Grand Intentions
Sandra Nyberg (FIN)
14 - 23. March


Sandra Nyberg works with various mediums ranging from site-specific structures and installations to fragile drawings and conceptual ideas. She is specifically interested in the idea of site-specifity and public intervention; creating a work that is integrated with its surroundings while exploring its local cultural, political, sociological and/or historical context. Nyberg often works with themes related to the somewhat problematic man/nature relationship and is interested to raise questions of ecology and sustainable development and its effects on the age in which we live in. As of late, elements of design and architecture have become an important part of her expression.

The body of work for Grand Intentions was created in Trondheim during the four weeks prior to the exhibition. As a starting point for the process the artist chose to question the heavy demands, the constant strive for perfection and the superficial materialistic idea of idyll that so often surround us today. The works in the exhibition all individually investigate and comment on the concept of expectations - the viewpoint ranging from personal to societal, materialistic to artistic/creative.

Sandra Nyberg (1977) lives and works in the Finnish archipelago. She studied art at the Utrecht School of the Arts in the Netherlands and UNSW College of Fine Arts in Sydney, Australia. She has had several solo exhibitions and has participated in several exhibitions and events around the world; Jakarta Biennale in Indonesia (2011), Contemporary Art Archipelago, Finland (2011) and most recently as part of Constant. Decay. here in Trondheim (2013).

Nyberg form one part of the working group Elin & Keino who have participated in various international exhibitions, and has contributed with works that have won awards both at the exhibition Sculture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark (2013) and in Cottesloe, Australia (2013).