Archives for June 2015

ARTIST TALK: Four Norwegian Performance Artists


ARTIST TALK: Four Norwegian Performance Artists
Anja Carr |  Susanne Irene Fjørtoft | Ida Grimsgaard | Franzisca Siegrist

Presented in partnership with Miami Performance International Festival

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 7pm
Reception immediately following artist talk 
ArtCenter/South Florida | Project 924
924 Lincoln Road, Second Floor, Miami Beach

Join ArtCenter’s Artistic Director Susan Caraballo in conversation with four performance artists from Norway who will be performing during the Miami Performance International Festival: Anja Carr, Susanne Irene Fjørtoft, Ida Grimsgaard and Franzisca Siegrist.

In her performances, Carr wears handmade costumes that transform mass-produced toys from her childhood. With repulsive or comical actions, she investigates the vulnerable distinctions between gender, fantasy and reality as well as the spheres between childhood and adulthood.

Fjørtoft’s work lies in the intersections between performance art, theatre strategies and the collective process of creation. Her work is an exchange between her “self,” her body, her surroundings and the people who influence her.

Grimsgaard uses costumes and visual language to animate objects giving them life and personality. Working with the body’s memory and emotional understanding, she communicates a language of the senses.

Siegrist, who works in an interdisciplinary way, works with her body in relation to time and space. Using quotidian objects, she transforms their use, takes them out of their regular context and gives them new meaning creating absurd and poetical images.

The artists will perform during the Miami Performance International Festival on Saturday, June 26 at Edge Zones Art Project and Sunday, June 27 at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Visit for more information.


Going Home

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Going Home | Marina Gonella

Presented in partnership with O Cinema

ON VIEW  June 11 – August 2, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION  Thursday, June 11 | 6-9pm
CLOSING BRUNCH  Sunday, August 2 | 11:30am

O Cinema Wynwood | 90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

Gonella’s work explores how place affects our concept of identity. Our surroundings alter our actions, thoughts and way of life. Gonella’s pieces become a tangible and personal interpretation of her awareness of these surroundings. From the buildings of Buenos Aires to the highways of South Florida, Gonella has adapted her work according to her environment. In her latest series, the images reflect her daily commute. Driving a car presents a different way of experiencing the city than as a pedestrian. Through the process of appropriation and representation, she captures the moment and makes it her own. Her creative process starts with the manipulation of her own photographs depicting urban landscapes. Using transfers and abstract collage, she establishes a new relationship between her and the location. In this juncture of texture, material and color, Gonella displaces different elements and rearranges them into a new reality.


Marina Gonella | Chicago, 1965 | Lives and works in Weston, Florida
Marina Gonella is a mixed media artist who works with different mediums such as acrylic, collage, photography, transfers and assemblage.  Originally born in Chicago, Gonella moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina at an early age. She graduated from the School of Fine Arts Pridiliano Pueyrredón (Buenos Aires) and attended classes at IUNA (Instituto Universitario Nacional de Las Artes, Buenos Aires), pursuing a MFA. Marina has participated in group and solo exhibitions in Argentina, Uruguay and the United States. Her work is included in national and international, private and corporate collections. Gonella is an ArtCenter/South Florida alumna who currently has a studio at Laundromat Art Space.

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