Artist Statement

 

My work is photography based, but ultimately deals with the deconstruction and transformation of the photographic image, both in terms of surface and content - Combining seemingly disparate images, adding pigment, paint and/or cutting out parts of the image I initiate a process in which the image is removed from its context, its referent and expected narrative; I further explored this through the arrangements and combination of works; with the intention to create ambiguous narrations, formations of details, or a kind of temporary entropy.

The subjects of my imagery, depicting scenes, spaces, elements, figures, or abstract shapes are less significant than my wish to prompt a deeper sense of reflection, a grasp of the intangible, or a glimpse of the other.

CV

 

 

born 1970 in Sweden

lives and works in Berlin

 

 

1994–1997

Camberwell College of Art, London Institute – B.A. Fine Art

1997–1999

FAMU, Academy of Performing Arts, Prag – M.A. Photography and History of Photography

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2009–2017

 

The Compost - The Federal Foreign Office,  Auswärtiges Amt, Berlin

The door - LOGE Berlin

Object Amnesic - The Ephemeral Collection, Salonistes, Venice, Italy

times new roman, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Stockholm

Mashti, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Berlin

to the letter, Der Würfel, Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin

quarter of a kind, Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin

second life – first place, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin

Komplexraum #1, General Public, Berlin (with Ivan Seal)

Vanishing, Galerie SAKS, Geneva

o.T. Raum für aktuelle Kunst, Lucerne (with Barbara Davi)

Henrik Strömberg, Hässleholms Konsthall, Hässleholm, Sweden

DW, CirkulationsCentralen, Malmö, Sweden

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2009–2016

Perceptions, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Berlin

Kollision. Im Labyrinth der unheimlichen Zufälle, Künstlerhaus Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin

Geheimnis, Kunstverein Potsdam

Transient Material, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin

Frames, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow

DRAMA Salon, O&C Antiques project space, Berlin

Bodybuilding, Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin

SUER GAZ, Zagreus Project, Berlin

L'Age d'Or, General Public, Berlin

K3 Malmö photography Biennial, Malmö, Sweden

Jahresgaben, Lage Egal, Berlin

 

 

Artist Talks / Presentations

 

The Federal Foreign Office, Auswärtiges Amt, Berlin

Mashti, book presentation, TABS – The Artist Book Shop, Berlin 2016

Panel discussion for Lucida Journal, Jarvis Dooney Galerie, Berlin 2015

"Collectors Piece" Presentation – Research ‘n Motion, DUVE, Berlin 2013

work presentation, Picture Berlin residency program, Berlin 2012

Artist Talk, o.T. Raum für aktuelle Kunst, Lucerne, 2010

Artist Talk, Hässleholms Konsthall, Sweden, 2009

 

 

Bibliography

 

The Compost artist "fanzine" made together with Jens Soneryd 2016

Mashti, monograph, published by Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin 2016

39 Null Magazine, feature / text by Felix Fiedler, Spring issue, 2016

Blind Spot Magazine, 20 year anniversary issue, 2014

LOFT Bookazine, feature / text by Saskia Neuman, 2013

Source, Fanzine, design by Adi Ehrat, 2007

Source, Artist Book, 2007

Einladung, catalogue, published by Schloss Plüschow, 2006

7 Scenes, catalogue, 2003

Places To Go People To See, book, Gestalten Verlag, Berlin, 2001

 

 

Grants / Scholarships

 

2017 AArtist residency, The Federal Foreign Office, Auswärtiges Amt, Berlin

2016 Berlin Senat Research Grant for Statues project

2010 Sitterwerk Foundation, St. Gallen, Switzerland (residency)

2007 Konstnärsnämnden, "Source", Malmö, Sweden (project grant)

2007 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (residency)

2006 Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus, Schloss Plüschow (residency)

 

 

Collections

 

Kultur Hässleholm, Sweden

Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus, Schloss Plüschow 

Region Skane, Sweden

La Luxembourgeoise SA, Luxemburg

 

Representation

 

Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin

Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Berlin and Stockholm