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About gabyberglundcardenas

International artist based in Sweden Multidisciplinary Arts/Printmaking

Press Release:

Gaby Berglund Cárdenas

Home, Bark and Handmade Paper

Vernissage lördag 14 januari 12-16
Utställningen pågår 14 januari – 12 februari
Öppet tisdag-fredag 13-17, lördag-söndag 12-16

Gaby Berglund Cárdenas, född i Ecuador, har kallat många städer i Asien, USA och Europa för “hemma” innan hon åter slog sig ner i Sverige 2019. Hon tog en masterexamen i konst vid Kyungsung University i Busan, Sydkorea 2011. Cárdenas process involverar medvetet ritualer av upprepning och flöde, som antyder kluvenheten mellan heligt och profant, öst och väst, lätthet och tyngd, skapa och skala bort.

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Oavsett om hon uppträder, gör installationer, objekt, grafik eller artist’s books, blir den repetitiva aspekten i hennes process, en meditativ ritual för att utforska den fundamentala osäkerheten i tid, rum och varelse eller sociala ojämlikheter med avseende på kön, migration eller etnicitet. Tråd, bläck, tyg, metall och handgjort papper används på metaforiska sätt, samtidigt respekteras hållbarheten.

I över ett decennium har den svensk-ecuadorianska konstnären Cárdenas haft internationella utställningar på prestigefyllda gallerier och museer som Wichita Falls Museum i Texas, USA, Koehnline Museum of Art i Chicago, USA, Beaney Museum of Canterbury i Storbritannien, Hangaram Museum i Seoul, Sydkorea och Lawndale Art Center i Houston, USA.

For more information, please refer to the Gallery’s homepage and magazine (page 5).

Included in Latino Cartographies in Houston, Texas

Curated by the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Houston, Latino cARTographies is an interactive and portable digital experience that displays the work of more than 180 Latino visual and performing artists from around the Houston area. With just a swipe of a finger, users can navigate a 75-inch interactive and bilingual wall mounted display board that features 2,000 pieces of art, 17 art organizations, and 80 local landmarks that all speak to the importance of Houston’s Latino history. Told through narrative text, images, videos, maps, music, and QR codes, users can scroll through Houston’s many diverse neighborhoods while reading about a piece of art and its artist on a pop-up screen.

Excerpt from an article in Houstonia Magazine, Houston, Texas, 2022-11-23
Unveiling ceremony. 2022-09-29, Houston, Texas.

This is the press release published by the University of Houston Center for Mexican American and Latino/a Studies. There is also information about past and upcoming events exhibiting the Latino Cartographies.

Honored to exhibit at Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas (Jun-Sep, 2022)

Finding Your Voice is the culmination of a WFMA Community Project in collaboration with Café Con Leche founder Gonzalo Robles. Café Con Leche is a local organization that champions parents seeking higher education for their children and creating a “Culture of High Expectations” at home.” 

Featuring works by Gaby Berglund Cardenas, Guadalupe Hernandes, Lorena Morales and Graciela Paz. 

Artists were selected by a group of college-bound high school students of Café Con Leche, under the direction of WFMA curator Danny Bills. With themes that give voice to the students’ lived experiences, this exhibition reveals how art connects to and helps communicate who we are.  

Student co-curators met weekly with Bills for seven months developing themes, selecting artworks, and designing an exhibition to find and share our “Voice.”  Through the project, students gained exposure to art and culture, vocational awareness in the museum field, and experience to excel in higher education.  

Finding Your Voice invites you to celebrate and learn about Hispanic, Latino, and Chicano art alongside the young people of Café Con Leche. See how artists use visual language to share personal experiences of cultural identity that contribute to the human family. In the process, we invite you to embrace the unique elements of heritage that have shaped you.”

More information about the program in the museum’s homepage. The exhibition was also featured in Glasstire, Texas visual art magazine.

En-tropy, at GIBCA Extended

En-tropy exhibition will be included in GIBCA Extended as part of their program.

Artists:

Gaby Berglund Cárdenas (Ecuador) & Bev Hayes (UK): Hyphae 2020, Pseudohyphae 2021

Chihiro Nodera (Japan): Ett brev från dåtid

Kristina Zetko (Slovenia): Brainstorm

Lisa Holmgren (Sweden): Sniglar och krut

Location: Konstnärernas Kollektivverkstad KKV GBG, Sockerbruket 44, 414 51 Göteborg

Date: September 3rd, 2021 (15:00 – 19:00)

About the exhibition: En-tropy: the degree of disorder or uncertainty in a system. Read more in the website and download the free brochure.

Bristol Artist’s Book Event at Arnolfini, UK

“We’re delighted to bring the Bristol Artists Book Event (BABE) back to Arnolfini. Due to ongoing Covid restrictions, it won’t be quite the same sort of big, crowded book fair that we’re used to but we are still able to bring you work by over 160 book artists and small publishers from around the world, online over the weekend.

Ranging from recorded talks from Australia to Mexico about international collections and exhibitions, through documentation of printing processes, to book-based performances and experimental short films, this is an amazing set of creative responses to what ‘digitising a book’, or ‘online reading’ might mean.

The films are available to view here from the 16 April 2021.” (Extract from the press release)

Hyphae, my performance/video in collaboration with Bev Hayes and behind the scenes will be included.

Interview with ADA Sweden

Photo: ©Bev Hayes/Gaby Berglund Cárdenas Title: Hyphae series. Photographer: Bev Hayes. Performer: Gaby Berglund Cárdenas

We captured Gaby Berglund Cárdenas artist, book artist and filmmaker – now working in Gothenburg and currently with the series Hyphae together with Bev Hayes at the London Biennale . Their work also became part of the collective film Choreography In Time And Space and will be present at Bristol Artists’ Book Event 2021 at Arnolfini, UK.” (ADA Sweden, Hi, what are you doing Gaby? 2021-02-12)

Full interview here

Solo Exhibition in Gothenburg, Sweden

Gaby Berglund Cárdenas, Lightness I, II and III, 2020, copper, India ink on altered Spanish Bible pages. Note: The words hunger/hambre, plague/pestilencia, mortality/mortandad, earth/tierra, and verses of ruin and devastation on earth/asolados has been left unredacted.

Location: Grafik i Väst, Storgatan 20, 41138 Gothenburg (visit the website for safety rules)

Period: February 20 – March 10, 2021

Opening: Saturday, February 20th (Time: 12:00 – 16:00)

‘PRINTS, BOOKS AND SOLITARY THINGS’ 

‘In this exhibition, the artist presents a series of etchings, artist’s books and objects made during the pandemic. Whether performing, making installations, objects, prints or artist’s books, the repetitive aspect of her process becomes a meditative ritual to explore the elemental uncertainty of time, space and being or social inequities with regard to gender, migrations or race. Thread, ink, fabric, metal and handmade paper are used in metaphorical ways, while honoring sustainability.

Cárdenas’ process involves mindful rituals of repetition and flow, which suggest dichotomies of sacred and profane, East and West, lightness and weight, creating and erasing.

Read the full press release in Swedish or in English

Note: Some of the work included on this solo show (see featured image) is part of the online exhibition and book Net Gain: Experimenting with Geometrical Folding, organized by Central Booking NYC Gallery and Sarah Stengle as a pandemic invitational.

LONDON BIENNALE 2020

London Biennale 2020: “Masks, Mirages, and the Morphic Mirror”

May 1 – December 31

Click here to see more images and to read about the collaboration project between Gaby Berglund Cárdenas and Bev Hayes (performance/camera respectively).

David Medalla: Founder and Director
Adam Nankervis: International Co-ordinator

Choreography In Time And Space film release

Click on the link to watch the full film

A cryptic question appears in which each video is a visual puzzle in and of itself.

The concept and edit, developed by the artist Isolde Kille (Timespecific), is creating a collage in film in order to offer an important clue for understanding the microcosm that each artist is describing in their own visual language. Above all, the collaborative film suggests an unadulterated sense of being in the moment, the pursuit of a self momentarily, yet perfectly suspended, during the time of the international pandemic.

36 artists from Germany, Latvia, Indonesia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, and the US contributed their individual video scenes.  

Participants:
Rita Bard, New Mexico, USA
Gaby Berglund Cárdenas & Bev Hayes, Gothenburg, Sweden
Cecelia Chapman, Massachusetts, USA
Robyn Ellenbogen, New York, USA
Kathleen Ferguson-Huntington, New Mexico, USA
Sachie Hayashi, New York, USA
Dasol Hong, New York, USA
Will Kaplan and Jessa Henschel, New York, USA
Helena Kauppila & Itir Sezik, Berlin, Germany
Linda Kozule, Riga, Latvia
Nina Kuo and Lorin Roser, New York, USA
Xavier Lopez, Washington, USA
Sandra March, Barcelona, Spain
Regina Masuhr, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Christina Mitrentse, London, UK
Pawel Pacholec, New York, USA
Diane Rolnick, New Mexico, USA
Linda Sibio, California, USA
Wavelength Art Collective from Bergen, Norway, Torild Stray, Anette Friedrich Johannessen, Ivan Andre Paulsen, Elisabeth Moberg, Mona Oddekalv, Enara Barnés Larrukert, Bergen, Norway
Elyandra Widharta, Indonesia
Sascha Windolph, Germany
Watugunung performance group from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 
Tanti Barbara, Lukas Priyo A, Bima Aldy S., Roni AW, Dedy S.

To read more about each artist please click here and click here for the press release.

For all further inquiries please contact info@timespecific.com

Net Gain: exhibition at Central Booking NYC Gallery

CENTRAL BOOKING and Sarah Stengle organized Net Gain: Experimenting with Geometrical Folding as a pandemic invitational. The choice of content was left up to the artists to explore. CENTRAL BOOKING community of mathematicians and artists have contributed to this book and online exhibition. Participating artists: C Bangs, Yael Brotman, Hugh Bryden, Lizzie Burns, Gaby Berglund Cárdenas, Kathy Creutzberg , DOEprojekts: Deborah Doering/Glenn Doering, Margot Glass, Susan Happersett, Sachie Hayashi, Will Kaplan, Isolde Kille, Eunkang Koh, Joan Lyons, James Martin, Sumi Perera, Maddy Rosenberg, Marilyn R Rosenberg, Susan Rostow, Ilse Schreiber-Noll, Sarah Stengle, Shannon Sullivan, Paul Tecklenberg, Dasha Zibrova.

Gaby Berglund Cárdenas, Lightness I, II & III, sculpture/altered books, mixed media, 2020.
See book pages 20-21.