since 2004, Sweden
Goldin+Senneby define themselves as a ’collaborative framework exploring juridical, financial and spatial constructs.’ Since 2004, when Simon Goldin and Jakob Senneby started working as a duo, they have speculated around the layerings of contemporary economics, analyzing and employing different dimensions of financial markets. Their collaborative strategies have shaped a withdrawn approach wherein the artists are akin to puppeteers: their production mostly comprises choreographing the labour of others.
In their more recent body of work, known as Headless (2007 -), they approach the sphere of offshore finance and its production of virtual space through legal code. Since 2010 their work has focused on The Nordenskiold Model, an experiment in theatrical finance in which they attempt to (re)enact the anarcho-alchemical scheme of 18th century alchemist August Nordenskiold on the financial markets of today.
Goldin+Senneby have held several solo exhibitions at international venues, including IMA, Brisbane (2017); Tensta konsthall, Stockholm (2016); Artspace NZ, Auckland (2013); NAK, Aachen (2012); Kadist, Paris (2010); The Power Plant, Toronto (2008). Group exhibitions include “Manipulate the World”, Moderna museet, Stockholm (2017); the 11th Gwangju Biennial (2016); ‘Art Turning Left’, Tate Liverpool (2013); ‘Mom, am I barbarian?’, 13th Istanbul Biennial (2013); ‘The Deep of the Modern’, Manifesta 9, Genk (2012); ‘The End of Money’, Witte de With, Rotterdam (2011); ’In Living Contact’ 28th Sao Paulo Biennial (2008). Their work is represented in the collections of Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.