scott
"... an expression of complete depravity..."

— Burkard Dregger on Other Homelands: Origins
and Migration Routes of Berlin Park Drug Sellers,

Berlin CDU spokesman
Bild, October 24, 2017

"unique, immanently important and courageous"

— Professor Bettina Paul on Other Homelands,
criminologist and author at Hamburg University
N-TV, December 2, 2017

Scott Holmquist writes and produces books, archives, and installations. Holmquist is a US and French citizen born in Minnesota. Project-partners include Berlin’s Kreuzberg Museum; The Provisions Research Center for Arts and Social Change at George Mason University; and Bug Press (Arcata, CA – US).


Collections including his work:
Bancroft Special Collection Library – UC Berkeley
The Donald E. Wirtschafter Collection
Getty Museum – Los Angeles
Jack Ginsburg Collection – South Africa
Rare Books – US Library of Congress
Kreuzberg Museum – Berlin
The Louise M. Darling Library – UCLA

Exhibitions and Installations
Holmquist’s installations have shown throughout Europe, in New York, Los Angeles, and in Eureka, CA. He has received support from Conservation International; New York State Council on the Arts; Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Berlin; Heinrich Böll Foundation; Furthermore, Inc; and Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum.

Collaborators
Include Robert Arena, Martin Düspohl, Douglas Fir, Alberto Gaitan, Marc Herbst, James Hückenpahler, Carolyn Jones, Nadia King, Kata Krasznahorkai, Charlotte Lachman, Andre LeBois, Joseph Massey, Philipp Muras, Massimo Perinelli, Sophie Perl, Tom Ritchford, Eric Schefter, Wayra Schübel, Sári Stenczer, Jochen Voos, Moro Yapha, among others.

In the Beginning
Scott Holmquist learned to love concrete demolition and finishing, and hate social class divisions, working for his father on small jobs in the rich suburbs of Minneapolis. His mother pumped gas and assembled microwaves. While at university, he painted houses and fished halibut in Alaska. Later, he studied Marxist economics in Sweden before taking a job as a researcher for The Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.

In Washington, DC, he produced his first public art, a short video collage, "The Papal Rap," featured at the 1988 Popening in San Francisco, made from news-footage gathered in Chile. TV work in Chile lead to a commission writing and directing “Expedition Alerce: Lost Forest of the Andes,” that he screened across the US and in Canada in 1991 and 1992 at the invitation of forest activists. A version sold into a Discovery Channel series that ran for a decade. Since then his work has involved multimedia installations around texts, usually books, after long-term research.

Project Websites
☰ chronic freedom series
☰ Other Homelands: Origins and Migration Routes of Berlin Park Drug Sellers – Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum, Berlin  |  on Facebook
☰ Humboldt Area Peoples Archive  |  on Facebook
☰ Low Tide Archive | Art  |  on Facebook
☰ Genocide and Vendetta – The Round Valley Indian Wars  |  on Facebook
☰ Archive of blind eye media works 1999 – 2003 (including 2009/12 websites)