Janna Holmstedt

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E-mail: mail[at]jannaholmstedt.com
Cell phone: +46 (0)709 700 710

| works | projects | writing |stage | statement | resumé | recent and upcoming
| works | projects | writing |stage | statement | resumé | recent and upcoming
| works | projects | writing |stage | statement | resumé | recent and upcoming
| works | projects | writing |stage | statement | resumé | recent and upcoming
| works | projects | writing |stage | statement | resumé | recent and upcoming



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


Education
2010- PhD Candidate in Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University, Sweden
1999-2004 Master of Arts in Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University, Sweden
2001/2002 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 projects (in selection)
2013 Limit-cruisers (#1 Sphere), performance, Weld, Stockholm, Sweden (upcoming)
2013 SQUID text release, Göteborg, Sweden
2013 Limit-cruisers (#1 Sphere), performance, Inter Arts Center/Teatr Weimar, Malmö, Sweden
2012 Limit-cruisers (#1 Sphere), performance, Inter Arts Center/Teatr Weimar, Malmö, Sweden
2012 Freedom to Sing to Oneself, collaboration with Chinese artists and filmmakers, TCG Nordica, Kunming, China
2012 Happiness, a Five-Year Plan, performance and short film, collaboration with Chinese artists, Kunming, China (work in progress)
2011 SQUID 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, participatory project, on tour in Sweden
2010 SQUID text release, open archive, artist talk and performance, Studio Johan Tobias, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland
2009 Att dela ett samhälle [Sharing/Dividing a Society], collaborative, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
2009 SQUID text release, Labyrinth 09 - Writings and Observations, Botkyrka konsthall, Sweden
2009 Som svampar ur jorden [To Mushroom], with Anna Högberg, printed matter, Stockholm, Sweden
2009 SQUID text release, online: www.squidproject.net
2008 SQUID text release, artist talk and open archive, Hit project space, Göteborg, Sweden
2008 A Radical Shift of Scenery, participatory and collaborative project, 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 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 Paper bag or plastic bag?, with Po Hagström, Studio 44, Stockholm, Sweden
2005 The Construction of Landscapes, Lasnamäe residential area, Tallinn, Estonia
2005 Except for Your Presence, Kadriorg park, Tallinn, Estonia
2005 Sovereign States (I’m more individual than you), Estonian Artists’ Assocciation, Tallinn, Estonia
2003 Receiver-modules, Gallery 60, Umeå, Sweden

Group exhibitions and projects (in selection)

2013 Survival of the Fittest - Concerning Circumstances, with Po Hagström, Studio 44, Stockholm, Sweden
2013 Limit-cruisers (#2 Crowd), and paper presentation at Now Then: Performance & Temporality, the Performance Studies international conference #19, hosted by Stanford University's Department of Theater and Performance Studies
2011Launch of LIVEAERTLIVEBLOG during Experimentica 2011, SQUID participation, 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 2010, art fair, 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 SQUID text release and participation in 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
2006 SQUID text release and readings, ak28/Liljevalchs konsthall, 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 SQUID, launch of web-based project and text release, Tensta konsthall, 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 Treasur], curated by Po Hagström, The Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
2003 Umeå International Film Festival, Umeå, Sweden

Awards 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

Represented
2008 The National Public Art Council Sweden/Statens Konstråd
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

Publications
[Please, see writing above in the menue]

Theatre
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.

Teaching
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.
2008 Lecture, SQUID at Bezdomny, Göteborg, Sweden
2007 Guest professor at Facultad de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Diseño, Universidad nacional, San Juan, Argentina.

Bibliography (selected)
2012 Malena Forsare: "Syrefattigt på performance", Sydsvenska Dagbladet, Sep 20, 2012
2012 Clemens Altgård: "Tankeväckande lek med gränser", Skånska Dagbladet, Sep 19, 2012
2011 Emma Stenström: "Det kärleksfulla kontraktet", Skiss: konst, arbetsliv, forskning: Nio rapporter, Ed. Anders Widoff (Konstfrämjandet, 2011)
2011 Jonathan Metzger: "Strange spaces : A rationale for bringing art and artists into the planning process", Planning Theory, February 14, 2011
2011 Jonathan Metzger: "Konsten som demokratiserande teknologi: möjligheter och utmaningar med konst-iga rum", Skiss: konst, arbetsliv, forskning: Nio rapporter, Ed. Anders Widoff (Konstfrämjandet, 2011)
2010 Stefan Jonsson: "Tolv sätt att dela ett samhälle", Att dela ett samhälle, Ed. Ann Magnusson (Kulturförvaltningen Stockholms Läns Landsting, 2010)
2010 Jonathan Metzger: "Befreundung durch verfremdung: en funktion för konstnärliga rum isamhällsplaneringens processer", Att dela ett samhälle, Ed. Ann Magnusson (Kulturförvaltningen Stockholms Läns Landsting, 2010)
2010 Emma Stenström: "Förtroende ger frihet", Att dela ett samhälle, Ed. Ann Magnusson (Kulturförvaltningen Stockholms Läns Landsting, 2010)
2010 Jennie Fahlström: "Konstnären som framtidsbyggare", Konstperspektiv # 1:2010
2009 Sebastian Bergholm: "Kulturtimmen Inslag: intervju med konstnären Janna Holmstedt", Radio Vega, Svenska YLE, Dec 3
2009 Maria Lantz: "Miljökonst – från skuld till utopi", OBS Kultur och Idédebatt, Sveriges radio P1, Nov 26
2009 Hanna Stahle: ”Sinnliga visioner för offentlig miljö”, Omkonst, Sep 16
2008 Henrik Petersen: ”Gläntar på dörren till världen”, Helsingborgs dagblad, May 5
2006 Andri Ksenofontov: ”Jalutuskäik galeriides, Roosi nimi”, SIRP, nr 38(3127), Oct 13
2006 Eha Komissarova: ”Kired monumentide altaril, Eha Komissarov analüüsib linnaruumi monumentide teemat”, Vaal galerii, Kolumnid, Sep
2006 Thomas Sjösvärd: "Platsen som tema", Tidskrift.nu, Jul 30
2004 Hassan Khan: ”The Familiar Reconfigured” in the exhibition catalogue The Graduation Class of 2004 from the Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå
2003 Anders Sjögren: ”Titta in i galleriet för att titta ut”, Västerbottenskuriren, Dec 4