Mar Reykjavik (Sagunto, 1995) is invited to the guest studio by Index - The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation. Reykjavik's work specialises in image in movement, installation and action. Their work has been exhibited widely in Spain, as well as internationally. They have been artist in residence at the GVA Museum Consortium of the Autonomous Community of Valencia, the Bilbaoarte Foundation, Artists in Residence at La Casa Encendida + CA2M, Injuve and Ob Skena at the Huarte Centre, among others.
Reykjavik combines their artistic production with their work as a teacher in such spaces as Master.Lav, MACA Master in Experimental Architecture, Woman Make, and La Fotoescuela.
During their stay at NKF's guest studio, Reykjavik focuses on experimenting with performative materials which they call materials of insistence. These constitute the raw material for some of the projects they're working on related to three concepts: duration, translation, and principle. All of this is developed from a methodology that revolves around understanding that what is done with the body leaves a structural residue in thought, forming a triad such as: do-think-do, moving towards the expression of thought through action.
Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation has multiple public roles as an art institution. We are a platform for artists and for audiences. We understand that the role of an art institution like Index does not begin and end with an exhibition – instead there is an ongoingness to the activities, research processes, learning programs and relationships between Index, artists and audiences. Index works with an artistic conceptual approach that aims to carve out space and time for criticality, dialogue, curiosity and building discursive situations that develop the role of art today.
For their residency at NKF, Mar Reykjavik received funding from Institut Ramon Llull