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Galerie Caroline O’Breen : Young Talent : Hagar Schuringa


Galerie Caroline O’Breen is presenting a Young Talent exhibition (on view from May 5 – May 27, Amsterdam) showing works by the artists Hagar Schuringa, Eliza Bordeaux, and Naomi Moonlion. The exhibition features such experimental techniques as anthotype (Eliza Bordeaux), silkscreen in combination with riso printing (Hagar Schuringa), and a variety of photography-based art like quilt and sculpture (Naomi Moonlion). Nous vous présentons aujourd’hui le travail de Hagar Schuringa.

Hagar Schuringa (NL, 1996) is a visual artist based in Amsterdam. In her work, the artist explores the ever-changing landscape and how we, as individuals, relate to it. For her, a starting point for making work is often questions about the physical space, without unambiguous answers. Starting from reality, Hagar reacts associatively to image and material. In this way, her work constantly reapproaches the environment.

Her latest project Pink Noise is based on 10 vintage photographs of Chamonix Mont-Blanc from the 50s, collectively depicting the agility of the alpine landscape. The title references the naturally occurring frequencies in sound, such as the sound of waterfalls or the tide of the sea, emphasizing the interconnectedness of the environment. In the 70 years that have passed since the original photos were for sale as souvenirs, the alpine region has changed dramatically as a result of tourism and climate change. The slumbering movement of the mountain chain becomes visible in the layers in which Schuringa builds up her images. The artist uses a variety of techniques to deconstruct photographs, such as blowing up small fragments or cutting out parts of the landscape, to highlight the dynamic nature of the environment. Schuringa’s work invites to contemplate a human relationship with the environment and our role in shaping its future. Pink Noise was self-published as an artist book in 2023.

Hagar Schuringa received her BA in Image and Language at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Next to that, she also studied Drawing and Printmaking at LUCA School of Arts in Gent and Fine Arts at AKV Sint-Joost in Den Bosch. Since then, her work was exhibited at a.o. Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the SBK Kunstuitleen, Arti et Amicitiae, Factor IJ, Kunstpodium T. Her solo exhibition, Vuilstad, was showcased at FLOOR projectspace HVA in Amsterdam in 2021. Schuringa’s work has also been included in exhibitions in international settings, such as the group project 53 seconds and 5 years later in Kathmandu, Nepal, and her residencies at AIR KH Messen in Norway and at Frans Masereel Center in Belgium. The work of Hagar Schuringa was included in the collection of the Frans Masereel Center.


Young Talent : Hagar Schuringa – Eliza Bordeaux – Naomi Moonlion
5 – 27 May 2023
Galerie Caroline O’Breen
Hazenstraat 54
1016 SR Amsterdam
+31(06) 471 044 84

Wed – Fri 12-18 hrs, Sat 13-18 hrs and by appointment

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