Birthe Jorgensen, Santiago Poggio & Scott Rogers
Opening Friday 27 July at 7pm
Exhibition runs 28 July – 25 August 2018
11am to 5pm Monday to Saturday
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop presents newly commissioned work from Birthe Jorgensen, Santiago Poggio & Scott Rogers.
Jorgensen’s work intertwines disparate narratives, places and timeframes. Her installations are multivalent, speaking to themes of geographical displacement, entanglement, feminism and environmentalism. Santiago Poggio’s work poetically unpicks the social, economic and political systems with which the history of the world is constructed. Scott Rogers’ recent work is focused on encounters between humans, animals, and natural forces, and the implications these encounters have for understanding power, desire, and ecology
This exhibition is the culmination of a six-month exchange between by La Ira De Dios (Argentina) and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (Scotland).
Birthe Jorgensen (born Copenhagen, DK) lives in Glasgow, Jorgensen has a background in interdisciplinary theatre (London, 2005-11), and holds an MLitt Sculpture degree from the Glasgow School of Art. Exhibitions and performances include The Reid Gallery, (w. Sogol Mabadi, Glasgow UK), The Hunterian Art Gallery (Glasgow UK), Man & Eve Gallery, London, UK). M3 Kunsthalle (Berlin DE), Glasgow international (Glagsow, UK) and Tate Modern (London, UK). Research trips / residencies include Sisimuit & Kangerlusuaq, (West Greenland, DK), Danish Institute in Athens (Athens, GR), Billy Town (The Hague, NL), Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network, University of Glasgow (UK).
Santiago Poggio lives in Buenos Aries. Recent exhibitions include 2017 Darlo Todo, Matadero Madrid (Madrid, ES) Museo de los mundos imaginarios, Centro Cultural Recoleta (Buenos Aires, AR) 2016 Cuatro acercamientos”, Instalación en colaboración con Julián D’Angiolillo, Julia Masvernat y Martín Oesterheld, Galería NN – 4ta Bienal Universitaria de Arte y Cultura (La Plata, AR), Pensiero e Materia”, Certosa di San Giacomo (Capri, Italia), 11º Concurso Nacional Uade Artes Visuales”, Uade Art (Buenos Aires, AR), Chamanes”, Quadro Gallery (Bs. As., AR)
Scott Rogers (born Calgary, CA) lives in Glasgow. He has an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art and also studied at the Städelschule (Frankfurt, DE). Solo exhibitions include Collective (Edinburgh, UK), Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge, CA), YYZ Artists’ Outlet (Toronto, CA), Glasgow Sculpture Studios (UK), Artspace (with Sarah Rose, Auckland, NZ), One Night Only (Oslo, NO), American University Beirut (LB), and PM Galerie (Berlin, DE). In 2018 he will have a solo exhibition at Franz Kaka (Toronto, CA).