HYBRID / BKN
764 53 Björkö
In the northern archipelago of Stockholm one finds the island Björkö, where artists and the local community initiated BKN studio spaces in 2020. Originally set out as a project to create studio space, it soon also came to include a residence program, artist presentations, art education, screenings and exhibitions. The exhibition program at BKN goes by the name HYBRID. It is a transformative, dynamic space for art engaging with aspects of life and nature, towards an experience beyond violences such as algorithms, egoism, deforestation, narrowmindedness, repression. From its core HYBRID extends to using segments of the larger studio spaces, the yard and at times other specific sites indoors and outdoors on or off the island. We have initiated a collaboration with Skövde Art Museum and Norrtälje Konsthall around an exhibition for one of our resident artists. For 2022 we are also working on the exhibitions ”Out of Rock” and ”The Sea That Surrounds Us” in addition to catering to the local studio walk. At Supermarket we present works produced during AiR BKN as well as international artists selected for the directed residency ”Nature Nurture”, a full stipend based program with support from IASPIS. We are keen on expanding our network both with artist and institutions. HYBRID and BKN are concepts by the artist run non profit organization Björkö Konstnod.
HYBRID is the exhibition program at BKN/Björkö Konstnod. It is a transformative, dynamic space for art that engages with life and nature; a space for developing concepts of community and poetic investigations. HYBRID seeks to explore and interpret possibilities beyond the violence of algorithms, egoism, deforestation, water preservation, life/living in costal setting, narrowmindedness and repression. From its core HYBRID extends to sites indoors and outdoors on or off the island. Keywords: asymmetry, entanglement, beyond violence, not-knowing, desire, nature, responsibility, deep listening, close seeing. The initiative is is artist run, with great support from people at Björkö. Our permanent space is located in two 100 year old buildings, formerly used for education. Today we have wood workshop, darkrooms for photography, screening/presentation room, loom etc in addition to 7 studio spaces. We are located in the northern archipelago of Stockholm, Sweden on the island Björkö. Artists and the local community initiated BKN studio spaces in 2020. Originally set out as a project to convert the former school into studios, it soon came to include a residence program, artist presentations, art education, screenings and exhibitions.