SIMKA is the project name for the visual artists Simon Häggblom’s and Karin Lind’s shared artistic activities. Through SIMKA they combine their knowledge and skill from visual art, set design and landscape architecture.
The core of their work is the investigation and formation of different spaces and sites for human interaction. Informed by the tensions between urbanity and nature, as well as the fictional and the habitual world. The pieces are more or less permanent, located in the gaps, the solitary or disintegrated spaces of the public or private sphere.
SIMKA was formed 12 years ago and has produced a number of large public commissions, in the last years; O-wall, Henriksdalshöjden’s pre school (Nacka Kultur), Wonderland, at the penitentiary institution Hall in Södertälje (Statens Konstråd), The song of the forest, Igelstaverket, Södertälje (Söderenergi Kraftvärme AB), Les Trois Mages, outside Notre dame in Reims for the festival Reims Scénes d’Europe, France. Set design & costumes for Tusen år hos Gud –Choreography Margaretha Åsberg at The Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm.
Their current work includes Leonora Carrington, set design and art installation for theater Unga Klara, project for Orgeval / Foyer Remois & La Friché Artistique and Reims Scénés d’Europe in Reims, France, exhibitions at Körsbärsgården konsthall, 2 – 21 juli, 2013, Gotland. Luleå Konsthall och Baltic Sea, for European Capital of Culture in Umeå in cooperation with Norrlandsoperan, Sweden, at Gallery Noass in Riga, Latvia and Pori Art Museum in Pori, Finland, 2014.
Karin Lind has also a career as set designer for theater and dance with over 100 productions the past 20 years.