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Við bjóðum Becky Forsythe velkomna í sýningarstjórn Staða. En stjórnina skipa Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir og Eva Isleifs myndlistarmenn.

Becky Forsythe er sýningarstjóri og rithöfundur, auk þess að sinna ýmsum verkefnum á sviði menningar og listar. / ásamt því að sinna ólíkum verkefnum innan listar og menningar.

Hún útskrifaðist með BFA gráðu í myndlist frá York University (2007), MA gráðu frá University of Manitoba (2011) og viðbótardiplóma í safnafræðum frá Georgian College (2014). Hún fæst við margvísleg kerfi náttúru, söfnunar og umhyggju auk þess sem hún leggur mikið upp úr virku samstarfi. Frá 2015-2018 gegndi hún stöðu safneignarfulltrúa Nýlistasafnsins þar sem hún stýrði mörgum verkefnum og sýningum, svo sem Fjarrænt efni (2018), Rolling Line (2017, ásamt öðrum) og Milli fjalls og fjöru (2018, ásamt öðrum). Becky lítur jafnt á sýningar sem efnislegan og óefnislegan vettvang fyrir skoðanaskipti, aðgerðir og endurnýjun.

Nýleg verkefni: Incidents (of Travel) no.9 (2018, Kadist), Mjúk lending (2019, Nýlistasafnið), Að búa sér til pláss: Arkíf listamannarekin rými (2019, Nýlistasafnið, í ritstjórn) og Villiblómið (2020, Hafnarborg, annar sýningarstjóri). Becky er stundakennari við Listaháskóla Íslands þar sem hún kennir m.a. Sýningargerð of sýningarstjórnun.

Næstu sýningar Staða munu opna sumarið 2021 víðsvegar á sunnanverðum Vestfjörðum. Upplýsingar um listamenn Staða verða birtar á næstu vikum.

English
PLACES is a biannual exhibition project and mobile residency in the Westfjords, Iceland that began with the aim of initiating a platform for artists to develop new work, permanent or time-based, with close connection to nature or historical and significant places. The project’s purpose is to provide artists with time and place to develop new work in a creative environment with nature in the foreground by offering time, space and the freedom to develop new ways of working.

We welcome Becky Forsythe to the curatorial team of Places, alongside artists Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir and Eva Ísleifs.

Becky Forsythe is a curator, writer and cultural worker. She holds a BFA Visual Art from York University (2007), an MA from University of Manitoba (2011) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Museum and Gallery Studies from Georgian College (2014). Her work focuses on systems of nature, collecting and acts of care, and places value on critical collaboration. From 2015-2018 she held the position of Collection Manager at the Living Art Museum, where she led a number of projects, co-edited publications and exhibitions including Distant Matter (2018), Rolling Line (2017, co-curated), and Between mountain and tide (2018, co-curated). For Forsythe an exhibition is equally tangible and intangible, and a site of exchange, action and renewal.

Recent projects include: Incidents (of Travel) no.9 (2018, Kadist), Soft Landing (2019, The Living Art Museum), Archive of Artist-Run Initiatives (2019, The Living Art Museum, co-edited) and forthcoming The Wildflower (2020, Hafnarborg, co-curated). She currently teaches Creating and Curating Exhibitions at Iceland University of the Arts.

Upcoming exhibitions of Places are bound to open in the summer 2021 in the Westfjords. Information about the artists will be announced soon.