17.12.2017, 5 pm
The festival of human rights documentary films “Watch Docs Belarus” screens Karakia - The Resetting Ceremony (2015) video. In collaboration with Av-Arkki.
12.11.2017, 5 pm
I am part of a group of seven female artists of whom each created a video for new songs by poet Mette Moestrup & composer/musician Miriam Karpantschof's SHE'S A SHOW project! Looking forward to the launch at Teatret Ved Sorte Hest in Copenhagen.
Ruskeat Tytöt, the first media in Finland (since 2017) by and for people of color produced and published a short video portrait about my art practice. It is part of their series Artist at Work realized by photographer Uwa Iduozee and journalist Monica Gathuon. You can watch the short video here.
Arts Forum, the public program of the School of Creative Arts in Hobart invited me to give a artist talk as part of our participation to the Tasmanian Readers & Writers Festival.
Our new video PRESENT Remedies Tasmania made by Petri Saarikko during August premieres at the Tasmanian Readers & Writers Festival in Glenorchy. Curated by Jonathan Kimberley, GASP Glenorchy Art & Sculpture Park, Tasmania, AU
Press text: In 2017, artists Sasha Huber (Switzerland/Haiti) & Petri Saarikko (Finland) brought their international project Remedies to GASP Tasmania. The City of Glenorchy is the fastest growing culturally diverse precinct in the northern suburbs of Greater Hobart. PRESENT Remedies Tasmania celebrates the power of oral storytelling. Working in collaboration with our culturally diverse communities, sharing local-international Tasmanian stories and remedies for health, for culture, or for the world, this powerful film project was a huge team effort. Project participant Arnold Zable described the film simply as ‘collective wisdom.’ The project was presented in two stages at Glenorchy LINC and GASP on 15 & 16 September 2017. Both events screened the film outdoors, projected onto large walls at full cinema scale. A diversity of cultural performances, discussion and food welcomed the audience and brought the process of collaborating with over 50 participants and many organisations alive. The film is a unique and powerful evocation of the many disarmingly honest stories of journey, migration, survival and celebration. GASP is planning future screenings of the film and the full film will be available to purchase as a limited edition artwork. Please stay tuned and join our mailing list for further details.
16.9.2017–25.2.2018, MOLAA - Museum of Latin American Art, LA
I'm very pleased to take part in the MOLAA’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago curated by Tatiana Flores. It is a major survey exhibition of twenty-first century art of the Caribbean that employs the archipelago as an analytical framework. The exhibition is divided into four thematic sections: Conceptual Mappings, Perpetual Horizons, Landscape Ecologies and Representational Acts and features over 80 artists with roots in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Curaçao, Aruba, St. Maarten, St. Martin, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Trinidad, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Barbados, and St. Vincent whose works have informed and shaped those themes.The exhibition includes painting, installation art, sculpture, photography, video, and performance. My work Shooting Back - Christopher Columbus (2004) is part of the Representational Acts section.
6.-8.7.2017, University of Tampere, FI
I take part in the 6th Afroeuropean Conference 2017 together with artist Jeannette Ehlers, writer and curator Adelaide Bannerman and curator and art historian Dr. Temitope Odumosu. Our session title is: AFROPEAN FIRSTS - BLACKNESS IN CULTURAL HERITAGE AND VISUAL ARTS IN EUROPE.
12.6.2017, Third Text Journal, online
Dr. Janice Cheddie wrote a thorough article for the Third Text Journal about my Rentyhorn project titled: Sasha Huber's Rentyhorn - Challenging Political Race-less-ness in Switzerland. The full article can be accessed online here.
24.5.2017, 18:00h, Kalmar Konstmuseum
Premiere of Stripped Down to the Bones performance within the Deep Memory exhibition curated by Joanna Sandell and Breeze Yoko.
This project with ten participants was produced during the new artist residency Bodycake initiated by Kalmar Konstmuseum and Kalmar commune.
28.4.–28.7.2017, Changjiiang Museum of Contemporary Art, CN
I take part in the 2nd Changjiang International Photography and Video Biennale 2017 curated by Olabisi Silva, Cui Cancan and Wang Qingsong.
My video work KARAKIA - The Resetting Ceremony (2015) and the photography series Agassiz: The Mixed Traces Series. Somatological Triptych of Sasha Huber (2010-2017) were under the 20 nominated artists to receive the Biennale's best artist award.
Editor Inka Juslin interviewed me for her Firstindigo&lifestyle – A Journal of 21 century art, design, performance and environment.
Opening of the group exhibition DNA of Waters at Newhouse Centre for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbour, Staten Island, US. Curated by Sasha Dees.
Haitian premiere of Perejil at Le Centre D'Art, Port-au-Prince.
SHARP artist-residency as part of upcoming group exhibition DNA of Waters at Newhouse Centre for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbour, Staten Island, US. Curated by Sasha Dees.
Artist talk and presentation of new projects that we developed during the residency at Axenèo7 together with Petri Saarikko.
Videograph and La Maison D'Haiti Montreal invited us to screen our films related to Haïti during our artist residency at Axenèo7 in Gatineau, QC. Selected films are HaÏti Chérie (2010), I Love JaNY (2010), Remède Remeides (2016) and Perejil (2017) followed by a Q&A. The program is moderated by curator Dominique Fontaine.
Article about my work in NyTid magazine from Finland. Written by Sara Rönnqvist.
26.-29.1.2017, Skábmagovat Film Festival, Inari, Finland
Karakia - The Resetting Ceremony (2015) screens on 27.1. at 20.30h at the Revontuliteatteri as part of the Indigenous Peoples In The Night film program during the Skábmagovat Film Festival! This year the festival will spotlight Maori films from Aotearoa (New Zealand), with the Maori singer and filmmaker Moana Maniapoto attending.
25.1.–25.2.2017, Axenéo7, Gatineau, QC, CA
Opening of Remède & Perjil exhibition at AXENÉO7 gallery together with Petri Saarikki.
23.1.2017, 18:00h, Andorra, Helsinki
Karakia - The Resetting Ceremony (2015) was selected to screen at the DocPoint Festival in Helsinki, Finland. Curated by Av-Arkki.
The Nordic Delights group exhibition tour continues to it's third destination in Copenhagen at the Fotografisk Center.
With Petri Saarikko I will be attending the artist residency AXENÉO7 in Gatineau, Quebec, CA. It was made possible by the Artists Association of Finland (AAF) who starts the collaboration with AXENÉO7 with us.
Artist talk at the Art Now -Course at the Aalto Universities School of Arts, Design and Architecture.