Spaced 3: north by southeast is a program centred on an artists’ exchange between Nordic and Australian visual artists. The program will span three years (2016-18) and constitute the core of the third iteration of spaced, a recurring international program of context-responsive art, presented by International Art Space (IAS).
Spaced 3: north by southeast will comprise 11 residency-based projects that will take place in regional, remote and outer-urban locations in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Western Australia. Nordic artists will undertake their residencies in Western Australia, whilst Australian artists will be placed in the Nordic region. These residencies are positioned as the means to develop new works that will be created by each artist in response to their engagement with the social, environmental and historical contexts of the host communities. More info about this project can be found on the Spaced 3 website.
Nes Artist Residency is one of the Nordic partners in the project and Nes and Skagaströnd are hosting Australian artist Keg de Souza and family.
Keg de Souza is an Australian artist working with mediums such as; inflatable and temporary architecture, food, film, mapping and dialogical projects to explore the politics of space. This investigation of social and spatial environments is influenced by her formal training in architecture and experiences of radical spaces through squatting and organising. She often creates site and situation specific projects with people, with an emphasis on knowledge exchange.
Keg is a member of various collaborative groups, such as SquatSpace Artist Collective and the Rizzeria printmaking collective. Keg is represented by Booklyn Artist Alliance, NY for her artist’s books and zines which she has been self-publishing for over 15 years.
Recent exhibitions include; the 5th Auckland Triennial, 15th Jakarta Biennale and Vertical Villages at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney (2013), Temporality in Architecture, Food and Communities, Delfina Foundation, London; Temporary Spaces, Edible Places, Atlas Arts, Isle of Skye, Scotland and If There’s Something Strange In Your Neighbourhood… Ratmakan Kampung, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2014), Temporary Spaces, Edible Places: Vancouver and Preservation; both Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver and Temporary Spaces, Edible Places: New York, AC Institute, New York (2015), 20th Biennale of Sydney – The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed, the 2016 Setouchi Triennale; Appetite for Construction, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2016) and The National: New Australian Art, AGNSW (2017).
At NES Keg is developing a site responsive project through conversations with local residents, which will be presented by International Art Space as part of Spaced3: north by southeast at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 2018. http://www.kegdesouza.com/
This project is presented as a part of spaced 3: north by southeast, International Art Space’s recurring event of context-responsive art.