Onyeka Igwe & Michelangelo Miccolis

Two artistic companions of SERAFINE1369, Onyeka Igwe and Michelangelo Miccolis are invited to respond to the work presented in Bergen Kunsthall’s galleries, giving insights into their own backgrounds and experiences of “Azimuth Zenith Nadir”.

Onyeka Igwe is a London born, and based, moving image artist and researcher. Her work is aimed at the question: how do we live together? Not to provide a rigid answer as such, but to pull apart the nuances of mutuality, co-existence and multiplicity. Onyeka’s practice figures sensorial, spatial and counter-hegemonic ways of knowing as central to that task. For her, the body, archives and narratives- both oral and textual – act as a mode of inquiry that makes possible the exposition of overlooked histories. Her works have been shown in the UK and internationally at film festivals and galleries. She was awarded the New Cinema Award at Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival 2019, 2020 Arts Foundation Fellowship Award for Experimental Film, 2021 Foundwork Artist Prize and has been nominated for the 2022 Jarman Award and Max Mara Artist Prize for Women.

Michelangelo Miccolis is an artist and performer based between Zurich and Mexico City, whose performance-based practice extends into various formats, from participatory workshops to writing, production and curation. He is the founder and curator of IMMATERIAL, an annual performance program at Material Art Fair in Mexico City, since 2017. From 2017–19, he was guest-curator for Cabaret Voltaire, later joining Shedhalle Zurich’s new curatorial board in 2020. Since 2005, Miccolis has worked internationally as a performer, curator, and/or producer on projects by renowned artists and institutions including: Dora García, Tino Sehgal, Cally Spooner, Autumn Knight, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Carlos Amorales, Romeo Castellucci & Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, La Biennale di Venezia, Tate Modern, Palais de Tokyo, Museo Reina Sofia, Gropius Bau, Performance Space New York, and Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva.

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