I on a Lion in Zion
Graduating from the Stockholm University in 1987 with a B A in Literature and Linguistics, Karl Holmqvist first turned to video as a way of combining his interests in language experimentation, text and live performance. The act of reading has been central to Karl Holmqvist's artistic practice, both as a 'live' element creating atmosphere and situations of exchange in the moment and as the basis of extensively undertaken research projects involving various forms of human communication, language in all its aspects and the state of things in the world today.
His most recent one-person exhibitions include; Wie Delphine, Delphine es tun… at Galerie Meerrettich in Berlin (2006), MAYDAY at the C M U Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2002) and Karl Holmqvist at Bildmuseet in Umeâ (1999). Holmqvists artist's practice includes numerous collaborations: 'Black Mountain College' with Loris Gréaud (on-going), 'I Will Survive' with Elke Krystufek, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Ghent 2005, with Uglycute and Rirkrit Tiravanija at The Land in Thailand (on-going) and at Utopia Station, Venice Biennale (2003) and Haus der Kunst, Munich (2004). Artist's books include; 21 POEMS (1997), The K. Protocol (2003), Den Bästa Dikten i Skärholmen (2004), I'M WITH YOU IN ROCKLAND (2004) and I ON A LION IN ZION (2005).