You’re So Busy will host a physical manifestation of the SHED, an in-process virtual greenroom for invited artists and thinkers to inhabit this virtual space and leave traces – whether it be a sketch of an idea developed, documentation of a realized work, or a testing site for the development of a work in process. the SHED will present two processes developed virtually over the course of the pandemic by artists Autumn Knight and Krõõt Juurak.
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Autumn Knight (1980, Houston, TX, USA) is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, installation, video and text. Her performance work has been on view at various institutions including DiverseWorks Artspace, Art League Houston, Project Row Houses, Blaffer Art Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum, Skowhegan Space (NY), The New Museum, The Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Optica (Montreal, Canada), The Poetry Project (NY) and Krannert Art Museum (IL), The Institute for Contemporary Art (VCU), Human Resources Los Angeles (HRLA) and Akademie der Kunste, (Berlin). Knight has been an artist in residence with In-Situ (UK), Galveston Artist Residency, YICA (Yamaguchi, Japan), Artpace (San Antonio, TX) and a 2016-2017 artist in residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem (NY). Knight is the recipient of an Artadia Award (2015) and an Art Matters Grant (2018). She has served as visiting artist at Montclair State University, Princeton University and Bard College. Her performance work is held in the permanent collection of the Studio Museum in Harlem. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2016) and holds an M.A. in Drama Therapy from New York University.
Krõõt Juurak (1981, Tallinn, Estonia), is a choreographer and performer whose work (performances, presentations, texts, workshops, mood shifts) tends to challenge fixed definitions of choreography and performance. She deals with issues such as camouflage, lack of autonomy, obviousness and her performances address both a human and a non-human audience. She graduated from ArtEz, Arnhem, in dance and choreography and obtained an MA in Fine Arts from the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. Since 2003 she has been based in Vienna and has presented her work in a variety of forms at venues including Mindaugas Triennial, Contemporary Art Center CAC Vilnius, ImPulsTanz Vienna, de Appel Amsterdam, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen Innsbruck, Tallinn Art Hall, deSingel Antwerp, Tanzquartier Vienna, Kunstverein Langenhagen. She has created performances and performative conditions such as Bad Mood, Internal Conflict, Look Look (with Anne Juren), Once Upon, Ride the Wave Dude (with Mårten Spångberg), Presentation, The Place of the Grave, Animal Jokes (for Animals) & Performances for Pets (both with Alex Bailey).
Image 1: Autumn Knight, Untitled (2021). Courtesy of the artist.
Image 2:Krõõt Juurak. Courtesy of the artist.