Roberto Ekholm

Roberto’s work includes performances, sculpture and photography drawing on our present ideas about identity through discourses of medicine and the body and our environment around us.

Inherent in the work is the interplay between the body, identity, and social structures. An absurd healing trend often leads his research to ancient beliefs of healing, aesthetics of a trendy gym interior, or observations of a performative act from the everyday or from old masters’ paintings. His sculptural compositions convey the humorous absurdity of buying into projected ideals of fitness and healing trends, what he calls “commodity of survival”.