About

A woven material is both a simple and extremely complex construction. There’s a paradox between the complexity and simplicity that intrigues me. It speaks not only of the structure of the weave itself, but is often used as a metaphor for other complex structures such as buildings, cities and societies, as well as for the entire universe.

My works concerns historical, cultural and physical aspects of the craft of weaving. Materials and techniques that in a western cultural context commonly are related to domestic, gendered objects such as dishcloths, curtains and fabrics used for embroidery, are manipulated and placed into new contexts. Such contexts can be exhibition spaces, public environments as well as private homes. As I manipulate the woven structure through enlarging it, I try to push the limits of what is physically possible to achieve before the construction itself collapses. Not only in the means of challenging technical aspects of the making, but ultimately to rethink ideas of what a woven material can be.

From my studio in Stockholm I work with self initiated projects as well as commissioned work. I also teach weaving and craft at HDK Academy of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg.

 

Represented
Nationalmuseum
Stockholm County Council
Fiberspace Gallery

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 1 year work grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2018 Stockholms Stads Kulturstipendium
2018 Bengt Julins Stiftelse för Konsthantverk, konstindustri och industridesign
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
2019 (upcoming) Westerlundska Gården, Enköping (SE)
2017 Strukturbiblioteket, Konsthantverkarna, Stockholm (SE)
2016 Konstruktion Dimension Rum, Galleri Liljevalchs Hubb, Solna (SE)

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

Projects & work experience
2018 – ongoing University teacher,HDK Academy of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg
2018 Weaving course at HV Friends of Handicraft
2015 – 2018 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