and Temporära konsthallen in Stockholm and Norrköping (2013).

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Sirous Namazi

Born in Iran, Sirous Namazi left his hometown Kerman for Sweden in his early teens. Namazi completed his MFA at the Malmö Art Academy, Sweden. Currently he lives and works in Stockholm.

Namazi represented Sweden together with Jacob Dahlgren at the 52nd International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale, Nordic Pavillion.  Other solo exhibitions include Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (2010); Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden, (2007) and Moderna Museet c/o Klarabergsviadukten 61 (2003). His work has also been exhibited at Karlskrona konsthall, Karlskrona, Sweden, (2013); Artipelag, Stockholm (2012) Musée dArt Moderne, Sant-Etienne, France (2009) and Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2006).

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Peter Schuyff

Peter Schuyff is a Dutch-born artist who, after living in Canada and the United States, is now based in Amsterdam. Schuyff is best known as a painter, but he also works with carved sculptures and has also developed a career as a musician.

Schuyff has held solo exhibitions at institutions such as the Ulrich Museum in Wichita, and the University of Lethbridge Gallery, Alberta, Canada. Schuyff has taken part in group shows such as the Whitney Biennial in New York (2014), and others at Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece (2003), the Centre National d’art Contemporain in Grenoble, the New Museum and the Drawing Center, both in New York.

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