Jessica Arsenau

Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr

Silent University


Jessica Arseneau explores the way social phenomena, technological progress and temporal structure shape human subjectivity and the collective body. She works with video, performance, print, and text to create environments that allude to a poetic space between consciousness and the unconscious. Her current work focuses on the phenomena of sleep and insomnia in a 24/7 world.

Her solo exhibitions include The Screen Under My Eyelids at Helmut, Nothing but a Constant Glow at Spinnerei Archiv Massiv (2020, Leipzig) and Lost Idyll at Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben cohen (2016, Moncton). She exhibited at Galerie Sans Nom (Moncton), Darling Foundry (Montreal), Eastern Bloc (Montreal), BronxArtSpace (New York), Agora Collective (Berlin), Traverse Vidéo (Toulouse), Friche la Belle de Mai (Marseille) and Westpol A.I.R. Space (Leipzig).

Born 1988 in Canada, she holds a Bachelor of visual Arts at Université de Moncton and a Diploma of Media Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, both with distinction.

Jessica Arsenau, Copyright Roland Baege

Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr is the residency programme of Urbane Künste Ruhr in cooperation with changing institutional partners from the Ruhr region. In 2020/2021 Urbane Künste Ruhr is cooperating with Ringlokschuppen Ruhr the Künstlerhaus Dortmund on behalf of KunstVereineRuhr. Urbane Künste Ruhr is part of Kultur Ruhr GmbH, based in Bochum, whose shareholders and public sponsors are the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and Regionalverband Ruhr.

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