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In residency from November 14 to 20, 2021 as part of our international exchange with SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhague

Hugo Hopping is an American artist, writer, and curator from Los Angeles, based in Copenhagen. He graduated from the Fine Arts Department of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts, 2005).

As an artist, Hugo has been mainly working with conceptual art, aesthetic/design education, and collaborative cultural production. Where he has exhibited widely, both as an artist and curator, such as in Manifesta 13, Les Paralleles du Sud, Marseille, France. In addition to his artistic activity, Hugo is also involved in writing about art, architecture, and cultural history. In 2010, he co-founded with the Danish Architect and Urban Planner, Johanna Ferrer Guldager, The Winter Office to pursue blended artistic projects touching on art, architecture and design.

In 2015, he co-founded with Iben Bach Elmstrøm and Christopher Sand-Iversen, SixtyEight Art Institute in Copenhagen, which is an arts organisation focused on the production of knowledge-intensive and exhibition-making projects; including The Curatorial Thing, a summer intensive meeting for artists and curators; and its next two-year exhibition program, called Memoirs of Saturn. In 2017, to further support artistic and curatorial research publications being proposed by artists and curators for SixtyEight, he co-established with Christopher Sand-Iversen, Really Simple Syndication Press (RSS Press) where Hugo Hopping has co-edited and published books for Lehman Brothers, Peter Brandt, Helene Nymann, Liv Schulman or soon to be published titles by Sidsel Nelund, Julie Sass, David Lau and others. He currently wrapping up projects resulting from The Winter Office's solo shows in Los Angeles and Marseille.


Thursday, November 18th
6 – 6:45 p.m.
Artist talk

Artist, Hugo Hopping will be speaking about the various creative and cultural intersections occurring in his practice, which connects two continental visions for cultural production. The artist has been responsible for elaborating various initiatives and organizations, where his artistic, design, writing, curatorial project could be seen as an interdisciplinary contextual practice. One sourced from his background in conceptual art, collaboration and other collectivized methodologies for artistic and knowledge sharing. On this evening, we will get a chance to enter into the various projects that inform each other and that the artist has been elaborating between Los Angeles, Copenhagen, and Marseille. All of which are part of his artistic research to help build non-ideal institutions for art in general.

Photo by Christopher Sand-Iversen, 2021.