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Aniara Omann: Equanipolis

Aniara Omann

Image: Lucy, 2019. Aniara Omann, Equanipolis. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist, 2019. Photo by Jules Lister.

Our collective hope for what the future might look like is heavily shaped by both our past and present. Danish artist Aniara Omann considers just this in Equanipolis; a new exhibition of work at Humber Street Gallery.   

The two-floor exhibition uses sculpture, textiles and animatronics to explore what the future of humanity might look like. Investigating how our vision of the future is influenced by our experiences with science-fiction film and TV, as well as modern day social and environmental issues.  

Omann’s futuristic sculptures use traditional special effects techniques such as siliconebased casting, as well as newer bio-conscious materials that mimic human skin.  

Inspired by traditional prop-making, vintage fashion and popular sci-fi, Equanipolis invites you to step into an alternate reality and reconsider the past, present and future.


This is Tomorrow
“In ‘Equanipolis’, Aniara Omann has created two distinct yet coherent spaces. The Glasgow-based artist uses sculpture, textiles and animatronics to–in the tradition of science fiction–imagine the forms which might populate a version of our future where, according to the gallery’s information, “the boundary between symbol and material is blurred”.”
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Aniara Omann’s exhibition Equanipolis is generously supported by Sea Grown, Scarborough.

The Artist

Aniara Omann (b. 1987, Denmark) lives and works in Glasgow, UK. Graduated from Glasgow School of Art, MFA and Funen Art Academy, Odense, Denmark. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include: iwillmedievalfutureyou1, Art Sonje Center, KR (Upcoming); Bonding in Whispers, c-o-m-p-o-s-i-t-e, BE; The Chasm – Franz-Josef-Kai 3/17, AT; (s), Carlsberg byens Galleri, DK; Iwillmedievalfutureyou6, Kunsthal Aarhus, DK; Cross-feed, Market Gallery, Transformationer, Kunsthal Ulys; Final Incarnation, VoidoidARCHIVE; In Drógum, Akureyri Art Museum; Aniara Omann / Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys, Celine Gallery, UK; Brad Pitt, Intermedia Gallery, CCA, UK.  

Other recent projects and events include: The Occult Turn, Screening, Glasgow University, UK; Like a Rolling Stone, performance at Artists Moving Image Festival, Tramway; Hybrid, performance event at Gallery Celine. Recent text pieces in publications: Desiring solid things; Words of Unknown Origin; Uncle Chop Chop and Gnommero. 

Related Events

Artist Talk:Aniara Omann
3 October, 6-7pm
FREE, booking required

Exhibition Preview
12 October, 1-3pm
FREE, no booking required

In Conversation: Aniara Omann and John Heffernan
12 October, 2-3pm
FREE, booking required

Beyond Human: Mutant Cinema – Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
24 October, 6.30pm
£6, booking required

Discussion Forum: ‘The Posthuman’
7 November, 6-8pm
FREE, booking required

Harlan Whittingham: Collectionneur (2019) & Collector (2019)
21 November, 6-8pm
£4, booking required

Beyond Human: Synthetic Cinema – Her (2013)
28 November, 6.30pm
£6, booking required