Matteo Cantarella is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Danish artist Frederikke Jul Vedelsby. For her first exhibition at the gallery, Vedelsby presents a significant new installation comprising works from her recent residency at LungA in Seyðisiörður, Iceland.
Working across drawing, 16mm film and writing, Frederikke Jul Vedelsby examines access to alternative states of consciousness and constructs a visual vocabulary that investigates ways of feeling and seeing. She recurs to film as a vehicle to trace the unforeseen connections that exist between people and objects – the emotional release arising from these encounters feed the artist with an urgency to create spaces for contact. In her drawing practice, Vedelsby attempts to reorganise feelings and impulses in a rhythmic state of creation. It is in their irregularities that Vedelsby traces the imprints and the slippages of the forgotten, of the somatic and the verbal, of the conscious and the unconscious.
Frederikke Jul Vedelsby (b. 1990, Denmark) lives and works between Lisbon, Portugal and Malmö, Sweden. Vedelsby graduated with an MFA from the Malmö Art Academy, Sweden (2020), studied at the Maumaus Independent Study Programme, Portugal (2021), and specialized in critical writing at Biskops Arnö, Sweden (2022). Vedelsby has been exhibited at Kunsthal Kongegaarden (Kørsor, Denmark), Malmö Konsthall (Malmö, Sweden), Den Frie Udstillingsbygning (Copenhagen, Denmark) and Heima (Seyðisiörður, Iceland), among others.
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