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ANNA VIOLA HALLBERG

Artist/Curator

Anna Viola Hallberg's work - as an artist and curator - interacts with specific communities, while addressing social or political contingencies and by this, taking on a critical stance towards public space/sphere an in the process relating to existential matters for the indiviualas as well as through society.

Hallberg's artistic practice is informed by the notion of in-betweenness, as personal experience and geopolitical position. Her methodology in the immersive space-narrations of video, sound, photography, and text brings forward a discussion on the documentary of experience, remembrance, and emotions rendering collective memory/affect and the work for social justice.

Hallberg's practice, based on dialogical aesthetics, explores the relationships between embodiment/experience and audiovisuality, spatiality and time, through discursive and immersive video-based installations. She works with subordinate thematics from a documentary point of departure focusing on experiences and emotions. At times connecting the material with archival discoveries.



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The curatorial work spans from video-based exhibitions to initiatives, focusing on counter publics and art beyond the urban, working with select source communities and their agency often upon strategic and curatorial development of publicly funded art, primarily in the field of; participatory, engaged, and critical practices. For Hallberg engagement in seminars, workshops, presentations, and boards are an integral part of her practice. Hallberg is among other things currently the curator of BKN, Björkö Konstnod in the northern archipelago of Stockholm and is in the final process of Distancio commissioned by Region Jönköpings län. Previously she was the curator and co-founder of AiRS, Socially Engaged Art Residency at Skovde Art Museum, Sweden.

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ANNA VIOLA HALLLBERG

Artist/Curator


(C) = curator, (A) = artist, (+) = collaboration

RESPONSIVE WORKS


DISTANCIO (C) 2018-2020>>>
BJORKO KONSTNOD (C+) 2020- >>>
ORGANISM (A/C+) 2018- >>>
AiRS (C) 2014-2019
GOLD EARTH DOME (A/C+) 2016 >>>
CALM (A/C+) 2010-11 >>>
MURAL 2012 (C) 2011-12



INSTALLATIONS


IMPERIAL DIFFERENCE (A) 2015 >>>
RECURSIVE DISTANCE (A) 2015>>>
MEMORY (A) 2015>>>
OUTPOST(A) 2015>>>
BETWEEN THE TWO OF US (A) 2014>>>
MAKING THE IMMORTAL (A+) 2011/2014>>>
MOMENT: Grimmered (A+) 2012 >>>
STATE OF MIND (A+) 2006-2008 >>>
RESONANCE (A+) 2005-2006>>>



WORK IN PROGRESS


NEBULA - Traces of Time Deviations and the Reflections There of (A) 2019- >>>



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ANNA VIOLA HALLLBERG

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<B>IMPERIAL DIFFERENCES</B> <BR> SPACES Gallery, Cleveland Ohio<br> <br>  Channel 2: Overlap Between Two<br> 
Trt: 20 min<br> 
Format: hd video with sound, 2.35:1 (cinemascope)<br> 
Language: English and Russian (eng subs)<br> 
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Channel 1: Borderland<br> 
Trt: loop (pre amble to Overlap Between Two<br> 
Format: hd video with sound, 2.35:1 (cinemascope)<br>
<b>MAKING THE IMMORTAL</B> <BR>
Gallery Konstepedemin, Gothenburg, 2013<br><br><br>

<p>Year: 2013/14<br>
Duration: 9 min<br>
Camera: Bror Kronstrand <br>
Artists: Anna Viola Hallberg and Bjorn Perborg<br>
Based on footage from the private archive of the Bror Kronstrand <br>
From the collection at Vadsbo Museum, Mariestad, Sweden<br>
Scanning 16 and 35 mm: SVT<br>
Theatrical mix: Gustaf Berger, Auditory</p>


<p>Making the Immortal is a poetical/political non-fiction film and installation by Anna Viola Hallberg and Bjorn Perborg exploring man’s quest to be remembered. This is made via the life and work of a portrait painter who passed away half a decade ago, Bror Kronstrand. Once an acclaimed artist who traveled the world extensively, today he is almost completely forgotten.</p>
 
<p>Making the Immortal is a subjective work where two artists reflect upon the traces of a third. The project is predominantly built upon archive material that has been reformatted to the selected narrative(s). Private photographs, newspaper clippings, objects, 16 and 35 mm film are taken further through video, photography, slideshows, facsimiles, and enlarged segments of letters.
IMPERIAL DIFFERENCES <br>Recursive Distance <br> Lulea Konsthall <br> <br>Typologies of Silence is a set of social situations where the discourse has been submerged as if there is something that needs to remain hidden. The narratives explore the path between fact and fiction in order to obtain status. In Hallbergs work this leakage is explored up on as she brings forward and critiques the fragile state of the subject, intertwined with contemporary contingencies touching up on geopolitics, rememberance and status within society.
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Series include BETWEEN THE TWO OF US, OUTPOST, RECURSIVE DISTANCE and MEMORY.
</B>TYPOLOGIES OF SILENCE<br>MEMORY</B><br>Installation view, Museo del la cuidad, Queretaro<br> parial view of Tipologias del silencio, 2015
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Kronstrand made this journey primarily to see the city of the Aztec. He started out in November 1923 and left Mexico in January 1924. At the time Veracruz was a major port of entry for European immigrants today. The same district today is frequented by the cargo trains with immigrants from the south “La Bestia”. Kronstrand made a number of portraits of prominent people during his stay in Mexico City. Memory is the leakage between Kronstrands and Hallberg's journey in Mexico in two different centruries.
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Typologies of Silence is a set of social situations where the discourse has been submerged as if there is something that needs to remain hidden. The narratives explore the path between fact and fiction in order to obtain status. In Hallberg's work, this leakage is explored upon as she brings forward and critiques the fragile state of the subject, intertwined with contemporary contingencies touching up on geopolitics, remembrance, and status within society.
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Series include BETWEEN THE TWO OF US, OUTPOST, RECURSIVE DISTANCE, and MEMORY.
<b>ORGANISM</b><br>Prototype<br><br><br>
<p>Prototype of counter-public response to the dramatic lack of studio spaces in Stockholm. The concept developed by MONUMENT STUDIOS can be implemented in rural areas as in outer and inner cities. ORGANISM was initiated as a social art project with rhizomatic and sociocratic methodologies at the crossroads of sustainable, and affordable art studios and possibilities to show art, interlinked with responsible urban planning and counter-publics. <br><br>In the spring of 2020 we are looking into building a consortium to see if we can take the idea into reality. The volumes are constructed from sustainable materials and based on a circular economy. They are semi-permanent <em>urbanartgardens</em> where the artists follow the cluster as they reach a new destination. This way continuity in production is maintained and the peer group remains more stable. The studio dimension is constructed to give the best possible environment for the artists to affordable rent. <br><br>The in-between spaces are used for art production and exhibitions and are set up to embrace public interlocutions. We see the meetings with policymakers and public officials as an ongoing intervention to present new perspectives on art and artists in society. Collaboration between Anna Viola Hallberg and Camilla Wessman.</p>
<b>RESONANCE</b><br>Uppsala Art Musuem<br><br><br>
<p>Resonance explores the installation as a medium for a documentary on artists and their reflections on the boundaries of; informal networks, the image of the artist, responsibility, position in the contemporary society as well as in a historic perspective. Resonance is a documentation of the contemporary art scene based on filmed portraits, photography and interviews with artists, curators and art historians who have, in one way or another, made an impression within the art world. The installation entails two segments one called Resonance, Installation and the other Resonance, Conversations.</p>

<p>Artists: Anna Viola Hallberg & Annica Karlsson Rixon<br>
Year: 2005-06</p>

<p><b>Resonance, Installation</b><br>

1) Dual projection with sound<br>
Duration: 11m 53s<br>
Media: HDV projection from server (b/w)<br>
two projectors, two screens, each 365 x 205 cm stereo, four speakers<br>
Language: Swedish and Danish.<br><br>
2) Private Premises<br>
Media: Portraits of each artist,  fiber prints (b/w), 90 x 72 cm, wooden frames</p>
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<p><b>Resonance, Conversations</b> <br>
(Monitor + Process photographs)<br><br>
1) Monitor with sound<br>
Media: HDV 16:9 (b/w)hard drive media player<br>
three headphones<br>
Runtime: 1h 21m 11s, loop<br><br>
2) Process photographs<br>
Media: 20 fiber prints (b/w), 27 x 47 cm<br>
passepartout, metal frames</p>
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<p>Resonance, Conversations is a 1 h 20 m video piece with the ten participants talking, and twenty documentation photographs from the process of making the project. It poses questions concerning life choices, strategies and power and presents thoughts on professional identity as well as possibilities and ideas for cooperation within the field of contemporary art.</p>
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<p>Appearing in Resonance: Annika Eriksson (SE/Berlin), Annika von Hausswolff (SE/Gothenburg), Annika Larsson (SE/New York), Maria Lind (SE/Stockholm), Annika Lundgren (SE/Berlin), Tone Olaf Nielsen (DK/Copenhagen), Ann-Sofie Sidén(SE/Berlin), Annika Ström(SE/Hove), Gitte Villesen(DK/Berlin) and Annika Öhrner (SE/Stockholm).</p>
STATE OF MIND<br>Gothenburg Art Museum <br><br><br>
<p>The installation was on tourbetween 2008-2012, it was a self organized project by the artists with different funding for  various steps in the process of making the project and for each exhibition.<br><br>

Title: State of Mind<br>
Artists: Anna Viola Hallberg and Annica Karlsson Rixon<br>
Media: Installation, 11 color photographs (c-prints), seven monitors (sd), and one projection (hd) with sound (stereo).<br>
Duration: 7 x 35 min of interviews, running independently (7 loops), 1 x 30 min backdrop (loop)<br>
Voice: Russian, English, Swedish<br>
Subtitles: English & Russian<br>
Original installation: 65 square meters, black box video installation + wall space for 11 large format photographs.<br>
Production year: 2008 (2006-2008)<br>
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State of Mind Exhibitions:<br>
Museum of World Culture, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2016<br>
Space Taiga, St Petersburg, Russia, 2012<br>
The Worth Ryder Art Gallery, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA, 2011<br>
Gallery Fotohof, Saltzburg, Austria, 2011<br>
Moderna Museet, The Moderna Exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden,
October 2010 – January 2011 (Discursive version)<br>
Y Gallery for Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus, March 2010<br>
The Kharkov Municipal Art Gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine, July-August 2009<br>
Art Arsenal/Gogol Fest 09, Kiev, Ukraine, September 2009<br>
Gothenburg Art Museum, Sweden, September-November 2008<br>
ROSPHOTO, St Petersburg, Russia, September-October 2008<br>
Kulturhuset Stockholm, Sweden, July-August 2008<br>

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MOMENT: Grimmered <br>Gavle Konsthall, 2012<br>(parital view) <br><br><br> Title: <b>Brothers </B><br>
Series: MOMENT: Grimmered<br>
Meidia: 3 chanell video loop, no sound, 3 built in 40 inch monitors<br>Installation consists Brothers (3 ch video), a grid with more than 200 snapshots from the house, a series of altered faximiles from the archive, and a photograph of the archive, the remains of the expropriated farm.  <br><br>

Collaboration: Anna Viola Hallberg & Annica Karlsson Rixon <br>

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ANNA VIOLA HALLBERG

Artist/Curator

Based in Stockholm, Sweden




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◊ Msc, International Museum Studies, Gothenburg University, Sweden
◊ Ba, Cinema and Curatorial Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden
◊ Studio: Slakthusateljeerna
◊ Member of KRO/Swedish Artists National Organization