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2007. Alexander Vaindorf (Cv)


EDUCATION2001·    Royal Art Academy, Stockholm. Postgraduate.1998·    Columbia University, New York. SoA/Visual Arts, Master of Fine Arts.1999·    Columbia University, New York. Sociology Department.1995·    Konstfack University College, Stockholm, BA of Fine Arts.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS2006·    Fallrise. Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia. Solo exhibition·    Black: Implication Flooding.  Colony, Birmingham, UK·    Falling Out of the Cold. Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen Innsbruck, Austria. Solo exhibition

2005·    NEW ROMANTICS. 10th Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin. Paris subway station "BONNE NOUVELLE" (line 8)·    Narration in Swedish Contemporary Art. Nordic tour with Riksutställningar

2004·    Vita kuben. Norrlands Operan. Umeå, Sweden·    Definitively provisional. APPENDIKS, Copenhagen

2003·    Narration in Swedish Contemporary Art. Norrköping Museum of Art·    Istanbul Biennale B-fact, Modern Talking·    Tirana Biennale B-fact, Modern Talking

2002·    Galleri Subbau, Gothenburg·    For you Mongolia. Mongolian National Gallery, Ulan Bator·    Kulturhuset, Stockholm

2001·    Galleri Axel Mörner, Stockholm·    Prime Time de Lux.  Hamburger Kunstverien·    LAB. Artists Space, NY

2000·    screenlife.  Apex Art, NY·    Tanya. Twiglet Zone, NY·    Zero. Neiman Art Center, NY

1999·    Neugerriemschneider gallery, Berlin Art Fair·    Caravana, Fundaciò La Caixa, Barcelona·    WAR Artists Bulletin Board, Postmasters gallery, NY

1998·    Gair Building, NY·    Stuff it. Ynglingagatan 1, Stockholm·    stArt'98, Stockholm Culture Capital’98

1997·    Schipper & Krome Gallery, Berlin·    NACS, Part of ‘Cities on the Move’, Art Node, Stockholm·    Stand clear, Project space, Stockholm Smart Show, Stockholm·    Escapist. Atlasmuren, Stockholm·    1996Love all. Färgfabriken Exhibition Hall, Stockholm·    Stockholm Smart Show, Stockholm

FILM, VIDEO SCREENINGS, PUBLIC PROJECTS2006·    PULSAR CARACAS - Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin in Caracas, Venezuela·    Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, CINEMA L'ENTREPOT Paris·    GOOD TV, OPEN TV CHANNEL STOCKHOLM·    It is hard to touch the real, video archive at Grazer Kunstverein

2005·    FilmLichter 05. International Short Film Festival Detmold·    51st International Film Festival Oberhausen, International Competition selection.·    Kids (group D) in It is hard to touch the real.  München Kunstverein video archive tour: Bildmuseet Umeå, Yeans Gothenburg, Sweden, UKS (The Association of Young Artists) Olso,·    Tallinn Kunsthalle.·    Stage design- live video mix for dance theatre performance “Lost grounds“,·    Choreographer E. Adelöv. Jacobskirken Oslo, Norway. March 2005

2004·    Venice Architecture Biennale, Russian pavilion.·    Video live-mix, Swinging with neighbours. Stockholm·    Kids (group D), Scandinavian Artists Collegiums in Rome, Italy; Dundee Contemporary Art Center.·    It is hard to touch the real, 2nd Video Festival at Munich Kunstverein

2003·    United Net-Works. RACA, Copenhagen·    New Swedish identity, video and discussion series. Dieselverkstan.·    Kids (group D), 26:e Gothenburg Film Festival

2002·    VIP room, GASTHOF, Frankfurt am Main·    Concept, photo For you Mongolia, Swedish group exhibition in Ulan Bator.·    2000nacs_destinations, CD release with J. Althoff, NY

1998·    Gekko, Munchenbryggeriet, Stockholm·    1996Jeremy Ganz for Berlin, Berlin·    1995One Night Stand, Nordic video & performance art, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

GRANTS AND AWARDS2007·    IASPIS studio residence award, Stockholm

2005·    NIFCA’s West Balkan AiR 2005 residency at the CCA in Belgrade, Serbia.·    Residency at Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen Innsbruck, Austria.·    Helge Ax:son Johnsons Foundation Grant

2004·    The Arts Grants Committee, Sweden. One year grant.·    Nominee for Diesel New Art award.·    Residency at Scandinavian Artists Collegiums in Rome, Italy.

2003·    Art Academy Stockholm Award.·    Helge Ax:son Johnsons Foundation Grant

1999·    Recipient of the American-Scandinavian Foundation grant.

1998·    Merit Scholarship Awards, Columbia University.

PUBLICATIONS·    LEFT COMMAS, 2006. ISBN: 91-631-8939-9

TEACHING AND LECTURES·    Art Academy Department, Trondheim University, Norway. Fall 2005·    Royal School of Architecture/Memory Games field studies. Belgrade’02 and Stockholm’03·    Royal Art Academy Stockholm. Video department, 2002·    Columbia University TA Visual Arts, 2000

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS·    Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Serbia·    Czech National Film Archive, Prague·    Graz Kunstverein, Video-archive “Es ist schwer das Reale zu berühren”

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY2006·    ”Short instance for the eternal flame” 12.05.06. Política, Serbia.·    Europe weekly magazine 18 – 24.05.06 Serbia·    B-92 TV·    ‘Raus aus der Kälte und hinein ins kühle Leben’ 13.01.06 Die Neue, Austria

2005·    "20er", Austria - October issue 2005

2004·    Source 13, contemporary video magazine, Stockholm·    ”Videokonstens väg in i vardagsrummet”, Konstperspektiv Magazine, nr 2 May 2004, Catrin Lundqvist

2003·    ’New Swedish identity’, Catrin Lundqvist·    Milou Allerholm, Dagens Nyheter·    Ulrika Stahre, Aftonbladet·    ‘Narration in Swedish Contemporary Art’, Marianne Hultman·    ”Om, några slogans kring konstens natur”, Magnus Bärtås

2001·    “Architecture & Art” A&D bok, Artist Space Publ. NY

2000·    "screenlife", Magdalena Sawon.·    Apex Art 222. RHIZOME magazine, NY. Munro Galloway·    SCREENLIFE. ZING magazine, issue '13, NY. Munro Galloway

1998·    Source, contemporary video magazine, Stockholm

1997·    Aftonbladet, Sara Arrhenius·    Expressen, Bo Madestrand·    Svenska Dagbladet, Dan Backman








2007. Jorge Díez. PRESENTATION

 MADRID ABIERTO is an international artistic initiatives programme which is held throughout the month of February in the junction Paseo de la Castellana-Recoletos-Prado since 2004. It is an avenue for approaching the interpretation and comprehension of how the public space is constructed from the sphere of art. Since its first open invitation announcement it has received more than 1.200 proposals. Out of all the projects presented, 29 were exhibited in the previous three editions and 13 will be exhibited this year, selected by different juries comprised by international experts.

Organised by the Cultural Association MADRID ABIERTO, the 2007 edition of the programme is promoted by the Altadis Foundation, the Department of Culture and Sport of the Autonomous Community of Madrid and the Governing Department for the Arts of the City Council of Madrid, with the collaboration of the Telefónica Foundation, La Casa Encendida of Obra Social Caja Madrid, the Ministry of Culture, ARCO, Radio 3 of RNE, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Canal Metro, Cemusa, Centro Cultural de la Villa of Madrid, Remo, Mediazero and Metro.

For this fourth edition, which will be held from the 1st to the 28th of February, a total of 658 projects were presented; 471 for the general invitation, 61 for the façade of La Casa de América, 28 for the façade of Círculo de Bellas Artes, 74 works for Canal Metro and 24 sonorous initiatives for Radio 3. The breakdown by countries of the projects presented is as follows: Spain (174), Italy (46), USA (46), Mexico (40), Argentina (33), Germany (28), Colombia (28), France (25), Brazil (18), Canada (16), Cuba (16), Ecuador (14), Chile (13), The Netherlands (13), Portugal (12), Ireland (9), Sweden (9), United Kingdom (9), Venezuela (9), Japan (7), Austria (6), Yugoslavia (6), Australia (5), Peru (5), Belgium (4), Costa Rica (4), Finland (4), Norway (4), Poland (4), Turkey (4), China (3), Croatia (3), Slovenia (3), Russia (3), Switzerland (3), Uruguay (3), Bulgaria (2), El Salvador (2), Georgia (2), Guatemala (2), India (2), Iceland (2), Israel (2), New Zealand (2), Czech Republic (2), Cyprus (1), Denmark (1), Estonia (1), The Philippines (1), Greece (1), Hungary (1), Latvia (1), Lithuania (1), The Dominican Republic (1), Serbia (1) and Singapore (1).

The selection committee was comprised by Juan Antonio Álvarez-Reyes (curator of Madrid Abierto 2007), Ramon Parramon (director of Idensitat), Cecilia Andersson (director of Werk) and Guillaume Désanges (co-ordinator of art projects in Les Laboratoires D’Aubervilliers, Ille de France). We declared the project for the façade of Círculo de Bellas Artes unfulfilled and pre-selected thirty projects, from which the curator finally selected Fernando(We were young. Full of life. None of us prepared to die) by the collective Discoteca Flaming Star; proyecto_nexus* by the collective [nexus*] art group; I Lay My Ear To Furious Latin by Ben Frost; Rezos/Prayers by Dora García;Pictures by Mandla Reuter; Guantanamera by Alonso Gil and Francis Gomila and Short Circuit/Cortocircuito by Dirk Vollenbroich. In addition to these seven selected projects, the current edition is complemented by other projects from artists invited by the curator: Dan Perjovschi, Susan Philipsz, Johanna Billing, Leopold Kessler, Oswaldo Maciá and Annika Ström. Through this mixed selection model our intention is to continue to make progress in our objective of broadening each annual proposal of MADRID ABIERTO.

In this year’s edition, for the first time, two specific invitations for audiovisual and sonorous works were announced, which were selected by the curator, myself, Arturo Rodríguez and José Iges. The following 11 works were selected for projecting on Canal Metro: Rothkovisión 3.0 by Daniel Silvo; Mierda de caballos y príncipes by Fernando Baena; Rest by Carolina Jonsson; Every Word is becoming by Alexander Vaindorf; Alpenflug (Alpine Flight) by Juan Carlos Robles; Himno by Cristian Villavicencio; PlasmaLux06-7 by Tanja Vujinovic-Zvonka Simcic; Mis Quince by Alfredo Pérez; Lucía by Pere Ginard and Laura Ginés; Candy by Mai Yamashita and Naoto Kobayashi and The Toro’s Revenge by María Cañas. For broadcasting on Radio 3, the following 8 works were selected: Am I walking by Jouni Tauriainen; Bendicho juez de la verdad by Eldad Tsabary; Reiterations (Elizabeth Street) by Sonia Leber and David Chesworth; Postal Densa. Postal Sonora. Madrid-Bogotá by Mauricio Bejarano; Alkaline by Paul Devens; Funkenspiel by David Halsell; Poema Jazz (a Clara Gari) by Luis Eligio Pérez and BihotzBi by Zuriñe Gerenabarrena.

Likewise, following on with the work of the previous editions, E451 continues to develop the graphic image and web page and, for the second year running, together with various debate tables on public art, the selected artists will present their work in La Casa Encendida on the 1st and 2nd of February.

We are continuing the process of creating an initiative of a scale manageable by a small team without a permanent or continuous structure, based on an open invitation announcement geared towards the production of ephemeral or temporary projects for the public space of the city of Madrid.

Jorge Díez







2007. Alexander Vaindorf. EVERY WORD IS BECOMING




 The video contains personal definitions of wealth collected via survey forms on the web. “Global” submissions - dominant values in western society are visualized as a text subtitles. During entire video its background fades throughout the full colour spectrum, as each colour assigned to each definition and its value. The speed of the video is ten times faster then normal which limits the reading possibility to only a few words at a time, as those becoming keywords.

Using similar mechanisms as in advertisement the video correlates to and expresses our rapid life style, contradicting the ‘actual’ time needed to reflect on ones life and portraying inner thoughts – ‘Instructions on new being’.







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