Michelle Eistrup

Term: August 2020 / October 2020

Nordic-Leipzig stipendiary of the Goethe-Institut

 

www.michelleeistrup.com

Michelle Eistrup is a visual artist who works primarily in video, photography, and sound. She grew up in Jamaica, Paris and New York, and presently resides in Denmark with her family. She has her MFA from the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen and BA from Haverford College, Pennsylvania. Her practice explores the history, legacies, and denial/absence of colonialism through four overarching themes: African diaspora identity and expression, politics of recognition; dynamics of isolationism; and embodied rites and rituals. Rooted in a vibrant global arts community, she has exhibited internationally, and she curated BAT, Bridging Art and Text.

During her residency in Leipzig, Michelle will perpetuate her research from her past project, In the Deep Underground and Up Above, and develop Stalagmite Suspension Therapy – In the Stone. Eistrup will collaborate with the Terra Mineralia Institute, Bergakademie Freiberg. A part of this investigation will be exhibited next year in the exhibit Sprachlosigkeit (Voicelessness), at the Japanisches Palais,(Japanese Palace), curated by Léontine Meijer-van Mensch, Director, and Barbara Höffe, Curator of Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. In the future, In the Deep Underground and Up Above and Stalagmite Suspension Therapy – In the Stone will be exhibited at the Terra Mineralia Institute, Freiberg at a date to be corroborated. In the Deep Underground and Up Above was antecedently shown in Australia, at AGWA, the National Gallery of Western Australia, and ArtGeo Cultural Institute, Busselton.

Education & Employment

Present-2007 Part time Visual Arts teacher, The National Museum of Arts, Cph, ULK, and Children Workshops, www.smk.dk The Royal Academy of Arts, Media Arts School, Copenhagen,Dk.

Upcoming Shows & Screenings & Publication

2018 Group Show: Spaced 3, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth. Curated by Marco Marcon.

Groups Shows, Solo Shows, Screenings

2018 Release of BAT Bridging Art + Text Publication, CAMP, Trampoline House, Cph, Dk.
2017 Poor and Needy as part of The Great Poor Farm Experiment IIX., Wisconsin, USA. Curated by Yvette Brackman and Lise Baggesen.
2017 Group Show: Nordic Delights, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen. Curated by Marianne Hultman (Norway), Kristine Kern, (Denmark), and Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger (Finland).
2016 THIS PARTICULAR MASQUERADE, unmasked, Nordic Delights; Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Norway and Kalmar Art Museum, Kalmar, Sweden. Curated by Marianne Hultman (Norway), Kristine Kern, (Denmark), and Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger (Finland).
2016 Poor and Needy as part of The Great Poor Farm Experiment IIX., Wisconsin, USA. Curated by Yvette Brackman and Lise Baggesen.
2016 THE STATE OF PAN-AFRICANISM in AFRICA, and I AM JUST LISTENING, Ultra contemporary #Emergency Art, Museum of African Design(MOAD), Johannesburg, South Africa. Curated by Thierry Geoffroy/ COLONEL and by Tijana Miskovic.
2014 PITCH MOLDED ANIMABILITY, La Maison Rouge et bleu. Curated by Vibe Bredahl, Berlin, Germany.
2014 WILD AS THE WIND, Pingyao Photo Festival, Pingyao China. Curated by Beate Cegielskia.
2014 FORGOTTEN, Possesion: Art, Power and Black Womanhood, Curated by Dr. Temi Odomosu, New Shelter Plan Artspace, Cph, DK.
2014 TOO LONG ARE OUR MEMORIES, and BORDERS, NotAboutKarenBlixen,Organized by Grethe Hald, IKM, Oslo. Norway. In collaboration with James Muriuki.
2013 AMNESIA, Zeigen. An Audio tour through Copenhagen by Karin Sander, Nikolaj Kunsthallen, Denmark.
2013 THIS PARTICULAR MASQUERADE, unmasked, Curator Grethe Hald, Haugaur Museum, Vestfold, Trømso, Norway. TOO LONG ARE OUR MEMORIES In collaboration with James Muriuki, IKM, Oslo, Norway.
2013 PITCH MOLDED ANIMABILITY Part 1 + WILD AS THE WIND, Rendezvous with Nature, Curated by Beate Cegielska, Northern Photographic Centre, Finland.
2013 PITCH MOLDED ANIMABILITY Part 1 + WILD AS THE WIND, Beate Cegielska, Photon Galerija, Ljubljana, 2012 WILD AS THE WIND, Galleri Image, Supermarket 2013, Stockholm, Independent Art Fair, Sweden.
2013 TOO LONG ARE OUR MEMORIES, 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair, London, England
2013 WILD AS THE WIND, Galleri Image, Supermarket 2013, Stockholm, Independent Art Fair, Sweden.
2013 TOO LONG ARE OUR MEMORIES, and BORDERS, in collaboration with James Muruiki(Kenya),Naturama, Fyn, Denmark.
2011 WILD AS THE WIND, SOLO Feb- Mar, The National Museum of Arts, Childrens’ Room, Copenhagen.
2011 TOO LONG ARE OUR MEMORIES, and Generous Gestures, Den Fri Udstillingsbygning. TOO 2011 LONG ARE OUR MEMORIES, BAC , Visby, Sweden. TOO LONG ARE OUR MEMORIES, The 3rd All ArtNow New Media Art Festival 2011, Syria.
2010 TOO LONG ARE OUR MEMORIES, in collaboration with James Muruiki(Kenya), NotAboutKarenBlixen, Karen Blixen Museum, Rungstedlund, and RaMoMA, Kenya. BORDERS, in collaboration with J. Muruiki, NotAboutKarenBlixen, RaMoMA, Nairobi.
2010 WILD AS THE WIND, SOLO, Gallery Image, Aarhus.

Residencies

2018 SPACED 3, IAS, Busselton, Western Australia.
2015 Botkyrka Residency for the new solo show in collaboration with the Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm, Sweden.
2013 Alice Yard, Production Residency for production of Pitch Molded Animability
Portes et Passages, Joal, Senegal.

Scholarships and Grants

2018
KULTURSTYRELSEN towards one month residency in Spinnerei, LIA Leipzig, Germany
KULTURSTYRELSEN towards the production of Deep in the Underground and Up above and towards 2 months residency in Busselton, Australia.
2016
Akademiraadets Understøttelsesfond
STATENS KUNSTFONDEN, one year working grant.
KULTURSTYRELSEN toward travel to Poor and Needy Exhibit. KULTURSTYRELSEN toward travel and participation Ultra contemporary #Emergency Art, Museum of African Design(MOAD), Johannesburg, South Africa.
2014
KULTURSTYRELSEN INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL DANISH ART FOUNDATION, towards the production of Wild as the Wind, Pingyao China.
2013
KULTURSTYRELSEN INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL DANISH ART FOUNDATION, towards the production of This Particular Masquerade, Unmasked. KULTURSTYRELSEN INTERNATIONAL DANISH ART FOUNDATION, towards residency at Alice Yard in Trinidad.