29 May - 02 June 2014
ANDOR is pleased to host Stockholm based artist Anna Ihle for a research residency. Ihle utilises forms of social interaction and popular culture within her performances and installations, with her artworks often occurring as the result of a conversation, event, or personal history. Continually referencing certain trades and crafts in her practice, Anna Ihle has learnt several disciplines. Having studied textile weaving and design in Ahmedabad, Anna is now wood carving for the next six months, and has turned her artist's studio into a wood workshop. This summer the artist will take part in the Baltic Stone Symposium, learning to carve stone. Anna Ihle is currently engaging with the tradition of a 'Protestant work ethic', as taught in her home community, to produce an installation for her MFA exhibition this Spring.
Anna Ihle (born 1984, Norway) is currently completing her MFA, Art in the Public Realm, at Konstfack. Ihle received an exchange scholarship from Konstfack in 2010 to study at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. She returned to Ahmedabad in 2012 as recipient of the SIDA Minor Field Studies scholarship. Recent exhibitions and performances include Taverna at Hemliga Tradgarden, Lost in Space for the KUNO conference, both Stockholm, 2013; Sleeping Upright at Nottingham Contemporary, 2012; Galleri Blunk, Trondheim, 2012; Den Faktiska Strackan at Galleri Pictura, Lund, 2012 and Marie Laveau, Stockholm, 2011. Upcoming exhibitions for the artist include SIM in Reykyavik and Studio 17, Stavanger. Anna Ihle will contribute to Vare Representanter at the Stavanger Kunstmuseum in Spring 2014.
Anna Ihle's research residency at ANDOR is generously supported by Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design.