Avon Bashida

Artist of DAY 11 / Wed, April 25
Together with Zuhra Hilal, Signe Maria, Sidsel Lehn Mehlsen, Laura Guiseppi
Curators: Sara Ludvig & Ragnhild Elisabeth (DK)

Avon Bashida (b. 1986, Denmark) is a Danish/American artist, researcher and theorist. She works with subjects of the performative human in aspects of psychology and anthropology.

Avon holds a a BA (Honours) in Photographic Arts from University of Westminster in London and with an MA in Performance Studies from Tisch New York University, performance is expressed both in physical form and as documentation through paint, photography, video and installation. The subjects depict how a human experiences itself opposite how it is placed in regards to race, gender, geography and intimacy.
By referring to history, psychological study and anthropology of human existence, Bashida tries to turn things on its head by pushing the liberal ideology of modern society. A key element in Bashida’s work is how the subjectivity of the human mind makes us incapable of experience without a pre-distinct approach, disposing our relation to others only through the understanding of ourselves.
For the last seven years Avon Bashida has had her main base in London and New York, and currently is based in residence in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in preparation for her first solo exhibition in Asia.

Project for EC1 24H CPH

The exhibition is based on the term qualitative time, which means that every moment reaches both back and forth. In a collaboration between five artists, we seek to include the viewer in a sensuous manner and thereby focus on time – here and now.

Curators Sara Ludvig and Ragnhild Elisabeth are respectively art history drop out and art history student. Together they wish to examine and expand art and its scopes.

All of the artists of the exhibition work in mixed media. Avon Bashida turns stories upside down to create new meaning. She will contribute with performance and sound in collaboration with Zuhra Hilal. Hilal primarily works with the interpretation of the female sexuality. Signe Maria compares the human with butterflies and their need to hide in cocoons. Her contribution will be a sensuous installation and scent which she will create in collaboration with Sidsel Lehn Mehlsen. The practice of Mehlsen evolves around the human as well and its relation to public and private space. Laura Guiseppi asks questions about the being and staging of objects. She will contribute with installation and taste.      

Welcome in time and space.

sara ragnhild