9.3–15.4 2018
Amanda Ziemele
Being like a sponge

Vernissage fredag 9 mars 2018 kl 17–22
Öppet fredag–söndag kl 13–16, t.o.m. söndag 15 april 2018. Stängt under påsk och påsklov 30 mars–1 april och 6–8 april.
Gotlandsgatan 76, Stockholm. Buss 3 och 76 till Gotlandsgatan eller tunnelbana till Skanstull

Mind is like a sponge. Your oldest ancestor was probably sponge like. At least once a week we feel sparkling at the end of the tongue:

“Suppose we try to recall a forgotten name. The state of our consciousness is peculiar. There is a gap therein; but no mere gap. It is a gap that is intensely active. A sort of wraith of the name is in it, beckoning us in a given direction, making us at moments tingle with the sense of our closeness and then letting us sink back without the longed-for term. If wrong names are proposed to us, this singularly definite gap acts immediately so as to negate them. They do not fit into its mould. And the gap of one word does not feel like the gap of another, all empty of content as both might seem necessarily to be when described as gaps.” (James, W.;1893)

There are no gaps, everything is in a continuation of our flowing conversation.

Amanda Ziemele is born in Riga, Latvia, 1990. She is currently based in Dresden.

2016–2018 Diploma studies in Interdisciplinary and experimental painting under professor Christian Sery at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. DAAD post-graduate scholarship holder.
2011–2015, BA in Arts from the Painting Department, Art Academy of Latvia.
2012–2013 Erasmus studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg. Painting under professor Thomas Hartmann.

Exhibited in Latvia and abroad. Several group and solo exhibitions including ‘Crocodile Dilemma’, a solo exhibition at the Gallery 427 in Riga, and the group exhibition ‘The Young in Latvian Painting III Tension’ at the Arsenāls Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum (LNMA), both in 2016.

Browsable pdf catalogue

Amanda Ziemele is invited by Andreas Ribbung, andreas[at]candyland.se

With support from the Embassy of Germany in Stockholm