I was born 1980 in Västerås, Sweden. I have lived in (in the following order): Västerås (SE), Pittsburgh (US),
Stockhom (SE), Sala (SE), Färjestaden/Öland (SE), Bergen (NO), Portland/Oregon (US), Melbourne (AU),
Umeå (SE). Some of these places I've come back to mutiple times.
I am currently based in Umeå (SE), where I'm doing a Master of Fine Arts at the Umeå Academy
of Fine Arts. I mention all of this because shifting around continuously has begun to seriously affect
both my art and my outlook on life in general.
I've worked on several artist run gallery projects, including The Basement in Västerås (2005-2007).
I've also worked with co-arranging larger exhibitions/salons, done jury work and various curating jobs.
I'm a member of The Swedish Artists' Association: KRO, and BUS.
I sometimes do an audiovisual DJ/VJ set under the name FAUX RABBIT.
I work with a wide range of different mediums. The idea and concept for each project determines the choice
of mediums and materials that I use. These include digital video, sculpture, installation, drawing, and performance.
That said, textiles in particular have become more and more prominent in my artistic production over the past five years.
These textiles are hand-sewn and involve both two-dimensional collage-like wall pieces and three-dimensional
sculptures, which sometimes expand into larger installations and environments. Here, I frequently use domestic
materials, such as blankets, curtains, tablecloths, pillows, bed sheets and bed covers.
Conceptually, my work often deals with the body — both physical and social — as well as the corresponding ideas
of consumption, excess, and transformation.
It is my belief that some experiences are understood through the mind whereas others are understood through
the body. As such, the overarching goal of my practice is to subvert the traditionally cerebral relationship between
art and the viewer by establishing a primarily physical relationship in its stead.
This is done through the selecting of materials that have an innately tactile presence, auto-establishing a physical
bond with the spectator. Scale is also of the utmost importance, where the size of an artwork tends to have a direct
connection to the volume of a human body or body part.
The blurring of boundaries and the evolving behaviour of dichotomies is also something that dominates my work.
Natural-unnatural, real-unreal, organic-synthetic, genuine-artificial … It is within these inbetweens that many of my
pieces exist, moving, shifting and inverting.
The tone of the work, while necessarily conflicting, achieves a balance between absurdity and reality; the serious
and the humorous. More concretely, this may involve subjects such as consumption (of a medicine or drug)
as a means for transformation, ritualistic acts leading to transcendence, the science of cloning, the inversion
of gender, and the fluidity of cultural identity.
2018-(ongoing) Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. Master of Fine Arts.
2014-2017 University of Bergen, Faculty of Fine Art, Norway. Bachelor of Fine Arts.
2016 Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon, U.S. Exchange semester - Intermedia Department.
2013-2014 Ölands Folkhögskola, Sweden. Konstskolan 2 / Art School 2.
2005-2006 Skinnskattebergs Folkhögskola, Sweden. Estetisklinje / Aesthetical program.
SOLO OR DUO EXHIBITIONS (duo when mentioned)
2018 A Hollow Ever After - Long live the new flesh, The Contemporary Garage, Örebro, Sweden.
2018 Swedisms, Galleri Gotland, Visby, Sweden.
2017 Oz-cillations, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2016 Head Swap >< Swap Head, Ytan, Västerås, Sweden.
2016 Unearthing, Tethered Cord, Portland, Oregon, U.S. (with Margaret Parsons).
2015 Absorbia, Galleri Fisk, Bergen, Norway.
2014 I'll Be Your Mirror, Arvika Konsthall, Sweden.
2013 MASKED / UNMASKED, Galleri Schaeffers Gate 5, Oslo, Norway (with Simone Kuhs).
2012 Isolation Nation / Whitescapes, Galleri K, Västerås, Sweden.
2011 Travershallen, Augélimuseet, Sala, Sweden (with Simone Kuhs).
2011 Handmade, Nyköping, Sweden (with Simone Kuhs).
2011 Inner Landscapes, Galleri KC, Göteborg, Sweden.
2010 Inner Landscapes, Swop Art, Stockholm, Sweden.
2010 Inner Landscapes, Uniart @ House Of Win Win, Göteborg, Sweden.
2010 Inner Landscapes, Galleri K, Västerås, Sweden.
2010 Inner Landscapes, Södra Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden.
2009 Fusion, Handmade, Nyköping, Sweden (with Tapani Björkbacka).
2009 Galleri HotSpot, Västerås, Sweden.
2008 Utställningshallen, Köping, Sweden.
2007 Stenhuset, Surahammar, Sweden.
2006 The Basement, Västerås, Sweden.
2006 Galleri Benfield-White, Ängelsberg, Sweden.
2006 Galleri Andersson, Riddarhyttan, Sweden.
2004 Konstnärsföreningen, Västerås, Sweden.
2019 Fragile: the 2nd Röbäck Biennale, curated by Audrius Pocius at Kulturmejeriet, Umeå, Sweden.
2019 VictorianArtFairytales, curated by ArtMobile at Västerås Konsthall, Sweden.
2019 It Looks Good On Paper, Gallery of the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Sweden.
2019 No New Media, Galleri Alva, Umeå, Sweden.
2019 Lights - High Coast Art Festival, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden.
2018-2019 Decembersalong, Katrineholms Konsthall, Sweden.
2018 Ur aska, curated by Linda Wallenberg at Västerås konstmuseum, Sweden.
2018 Tonight's the Night, Gallery of the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Sweden.
2018 Face to Face, BlackCat Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2017 ExitArtFair, curated by ArtMobile at Galleri K, Västerås, Sweden.
2017 New Contemporary Art Museum, Bachelor exhibition - University of Bergen, Faculty of Fine Art, Norway.
2016 Revelation, Ytan, Västerås, Sweden.
2016 DaDaArtFair, curated by ArtMobile at Galleri K, Västerås, Sweden.
2016 Supermarket Art Fair (Ytan booth), Stockholm, Sweden.
2015 Video Nacht Klub, La Tricoterie, Brussels, Belgium.
2015 Ytan, Västerås, Sweden.
2015 B_L_I_N_K_K_K_K Festival #1, Brussels Art Department, Belgium.
2014 Ritual, Kalmar konstmuseum, Sweden.
2013 Travershallen, Augélimuseet, Sala, Sweden.
2012 Handmade, Nyköping, Sweden.
2012 LOGIK 12:2, Västerås, Sweden.
2012 WHAT A MESS! art fair, Hydrogenfabrikken kunsthall, Fredrikstad, Norway.
2012 LOGIK 12:1, Västerås, Sweden.
2012 ArtMobile OpenArt, Västerås, Sweden.
2011-2012 Uniart, Göteborg, Sweden.
2011-2012 5 stipendiater, Västerås konstmuseum, Sweden.
2011 alt_cph11, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2011 Supermarket Art Fair (ArtMobile booth), Stockholm, Sweden.
2010 ArtMobile OpenArt, Västerås, Sweden.
2009 Virsbo Konsthall, Sweden.
2007 Best Of The Basement, The Basement, Västerås, Sweden.
2007 Västmanlandskonstnärer, Virsbo Konsthall, Sweden.
2006 Foto Fokus Västmanland, Västerås konstmuseum, Sweden.
2006 Galleri Benfield-White, Ängelsberg, Sweden.
2003 Culturen, Västerås, Sweden.
2017 Cowwarr Art Space, Victoria, Australia.
2011 Västerås Stad.
2010 Konstnärsföreningen, Västerås.