When Jun 3 - Sep 10

SKÄL /ɧɛːl/ for Weaving uses the art of weaving as a practical method to think through relations of power in contemporary society. SKÄL /ɧɛːl/ for Weaving is the culmination of Nathalie Wuerth and Anamaya Farthing-Kohl's residency at RAIR in Northeast Philadelphia. The project features everyday objects that the artists found in the waste stream and incorporated into a large-scale weaving made specifically for the window gallery space. Wuerth and Farthing-Kohl approach this technique both as a craft and method to think through a series of inquiries around the intersection of their individual studio practices.

Join us for an exhibition preview party on Thursday, June 2 from 6 – 8 pm.


Anamaya Farthing-Kohl (Bolivia, 1988) works in collaboration with the public, often asking for help in defining, circulating, or discovering her practice. She received a BFA in sculpture from Tyler School of Art, Temple University (2011), and a Fulbright to study in SOMA’s Educational Program (2014). She has had solo shows at Refugio Para Emergencias Visuales, Galería 10,000, Crater Invertido, and SOMA in Mexico City, and CASA TENEMOS in Buenos Aires. Farthing-Kohl was a resident at Kiosko in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. She received a Stockholm Stads grant to work in collaboration with Nathalie Wuerth (2019) and was nominated for a fellowship at Arts Matters Foundation (2018). She was a fellow at the Luminary in Saint Louis, Missouri, (2017) and resident at TransAcciones Utópicas Centro Rural de Arte, Cazón, Argentina (2016). In 2015, she received an AMEXICD grant from the Mexican Government. She has shown her work internationally participating in group shows in Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Sweden, Japan, and the United States.

Nathalie Wuerth (Sweden, 1969) is a project-based artist based in Stockholm. She received a MFA from Konstfack, Sweden in 2011 and a BFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2009. Her work engages with art as social practice and discusses intimate aspects of everyday life from an intersectional feminist perspective, addressing questions of survival and dignity, work and value. Wuerth has participated in shows at The New School (2022), Werkhalle in Dortmund, Germany (2019), Primary in Nottingham, UK (2018), Konsthall C in Stockholm, Sweden (2017), Acud Macht Neu in Berlin, Germany (2016) and Godsbanen in Aarhus (2015). She has been a resident at LMCC, NYC, USA (2021), Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (2021), ERROR, Puebla, Mexico (2019), NKF, Stockholm, Sweden (2019), Primary, Nottingham, UK (2018), ZKU, Berlin, Germany (2017) and Centro Rural de Arte, Cazón, Argentina (2014).

Image: Nathalie Wuerth and Anamaya Farthing-Kohl, 2022.