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Michael Stumpf

'The Sleepover'

Viborg Kunsthall

5 September - 19 September 2016

The Common Guild has been invited to collaborate with Viborg Kunsthall as part of Aarhus City of Culture 2017.

The Common Guild has in turn invited the Glasgow-based artist Michael Stumpf to travel to Jutland in September 2016 for a two-week residency in Viborg where he will develop new work in preparation for an exhibition at Viborg Kunsthall in November 2017.

Stumpf has a diverse practice that includes sculpture, installation and public art. During the residency he will collaborate with Kitty Anderson, Curator at The Common Guild, to discuss their shared interests in the role of the object. Conversations so far have included the relationship between craft and technology, the physical and the digital, magic and mysticism.

Michael Stumpf (born in Mannheim, Germany) studied Sculpture at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe (1996-2001) and received an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art (2004). Michael was a co-founder and curator of the independent exhibition space Kaiserpassage 21a in Karlsruhe. He served as a committee member of Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, co-founded and runs (with Lutz Fezer and Skafte Kuhn) the ongoing exhibition project the tower and is a member of Poster Club.

He has been Artist in Residence at The Banff Centre, Canada; the Scottish Sculpture Workshop; Covepark, Scotland and the Alte Feuerwache, Mannheim, Germany.

Selected exhibitions include: Art Across The City, Amphitheatre Swansea, This Song Belongs To Those Who Sing It, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art; In other Words, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland; Poster Club, Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Neue Alchemie, Landesmuseum, M√ľnster; Die Show im Oktober, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; Fearful Objects, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago; Samsa, Berlin; EAST international, Norwich; Like it Matters, CCA, Glasgow.