Senior Lecturer in Fine Arts
Maria Hedlund is a Swedish artist based in Berlin. She graduated from the Photography Department at the University of Gothenburg in 1993.
In her latest ongoing works, she uses objects, plants, and smaller collections. They are mostly found or given to her. What they all have in common is that they are in a state of transition and of being outside their original context. This specific interest has formed works such as Life at Hyttödammen (2006 –), Dissolve (2011), and Some Kind of Knowledge
In Some Kind of Knowledge, the title refers to an ambivalent condition that always needs to be renegotiated and rephrased as new objects come into play. The “collection” is in a state of constant evolution. Sometimes there is a clear direction, which a while later might be forgotten, followed by a new one. The objects and plants appear in other works as well.
Hedlund’s works have recently been displayed at Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Onomatopee, Eindhoven; KRETS, Malmö, where the poet Ida Börjel performed a reading related to one Hedlund’s works; and at Kohta, Helsinki. At the moment, she is working on a public commission for the Tranströmer Library, in Medborgarhuset, Stockholm, which will be ready for the library’s reopening in 2020.
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