re-(t)exHile review Guardian

Our project "re-(t)exHile" in The Guardian Nigeria. Fresh off the print and also online!
Read the article to explore the journey of our project featured in the 4th Lagos Biennial HERE
written by Debo Oladimeji

4th Lagos Biennale

4th Lagos Biennale
3-10 february 2024
Tafawa Balewa Square
Lagos Island
Lagos 102273
download more info about our project HERE

CAR residency

We are thrilled to share our recent art residency experience at CAR/Inland in Madrid. 
Workshops: During our residency, we organized and conducted a series of workshops that brought together art, culture, and community. These workshops were designed to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and creativity.
Book Presentation: The highlight of our residency was a captivating book presentation. It provided a platform to showcase our work and share it with a broader audience.
Friday Lunch Activation: We had the privilege of contributing to the Friday lunch at CAR's kitchen. This was a meaningful way to connect with the local community through shared meals and conversations.
Limited Edition Kombucha: As a special treat, we created a limited edition of kombucha, which is available in CAR's shop. We invite you to savor this exclusive creation.
This residency and program was
supported using public funding by Slovak Art Council.

Workshop: sourdough & kombucha

October 10th, from 4:00 PM
workshops on kombucha and sourdough
Registrations at:
We look forward to seeing you at Inland Campo adentro and invite you to participate in this experience proposed by this artistic duo and their creations within their nomadic kitchen laboratory.
More details about the event at: HERE
The residency and the events have been made
supported using public funding by Slovak Art Council.

Book presentation and food tasting

FRIDAY 29 September * 19:00
Introducing the book “Kitchen Dialogues. Anthology 2013-2016" (2019) by the artists Martinka Bobrikova (Slovakia) and Oscar de Carmen (Spain). They'll talk about the experience of the collaborative process around gastronomy and we'll taste their fermentations made with local ingredients in their nomadic cooking lab.
supported using public funding by Slovak Art Council.
Plaza Corazón de María 4 - Mariaren Bihotza Enparantza 4
Barrio San Frantzisko Auzoa,
Bilbao, Spain

Urban Sound Art

Join us this Saturday September 2nd at 14:30 for an exciting UrbanSoundArts Alternative Kulturnatt experience in Fredrikstad!
Urban Sound Art is a year-long sound program conceived and curated by Tulle Ruth.
We’ll be leading a parade starting from Østfold kunstsenter, weaving through captivating art pieces around the city.

Ecoversities European Gathering

We'll be attending the Ecoversities European Gathering 2023 from June 28th to July 5th in Lecce, Southern Italy. 7 days of transformative learning, connecting with nature, and building a translocal alliance for a more just and eco-centered world. Let's create lasting change together!
A huge thanks to Office for Contemporary Art Norway for their support in making this possible.

The Migrant Assembly: gathering around the book

The Migrant Assembly with Gudkitchen present:
Gathering around book
On Wednesday, June 14th, we were invited by Gudskul as part of their Gudkitchen project at the Momentum12 biennale in Moss curated by Tenthaus. We will be presenting our book, "The Migrant Assembly," in an informal event that brings together glimpses of the various assemblies (sub-projects) in yet another re-enactment.
Join us at Alby gård from 14:00 to 18:00 for an afternoon filled with joy and camaraderie.

I CONSENT summer school

We were honoured to be part of I CONSENT—summer school, a three-day event in Oslo hosted by UKS and organized in collaboration with FRAME.
The gathering taking place from May 30th to June 1st, 2023, revolves around themes of consent, complaint, and intimacy. It is a privilege to engage with about 20 exceptional participants as part of the Rehearsing Hospitalities multi-year program, fostering rich dialogue and exploration.
more about the program: HERE

B*stard Book Art Fair

B*stard in Lillehammer 25.-27. mai 2023.
We are taking part in Book Art Fair showcasing our curated collection of new and older books and publications.  
Oppland kunstnerseter 
Kirkegata 68, 
2609 Lillehammer, 

Open Video XIV

Open Video XIV is part of Oslo Open, curated by Janne Talstad and hosted by UKS - Young Artist’s Society.
Participating artists:
Ayman Alazraq, Aleksander Johan Andreassen, Andrea Bakketun, Tone Bjordam, Ingrid Book & Carina Heden, Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen (in collaboration with Maria Alejandra Gatti & Anto Lloveras), Per Christian Brown, Yamile Calderón, Ronny Faber Dahl, Kristian Øverland Dahl, Frido Evers, Anneke von der Fehr, Iselin Linstad Hauge, Marte Hodne Haugen, Damian Michael Heinisch, Christian Hennie, Stein Henningsen, Runhild Hundeide, Jenny Hviding,Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Astrid Johannessen, Saman Kamyab, Vsevolod Kovalevskij, Kristina Kvalvik, Ane Kvåle, Magne Lyngvær, Tone Myskja, Christian Tony Norum, Jóhanna Ellen Ríkharðsdóttir, Birgitte Sigmundstad, Kristian Skylstad, Arild Tveito, Tove Undheim, Magnus Vatvedt, Marte Aas & Janne Talstad


True to tradition, Atelier Nord presents an exhibition featuring the artists who share the studio community at Olaf Ryes plass 2 during Oslo Open.
Welcome to the exhibition opening on Friday, April 21, 2023, from 7:00 PM.
With contributions from Yngvild Færøy, Sindre Goksøyr, Aleksander Johan Andreassen, Julia Vance, Janne Talstad, Sayed Sattar Hasan, Marit Roland, Simen Engen Larsen, Pearla Pigao, Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen, Narve Hovdenakk, Elina Waage Mikalsen, Aurora Sandlilje, and Mor Efrony.

Oslo Open 2023

Oslo Open 2023
we have an open studio on saturday 22nd of april 12-17.
Olaf Ryes Plass 2, Oslo.

Urban Kitchen #2

Tomorrow Tuesday April 4th together with Colectivo Off The Record and Colectiva Habitaria we will be bringing to action an urban kitchen.
The date will be at Gachi Prieto Gallery, Buenos Aires at 9:30pm for cooking, chatting, eating and ranch.
This is about conducting practical rehearsals as an extension of the workshops we did previously under the questions: Why and How to Design Urban Kitchens? We are interested in highlighting the political character of cooking and how it could be a potentially transformative household element that subverses some power structures. We question the idea of "cooking", always as fixed and immovable, suggesting other alternatives outside the private sphere, as a dynamic, collective and community element. The idea of "getting the kitchens out" is a provocation or a performance action that invites us to rethink this space, resignate it, open up new possibilities and endow it with a political character. We move the kitchen beyond the preset limits of housing, expanding the sphere of domestic and generating community gatherings in different parts of the city.
This time the invitation will also be to chat and debate about a recent urban transformation: the viaduct that elevated the train on a 5km route. How does it erupt and what does it generate in the urban landscape?
Bring what you want to drink and feel like having fun with us!!.

Urban Kitchen #1

Tomorrow Tuesday April 4th together with Colectivo Off The Record and Colectiva Habitaria we will be bringing to action an urban kitchen.
The date will be in Cordoba and Juan B. Right on Esteban L Square. Maradona, Buenos Aires at 7pm for cooking, chatting, eating and ranch.
This is about conducting practical rehearsals as an extension of the workshops we did previously under the questions: Why and How to Design Urban Kitchens? We are interested in highlighting the political character of cooking and how it could be a potentially transformative household element that subverses some power structures. We question the idea of "cooking", always as fixed and immovable, suggesting other alternatives outside the private sphere, as a dynamic, collective and community element. The idea of "getting the kitchens out" is a provocation or a performance action that invites us to rethink this space, resignate it, open up new possibilities and endow it with a political character. We move the kitchen beyond the preset limits of housing, expanding the sphere of domestic and generating community gatherings in different parts of the city.
This time the invitation will also be to chat and debate about a recent urban transformation: the viaduct that elevated the train on a 5km route. How does it erupt and what does it generate in the urban landscape?
Bring what you want to drink and feel like having fun with us!!.

Community oven activation

We invite you this Friday 24.3 at 17:00 to the first this year's baking in the oven in the mill set.
We will bake whole potatoes that everyone can fill according to their own taste, plum cake and the specialty of our colleague Beaty - pulled strudel. The oven will be heated and open for your cooking experiments. If you have something you'd like to bake, bring it to the mill on Friday night. Also take wine, friends and parents, kids, games and animals and anything else you think fits.
We will set a big table directly in the set, light candles and wait for you!
Friday April 24th @ 5pm
Schaubmarov Mlynv Pezinku, Pezinok-Cajla

Book Presentation @ La Verdi CDMX

Sunday, December 11 at 6:00 p.m.
at La Verdi CDMX
Santa Maria La Ribera 19, dep 5
Mexico City
together with Maria Alejandra Gatti

The Migrant Assembly BOOK

The Migrant Assembly, the collaborative project of Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen together with the curator María Alejandra Gatti is a device for encounters that articulates people, projects, spaces and temporalities for opening up and making visible to the community the experiences and realities of migrants. The project questions and problematizes concepts such as border, identity, territory and community.
Authors: Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen
Editor: María Alejandra Gatti
Graphic Design and Layout: Anna Sole
Photos: Jacky Jaan-Yuan Kuo
Poster illustration: Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen
Printed by: palgraphic
Edition: 300
Published by: Bobrikova & de Carmen
ISBN 978-82-692882-0-9
ISBN 978-82-692882-1-6
Printed and bound in Madrid, Spain, 2022.
This book has been supported using public funds provided by KORO and Art Council Norway.

Open Studio ISCP

Join us for the 2022 Fall Open Studios at ISCP in New York. Find us on the 3rd floor in the studio 302 Fri18Nov 6-9pm and Sat19Nov 1-7pm.
1040 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

November residency at ISCP New York

delighted to share with you, that we will be residents at ISCP in New York for the month of November.


Opening Sat 01. October
exhibition: 01/10-31/12/22
Kunsthuset Kabuso
Hardangerfjordvegen 626, Øystese
The exhibition is a collaboration between Stine Gonsholt and Åse Løvgren and the group Skifte.Land (Malin Lobell, Frøydis Lindén and Sidsel Bonde) and shows the impressions different processes from the (F)jorden- floating symposium as we examined the landscape around Øystese and the Hardangerfjord in different scales.
(F)Jorden participants:
Sabine Popp, Anna Liljedal, Ingela Ihrmann, Bobrikova & de Carmen, Peter Dean, Jonas Bentzer, Sara Nielsen Bonde, Marie Skeie, Hannes Norr, Inger Valeur, Håkan Wallander, Hanne Frosta and the group (p)Art of the Biomass with Janna Holmstedt , Karin Wegsjö and Malin Lobell.
Supported by Vestland County Council, the Visual Artists' Remuneration Fund, Regional funds from the Art Centers in Norway and the Nordic Culture Fund.


A floating symposium
19 – 25 sept. 2022
together with with artists, researchers, professionals: Jonas Bentzer, Sara Nielsen Bonde, Peter Dean, Hanne Frosta, Ingela Ihrmann, Anna Liljedal, Hannes Norr, Janna Holmstedt, Karin Wegsjö, Sabine Popp, Marie Skeie, Sidsel Bonde, Malin Lobell, Frøydis Linden, Inger Valeur and Håkan Wallander.
(F)JORDEN – a floating symposium, sailing with Mathilde for a six-day voyage from the fruit farms in inner Hardanger to the city of Bergen.
This symposium organized by will be filled with lectures, artistic features, workshops and cooking classes though the trip.

Open Video XIII

Opening sat 14 September 18-21h
@ Store Gilhus Gård, Lier
curated by Jane Talstad

research trip towards 4th Lagos Biennale

Research trip to Lagos towards the project for the 4th edition of the Lagos Biennale in 2023.
With the dream team:
Maria Alejandra Gatti
Anto Lloveras
Oscar de Carmen
Martinka Bobrikova
Generously supported by:
Acción Cultural Española AC/E
OCA- Office Contemporary Art Norway
Slovak Arts Council Guest Artists Space Foundation


The International Encounters of Community and Environmental Sociology will take place this year again in the rural Sweden, on a farm in Kvarntorp in the outskirts of Hölö in Södertälje Municipality, Stockholm County from the 25th through the 28th of August. This meeting will serve as a site for participants to exchange and share their experiences and to discuss the future of independent cultural frameworks.
Invited guests: Maria Alejandra Gatti, Yildiz Yalcin, Rodrigo Ghattas-Pérez, Tormod Carlsen, Simon Morris, Bård E. Dahl.
Hosts: Anastasia Malekou and Giorgos Chloros
download program here
more about the project here
The anti-symposium is generously supported by OCA- Office Contemporary Art Norway

No Fair Play Night?

Saturday 25th of June
No Fair Play Night?
Midissage of the exhibition First Place in the Table?
The word “midissage” was invented during one of the openings at TRAFO, in response to the urgent need to extend the vernissage party. Therefore, to mark the beginning of the upcoming summer, we cordially invite you to the midissage of “First Place in the Table?”, with a number of accompanying events.
18:00 – curatorial tour of the exhibition with Anna Ciabach and Stanisław Ruksza
from 19:00
– performance: Iza Szostak Score
– launch of fanzine by Martinka Bobrikova and Oscar de Carmen
– Szczecin’s premiere of the film Beasts, vernissage, midissage and finissage music
TRAFO Books & Coffee steps into summer with cheapest drinks in Szczecin (including alcohol) – pre-inflation prices, good weather (hopefully) Bobrikova´s travel was Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council

First Place in the Table?

Opening: Thursday 21th April at 7pm
TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art in Szczecin
curated by Anna Ciabach and Stanisław Ruksza
with artists: AKS "Bad" Warsaw, Paweł Althamer, Ruth Beraha, Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen , Maciek Cholewa , The Cool Couple, Aleksandra Demianiuk , Mikołaj Dłosz, Dobro Pany, Femen, Massimo Furlan, Kornel Janczy, Lukasz Jastrubczak, Irena Kalicka, 1760466229 4, Natalia Laskowska, Kornel Miglus, Tomb, Juan Obando, Pussy Riot, Roman Signer, Katya Shadkovska / Kat Shadkovski , Zdzisław Sosnowski, Lukasz Surowiec, Iza Szostak, Andrzej Tobis , Łukasz Trzciński , Dorota Valentinowicz, Zbigniew Warpechowski, Janusz III Waza, Piotr Wysocki.

Oslo Open 2022

Open Studio
Saturday 23rd April 12-18
Olaf Ryes Plass 2, Oslo
more about Oslo Open

Kitchen Dialogues Book presentation

Kitchen Dialogues / Anthology 2013-2016
Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen
Friday, March 25th 16:30h
Atelier Felix,Kunstnernes Hus
Oslo, Norway
Join us for yet another book presentation of Kitchen Dialogues / Anthology 2013-2016, this time in Oslo. Activating our practice, we will talk about the experience of the collaborative process of this project around gastronomy. The informal conversation with the authors and artists Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen will be joined by the editor MaryClaire Pappas and Vytautas Michelkevičius, Charlotte Bagger Brandt, Aristides Santana who have contributed to the book. We are waiting for you in Atelier Felix to taste some fermentations made with local ingredients.
The book will be available for purchase.
The presentation is supported by Oslo Kommune

Kitchen Dialogues Book presentation

Kitchen Dialogues /
Anthology 2013-2016
Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen
Friday, March 4th 20h
Proyecto PAC- Gachi Prieto
Buenos Aires
Join us for yet another book presentation of Kitchen Dialogues / Anthology 2013-2016. Next Friday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m. Activating our practice, we will talk about the experience of the collaborative process of this project around gastronomy.
We are waiting for you in Proyecto PAC - Gachi Prieto to taste fermentations made with local ingredients in our nomadic kitchen laboratory. The presentation is supported by OCA- Office Contemporary Art Norway and Canarias Crea.

Assembly #4

Join us for "UNITED BY PING-PONG" hosted by Oslo Streetpingpong on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th December from 12 to 18h in Schous Plass, Grünerløkka.
This is the third and last event from The Migrant Assembly series, organized and produced by Bobrikova & de Carmen.
UNITED BY PING-PONG is the title for a public event at the square of Schous Plass, in the heart of Grünerløkka, The event will be organised as a ping-pong tournament for and by the community of Oslo Streetpingpong. The event follows the basic interaction of the ping pong game, through direct meetings between the players/contributors, being the ping-pong tables the main facilitator for these meetings. The contributors are individuals that regularly gathers around the tables throughout the year, so the tournament will also mark an end to the season. Through the tournament, from planning to realization, the sense of community is reinforced, as the contributors will be solving challenges trough discussion, debate and consensus. The vecinity to Christmas implies also an additionally opportunity to further reinforce the bonds between the community. The language of the event will be a mix of Norwegian and English.
Oslo Streetpingpong is a multicultural community brought together by the love for the ping-pong game. The public square of Schous plass has served as a meeting point for the community, quickly transforming the empty space to a pulsating ground, coloured by the eclectic background of its members. The aim of the community is to encourage the use of public spaces as meeting points between individuals, and thus facilitating integration, cross-generational interaction, and inclusion.
Covid-19: If you choose to attend, please keep in mind the Norwegian Institute of Public Health recommendations on how to keep yourself and others healthy.

Artist Talk @Trafo, Szczecin

Artis Talk: Bobrikova & de Carmen
THU 18 NOV 2021 18:00
more about TRAFO

Assembly #3

Join us for "Roundtable Cooking: The Neighbourhood Meeting" hosted by Apolonija Šušteršič, Sarah Kazmi, with Njokobok on Sunday 29th August from 16 to 19h in Tøyen, in the small park at the end of Håkan’s gate.
This is the third and last event from The Migrant Assembly series, organized and produced by Bobrikova & de Carmen.
Roundtable Cooking: The Neighborhood meeting is a group cooking session making a neighborhood soup. The ingredients in the soup are proposed by the neighbors. Together we will be discussing the issues related to the neighborhood present situation and its future through a cooking process followed in three stages. Each cooking stage will peel off as a negotiation amongst participants to create a recipe, welcoming different tastes and flavors of the neighborhood.
The event is a cooperation between Apolonija Šušteršič, Sarah Kazmi, with Njokobok (Youssou Diop) alongside invited guests: Sarah Prosser, Nicklas Poulsen , Henriette Hawkins, Martin Laino, Zlatan Dikic and Ana Golub, Suad Mohammed, Martine Rand , Kasper Hansen , Merete Gundersen , Leo Rygnestad and Hussein Awad Nur.
* Please, RVSP at
**limited capacity: 25 participants
Covid-19: If you choose to attend, please keep in mind the Norwegian Institute of Public Health recommendations on how to keep yourself and others healthy.

Assembly #2

Join us for "Reunion of memories: A read assembly hosting project by Dani Zelko with local Oslo guests on Saturday 21th August from 16 to 19h in Sørenga bru, Mosseveien 19, Oslo.
This is the second event from The Migrant Assembly series, organized and produced by Bobrikova & de Carmen together with Maria Alejandra Gatti.
On the occasion of The Migrant Assembly, a selection of poems linked to contexts of emergencies, migration, borders and language, will be read aloud by people from the city of Oslo who would lend their body, eyes and voice to read in a round of nine chairs the poems of people who are absent. A chain of actions, subjects dictating and reading, a scribe and a listener, spokesmen and listeners, books and poems. Actions and procedures for being with others.
Confirmed guests: Ekaterina Sharova, Liv Brissach, Maritea Dæhlin, Sarakka Gaup, Ihra Lill Scharning, Yildiz Yalcin
* Please, RVSP at
**limited capacity: 25 participants
Covid-19: If you choose to attend, please keep in mind the Norwegian Institute of Public Health recommendations on how to keep yourself and others healthy.

Assembly #1

Join us for "Participatory Imaginaries For Rest And The Future Of Retirement" hosted by Verdensrommet network on Sunday 15th August from 17 to 20h in Eidsvoll plass (Stortinget), Oslo.
This is the first event from The Migrant Assembly series, organized and produced by Bobrikova & de Carmen.
The Assembly is produced by Verdensrommet working group
Concept development, Rodrigo Ghattas
Production assistant, Viviana Cárdenas
Sunday 15th August (17 -20h)
Eidsvoll plass (Stortinget), Oslo
Grace period (latecomers and social)
Duration 17.00 – 17.10 (10 min)
Manifesto and keynote on current retirement scheme for artists in Norway (speaker TBA)
Duration: 17.10 – 17.40 (30 min)
Break + "Only Connect 2021: Jodi Rose - Signal on the Silver Bridge"
Duration: 17.40 – 17.55 (15 min)
Creative Exchange & Cultural Economies for artist networks
 | Participatory workshop led by Jodi Rose on alternatives and imaginaries for the future of retirement for artists
Duration: 17.55 – 18.55 (60 min)
Dinner by Tunco
Duration: 18.55 – 19.30 (35 min)
Nap session by Karina Sletten, on rest and counter-productivity
Duration: 19.30 – 20.00 (30 min)
End of the Assembly
* Please, RVSP at
**limited capacity: 25 participants
Covid-19: If you choose to attend, please keep in mind the Norwegian Institute of Public Health recommendations on how to keep yourself and others healthy.

_skaus fase #4

PHASE 4: 03.09 – 06.09
Opening: 03.09 @7pm
Rogaland Kunstsenter
Nytorget 17
Welcome to the new exhibition openings by Skaus with the artists Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen. The opening hours In Rogaland Kunstsenter are 12-16.
more on_skaus

Group Therapy

15. August 2020 — 30. June 2021
Schaubmarov Mlyn v Pezinku, Pezinok-Cajla
Curator: Petra Hanáková
Artists :
Martinka Bobrikova and Oscar de Carmen, Katarína Brestovanská, Ľudmila Horňáková, Zuzana Janečková, Jana Kapelová, Barbora Kleinhamplová, Martin Kosorín, Magdaléna Kuchtová, KundyCrew, Iva Mer, Karol Pichler, Nóra Ružičková, Erik Sikora, Jana Smokoňová, Jakub Straka, Kateřina Šedá , Maja Štefančíková, Lenka Záhorková


Topic: Artistic Practice
TBC: Workshopping the Future 2
This session confronts the pressing questions that the pandemic has raised for the arts community. What is the distance we need to close between arts/artists and the rest of society? Is it necessary to rethink artistic practice and its realignment with social conviction? Is there a need to construct/develop new ethics and aesthetics of art-making as we consider how to re-emerge post-COVID-19? What kind of art do we insist on making in current times and after?
Time: Saturday, 15 August 2020, 15:00-16:30 (GMT+8)
Host: Elia Nurvista (Indonesia), Vuth Lyno (Cambodia)
Guest: Martinka Bobrikova (Slovakia) & Oscar De Carmen (Spain), Enzo Camacho (the Philippines), Nikki Lam (Australia/Hong Kong) & Phuong Ngo (Australia) from Hyphenated Projects
(Listed alphabetically by last name.)

Kitchen Dialogues Book

Kitchen Dialogues, the collaborative project of Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen consists of a body of work around the notions of value and power that govern politics in the economic and social spheres.
Authors: Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen
Editor: MaryClaire Pappas
Co-editors: Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen
Graphic Design and Layout: Aurelia Garová
Cover Design and Illustration: Aurelia Garová
Illustrations: Oscar de Carmen
Coordinator: Petra Balíková
Printed by: PROTISK, s. r. o.
Published by:, Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen
ISBN 978-80-972325-5-9
ISBN 978-80-972325-6-6 (e-book)
Printed and bound in Czech Republic, 2019

Kitchen Dialogues Book Launch

December 17, 2019, 5 p.m.
Beskydská 12
811 05 Bratislava
Discussion with Martinka Bobríková, Oscar de Carmen, Judit Angel, Anna Remešová

Golden Moments – Best of Sessions

Welcome to the opening of Golden Moments - Best of Sessions
7 pm 12 December
Open 13 December - 19 January
Maridalsveien 3,
0178 Oslo, Norway
Exhibiting artists Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar De Carmen, Amelia Hawk, Anne-Liis Kogan, Kirsty Kross and Kunstkantina (Lena Katrine Sokki and Sisse Holmberg)


9 December 2019, 10:00am
St. Olavs gate 3
0165 Oslo

The Earth

THE EARTH - Current way of Living.
An exhibition exploring the basic issues that influence particularly the environmental impact on humanity and our planet.
Galerie Emila Filly, Ústí nad Labem
opening 04.12.2019 18:00
curated by Tereza Zachova
Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council and i-Portunus.

The Institute Of The Unexpected [Ambulante Event] Gratis

sat 19 october 12-16
Grønland Torg, Oslo
Come and celebrate with us the end of the pop-up art project The Institute of the Unexpected with a communal dining and open forum experience at Grønland Torg, Oslo. The event is a collaboration between The Institute of the Unexpected and Kitchen dialogues, an art project by the artist duo Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen.
We will offer family-friendly food options for FREE -the menu will be announce soon!- to create a space for socializing and exchange. We believe that mimicking and ‘inserting’ a domestic kitchen in public space could produce a common room for engaged conversations—leaving the door open for revisiting personal paths, stories, anecdotes, rituals, soft gestures, forms of hospitality, “improvised” spaces of socializing, and the practice of engaging in encounters.
This communal kitchen experience is an informal and camaraderie-based meeting spot, where spending time together becomes a political gesture –an agonistic dispositive.– This is a moment to re-explored and confront together the project-related (and other everyday public life issues) memories, views, and ideas—countering, alongside, the increasingly vanishing culture of communal kitchen and challenging the consumption of food surplus in our modern society.

Environmental Art in Slovakia

Join us for the opening of the exhibition Environmental Art in Slovakia in Turiec Gallery in Martin
opening: thu 26 of september 17:00 exhibition open 27/09 - 06/11/2019
Turiec Gallery
Daxnerova 665/2
036 01 Martin
The exhibition maps current trends in the field of environmental and ecological art, bringing several different approaches to this topic concentrated in the territory of Slovakia after 1989. Reflection of problems related to climate change, represents in the field of fine arts more or less a hybrid form of various methodologies, tools and approaches. There are elements of sculpture, photography, film, participation, activism, work with text or gardening. The confrontation of the individual author's approaches represents art as one of the possible tools for dealing with local problems, spreading new ecological strategies, establishing positive changes, or just forming new utopias.
The exhibition will present older as well as ongoing and new works by artists: Blažej Baláž, Matej Vakula, Elena Pätoprstá, Andrej Poliak, Erik Sikora, Michal Simonfy and Slovak-Spanish duo Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen.
Supported using public funding by Slovak Art Council.
The Slovak Art Council is the main partner of the project.

Hvitsten Salong

Join us for this year's edition of Hvitsten Salong 2019 2-4 august opening: friday 2nd of august 18:00

IECES / anti-symposium 2019

The International Encounters of Community and Environmental Sociology, New Forms of Contemplation for a New Society
The International Encounters of Community and Environmental Sociology will take place this year, once again, in the rural Swedish village of Uddebo from the 4th through the 7th of July. This meeting will serve as a site for participants to exchange and share their experiences and to discuss the future of independent cultural frameworks.
more HERE

RESHAPE forum in Lublin

1–3 April 2019
Forum Lublin gathers artists and art workers from Europe and South Mediterranean interested and engaged in alternative practices and organisational models for the arts and culture.
The Forum launches RESHAPE, a project led by a partnership of art-supporting organisations, an experimental process aiming to imagine models and tools shaping the arts sector of the future.
Throughout Europe and South Mediterranean, initiatives emerge experimenting with strategies to engage diverse audiences, to connect across sectors, to be more aligned with the values they defend. RESHAPE looks for such structures, connects them and proposes time and space to work together to jointly (re)imagine how the performing arts and culture sector could be organised in the future.
Forum Lublin is a conference open to all arts and culture professionals. The debates, workshops and presentations planned for the event will serve as an introduction to a 2-year process of imagining and creating answers for five major challenges of today’s arts and culture sector: “Art and citizenship,” “Fair governance” “Value of art in social fabric,” “Solidarity funding,” “Transnational / postnational artistic practices”. A final day of the conference will be dedicated to closed sessions where art workers selected through an open call will start the process of building concrete proposals and solutions.


Opening: Friday 26 April, 7 – 9pm
Tenthaus oslo
Maridalsveien 3, 0178 Oslo
Performance Friday 26 April 7.30pm: The Warriors by Karen Nikgol + How’s the weather how’s your health how much did you sleep last night? – Ice Water Eyes by Jóhanna Ellen Ríkharðsdóttir
Screening with introduction by Log Lady Lusty & Ellen Christensen Saturday 27 April 6pm: Cabin Economy Contemporary /Sailing Stormy Waters - An Office for Contemporary Grounding documentary.
Participating artists at OPEN VIDEO X Ayman AlAzraq, Alexander Johan Andreassen, Andrea Bakketun, Tonje Bøe Birkeland, Bobrikova & de Carmen, Margrethe Kolstad Brekke, Lars Brekke, Jonathan Brewer, Per Christian Brown, Petter Buhagen, Yamile Calderon & Edward Cunniffe, Anja Carr, Log Lady Lusty & Ellen Christensen, Silje Storm Drabitius, Kristine Dragland, Anders Eiebakke, Frido Evers, Anneke von der Fehr, Crispin Gurholt, Iselin Linstad Hauge, Damian Heinisch, Christian Hennie, Hilde Honerud, Runhild Hundeide, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Astrid Johannessen, Saman Kamyab, Jon Eirik Kopperud, Janne Kruse, Ane Kvåle, Linda Karin Larsen/Linda Lazer, Kaja Leijon, Magne Lyngvær, Tone Myskja, Karen Nikgol, Christian Tony Norum, Yafei Qi, Jóhanna Ellen Ríkharðsdóttir, Jenny Marie Hviding Schjerven, Sigmund Skard, Kristian Skylstad, Ellen Henriette Suhrke & Hilde Skevik, Jared Theis, Kjersti Vetterstad & Georgiana Dobre, Siri Vinterly og Janne Talstad
OPEN VIDEO X is curated by Janne Talstad
Opening hours: Saturday 26 April, 12am– 8:30pm and Sunday 28 April, 12am– 6pm

Sol og vår på Olaf Ryes plass

Opening: Friday 26.04. 18:00
Dates: 27.04 – 28.04.19, 12 – 6 PM.
Location: Atelier Nord, Olaf Ryes plass 2 (entrance Sofienberggata)
Please join us for the exhibition opening on Friday 26th of April, 6 – 8 PM.
Yngvild Færøy, Iselin Kleiva, Sindre Goksøyr, Aleksander Johan Andreassen, Ellen Henriette Suhrke, Simen Engen Larsen, Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen, Janne Talstad, Hans Kristian Borchgrevink Hansen and Karoline Hjorth.
Sun and Spring at Olaf Ryes plass is a group exhibition featuring artists with studios in Olaf Ryes plass 2. This will be the fifth time the artists in the building exhibit together during Oslo Open.
The opening on Friday the 26th will be followed by a party at Kunstnernes, organised by Oslo Open, UKS, 8392 and Atelier Nord. The party begins at 8 PM.

oslo open 2019

27. and 28. april 12.00 - 18.00
Join us for this year edition of Oslo Open. We, together with many other from ORP, will open our studios on Sunday 28th April 12-18. Olaf Ryes plass 2, 0552 Oslo
Oslo Open is an artist-run festival that was established in 1999 by a number of major art institutions and artists in Oslo. The goal then, as it is now, is to give artists an alternative venue to show their work, and alternatively, be provided with the opportunity to be discovered outside of established institutional art settings. Somewhere between 350 and 400 professional artists open their studios in Oslo each year to give the public an unmediated meeting with their art.

Residencies Exchange publication

The publication Residencies Exchange aims to show the increasing diversity of the currently existent artist residencies. In this scenario, the dialogue between its organizers is essential to enable mutual learning and improvement, weighing in a critical way the work itself. Through this compendium of texts and dialogues, “Residencies Exchange” delves into issues around 4 key concepts in the frame of artist residencies: mobility, reciprocity, academia and hospitality.
Edited by Hablar en Arte.
Download publication HERE

Entkunstung I Verkunstung

Collective Exhibition at the Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin
Friday 08.02.2019 19:00-22:00
Free Entry & Complimentary Drinks
ARTISTS PERFORMING AT THE OPENING: Melanie Maar | New York-Wien, Positive Life Force | Wien, Dario Srbic | Berlin-London
ARTISTS EXHIBITING: Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen, Szilvia Bolla, Leah Dixon, Bogomir Doringer, Mathias Euwer, Tobias Faisst, David Hanes, Olivia Kaiser, Eike König, Maurice Masson, David Meran, Jonny Niesche, Zara Pfeifer, Herwig Scherabon, Hanna Schwarz
CURATED BY: Felipe Duque & Maximilian Mauracher
ORGANIZED BY ENTKUNSTUNG _____________________
How do people do or make things that come to be seen as works of art? The answer to this question is simultaneously symbolic, material and contextual. It has to do with meanings, objects, interaction, institutions and communication. In this sense, we seek to define not what art is, nor how it should be considered, but to present in a collective exhibition the plurality of practices, forms and artistic discourses that make the dialectics ENTKUNSTUNG | VERKUNSTUNG visible.

Insubordination of bodies text

In the heat of critical discussions on labor, value and alienation, Paul Lafargue denounced the repressive imperative of work, the all-invading and foundational basis for modern capitalist economies. He manifestes the necessity of establishing the right to laziness, situating this right outside of capitalist exploitation and apparatus of discipline: “to work but three hours a day, reserving the rest of the day and night for leisure and feasting”[1]. Among many other critical trajectories including the anarchist joy of refusing to work, supposedly Eastern-European idleness and non-productivity, critiques of over-production and reproductive labor have become part of a strong tradition of the abolition of work in political and artistic practices.

At the same time, with a transforming economic paradigm of late capitalist production, one can observe how capital and microtechniques of power has become embedded within most private zones of subjectivity: love, rest, dream and laziness, which originally existed outside of the disciplinary matrix of the eight hour working day. What happens when the right to laziness is being commodified in contemporary societies? How has non-productivity become inscribed into the economy, technologies of governmentality and creative production? This notion of subordination, normativity, and resisting bodies was the focal point of this exhibition by the artistic duo Martinka Bobrikova and Oscar de Carmen.

The exhibition presented two works: “Yes, I can (not)” (2014) and “Non-logic Devices in Logic Processes” (2018). “Yes, I can (not)” is a sound installation, consisting of microphones distributed on tripods in various dimensions. Two sets of microphones occupy the space of the gallery. One part of the installation arrests movement from one exhibitionary space from the other. The devices, which normally serve the function of voice amplification, are inverted as loudspeakers that, in different volumes, reproduce two sets of utterances in affirmative and negative forms in all persons, singular and plural, omitting only the first person in singular: yes, he/she/they/we/you can (not). The non-emotional voice belongs to a multilingual mechanic translation system. The construction of the installation could be seen as a metaphor for the nesting of power, both in linguistic and spatial terms. Mladen Dolar etymologically traces the connection between the act of listening and submission: “listening is “always-already” incipient obedience; the moment one listens one has already started to obey, in an embryonic way one always listens to one’s master’s voice, no matter how much one opposes it afterward”[2]. Omitting the modalities of the self, microphones reproduce strong utterances of innate ability, permissibility, and agency. The microphones are also installed at different heights that do not respond to the human scale: one set is too low, the other one is too high.

“Non-logic Devices in Logic Processes” is a composition of six chairs, a backward inclined wall, and a rope marked with a black stripe in it’s middle and a set of two anti-disciplinary exercises, activated by performers at the opening and finnisage of the exhibition. The performers, students of art schools, were paid to perform nothing within the proposed protocol of inactivity. The signed contract assumed that performers simply agreed to do nothing and were paid 7.5 euro per hour. The protocol provided the possibility to change from a sitting position (exercise 1) at one of the chairs to the standing position close to the constructed wall (exercise 2), which partly accommodated the weight of performer’s body. The sitting position also implied holding down a rope with one hand. Communication among both the performers themselves and the performers and the audience was forbidden. The collision of these two works produce supplementary meaning: it seems that the sound instructs the performers on the (im)possibility of their agency.  

Observed in a two-dimensional plane, the installation might be seen as a performative illustration, in the form of anti-disciplinary exercises, of the first Newton’s law. The first law of dynamics states that an object will remain at rest or in uniform motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an external force. The classical  scholastic illustration is the game of tug-of-war: the arrows represent power which one group of bodies exercises, putting the kinetic system into a state of imbalance. The bodies as agents of kinetic power are inscripted into the normativity of scientific representation, naturalized and systematic. The position of bodies is static: an illustration can not represent the somatic and physical tensions. Copying this illustrative character, with the help of performers, Bobrikova and de Carmen try to stage equilibrium, despite the fact that visually this equilibrium is always violated with one hand pulling on a rope.     

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Physical power is normally represented as an arrow that actually relates to Foucauldian notions of modern power: anonymous, diffuse and secretive, performed through permanent mechanisms of supervision and control. Both of the works question the nexus of power and the possibility of insubordination: agency and subversion in it’s frame. As far as power is spread throughout social relations, resistance also should be diffuse. Michel Foucault schematised the relationship between power and resistance as two important counterparts. This tension could be seen as a space for subjectification. Although power techniques could use resistance for reaffirming and re-establishing the system, “the elements or materials that power works upon are never rendered fully docile”[3]. Resistance is not also the “anti-matter” of power, it can be productive and affirmative. Focusing his  attention on the body and the productive effects of power-resistance relations allowed Foucault to consider the idea of aesthetic self-creation, which he later termed the techniques of the self. Struggle against the imposed norms and forms of subjectivity was also central in this exhibition of works by Bobrikova and de Carmen.

The contemporary performance in an exhibition space is often described in post-Fordist vocabularies (plasticity, precarity, virtuosity). Bojana Kunst reveals this proximity and the tension of performance art and capitalism: “On the one hand, the work of the artist is at the core of capital speculations on art’s value; on the other hand, by means of its work, art also resists the appropriation of its artistic powers”[4]. Bobrikova and de Carmen actually points out to this entanglement and question the relation of performer’s body, the contemporary disposition of (non)work, and subjectivity.

Aleksei Borisionok



[1] Paul Lafargue, The Right to be Lazy and Other Studies. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Company, 1907. P. 29

[2] Mladen Dolar, A Voice and Nothing More. MIT Press, 2006. P. 76

[3] Brent L. Pickett, “Foucault and the politics of resistance,” Polity 28/4, 1996. P. 458

[4] Bojana Kunst, Artist at Work, Proximity of Art and Capitalism, London: Zero Books, 2015. P. 18


exhibition opening: Monday 5.11.2018 at 6pm
HotDock project space, Topoľčianska 12, Bratislava
the exhibition continues until 25.11.2018
The exhibition raises as a coexistence between different relations of power, through an installation consisting of several works. The works are presented as a space of dialogue between questionable dictations, power relations, as opposed to personal or collective freedom in the face of the institutional contingency of the normativity.
Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council and Office of Contemporary art Norway.

Collection Collective Launches Website

Inaugural Public Seminar 
“Collection Collective: Tools for Self-Representation”
Thursday, 25 October 2018, 6 p.m. București
Str. Gazelei, nr. 44, sector 4
Bucharest, Romania
Members of Collection Collective
Alena Kunicová, Alenka Gregorič, Alexandra Pirici, Alicja Rogalska, Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan, András Cséfalvay, Andrei Gavril, Anetta Mona Chișa & Lucia Tkáčová, Anna Dasović, Bureau of Melodramatic Research, Chicks on Speed (Melissa E. Logan & A.L. Steiner), Ciprian Mureșan, Claudiu Cobilanschi, Dan Mihaltianu, Dora García, Eliška Mazalanová, Fokus Grupa, Igor & Ivan Buharov, Ilona Németh, Inga Chuprova, Iuliana Dumitru, Ivan Moudov, Jana Kapelová, Jozef Mrva jr., Judit Angel, Lia Perjovschi, Lucia Nimcová, Magda Stanová, Martin Piaček, Martina Růžičková & Max Lysáček, Martinka Bobriková & Oscar de Carmen, Mira Keratová, Nika Autor, Nora Ružičková (with Marianna Mlynárčiková), Oto Hudec, Pavel Brăila, Peter Lényi, Péter Szabó, Petra Balíková, Raluca Popa, Raluca Voinea, Roland Schefferski, Roman Biček, Sándor Bartha, Szilárd Miklós, The Two Gullivers (Flutura & Besnik Haxhillari), Valentina Vetturi, Vlad Basalici, Vlad Morariu, Zbyněk Baladrán
Website design: Eduard Constantin
Website programming: Vlad Dogărescu/ Organic Software
Graphic design: Sándor Bartha
Texts by: Ovidiu Țichindeleanu, Pelin Tan, Vlad Morariu
The launch of the website will take place within an Inaugural Public Seminar where we have invited four speakers to discuss the specific institutional histories and the politics of collecting practices of the contexts they come from. With: 
Alenka Gregorič (artistic director and curator, City Art Gallery, Ljubljana) 
Mark Wilson (exhibitions officer, People’s History Museum, Manchester)
Marta Dziewańska (curator, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw) 
Tania Bruguera (artist, Havana)
Moderated by Judit Angel, Raluca Voinea, and Vlad Morariu
Organized by București, in partnership with and Middlesex University London. 
Kindly supported by the Czech Centre Bucharest, the National Dance Centre Bucharest and Iaspis.


Saturday 13. oktober 2018
open on:
Sunday 14. october: 12:00–17:00
Saturday 20. october: 12:00–17:00
Sunday 21. october: 12:00–17:00
Verkensveien 2,
1385 Asker

LjudKonst 7Härad

15 september -15
november 2018
opening: 22nd September 11-12:30
Öxabäck Brokvarn
Marks Kommun
You are cordially invited to "LjudKonst 7Härad" (SoundArt in 7Districts) that is a project aimed at creating an annual recurring sound art event in different locations in Bollebygd, Mark, Svenljunga, Tranemo, Ulricehamn, Herrljunga and Vårgårda.
The theme is 'Discreet Sound', sound with a discreet and unobtrusive appeal. Each work becomes a temporary guest and it suits the already existing sound image.
Do not miss guided tour about the mill and art by Mikael Bojjn and Hembygdsförening on Saturday 22nd September 11-12:30. Followed by sound workshop for kids by Richard Wideberg.

IECES 2018

The International Encounters of Community and Environmental Sociology will be held from 19th to 22nd of July in Uddebo, Sweden and will serve as a meeting place for the exchange of experiences of/for participants. The objective will be to discuss the future of independent cultural frameworks.
with participation of: Carlota Mir, Emille De Blanche & Nikolay Evdokimov, Amalie Frederiksen, Anto Lloveras, Kjell Caminha, Lill Yildiz Yalcin, Zofia Cielatkowska, Orestis Nikolaidis, Anna Viola Hallberg & Marie Norin, Jesper Aabille and the community of Uddebo.
more information will be available here
The anti-symposium is generously supported by Iaspis and Spanish Embassy in Stockholm.


Join us for the opening of (x)sites 2018, a land art exhibition on the bike ride along Kattegattleden and Sjuhäradsrund.
(X) Sites is an art project with temporary public art and site-specific artworks along the Kattegattleden and Sjuhäradsrund road organized by the Konstnärscentrum Väst.
The project is a multi-annual initiative starting in 2017, supported by Region Skåne, Region Halland, Borås region municipality, Västra Götaland region, Kulturrådet, Postkodlotteriets kulturstiftelse, municipalities in specified regions. In connection with the project, interesting events such as guided tours and seminars will take place.
participating artists: Åsa Frankenberg, Anna Smillidotter, Roy Staab, Anna Örtemo, Mariano Leon, Aski Dahl, Ola Nilsson, Ryszard Litwiniuk, Roger Rigorth Ger, Muhammad Ali, Annelie Nilsson, Ingrid Ogenstedt, Emille de Blanche, Joel Danielsson, Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen, Johan Tiren, Sofia Sundberg, Jette Mellgren
Vernissage: 29th and 30th June, at all works
Exhibition period: from 29 June to 23 October
More information here

Sweet Home Madrid

Sweet Home begins!
We are about to start with the international residency program in domestic spaces Sweet Home 2018. From the 31st of May to the 13th of June you are invited to participate in different public activities such as: A la mesa! debate together with local cultural agents, a city walk through Madrid together with La Liminal collective, and the residents' public presentation.
More about the project and the participating hosts and guests here.
Sweet Home is organised by hablarenarte within Curators' Network.

solo exhibition 35M2

Galerie 35M2, Café Pavlač and the artists would like to invite you and your friends on Friday April 27th from 7pm to our exhibition opening of
Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen: Ya-Mae
Curated by Tereza Záchová
The exhibition would be possible to visit daily from April 28th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018
The exhibition is supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council.
35m2 Gallery
Víta Nejedlého 23
Praha 3 – Žižkov
Mo–Fr 10–19
Sat–Sun 12–19

Oslo Open 2018

We are delighted to invite you for Oslo Open festival 2018 open studios and exhibition.
Together with other artist in the house we will hold the studios open saturday 21th of April 12-18.
We are also inviting for the exhibition opening in Atelier Nord Anx on friday 20th of April 18h at the same address.
Dates: 21.04. – 16.05.18
Location: Atelier Nord ANX, Olaf Ryes plass 2 (inngang Sofienberggata)
Opening Hours: 12 – 20 during Oslo Open (21.04 – 22.04.18). Thursday and Friday 15-18, Saturday and Sunday 13-18,during the rest of the exhibition.
Please join us for the exhibition opening Friday 20th of March 6 PM.
As part of Oslo Open 2018, artists with studios in the studio collective Olaf Ryes Plass 2 (ORP2) are participating in a group exhibition at Atelier Nord ANX, ORP2 IV. As in previous years, the video programme Open Video VIII, curated by av Janne Talstad, will also be shown.

solo show / oksasenkatu11

You are cordially invited to the opening:
17.2 - 25.2.2018
Thursday-Sunday 14-18
Opening on Friday 16.2.2018 at 18-20
Oksasenkatu 11
00100 Helsinki
Warmly Welcome!
Supported using public funding by Nordic-Baltic Culture Mobility Programme.

solo exhibition BOA

Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen
19 January - 04 February
vernissage on thursday 18th of January 6pm
Galleri BOA
Rådhusgata 19
0158 Oslo
The exhibition is generously supported by Spanish Embassy in Oslo and Oslo Kommune.

51ZERO/ festival

International festival of moving image and digital art launches its 3rd edition in North Kent
Establishing new coordinates
27th Oct - 2nd Nov 2017
Rochester / Chatham
The programme features contemporary artists including Alia Syed, Derek Ogbourne, Sung Tieu, Maria Kheirkhah, Nikita Kadan, Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen, David Goldenberg, Semiconductor, Lotte Reiniger, Bas Jan Ader, Smadar Dreyfus, Dan Rees, Vito Acconci, and established musicians, alongside emerging practitioners and students from University of Kent School of Music and Fine Art.

text RAM

In the second instalment of Bobrikova & de Carmen’s “Living in the beginning of times, 59.923885, 10.758991 / 10.17”, this time at Galleri RAM in Oslo, the multi-temporal experimentation with site-specificity that they introduced in Skien returns, but with some added insights and strategies.1 Specifically, they take on the temporality of plastic and its embeddedness in already existing human and non-human ecosystems. With the material’s slow rate of deterioration, it accumulates and pollutes not just the surface of the earth; through ingestion, it enters into living beings, humans and animals alike, and it is also deeply set in the ground we step on and from which plants grow. With a starting point that already considers plastic as eternally embedded in nature, Bobrikova & de Carmen critically examine and imagine its role in the future. They set in motion an immanent scenario that rests ambiguously between dystopia and utopia, where plastic is lethal, abundant and beyond control, yet also a material that needs to be put to use and re-use, as shelter, in social space and as “photogenic objects”.

The three parts of this exhibition re-imagine the past, present and future simultaneously and as such do not subscribe to linear time. In museum display cabinets situated in the back of the gallery room, the fragmented remains from the now considered distant age of the industrial revolution serve as objects of curiosity. The setup imagines that in the future, our ecologically disastrous capitalist activities, human infrastructures and exploitation of resources will be looked back at with shame, as “The remain of the traces of an unmentionable time.” The three pieces installed here – chunks of welded wire reinforcement – were also part of the previous edition of this project in Skien, presented in situ next to other ruins. At Galleri Ram, however, it is as if they have been excavated and put on display.

Another work in the exhibition unfolds itself in real-time, inextricably tied to the present while re-negotiating the future and past. “PostIsotype” consists of a series of wall-hung LCD screens, a digital synthesizer, sound elements and a pile of paper. Isotypes based on Otto Naurath and Gerd Arntz’s Vienna Method are portrayed on the screens and paper, while a rhythmic, industrial sound emerges from the speakers. Via the synthesizer, the figures on the screens are made into moving images which wobble with the sound pulse. This effect dissolves the clear cut categories that these Isotypes represent, merging and bending the boundaries between constructed binary or exclusive categories such gender (male/female), ethnicity (white/black), class (workers/middle-class/ upper-class), and in an extended sense also the boundary between the human and non-human. The constructed categories of human subjects are scrutinized and questioned, giving way to a future of blurred boundaries. It exemplifies what the philosopher, Rosi Braidotti calls a nomadic exercise or a “nomadic subject”, which she explains as a way of thinking through and moving across “… established categories and levels of experience: blurring boundaries without blurring experience.”2

The monumental construction which is made of the green plastic bags Oslo residents recycle their food in serves as the centrepiece of the exhibition. Dubbed “Photogeny of a contextualization for a new revolution,” it provides creative proposals for a possible future that can arise from the ruins and ecological problems of our past. The lack of human presence is noticeable, opening up for doubt weather this construction emerged spontaneously, by other non-human self-organized means, or if it represents an involuntary and self-inflicted human-plastic relationship by which humans now have to fuse old garbage bags to create shelter because other construction materials are scarce. Regardless, this doubt and ambiguity is productive, because all options present the human exceptionalism and “bounded individualism” we are so used to as unthinkable options. This serves to illustrate one of Donna Haraway’s questions from her recent text, “Tentacular Thinking”:

What happens when human exceptionalism and bounded individualism, those old saws of Western philosophy and political economics, become unthinkable in the best sciences, whether natural or social? Seriously unthinkable: not able to think with.3

Rather than preserving the the anthropocentric idea of the human as the destroyer of the earth, this installation exemplifies how plastic – although a human product – not only outlives us, but also transforms with the natural environment into unintentional figures. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a hoard of plastic debris which is larger than Texas in the North Pacific Ocean, is an example of this. As an imagined future, the installation considers the more likely alternative in which the earth will adapt after the fall of civilisations and human infrastructure, with or without support for human existence. The robotic voice which emanates from speaker elements in this construction may in that case be a trace of our less mortal digital creations, even connoting – as post-apocalyptic works often do – the persistence of artificial intelligence. It could therefore also be seen as an argument for our present time and all its transformations, following Haraway, that the future is forever unfinished, rather than defined by the so-called “age of Anthropocene” as the final epoch.

Text by Liv Brissach

1 The first installment of “Living in the Beginning of Times” took place in Ibsenhuset in Skien, Norway during Greenlightdistrict, 11-14.05.17

2 Rosi Braidotti, Nomadic Subjects: Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory, (Columbia University Press, 1994), 4.

3 Donna Haraway, ”Tentacular Thinking: Antropocene, Capitalocene, Chtuhulucene,” e-flux Journal #75 (September 2016): chthulucene/ accessed 05.06.17

Living in the beginning of times

Welcome to the opening of a new exhibition
"Living in the beginning of times 59.923885, 10.758991 / 10.17"
by Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar De Carmen.
Thursday 5th of October 6 PM.
Galleri RAM
RAM Galleri, Thorvald Meyers gate 51, 0555, Oslo

Arts in the Environment

opening: 2nd of september
open from September 3rd to October 8th
Vartiosaari Island
The curatorial approach to the multidisciplinary “Arts in the Environment – Nordic Symposium” -exhibition has drawn its inspiration from three fairly distinctive aspects. Firstly we have been emphasising in our collective process a wide range of works that will hopefully bring fresh perspectives to the ongoing discussion of “arts in the environment”; a theme that on its own is already a mix of various trajectories such as land, environmental, or installation art and sculpture. We have brought in also intangible, ephemeral and performative works, or works that unravel only through participation.

Nordic Anthology #9

For their exhibition at Fotogalleriet's Nordic Anthology project space, Bobrikova & de Carmen will present a site- and context specific work. The artist duo rises metaphors from similarities between DIY technical reparations from the gallery space and tendencies in contemporary politics. The project's context is set by modern causes and consequences for global economic (un-)stability and the current macro-economy. –
The exhibition opening will be parallel to the one of Thomas Hirschhorn's solo exhibition, as well as Camera Movement #17 with Susanne M. Winterling, screening 'Diademseeigel Immersion Prototyp', curated by Sara Yazdani. The opening is followed by a summer party in the neighbourhood at Maridalsveien 3 from 21:00, together with FFF, Kunstplass 10, Podium, Rom for kunst og arkitektur and Tenthaus.

5th Odessa Biennale

The 5th Odessa Biennale is one of the most large-scale and significant Ukrainian cultural events of recent years. "The zone of turbulence" continues the tradition of the Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art, organized by the ISMS since 2008. At the moment, this is the only regular event in Ukraine of this format.
The concept of the "Zone of turbulence" poses to the artists the problem of permanent uncertainty, relevant in Ukraine and abroad, calls attention to the essence of social problems with the help of universal optics of art.
The 5th Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art "Turbulence Zone" will begin on August 26 and will last until September 30, 2017.
More about the biennale and participating artist:


Opening: 1 July, 2017 @ 11:00 – 18:00
We are delighted to announce that Agrikultura, an exhibition of public artworks, installations, meals, performances, urban interventions, mobile kitchens, and events to take place outdoors in Hyllie, Malmö, opens on 1 July and will be open with various programs scheduled every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until 27 August, 2017. Check out our map for exact locations of the artworks!
The project is realized and installed on 8 hectares of the future “English Park” in Hyllie, and includes artworks, performances, and projects by: Agata Bielska (PL/SE), Antonina Simeti (US), Åsa Maria Bengtsson (SE), Bent Bøgedal Christoffersen (SE), Bjørn Wangen (SE), Egle Oddo (IT/FI), Erik Sanner (US), Farah Marie Velten (US), Grit Ruhland (DE), Gunnel Pettersson (SE), Håkan Skytte (SE), Helena Marika Ekenger (SE), Jessica Segall (US), Johanna Kindvall (SE/US), Josh Miller (US), Juanli Carrión (ES/US), Kira Nam Greene (KR/US), Leonardo Aranda (MX), Luke Lowings (UK), Malin Lobell (SE), Marek Walczak (UK/US), Mari Keski-Korsu (FI), Marianne Morild (UK), Mark Shepard US), Martinka Bobrikova (SK/NO/SE), Mary Mattingly (US), Monix Sjölin (SE), Oliver Kellhammer (CA/US), Oscar de Carmen (ES/NO/SE), Rendel Ibing (DE/SE), Robert Ek (SE), Rory Solomon (US), Sam Van Aken (US), Shu Lea Cheang (FR), Sophia Warsh (US), Ursula Endlicher (AT/US), Wes Heiss (US).
Agrikultura Curators: Marek Walczak, Amanda McDonald Crowley and the Kulturföreningen Triennal team.

Greenlightdistrict Festival

solo exhibition by Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen
opening: sat 13th of May 2pm
artist talk: sat 13th of May 2:45pm
exhibition duration: 11th of may - 18th of June
location: Skiens Kunstforening / Ibsenhuset, Skien, Norway
the exhibition is part of Greenlight District Festival
The national art festival greenlightdistrict is arranged by Skiens Kunstforening, Kunsthall Grenland, Spriten Kunsthall and Telemark Kunstsenter. The arranging institutions have chosen a common concept for the festival: A district in transformation, where post-industrial projects spring up next to both traditional and new industry, technology and an increasingly strong focus on ecological problems.
The festival is founded on topical social discussions. The region Grenland is the largest industrial area in Norway, with strong and international directed business and industry. The industry’s history is a premise provider for further growth, together with the areas rich and diverse nature.
more about the festival and participating artists HERE
We warmly thank and acknowledge all of our contributors, collaborators, and the institutions that helped make the installation of this ambitious project possible. We especially would like to thank, Art Council Norway, Ibsenhuset, Norcem, Skiens Kunstforening, Spanish Embassy in Oslo, and Telemark Kunstnersenter.

Oslo Open

Please join us for an opening reception of our exhibition as satellite program under oslo open on 21.04. from 17.30, in Atelier Nord ANX and open studios on 23.04. 12-18pm.
The exhibition will be open 22 & 23 while the studios will be open only on 23rd 12-18pm.
Location: Olaf Ryes plass 2 (inng Sofienberggt).
For the third consecutive year artists with studios in Olaf Ryes Plass 2 will show work at Atelier Nord ANX during Oslo Open. Additionally, the screening programme Open Video, curated by Janne Talstad, will be shown.
During the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of April it will be possible to visit the artists in Olaf Ryes Plass 2 in their studios, as well as se a selection of work at Atelier Nord ANX.
Participating artists from Olaf Ryes plass 2 are: Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen, Hans Christian Borchgrevink Hansen, Karoline Jahn Hjorth, Iselin Kleiva, Simen Engen Larsen, Jannicke Låker, Tone Myskja, Camilla Skibrek, Ellen Henriette Suhrke and Janne Talstad.
Oslo Open is an artist-run festival that was established in year 2000 by a number of artists and major art institutions in Oslo with the aim to give artists an alternative venue to show their work, and an opportunity to be discovered outside of the established art institutions. Somewhere between 350-400 professional artists open their studios in Oslo each year to give the public a unmediated meeting with their art.

Structural Disparities

8th Term International Artist Exhibition
open every day: 18-26 of March 10-6pm
opening reception: Friday 17th of March 5-8pm
Seoul Art Space Geumcheon
57 Beoman-ro 15-gil, Doksan 1(il)-dong, Geumcheon-gu, Seoul
Luis Arnaldo, Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen, Karla Kracht & Andres Beladiez, Dongwan Kook, Joaquin Segura, Vincent Tanguy

Micro Politics

Micro Politics: a strange frame of view
Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen, Ifie Sin
Date : 2017 February 25 – March 12 (3 – 7 PM )
Opening: February 25 @7pm 
VENUE : Space xx ( 1 Dorim-ro 128ga-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, b-1)
Curated : Yongsung Paik
This exhibition induces an effect of strange blocks of sensations through the singular framing, de-framing of micro phenomena. You may find not only a cultural and political thought in the laboratorial devices but also a problem of global politics in the DIY style electric line at the corner of the gallery. Thus the concealed inflexion points grasp and express the whole world as Leibniz’s monad.

HomeBase Saitama / Saitama Triennale

HomeBase Project is ‘in Residence’ at the Saitama Triennale 2016
Now through December 11, 2016
HB Open House Festival on November 3 – 6, 2016

HomeBase Project, a nomadic artist-run-residency and research program which explores the notion of “home” is participating in the first Saitama Triennale, taking place from now through December 11, 2016, in Saitama (さいたま市), a neighbour city of Tokyo, under the theme of Future and Soft Urbanism.


ARTISTS: Marcin Berdyszak (PL), Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen (SK/ES/NO), Anton Cierny (SK), ex-artists' collective (Tamas Kaszas & Aniko Lorant, HU), Guma Guar (CZ), Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkacova (RO/SK), Kulturdrogerie (Markus Hiesleitner & Franz Tisek, AT), Oto Hudec (SK), Pravdoliub Ivanov (BG), Jan Kostaa (SK), Patrik Kovacovsky (SK), Nicolas Malcles-Sanuy (FR), Jana Minarikova (SK), Vlad Nanca (RO), Ilona Nemeth (SK), Andrea Palamarcukova (SK/CH), Anna Romanenko & Bjorn Kuhn (RU/DE), Tomas Roubal (CZ), Erik Sikora (SK), Marek Schovanek (CZ/CA), Juliana Irene Smith (US) & Claudia Berg (CH)
CURATOR: Omar Mirza (SK/LB)
OPENING: September 22, 2016 at 6 p.m.


Østlandsutstillingen 2016 at Vestfold Kunstsenter
opening: saturday 17th of september 1pm!
Participating artists: Kristin von Hirsch, Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen, Johannes Borchgrevink Hansen, Marisa Ferreira, Marthe Karen Kampen, Margrethe Weisser, Charlie Fjätström, Aud Bækkelund, Eline Medbøe, Hanne Lydia Opøien Figenschou, Ana Maria Lopez, John K Raustein, Dorthe Herup, Mona K Lalim, Hanne Frey Husø, Greger Stolt Nilsen, Anne Cecilie Lie
Vestfold Kunstsenter
Øvre Langgate 28
3110 Tønsberg

Alt_Cph_2016 CROSSCUTS

Alt_Cph 16 Crossscuts takes place 2 to 4 September 2016 at The Factory of Art & Design.
FABRIKKEN for Kunst og Design
Sundholmsvej 46
2300 København S


Opening: 3.06.2016 7pm
Finissage: 18.06.2016 7pm
FRIDAY EXIT Döblergasse 2 /16 EG 1070 Wien
Opening Hours: Thu & Fri 5-8pm / Sat 11am-3pm

‘Aporias’ is an exhibition that consists twelve artists from Turkey, Serbia, Austria, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain who search ways to reflect upon this term within their own artistic practice. Aporia, a Greek term which means a ‘barred passage’, indicates a feeling of getting stucked, puzzlement, insolubility and undecidability when confronting a philosophical question.

Aporetic concepts are self- contradictory as they stand on the distinction line separating binary oppositions. They confirm that the passage from one term to its opposite is both possible and impossible. The distinction line between Absence/Presence, Life/Death, Self/Other, Material/Immaterial, Ephemeral/Permanent, Sovereign/Subservient are the sites where these im/possible passages might appear.

The artworks which are produced with different mediums such as painting, installation, digital collage, video and sculpture underline both the differences and the similarities between cultures. The exhibition questions the stability of the distinctions which are necessary for identity construction and it searches how Aporias can be represented visually. It also investigates on which distinction lines we can find Aporias, such as: Conceptual determinations – lines that frame the meaning/definition of concepts, the limits of the Body and Gender, borderlines between the countries and territories, limits of the language and the meaning, the im/possibility of translation.

Small / Big World

Small/Big World
exhibitions, projects, events
opening: 27 May 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
dates: 27 May – 16 July 2016
venue:, Beskydská 12
curated by: Judit Angel
with participation of: APART, Petra Balíková, Peter Barényi, Dominika Belanská & Nomadic Arts Festival, Martinka Bobriková & Oscar de Carmen, Daniel Dida, Lucia Gavulová, Zuzana Gogová, Erik Janeček & Andrej Žabkay, Andrea Kalinová & Martin Zaiček, Jana Kapelová, Lenka Kuricová, Marína Abramovič po sebe neupratuje, Eliška Mazalanová, Marianna Mlynárčiková & Nóra Ružičková & Divadlo z Pasáže, Jürgen Rendl, Zuzana Révészová, Martin Vongrej
Further Bratislava venues: Café Berlinka, crossroads of Bajkalská and Trnavská streets, HIT gallery, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Karpatská Street and vicinity, Areál zdravia Zlaté piesky, Fajnorovo nábrežie, Mladosť Cinema
The Small/Big World project aims to offer the Bratislava art scene a communication and collaboration platform where people can creatively use the benefits of friendship, sharing, making new bonds and opening up towards new horizons. It also aims to connect the art field to the inhabitants of Bratislava, offering them the possibility of exchanging ideas on topics of common interest. There will be a central exhibition and events in tranzitsk, other projects being presented in further non-profit and public spaces in the city.
ERSTE Foundation is the main partner of tranzit. This project has been supported using public funds provided by Slovak Arts Council. The project has been also supported by the Grant Scheme of Bratislava Self-Governing Region and OCA - Office for Contemporary Art Norway.  Additional partners of the project include the Slovak National Gallery, Dom Umenia/Kunsthalle Bratislava, Amnesty International, Free Food, Nomadic Arts Festival, Divadlo z pasaže/Theatre from the Passage.


16 & 17 April
12.00 - 18.00
festival with over 370 artists opening their studios to the public


Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen, Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir, Eva Isleifs, Anne-Liis Kogan, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, The White Elephant
FEED is a platform for performance and intervention in public spaces. The platform asks you to consider the concept of feeding as a political and cultural action, questioning what it means to feed, and who as individuals we support and give to. The platform aims to touch upon important issues about the people and places we live in, reflecting upon our own positions in society and that of those around us. The project starts with the act of giving; thinking about your own personal boarders; it ask you to get personal, political and angry.

Østlandsutstillingen 2016

Akershus Kunstsenter
opening April 2nd at 3pm

Participating artists: Terje Abusdal, Hilde Alfhei, Aleksander Johan Andreassen, Joakim Blattmann, Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen, Aud Bækkelund, Siren Elise Dversnes Dahle, Anne Marthe Dyvi, Marisa Ferreira, Hanne Lydia Opøien Figenschou, Charlie Fjätström, Mona Grønstad, Johannes Borchgrevink Hansen, Emmy Harnes, Line Hatland, Dorthe Herup, Live Hilton, Hanne Frey Husø, Tonje Høydahl Sørli, Christine Istad, Cecilia Jiménez Ojeda, Karl Eivind Jørgensen, Marthe Karen Kampen, Jan Marius Kiøsterud, Ulf Kristiansen, Mona K. Lalim, Karen Lidal, Anne Cecilie Lie, Hedvig Lien Rytter, Sarah Vajira Lindström, Ana Maria Lopez, Odd Maure, Ingrunn O. Myrland, Greger Stolt Nilsen, Janne Paulsen, John K. Raustein, Hilde Rodahl, Hanna Roloff, Ulla Schildt, Line Schjølberg, Leo Shumba, Marit Silsand, Kjetil Skøien, Ellen Henriette Suhrke/Hilde Skevik, Eline Medbøe Thoresen, Ellen Grimm Torstensen, Kristin von Hirsch, Gelawesh Waledkhani, Margrethe Weisser, Siri Wohrm, Barbro Zezuluo.

Akershus Kunstsenter
Storgata 4
2000 Lillestrøm

Kulturkontakt AIR exhibition

Vernissage: 14 March 2016, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Exhibition duration: 15 – 24 March 2016
Exhibition space of the Austrian Federal Chancellery:
Concordiaplatz 2, 1010 Vienna
mon - fri from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Austrian Federal Chancellery and KulturKontakt Austria extend a cordial invitation to an exhibition of works by Artists in Residence. Daniela Dostálková (Czech Republic), Andreas Greiner (Germany), Fu Bin (China), Marge Monko (Esland), Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen (Slovakia + Spain) and the composer Daniela Fantechi (Italy) are presenting their works at the exhibition space of the Austrian Federal Chancellery on Concordiaplatz.

The Federal Chancellery, in cooperation with KKA, offers scholarships for residencies in Vienna. The scholarships are funded by the Federal Chancellery within the framework of the Artists in Residence programme and are organised and implemented by KKA, which also provides support and advice to the scholarship winners.


Monday, 29. February @ FLUC, PRATERSTERN 5 , 1020 WIEN 19:30


Exhibition of Artists in Residence of the Federal Chancellery and KulturKontakt Austria curated by Ursula Maria Probst featuring artist: Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen, Daniela & Linda Dostálková, Andreas Greiner.

Prosjektrom Carl Berner

Martinka Bobrikova / Oscar de Carmen
Prosjektrom Carl Berner
9. december-10. january
Opening: 9. december 6pm
Opening hours: follow the Carl Berner metro station opening hours
Contakt: / tlf: 41 65 46 33
Refreshments at Norsk Billedhoggerforening, Hekkveien 5, from 18.00.
Official opening at Prosjektrom Carl Berner: 18:30

Exhibition is granted by Norsk Kulturråd
Foto: Victor Mazon

Superfluous Identity @ nastupiste 1-12

opening fri13nov 7pm
14nov - 12dec
Nástupište 1-12
Autobusová stanica - podchod, 95501 Topolcany

Tbilisi Triennial

S.O.S - Self-Organized Systems
OPENING: October 01, 07:00 p.m. @ CCA-TBILISI

superfluous identity IV

Welcome to the first exhibitions this autumn with guest artists for August: Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen, Vera Boele-Keimer

opening of the exhibitions on Thursday 20th of august at 7 p.m. at Babel Art Space


The exhibitions last day is august 30th.

Opening hours: Thursday/ Friday 2 - 6 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday 12 - 4 p.m.

Babel Art Space, Mellomveien 4, Trondheim

tlf: 47655871

Superfluous Identity III

It is an honor for us to invite you to Superfluous Identity III exhibition curated by Zuzana Jakalova. The venue of the exhibition is Entrance Gallery. The exhibition will be held on July 17th to August 9th, 2015.

The opening of the exhibition will be on July 16th 7pm.

We will be pleased to see your presence in the exhibition.

Find more details about the venue and address in the invitation.


Come to taste the problem of surplus, get a copy of the publication documenting the past 2 years of events and eventually book a night in our upcoming project Kitchen Dialogues B&B happening in collaboration with PQ in MeetFactory from 18th till 28th June.

Wednesday 03.jun 2K15 7:05pm

Berlinskej Model, Pplk. Sochora 9, 170 00 Prague, Czech Republic


We invite you to the opening ceremony, which will take place in the Gallery KIN JIDELNA 4. 5. 2015 18:00-20:00.

Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen / SUPERFLUOUS IDENTITY II


Gallery KIN jidelna Kavkazská, Praha 10 – Vršovice

The second entrance door of the building Koh-i-noor Inc. Kavkazská street away from Čechovo square.

tram no. 22 - Čechovo square tram no. 4, 7, 24 - Koh-i-noor bus no. 124, 139 - Čechovo square bus no. 101, 124, 139 - Koh-i-noor

Opening hours Galerie KIN jidelna at the time Lunch is served at Koh-i-noor Inc. weekdays 11: 30-13: 00 and at the time of opening.

Supermarket Art Fair

A.M.180's "Let's Not And Say We Did" @ Supermarket Art Fair in Stockholm featuring/

Ján Gašparovič /SK Aleš Čermák /CZ Martin Kohout /CZ Anežka Hošková /CZ & Anders Grønlien /NO Jan Brož /CZ Richard Nikl /CZ Adam Macháček /CZ The Rodina /CZ Barbora Kleinhamplová /CZ Zbyňek Baladrán /CZ Milan Mikuláštík /CZ Jakub Hošek /CZ Tomáš Vaňek /CZ Nik Timková /SK Milena Dopitová /CZ Jaroslav Kyša /SK Stina Löfgren /SE Dora Kendera /SK Lumír Nykl /CZ Boris Sirka /SK Martinka Bobrikova /SK & Oscar de Carmen /ES David Krňanský /CZ Mira Gáberová / SK Zuzana Žabková /SK Lucie Mičíková / CZ Alarma Futura /IT-DE Alexey Klyuykov /RU-CZ Ninna Berger /SE Ladislava Gažiová /SK Aron Kullander-Östling /SE Tina Poliačková /SK Jiří Kovanda /CZ Pål Rodenius /SE Barbora Švehláková /CZ Vít Svoboda /CZ Josef Bolf /CZ Peter Fabo /SKongoing project made by A.M.180, Prague in cooperation w/ Aron Kullander-Östling and Stina Löfgren, Stockholm

@Supermarket - Stockholm Independent Art Fair 16-19 April 2015. Opening hours Thursday-Friday 12-20, Saturday - Sunday 11-20

Svarta Huset, Telefonplan. Next to Konstfack.

Professional Preview > Wednesday 15 April


Klubovna would like to invite you for the exhibition of Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen / Superfluous Identity I Exhibition will be the first part of a bigger project Superfluous Identity, that is a Memento Mori of our current economical model. Come to see and discuss about the questions, that the piece of this international couple, raises.

Opening: 11.3. 2015 in 6pm

Exhibition: 11.3. – 2.4. 2015

Kitchen Dialogues: Do It YourSelf

OPENING: Thursday 5/3 from 18-19.30 OPEN HOURS: Fri- Sun 12-16

FINISSAGE: Sunday at 16.00

Trailer Gallery and the artists are proud to presents next exhibition Kitchen Dialogues - Do It Yourself.

Kitchen dialogues come from the idea of lounging around the kitchen outside of the consumption system through the alternative of creating various social interactions.

The project aims to change consumer sensory intellectual concept of overproduction of food from supermarkets.

Apart of that, we also like to focus on another aspect of the project, which involves transport/ smuggling of waste though, Europe. Not only we personally hunt the food in the local dumpsters, but we also move the food from place to place to offer to different audience variety of products not possible to gather in the that place.

The formula we seek in Kitchen dialogues is that people can taste "the problem of surplus".

The project has as a reference “Food” of Gordon Matta-Clark, Rirkrit Tiravanija relational works, Dieter Roth, “Eat Art” of Daniel Spoerri, “Food Cultura” by Antonio Miralda or Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and Fillia's “Manifesto of Futurist Cooking”.

Trailer Gallery is located next to Vänortsparken


SALON VIDEO and MAGMA Contemporary Art Space cordially invite you to the opening of the archive-exhibition salonvideo_SUBmissions. The project provides an interactive platform for the audience, which we can both actively select and be viewers of the different works. The exhibition presents 70 sound and videoworks, which were submitted to salonvideo's open call from 2013 for the exhibition MATTERS OF METHOD (Iași, December 6 –22, 2013).

a project by Daniela Pălimariu and Luminița Apostu

at MAGMA Contemporary Medium,  Sf. Gheorghe


opening: 17 decembrie 2014, ora 19.00

on view: 18/12/2014 – 11/01/2015




Hva gjør vi her?

Under vignette "Hva gjør vi her?" we use the "pavilion" at Grorud to create a temporary Kunsthall, where we willshowcase three different site-specific art projects.

Location: Grorud Metro, Bergensveien 10 (taxi station) Date: Saturday September 20. 13.00 to 15.00

Grorud Libretto by Gunhild Mathea Olaussen and Jørn Tore Egseth Hear the sound of a subway opera.

Like, no guarantee by Shwan Dler Qaradaki, John Høie, Esther Marie Bjørneboe and Behjat, Omar Abdulla A drawing performance.

Kitchen Dialogues of Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen curated by One Night Only Gallery. An art project about the over-production of food.

Culture Mesén

Read more on the blog:

Høstutstillingen 2014


We are very proud to be part of Høstutstillingen 2014.

Høstutstillingen was held for the first time in 1882. Norwegian Visual Artists Association is responsible for the operation of the exhibition which is held every year at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo. The exhibition is based on free submission.

Kunstnernes Hus, Wergelandsveien 17, 0167 Oslo


opening night 18:00 - 21:00, august 29 Monday–Sunday 13:00–17:00, August 30–September 7

Skånes Konstförening, Bragegatan 15 KHM Gallery, Ystadvägen 22

GLASMO was initiated in Glasgow in 2013 by the singaporian artist Chun Kai Qun. GLASMO is a collaborative art project by recently graduated artists from Malmö Art Academy and Glasgow School of Art. The first part took place in Glasgow, in autumn 2013. The second takes place in Malmö this year. Next to workshops and talks, two large scale exhibitions with all participating artists open at Skånes Konstförening and KHM gallery next Friday, August 29th.

GLASMO 2014 invited the Berlin based art historian Nico Anklam to curate this years’ exhibition.

Under the title Double You the two sites serve as a starting point to present all 13 artists not once but twice in two parallel group exhibitions. As such, Double You offers two distinct views on how the same group of artists can be presented, and what different interplay or synergies their works might entail. Situated on the same block Double You aims to reveal and carve out particularities that become visible through a two site exhibition experience.

Participating artists: Martinka Bobrikova, Oslo (SK), Oscar De Carmen, Oslo (ES), Malin Franzén, Copenhagen (SE), Ingrid Furre, Malmö (NO), George Gray, Glasgow (UK), Nina Jensen, Malmö (SE), Darius Kowal, Glasgow (AU), Stephen Murray, Glasgow (UK), Joo Choon Lin, Singapore (SG), Maiken Stene, Malmö (NO), Bjarni Tor Petursson, Stockholm (IS)


Art You Can Eat is a presentation and discussion session on the topic of food and eating related activities in the practice of art. Presentation and discussion session will feature two speakers who raised the issue of food in artistic practice.

Event Details == == This presentation and discussion sessions will be held on: * Day / taggal: Thursday, August 14, 2014 * Place: lifepatch * Time: 16:00 pm * Speaker:Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carment, Elijah Nurvista This session is free and open to the public.

Detailed information can be found in


photo: Elia Nurvista work in collaboration Dining Space Project in Jakarta Biennale 2013


Artist Talk by Chun Kai Qun

(with Guest Artists Martinka Bobrikova and Oscar De Carmen)

School of the Arts, Singapore

31 July 2014 (Thursday),3:45 to 4:45 pm



Group Show:
Rui Calçada Bastos / PSJM / Paco Guillén / Lorenzo Sandoval / Adrián Martínez Mari / José Otero / Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen
Opening 17th July, 7pm.
JUNEFIRST GALLERY, Scharnweberst. 35, 10247 Berlin.

Je ne travaille jamais catalog

only in Czech language

Hunky Dory catalog

language: CZ/EN


contemporary art festival 28.05 - 30.06.2014

The event aims to create a space for temporary art, activism or other interventions aimed to test the participatory and collaborative principles in the public space of the marketplace in Trnavske mýto. The festival is held in symbiosis with everyday life Market.

Tržnica na Trnavskom mýte, Bratislava


Programme of Inter-format Symposium On Flux of Sand and Aquatic Eco-systems in May 22-25th

Welcome to the non-stop event (Programme in PDF) shifting from performance to lecture to artists’ game to eco sauna to performative discussion to artists guided site/sight/seeing to discursive dinner to role play to water t(a/e)sting to foraging to interactive buffet to screening to made-from-waste cooking to imaginary cartography to workshop to tea ritual to slow reading to sound performance to fish smoking to conceptual (media) swimming to sustainable drinking to knowledge sharing to multilingual readings to guided orientation to conceptual sentiments.

The Inter-format symposium is a main yearly Nida Art Colony event which is a merge between academic conference, art festival and cosy performative meeting of interdisciplinary professionals.


In 2014 the 4th Inter-format symposium is a part of the larger techno-ecologies project(2012-2014) run in cooperation with RIXC (Latvia) and other partners. Besides the symposium Nida Art Colony hosted long-term residents dealing with the topics of Techno-ecologies.

Nida Art Colony of the Vilnius Academy of Arts

Taikos str. 43, LT-93121 Neringa, Lithuania

čo sme si navarili

Bratislava City Gallery, Pálffy Palace, Panská 19,    6 May – 22 June 2014

opening: Tuesday 6th of May 17:00



Participating artists:




26-27 April 2014 (12:00-12:00)

PODIUM Hausmannsgate 34, Oslo


5 April at 19:00 MeetFactory, Prague

It's time for the next Public House! We're hosting another party that will bring some serious excitement to our cultural scene, connecting all of our departments together on one special night. You'll float through space and your senses will be filled with the arts, music, theater, artists of our residency program, our post-apocalyptic film and a breathtaking performance.


Music: WWW Neurobeat + Fajt ( tvprodukt dj-set

OPEN STUDIOS: Tom Kotík, Oscar de Carmen, Martinka Bobríková, Matěj Al-Ali, Jarmila Mitríková, Ivan Izquerdo, Dávid Demjanovič, Viktor Valášek, Tomáš Moravec, Piotr Lakomy

Screening: Mad Max (AUS / 1979, dir. G. Miller)

Exhibition: Circular Ruins

Performance: Krištof Kintera, David Helán, Linda Mikolášková, Petr Pufler

Theater: Aleš Čermák, Jana Pidrmanová

Free Entry!



guests: Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen

Monday 24th March 6pm. The project is a theoretical study on the topic of creative process, but also a generator of its further possibilities. The theoretical and artistic moment will represent a relationship of a laboratory technician and a guinea pig, while this interaction might reveal the relativity of the distance between scientific and artistic positions. The process will consist in a continual work activity of the “theoretician” and several public “invitations”.

Facebook event

INI Gallery / PROSTOR Bubenská 1, 170 00 Praha 7 1th floor, door n.114


11 March at FAMU in room U1 (first floor), starting at 17:30.
Guests: Martinka Bobrikova a Oscar Carmen

FAMU CAS, Center for Audio Visual Studies, Smetanovo nábřeží 2, 116 65 Prague , Czech Republic


Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen

Atelier Nord ANX

Opening 20.02. at 7 pm.

Open Thursday – Sunday from 12-17

The presented project is based on our long lasting research of the possibilities of generating the energy from redundant fruit and vegetables. By means of a simple open hardware the energy acquired from fruit and vegetables is transformed through integrated circuits into audio-visual installations.

Apart from an interesting audio-visual form the installations become the social criticism of the current consumerist society and also offer a certain alternative for a further use of fruit and vegetables, which were considered as redundant and unsalable by superstore chains.


urban noise invasion: manifesto [os02]

Work presented during the Urban Observatory (PL: Obserwatorium Miejskie) Festival in 2012 in Toruń/Poland.

___ Within Urban Observatory were had created new sound spaces in Toruń – URBAN SOUND AWARENESS project. At various points in the Old Town Area there had been placed recordings submitted by artists from Australia, Canada, USA, Germany, France, Belgium, Poland, Spain, Ireland, Slovakia, Hungary, Great Britain, Pakistan, Taiwan and Bangkok. Field recordings from remote locations and sound impressions to be heard in the urban fabric were designed to change the perception of the place where they were presented.

os02 - originally presented at the entrance of Wozownia Art Gallery - Toruń, Ducha Św./Rabiańska Street


released 27 January 2014 Curated by Pamela Granatowski Mastered by Mateusz Wysocki Cover artwork by Krystian Kujda Cover design by Marcin Jankowski Web Graphics by Justyna Kociszewska

Produced by: Pawlacz Perski net-label & Fundacja smacznego!




(Welcome to the 2nd edition of the Winter Solstice exhibition)

saturday 21th december 2013 23:00pm - 05:00am

exhibition: Inger Wold Lund, Per Platou, Hedda Roterud Amundsen, Per Westerlund, Raisa Porsanger, Philippe Dumas, Senta Rebecca, Sigmund Skard, Sara Christensen, Sigbjørn Dyrøy, Ragnhild Aamås, Garry Williams, Frode Mikal Lillesund, Mimmi Mattila, Endre Mathistad, True Solvang Vevatne, Martin Bech-Ravn, Siri Leira, Mattias Cantzler, Ayat Gali, Serina Erfjord, Magnus Oledal, Jørund Aase Falkenberg, Hanan Benammar, Andreas Hald Oxenvad, Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar De Carmen, Tuukka Haapakorpi & Sanna

KorteniemiPerformances: NEXT LIFE, Espen Lomsdalen, Torunn Avelsgaard Lien, Ole-Petter Arneberg, feilkontroll, LAO

Un-curated by Hanan Benammar

NBF Hekkveien 5, Oslo  

matters of method


a project by Daniela Pălimariu, in collaboration with / Science, guest curator: Luminita Apostu

6 to 22 December 2013 Iasi, Romania

Dan Acostioaei [RO] · Felix Aftene [RO] · Marijke Appelman [NL] · Liliana Basarab [RO] · Matei Bejenaru [RO] · Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen [NO] · Joanna Bonder [PL] · Ștefan Botez [CH] · Pavel Brăila [MD] · Gui Castor [BR] · Gabrielle Conilh de Beyssac & Jules Guissart [FR] · Doplgenger [RS] · Bjoern Drenkwitz [DE] · Giorgio Garippa [GB] · Johannes Gerard [DE] · Stéphane Ghozzi [DE] · Eugenia Gortchakova [DE] · Paul Hendrikse [DE] · Stephanie Hough [IRL] · Kai Miedendorp [DE] · David Mikulan [HU] · Jolene Mok [HK] · Monotremu [RO] · Andreco & Manuel Moruzzi [IT] · Mircea Nicolae [RO] · Mari Ohno [JP] · Doris Prlic [NL] · Günter Puller [AT] · Jagrut Raval [USA] · Blanca Rego [ES] · Jozeth van de Snepscheut [NL] · Topp & Dubio [NL] · Ricardo Trigo [DE] · Ioana Cazan - Tufescu [RO] · Sylvia Winkler & Stephan Koeperl [DE] · Ina Wudtke [DE] · Young Poor Artists [LT] · Ana Zubak [HR]

Opening: December 6 2013, 6pm - 9pm

18:00 Iași: IAȘITEX Building, Primăverii Bd., no. 2, 7th

19:00 Galeriile Fundației Regale, BCU Building, Păcurari St. no. 4

21:00 Galeria Meru, Carol Bd. nr. 4

In Process – artist talk

28. november 2013 at 7:30pm

TEA- Tenerife espacio de las Artes

martinka bobrikova / oscar de carmen / aristides santana

In Process

exhibition opens: 25th november 2013

25/11/13 - 16/03/13


curator: Aristides Santana

A museum or arts centre collection is the backbone of the institution - apart from the planning and the programming. Within it is the museological plan which dictates the works´ procurement policies, aimed at building a culturally valuable and coherent collection. To which, in the case of public institutions, social responsibility is added, meaning, as well as its coherence and cultural value, that the collection should have a social value within its environment.

This approach leads us to study and question the arts centre/museum collection as a starting point to probe not only its statements, but also the intrahistoria of the institution, as well as its value to society as a whole.

Martinka Bobrikova and Oscar de Carmen are two artists who within their particular exhibition project present works belonging to the TEA Collection as an engine to challenge today´s museum concept, its functions and its operations. Testing, in turn, the different museographic models in the reception and exhibition of artistic works, as well as the production processes integrating external collaborators.

In Process doesn´t only feature the work and opinion of just those artists with works in the centre´s collection – as creators or political subjects – it also amplifies the visual and semantic potential of the exhibition, developing different collaborative networks between people, space and media.

It features contributions from a variety of cultural agencies that are participating with performances, including contemporary musicians, singers, cultural associations and performing arts technical experts.

The result of this pooling of multiple contributions is what constitutes the current exhibition, presenting a different institutional model, more concerned with the consolidation of local framework and creation of new cultural fabric. Perhaps a more sustainable operating model.

PAO festival 2013

Saturday November 2nd: 16:00 - 20:00

Sunday November 3rd: 14:00 - 17:00

Place: Atelier Nord / ANX at Olaf Ryes Plass

Theme: Diversity / Multiplicity within performance art.

Entrance: 50.- (cash) Includes coffee/tea and soup!

Artists: Alan Armstrong, Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen (duo), Benedicte Clementsen, BBB Johannes Deimling, Arti Grabowski, Tonje Lieberg, Terese Longva, Gustaf Londré, Elisabeth Mathiesen og Inger-Reidun Olsen.

More info about the artists here:

PAO has invited artists with different backgrounds, where some are established, and others in the beginning of their artistic practice. The artists work with a variety of materials, concepts and visual images. With this festival PAO wish to show the diversity of performance art and artists living and working locally in Oslo, Norway and abroad.


Martinka Bobrikova (Slovakia) and Oscar de Carmen (Spain) are a nomadic artist duo since 2005 and graduates from Malmö Art Academy, Sweden and the University of La Laguna, Spain. The duo explains,

“One of the long-term projects, we just started, is Kitchen Dialogues. This project focuses on visualization of the issues of excess intake through consuming food in a kitchen. Other aspects of the project will center on research of socialization in a kitchen, as well as through its ability to generate new social ecosystems. The goal is to present the project in the various spaces where food is eaten - like a kitchen, creating hybrid spaces that are based on the different shaft like a domestic kitchen found in a common household and industrial kitchen in a real restaurant.”

For the lecture at Open Forum Bobrikova and de Carmen decided to bring Kitchen Dialogues into Kunstnernes Hus and to initiate a discussion and present their practice through sharing a meal together.


Please join us at Kunstnernes Hus, Wergelandsvein 17, every Monday at 19.00. The program is free and runs in English. Open Forum is a student initiative conceived in 1999 and is supported by the Academy of Fine Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

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Elgesetergate 30B 05. October - 02. November 2013 Open every day from 11.00 - 21.00

Artists: Pernille Elida Fjoran Karianne Stensland Per Kristian Nygård Maja Nilsen Øyvind Aspen Tegneklubben Marte Vold Rune Følgerø Silje Linge Haaland og Andrea Bakketun Sandra Nyberg Jens Stegger Ledaal / 1.Rgt. / Kunstmilitsen Ann-Cathrin Hertling Martinka Bobrikova og Oscar de Carmen TUF - Trondheim UtopiForening Cathrine Ruud Karen Margrehte Sørensen Hermann Grøndahl Anne Cecilie Lie Philip Buer Elvegård Øyvind Sørfjordmo

Architects: Arkitekturfabrikken August Schmidt Heim&Land Diana Espinosa Albornoz

Writers: Espen Stokke Trond Åm Oliver Lowenstein

- a group exhibition in the old house which is our neighbour.

An apartment building set to be torn down, and the state of uncertainty it has been in for the last sixty years, is the red thread running through the exhibition Constant. Decay.

RAKE visningsrom has a tall neighbor on its south side. The neighbor’s name is Elgsetergate 30B, and it is going to be torn down. The building was constructed back in 1911, but already in the fifties it was decided that it had to be torn down to make room for the planned widening of Elgsetergate. Today the once so beautiful building is so worn down and broken that it has been deemed unfit as place to live.

The NPRA (Norwegian Public Roads Administration) has bought the building, and intend to tear it down as fast as possible in order to make room for the new “Elgseter boulevard”. If everything goes according to the plans, this boulevard will start to take shape some time during 2015. So sixty-five years might actually laps between the decision to tear down 30B, and the actual tearing down.

Constant. Decay. deals with the uncertainty the residents of 30B has had to live with, but for us it is also an opportunity to experiment with new and different ways of exhibiting the work we want to show our audience. A building with fourteen apartments and two spaces shaped to sell tobacco, fruit and everything between, seemed to us like a great opportunity to make something happen. Trough this exhibition we want to send our neighbor off in style, while at the same time bringing new life to Elgseter gate and the city of Trondheim.

The exhibition opens on the 5th of October, and stays open until the 2nd of November. During this period the building will be available to the public between the hours of 11.00 and 21.00. With a helping hand from a group of architecture students, Arkitekturfabrikken and Diana Espinosa Albornoz have reshaped the old kiosk on the ground level into a “social room”. This room is the entry-point to Constant. Decay. – a place where you can get information about the program, have a cup of coffee, read a book or just enjoy the heat from the fireplace.

Her kommer ingenting (Here comes nothing) is a series of exhibition that will be held in the second room on the ground level of the building. In this room there will be an exhibition opening every Friday during the course of Constant. Decay. All the artists exhibiting are students at KIT, and the openings will coincide with other happenings on the premise, such as performances and concerts, and, on certain occasions, with a dinner party. In one of the apartments the collaborators Martinka Bobrikova and Oscar de Carmen are hosting a series of dinner parties, which you can make reservations for by way of e-mail. To carry out this project they have joined forces with Heim&Land Architects.

PROGRAM: 05. October - 02. November Open every day from 11.00 - 21.00!

To book a dinner with Martinka Bobrikova and Oscar de Carmen - write an e-mail to: coming soon

Grand vernissage: 5. October at 18.00! 18.00 Performance by Karen Margrethe Sørensen 18.00 Performance by Andrea Bakketun and Silje Linge Haaland Hang-out in the old Frukt&Tobakk-kiosk. 19.00 Official opening 20.00 Endapartoo: "Toys in the attic" 23.00 AUKRA 24.00 Ronny

Opening: 11. October at 19.00 19.00 Hermann Grøndahl 19.00 Per Kristian Nygård

Opening: 18. October at 19.00 19.00 Anne Cecilie Lie: They swarm together in a celluliod mass to cancel each other out in a pool of tangled light and action 21.00 Sunk Cost

Release: 12. October at 21.00 21.00 Selburosa by TV (Truls Lorentzen and Vigdis Sjelmo)

Opening: 25. October at 19.00 19.00 Philip Buer Elvegård 20.00 Karianne Stensland

Opening: 01. November at 19.00 19.00 Øyvind Sørfjordmo

Grand Finissage: 02. November at 19.00