Halla Einarsdóttir en Caz Egeli
Op 9 en 10 oktober presenteert Project Space Nieuw en Meer Halla Einarsdóttir (1991, Iceland) en Caz Egelie (1994, NL) in het Paviljoen/de Keet
Halla Einarsdóttir obtained her BA from The Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and completed an MFA at The Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Working predominantly with performance, sculpture and video, Halla takes the role of a narrator weaving various source materials and allowing them to feed her vocality, gesticulation and delivery. Leaning on a tradition of feminists dealing with the question of myth, Halla operates somewhere between myth-receiver and myth-giver often exploring the ways in which narratives have been instrumental in establishing and maintaining epistemological hierarchies and systems of control. Halla has recently exhibited at Het Archief and Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, OpenOpen in Reykjavík and Kunsthuis SYB in Beetsterzwaag.
Caz Egelie creates installations, performances, two-dimensional works and videos. In their multi-disciplinary body of work the visual vocabulary of the works is combined with Caz’ conceptual approach, and their appetite for theatre and performativity. By referring to art history and its artists and taking on unusual ways of production and presentation, Caz plays a game with real and fake, fact and fiction, reproduction and ‘the artist’s signature’. By defying these categorisations, Caz engages in institutional critique from the position of the jester, resulting in what one could call ‘institutional jest’.
In 2019 Caz received the Mondriaan Fund Grant for Young Talent, and their work has been exhibited at, amongst other places, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, National Gallery Prague, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Open Space London and Palais de Tokyo, Paris.