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1983

 

I was born 1983, in Rhodes, one of the southernmost Greek islands in between the coasts of Egypt and Turkey. A few years later, my mother moved back to Halmstad, Sweden, the city where she grow up. At this point, she brought me and my then newborn sister with her, without telling her husband, our father. As we arrived to Halmstad, she filed for divorce, which he would not approve of. Some more years passed and what our mother had not the faintest idea of was that her unwanted husband from her unwanted marriage, in sheer desperation had put a spy on us. He had decided to kidnap me, which he also accomplished to do. He told me, 16 years later, when we met for the first time that my sister was too young and still in need of our mother, which is why he left her behind. The story does not end there. In fact, it was actually repeated, twice. In the end, my mother did manage to persuade my father to grant the divorce and to put me on a flight back to Sweden, alone. I was 6 years old. 

 

I am rather sure as to who I am, at least the person I am looking to in the mirror. My mother, unlikely, appears to culturally identify me as someone who is more Greek, whilst my father reversely identifies me as predominantly Swedish. When I visit him, because I do sometimes, he always remind me how Swedish I am.

Education
2004-2009

Konstfack – University Collage of Art, Craft and Design, Sweden
 

2002-2004

KADK – The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark

Solo shows
2017

3:AM:STILL:LOOKING, Mossutställningar, Sweden
Video show, club FIST #9, Backdoor, Sweden

 

2016

”BABY”, POMPETTE - Club Laveau, Sweden
”…memory of the past mirrored as the future…”, Galleri Konstepidemin, Sweden

 

2015

Video show, club FIST #6, Kägelbanan, Sweden
”Black Substance", ID:I Galleri, Sweden

 

2009

”Peep Show”, AFUL, Sweden

 

Selected group shows
2017

”secondhand daylight”, Kosmisk Kastrering VI, Sweden
 

2016

”Death and romance...", Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary, Italy
 

2015

Cosmic Castration IV, Sweden
 

2014

”Restaurering av inre rum”, Sweden
 

2013

Temporära Konsthallen, Stockholm
 

2011

”Ting Tang Trash”, KODE – Art Museums of Bergen, Norway
 

2010

”Deconstruction” Halmstads Konsthall, Sweden
Gallery Crystal Palace, Sweden

 

2009

”That was then... This is now”, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Norway
Rhöska Satelit, Sweden
Liljevalchs Konsthall, Sweden

 

2008

Liljevalchs Konsthall, Sweden
 

2007

Haninge Konsthall, Sweden

Konstnärshuset, Sweden 

Liljevalchs Konsthall, Sweden
 

2006

Galleri Teilnahme, Tallinn

 

Performances
2016

”BABY”, POMPETTE - Club Laveau, Sweden
”You there..!”, Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary, Italy
”…memory of the past mirrored as the future…”  prt. 1, music by DJ-Sandra Mosh (Live), Galleri Konstepidemin, Sweden

”…memory of the past mirrored as the future…”  prt. 2, music by DJ-JACK! WHO?, Galleri Konstepidemin, Sweden

 

Curatorial works
2016

”YOU ARE NEVER ALONE IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE”, Mikael Goralski, Galleri ID:I, Sweden
 

2015

”Kosmisk kastrering IV”, Sweden
 

Publications
2017

”3:AM:STILL:LOOKING”, artist book, CREAM CREAM CLUB
 

2015

”With what horror would those words pierce my heart”, artist book, self-publishing
 

2011

”Ting Tang Trash”, catalogue, Art Museums of Bergen and Bergen Academy of Art and Design

 

Residences/workshops
2018

Lunga School, Iceland
 

2016

Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary, Italy
 

2010

RCA – Royal College of Art, UK
 

2008

CAFA – Central Academy of Fine Arts, China

 

Grants
2017

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee – IASPIS
 

2016

Three year grant studio support from Stockholm Cultural Administration
The Swedish Arts Grants Committee – IASPIS

 

2010

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, one year working grant
 

2009

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee – IASPIS, residence RCA, Royal college of Art, London, UK
Anglo-Swedish Society, RCA – Royal College of Art, residence
Stiftelsen Längmanska Kulturfonden
Ulla Fröberg-Carmérs Stipendiestiftelse

 

2008

Anders Sandrews Stiftelse
Halmstads Kulturstipendium
Region Hallands Kulturstipendium
Linnéus Palmes Stiftelse

 

2007

Eidem stiftelsen
Stiftelsen Adolf och Sigrid Bagges Fond

 

 

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