From the Tribune Chronicle

Cardenas exhibition opens at YSU, Youngstown, 2018-10-17

“YOUNGSTOWN — The work of Gaby Berglund Cardenas opens today at

Youngstown State University.

Cardenas is an international multi-disciplinary artist whose work straddles

disparate worlds — Houston, where she currently lives as an expat; her

birthplace of Ecuador, where her family lives; Sweden, where her new

home is; and South Korea, which has influenced her spirit after living there

for about nine years.

Through her art, she addresses the human condition, the female body and

the realms of spirituality. Her work spans mediums from paintings and

printmaking to installation, textiles and artist’s books.

Cardenas works from her studio in Houston and is a member of

PrintMatters and the Burning Bones Press in Houston. She also is

represented by Grafik i Vast in Gothenburg, Sweden, where she’ll be

moving next year.

Upcoming projects include a solo exhibition at the Carl Jung Center in

Houston in February 2019 and participation in the collective show

“Nevertheless She Persisted” at the Koehnline Museum of Art in Chicago

this month.

She earned her master’s degree in oil painting from Kyungsung University

in Busan, South Korea, in 2012 and has been actively exhibiting

internationally in such galleries and museums as the Edward Hopper

House of Art, New York; Koehnline Museum of Art, Chicago; The Beaney

Museum of Canterbury, England; Hangaram Museum in Seoul, South

Korea; and the Lawndale Art Center in Houston.

“Gaby Berglund Cardenas: Life as You Wait” will be on display at Bliss

Hall’s Judith Rae Solomon Gallery through Oct. 5. An opening reception is

5 to 7 p.m. today and admission is free. Call 330-941-2307.”

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Nevertheless She Persisted: Women of Courage, Tenacity, and Strength

A tradition at the Koehnline Museum is its annual collaboration with the Women and Gender Studies program to bear witness to the many creative women sharing their unique visions in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Nevertheless She Persisted focuses on the reserves of strength and resilience women display. We see it in the courage of women in emerging grassroots movements such as #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, the National Women’s Marches, the LGBTQIA+ and international human rights movements, and the remarkable young leaders of the Parkland survivors. It rises in the determination of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Maxine Waters, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Dolores Huerta, Elizabeth Warren, and countless others trying to break the glass ceiling in U.S. government and politics.

A Juried Exhibition of Art by Women

September 27 – October 19, 2018

Public Reception: Thursday, September 27, 5 – 8 p.m.

Gaby Berglund Cardenas, Dropout Wife 1972

DROP OUT WIFE 1972, mixed media, 2018 (My contribution to this year’s exhibition)

IX Solo Exhibition: opens today

A while back, as part of Hispanic Heritage Month for the friends at OCCHA, RJ Thompson wrote and was awarded an International Institute grant from Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley to bring me to Department of Art • YSU to share my work with the students and City of Youngstown community in Ohio, USA. Today is the opening of my IX Solo Exhibition entitled “Life While You Wait”, a series of woodcuts on textiles, installations and artist’s books about embracing uncertainty as an expat, migrating and exploring the idea of moving through different continents. More information here

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‘SCROLLS: Before The Book’ opens today in Rome, Italy

Galleria Valentina Bonomo

18 – 22 September 2018

Opening reception: Tues. 18 Sept. 2018 17:30
Daily hours: Wed. 19 – Sat. 22 Sept. 17:00 – 19:00

This will be the last stop of an incredible travelling exhibition with participating artists:
Abd A. Masoud, Alfredo Furlani, Andrea Arcangeli, Annikki Rigendinger, 
Barbara Menoncello, Caterina Malisano, Claudia Sabellico, Daniela 
Bettella, Emanuele, Fabiola Cenci, Frances Breen, Franco Vecchiet, 
Gabriella Bottaru, Gaby Berglund Cardenas, Greet Lembregts, Jan Owen, 
Katrin Magens, Kathryn Shank Frate, Kirsten Dietrich, Lia Malfermoni, 
Lizzie Brewer, Luigi Golin, Manuela Piovesan, Maria Grazia Colonnello, 
Marie C. Letendre, Patrizia Bigarella, Petra Gartner, Roberta Feoli,
Roberta Gasperi, Scott Wettlaufer, Sharon Hall Shipp, Shirley Greer, 
Silvia Braida, Silvia Lepore, Susan Hooper, Terhi Hursti,              
Terri Thoman, Wally Sillian.

In collaboration with VIS Venetiae Incipit Scriptorium

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‘NO MIND’, artist’s book, mixed media, 1.64 m.(5’3″), 2014

Kunst Im Dialog-Germany

 

International Exhibition in Town Hall Galleries, Röcklturm, Rochuskapelle, LITVAI Gallery for Photography & Gallery 561

Opening reception: 2018-07-26 Town Hall

Artists:
Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani, Aljona Shapovalova, Angela Alexander-Lloyd, Bartosz Posacki, Carly Schmitt, Caroline Boileau & Stéphane Gilot, Claudia Breuer, Cora de Lang, Daniele Casaburi, Devadeep Gupta, Ehab Aziz, Elsa Trzaska, Evelien de Jong, Flávia Rodrigues Piątkiewicz, Froso Papadimitriou, Funda Zeynep Ayguler, Gaby Berglund Cardenas, Grietje Bouman, Haitao Liu, Harry Schumacher, Jacqueline van de Geer, Jasmine de Vries, Jave Yoshimoto, Justyna Adamczyk, Jutta Leitner, Kim Asbury, Krzysztof
Tarnowski, Lovemore Kambudzi, Magdalena Hoffa, Majd Alloush, Mari Terauchi, Maria Bitka & Iris Poljan, María Jimena Herrera, Maria Korporal, Marija Kondres, Martha Bochenek, Mikko Lautamo, Milène Evers, Monika Lederbauer, Moses Tan, Natercia Chang, Nick Tobier, Nikola Dimitrovic, Peter Reischl, Petra Geiser, Pike Räsänen, Rahman Hak-Hagir, Ritva Larsson, Rua Golba, Siyuan Tan, Sonja Mischor, Teppo Korte, Tetsushi Higashino, Uli Schmid, Willem Jager, Zara Alexandrova, Zen To Marzo, Zhang Lanqian, Zoe Simon
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Impressions 2018-Houston

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July 5 – August 16, 2018

Houston Community College Southwest, HCC

5601 West Loop South, HoustonTX 77081

(713) 718-7766

“The annual PrintMatters Houston members’ exhibition, Impressions 2018, showcases a myriad of printmaking techniques and styles from traditional woodcuts and etchings to hybrid prints and complex monotypes by PrintMatters’ premier printmakers.”

Artists:

Andis Applewhite
Janet Best Badger
Gaby Berglund Cárdenas
Lucinda Cobley
Luisa Duarte
Orna Feinstein
Katherine Rhodes Fields
Chris Fitzgerald
Mary Lee Gray
Leamon Green
Carol Hayman
Vivian Hordes
Cynthia Hoyt
Ann Johnson
Amber Kaiser
Melanie Wade Leslie
Marie Leterme
Suzann M. Manns
Eileen McClellan
Grace Phillips
Joelle Verstraeten

 

“Objectified 2018” opened in South Korea

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“Stop trying to fit in that old corset”, Gaby Berglund Cardenas, detail of corset installation, 2013

 

“Our culture’s objectification of the female body disempowers women and limits our economic, political and professional influence. Gendered embodiment has always been fluid and plastic. Since the emergence of digital technology in the 1990s, there has been a constant rise in body anxiety among girls and women. When bombarded by the media with messages for us to feel defective unless we fix ourselves, we internalize it and become vulnerable, risking turning our bodies and minds into civil war zones. We modify, reshape, cover, and uncover, as fits the media ideal, through fashion corsets, diets, exercise and cosmetic surgery. We adorn ourselves with piercings and tattoos, bind, confine, and refine our contours; and learn to move in an out of step with societal expectations. Women’s bodies are scrutinized not only in the arts, advertising and pornography but also within politics. Bodies are coerced, bought and sold through prostitution, or reduced to property, objects of value. Women’s right to control their bodies becomes tangible in the movement for reproductive rights and in women’s health issues. It should give us a glimmer of hope that more women are rising to positions of power in the media. More women should also be engaged in politics. As real, authentic women have the power to make decisions, they also have the power to portray themselves and other women as real people in all shapes and sizes, accepting their ” imperfections” and taking control over their own bodies.”  (extract from the catalog, about “Stop trying to fit in that old corset”)

Objectified 2018

CICA Museum, South Korea
January 26  – February 11 , 2017

Featured Artists 참여작가:

Sungmin Ahn/안성민, M.J. Alexander, Naama Attias, Manss Aval, Abigail Barefoot, Bartosz Beda, Caroline Byrne, CALEMBOUR, Gaby Berglund Cárdenas, Gary Duehr, Zac Endter,Janice Howard, Masha Ivanova, Zachary Jesse, Jeongeun Jo/ 조정은, Julian M Johnson, KELLEY, Kaisu Koski, Jinwoo Lee/이진우, Alves Ludovico, Alejandro Macias, Ella McCartney, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Naween Noppakun, Joanna Palmer, PWMD, Andre Rubin, Jen Vaughn, Richard Westerhuis, Lisa Willgress, Melissa Vogley Woods.

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“WOMEN AND ANGER: Resistance, Power and Inspiration”

“Women have traditionally been discouraged from expressing anger for fear of being perceived as unladylike or worse — as dangerous or destabilizing. This exhibit demonstrates that anger can be used as a positive outlet.”

“Today, many women are angry,” says Judy Langston, exhibit curator. “Recent pushbacks in hard fought political and legal gains made by women, and ongoing assaults on the health and safety of women and other marginalized groups, as well as on the environment, would suggest that the time is right for some well-placed, righteous indignation. Most striking was the deeply felt anger and sadness women expressed about their own conditions. This is a great opportunity for the community to examine the talents and vulnerabilities of exceptional artists.”

Feeling proud to be part of this new exhibition: “Women and Anger: Resistance, Power and Inspiration” and to be exhibiting for the third time at Koehnline Museum of Chicago, Illinois, from Sep.28 until Oct. 20th.

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“She’s beautiful when she’s angry”, woodcut on textile/mm, 90 x 100 cm, 2016

Read more about this exhibition in The Daily Herald and The Chicago Tribune.