Inna Rogova & Natalya Korchemkina

Natalia Korchemkina is a freelance ceramic artist, member of the Union of Artists of Russia and nominated Meritorious Artist of Russia. She trained at the Leningrad Academy of Arts and Crafts and has since been widely exhibited in Denmark, U.K, Croatia, Spain, Turkey, China, the Czech Republic, Latvia and the U.S.A, as well as in Russia. She has also taken part in many International ceramic events. She normally works in collaboration with Inna Rogova. Their artworks are kept in a number of state museums in her country and in private collections all over the world.

Inna Rogova lectured on World Cultural History before studying ceramics. She is a freelance artist and a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. She has exhibited in many projects and participated in International ceramic symposiums and art-residencies. She has been part of more than 15 solo and duo exhibitions since 2000. Her works are kept in various state museums and public collections in Russia, Latvia, Belarus, China, Spain, U.K, the Czech Republic and the U.S.A.

Nike Forsander Lorentsen

Nike Forsander Lorentsen is a multi media artist from Sweden. Her artistic practice evolves from the different uses of drawing and painting as well as installations and performances. In Sweden, she was member of the Society of Langelandske Artists. She moved to Copenhagen in 1995, were she got involved in different artist and activist groups such as 2020 Vison and Art-Money. She has exhibited at Inkonst in Malmo (2002), Forum in Copenhagen (2003), King Street Gallery in Amsterdam (2004) and The Danish Culture Institute in Brussels (2006). In 2008, she started the project Move-Or-Take in Berlin, and participated in The Underground Project, a New York City/Berlin based art project that aims at bringing people together to investigate human behavior in the underground. The project has since further expanded to Copenhagen and Stockholm.

Pegi Vail

Pegi Vail was resident at CeRCCa during the month of June. During her residency, Pegi worked on her documentary project ‘Gringo Trails,’ and conducted a series of networking visits at Jiwar Creativitat i Societat in Barcelona and C.A.N Centre d’Art i Natura in Farrera.

Pegi Vail is an anthropologist and the Associate Director of the Center for Media, Culture and History at NYU. She has lectured at NYU and Columbia University on Film, Culture, and Tourism. Her book ‘Right of Passage’ which is based on research she conducted as a Fulbright scholar amongst backpackers in Bolivia, will be soon published by Duke University Press. Vail has additionally served as lecturer for Columbia Alumni Travel Study Tours, National Geographic and Soros Open Society. She also served as a judge for the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. As a curator, she has collaborated with organizations such as the Museum of the American Indian, American Museum of Natural History, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and The Moth, the storytelling collective of which she was a founding board member and curator.

Project: ‘Gringo Trails’

Are tourists destroying the planet or saving it? How do travelers change the remote places they visit, and how are they changed?

Gringo Trails is a feature-length documentary that raises urgent questions about one of the most powerful globalizing forces of our time: tourism. The film follows stories along the well-worn western travelers’ route – the ‘gringo trail’, through South America and beyond to Africa and Asia, revealing the complex relationships between colliding cultures: host countries hungry for financial security and the tourists who provide it in their quest for authentic experiences.

Gringo Trails offers answers—some heartbreaking, some hopeful. From the Bolivian jungle to the party beaches of Thailand, and from the deserts of Timbuktu in Mali to the breathtaking beauty of Bhutan, Gringo Trails shows the dramatic long-term impact of tourism on cultures, economies, and the environment, tracing some stories over 30 years.