Nils Bech with Bendik Giske

Image of Nils Bech and Bendik Giske courtesy of Geir Haraldseth.

Nils Bech with Bendik Giske

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Based on his upcoming album, Nils Bech creates rituals as tools, allowing him to reenact emotional circumstances from his life through voice, movement, music and text. Curated by Hanne Mugaas. 

Nils Bech has performed at a long list of exhibitions of contemporary art, among them ILLUMInations at the 54th Venice Biennial, Venice; ICA, London; the Frieze Foundation, London; Performa 09, New York; Greene Naftali Gallery, New York; Gavin Brown Gallery, New York; The Dark Fair at the Swiss Institute, New York; New Jerseyy, Basel; and Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm - turning these occasions into his medium. In recent years, Bech has performed at all the main venues and music festivals in his native Norway. In addition, he has worked closely with the artist Ida Ekblad, Swedish fashion house Acne, and Swiss artist Tobias Madison, among others.

Bendik Giske has become a renowned voice at the Norwegian music and art scene. He holds a Masters degree in Jazz saxophone and a curiosity and passion for contemporary and pop music, and he has successfully collaborated with many of today's most prominent artists, including Pat Metheny and Arve Henriksen. On top of touring in more than 15 countries and performing on five studio albums, Giske has performed at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Opera House in Damascus, The Great Escape in Brighton, and the Ultima Festival for Contemporary Music and Øya Festivalen in Oslo, and other venues.

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Presented by Art Since the Summer of ‘69. Supported by Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York.