Galleri Maskinen is an artist-run, non-profit gallery without any fixed exhibition space, based in Umeå, Sweden. Our ambition is to offer an non-traditional platform that would not necessarily work inside the white cube. By creating an active meeting place for interdisciplinary artists through cooperation with international and local artists we aim to provide an alternative to the more established institutions. The end goal is to give a place to lesser exposed trends in the contemporary art scene. Established, as well as unestablished artists are represented at Galleri Maskinen.
At Supermarket 2014 Galleri Maskinen presents Marte Edvarda Tidslevold.
“The work of Marte Edvarda Tidslevold deals with topics concerning how we relate to other people, our physical relations and the discomfort that can occur when the limits of our personal space are crossed. Her works also often require participation from the audience.”
Through exhibitions and art events we want to contribute to Umeå's art scene and promote contemporary art in all its forms. Galleri Maskinen is run by a group of young artists at the beginning of their career, all with a background in Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. We started in 2009 and arranged, in the beginning, exhibitions and events at different locations in Umeå. Maskinen displays contemporary art with a high level of ambition from Sweden and abroad. Both established and non-established artists fit in our gallery. Maskinen is an artist run non-commercial gallery and operated in the form of a non-profit organization. We who are running Maskinen are all artists who simply think Umeå lacks something and insist on doing something about it.