Author Archives: gabyberglundcardenas

About gabyberglundcardenas

International artist based in Sweden Multidisciplinary Arts/Printmaking

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.

Upcoming collaborative video project in NYC

TIMESPECIFIC and CENTRAL BOOKING NYC Gallery are preparing the launch of the collaborative video A Choreography In Space And Time. “The artist creates a mask in order to face the world safely, yet also hides behind it, tentatively beginning to reach out and touch again through individual video recordings that become scenes for this collaborative film” which includes my first performance video (titled Hyphae) and photo series made in collaboration with UK artist Bev Hayes, during the pandemic.

Hyphae is about the elemental uncertainty of time, space and being. In this film we imagine a world  where all types of humans and nature forge their duality into a oneness, thereby living in harmony or mutualism. The transformation that happens to the space in the forest during the performance and experience of flow is a metaphor for transmutation and purification.

Movie title: Hyphae

Director/performer: Gaby Berglund Cárdenas

Co-director/cinematographer: Bev Hayes

Shooting location/date: Sweden, July 2020

Curators: Maddy Rosenberg (Central Booking NYC) & Isolde Kille (Timespecific). The press release will be published on my “Press” page.

 

Upcoming exhibition in USA

Koenhline Museum of Art: Where Are We Now?: Activism of Everyday

October 19 – November 20, 2020

Click here to download the online catalogue and virtual exhibition.

Curators: Kristin Haas, Exhibition Curator & Nathan Harpaz, Curator of Koehnline Museum of Art. Organized by the Women Gender Studies Program at Oakton Community College, IL, USA

“The only thing constant is change. Evolution can feel like aspiration or like a myth. As a society and as individuals, we’ve made great and sometimes painful strides full of triumphs, discoveries and promise. And just as swiftly and interchangeably, we can devolve – facing our ugliest selves and bitter realities. This life is a dance and a struggle. At times we are weak, ready to give up, and in other moments or situations, we are empowered and strong, fighting for a new day. We are a complex mixture of awe, confusion, harmony, despair, irony, conflict, epiphanies, and love because we are exquisitely human, beautifully flawed. How did we get here? How have we pushed back, fought each other, taken up space, loved each other or given in to something bigger than us – for better or worse? Who are we now – as global citizens, as women, as providers, as Americans, as voters entering an election year, as lovers, as activists, and as individuals? Where are we going? And why does it even matter?”

Read more on this article by The Daily Herald published on October 18th, 2020.

Gaby Berglund Cardenas, RESIST, etching with spit bite aquatint, on Arches Rives bfk paper, 16.9 x 12.9 in., 2020. Signed in pencil by the artist and numbered 1 of 5.

“Resist” is about this pivotal historical moment. This global challenge is the consequence of decades and centuries of attempting to eliminate racism and the consequences of slavery and colonialism from our societies. The long history of police violence against blacks also involves women. People are offered a possibility of recreating the future and that has a political dimension. Whatever actions we take make a difference. Engaging in debate, documenting injustice, protesting or acts of civil disobedience are small actions that make every powerful social movement possible.

Flashback radio interview in Korea

Found an email containing this interview from 2011-06-13 at Busan e-FM English Radio (Inside Out Program), where I spoke about my work at an exhibition for World Environment Day, curated by Lee Jinchul, Senior Curator at Busan Museum of Modern Art. My etching work, focused on the oil spill in the Ecuadorian Amazon area and the consequences on humans and nature. For other interviews or press mentions, please chek out my Press page.