Hybrida AiR, 2021

Program & group exhibition in collaboration with J. Torbiörnsson 
Online + on location in Alvsbäcka, SE

Hybrida AiR is a residency program that featured nine artists from 5 different European countries. Together with artist Joar Torbiörnsson I announced an open call and selected seven participants. Hybrida AiR consisted of two consecutive phases taking place digitally and on location. Rendering the creative process and its stages in this hybrid format, we aimed to explore diverse ways of reading, writing, and creating art content, and the topologies that this approach can generate.

The exhibition unfolded on multiple planes forming a polyphonic network created on the site. Hybrida AIR was a chance for me to merge the roles of a curator and an artist by choosing to depart from the classic mode of exhibiting and proceed in a strategic manner with an open-ended score that was quite free. It was a curatorial and artistic experiment, a wager pushing the boundaries of a residency plan. This asked the residents to devise their own methodology, and construct their own goals when it came to shaping their missions before, during and after their residency.

•°• Alena Alexandrova •°• Bob Bicknell-Knight •°• Gabriel Bott – Anderstedt •°• Jeroen Kortekaas •°• Faysal Mroueh •°• Geirthrudur Finnbogadottir Hjorvar •°• Mary Furniss •°• Joar Torbiörnsson •°• Giorgos Tsiongas