Vicente Mollestad’s artistic practice develops within and around the West’s relationship to the non-Western.
Often through connecting phenomenas, ideas and references that were, in some way or another, lost or overlooked.  Througout the body of work there is a recurring interest in the problematics of the seemingly inseperable relationship between the personal and intimate to the political and historical.

Among recent projects is the making of an archive of lesser known european cannibal exploitation film, investigating and questioning cannibalism as anti-colonial strategy, and looking into the role of globale immigration and world politics in relation to the norwegian rap scene from the 80’s up until present time. 

Vicente is currently based in La Paz, Bolivia.

This website is under heavy construction,

  1. Hvitsten Salong 30.07.21
      Sleeping Outside the House

  2. Greenlight District 17.11.21
      The Cannibal Archive

  3. Spriten Kunsthall 2022
       The Current is Strong and Un-Western

Speaking In A Language You Are Already Fluent In (2018) is a performance utilising the red light traffic stops that’s usually inhabited by street performers to generate money. The performance itself consists of me punching/boxing a gas can holder for the duration of red light, as a way to insert a discourse/links of violence, the labour of the brown body natural resources and voabulary/language. 

Green Inferno: The Cannibal Archives, 2021. Skien public library.

Green Infernos (2017) was the result og going back to Bolivia for the first time in 20 years and my interest in the eurosentric perspective of the global south found in cannibal films, a sub-genre of Italian cinema/filmmaking. The exhibition consisted of an installation of paintings as well as a risoprinted publication containing a short story. Originally shown at Ellen de Bruijne, Amsterdam.

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