About

“Matilda Dominique weaves works of art with technical skill, a sense for textiles and enormous patience. She directs the yarn with exact precision and gets every individual fiber to communicate. Her weaving technique enables her to construct advanced three-dimensional structures that have a seamless design and a strong architectural expression.”

– Nomination panel, Formex Nova – Nordic Designer of the Year 2016

My sculptural works concern historical, cultural and physical aspects of the craft of weaving. Materials and structures previously connected to functional, gendered objects are manipulated and placed into new contexts. In my work, I play with ideas about textiles in relation to scale, movement, proportions, engineering, domestic objects, emotions and public spaces.

From my studio in Stockholm I work with self initiated projects as well as commissioned work. I also teach weaving, colour and form at Sätergläntan Institute of Crafts


Represented
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm County Council, Fiberspace gallery Stockholm

Education
2012-2014 MFA Textile in the Expanded Field, Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm
2009 BA Textile Design, The Swedish School Of Textiles, Borås
2006-2007 Textile Design, RMIT University Melbourne
2004 Textil, konsthantverk och Design (Textile, crafts & design), Väddö Folkhögskola

Grants & Awards
2018 Stockholms Stads Kulturstipendium
2018 Nominated to Design S – Swedish Design Awards
2018 Co-applicant Project Grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2018 Längmanska Kulturfonden
2017 Travel Grant to Wales, UK, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2017 Travel Grant to New York, US, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2017 The Swedish Weaving Council Grant
2016 Nominated to Formex Nova – Nordic Designer of the Year Formex Nova on Vimeo
2016 Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse – travel grant
2016 Project Grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2014 Nominated to Ung Svensk Form
2014/2015 Erasmus scholarship for internship
2014 Jubelfonden, Svenska Frimurare Orden (The Grand Lodge of Sweden)
2013 Ulla Fröberg-Cramérs stipendiestiftelse, Konstfack
2013 Jenny Åkerström-Söderströms Fond
2013 Gustaf och Ida Unmans Donationsfond
2012 Future Floor Design Award

Solo exhibitions
2017 Strukturbiblioteket, Konsthantverkarna, Stockholm
2016 Konstruktion Dimension Rum, Galleri Liljevalchs Hubb, Solna

Group exhibitions
2018 Ung. Konst – 1 kubik konsthantverk, travelling group exhibition
2018 the nature of, group exhibition part of Stockholm Design Week
2017 Natur/Struktur, together with photographer Stig Norling, Toras bodar, Enköping,
2017 Borderland, Open-ended, part of Stockholm Design Week
2017 Ung Svensk Form – Dåtid nutid framtid: vad hände sen?, Auktionsverket, Stockholm
2016 Under one sky, Dianxi Science and Technology Normal University, Lincang, China
2016-2017 Contemporary Art of Shibori and Ikat, Centro de las Artes de San Agustín, Mexico
2016 Formex Nova, Haymarket, Stockholm
2016 Formex Nova, Stockholmsmässan, Älvsjö
2016 Ung Svensk Form, Stilwerk, Berlin, Hamburg, Wien, Düsseldorf, Dortmund
2015 Map of the new art, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice
2015 #IKEA Temporary, Milan
2015 Vår textila konstsalong, Landskrona Konsthall
2015 Ung Svensk Form, Form/Design Center Malmö, Röhsska Museet Göteborg, ArkDes, Stockholm, Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair
2014 Konstfack Spring Exhibition, Stockholm
2014 What is Textiles?, Edinburgh, UK
2014 Konstfack <3 Stockholm Design Week, Rosenlundsgatan 40, Stockholm
2013 Going Public Making History, Medborgarplatsen’s library, Stockholm
2012 Formex Young Designers
2012 Slussen Craft Fair
2012 Miniproducenterna, Trikåfabriken Stockholm

Projects & work experience
2015 – ongoing Head teacher in weaving, Sätergläntan Institute of Crafts
2018 Short course in weaving at Sätergläntan Institute of Crafts
2018 Workshop, Nätverket Vävformgivning
2017 Commission for Stockholm County Council, SÖS
2017 Public Lecture, Strukturbiblioteket – An archive of hand woven structures at Carmarthen School of Art, Wales, UK
2017 Public Lecture, Strukturbiblioteket – en studie i våffelväv at Sätergläntan Institute of Crafts
2017 Public Lecture, Strukturbiblioteket – en studie i våffelväv  at VÄV2017, Växjö, Sweden
2017 Short course in weaving at Sätergläntan Institute of Crafts
2017 Workshop, Weavespaceface at IES Täby, Sweden
2017 Workshop, Weavespaceface for Kulturskolan, Stockholm
2015 Commission for sketch proposal, SÖS, SLL (Stockholm County Council)
2015 Commission for sketch proposal, Kalmar Läns Landsting (Kalmar County Council)
2014-2015 Research assistant (internship) at the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design, Stuttgart, Germany
2011-2013 Guest lecturer, The Swedish School of Textiles, Borås
2011 Art commission, wallpaper design, for Karolinska University hospital / Clou Design & Arkitektur

Publications
2015 Archive of Visions of Actions, ed. Paula von Seth, ISBN: 9788898764679