21.12.2012, Queens, New York
Legendary painter Geo Remponeau, who was born in 1916 in Port-au-Prince Haiti passed away in Queens, NY where he resided for 47 years. He was my grandfather, mentor and greatest inspiration. Rest in peace PaGeo.
"Georges Remponeau, Legendary Haitian Artist, one of the co-founders of the Centre d'Art in the 1940s. He was a great artist who brought pride in the way he painted the rural Haitians and the landscape of his land of birth, Haiti. He was a teacher, a mentor, a Father, a joyful and generous man endowed with a sense of humor and a philosophy of life that allowed him to love and respect all. He was well traveled and everyone who met him always remembered him. He touched many generations and leaves us with a sense of innate self worth as Haitian, as Humans! He was a wonderful man revered by his community, his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He is missed but will never be forgotten. We love you Pageo!" Jany Tomba, daughter
Last week I gave my first skype interview for the ART web portal of Italian Public Televison RAI. You can view it here.
My video Louis Who? is screened at Madatac 04, Contemporary Festival of New Media Arts in Madrid. It is a VIDEOFORMES 2012 selection curated by Gabriel Soucheyre.
The Encyclopedia of Afro-European Studies included me within the group African Diaspora in Finland.
The ARC Magazine republishes text by Suzana Milevska from our book (T)races of Louis Agassiz: Photography, Body and Science, Yesterday and Today.
4.10.2012, ARC Magazine, issue 6
ARC Magazine is a Caribbean art and culture magazine dedicated to highlighting emerging and established artists. In this new issue: "Educator and writer Janice Cheddie investigates the formal works of Sasha Huber who investigates familial and historical bonds with Haiti while confronting sites of colonization and belonging. Huber claims a space and the right to construct narratives that challenge and question historical assumptions. Her self-representation suggests a renaming and unveiling, one which positions creolized subjects as an important constituent of history."
3.10.2012, 5-7pm, Lokal Art Space, Annankatu 19, Helsinki
Welcome to the opening of PIKKU LOKAL exhibition with one of my new staple artworks: Black Skin II.
21.9.2012, 11am-3.30pm, Fiskars Forum, Fiskarsintie 9, Fiskars
We were invited to speak at the seminar Finnish Artist Residency Event 2012. Petri Saaikko and me talk about our experiences made during residencies with focus on the Residence Botkyrka that we attended in Winter 2011. This event is arranged by The Finnish Artists' Studio Foundation, Arts Council of Finland and the Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars.
We are happy that our video Remedies will be shown at the trinidad+tobago film / 12 festival! Founded in 2006 and presented by Flow, the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), is the largest event of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean. It continues to evolve and expand in celebrating expression and empowerment through film.
14.9.2012, 6-9PM, Linnunlaulu Studio, Eläintarhantie 18, Helsinki, Finland
Our studio participates to the Open Studio tour as part of the Helsinki Design Week. Welcome to see where we work!
13.–16.9.2012, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
I'm showing a new series at the Art Fair Suomi. Welcome!
Visiting Gothenburg in Sweden to install my exhibition Transatlantic Interventions at the Hasselblad Foundation project space. The exhibition opens Wednesday, 5.9. at 6 pm and lasts until the 14.10.2012. Curated by Dragana Vujanovic.
Interesting article by documentary film maker and journalist Alex Frank Larsen on our exhibition Gletscherforscher, Rassist: Louis Agassiz (1807–2012) in the Danish paper INFORMATION. Further press can be viewed here.
We are very happy that the selection committee of the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival 2012 has selected our video Remedies. The festival takes place 19.9.–2.10.2012 in Port of Spain, Trinidad+Tobago.
29.6.2012, 6pm, Grindelwald's Museum of Local History, Switzerland
Welcome to the opening of the exhibition Gletscherforscher, Rassist: Louis Agassiz (1807–2012).
Selection of press articles: Berner Oberländer, 28.6., Berner Oberländer, 12.6., 20min, 27.6, Tages Anzeiger, 4.7., Boston Globe, 27.6.
Complete press article list on Hans Fässler's website.
15.6.2012, 5-6PM, Gallery Virka, Helsinki City Hall, Sofiankatu 1 or Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13 Helsinki, Finland
Artist talk at the FLUSH exhibition at the gallery Virka. With Petri Saarikko I will speak about the Remedies project. Welcome!
Review in Kunstkritikk about the group show Public Hair held at Kallio Kunsthalle in Helsinki from 20.4.–27.5.2012.
9.6.2012 – 28.8.2012, Retretti Art Center, Punkaharju, Finland
Welcome to see my Louis Who? project at Retretti's Summer exhibition Cave Allegories – Finnish Contemporary Art and Images of Our Time.
1.6.2012, 10am-5pm, Karen Blixen Museum
Welcome to the BAT Bridging Art & Text Seminar curated by Michelle Eistrup. I will give an artist talk as part of the Black Identity group.
Participation of seminar and workshop Bridging Art and Text (BAT) curated by Michelle Eistrup at the Karen Blixen Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark.
8.5.2011, 17-19h, TR1 Taidehalli, Tampere
Video screening of Louis Who? at Break It!, Media Museum Rupriikki.
First artist residency above the Arctic Circle! At artist residence program AiR Up Here and with exhibition at Small Projects together with Petri Saarikko. Small projects is a art space run by artist Jet Pascua in Tromsø, Norway.
20.4.–27.5.2012, Kallio Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland
Welcome to see the Public Hair group exhibition with a new project of mine named Mr. Sasha Huber.
The exhibition is part of HpB Helsinki Photography Biennal.
30.3.2012, Gothenburg, Sweden
Happy news that the pedagogy department of Botkyrka Konsthall, Sweden lead by Kerstin Gezelius received the award Sveriges museers prize for children workshops healed during my exhibition in 2011. The workshops, Who has the right to give names to a place were inspired by my exhibition.
23.3.–30.9.2012, Gallery Virka, Helsinki City Hall
We're happy that our Remedies project is presented in Helsinki as part of Flush group exhibition curated by Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger. The project is part of the Helsinki Photography Biennale.
Friday, 16.3.2011 at 10pm - Maison du Peuple, Clermont-Ferrand, France
My video "Louis Who? What you should know about Louis Agassiz" was selected to Video Formes Festival's competition Prix de la Création de vidéo in the category Revolutions.
1.–25.3.201, Media Box, Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland
"Louis Who?" was invited to the new space for media art at Forum Box curated by Nina Toppila in collaboration with Av-Arkki.
We bring Kallio Kunsthalle to Super Market, Stockholm's independent Art Fair.
12.1.–31.1.2012, Kallio Kunsthalle, Toinen Linja 31, Helsinki:
Within the first group exhibition this year, Kallio Kunsthalle presents the project Remedies Huskurer that I made in collaboration with Petri Saarikko. We collected urban lore in Stockholm’s suburbs. Remedies Huskurer consists of videos based upon domestic healing methods told by the inhabitants of Botkyrka. Finnish premiere – as well for the book!