This October Grizzly Grizzly is thrilled to host “Object Oriented Apology,” an exhibition of international artists curated by Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas, the artist duo behind INCA: Institute for New Connotative Action. This multi-disciplinary exhibition –featuring Falke Pisano (Berlin), Henrik Plenge Jacobsen (Copenhagen), Sondra Perry (Harlem), Babak Golkar (Vancouver) and Whitman Young (LA)– is a part of Alternative Currencies, a Philadelphia-based project that gathers independent contemporary arts groups from around the country to share their innovative modes of working
INCA is a non-profit artist-run space directed and curated by artist duo Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas. The space was located in Detroit [2011-2014] and Seattle [2013-present.] In 2015 Bergman and Salinas founded INCA Press. As artists, Bergman and Salinas have shown work internationally at institutions such as 4th Athens Biennale; 1st Bergen Assembly Triennial; Turku Biennial, Finland; Fundação de Serralves, Porto; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna; ICC Tokyo; IASPIS, Stockholm; Lincoln Center, New York City; e-flux Berlin; Center for Contemporary Art Glasgow, Edinburgh Film Festival; Taipei Fine Art Museum; Centre George Pompidou; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, among many others. Bergman was professor at the Oslo Academy of Fine Art from 2007-2013, both were visiting professors at the International Academy of Art Palestine in Ramallah from 2008-2011, and they are both currently full time faculty at the University of Washington Bothell.
-Falke Pisano (Amsterdam, 1978) lives and works in Berlin. She participated in major groups shows such as the Venice Bienial (2009) and Manifesta (2008). She performed at Museo Reina Sofia (2012), the 5th Berlin Biennale (2008) and Lisson Gallery, London (2007). Pisano's solo exhibitions include Praxes, Berlin (2014), The Showroom, London ( April 2013), Ellen de Bruijne Projects (Amsterdam, 2007, 2011) Hollybush Gardens (London, 2009, 2012), De Vleeshal (Middelburg, 2012), CAC (with Benoît Maire, Vilnius, 2011), Transmission Gallery (Glasgow, 2010), Extra City (Antwerp, 2010), Kunstverein (Graz, 2009) and Halle für Kunst e.V. (Lüneburg, 2008).
-Henrik Plenge Jacobsen was born in 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he continues to live and work. Jakobsen uses a range of media, including performance, video and installation. His practice explores the capabilities and limitations of our spectacular culture. Recent exhibitions include Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris; Galleri ZK, Berlin; The Suburban, Oak Park, Chicago; FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou; Moderna Museet, Stockholm ;Musee d'Art Contemporain, Lyon; CAC, Vilnius; Stedjeliik Museum, Amsterdam; Frankfuter Kunstverien, Frankfurt; ICA – Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom, and Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
-Sondra Perry was born Perth Amboy, NJ 1986 and currently lives in Harlem, NY. She graduated from Columbia's MFA program in 2015. Exhibitions and performances include The Artist's Institute, NYC; Pioneer Works, Brooklyn NY and the Seattle Art Museum. She is currently Core Fellow at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. Past fellowships include the Institute for Electronic Arts in Alfred, NY.
-Babak Golkar was born in Berkeley, California in 1977. He spent most of his formative years in Tehran until 1996 when he migrated to Vancouver, where he obtained an MFA from the University of British Columbia in 2006. Since then, Babak has been researching diverse subjects and cultivating a conceptual vocabulary and has developed an active career exhibiting works globally.
Recently he mounted a solo exhibition at West Vancouver Museum, participated in the 9th edition of la Biennale de Montréal, a group exhibition at Villa Empain at La Fondation Boghossian in Brussels, a solo exhibition at Sazman Ab gallery in Tehran and a solo show the Vancouver Art Gallery. Babak works and resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.
-Whitman Young is an artist. Born in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1991, he soon earned an MFA at an ivy league university and then relocated to Los Angeles, California because he likes to surf and the air of freedom. He has been named "hot new artist to watch" and has participated in exhibitions.