Offshore Exhibtion Opening + Performances: Benjamin Ord and Uniform

Friday 5 April 2019, 6–9pm

spikeisland.org.uk

Sriwhana Spong is joined by long-term collaborators, art collec­tive Uniform and dancer and choreographer Benjamin Ord, for performanc­es using instruments and a score from the exhibition.

Sriwhana Spong is a New Zealand artist currently living in London, UK. In 2012 she was nominated for the Walters Prize, New Zealand’s largest contemporary art prize. Recent solo exhibitions include: A hook but no fish, Pump House Gallery, London; and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth (2018); having–seen–snake, Michael Lett, Auckland (2017); Im Wintergarten, daadgalerie, Berlin (2016); Oceanic Feeling (with Maria Taniguchi), ICA, Singapore (2016).

Recent group exhibitions include: Great Movements of Feeling, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne; If These Stones Could Sing, KADIST, San Francisco; Can Tame Anything, Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt (2018); The Score, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne (2017); Inhabiting Space, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington (2016).

She has undertaken residencies including: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth (2018); Gasworks, London (2016); DAAD, Berlin (2015); ISCP, New York (2008).

Benjamin Ord is a dancer and choreographer born in Auckland, New Zealand and based in London, UK. As a dancer he has worked with Company Wayne McGregor (formerly Wayne McGregor | Random Dance), Marc Brew Company, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Curve Foundation Dance Company and Company Z as well as performing in the work of artists Tino Seghal, Pablo Bronstein and Alexandra Bachzetsis. He has also been a movement director on various commercial projects including the Hugo Boss A/W 2015 campaign. His choreographic practice lies at the cusp of dance and visual art and has spanned the mediums of dance, sculpture, video and underground music. He has maintained an ongoing collaboration with visual artist Sriwhana Spong collaborating on several major video installations which been exhibited internationally in such venues as Whitechapel Gallery, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand and Neuer Kunstverein. He holds a MA Creative Practice from Trinity Laban in London and a Bachelor of Performing Arts from the University of Auckland where he initiated his dance training after originally studying art history.

Artist

  • Sriwhana Spong

Spike Island

  • 133 Cumberland Rd
  • Bristol
  • United Kingdom