The body as a spaceship: meditation as an artistic and experimental practice

International Symposium Curating Exchange | Presentation by Lisa Nyberg: The body as a spaceship: meditation as an artistic and experimental practice | Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje | 26th October, 2018, 8pm

"Bravely balancing into the body as a spaceship, confronted with an unknown and disturbing future, we will work on our collective care and endurance skills and share our knowledge in a breathing, listening and collective writing session." Our guide to this journey is Lisa Nyberg, a visual artist based in Malmö, Sweden. She explores the radical possibilities of pedagogy and performance through processes that involves collective, utopian, transgressive, intersectional and critical practices. In her work, she is addressing cultural and educational canons, by examining the production, position and transmission of knowledge.

This means creating situations and structures where learning can take place, as well as intervening in existing structures and institutions. Nyberg’s work takes the form of self-organized spaces, institutional processes, workshops, lectures, performances, videos, books and sound pieces.

Since 2014 Nyberg is a PhD in Practice candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, with a research project that aims to articulate an artistic methodology placed in the intersection of performance and pedagogy. She also teaches regurlarly at art schools and academies in the Nordic countries, she is the head teacher and coordinator of Malmö Konstverkstad and works part time as a project developer for Folkrörelsernas Konstfrämjande.

Lisa Nyberg’s work has been exhibited at Konsthall C, Trondheim Art Biennial, Signal – Center for Contemporary Art, Röda Sten, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Dunkers Kulturhus, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Gothenburg Art Museum, Rooseum among others. She has been awarded the One year working grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the IASPIS project studio in Stockholm as well as the Malmö City Grant for Artistic Development. She teaches regularly at art academies in the Nordic countries, as The Danish National School of Performing Arts, Konstfack, Valand Art Academy, Malmö University and others.

Press to Exit Project Space programs are organized in partnerships with the Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje and Kontrapunkt, Skopje, and supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia.