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photo Peter Rosvik 2022
Photo Peter Rosvik 2022

Benedikte Esperi

Performance / Live Art / Choreography / Dance for Screen

MFA in Contemporary Performative Arts
Project leader/ Producer/ Curator
Universitetsadjunkt / Lecturer / Research

Receiver of Work & Art Grant Konstnärsnämnden 2018-2023, Göteborg Stad 2020, Längmanska Kulturfonden 2020, Svenskfinska Kulturfonden 2019, Adlerbertska Stiftelsen 2018, Västra Götalands Regionen 2017, Frimurarlogen 2016, Helge Ax:son Johnson 2015+2017+2022.

Artistic director and curator Dansfilmfestivalen på RingönFinnekumla Dance & Artspace

Member of professional associations Galleri 54, Konstliv Sjuhärad, Konstnärernas Riksorganisation, Scen & film, Danscentrum Väst, Konstnärscentrum Väst, FilmCentrum VästThe Tiny Festival Producers
Support from Kulturrådet, Konstnärsnämnden, Göteborg Stad Kultur & Västra Götalandsregionen.

ART WORKS 

Current / Upcoming 2022

2-11th Dec ‘answering machine’ community art project Tiny Festival Producers Finnekumla Dans & Konstscen
9-18th Dec video Galleri 54 Group exhibition

Upcoming 2023
6th Jan performance Tringa Gashi/Marie Vedel/Benedikte Esperi, Suggested Stage Directions Concerning Shiny Objects,13Festivalen Konstepidemin
22nd Jan 11-13 Performance Botaniska Gothenburg
8-9th Feb Folk&Kultur Eskilstuna performance Tiny Festival Producers
10-11th Feb Dansfilmfestivalen Ringön
6-10th Feb workshop Creative Dance ReMida
24th Feb Moderator Open Stage
25-26th Feb NSU performance lecture Tiny Festival Producers
20-24th Mars workshop Creative Dance ReMida
25th Mars answering machine Tiny Festival Producers Rådhuset Ulricehamn
29th April – 27th May performance istallation Finnekumla Live Art
30th May- 4th June Scenkonstbiennalen, Dansfilmfestivalen Stockholm
26th June-2nd July OPUS X performance Reykjavik Fringe
August Performance Tiny Festival Producers Hållnäs
14th Oct-19th Nov Installation & Performance Glasets Hus Limmared
6-8th Oct Konstrundan i Sjuhärad performance Finnekumla Dans & Konstscen
16th Sep – 19th Nov performance GIBCA Extended
Nov OPUS X performance Ålgården Borås
Dec Performance Galleri 54

Performances and Festivals Tiny Festival Producers
Performances and Exhibitions at Finnekumla Dans & Konstscen

Past 2022
Jan Laterland Madrid award winners
1-9th Jan 2022 video installation Lysande fönster Rydals Museum 
1st Jan – 1st March The wrong biennale #5 video Hesitation before the presence of now curated by 60sec
10-13th Februari Dansfilmfestivalen Ringön outdoor/indoor
14-28th Feb Artist in Residency at Konstepidemin
Interview released 28th of Feb Dance Specific Talks
3-5th March Premiere Det bor inga duvor här längre 3:e våningen Gothenburg
8-9th April work-in-progress OPUS X at ExPro stage
8-10th April video at PINK FESTIVAL Jawahar Kala Kendra, (JKK) Jaipur, India
23rd Feb-25th April video at the wrong biennale#5 Centre Pompidou The after is now 
8th May Det okända – en intellektuell performance , Vetenskapsfestivalen Atalante
14th May solo performance X-sites project ODLA, Finnekumla Dans & Konstscen
4th June Tiny Festival #5 Atalante
7-12th June performance Minnesträdgården, Seminar Scenkonstbiennalen
13-19th June OPUS X duet Cha Blasco & Benedikte Esperi Dance Improvisation Festival Istanbul Turkey
June Finnekumla Dans & Konstscen OPUS X duet Cha Blasco & Benedikte Esperi
3rd Sep Dansfilmfestivalen pop-up  Ö-festen Ringön Göteborgs Kulturkalas
16-29th Sep Residency Institut Suédois Paris
3rd Oct OPUS X Atalante Destination
7-9th Oct OPUS X + installation Konstrundan Sjuhärad Finnekumla Dans & Konstscen
28-29th Oct performance VULKANO Kulturnatta
1-12th Nov Låt Stå! performance young audience Finnekumla Dans & Konstscen

Past 2021
1-10th Jan Video [emballa:sh] Lysande fönster i Rydal Rydals Museum
Feb Antologi Poesijakten Fri Press
10-12th Feb Folk och Kultur Tiny Festival Producers
19th Feb-7th March dance film ‘Conversations’ screened at FilmFest by Rogue Dancer, US
25-28th Feb Dansfilmfestivalen Ringön outdoor
March-Sep ‘Dansa En Plats’ Residency, performance and public art Glasets Hus Limmared
17th March Performance Lecture Tiny Festival Producers Nordic Summer University online
10-18th April dance film ‘Conversations’ screened in public space Physical Cinema Festival Reykjavik
16-17th April Dansa en Plats; 12 short performances ‘perrongdans’  Tranemo Glasets Hus, Limmared
25-29th April Laterland video at Screen Dance Festival
29th April International Dance Day Performance in public space Glasets Hus, Limmared
May & June dance video ‘conversations’ screened Physical Cinema Festival Reykjavik Iceland
21st May dance video ‘women´s right to vote’ screened in Los Angeles Experimental Film & Music Video Festival
29th May – 5th June curating & performance Expanded Tiny Festival at Teater Trixter
11th June-5th Sep video installation Dansa en Plats Glasets Hus Limmared
June-July ‘Laterland – stretch marks’ solo video & dance performance in Gothenburg & Athens performance outdoor
19-23rd July Residency Athens KOREOARTscape / Dance for screen
July-Aug curating ‘It’s (A)live’ with Kaisa Luukkonen at Galleri 54
21st-22nd Aug Gothenburg Culture Festival Tiny Walking Hotel Festival Performance
5th Sep Maratondans Limmared-Tranemo Dansa en Plats
20-26 Sep Residency week Skaraborg Tiny Festival Producers GIBCA Extended Skaraborg
29-30th Sep 10-21 WING IT  Galleri PS solo performance Benedikte & Lisa
4th + 8th Oct Performance re_verb_era_tion Konstens Vecka Kungsbacka
14-15th Oct 10-21 WING IT Centralen Tranemo solo performance Benedikte & Lisa
18th Oct ‘WITHIN’ Skövde Konstmuseum
29-30th Oct Performance re_verb_era_tion #VULKANO COMLAB Kulturnatta Göteborg
29-30th Oct Performance Tiny Festival Producers #VULKANO COMLAB Kulturnatta Göteborg
30th Oct Performance 12-16 GIBCA Extended Vänersborg Tiny Festival Producers
Nov Semi Finalist Roma Shorts Screendance ‘conversations’
Nov Award Winner short film Laterlands Cannes Indies Cinema Festival
6-7th Nov #HÄNDELSER duet Ami Skånberg Dahlstedt Performance Asecs Jönköping
11th Nov #HÄNDELSER Performance solo LUNArs at SPIRA Jönköping
22nd Nov #HÄNDELSER duet Ami Skånberg Dahlstedt Performance Ädelforsen, Vetlanda
24-26th Nov #HÄNDELSER duet Elsa Aurell Performance ReMiDa, Skillingaryd
27th Nov 10-21 WING IT Stationen Svenshögen duets Cha Blasco/Esperi & Henrik Wartel/Larsdotter
3-4th Dec 10-21 WING IT Galleri 3 Vänersborg solo performance Benedikte & Lisa
9-11th Dec 10-21 WING IT VULKANO  duets Anna Svensdotter/Esperi & Henrik Wartel/Larsdotter
3-19th Dec installation ‘Diagonaler i dialog’ part of group exhibition Gallery 54
10th Dec – 1st March 2022 The wrong biennale #5 video Hesitation before the presence of now curated by 60sec
18th- 31st Dec video installationLysande fönster Rydals Museum

past 2020
20th Nov – 4th Feb 2020 KOREOARTscape ‘Passagepublic video #planksidan Trafikverket Gothenburg
3-5th Jan 13Festivalen Performance ‘About Freedom 9.0’ & ‘In Tent Interventions’ Konstepidemin Gothenburg
31st Jan work-in-progress screening of ‘The atlantis project’ at AtalanteLAB Gothenburg
4-8th Feb Folk & Kultur Eskilstuna Tiny Festival Producers
10-16th Feb video ‘Sunrise in Atlantis’ public film festival Cph60sec
14th Feb Performance Kärleksmanifestation Teater Trixter
24th Feb Destination Atalante  ‘The atlantis project’ work-in-progress
5th March Vernissage exhibition closed due to COVIID-19  Group exhibition at Huuto Gallery Helsinki
6-8th March Artistic Research Symposium Tiny Festival Producers NSU Poland
postponed due to COVIID-19 23rd March Destination Atalante  ‘The atlantis project’ work-in-progress
cancelled due to COVIID-19 22nd April Performance Ami & Benedikte Vetenskapsfestivalen
postponed due to COVIID-19 24-25th April ‘The Atlantis project 1:1Frame Filmfestival, Bio Roy Gothenburg.
cancelled due to COVIID-19 25th April Performance Konstkollektivet Högen at Humanisten GU Vetenskapsfestivalen
postponed due to COVIID-19 27th April Destination Atalante  ‘The atlantis project’ work-in-progress
postponed due to COVIID-19 6-17th May ‘The atlantis project’ & research ‘Laterland, stretch marks’ Athens Greece
postponed due to COVIID-19 18th May Destination Atalante  ‘The atlantis project’ work-in-progress
18th April – 31st June Videorama 1 & Videorama 2 exhibition Gallery 54 review Videorama Göteborgs-Posten
29th April International Dance Day! Choreography in Public space
30th May changed to 31st of Oct The Tiny Festival 4.0 at Teater Trixter
2-18th June re-opening of group exhibition Huuto Gallery Helsinki
16-30 June video in public ‘Conversations in the park’ ZAZ10ts BILLBOARD
2-5th July birds_bugs_bones_bitches Festival Ritos III at Kulturtemplet
due to COVIID-19 Laterland – stretch marks’ solo video & dance performance in Gothenburg, Malmö, Copenhagen, Venice & Athens will be performed spring 2021
12-19th July Choreography WITHIN Residency Gerlesborg / DcV
24-26th July Improvisation Solo performance festival at Cinnober Gothenburg
28th July Nordic Summer University Symposium The Tiny Festival Producers
4-5th Sept Performance LUNA FRINGE Festivalen Ringön
24th Aug – 17th Sep ‘Sunrise in Atlantis’ video part of Seoul international Image & Film Festival, South Korea
19th Sept ‘The Atlantis project 1:1’ Frame Filmfestival program2020 Bio Roy Gothenburg
25-26th Sep VORTEX performance Fylkingen Stockholm
14th Oct Performance Laterland SLU, Institutionen för stad och land
16th Oct Improvisation solo Pennygången
31st Oct The Tiny Festival 4.0 at Teater Trixter ‘VORTEX’ performance cancelled due to covid-19
31st Oct Tiny Festival at Teater Trixter postponed due to covid-19
4th Nov Dance for screen Gislaved Kulturplatån Lunch event
6-14th Nov Residency Dance for screen ‘IMPRISONED’ Stockholm
15th Nov beat_poetry_collective ‘det angår inte dig’ spoken word
15-29th Nov LIVE ACTION 15 – International Performance Art (to video) Festival On line
23-27th Nov residency interview Laterland for screen Atalante Gothenburg
27th Nov beat_poetry_collective ‘Gårdagens Brus’ spoken word
8th Dec (1-31 Dec) video Esperi & Ströde Galleri 54 DecemberKalender
12th Dec Performance Skövde Konstmuseum postponed due to covid-19
11-13th Dec on-line Performance Laterland
11-31st Dec Video [emballa:sh] Lysande fönster i Rydal Rydals Museum
19th Dec performance LUNArs Kulturtemplet postponed due to covid-19

past 2019
7th-10th Jan Lectures at Academy of Music and Drama
11th Feb Performance Destination Atalante
11th-22nd Feb Residency Region Teater Väst
3rd-11th March Residency, Performance & Lecture Tiny Festival Producers ”The ABC of departure” NSU, Vilnius
29-30th March ”Sara & Benedikte´s notebooks on BACH”  at Atalante
6-7th April Lecture / workshop with Fanny Kivimäki in Pajala at Danscentrum Norr
16-21st April Choreography assistant & Sound for ”Monsoon” Kimberly Karpanty Barcelona / Ohio
8-12th May Venice Biennale The Tiny Festival Producers  GIBCA & LIAF
12-15th May Performance Laterland Brighton Fringe Festival 
16th-19th May WHAT IIIF? & Tiny Festival Producers at Gallery 54 and Teater Trixter
6th of June-25th of August Växjö Konsthall & Nya Småland Välkommen till Trollskogen – curatingpublicspace 
4th-31st July Residency Greece/Italy
5th-9th Aug Tiny Festival Producers Residency Gerlesborg
22nd-24th Aug laboratory of stage arts: Nordic-Baltic
25th-28th Aug ‘rigor MORTis’ workshop & Residency WU-ArtSpace
24th Aug Finissage ‘Välkommen till Trollskogen’ Växjö konsthall
15th Oct VARIA Improvisations Festival
21st-25th of Oct ‘rigor MORTis’ Residency Region Teater Väst
GIBCA Extended sept-nov
# Tiny Festival Producers In-Tents-Intervention Performance Ulricehamn 2-8 sept, Uddevalla,28 sept, Uddebo / X-site 5-6 oct
rigor MORTis world premiere performance & exhibition at 3:e Våningen 6th-17th Nov
# Galleri 54 
6th-17th Nov rigor MORTis performance & installation at 3:e Våningen
11th Sept-11th Dec Open studio / atelier at Ringön Wednesdays 4pm-8pm
24th Nov-11th Dec residency & performance-installation ”returning NOW” at Gordon House Margate, UK
5-8th Dec SENSE IT…DON´T TELL IT! Seminar 19 Odense Dk
13-22 Dec group exhibition ‘corner peace’ video& performance at Galleri 54

 

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