ARIEL – Feminisms in the Aesthetics (DK) & Gina Arizpe (MX) & Jen Liu (US)

ARIEL – Feminisms in The Aesthetics is a platform and interface for the development and dissemination of exhibitions of high artistic quality, centered on new ramifications of feminism in the aesthetic field. Through an innovative facilitation of artistic research, the project seeks to expand and nuance the framework of understanding of the field of feminism and to create a contact area where the topics can be accessed. The initiative is Nordic and internationally oriented with a long-term perspective on branching out into new collaborations, contexts and situations. ARIEL is initiated by Nina Wöhlk, and co- run and curated with Karen Vestergaard Andersen and located in Kvindernes Bygning.


Gina Arizpe (b. 1972, Mexico) lives and works in Mexico City and Monterrey. Arizpe’s oeuvre focuses on searching and questioning the physical and social limits the body is subjected to in contemporary societies. Her work explores peripheral social contexts from a socio-political perspective. For over 13 years (1997-2010), she was a part of the mexican group Marcelayinga. Her work has been shown in solo and group shows in Mexico, USA, South America and Europe.


Jen Liu is a visual artist based in New York and Vermont, working in video/animation, choreography, biomaterial, and painting to explore national identity, gendered economies, neoliberal industrial labor, and the re-motivating of archival artifacts. She is a 2019 recipient of the Creative Capital Award, 2018 LACMA Art + Technology Lab grant, and 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship in Film/Video. She has presented work at The Whitney Museum, MoMA, and The New Museum, New York; Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC; Royal Academy and ICA, London; Kunsthaus Zurich; Kunsthalle Wien; the Aspen Museum of Art; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; MUSAC, Leon; UCCA and A07 @ 798, Beijing; and the 2014 Shanghai Biennale and 2019 Singapore Biennale.