Damien Gilley at MARC

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For Immediate Release:
Damien Gilley Vernissage at Milvus Artistic Research Center

Milvus Artistic Research Center, (MARC) opens its doors this July with a vernissage for artist Damien Gilley. As a MARC 2014 artist in residence, Gilley will present an immersive installation in the barn and gallery in Kivik.

Where: Milvus Artistic Research Center (MARC)
Gladeholm, Kivik 27735
For directions go to: http://kartor.eniro.se/?index=wp&id=94704011&query

When: Saturday July 19th, 18.00-22.00
Admission is free and we will serve refreshments and snacks on site
Artist Damien Gilley:

Damien Gilley (b. 1977, California) is an artist and educator working in Portland, Oregon. His work exposes hidden architectures through site-specific perceptual installations that combine drawing and sculptural approaches. Drawing influence from vintage computer graphics, techno-structures, and science fiction the work integrates digital languages with the physical world to question historical, current, and potential environments.

Damien holds a BFA in New Media, Suma Cum Laude, from the University of Nevada, an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University, and a BA in psychology and religious studies from the University of California Santa Barbara.

His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including Tetem Kunstruimte (Enschede, Netherlands), EastWest Project (Berlin, DE), Suyama Space (Seattle), The Belfry (Hornell, NY), Las Vegas Art Museum, Arthouse (Austin), the Art Museum of South Texas, and in Portland at Rocksbox, Linfield College, Wieden+Kennedy in collaboration with Rachel Tess, the American Institute of Architects, the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and the Portland 2010 Biennial, among others. Selected press includes a critic’s pick on Artforum.com, New American Paintings, Frame Magazine (Amsterdam), Las Vegas Review Journal, Seattle Weekly, The Oregonian, the Austin Chronicle, and online at designboom, ignant.de, juxtapose.com, and PORT. He has received multiple project grants from the Regional Arts & Culture Council and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission. He has held residencies at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, ARE Enschede (Netherlands), and Crow’s Shadow Institute in Oregon. He is a member of the artistic panel that advises Milvus Artistic Research Center in Kivik, Sweden and will be residence there in July 2014 creating a site-specific installation.

Milvus Artistic Research Center (MARC):

With one indoor studio/performance space, living accommodations, and an inspiring landscape on 11 hectares of farmland at the edge of Stenshuvud National Park in Kivik, Sweden, MARC provides a concentrated environment for artistic research within the field of performance. Established in 2013, MARC is a platform where performance practices, working modes, and methodologies are questioned and new work is created and shared. MARC provides the opportunity for dance choreographers and practitioners to focus on specific research questions. MARC has an interest in interdisciplinary collaboration and welcomes other disciplines with a relationship to live performance to the center for residencies each year.


MARC artistic director, Rachel Tess, rtess@rachelvtess.org,

+46 (0)722725461

Go to: www.milvusart.se, www.damiengilley.com



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