Martina Hoogland Ivanow Swedish, b. 1973
Martina Hoogland Ivanow is a visual artist based in Stockholm, Sweden working with a distinct dark and poetic visual language. After many years working mainly with photography and filmmaking she has recently started to include more sculptural elements through multi-channel or directed sound, animation and various forms of light montage. An interest in what is complex and contradictory in the contemporary runs like a common thread through her work in which the process becomes an investigation into our often dualistic nature and how the self relates to the outside world. New works are usually inspired by the “elephant in the room”, the behavioural patterns that she perceives to dominate, such as; different processing around climate change, social and spatial impact through new technology. The structure is non-linear associative where documentation where much of the process is based on removing or altering information through the extremity and limitation of the specific technique. Her ongoing project and most recent work Second Nature, Signal-Absence Teaching Drum, Original-Play and the sound work Outer Spectral Image all examines the irrational and often contradictory in human behaviour in relation to nature.
Hoogland Ivanow has shown work at the Moderna Museet and Kulturhuset in Stockholm, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, The Hermes Foundation, New York and Rotterdam International Filmfestival among others.
She has published 4 books Far too Close, 2010, SteidlMack, Speedway, 2013, Livraison books, Satellite + Circular wait + Second Nature, 2016, Livraison books with Art and Theory publishing. Her most recent book Early Reading, 2018, Art and Theory publishing, consists of non-linear documentation of social structures and their different approaches to trust and fear.