Mari Bastashevski (DEN/SUI/RUS) is an artist, writer and researcher. Her work – usually a result of extensive online and field investigations – melts data with photographs and texts and explores the role state and corporate secrecy plays in wielding and sustaining power. For e.g. projects on international conflict commerce, that is, the relationship between the state and corporations that fuels and sustains communities in crisis throughout the world. Iaspis Artist in Residence in Stockholm 2 August–29 November 2017.
Iaspis is the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's international programme for Visual and Applied Artists; in the fields of visual art, architecture, design, fashion and crafts. The premises of the Iaspis residency programme in Stockholm is centrally located at Maria skolgata 83 on the, urban island of Södermalm in Stockholm, and comprises offices, studios, project room and a unique archive of artists who are currently working in Sweden.
Produced by iaspis
Interview by Annika Enqvist
Photography and editing by Alvaro Campo