Janna Holmstedt

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Janna Holmstedt
Born 1972 in Göteborg, Sweden. Lives in Stockholm.

2017 Doctor in Fine Arts in Visual Arts, Malmö Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, Lund University, in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University, Sweden
2017 Teaching and learning in higher education, Umeå University, Sweden
2004 Master of Arts in Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University, Sweden
2002 Practical Philosophy, Umeå University, Sweden
1999 Theoretical Philosophy, Gothenburg University, Sweden
1991-1993 Theatre Set Design, Nordic Academy of Set Design, Skellefteå, Sweden

Solo exhibitions and long term projects (in selection)
2017 The Sphere, a digital platform for art, public art commission, concept: Katya Sander, in collaboration with Katya Sander, Misja Thirslund Krenchel, Mo Maja Moesgaard. Nya Karolinska Solna, project manager: Finbar Krook Rosato, Kulturförvaltningen, Stockholms Läns Landsting, Sweden
2017 Then, the Bark, Konstfrämjandet, Umeå, Sweden
2016 Articulations from the Orifice (The Dry and the Wet), performance, Teatr Weimar, Malmö, Sweden
2016 In the Greenery, Inter Arts Center, Malmö, Sweden
2015 Happiness, a Five-Year Plan, with Karin Wegsjö, short film, Filmhuset, Stockholm, Sweden and Swedish Television (SVT)
2014 Limit-cruisers (#1 Sphere), performance, Weld, Stockholm, Sweden
2013 Limit-cruisers (#1 Sphere), performance, Inter Arts Center/Konstnärliga forskarskolan, Malmö, Sweden
2012 Limit-cruisers (#1 Sphere), performance, Inter Arts Center/Teatr Weimar, Malmö, Sweden
2012 Freedom to Sing to Oneself, a one-year collaborative project with Chinese artists and filmmakers, Nu-institutet and TCG Nordica, Kunming, China
2012 Happiness, a Five-Year Plan, performance event, collaboration with Chinese artists and filmmakers, TCG Nordica, Kunming, China
2011 SQUID, with Katja Aglert and Martijn van Berkum, text release, open archive and performances, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art , Vaasa, Finland
2010 Röst [Voice], with Karin Wegsjö, performance on the town square of Mariannelund, Sweden
2010 Den svenska friheten [The Swedish Giveaway], with Karin Wegsjö, a one-year participatory project on tour in Sweden
2010 SQUID, with Katja Aglert and Martijn van Berkum, text release, open archive, artist talk and performance, Studio Johan Tobias, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland
2009 Att dela ett samhälle [Sharing/Dividing a Society], with Anna Högberg, Johan Tiré,n and Johan Waerndt, exhibition at Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
2009 Som svampar ur jorden [To Mushroom], with Anna Högberg, printed matter, the Office of Regional Planning and Kulturförvaltningen, Stockholms Läns Landsting, Stockholm, Sweden
2008 SQUID, with Katja Aglert and Martijn van Berkum, text release, artist talk and open archive, Hit project space, Göteborg, Sweden
2008 A Radical Shift of Scenery, with Anna Högberg, Johan Tirén, and Johan Waerndt, c/o Sjödalsvägen, Huddinge, Sweden
2008 The Construction of Landscapes, Vox Pouli Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
2008 Limit-cruisers, 300m3 Art Space, Göteborg, Sweden
2006 SQUID, with Katja Aglert, text release and readings, ak28/Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
2006 SQUID, with Katja Aglert, text release and sound files, Ersta konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
2006 Monument for the Masses, with Po Hagström, Tallinn City Gallery, Estonia
2006 Trial and Error – proposal for a counter-monument, with Po Hagström, online project
2005 SQUID, with Katja Aglert, launch of web-based project and text release, Tensta konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
2005 Paper bag or plastic bag?, with Po Hagström, Studio 44, Stockholm, Sweden
2005 The Construction of Landscapes, intervention, Lasnamäe residential area, Tallinn, Estonia
2005 Except for Your Presence, intervention, Kadriorg park, Tallinn, Estonia
2005 Sovereign States (I’m more individual than you), intervention, Estonian Artists’ Assocciation, Tallinn, Estonia
2003 Receiver-modules, Gallery 60, Umeå, Sweden

Group exhibitions and projects (in selection)

2016 Inspired, Taoxichuan Art Museum and the Scandinavian Center, Jingdezhen, China
2016 Öyvind Fahlström: Kalas på BORD, Moderna Muséet, Stockholm, Sweden
2016 Intonal Festival – Exprimental Music Festival by Inkonst, CTM, EMS, IAC and Unsound, Malmö, Sweden
2016 Transistor – Broadcasting from the center of contemporary performing arts, Teatr Weimar, Malmö, Sweden
2015 VISIT15, Konsthall Betel, Mariannelund, Sweden
2015 To the Beat of My Tounge, performance lectures at Studio 44, Stockholm, Sweden
2015 Göteborg Film Festival, Göteborg, Sweden
2014 In the Blend, Inter Arts Center/Teatr Weimar, Malmö, Sweden
2013 Survival of the Fittest - Concerning Circumstances, with Po Hagström, Studio 44, Stockholm, Sweden
2013 PSi #19: Now Then: Performance & Temporality, Stanford University, California, USA
2013 SQUID, text release, Frölunda kulturhus, Göteborg, Sweden
2011 Experimentica 2011, SQUID participates in LIVEAERTLIVEBLOG, Chapter's Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales
2011Textival, SQUID text release and artist talk, Bezdomny, Göteborg, Sweden
2010 Platform, curated by Edi Muka, Röda Sten, Göteborg, Sweden
2010 Det hårda och det mjuka [The Hard and the Soft], collaborative artistic investigation of Öyvind Fahlström's concrete theatre play from 1953, produced by Alice Kollektiv and performed at Tensta konsthall, Unga Klara and Dansens Hus, Stockholm.
2010 Labyrinth 09 - Writings and Observations, curated by Joanna Sandell and Pia Sandström, Botkyrka konsthall, Sweden
2010 Supermarket, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
2009 Sonic Sunrises – Nordic sound art, Titanik Gallery, Turku, Finland
2009 Open engagement, curated by Kim Einarsson and Helena Selder, Marabouparken annex, Sundbyberg, Sweden
2009 Verka, exhibition and seminar on artistic strategies in urban space, Studio 44, Stockholm, Sweden
2009 Konsthall SE, Konsthall C, Stockholm, Sweden
2009 Nano, Studio 44, Stockholm, Sweden
2008 It’s Not Easy, Exit Art, New York, USA
2008 Paletten presents Lisa Jonasson and Trial and Error, Sollentuna Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
2007 Don’t Even Go There, Studio 44, Stockholm, Sweden
2007 TECKST, Verkligheten, Umeå, Sweden
2007 Zero to One, Rhizome.org ArtBase, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
2007 Documenta Magazine Project, collaboration between Chto delat? and Iaspis, Dokumentahalle, Kassel, Germany
2007 Rhizome.org ArtBase, archive of new media, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
2007 Open Studio, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska
2007 Supermarket, Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, Sweden
2007 Liljevalchs Vårsalong, curated by Maria Lind, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
2006 Labyrinth, curated by Joanna Sandell and Pia Sandström, Botkyrka konsthall, Botkyrka, Sweden
2006 Urban Turntable, Stockholm Region Remix, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden
2006 Bombastic, Studio 44, Stockholm, Sweden
2006 Manifesta 6, Nicosia, Cyprus (cancelled)
2006 ´Travelling Magazine Table, Iaspis, Stockholm, Sweden
2006 We Invite All, curated by Sören Grammel and Jan Verwoert, BildMuseet, Umeå, Sweden
2006 Mini Market, Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, Sweden
2006 Landscapes, Studio 44, Stockholm, Sweden
2005 Chto delat? Working Meetings in Petersburg, Pro Arte Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
2005 The Great Swedish Social Makeover, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden
2005 Production site, Tensta konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
2005 Kobarnäitus 18 tuba, Sakala no 9, Tallinn, Estonia
2005 Whatever happened to social democracy?, curated by Pavel Buchler and Charles Esche, Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden
2004 This is not film, Clarion Hotel Stockholm, Sweden
2004 Korsnäs Rubber Biennal, curated by Veronica Brovall, Falun, Sweden
2004 Umeå!, curated by Joa Ljungberg, Nacka Expo, Stockholm, Sweden
2004 M.F.A exhibition, curated by Joa Ljungberg, BildMuséet, Umeå, Sweden
2004 Repetition, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
2003 Min skattkammare [My Treasury], curated by Po Hagström, The Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
2003 Umeå International Film Festival, Umeå, Sweden

Awards, Grants, and Artist-in-Residence
2012 The Swedish Film Institute
2011 The Swedish Arts Council and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
2010 The Swedish Arts Council
2010 The City of Stockholm, cultural support
2010 Framtidens kultur
2010 HIAP, Artist-in-Residence, Helsinki, Finland
2009 Sumu, Artist-in-Residence, Turku, Finland
2009 Kunst:raum sylt quelle, work and residence grant, Germany
2009-2010 Two-year working grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2008 Nordic Culture Point, project grant
2007 Foundation Helge Ax:son Johnson’s Stiftelse
2007 Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Artist-in-Residence, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
2006 IASPIS (International Artist Studio Program In Stockholm), International exchange
2005 NIFCA (Nordic Institute for Contemporary Arts), Sleipnir, travel grant
2005 Foundation Helge Ax:son Johnson’s Stiftelse
2005 Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Visual Arts Fund, project grant
2004 NIFCA, Nordic Artist-in-Residence, Tallinn, Estonia
2004 Nominated to Diesel New Art Award
2004 J C Kempes Minnesfond


2012 Municipality of Nacka, Sweden
2008 Statens Konstråd / The National Public Art Council Sweden
2007 Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
2007 Rhizome.org ArtBase, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
2006 Traveling Magazine Table (TMT), initiated by Nomads & Residents [Bikvanderpol and Cesare Pietrousti]
2005 Collaborative Practice Archive, Shedhalle, Zürich, Switzerland

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Conference Presentations
2015 ”YOU-TAPE-GOD. Explorations of Voice, Constructed Situations, and A/Orality from Within a Visual Art Practice”, paper presentation at Vetenskapsrådets symposium om konstnärlig forskning, Malmö, Sweden

2015 "Are You Ready for a Wet Live-In? (Or, the How of Ms. Howe)", paper presentation at Transvaluation: Making the World Matte, international symposium for alternative making of values through and in research, Department of Architecture, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden

2014 "The Unfolding of a Morphe", paper presentation at Bakhtin as Praxis: Academic Production, Artistic Practice, Political Activism, 15th International Bakhtin Conference, a collaboration between Södertörn University, Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg, Uppsala University, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm

2013 "What You See is not What You Get - Performance as a Mode of Thinking", paper presentation at PSi #19: Now Then: Performance & Temporality, Performance Studies international conference #19, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA, ´


Since 1992 I have made stage design and costumes for more than 20 productions, mostly in Sweden, for Uppsala stadsteater, Malmö Musikteater, Angeredsteatern, Musikteaterverket, among others.

2014-2016 Teaching at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University, Sweden
2015 Guest lecturee at The Royal Art Academy, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 Guest lecturer at Yunnan Arts Institute, Kunming, China
2009/2010 Guest critic, the School of Architecture, The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH), Sweden
2008 Guest critic and artist talk, Photography & Digital Arts, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
2008 Guest teacher at Nyckelviksskolan, Stockholm, Sweden
2007 Guest professor at Facultad de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Diseño, Universidad nacional, San Juan, Argentina