21 September 2011 – 24 April 2012
UKS helped finance and organise the establishment of the artist-run residency program Institute for Neo Connotative Action (INCA) in Detroit, USA. The project was initiated by Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas.
During UKS’ involvement the following artists were chosen to travel to Detroit where they were provided with housing, a studio and a stipend to complete a project of their choosing:
Sille Storhile, 21st Sept – 21st Nov 2011
Storhile has an MA in Aesthetics and Politics from California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles and a BFA from the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art. Storihle is the co-founder and co-curator of FRANK, a newborn concept that uses domestic settings to host art in Oslo.
Marte Eknæs, 28th Feb – 24th April 2012
Marte Eknæs lives and works in Berlin and Espa, Norway. She has an MFA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts. She has had solo shows at Kunsthall Oslo, Bonner Kunstverein (Bonn), and most recently Between Bridges (London). She has been part of many group exhibitions, including Momentum – 5th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art and The Norwegian Drawing Biennial at the Kunstnernes Hus. Recent exhibitions include the Armory Show in New York and Linn Lühn in Düsseldorf.