The Slovene Ethnographic Museum has chosen Bianca Baldi as artist in residence. She is invited to do the residency in two phases: The first phase will start on 11 April 2016 and will end on 11 May 2016. The second phase will start in September 2016 and will last one month.
Bianca Baldi is a visual artist based between South Africa and the EU. Her video installations bring to the fore overlooked narrative strands and the hidden structures of power. In her work, through the focus on specific cultural or sociological artefacts, historical plots reveal complex webs of political, economic and cultural influences.
Baldi grew up in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa and completed her Bachelor of Art at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town. She pursued her postgraduate studies at the Städelschule, in Frankfurt am Main, and at IUAV University of Venice. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include: The AV Festival 2016, Newcastle (UK); The Image Generator II, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp (BE); Open House, Kunstverein Braunschweig (DE); 19th Contemporary Art Festival SESC Videobrasil, São Paolo (BR); Sightings, KZNSA, Durban (ZA); The 8th Berlin Biennale of Contemporary Art at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (DE), Zero Latitude at the Goethe Institut, Johannesburg (ZA).
Within the SWICH project the SEM focuses on African collection with the aim to reconsider its collecting, presenting and interpreting practices. With the cooperation between artist, museum curators and members of African community based on museum African collections the artist is expected to develop new content for the experimental exhibition in the Slovene Ethnographic Museum.
Artist Talk with Bianca Baldi on May 10, 2016,