Traces AIR Antwerpen

Jim Skuldt

Oct 2010 to Jan 2011
1979 lives and works Topanga, California.

Jim Skuldt received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2005. 

He arranged for passage aboard a trans-Atlantic containership to attend the Triangle France Residency in Marseille (and subsequently, AIR Antwerpen Residency in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium), as he aims to fuse a standard shipping container with the interior of the Hotel Corbusier in order to ship himself internationally in great comfort and style.

Skuldt temporarily stockpiles the 48-foot-diameter circular rotating touring stage formerly belonging to Neil Diamond within a 3000-square-foot meat-packing plant in East Los Angeles which he has gutted of its "Gefriermaschinefunktionsteile" (nuts) while maintaining a blog dedicated to the cataloguing and tracking of each piece of trash droped by his four neighbors.

He is a recent recipient of the Creative Capital Grant, the California Community Foundation Emerging Artists Fellowship, the Durfee Foundation ARC Grant, and the Center for Cultural Innovation Investing In Artists Grant.

His work has appeared in various venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art (LA), Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LA), Scupture Center (NY), Art in General (NY), High Desert Test Sites (Joshua Tree, CA), Friche la Belle de Mai (Marseille, FR), Temporare Kunsthalle (Berlin, DE) and is part of the Skadden LA25 collection.

Skuldt lives and works in a trailer-shed nebula (TSN) in Topanga Canyon.