Goldin+Senneby is a Stockholm-based artist-duo working jointly since 2004. Over the years, their practice has focused on inhabiting contemporary abstractions, from virtual worlds to offshore jurisdictions to financial algorithms. Experiences with disease, vulnerability, and caregiving have also shaped their artistic and personal lives; and living with an autoimmune condition has formed their shared subjectivity. During their residency at Amant, Goldin+Senneby will be working closely with the New York-based fiction writer Katie Kitamura in the development of “Crying Pine Tree,” a novel-in-the-making about an autoimmune tree.

Goldin + Senneby (formed in 2004 in Stockholm) have shown their work at MCA Chicago, Tensta konsthall in Stockholm, ArtspaceNZ in Auckland, Kadist in Paris, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, and The Power Plant in Toronto, among others. Their work has been included in the 11th Gwangju Biennial, 13th Istanbul Biennial, Manifesta 9 in Genk; 5th Moscow Biennial, and 28th São Paulo Biennial.

Illustration by Johan Hjerpe


Starfish and Citrus Thorn, lecture-performance

Our Spring 2022 Studio & Research resident duo Goldin+Senneby’s talk departs with zoologist Elie Metchnikoff piercing a citrus thorn into a starfish larva in 1882. This act pushed the legal concept of immunity into biology and introduced a violent new metaphor for imagining how living organisms coexist in this world. Goldin+Senneby revisit this moment from the perspective of living with an autoimmune condition.

Goldin+Senneby are Stockholm-based and have been working jointly since 2004. This presentation is part of our For Your Reference series, in which our residents share an important reference–whether a book, a film, person, plant, concept, or object–that propels their current mode of thinking and feeling.

This talk is co-presented with Triple Canopy.