Ida Ekblad’s exhibition at Kunsthalle Zurich is the artist’s biggest exhibition to date. It presents art’s capacity to connect worlds apart. Ida Ekblad is a painter, sculptor and printmaker living in Oslo, Norway.
In her practice she improves public space, creates set designs for theaters, designs shirts, blankets, and even carpets. Using the world as a query, she eventually gets into battles about copyright laws. Her sources of inspiration include folk art, scrapyards, gallery art, Samuel Beckett, nature, Gena Rowlands, craft and senses, film, and so on. Every day life is central as it is both a grace and a threat, uplifting, funny, and a disaster.