Willem Wilhelmus, Adina Bier, Quinn Dukes
Willem Wilhelmus [Helsinki, Finland]
Tomasz Szrama [Helsinki, Finland]
Quinn Dukes [Brooklyn, NYC]
Adina Bier [Brooklyn, NYC]
Performances, actions, interventions:
Since 1999 he presented ca. 100 distinctive works at international art and performance events in Europe, North America and Asia. His work is based on a strong physical presence set in a clear visual context.
Some main events of the last three years where he participated:
10th OPEN Art Festival, Beijing, China 2009 Undisclosed Territories #3, Solo, Indonesia 2009 La Muga Caula 4, Les Escaules, Spain 2008 KEAF, Theater, Seoul, South Korea 2008 InterAciones XX!!, Arkamax, Sardinia, Italy 2008 Contaminate 3, Boston, USA 2008 NGBK, U2 Alexanderplatz, Berlin, Germany 2007 Acci�n07MAD, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain 2007
Since 2002 he teaches body awareness and performance art at art institutions in Finland, Estonia, Spain and Sweden.
Live art events:
Since 2004 he curates the monthly �ArtContact� events for experimental live art in Helsinki, Finland.
In 2006 he received a one year personal grant from the �Finnish Cultural Foundation�.
Adina Bier graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA), in affiliation with Tufts University, in December of 2007, and is now performing internationally. Her work as a performance artist incorporates a wide variety of visual and conceptual art, including sound, movement, body, and texture. Her use of the body is a focal aspect of her performances. Thematically, Bier�s work continuously suggests her relationships with health, feminine roles, and belief systems. Her most recent work focuses on physical limitations of the body/mind and socially constructed confines that we as individuals face on a daily basis.Adina Bier:
Originally from Ohio, Dukes graduated from Watkins College of Art & Design in 2007 with a BFA in Fine Art. In an effort to further expose the community to the visual arts, Dukes aids in forming independent, emerging artist groups. She is the Co-Founder of the Independent Artist Collaborative, Off The Wall Art Group and has also received recognition by various publications including that of NY Arts Magazine. During her undergraduate studies, Dukes concentrated on installation, sculpture and sound. Experimentation often lends these combined mediums to act as a theatrical backdrop for her performances. Human interactions within forced ecological and social scenarios are often primary tenets within Dukes� work. Performance provides a platform in which Dukes� metaphorical re-interpretations of personal relationships can exist, perish, grow and morph. Dukes currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.Quinn dukes:
Tomasz Szrama graduated in 1998 from Fine Art Academy in Wroclaw, Poland. Since, he has been living in Helsinki, Finland. Tomasz shifts between multiple disciplines, including video, installation and performance. He uses a variety of appropriated platforms to disseminate his practice including the web, the gallery space and the found public venue. As of 2005 Tomasz has been co-organizing a monthly performance art platform in Helsinki called Art Contact.