Anders Smebye: Textile sculptor
Anders Smebye (b. 1975) crafts using various media, with a special focus on text, textile and sculpture. His work involves satire, digressions and misreadings, to comment on cultural decay and decadence. Oddities and deities are scrutinised, often ending up as dysfunctional representations with a discharged symbolism. Smebye studied at Chelsea College of Art, London, UdK in Berlin and the Royal Academy of Arts in Oslo. Recent solo exhibitions include I´m Not Here at SINNE in Helsinki, Finland, Dor er Dor at Gallery D.O.R. in Brussels, Belgium and Vinland at Galeria Valenzuela Klenner in Bogotá, Colombia. He was the founder and director of Bastard in Oslo (2005-10), and has worked extensively as curator, writer, lecturer and teacher. Smebye was involved in the collective The Parallel Action from 2009-11, and is currently working on a publication, Flick-flack through the Flick, for NoInput Books, NY. He lives and works between Berlin and Oslo.