There is a Visitor #13: Visitors at the State Darwin Museum Moscow


  1. Nils Agdler was born in Östersund, Sweden in 1969: He lives and works in Stockholm since 1993, currently working as an artist and as a freelance photographer. Since 2006 partly working as a teacher/photographer at Konstfack, Arts Crafts & Design University College Stockholm. 

  2. Conny Blom is a Swedish artist, currently residing in Landskrona Sweden. Since 2011 Blom has been developing an artistic research project based on MRI technology at Lund University, and it is a piece based on this research that he is presenting at the exhibition. Apart from an internationally active artistic career with more than 100 exhibitions worldwide, Blom is also running CAC Bukovje/Landskrona together with his wife, Slovene artist Nina Slejko Blom. 

  3. Jon Brunberg’s art often revolves around societal, political and philosophical notions such as power, utopia, tolerance and the political which he examines in long-term, thematic frameworks as for example The Polynational War Memorial, Power as Metaphysics and Measurable Unit, Tolerate and The Utopian World Championship. Most of these projects involves practitioners from other disciplines than the arts, such as architects, psychologists or utopians. He often use a variety of media in public presentations and exhibitions ranging from digital imagery, video installations, writing, publications and software applications to social and performative techniques. Brunberg has also produced a series of “standalone” installations, animations, actions, web projects and video works over the years. From 1999 to 2005 he was a member of the artist group and experimental art space SOC.Stockholm. Jon Brunberg has an MFA-degree from Konstfack University College for Art, Craft and Design in Stockholm. 

  4. Has been travelling all around the world, playing with his band Hoven Droven. Toured through out Norway performing for school kids with The Jets. From small venues on Swedish countryside to New York, and now, The Moscow Biennale! Jens Comén, Östersund, Saxofon 

  5. Manus: Helena Granström, Reader: Benjamin Quigley, Helena Granström, Helene Ringberg, Sound: Imri Sandström, Video: Imri Sandström, Jakob Eklund 

  6. Musician who likes electronical music just as much as country and jazz. Toured the USA several times performing with Abba-tribute Arrival. Played with hiphop-bands as well as avant-garde music. In 2013 he left Stockholm behind for his childhood home on the countryside of Jämtland, Northern Sweden. Markus Ernehed, Kalom, Saxophone. 

  7. Experts agree upon the fact that Mikael Granlöf was born in 1960. However, on all other points, they seem to disagree. Some claim that he learned to walk and speak already in 1961 in a small village called Käckelbäcken in the north of Sweden, others claim that this is not true. He already – by then – knew how to crawl, both on all fours and on his belly, even backwards. In the archives, there is no mentioning of him ever having mastered fully the purposeful walk. It is an enigma in many ways how he became a man of some renown in the capital. Well, of course, many in the village knew him, and also in the school he attended for a few years, as well as in the provincial university, well, yes, sure, they knew him. “That’s Mikael Granlöf over there” one would say to one another, nodding discretely in collusion. Yes, there certainly was something about him, but what that really was eluded a more precise understanding. For many years, his walk was, to be true, pretty … nothing to brag about. It was a sort of tiptoeing at the same time pushed-around kind of clenched-fist-in-his-pockets kind of walk. But at times, all by a sudden, he would transgress into another state of walking, a floating sort of motion – away over the hills and the landscape and into nature. Nature. He spent a lot of time in nature. He liked animals, and they him, it seemed. There was a sort of mutual understanding. Well, he didn’t exactly hold any grudges against plants either. Or any other kind of multicellular organisms. And do not do the mistake of believing that he would hold any grudges towards unicellulars or minerals either. He really loved all those things. He spent nearly all his time there, among them, strolling about. 

  8. Manus: Helena Granström, Reader: Benjamin Quigley, Helena Granström, Helene Ringberg, Sound: Imri Sandström, Video: Imri Sandström, Jakob Eklund 

  9. Ann Korzhova, born 1985, lives and work in Samara, Russia  

  10. Elin Magnusson graduated in Fine Arts at Konstfack College of Art, Crafts and Design in 2010. Magnusson is a conceptual video and performance artist and film director. Her work moves in the borderland where culture clashes into nature and norms are questioned. Feminism, sexuality, and adaptation are recurring topics in her work. Born 1982 in Norrköping, lives and works in Stockholm. 

  11. Timo Menke was born in Leverkusen, Germany in 1967. He lives and works as an artist/filmmaker in Sweden since 1988. He is teaching film and video as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Art at Konstfack, Arts Crafts & Design University College Stockholm since 2004. He is also engaged as a Media producer at Filmform Foundation, Stockholm. His work is represented at Moderna Museum, Stockholm, and distributed by Filmform. Major film screening tours and festivals include “BLICK: New Nordic Film & Video 2001 & 2004″, Stuttgarter Filmwinter and also featuring the short film project “The Magnificent Six” by Filmform 2003. 

  12. Education Valand School of Fine Arts, Gothenburg, Sweden 1999-2004, The Nordic Art School, Kokkola, Finland 1997-1999, Örebro Art College, Örebro Sweden 1996-1997, Lunnevad Art College, Vikingstad, Sweden 1994-1996 

  13. Dmitri Plax is artist and writer, working on the border between the verbal and the visual with a special interest in perception. He is employed as dramaturge, director and producer at Swedish Radios Drama department. “A failed performance” is a part of bigger 30-minutes show with the same name, which was broadcasted on the First channel of Swedish Radio in 2012 and nominated for Prix Italia and Prix Nova. 

  14. Manus: Helena Granström, Reader: Benjamin Quigley, Helena Granström, Helene Ringberg, Sound: Imri Sandström, Video: Imri Sandström, Jakob Eklund 

  15. Manus: Helena Granström, Reader: Benjamin Quigley, Helena Granström, Helene Ringberg, Sound: Imri Sandström, Video: Imri Sandström, Jakob Eklund 

  16. Manus: Helena Granström, Reader: Benjamin Quigley, Helena Granström, Helene Ringberg, Sound: Imri Sandström, Video: Imri Sandström, Jakob Eklund 

  17. Susanne Skog, composer and sound artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. She creates music and sound art for radio, concerts and other listening situations. Her compositions are made up exclusively of her own documentary recordings, but much has happened to the sound material before it meets the ear. Since the mid-1990ies her work has frequently been heard in Swedish public service radio, as well as in concerts and other art venues around the world. She is also a cultural journalist for radio and magazines as well as a member of the editorial board of Contemporary Music (Contemporary Music) and Divan (magazine for culture and psychoanalysis). She is chairman of the Society of Experimental Music and Intermedia Art – Fylkingen, and for the international music festival Sound of Stockholm. 

  18. Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson are a collaborative art partnership. Their art practice is research-based and socially-engaged, exploring issues of history, culture and environment in relation to both humans and non-human animals. Through their practice they set out to challenge and deconstruct various notions and degrees of ‘wilderness’. Underpinning much of what they do are issues of psychological and physical displacement or realignment in relation to land and environment and the effect of these upon cultural perspectives. Their artworks have been exhibited widely throughout the UK and internationally. They are frequent speakers at international conferences on issues related to their practice and their works have been written on and cited as contributive to knowledge in the expanded field of research-based art practice. They conduct their practice from bases in Iceland, the north of England and Sweden.  

  19. Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson are a collaborative art partnership. Their art practice is research-based and socially-engaged, exploring issues of history, culture and environment in relation to both humans and non-human animals. Through their practice they set out to challenge and deconstruct various notions and degrees of ‘wilderness’. Underpinning much of what they do are issues of psychological and physical displacement or realignment in relation to land and environment and the effect of these upon cultural perspectives. Their artworks have been exhibited widely throughout the UK and internationally. They are frequent speakers at international conferences on issues related to their practice and their works have been written on and cited as contributive to knowledge in the expanded field of research-based art practice. They conduct their practice from bases in Iceland, the north of England and Sweden. 

  20. Born 1961, lives and works in St Petersburg, Russia  

  21. JAC studios / Johan Carlsson, Georg Jagunov 

  22. 70°N arkitektur 

  23. Cecilia Grönberg and Jonas (J) Magnusson are writers, artists and editors of the Swedish magazine OEI and the publisher OEI editör. The magazine is now releasing its 62:th issue and OEI editör has published about 70 books of experimental writing, poetics and artist’s books. Cecilia Grönberg and Jonas (J) Magnusson have published four archive-based books in collaboration: Leviatan från Göteborg [“The Gothenburg Leviathan”] (Glänta produktion 2002), Omkopplingar [“Re-wirings”] (Glänta produktion 2006) and Witz-bomber och foto-sken [“Pun-bombs and photo-flashes”] (Glänta produktion 2009), För pås-seende. Berndt Pettersons collage och bokstavskonst (OEI editör 2012). Current book projects by Grönberg & Magnusson include: “Den torra skriften. Chester Carlsson och xerografin” [The dry writing. Chester Carlsson and xerography”]; “Kodak Hill 1967–2011. Uncovering development” and “Västergötlands pyramider”. Skaraborgs museum museum is an artistic and literary project run by Cecilia Grönberg and Jonas (J) Magnusson and devoted to experimental museology, alternative historiography and site-specific investigations. 

  24. Raketa is running interdisciplinary, collaborative projects and experiments within art, design, architecture and digital media. Raketa has been operating since year 2000 as an ongoing experiment; a laboratory-in-progress! 

  25. Cecilia Enberg is an artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. She holds a B.Sc in Multimedia and is a member of KKV Nacka; an artist run workshop in Stockholm. Cecilia is interested in the junction between new technology and traditional craftsmanship, and she works in various media, such as printmaking, needlework, and photography. Another format close to Cecilia’s heart is the Artists’ books – both as a container for words and/or images, and as a physical object.