Text written by Brasilian curator Daniela Castro for Kunstkritikk.no during her residency at Hordaland Kunstsenter in Bergen, published 25.06.10, featuring two of my paper sculptures from the 'Mitosis'-series.
Ellen Ringstad. Micromutant I. 2007. Paper, acrylic.
Ellen Ringstad. Micromutant II. 2007. Paper, acrylic.
'Daniela Castro is a writer and curator based in São Paulo. A graduate in Art History from University of Toronto (2003/Canada). She is currently co-curating the 3rd Aichi Triennial (Japan), has co-curated with Jochen Volz The Spiral and the Square: exercises on translatability at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, which interchanged and travelled to Trondheim and Kristiansand, both in Norway (2011-12). Curated A Radically Condensed History of Post-Industrial Life LADO A/LADO B, an exhibition in LP format for the “Impossible Show” at El Spacio, Madrid, Spain (2010-11) and the TEMPORARY GALLERY in Köln, Germany (ongoing). Curated Lights Out, the inaugural exhibition at the Museum of Image and Sound – MIS (2008/São Paulo). Conceived and curated the Recombining Territories, an itinerant and interchanging exhibition that’s travelled seven capitals of Brazil (2006-2010). She’s been publishing widely in national and international art publications, and taught workshops on art writing and curatorial practices throughout Brazil. Published her first book, co-authored with Fabio Morais, titled ARTE E MUNDO APÓS A CRISE DAS UTOPIAS, assim mesmo, em CAIXA ALTA e sem notas de roda-pé (Florianópolis: Par(ent)esis Art Book Publisher, 2010).'(- http://capacete.org/?p=1388)