Artist Statement

 

I work with the idea of metamorphosis, decay and the transformation of materials; sculptural objects and their photographic documentation, as well as the deconstruction and transformation of the photographic image itself. Combining seemingly disparate images and objects, I initiate a process in which the object or 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, Germany

 

1997-1999
FAMU, Academy of Performing Arts Prague – M.A. Photography, History of Photography

 

1994–1997
Camberwell College of Art – B.A. Fine Art

 

 

Biennals

 

2020 Sculpture Non- Sculpture, Light or flexible, Changwon Sculpture Biennale, Changwon, Seoul

2019 | MorphO | Isolation of (portable) pressure, Daegu Photo Biennale Special Exhibition Berlin,

Rosa Luxemburg Kunstverein, Berlin

 

Solo Exhibitions

2019-2020 refraction of lightness, Fondazione Morra, Palazzo Tarsia Spinelli, Naples, Italy

2019 Vertical Matter, Dorothée Nilsson Gallery Berlin
2018 
forward multiplications, Ann Wolff Prize presentation, Visby, Sweden
2017 
echoes in dustplus, Berlin
2017 
The Compost, The Federal Foreign Office, Auswärtiges Amt, Berlin
2016 
The door, LOGE Berlin
2016 
Object Amnesic, The Ephemeral Collection, Salonistes, Venice
2016 
times new roman, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Stockholm
2015 
Mashti, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Berlin
2014 
to the letter, Der Würfel, Neumeister Bar-Am Gallery, Berlin
2013 
quarter of a kind, Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin
2012-2013 
second life – first place, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin
2011 
Komplexraum #1, General Public, Berlin (with Ivan Seal)
2010 
Vanishing, Galerie SAKS, Geneva
2010 
Source, o.T. Raum für aktuelle Kunst, Lucerne
2009 Henrik Strömberg, Hässleholms Konsthall, Hässleholm, Sweden
2009 
DW, CirkulationsCentralen, Malmö, Sweden

2003 7 Scenes, Skånes Konstförening, Malmö, Sweden

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 untitled multiplikations, Lage Egal, Berlin Germany

2020 In Weiter Ferne so Nah, German Foreign Ministry / Ausgewärtiges Amt : AArtist in Residency Program,

2016-2020 Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin

2020 Present Perfect Continuous, 30 jahre Jubileumsaustellung Schloss Plüschow, Germany

2019 | MorphO | Isolation of (portable) pressure, Daegu Photo Biennale, Rosa Luxemburg Kunstverein, Berlin

2019 Vertikalwinkel, Das Schau Fenster, Berlin

2019 Das Treffen dreier Punkte, Interiors to Being, Berlin

2018 Symbiopoiesis, with Diether Roth and Nam June Paik, Galerie Papillon, Paris

2018 imagine a world where the opposite of light isn't dark, Zona Sztuki Aktualnej, Szczecin, Poland

2017 Intuition to fill emptiness with selected works of Joseph Beuys, at Vadim Zakharov Free- home, Berlin

2017 fontaine b. presentation together with selected works by Jannis Kounellis and Man Ray at plus, Berlin

2017 Thirdness, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
2016 Lady Dada Kalam, Kunsthaus KuLe, Berlin
2016 NAK Benefiz Auktion, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen 2016 Kollision, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
2016 Geheimnis, Kunstverein Potsdam, Potsdam Berlin

 

Bibliography (selection)

2021 In Weiter Ferne so Nah, German Foreign Ministry / Ausgewärtiges Amt : AArtist in Residency Catalogue

2020 Ducato Prize catalogue
2019 Das Tre
ffen dreier Punkte, Interiors to Being, Berlin

2018 Texte zur Kunst, "bildstrecke", sketches for the compost, HEFT NR. 111 / SEPTEMBER 2018 „AMERIKA“

2018 DOC! Photo Magazine Vol. Q8, Issue #43 - selected works in reference to works by Man Ray ISSN: 2299-2855

2018 VERK. Magazine - feature with text by Linda Bergman
2017 Artipoeus, podcast by Susie Kahlich - "echoes in dust"
2016 Object Amnesic, The Compost, artist "fanzine" with writer Jens Soneryd

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

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

2014 Blind Spot Magazine, 20 year anniversary issue
2013 LOFT Bookazine, feature / text by Saskia Neuman
2007 Source, Fanzine, design by Adi Ehrat

2003 7 Scenes, catalogue, 2003

 

Grants / Scholarships

 

2020 BUP Book Award 2020 (prize and book publication)

2020 Alexander Tutsek-stiftung, Munich Germany (grant)

2019 Fondazione Morra, Naples Italy (residency and solo show)

2017 Ann Wolff Prize, Visby, Sweden

2017 AArtist residency, The Federal Foreign Office, Auswärtiges Amt, Berlin (residency and solo show)

2016 Berlin Senat Research Grant for Statues project (grant)
2010 Sitterwerk Foundation, St. Gallen, Switzerland (residency)
2007 Konstnärsnämnden, "Source", Malmö, Sweden (project grant) 2007 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris,
2006 Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus, Schloss Plüschow (residency)

 

Collections

Public Art Agency (Ministry of Culture, Sweden), Statens Konstråd, Sweden 

Fondazione Morra, Naples, Italy
Alexander Tutsek-stiftung, Munich, Germany
Ann Wol
ff Foundation, Berlin
Christine Symchych Collection, Milwaukee, USA
Kultur Hässleholm, Hässleholm, Sweden
Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus, Schloss Plüschow, Germany
La Luxembourgeoise SA, Luxemburg

 

 

Representation

 

Artist Liaison - Chiara Valci Mazzara

 

Fondazione Morra, Napoli

 

Dorothee Nilsson Gallery, Berlin