Signe Johannessens work speculate in hybrid bodies, historical paraphrases and the potentials of the posthumous. Playfully combining episodes from her own biography and historical archives, her work continuously renegionate the traumas and the pleasures of intimate relationships between women, children and other animals while expanding the notion of family and kin. Persisting in the foggy frontiers of dusk and dawn, her practice explores the possibilities of belonging and becoming, while power is revealed.
Signe Johannessen studied at Oslo National Academy of the Arts in Norway and the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Sweden. She mainly makes sculptures, videos, drawings and performance. Her artistic processes often evolve in collaborations with other knowledge fields. In public space she collaborates with artist Erik Rören as duo Rören/Johannessen. Johannessen is one of the founders and artistic leaders of Art Lab Gnesta, a self-organized collective and experimental practice situated in rural Sörmland.
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