Artist Talk #26

Join us when current artists-in-residence Faith La Rocque, Leander Djønne and Valérie Bourquin, will present their work and practice Thursday March 31 at 20.00 in Herðubreið Community Center. Norwegian artists Leander Djønne, staying courtesy of the Nordic Culture Point, will screen selected videos. The talk will be be in English and take approx 90 min.


Faith La Rocque is a visual artist living in Toronto, Canada and exhibiting internationally. Her work examines aspects of human experience through the use of alternative health therapies as both material and subject matter. Recent solo exhibitions include Medium, Sister, New York (2015), chisel to carve light thoughts at De Luca Fine Art, Toronto (2014) and High Acceptance, YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto (2013). La Rocque received an M.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from Edinburgh College of Art (2006), and a B.F.A. in Art History and Studio Art from Concordia University (2004). She has been awarded numerous grants, including the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize by the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Leander Djønne

Leander Djønne (b.1981, Odda, Norway) lives and works in Oslo. His work deals with politics, capital, power relations and poetry. He studied at Art Academy Oslo; Bergen Academy of Art and Design; Städelschule Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Art Academy Malmö, Sweden; and Werner Herzog´s Rogue Film School, New Jersey. He has exhibited at Kunstverein Hannover, Germany; Bonniers Konsthall, Sweden; Astrup Fearnley, Oslo; El parche, Colombia; and UKS, Oslo.

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Valérie Bourquin

Valérie Bourquin lives in France. She obtained a BA and MFA at École Nationale Supérieur des Beaux-Arts in Lyon. The connections between music, sound, images and space are some of her concerns and research. The encoding/decoding/re-encoding of facts, their dismembering and regrouping is part of her production process. She uses video, electronic music, 3D modelling and other media.