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FRIDA KLINGBERG (Gothenburg, 1981) is an artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. Her work revolves around how underlying worldviews influence thinking, actions and personal everyday choices. She often uses herself as a catalyst to start discussions on existing values and conflicting ideas in specific discourses. Most projects are process based and she communicates the project to the public in different ways along the process, while in exhibition situations she uses a wide range of mediums such as photography, video, performance and text.



EDUCATION:

2017 Att arbeta konstnärligt i det offentliga rummet (Public Art course), Valand Academy, Sweden

2011-2013 Master in Fine Art, Art in the Public Realm, Konstfack University Collage of Arts, Crafts and Design, Sweden

2007-2010 Bachelor in Fine Art Photography, School of Photography, Gothenburg University, Sweden

 

PERFORMANCES AND OTHER EVENTS:

March 2018, Badstu for arbeidsløse, job ad, employment process and sauna bath with conversation in Stavanger, Norway

April 2017, Circles #1, artist in residence and public performance, I am a querulant, Köttinspektionen Dans, Uppsala. Together with Mariana Suikkanen Gomes and The Disengaged Free Jazz Orchestra (Maria Stiernborg and Kajsa Wadhia). Sweden

January 2017-2018), Hamre 2:4, public sound installation on the house in Hamre 2:4, Lysekil, Sweden

September 2016, Sauna für Arbeitslose, job ad, employment process and two sauna baths with conversatiosns in Berlin, Germany

April 2016, The Kungshatt memorial mural mystery, Couchsurfer's Paradise: Part III Utopia, arranged by curator Sheena Malone and artist Jens Evaldsson, Kungshatt, Sweden

Maj 2015, Arbetslöshetserfarenheter, a public talk with me, Elise Karlsson, author, Stina Oscarson, director and debater, Caroline Malmström, curator, at Art Lab Gnesta. Watch a documentation of the talk >

April 2015, Sauna for the unemployed, job ad, employment process and sauna bath with conversation in Malmö, Sweden

March 2015, Sauna for the unemployed, job ad, employment process and sauna bath with conversation in Fengersfors, in collaboration with Not Quite, Sweden

February 2015, Sauna for the unemployed, job ad, employment process and sauna bath with conversation in Luleå, in collaboration with Galleri Syster, Sweden

November 2014, Sauna for the unemployed, job ad, employment process and sauna bath with conversation in Gnesta, in collaboration with Art Lab Gnesta, Sweden

November 2014, reading from the text OBS OBS EXTRA! Ny mensvärksmetod förädrar hela samhället, Moderna Bar, Stockholm

April 2014, Sauna for the unemployed, job ad, employment process and sauna bath with conversation in Dala-Floda, in collaboration with Extensions Hagen, Sweden

August 2013, Window Cleaning-performances in six different homes, Malmö, Sweden

February 2013, Bevara Flatlusen (Save the Crab Louse) performance, during the conference Värdehandling och kulturarv 2.0 at Stockholms Auktionsverk, arranged by Katarina MacLeod in cooperation with KK-stiftelsen and Södertörns Högskola, Stockholm

Spring 2013, Window cleaning-performances in three different homes, Stockholm

February 2013, offers six new Window Cleanings in a performance in The Common Show, Tensta Konsthall, Sweden

February 2013, TV4 Nyhetsmorgon, Bevara Flatlusen interview /performance

February 2012, Bevara Flatlusen (Save the Crab Louse) performance, Performance Night 6feb, Konstfack

Spring 2012, Window Cleaning-performance in two different homes, Stockholm

December 2011, offers six Window Cleanings, performance, Christmas Market at Konstfack, Stockholm

August 2010, Window cleaning-performance in six different homes, Gothenburg

 

SOLO SHOWS:

January 2017, Hamre 2:4, Galleri Gerlesborg, Hamburgsund

November-December 2015, Vara utan efterfrågan, Art Lab Gnesta, Gnesta

August 2013, Hated Animals, part 2, the wolf, Galleri Träsmak, Mallbacken

December 2012, Bevara Flatlusen (Save the Crab Louse), Student Gallery, Konstfack University Collage of Arts, Crafts and Design

August 2012, Hated Animals, News about the apocalypse #5, Note On, Berlin

December 2009, Avskydda djur, del 1: Skarv (Hated Animals, part 1: the Great Cormorant), Galleri Monitor, Gothenburg

 

GROUP SHOWS:

March 2018, Arbeidsverk #2: Frida Klingberg, Maiken Stene og Alessandro Marchi, curated by Hans Edward Hammonds and Anna Ihle, Studio 17, Stavanger

September-November 2016, Undisciplinary Learning – Remapping the Aesthetics of Resistance: SPACE, DISTRICT, Berlin

October-November 2014, Handplockat – på utflykter i bildarkivet, Oslo Projektrom, Oslo

September-November 2014, Handplockat – på utflykter i bildarkivet, Galleri Format, Malmö

September 2014, I ärlighetens namn, CORSO, Slakthusateljéerna, Stockholm

May 2014, Extensions Hagen, Dala-Floda

June-August 2013, New Nordic Photography 2013, curated by Dragana Vujanovic, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg

May-August 2013, 24 Spaces – en kakafoni, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö

May 2013, Spring Show 2013, Konstfack University Collage of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm

November 2012, Tidslinjen – jubileumsutställning 30 år, School of Photography, Gothenburg

December 2011, Dear ****, in the private home of Tove Eklund Lindskog, Stockholm

Sept-November 2010, CFF visar Ny Nordisk Fotografi: On Display, Centrum för Fotografi, Stockholm

May-August 2010, New Nordic Photography 2010: On Display, curated by Linda Frisk, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg

August 2010, An experience of Exchange, curated by Erik Berglin with Thomas Dahl and Christian Hansen, Galleri Rotor, Gothenburg

May 2010, Clouds of Witness, curated by Frida Cornell, Röda Sten, Gothenburg

March 2010, Dokumentärfilmsfestival 2010, c/o Tempo, Skövde Kulturhus

November 2009, Fotosynteser, Galleri Oro, Gothenburg

September 2008, Krig och fotografi, Galleri Monitor, Gothenburg

April 2008, Vårutställningen, School of Photography, Gothenburg

July 2008, Tracing Love, Magacin Gallery, Belgrad

December 2007, 21 fotografer ställer ut, Musikens Hus, Gothenburg

June 2006 – September 2007, I love U!, Natural History Museum, Gothenburg

 

GRANTS AND NOMINATIONS:

2017 Nordisk Kulturkontakt, Mobilitetsstöd

2017 International cultural exchange, IASPIS, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

2016 International cultural exchange, IASPIS, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

2015 Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse

2014 Kulturbryggan, Tema: Kultur&Politik

2013 Finalist to the Victor Fellowship

2010 Artist in residence in Kunstnerhuset in Svolvær, Svensk-Norska Samarbetsfonden

2010 Finalist to the Victor Fellowship

2010 Alvins Fond, Naturvårdsverket

 

PUBLISHED:

Vara utan efterfrågan by Frida Klingberg, artist book, ISBN: 978-91-637-9497-1

Contribution in the magazine Hjärnstorm #120-121: MENS with the text OBS OBS EXTRA! Ny mensvärksmetod förändrar hela samhället.

Contributions in the book Handplockat – på utflykt i bildarkivet, red. Dyrendom, Laszlo m.fl. 2013, Förlaget 284, ISBN: 9789197982221

Contributions in the catalogue Tidslinjen – Jubileumsutställning 30 år, 2012, School of Photography, University of Gothenburg

Editor, Why Art? Exhibition catalogue Spring Show 2012, institution of Fine Art, Konstfack University Collage of Arts, Crafts and Design

Contributions in Vidvinkel Digital #1, Man and Nature 2011

Contributions in Province, Mexico City 2009

Contributions in Ilja – feministisk fotokalender 2007

 


MEDIA:

2018-02-10 "Vil ansette folk til å sitte i en badstue og snakke om arbeidsledighet", Byas

2017-10-27 "Borde vi bry oss om flatlöss?", interview in Vice

2017-01-25 “Ödehus utanför Lysekil har få röst”, interview in Sveriges Radio P4 Väst

2017-01-25 “Huset i skogen har få röst”, interview in Strömstads tidning and in Bohuslänningen

2015-11-20 "Hon gör bastukonst om arbetslinjen", Dagens ETC

2015-11-14 "Bastuprojekt ställs ut i Gnesta", interview in Södermanlands Nyheter (SN)

2015-11-13 Interview in Morgon i P4 Sörmland (ca 2:40:00)

2015-04-30 Interview in Morgon i P4 Sörmland (ca 3:16:00)

2015-04-30 "Vill väcka tankar om arbetssamhället", Södermanlands Nyheter (SN)

2015-02-24 "Undersöker idén om ett gott liv", Norrbottens Kuriren

2015-02-04 "Arbetslösheten blir konst i bastun", interview in Norrländska socialdemokraten (NSD)

2015-01-21 "Samtalskonst om arbetsfrågan", interview in Fria Tidningen

2015-01-15 Interview on Bastu för arbetslösa in Morgon i P4 Norrbotten

2015-01-15 "Bastu för arbetslösa", interview in TV4 Nyhetsmorgon, TV4

2015-01-14 "Basta – hett jobb i Luleå", TT

2015-01-14 "Arbetsförmedlingens heta jobb: bastubadare", Norrbottens Kuriren

2014-12-11 "Den läckande kroppen – inte bara en kvinnlig angelägenhet", review by Ida Thunström regarding Hjärnstorm#120-121 on menstruation in Tidningen Kulturen

2014-11-21 "Mensverk på hög nivå", review by Ida Therén regarding Hjärnstorm #120-121 on menstruation in Aftonbladet

2014-10-30 "Avklätt om arbetslöshet", newspaper Sörmlandsbygden

2014-04-09 Interview about Bastu för arbetslösa, P4 Dalarna Morgon, at 2:15:40 (in Swedish)

2013-05-17 ”Hårda tider för flatlössen” article in TT, re-published in Göteborgs-Posten amongst others

2013-03-20 UR Samtiden – Skydda kulturarvet, ”Bevara Flatlusen”, Kunskapskanalen

2013-03-03 ”Frida Klingbergs konstprojekt: bevara flatlössen!”, P4 Extra (in Swedish)

2013-03-01 ”Hon vill rädda flatlössen från utrotning”, Nyheter 24 (in Swedish)

2013-02-28 ”Hon vill rädda flatlusen från utrotning”, TV4 Nyhetsmorgon (in Swedish)

2013-02-18 and 2013-02-24 in the radio show Christer in P3 about Bevara Flatlusen (in Swedish)

2010-06-02 ”Nordisk fotografi på längden och bredden", Kulturnytt, P1 (in Swedish)

2010-05-13 "Tre avgångsutställningar från Valand", review by Sara Arvidsson, Konsten.net (in Swedish)

2007 Feature about the project Onaniorgasmer in the TV show Lustgården, TV3



OTHER:

September 2016 - ongoing, head teacher at Gerlesborgsskolan Bohuslän.

March 2018, Public Artist Talk, Kunstskolen i Rogaland, Stavanger

2015-16 Initiator to the thematic issue Heltid, deltid, alltid, on work and time, Hjärnstorm magazine, and work as guest editor in the beginning of the process.


2014-16 Participant in the discussion group Club Antropocen (research, production and art proposal, exhibitions) initiated by Fröydi Laszlo.

April 2016, (2016-ongoing), one week fulltime course on participatory and process based methods in art, for the second year students at Gerlesborgsskolan, Bovallstrand.

April 2016, Vara utan efterfrågan, Public talk at Gerlesborgsskolan Bohuslän.

January 2016, På vår egen planhalva, one week fulltime course on fine arts' position within the cultural politics in Sweden, with Konstgrupp Almedalen (KA), for the second year students at Gerlesborgsskolan, Bovallstrand.

October 2015, På vår egen planhalva, a workshop in two parts on fine arts' position within the cultural politics in Sweden, with Konstgrupp Almedalen (KA) at the instititution for Fine Art, Konstfack.

March 2015, External critic at Mia Rogersdotter Olofssons Bachelor solo show A process of photosynthesis, Fine Art department, Konstfack

March 2015, Artist Talk at a course in participatory art at the program Järn & Stål /Offentlig Gestaltning, HDK Steneby

January 2015, Talk on Hated Animals, for the course Environmental Photography, Frank Forum, Valand Academy

June 2014, Konstgrupp Almedalen (KA) in collaboration with Konstnärernas Riksorganisation (KRO) organized the seminar Från konstsoffan till heta stolen - samtal om politikens och konstens villkor in Almedalen, in which I and Robert Stasinski moderated a public talk with the politicians Lars Ohly (V) and Gunilla C Carlsson (S).

Maj-Juni 2014, Konstgrupp Almedalen (KA) organized the workshop Mytverkstad at two occasions. Professional artists and art students from the Bachelor program at Royal Art Institute in Stockholm were invited. The workshop was made in collaboration with Konstnärshuset. Five myths were extracted from the workshop and was used as foundation material in the public talk with politicians in Almedalen later the same year.

June 2014, 3 days workshop in art for children at summer camp, Haninge Konsthall.
Together with Noak Lönn.

December 2013, Norm critical material workshop, 1 week full time for first and second year students attending the Bachelor Program in Ceramics and Glass, Konstfack – University Collage of Arts, Crafts and Design. Together with Jorun Kugelberg.

November 2013, Workshop on hate, 1 week full time for second year students at the Bachelor Program in Photography, Valand Academy

Sept/October 2013, freelance research assistant for Tate Liverpool. The mission was to find, compile and translate archival material from the exhibition The Model at Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, in 1968. Before the exhibition Art Turning Left – How Values Changed Making 1789-2013, Tate Liverpool >

2012, Head teacher in the thematic course on nature photography (theory and practice): Den frusna fotografens heta hjärta – om naturfotografi och sanningens politik, 7.5 hp, School of Photography, Gothenburg, together with Hendrik Zeitler

2010-2012, Guest teacher in photography, history of photography and theory, Foto/digital bildbearbetning 15 hp, Linnéuniversitetet, Växjö