Charles Sandison
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29.4. - 18.5.2017 | G12 Kuopio


Originally from the far North of Scotland where he grew up a ‘child of the 8 bit computer revolution’, Sandison studied Fine Art Photography at the Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 1993. After moving to Finland almost 20 years ago he has worked mainly with computer generated video projections that combine language, form, architecture, and movement. He places the viewer at the centre of a changing universe of words, signs, and characters. The importance of location in his work has led to projections in the Paris Catacombs, and the Forum Romano. His installations have been represented in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the USA. Notably in the Venice Biennale (2001) Sandison exhibited his acclaimed work; ‘Living Rooms’ which brought him to international attention. His work is present in major public collections, including Reina Sofia, Madrid, Kiasma, Helsinki, and Bonn Art Museum. From 2003 he was a visiting professor at Le Fresnoy, Lille and has lectured at the Sorbonne Paris. He was awarded the Ars Fennica award in 2010 for the installation Language as a mirror of the world. Sandison belongs to the generation of artists such as Roni Horn, Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Olafur Eliasson, who have drawn on the experience of Post-Minimalist Sculpture and Conceptual art to create a critical but as well subtle visual language.

-Pavel Buchler

Charles Sandison (born UK 1969) lives and works in Tampere, Finland.

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