Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen
Working together as an artist duo since 2005. We both hold MFA from Nordic Sound Art programme and Malmo Art Academy, Sweden.
Collaborative practice has been the main pillar in our art practice as a theory of working with the community in expanded way. Since 2012 we run Nomad AIR, a Nomadic artist-in-residence program focuses on the notion of hospitality and the social relations between “host” and “guest” para-siting the infrastructure of other institutions. The project starts from the idea of looking over the dynamics, meaning, phenomena and processes of international artist residency programs. The main concept centres on human relationships created within the residency format, and us as artists intervening in this framework by acting as managers. Nomad Air raises physical spatiality within the sphere of off shoring with the intention to expand a narrative field beyond the standard homogenization of common artistic residencies.
We have participated in several residencies such as HomeBase Saitama, KulturKontakt Austria in Vienna, Nida art Colony in Lithuania, Latent Spaces in Singapore or MeetFactory in Prague. Our works were presented in venues including and projects such as Saitama Triennial, JP; Nitra Gallery, SK; Akershus Kunstnersenter, Lillestrom, NO; Tranzit, Bratislava, SK (2016); 2nd Tbilisi Triennial, Tbilisi, GE; Prague Quadrennial, Prague, CZ; Babel Art Space in Trondheim, NO; Entrance Gallery in Prague, CZ (2015); Post-PopUp at CCA, Centre Contemporary Art Singapore, SG; Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO; ANX/ Atelier Nord in Oslo, NO; Skanes Konstforening, Malmo, SE; City Gallery Bratislava, SK (2014); Nitra Gallery, Nitra, SK; Karlin studio, Prague, CZ; Rake, Trondheim, NO (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, DK; KURANT, Trømso, NO (2012); Singuhr, Berlin, DE (2011); Center of Contemporary Art – Tbilisi, Tbilisi, GE; Roda Sten, Gothenburg, SE; City Museum, Gothenburg, SE; Space gallery, Bratislava, SK (2010).
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