Josefina Posch is an internationally active artist who has shown in San Francisco, Berkley, Miami, Houston, Tbilisi, Shanghai, Havana, Berlin, Venice, Portsmouth, London, Göteborg, Örebro, Stockholm, Virserum and most recently with Norrtälje Museum + Konsthall and part of the 3rd Tbilisi Triennial in Georgia. Her situation specific practice and research, that address environmental and sustainability concerns, exists in the borderline between sculpture, new media and social engaged work. It focuses on the point where technology, biology, cloning, stereotypes, ideas and science(fiction) meet. Posch has been an artist-in-residence at; the Duolun MoMA, China; Unidee – Cittadellarte, Italy; Sculpture Space, USA, ASP, UK and at MAWA, Canada. She has received several grants including: The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, IASPIS, Arts Council England / British Arts Council International Collaboration Grant, Step-Beyond EU Grant, Dena Foundation Italy, Foundation for Contemporary Art NY, Florida Artist Enhancement Grant, Nordic Ministry of Culture, Västra Götalands Regionen, City of Gothenburg and Stockholm City Arts Council. Josefina Posch is also active as curator, activist and lecturer at Valand Academy of Fine Art Gothenburg University, founder of Snowball Cultural Productions, and a member of the Swedish Sculptors´ Association.
Josefina Posch´s artistic research explores how scientific experiments and scientific research in space debris, that are often invisible existing only as pure data, can translate into intuitive material investigations where sculpture, photography and drawing intersect?
Continuing her interest in sustainability, the environment and pollution, Josefina will expand from planet earth into space. Last year, 2019 it was 50 years ago man first walked on the moon, and it is estimated that an average of 130 spacecrafts have been launched each year since then. As it is, wherever humans venture they leave something behind, and in space the number of large objects is at an all-time high. All this “space junk” creates high risk of collision that in turn creates more debris. Because of the path of the satellite orbits, most collisions take place at the polar regions of earth, where they intersect.
It is estimated that space debris will only increase as humans are continuing exploring space in our quest for new territories and in its wake follow problems of land exploitations and environmental degradation. Even though we are currently trying to tackle these issues on earth they are already being exported into space.