Camilla Steinum (click here for full biography/CV) was born 1986 in Oslo. She lives and works in Berlin. Steinum predominantly works with textiles, ready-made objects and metal frameworks, while focussing on the qualities and characteristics of materials and objects as such. When carefully arranged and manipulated, these materials create a juxtaposition that highlight their ‘material contrasts’ (dirty/clean, organic/structured, soft/hard). These analogues can also refer to ‘human’ features, such as manners and other traits connected to social conventions. Many of the objects used by the artist are existing items that form part of our daily routine. These non-descriptive items and ‘voiceless’ things are pulled away from their traditional uses and reimagined into sculptural assemblages.

Camilla Steinum graduated with a BA (in Visual Art Textiles, 2009) and an MFA (2012) from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. In 2015 she visited The Mountain School of Arts, California. Her recent solo exhibitions include Dubious Desire for Cleanliness at Rod Barton (London, 2015) and Symbols of Existential Dirt at One Night Only (Olso, 2014). She has been an artist in residence at MeetFactory (Prague 2017, CZ) and Do It With Others (Tilburg, NL). In Fabruary 2017 Camilla Steinum opened her first solo show at Soy Capitán.

Press
Review, in FRIEZE, 4/2017, by Chloe Stead.
Critics‘ Picks, in ARTFORUM, 3/2017, by Mitch Speed.
Review, in KubaParis, 3/2017, by Hanna Fiegenbaum.
Interview, in AQNB, 2/2017, by Inger Wold Lund.
Online feature, in Art Viewer, 2/2017.