Closed Space, Open World 2022
Three-channel video installation with sound. Consisting of 3 x aluminium sculptures with projectors inside and led-strip light. Estimated size each 150cm (D) x ca.3 m (H). Three clear frosted plexiglas boxes, 2x (H:3000mmx L:3024mm x D: 2002mm) 1x (H:3000mmx L:4026mm x D: 2002mm), glass clamps, carpet, walls painted black and green light.
Animation drawn by: Nancy Saphira Three different files, 10 minutes asynchronised loops. Sculptures welded by Bolt Metall in Oslo
Sandra Mujinga (b. 1989, Goma, DRC) is a multidisciplinary Norwegian artist and musician who
works between Berlin and Oslo.
Thinking through speculative fiction in Afrofuturist tradition, Sandra Mujinga play’s with economies of visibility and disappearance. Her works negotiates questions of self-representation and -preservation, appearance, and opacity, through an interdisciplinary practice in which she often reverses traditional identity politics of presence. The artist's works depart from a purely anthropocentric approach to understanding the transient world we are living in now, for that reason Mujinga is looking for inspiration in how animals are developing survival strategies and adapting to hostile surroundings.
Mujinga won the Preis der Nationalgalerie in 2021 and is currently participating in the The 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia 'The Milk of Dreams' curated by Cecilia Alemani. Her solo exhibition, 'I Build My Skin With Rocks' curated by Daniel Milnes will open on 8th of December 2022 at Hamburger Bahnhof along with a publication.
Recent solo exhibitions include Closed Space, Open World, Malmö Konsthall (2022); LACK Sandefjord Kunstforening, Sandefjord (2022); Solo Oslo Munch, Oslo (2022); Sandra Mujinga, Gothenburg Art Museum (2021); Worldview, Swiss Institute, New York (2021); Spectral Keepers, The Approach, London (2021) and Midnight, Vleeshal, Middelburg (2020).
She has been included in group shows Pervasive Light MoMA, Hyundai Card, Storage, Seoul (2022); Angst Tønder Art Museum, Denmark (2022); 'Soft Water, Hard Stone' New Museum Triennial (2021); Our Silver City, 2094, Nottingham Contemporary (2021); Safe House, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2021); EUROPA, Oxalá, MUCEM (Marseille), Fondation Gulbenkian, Lisbon Musée Royale de l’Afrique centrale, Tervuren (2021); Preis der Nationalgalerie, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2021); Sensing Nature, 17th edition, Momenta Biennale (2021); Techno, MUSEION museum of modern & contemporary art, Bolzano (2021); Sandefjord Kunstpris, Sandefjord Kunstforening (2021); Inconstant World, ICALA, Los Angeles (2021)
In 2013 she was awarded The Sparebankstiftelsen DNBs art grant, in 2015 the Fredrik Roos Art Prize and in 2021 Sandefjord Art Prize and the Preis der Nationalgalerie.
Her works are included in the collection of Gothenburg Museum of Art Collection, Sweden; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany; KORO- Public Art Norway Collection; Trondheim Museum, Trondheim, Norway; Oslo Municipality Collection, Norway; Staatliche Museum, Berlin, Germany; Marieluise Hessel Foundation, FL, USA; Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA, USA; Saastamoinen; Foundation, Helsinki, represented by the EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland; National Museum, Oslo, Norway; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland and Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway