“I Want to Belong to the Living” with Anna Hillbom and Ann-Catrin Olsson.
21 Sep till 13 Oct 2019, puntWG, Amsterdam
Isfrid Angard Siljehaug (b. 1986 Trondheim, Norway) is an artist living and working in Amsterdam. Her work can be described as an interlacing of text and textile. Through printing, stitching, weaving, writing on textile and large scale wall- drawings she rediscovers our heritage of images. Patterns, words and traces from historic art, dreams and linguistics that keep recurring through the ages are reintroducing and reinterpreting. Perhaps they can give clues to thought, value and wisdom that are important now to continuing for the future. Rather than looking for the new, the work is looking for a renewal of human history.
Isfrid Angard Siljehaug graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam in 2010 and from Master Artistic Research at the Royal Academy in the Hague in 2012. From 2017 – 2019 she has been following a part-time vocational training for weaving at De Ambachtelijke Weverij, Amsterdam. She has written for various publications and been invited to group and solo exhibitions including at Gallery 207, Prague, Friedrichstadt Zentral, Dresden, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, WM gallery, Amsterdam, Box43, Zurich, Hortus Bortanicus of VU Amsterdam, W139 Amsterdam, PuntWG Amsterdam, Hoengseong Culture and Arts Center, Korea and Oslo Kulturnatt.
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For recent portfolio, CV and other requests. Please don’t hesitate to contact me on info[at]isfrid[dot]com
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