© 2015 Cal Harben


rough or cold waters (British) river of stones (Celtic)

Calder Harben (b. 1986 Toronto, Canada, lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark) received their MFA in Contemporary Art from Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art and creative writing, University of Tromsø (NO) in 2015, simultaneous to a diploma from the Nordic Sound Art program. They received an interdisciplinary BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (CA) in 2009.

Harben's practise primarily uses sound and installation towards exploring thresholds of perceptibility, through sound and body. What are the limits of what we can sense? How do things beyond our perception impact onto our bodies? They engages in individual, collaborative and community-based projects on topics of ecology, human/more-than-human, and borders. They approach their work through a lens of queer, decolonial and embodied practises.

They have exhibited at Galleri Verkligheten in Umeå, Sweden; Xpace Gallery in Toronto, Canada; Tromsø Kunstforening in Tromsø, Norway; HIAP Gallery Augusta in Helsinki, Finland; Kurant Visningrom in Tromsø, Norway; The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery in Lethbridge, Alberta, and Tegenerforbundet in Oslo, Norway.