Casper Aguila selected exhibitions
Solo exhibition Together as One Alice Folker Gallery, Copenhagen Photofestival June 2019
Naked sculptural bodies unfold in private and domestic surroundings.
In Casper Aguila’s photo series “Together as One” we follow a couple, a woman and a man, who collaborate on the domestic tasks and explore each other in an interplay of everyday-like situations.
In a combination of self-portrait and playful stories, the series portrays what the couple does at home. A depiction that transcends the normative gender borders in favor of a common, equal ground for cooperation and cohabitation.
Together we are stronger, together we must eradicate old habits and help each other towards the common goal that liberates us from restricting gender roles.
Aguila uses himself as a nude model; a reference to equality between women and men, where he breaks down the traditional role of the photographer. The body’s natural form is shown without censorship and regardless of fashion, ideals and norms.
We are together in this, we are together on this photo series, we are together as one.
The series consists of black and white photos, shot in low light conditions, with an old Pentax camera, flash, and high ISO.
All works are framed, and the unique works are painted with black lines, which frame the scenes from the couple’s everyday life.
Frederik Næblerød and Casper Aguila' duo exhibition Protection from Bad Weather
Politikens Forhal from November 25 2019 - January 25 2020.
Næblerød's and Aguila's artistic practices - both individually and together - are driven by an immediate desire and an unreserved urge to create and express themselves. Drawing, ceramics and painting blend with photography, collages and installations on a large scale. The motifs revolve around topics related to taboos, euphoria and loss of control and contain an unspoken quest for anchor points in a constantly changing world.
Protection from Bad Weather contains a series of new works by Frederik Næblerød and Casper Aguila and a large installation of residual materials created for the space of Politikens Forhal. In here we are on a curious discovery and in here we seek protection from the weather - and the world outside.
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Duo Exhibition 'OFF-GRID' Alice Folker Gallery January - March 2019
Casper Aguila & Frederik Næblerød were nominated for the art critic award AICA in the spring 18’ for their project ”Korshage” (2015-17). The artists have made a film about the project which we will show during the exhibition alongside their works made of found objects. The duo was awarded DKK 50,000 by The Danish Arts Foundation for their exhibition OFF GRID at Alice Folker Gallery.
''The house near Korshage in Odsherred’s natural areas was situated so close to the coast that you had to go around it, if one was walking at the beach. When the autumn storm three years ago rushed through and made it uninhabitable, the artists took over. During three years, they changed the architecture, worked from the location and exhibited their own and also other’s works. Materials were recycled and new ones arrived. The floor slanted, but was freshly painted. Mirrors and foil were placed outside to catch the ocean and the sun.
A film from the project has been exhibited at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, which also tells the story that the house was originally inhabited by the poet Kai Hoffmann, who was a part of the group of artists who moved from the city to work freely from Odsherred and to be affected by the tranquility of the place. Aguila and Næblerød's project was an art storm, in the tradition of art squat, which most often takes place in cities where artists make pop-up exhibitions or work for a long time from abandoned industrial buildings.
The artists in Korshage were never officially allowed to use the house – in that way they were squatting, but in a generous way, because they took what no one else could use and made it into something that everyone was welcome to visit for as long as it lasted. Every year, the sea has flushed through and taken pieces of the house, which was finally removed at the end of 2017. The artists have raised a large white cross and have placed a bench from which one can sit and look at the sea. Natural stones from the beach is stacked in structures, and in the spirit of the project, passers-by build on the structures.
It is a project that will not die and deserves recognition to insist that art, generously and sustainably, can take place in unexpected places'. (Our translation, original Danish text by Line Rosenvinge)
During the summer and fall 2018 Casper Aguila & Frederik Næblerød have carefully restored an old and abandoned farm on the countryside north of Denmark. They have removed loads of garbage and decay and by using materials from the recycling station they have painted the farm inside and outside. During the process they have created sculptures, paintings, photos and installations on the farm. Some of the works made on the farm will also be included in the exhibition in the gallery.