SAMSTAG ALUMNI 2005

Viveka Marksjo
Born 1969, Stockholm, Sweden

The great shadow of Modernism casts itself across all these works, as it casts itself over everything else. It is quite inescapable. Here, the phenomenon of Modernism is both revered – as is evident in the artists' use of materials, tools and techniques that carry an aura of sleek modernity  and decried......Modernism is (or was) a hydraheaded monster and these artists, like most of those who set out to escape it, end up by paying it homage. It is, after all, the only reference point we have, for better or for worse, and we construct Modernism in a multitude of ways, each according to our own needs. 

Peter Timms from his Samstag catalogue essay, Art in an Age of Anxiety

2005 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship
2005 Graduate Diploma in Fine Art, The Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK
2003 Master of Fine Art (Research), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne 
2001 Graduate Diploma in Visual Art, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne 
1994 Bachelor of Education (Visual Arts), University of Melbourne, Melbourne