t.w.five is an international art duo formed by Swedish and Brazilian artists based in San Francisco, California. Their large hand-cut vinyl installations explore ideas of diversity, societal norms, alienation and the place of technological innovation. The graphic quality of the work is reduced to minutiae upon closer inspection, but the subjects; transportation, innovation, still life, is meant to connect with a broad audience.
t.w.five both hold an MFA from San Jose State University. They have had numerous solo exhibitions in the Bay Area and abroad, including: The Luggage Store Gallery, SF and Babel Gallery, Trondheim, Norway. Their work has been in group exhibitions at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, and California State University East Bay. The duo has been nominated for The Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Fellowship and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SECA Award in 2012 and 2016. t.w.five has participated in artist residencies at the de Young Museum in 2016, The Headlands Center for the Arts in 2015 and two residencies in 2013 at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim, Norway and Sula Fyr, Sula, Norway. They have done sight specific installations at Google HQ and Facebook HQ and will have an upcoming solo exhibition at the Museum of Craft and Design in January 2018.