Querciola Quarry | Carrara, Italy
I often leave as much as possible of the stone itself, in some sort of awe or admiration for the story locked inside; the millions and billions of years of their creation, and the remains of ancient cultures with their testimonies. The historical use of stone as a material of memory-commemoration is perhaps born of that distant past, that will also connect with the future.
Solo Exhibition ”Yemisi Wilson Sculpture in stone and bronze” Konsthallen ABC, Vällingby, Stockholm, Sweden.
Group exhibition in the historical lime kiln at the Island Oaxen, outside Södertälje, Sweden
Rosendahl Garden Party, Royal Djurgården, Stockholm. Sculptures in marble are exposed in the outdoor area of the festival.
Exhibition on the island of Oaxen in Ettan’s lime kiln.
“Ancestors” Solo exhibition at Galleri Artsight, Stockholm.
Galleri Nord, Örebro, Group Show. Yemisi’s sculpture is shown with Paintings by Arjuna Geir Aasehaug (November).
Horisont Hospital, Ulleråkers: invited to do a weeklong body of work at this ex-mental asylum which today is a cultural site. Subject: Augusta Strömberg in marble as well as a memorial plaque in marble for the deceased patients in the cemetery.
Landsort Skulpturön. Showed two hippos in concrete by the water and a head in gray granite
Oaxen, 26 sculptors exhibit in Ettan’s lime kiln on the island of Oaxen,(July).
12 Sculptors from the Sculptors’ Association exhibit at Ekebyhov Castle’s park and gallery (June).
Research week for 10 artists at Horisont Hospital, Ulleråkers Hospital Uppsala, through Konstfrämjandet Uppland and Uppsala Municipality.
“Dialogue” The solo exhibition at Gallery Studio Animar
Flat Octopus, Exhibition Case presents: “When will this end?” by Yemisi Wilson
Knivsta Municipality acquires a bronze hippopotamus and a horse head in yellow marble from Siena to be placed outdoors in the public space.
Uppsala Municipality acquires a marble rhinoceros for a school in Gottsunda.
Series of Work | Projects | Themes
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There’s a thread connecting how Yemisi approaches each new assignment: she often dwells in the sphere of memory. She moves between an unconscious collective memory, the history of the place, and her own connotations of events, occurrences, and places.
When I see Yemisi’s animal heads, I want to greet them in the same way I would greet a real animal, and if it were possible, I would like to greet them as an animal would greet another animal. The sculptures bring me down to this extraordinarily intimate level.
Yemisi Wilson has a unique position in the Stockholm art scene as a classically trained artist working in Sweden, who is also operating in the contemporary art scene.