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July 30, 2016, 1 pm –6 pm


Opening: Bie biennal curated by Lars Hermansson and Marie Norin, Bie, Sweden 30/7 – 11/9 2016


For Bie biennal 2016 Åsa Elzén presents Memory of an Event (Minnet av en händelse), a site specific work that creates a link between The Women Citizen’s School at Fogelstad (Kvinnliga Medborgarskolan vid Fogelstad) (1925–1954) and Bie Bath (Augustenbad/Bie Badanstalt) (1843–1940). The project consists of two parts situated at three different places; an intervention on the remains of the foundation of the so called Water Factory (Vattenfabriken) in the Bie Bath park, and an audio installation in two parts, presented in the barn in Bie (the main exhibition space of the biennal) and at Fogelstad Estate (where the Women Citizen’s School was located earlier) approx 10 km north of Bie.


Participating artists: Dave Allen, Åsa Elzén, Maria Hallberg, Mårten Medbo, Hanna Stahle, Markus Wetzel


The exhibition about The Women Citizen’s School at Fogelstad (Kvinnliga Medborgarskolan vid Fogelstad) is run by  Kulturföreningen Fogelstad, opening hours Saturday – Sunday, 1–4 pm until 11/9






September 27, 2016, 6 –8.30 pm


Opening: Feminism is Politics!, curated by Olga Kopenkina, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NYC 28/9 – 23/11 2016


YES! Association / Föreningen JA! in collaboration with Elizabeth Orr is showing the new work A space of Appearance


Participating artists: Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz; Bureau of Melodramatic Research; Melanie Cervantes; Regina José Galindo; Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya); Victoria Lomasko; Liza Morozova; Mujeres Públicas; Tanja Ostojić; YES! Association / Föreningen JA!; Anna Zvyagintseva


September 19, 2016, 4 pm


Inauguration: Hannah Arendt Memorial Smoking Porch, Hannah Arendt Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York


YES! Association / Föreningen JA! continues the many-fold project SMOKING AREA by putting up a brass plaque on the porch of the

Hannah Arendt Center building.

December 2, 2016, 5 –8 pm


Opening: A new job to unwork at, curated by Andrew Kachel and Clara López Menéndez, Artspace, New Haven CT, 2/12 2016 – 4/3 2017


YES! Association / Föreningen JA! is contributing with our new durational participatory action All that you touch You Change. All that you

Change Changes you


Participating artists include: Kristine Anthis, Anna Betbeze, Jesse Darling, Joao Enxuto & Erica Love, Park McArthur, Mierle Laderman Ukeles,

YES! Association / Föreningen JA! and Constantina Zavitsanos. 


February 25, 2017, 12.30 am – 7.45 pm


Symposium: A new job to unwork at, organized by Andrew Kachel and Clara López Menéndez, Artspace, New Haven CT


On Saturday, February 25, curators Andrew Kachel and Clara López Menéndez will host a day-long symposium at Artspace in conjunction with A new job to unwork at. A lineup of workshops, talks, and performances will involve artists featured in the exhibition, as well as other artists, writers, performers, and students whose practices explore the ways cultural production is enmeshed in a larger network of labor relations and social contexts. The symposium is free and open to the public.




May 21, 2017, 4– 7pm


Opening: The Work of Love, The Queer of Labor, curated by Olga Kopenkina and Yevgeniy Fiks, Franklin Street Works, Stamford CT 21/5– 27/8, 2017


YES! Association / Föreningen JA! is contributing with a.o. the new project A New Spelling of a Street – A tribute to Audre Lorde.

The aim of the project is to name / rename a street in South End, Stamford to Audre Lorde Street in honor of (with her own words)

”black lesbian feminist mother poet warrior“ Audre Lorde (1934-1992) who lived and worked in Stamford during the 1950s.


Participating artists: Angela Beallor, Hugo Gellert, Montague Glover, Noam Gonick, Hagra, William E. Jones, Erik Moskowitz+Amanda Trager, Jaanus Samma, and YES! Association / Föreningen JA!



June 28 , 2017, 7 pm


‘Opening: Performing Relationships, curated by Krisztina Hunya_Daniel Niggemann, KV Leipzig, Leipzig, DE, 29/6 2017 – 13/8 2017


YES! Association / Föreningen JA! is participating with a second version of  the durational participatory action All that you touch You Change.

All that you Change Changes you #2


Participating artists include: Johannes Bendzulla, Jennifer Bennett, Miklós Erhardt (Big Hope), Máté Fillér, Mutter/Genth, titre provisoire,

Anna Lena von Helldorff, YES! Association / Föreningen JA!, Heimo Zobernig.


June 30, 2018, 1 pm


Opening: Bie biennal/text curated by Lars Hermansson and Daphne Carlos, Bie, Sweden 30/6 – 15/7 2018


I am presenting a participatory site specific installation / action While I am trying to get to know Fredrika, I am always thinking of

you (Medan jag försöker bli bekant med Fredrika, tänker jag jämt på dig). The title is a quote from a letter written by Elin Wägner

to Klara Johanson 19/4 1948 (in Swedish).


Participating artists and writers: Dave Allen, Ebba Bohlin, Åsa Elzén, Jörgen Gassilewski, Camilla Hammarström, Johan Malmström,

Tina Nykvist, Cia Rinne,  Hanna Stahle, Johan Svensson, Pär Thörn, Markus Weiss, Markus Wetzel








April 27, 2018, 7 pm


Opening: To Become Two exhibition and book by Alex Martinis Roe, Archive Kabinett and Archive Books, Berlin 27/4 – 25/5 2018

co-commissioned by ar/ge kunst (Bolzano); Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, (Utrecht); If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution (Amsterdam) and The Showroom (London)


I am participating in the book and contributed to the workshop Our Future Network that is part of this project.


November 29, 2018


Symposium: The Voice and the Institution, organized and moderated by Lisa Rosendahl and Marthe Ramm Fortun, Academy of Fine Art Oslo


Malin Arnell and I will present some of YES! Association / Föreningen JA!s work during the event. Other participants: Maria Navarro Skaranger, Ahmad Umar, Lisa Vippola, Lars Brekke, Goro Tronsmo.

December 6 -7, 2018


Malin Arnell and I will participate in the start-up meeting within Local Art Projects, Gothenburg organized by Statens Konstråd / Public Art Agency Sweden and present our on-going collaboration Forest Calling – A Never-ending Contaminated Collaboration or Dancing is a Form of Forest Knowledge