Bio

b. 1989 in Vasa, Finland


EDUCATION

2018-2020 Master Fine Arts, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts

2010-2014 Bachelor History of Arts, Uppsala University 

2009-2010 Patternmaking and Sewing, Gothenburg Academy of Cutting and Tailoring

2006-2009 Upper secondary school, Designprogram, Dragonskolan Umeå

2005-2006 Upper secondary school, Fine Arts, Midgårdsskolan Umeå

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2020 First Prize Winner of New Emergence Art Unity Award

2020 Grant to examinating student at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts (Stiftelsen för avgångselever vid Umeå Universitets Konsthögskola) 

2020 The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Molly och Ragnar Rudemars fond ( Konstakademins stipendier för konststuderande och unga konstnärer)

2020 Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse

2019 Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse

2016 Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse


PUBLICATIONS 

THE THINGS I COULD DO THE THINGS I SHOULD DO THE THINGS I TRY TO DO THE THINGS I HAVEN’T DONE
Master Essay Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Examiner Maria Lind, Prof. Christoph Draeger


SOLO EXHIBITONS

2019 If you were your own, RÝMD Gallery, Part of Sequences real time art festival, 

an artist run biennial in Reykjavík, ICE

2018 [fe]male gaze, Galleri Majkens, Stockholm, SWE

2017 [fe]male gaze, Retramp Gallery, Berlin, GER


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 DOMESTIC SYSTEMIC PANDEMIC, Detroit Gallery Stockholm and online at Galleri Majkens, SWE

2020 HÖSTSALONG, Virtual Autumn Salon, Galleri Silk, SWE

2020 EARTH, Zest Hall, Virtual Gallery hosted by Round Lemon, UK

2020 Tools for The Future, Master exam exhibition, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts and Bildmuseet Museum (online due to Covid-19)

2019 Masters Fall Exhibition 1, Galleriet, Umeå, SWE

2019 It looks good on paper, Galleriet, Umeå, SWE

2019 No New Media, Galleri Alva, Umeå, SWE

2018 Tonight's the night, Galleriet, Umeå, SWE

2017 Evening of Erotica, Malmö, SWE

2014 Fashion show, Finals in Umeå Fashion Week Award, Umeå Fashion Week, SWE

2013 ReTramp Gallery Berlin, GER

2012 48 Stunden Neukölln Art festival, Gallery ReTramp, Berlin, GER

2011 Berlin Fashion Week, SHOW0711 and Edged Showroom, GER

2011 RSP Gallery, Berlin / Berlin Collect, GER

2010 Fashion show, Gallery Marzia Frozen, Berlin, GER

2010 Your mum Gallery, Berlin, GER




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