Eva Faché — Small Projects
Small Projects from Tromsø in Norway presents work by Grete Andrea Kvaal, Eva Faché and Jet Pascua, including a collaborative project by Eva Faché and Jet Pascua. The photography series by the Belgian artist Eva Faché are often research projects that are the result of months of travel around the Arctic Circle. For instance, she spent some time in the northern parts of Norway and Finland, where she met people in very remote areas. There, she came into contact with contemporary shamanic rituals. In 2021, she completed a two-month residency program in a small village in Greenland, home to only 24 people and 200 dogs. Curiosity is an essential part of the artist's practice and in doing so, she offers us as viewers a glimpse into a world that is often unknown to us. Faché studied at NARAFI School of Photography in Brussels, followed by a master's degree at KASK in Ghent. She worked as a photojournalist for the Dutch De Volkskrant newspaper during the year in which the newspaper was voted the best newspaper in Europe.
Aneta Bartos, Air, 2018, Tommy Simoens
Aneta Bartos — Tommy Simoens
Polish artist Aneta Bartos has lived in New York for ten years, but still regularly returns to her birthplace Tomaszów Mazowiecki, where she was raised by her (single) father from the age of eight to sixteen. He was a professional bodybuilder and at age 68, he asked his daughter if she would capture his body before it changed shape. Her father's wish inspired Bartos to start a long-term project called "Papa". A few summers later, “Papa” evolved into a new series of portraits, “Family Portrait,” which explores the complicated relationship between a father and a daughter. The photos have a nostalgic look, making it seem as if you are looking at photographs from an old family album. But the daughter in the picture is not a little girl but an adult woman, which creates a certain disconnect and imbues the images a different meaning. Is she trying to control the passage of time, just like her father?