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I approach art as metaphor

A metaphor is per definition a "concept understood in terms of another concept". And for me it is one of the most important tools for trying to comprehend what cannot be comprehended totally, or to express what cannot be expressed totally. It is a way to create meaning.

 

Metaphors are at the same time precise, and extremely abstract. Hence a metaphor requires interpretation in order to be understood. What is then so special about metaphors is that they can have multiple meanings. And as the borders of metaphors are ambiguous, the ambiguity allows multiple interpretations to emerge.

 

In my own work the metaphor of textiles is omnipresent. Textiles is usually considered a material, however I also consider it a metaphor for seeing the world intertwined. I see it as

no coincidence that our language is made up of textile references describing the world and its connections.  The words “Text” and “Textiles” derives from the same Latin origin, the verb “Texere” which means ‘to weave’. This takes me back to the metaphor, which in itself creates a weave of meaning, in its process of transferring and transforming our understanding.

Education 

2016 - 2018

M.Sc in Business and Design, HDK

2011- 2014

BFA in Textiles, Konstfack

Upcoming exhibitions 

2023

פתיל (Petil), Sigtunastiftelsen, Sigtuna

Exhibitions 

Solo

2022

2021

2017

2015

Och ordet vart kött och tog sin boning ibland oss, Nynäshamns konsthall, Nynäshamn

ספר (SFR), Juste Galleri, Stockholm

Heroine WOD, Nordiska huset, Reykjavik

The fashion Affirmations, Svarta Lådan, Scandic Malmen, Stockholm

Group (a selection)

2022

2022

2021

2018

2017

2016

2015

2015

2014

2014

2013

2013

2012

Textile Residency Exhibition,  Ós Textíllistamiðstöð, Blönduós

ספר, Paloma Dolores, Stockholm 

Vävsalongen, Halmstad konsthall, Halmstad

Vatn, Nordiska huset, Torshavn

Skaraborgssalongen, Skövde Konsthall

Crying is pointless, Katarina kyrka, Stockholm

Nothing to wear / How to make clothes that matter, Textilmuseet, Borås

Haningesalongen, Haninge Kulturhus, Haninge

Textilsommar, Virserums konsthall, Virserum

What is textiles? Ocean terminal, Edinburgh

Samling, Etnografiska museet, Stockholm 

Octahedron – In the absence of one man, SIM Residency, Reykjavik 

 Väv, Nordiska museet, Stockholm 

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