Artist (born in Denmark, 1966). In her practice Skou engages with post-capitalist politics and capitalist globalisation, working on the basis of theories by e.g. J.K. Gibson-Graham, who focuses on feminist critique of the political economy. Her work can be regarded as an ongoing study of various connections between several factors: a practical rethinking of economic structures; the production and dissemination of materials and ideas about current political, economic, and social debates; and forms of resistance and collective experiences. Skou is a graduate from the Whitney Museum of American Art – Independent Study Program (2002-2003) and the Funen Art Academy (1998-2004). She also holds a BA (Art History) from Aarhus University. She is currently featured in the traveling exhibition It’s the political economy, stupid, curated by Gregory Sholette and Oliver Ressler, having contributed the video work Krystallernes Hævn [Revenge of the Crystals] (2012).
Artist and writer working social and environmental ecology. Her work has been shown at the Smart Museum (Chicago), the Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago), Charlottenborg (Copenhagen), Roskilde Museum for Contemporary Art, and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville), among other locations. Fortune often works collaboratively. She blogs regularly on art, ecology, and the creation of place at www.mythologicalquarter.net. Her writing is also published with make/shift:feminisms in motion and AREA:Chicago (Art, Research, Education, Activism). Her new book An Edge Effect: Art and Ecology in the Nordic Landscape is currently available from www.halfletterpress.com.
Born 1982. Curator, critics and writer. BA English Litterature and MA in History of Art, University of Aarhus, DK. Guest lecturer at the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen DK. ClaudineZia has written a number of texts on the conditions of labour within the art scene a – amongst others “Kunstens lønvilkår” (published at: idoart.dk). Curated “Diversity Works: Notes on Body Politics & Space Invaders”, with Flux Factory, NYC
Trade Test Site is part of The Community Economies Research Network (CERN), an international network of researchers who are interested in ways of enacting new visions of economy.