Zoe Barcza b. 1984 (CA)
Zoe Barcza lives and works in Los Angeles, graduated from Städelschule, Frankfurt.
Recent exhibitions include Inside Out, Outside In, with Liz Craft, Clearing, Los Angeles, CA (2023), Odradek Microplastic Geologic Time Park, Darren Flook / Freehouse, London, United Kingdom (2022), Haute Speech, Issues, Stockholm, Sweden (2021), Big Boy Pants, Bianca D’Alessandro, Copenhagen; Property Sex, Bonny Poon, Paris (both 2018); Mothers Milk, In Extenso, Clermont-Ferrand (2017), Dr Awkward, Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles; Texas Liquid Smoke, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm (both 2016); and Inter- national Loner, Shoot the Lobster, New York (2015).
Her work has been part of group shows at SALTS, Basel (2018); Team Gallery, New York; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (both 2017); and Cooper Cole, Toronto (2016)
In Zoe Barcza’s work, power and authority are exposed, mocked by the caricature and cartoonish aspect of her work. It is the mannerism of the critique and the institution that is pointed out, thus creating a deeply meta work exploring digital culture, capitalism and the contemporary art world.
Barcza’s work calls for an oedipal, almost freudian interpretation of the relation between the artwork and its targets.
The introspection turns into injunctions, opening a conversation with a multiple headed materialization of her environment and of the entities forging it.
By exploring her relationship to her environment, her work enhances her environment, selfdestructing and perpetually renewing itself. Deeply introspective, the artwork becomes equivocal, both ontic and ontological, proposing several levels of reading.
Louis Scherfig b. 1989 (DK)
Louis Scherfig (b.1989 in Copenhagen, lives and work in Copenhagen).
Graduated from the Royal academy of fine arts (2012-2018) and FHNW Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Basel (2017-2018). Recent exhibitions include, Original Sins, Bianca D’Alessandro, Copenhagen (2023), Gammelt, råddent lys, AGA, with Anne-Mette Schultz, Copenhagen (2022) Endlessly until you puke, Bizarro, Copenhagen (2021) Bedroom Globalism, Rheum Room, Basel, Switzerland (2021). Noob Renaissance, Bianca D’Alessandro, Copenhagen (2020)
Louis Scherfig explores the themes of travel, wandering, visiting and pilgrimage. Sightseers are the milestones of a journey without an itinerary, both spatial and introspective, which forces us to question and read ourselves. It’s a hand outstretched, an invitation to a vertical expedition, at once cosmic and dreamlike, leading beyond the human.
Where does the traveler wander? What does he leave behind, and where is he heading? Sightseers is a series of objects in dialogue with each other, portals to alternative narratives and realities. Through this interconnection, Louis Scherfig questions the everchanging connections between the past on a human scale and time on celestial proportions. These sculptures are representative of Scherfig’s artistic approach of the connection between fiction, language and human experiences. The line between introspection and outer expression is
suppressed, forming a contemplative loop that transforms the viewer into a traveler.