Approved: 16.08.2006

Agnes Nedregard

Artist, Maker, Teacher

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Agnes Nedregard is exploring how our personal and cultural luggage informs our interpretations of situations, places and people. She places the experience of being a human body at the centre of the work, charging her presence in the world with physical energy, psychological images, actions and symbols.
The unpredictability of communication in the real moment of a meeting, whether with a place or

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  • Location: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Activities: Higher education, Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops
 

Biography

Agnes Nedregard is exploring how our personal and cultural luggage informs our interpretations of situations, places and people. She places the experience of being a human body at the centre of the work, charging her presence in the world with physical energy, psychological images, actions and symbols. The unpredictability of communication in the real moment of a meeting, whether with a place or with her audience, is her starting point, to where she brings herself, dressed in absurdly charged costumes, objects, and sometimes video. The camera she uses to focus close upon the tactile meeting between body and surfaces, or to bring together unexpected combinations of elements. Sometimes they will compliment a live work, other times they become stand alone video pieces. Objects, substances and materials are arranged to create specific atmospheres, performative in themselves or as props for performative actions. She uses drawing as "storyboards" as well as documentation from events, for their hands-on quality and tactile properties. The performance itself is where all these elements come together, and the various properties of performance as a medium are constantly under scrutiny in Agnes' work. Always adapting the work to the site, audience and situation at hand, these become dialogue partners in the unfolding of events where the final outcome is never known until it is over. Frequently she enters collaborations with other artists, including Brazilian aerial acrobat Raquel Nicoletti, Scottish painter Moray Hillary, Scottish composer Harold Nono - and in the performance group FireBirds (2004-05), Molly Haslund (Denmark) and Anthony Schrag (Canada). Agnes is available for workshops, lecturing and tutoring in performance art - lecture performance on contemporary Nordic performance art - presentation of individual arts practice as performance lecture - introductory workshops in visual performance art - advanced workshops - Performance as Encounter - individual or group tutoring and mentoring, for students and professionals Available for exhibitions and live performances - individually - in collaboration with Raquel Nicoletti (Suspended) http://suspended.carbonmade.com/ - in collaboration with Moray Hillary (Nedregard & Hillary) ENTRANCES catalogue by NABROAD - Nedregard & Hillary

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2005 - Masters of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow 2003 - Specialized art department, textiles, Kunsthyskolen i Bergen, Bergen, Norway 1999 - Art History, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway Solo exhibitions 2012 - I thought we were the same person - Nedregard & Hillary with Torgrim Wahl Sund, NoOSPHERE Arts, New York City 2011 - Entraces, Nedregard & Hillary, Acme Project Space, London 2010 - Private World, Nedregard & Hillary, Collins gallery, Glasgow 2009 - Imploding, live performance/ exhibition, Stills, Edinburgh 2009 - Licking Wounds (with Moray Hillary), The White House, Glasgow 2008 - Ich bin der wohlbekannte Sänger, Der vielgereiste Rattenfänger, live performance/ exhibition, KoCA, Weimar Group exhibitions 2009 - Characters, Saison Video, Atelier 13, Valenciennes 2009 - Tthe Whole Place is Dark and We See, Centrum Kultury Zamek, Wroclaw 2009 - Vestlandsutstillingen, various, Western Norway 2009 - Xtend III: Bodies In Flight, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell 2008 - ARTCONCEPT , International Festival , St Petersburg 2008 - Cinema B-open, Cinemateket USF Verftet, Bergen 2008 - In its wake, Elevator Gallery, Hackney Wick 2008 - Insanity, Victims, and Childhood, in Short , Gallery Aferro at Red Saw gallery, Newark 2007 - ‘FR8, Art on the Waterfront’, Harbor Boulevard at 1st Street, Berth 87 , San Pedro, Los Angelses 2007 - ‘Moving image’ , Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, Glasgow 2007 - ‘Tulca Live’, Nun's Island Studio, Galway 2007 - Moving image, The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, Kilmarnock 2007 - The National Review of Live Art 2007 (ELEVATOR), Tramway, Glasgow 2007 - TulcaLive, Nuns Island Studio, Galway 2006 - "Too Much Freedom?", LA Freewaves' 10th Festival of New Media Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles 2006 - Cinema B-Open, Cinemateket USF, Verftet, Bergen 2006 - The house of a thousand pleasures, stre Skostredet 3, Bergen, Norway 2006 - Vestlandsutstillingen 06, touring exhibition, Western Norway 2005 - "Beijing/Glasgow", Museum of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing 2005 - TERMINAL- In Fraction, K7 Hangar, Oeiras, Lisbon 2004 - International Exchange Exhibition, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York City Live/Performance 2012 - Carrying a man - collaboration with Raquel Nicoletti, FMALE route, Sierra art Center, Santa Ana de Real, Spain 2012 - Faza Lustra, Nedregard & Hillary with Marcin Kowalik, Jaggelonian University, Krakow 2012 - FEM 12, Centre Cultural la Merce, Girona, and others, Girona, Barcelona, Sabadell 2012 - Her/ Virkelig? (Here/ Really?), Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Førde 2012 - We are You and You are Us, FRICTION International Performance Art Festival, Uppsala Art Museum, Uppsala 2012 - You, me and the other - ME, PALS (Performance Art Links), Fylkingen, Stockholm 2012 - You, me and trhe other - THE OTHER, beautiful Lies, University Library Garden/XXL Gallery, Warsaw 2011 - Cabaret, Armazem 13, Lisbon 2011 - exist-ence, !Metro Arts & Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane 2011 - New Territories, Ramshorn, Glasgow 2011 - The North Stars: White, .NO, New York City 2011 - You, me and the other - YOU, Acción!MAD, www.accionmad.org, Madrid 2010 - Even out the Pressure, 7a*11 International Festival of Performance Art, XPACE, Toronto 2010 - exist-ence, White Canvas Gallery, Brisbane 2010 - Pilgrimage of the fool, Lincoln Art programme, Lincoln 2010 - Total Eclipse of the Sun, Ateliers Hoherweg, Dusseldorf 2009 - Art Contact, HIAP project room, Cable Factory C4, Helsinki 2009 - Beijing Open, OPEN Realization Contemporary Art Center, Beijing 2009 - Live Art New York: Scandinavian Performance Art, Scandinavia House and Grace Exhibition Space, New York City 2009 - Livetaide, Galleria 3h+k, Pori 2009 - Mutual Understanding, Platform at Kulturskafferiet, Vaasa 2009 - Storåsen, Storåsfestivalen, Storås 2009 - Visibility Project 5 (with Raquel Nicoletti), Galata Perform, Istanbul 2008 - Between sky and sea II, Herdla, Askoy/ Bergen 2008 - Closer to the Touch, EmergeD, Brunnenstrasse 185, Berlin 2008 - HOST, Market Gallery, Glasgow 2008 - Icebreaker, Kabelvag, Lofoten 2008 - Overveldet, oppslukt (overwhelmed, submerged), Stamsund International Theatre Festival, Stamsund 2008 - overwhelmed, submerged, Stamsund International Theatre Festival, Stamsund, Lofoten 2008 - Quarantine, Atelier am Eck, Dusseldorf 2008 - Scratch night, the Arches, Glasgow 2007 - Build a room, Stills, Edinburgh 2006 - Body Navigation, National Centre for Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg 2005 - Mellom Himmel og Hav, Lyngh?ysenteret, Lygra 2004 - Private Parts, Market Gallery, Glasgow Artist talks 2010 - Unfathomable, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen 2009 - Artist talk and workshop, MA Live Art and Performance Studies, Theatre Academy, Helsinki 2007 - kroppens tale/ the language of the body, Kunsthyskolen i Bergen/ Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Bergen Workshops 2011 - performance art workshop, Nordland Kunst - og filmfagskole, kabelvåg 2011 - performance art workshop with Gøril Wallin, Kunstskolen i Bergen, Bergen 2011 - Performance as encounter, Performance Platform, Dundee Live, Dundee 2010 - performance art workshop, Kunstskolen i Bergen, Bergen 2010 - performance art workshop, Nordland Kunst - og filmfagskole, kabelvåg 2010 - Performance as encounter, FADO Performance Art Centre, Toronto Free gallery, Toronto 2009 - artist talk and workshop, MA Live Art and Performance Studies, Theatre Academy, Helsinki 2009 - performance art workshop, Bergen Architecture school, Bergen 2009 - performance art workshop, Kunstskolen i Bergen, Bergen 2009 - performance art workshop, Nordland Kunst og filmfagskole, Kabelvag, Lofoten 2008 - performance art workshop, Bauhaus University, Weimar 2008 - performance art workshop, Kunstskolen i Bergen, Bergen 2008 - performance art workshop, Nordland Kunst og filmfagskole, Kabelvag, Lofoten 2007 - performance art workshop, Bergen Architecture school, Bergen 2007 - performance art workshop, Nordland Kunst og filmfagskole, Kabelvag, Lofoten Residencies 2010 - Acme WASPS Work/Live residency (with Moray Hillary), Acme Fire Station, London 2007 - Arist in residence, Stills, Edinburgh Projects 2006 - Lab nights performance project, CCA, Glasgow Other 2012 - artist of the month, VISP, Bergen