Veronica Bruce & Karoline Bakken Lund

March 5 – April 11, 2021
Opening Reception March 5, 2-9pm

Interstate Projects is pleased to present Ultra by the Norwegian artist duo consisting of Veronica Bruce and Karoline Bakken Lund. This is their first show in New York.

This Oslo based artist duo is a cross disciplinary exchange who have worked together for over five years. Their common practice explores sculptural and performative works, with an interest in playing on social, contextual and textural purposes. Bruce and Lund continuously explore different ways of working together — questioning what it means to collaborate, through this new work which is in constellation with past and future projects.

For this exhibition, Bruce and Lund have created a sculptural installation, fitted for the architectural and social structures of the courtyard. Their interest plays with the traditions of craftsmanship, layers of materiality and meaning, and a humorous connection to form.

Veronica Bruce & Karoline Bakken Lund (b.1989) lives and works in Oslo, Norway. Recent collaborative works include The Tomb at Nada Miami in collaboration with Interstate Projects (Miami 2020), Ultra at Eidsberg Kunstforening (Mysen, 2020), The Fool at Palmera (Bergen 2020), Life Killed Chihuahua at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (London, 2019) and Silicone Era at Destiny’s Atelier (Oslo, 2017).

Veronica Bruce holds a BFA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins and in Dance and Choreography from the School for New Dance in Oslo, as well as programs at MSA^ and DOCH. She has previously shown works at Black Box teater, Kunstnernes Hus, Bergen Kunsthall, Coast Contemporary and SCHLOSS in Norway, Les Urbaines and Arsenic in Switzerland.

Karoline Bakken Lund has a MFA in Textile and Costume Design from Oslo National Academy of the Arts and a BA in Art and Design from OsloMet, as well as programs at Bergen National Academy of Arts and 89plus. She has previously shown works at Kunstnernes Hus, Kunstnerforbundet and Dansens Hus in Oslo, RAS in Sandnes and Oktoberdans in Bergen.

COVID-19: There will be a Soft Opening Reception from 2-9pm on March 5th and the gallery will be open from 12-6pm Saturdays, Sundays and by appointment throughout the week. Visitors must wear masks in the gallery spaces at all times and there will be masks and sanitizer available onsite. There will be a limited number of visitors allowed in the spaces and social distancing of six feet will be required. Our courtyard garden will be open for the duration of the exhibition.