Approved: 14.06.2011

Linda Persson

Artist, Film-maker, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 14.06.2011

Linda Persson is an artist based in London and Stockholm.
Her work focuses on questions around that which is historically repressed, about to disappear, or maybe already extinct, such as certain languages or technologies. She explores the complexities of our surroundings through a number of different materials and methods, as for example sculpture, textile, 16mm film, HD technology, photography and sound.

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  • Location: Sweden,Stockholm / U.K, London
  • Activities: Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Film-making
  • Categories: Ceramics, Film & Video, Sculpture, Socially Engaged, Studio practice
  • Tags: textile, text, performance, languages, dereliction, ruins, installation, choreography
 
 

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    Biography

    Linda Persson is an artist based in London and Stockholm.
    Her work focuses on questions around that which is historically repressed, about to disappear, or maybe already extinct, such as certain languages or technologies. She explores the complexities of our surroundings through a number of different materials and methods, as for example sculpture, textile, 16mm film, HD technology, photography and sound.

     

     

    CV & Education

    Qualifications, training and research:

    2011 - 2012 Artistic research (Mejan residents), Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden

    2005-06 MFA 1st Distinction (sculpture) research ISVR, Winchester School of Art, Southampton University, Winchester

    1999-02 BA, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

    Selected exhibitions /projects:

    2016

    Oct-Dec Commission by International Art Space [SPACED] / Perth Australia, http://three.spaced.org.au/spaced-3-north-by-southeast/

    Residency in Leonora, Western Australia with The Walkatjurra Culture Centre an Aboriginal Australian art and cultural centre managed by the Tjupan Ngalia Tribal Land Council Aboriginal Corporation.

    Oct:  Kunstmuseum Luzern, Schweiz, invited by Laure Prouvost to submit a work for her curated show within her soloshow called 'amongsst us'

    26-28 August a new version of 'The Green Room: after Henning... called Stone tensions' perfromance at Velferden in Sokndal, Norway as part of ////// /O/O/O/O (Der Mund spricht die Gedanken aus - Die Landschaft gibt ihren Klang) curated by Nico Anklam and co-organised by Velferden and Rogaland Arts Centre, Norway http://www.reddvelferden.org/                                http://www.rogalandkunstsenter.no/

    19th August: Screening of 'The Astral Women' as part of the public programme of RIN (Residence in Nature) organised by Åsa Jungnelius. Summer programme:         http://residence-in-nature.se/en/project/residence-in-nature-2016-en/#57487e9d71718

    18th June - 18th of Sep, 2016 Groupexhibition, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Sweden,          'Songlines for a new Atlas' curated by Torun Ekstrand,  http://www.kalmarkonstmuseum.se/en/exhibition/songlines-for-a-new-atlas/

    25-26June: A new performative piece for the Exhibition, Kunsthal 44, Møen, Denmark______ ////// /O/O/O/O (Der Mund spricht die Gedanken aus - Die Landschaft gibt ihren Klang) to open June 25th 2016 curated by Nico Anklam http://www.44moen.dk/

    May 28th Perpetual Liquidity: screening curated by Hannah Conroy and Adam Chodszko as part of the exhibition 'of the sea' at the Dockyard, Kent, UK.                                                          Screening of "The Astral Women" 2016

    http://heyevent.uk/event/dpxdspur7rwfca/perpetual-liquidity-screening

    March: Research trip to Denmark, Møen of the Henning Christiansen Archive

    Feb/March: Screening premier of "The Astral Women" at Canapé Canopy, Auckland, New Zealand

    http://www.canapecanopy.com/

     

    2015 

    DEC: Screening 1st version of "ZEUS TEARS" at SPACE London / LUX event 10 Dec
    http://lux.org.uk/whats-on/events/bring-your-own-beamer-byob-space-studios-10-december-2015

    DEC: HOUSEPROJECT 27//2: with Darren Banks, Jenny Bergman, Bridget Currie & Tamara Henderson, Diana Duata, Mark Essen, Jack Beauchamp Hadley, Trevor Kiernander, Linda Persson, Amanda Simon, Victoria Skogsberg, Pip Stafford, Nancy Wallace (musician / singer)

    DEC: Bilbao, Spain, film / sculpture collaboration with Bridget Currie

    NOV: Artist in Residence Skaftfell Visual Arts, Iceland

    AUGUST / SEPT: Artists in Residence IMA GAllery, Brisbane Australia supported by IMA and Australian Arts Council, Artist International development fund supported by Arts Council England and British council
    for project Landscape/Black Opal/Technology project in Lighting Ridge Australia

    http://www.ima.org.au/event/walk-collect-make-exhibit/

    http://www.swedenabroad.com/Pages/CalendarEvent.aspx?id=95514&epslanguage=en-GB

    AUGUST- Exhibition, Venice Biennial, Imago Mundi group show

    JUNE / AUGUST 2015: Filming The Witch Island in Sweden

    JUNE 13th HOUSEPROJECT / S T r U c t U R A l  O b J e C T (with Sophie Yetton)

     

    2014 - Top of The World, Sami Center for Contemporary Art, Karasjok, Norway

    2014 NO MEANING, 5 months, London

    2013 Haninge Konsthall, Sweden, curated by Åsa Mårtensson

    2013 Nordenhake Galerie, Stockholm, Sweden, curated by Stefanie Hessler

    2012 Pavilion Projects “Auditorium” Turner Contemporary, Margate, U.K & Dilston

    Grove, London

    2011 Normalcy Bias2, Listros Gallery, Berlin

    2011 Commissioned solo exhibition at AIRSPACE, stoke-on-trent, U.K

    2011 The Drawing Room Biennial London, U.K2011

    2011 SAGS Woodmill Projects

    2010 Örebro Länsmuseum, Sweden, group show

    2010 The Allegory of the Cave, Non Grata Art Container, Tallinn, Estonia

    2010 ‘Episode 1- Acute melancholia’ Studio 44, Stockholm, Sweden (artist &

    curator)

    2010 ‘ The Devil’s Necktie’ Woodmill Projects, London

    2009 Echo Projects and The Coma Lounge, at Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

    2008/09 Nordic (P.A.M) Utsikten Kunstsenter, Kvinesdal, Norway

    2008 The Wharf Road Project, Atrium, London

    2007 AK28, Stockholm, Sweden ‘Encounter’ (solo show)

    Screenings

    2013/2012 Auditorium, Pavilion, Dilston Grove/Limbo Margate (Encounter)

    2010 XRAY@ResoVision, Frieze Arts Fair, London 2010

    2010 April Sierra film festival US (Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival

    Nevada City) ‘At the foot of a mountain’

    2010 March XRAY at SHORTWAVE cinema in collaboration with Vitrine gallery

    2009 May Lumen Evolution Festival 2009 with The Projection Gallery, Leeds, UK

    2009 March Festival International de Vidéo Danse du Breuil, Burgundy, France

    Performances (selected)

    2012 Ontological Mediator (Mudhead) Skaftfell Residency

    2012 June-book launch/performance-Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm

    2010 Art Container, Tallin, Estonia as part of exhibition the Allegory of the cave, with dancer Laura Kveilsten

    2010 Galleri 54, Gothenburg, Sweden

    Awards/ Residencies (selected)

    2014 Foundation Längmanska Culturefund

    2013 KKNORD travel stipend, Norway

    2013 Individual Arts Award, Swedish Arts Commitee

    2013 Iaspis International Exchange (Sámi Centre of Contemporary Art)

    2012 Skaftfell Visual Arts residency 2 months, Iceland

    2012 Iaspis international exchange “ Matter of Contradiction”

    2012 Swedish Committee grants fund International exchange-Film Margate/London

    2012 Mejan Residents (Royal Institute of Arts, Sweden)

    2011 IASPIS / Konstnärsnämnden grant for soloustställning/solo show in the U.K

    2010 British Council UK (EPISODE 1: Acute melancholia) Studio44 (curated)

    2009/10 Mobility funding KKNord

    2008 Residency Ricklundsgården Sweden

    2007 Travel award, Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse

    2007 Individual grant from the Arts Council in England

    2006/07 Royal Academy Schools Artist in Residence (Loughborough University)

    Commission

    2013 SLUTRAPPORT på Galleri BOX, Gothenburgh, Sweden

    2012 Arena Babou: 16mm film, ‘Handstands through Difference and Repetitions’

    2008 Nightingale Primary School small sculpture commission

    Bibliography  (selected)

    KonstNet / SvD Thinking and Speaking, Nordenhake Galerie, Review

    Essay by Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen ‘To leave History through its material’-

    Trying to draw blood from a stone’

    Interview by Kim West, publication by Royal Institute of Arts, 2012

    SIRP Eesti Kultuurileht, Margus Kiis, 3rd Sept 2010

    The Guardian (Jessica Lack) 22 Augusti 2009

    Time Out London (Martin Comer) 30 maj 2007 “Nordic stories”

    Svenska Dagbladet (Rikard Ekholm) 20 April 2007 “Roligt och underfundigt men lite

    retfullt”

    City konst (Lisa Wennersten) 20 April 2007, “Både kusligt och lugnande”

    Nerikes Allehanda (Stefan Nilsson) 2 Juni 1999 “Kreativ trolöshet utan gränser”

    Work related:

    Teaching / lecturing:

    ongoing: Örebro Konstskola, Sweden

    Reading University, Kingston University, Loughborough University

    With Liam Sprod: The Royal Institute of Arts Stockholm, Eligstadir College Iceland,

    Örebro Konstskola