Andreas Knag-Danielsen (b. 1983, Bergen, Norway) received his BA in Visual Communication at Bergen Academy of Art and Design (NO) and his MFA at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts (SE).
Andreas Knag-Danielsen works with different medias with a focus on performance, digital media and sculpture. His work deals with how the human body relates to technology. His practice is driven by an exploration of systems and patterns, converting digital technology into the physical world. His work-process frequently involves long-durational or repeated actions, which mirror our repetitive and sustained use of modern electronic accessories such as smart phones, tablets and computers. The resulting works are often anthropological reflections about identity, representation and abstraction, and the limitations of the human body. Andreas’s approach is often performative and executed by a rule-based starting point which he then strictly adheres to. Andreas Knag-Danielsen wants to raise existential and philosophical questions related to the human body and its restraints, the balance between chaos and control and the convergence of the digital world and the physical world.
Andreas Knag-Danielsen’s selected exhibitions include; Ekko - Festival for electronic music & art (Bergen, Norway), Høstustillingen 2011 (Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway), Konstnärshuset (Stockholm, Sweden), Galleri Maskinen (Umeå, Sweden), ReVision Arts Collective Exhibition 2011 (New York, USA), Bildmuseet (Umeå, Sweden), Malmö Konsthall (Malmö, Sweden), Verdens Ende Kunstforening (Tjøme, Norway), SIM gallery (Reykjavik, Iceland) and he has performed at Galleri Verkligheten (Umeå, Sweden), Galleri 2 (Lofoten, Norway) and at Performance Art Bergen 2013 (Bergen, Norway). He also collaborates with Arngrímur Borgþórsson as the artist duo Knaggi. (more info: www.knaggi.com). Apart of the artist-run gallery Galleri CC in Malmö, Sweden (www.cirkulationscentralen.com / @galleri_cc)