She was born in Eskilstuna 1980 to a saxophone playing socialist nurse and a writing anarchist socialist welder, both active in international solidarity movements and local community projects. Linnéas main obstacle in career is her reluctance to hierarchical structures and preference towards emancipation. She is a selfproclaimed autodidact artist with a strange biography that leads to a fusion of maybe-titles thrown into a hat, from which we could pick a choice.
She landed on the rooftop of a squat in Zürich, where creating a collective life was entwined with culture, art, architecture and politics outside the box, d.i.y. She became involved in houseprojects focused on women/lesbian/trans-issues and studied social anthropology.
She returned to Sweden as an Uddebo inhabitant since 2016.More info
Martinka was born in former Czechoslovakia and raised between Prague, Cairo, Milan, Bratislava and Rome. She has studied stage design, product design and fine arts in Italy, Spain, China and Norway, finally obtaining master in fine art and sound art from Malmo Art Academy in Sweden. During her studies she met Oscar de Carmen with whom she works as artist duo since 2005. After graduation, besides her art practice, she has been involved in several artist run initiatives as founding member and board member of PAO – Performance Art Oslo and founding member and co-director of Vandaler forening, to mention few. In 2012, together with Oscar de Carmen, she has co-funded Nomad AIR, a Nomadic artist-in-residence program, which they still run.More info
Oscar de Carmen
Oscar de Carmen is a spanish artist based in Oslo. Since 2005 his artistic work is developed in a joint practice with the Slovakian artist Martinka Bobrikova. Currently operating mostly in Scandinavia, he centres his activities mainly on the border of art and current topics of contemporary life where the main theme is related to transitory and utopian. His vision is to show an analysis of the synergy between the economic system and the biological community. He believes that this context is emerging as one of the few exchanging environments to promote social transformation.
His approach allows him to critically investigate our roots and social habits, questioning the mechanisms and contexts which creates the current systems of values.
His implementation takes the form of performative installations, where the aesthetic aspect of his work cannot be ignored even though it remains, in terms of systems of the art world, always a bit elusive and constantly slipping away from the current “real” life.
He hold MFA from Malmö Art Academy, Sweden.More info