Aeron Bergman & Alejandra Salinas
In A Narrow Circle Of Acquaintance
Ruler exhibition at Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki
14th – 30th of November 2014
Opening: November 13, 6 pm
Open hours: Thursday to Sunday, 2 pm – 6 pm and by appointment (email@example.com)
“Thus, on the one hand, fashion signifies a union with those of the same status, the uniformity of a social circle characterized by it, and, in so doing, the closure of this group against those standing in a lower position which the higher group characterizes as not belonging to it. Just as the frame of a picture characterizes the work of art inwardly as a coherent, homogeneous, independent entity and, at the same time, outwardly severs all direct relations with the surrounding space… “
“Comfortable as a toothache.”
“Fashion elevates even the unimportant individual by making them the representative of a totality, the embodiment of a joint spirit.”
Bergman & Salinas
We are an artist duo. We have lived in Toronto, New York, Detroit, London, Barcelona, Gothenburg, Oslo, Berlin and currently live in Seattle. Our work is interdisciplinary and logo-less. We like cats and the internet.
We have shown our work internationally such as: 4th Athens Biennale; 1st Bergen Assembly; Turku Biennial; Steirischer Herbst, Graz; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Serralves Museum, Porto; ICC Tokyo; Taipei Fine Art
Museum; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Lincoln Center, New York; IASPIS, Stockholm; e-flux Berlin; MUDAM Luxembourg: Centre George Pompidou and Palais de Tokyo in Paris; IMO, Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art and Nikolaj Kunsthal in Copenhagen; Henie Onstad Art Center, Kunstnernes Hus and 0047 in Oslo, among others.
In experimental sound we won an award of distinction in digital music at the Prix Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. We have been commissioned to produce sound works by institutions such as WDR West German radio and
Swedish National Radio.
In 2011 we founded INCA, an artist-run space and artist in residency in Detroit, and in 2013 we founded INCA Seattle.
We are both currently faculty at the University of Washington, Bothell.