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Michael Johansson

1975 Trollhättan, Sweden

1 Works exhibited

Current location

Milan

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  • About the Artist
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The artistic research of Michael Johansson revolves around an almost obsessive collection and measuring of objects. This process leads the artist to his creations of heterogenous conglomerates whose multivalent significance is meticulously calibrated and always differs. Forms and colors seem to be inextricably entwined, welded together by some disconcerting magnetism. For Johansson, an everyday object like a chair seat represents a metaphor for a familiar space that must be organized and filled at a very junction, interpreting the intrinsic nature of every juxtaposition.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 - Upcoming:
- Galerie Ramakers, the Hague (NL) 2017
- FIFI Projects, San Pedro (MX) 2017
- Møre & Romsdal Kunstsenter, Molde (NO)
- Projektcontainern, Nationalmuseum Design, Kulturhuset, Stockholm (SE)

2016 - Galleri Arnstedt Östra Karup, Östra Karup (SE) - Galerie Arnstedt, Östra Karup (SE)

2015 - Crossroads, The Flat - Massimo Carasi, Milan (IT)
- Østfold Kunstnersenter, Fredrikstad (NO)
- Helsinki Contemporary, Helsinki (FI)
- Galleri Arnstedt Östra Karup, Outdoor Installation, Östra Karup (SE) - ØKS, Østfold Kunstsenter, Fredrikstad, (NO)

2014 - RAKE visningsrom, Trondheim (NO)
- Värmlands Museum, Karlstad (SE)
- Galerie Ramakers, Den Haag (NL)
- I dialog med samlingarna, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg (SE)*

2013 - Ensemble, Manmade Wooyoungmi, Seoul (KR) *
- Lines and Layers, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen (DK)
- Shades and Variables, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm (SE) - Parallella Historier, Konsthallen Trollhättan (SE)
- Familiar Abstractions, Vigeland-museet, Oslo (NO) *

2012 - Still Lifes, The Flat - Massimo Carasi, Milan (IT) - Maison Hermès WD, Ginza, Tokyo (JP)

2011 - Horror Vacui, AIT, Tokyo (JP)
- Kunstbanken, Hedmark Kunstsenter, Hamar (NO)
- Galerie Ramakers, Den Haag (NL)
- Recollection, Ystads konstmuseum, Ystad (SE) *
- Konsthallen i Luleå, Luleå (SE)
- Advokatfirman Vinge, Malmö (SE)
- Familiar Abstractions, The Flat - Massimo Carasi, Milan (IT)

2010 - Kiruna Konstgille, Kiruna (SE)
- TÄTT, Växjö Konsthall, Växjö (SE) - Galerie Ramakers, Den Haag (NL) - Triptyk, Galleri 21, Malmö (SE)
- Haninge Konsthall, Haninge (SE)

2009 - PREVIEW BERLIN / Galerie Hartwich Rügen, Berlin (DE) *
- Frameworks, Østfold Kunstnersenter/Galleri ØKS, Fredrikstad (NO) * (PDF) - Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup (SE)
- Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm (NO)

2008 - Cuboids, Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst, Trondheim (NO) * (PDF) - Strings Attached, Galerie Hartwich, Rügen (DE)
- 1,5m2, 21m2, Stavanger (NO)
- Strings Attached, Nordin Gallery, Stockholm (SE) * (PDF)

- Strings Attached, Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter, Svolvær (NO)

2007 -ÖrnsköldsviksKonsthall(SE)
- Monolit, Bastard, Oslo (NO)
- Nollställt, Konsthallen Trollhättan (SE)
- Some Assembly Required, Mors Mössa, Göteborg (SE)
- Engine Bought Separately, Galleri S:t Gertrud, Malmö (SE)

2006 - FILM - Short Cuts, NEON Gallery, Brösarp (SE) - Galleri 1:18, Gerlesborg, Bohuslän (SE)

2005 - ”...one more time”, Cirkulationscentralen, Malmö (SE)
- ”Oops, I did it again...”, Master’s Exhibition, Galleri PEEP, Malmö (SE) - Wind of Change, PICTURA, Lund (SE)
- COPYCAT (with Kristina Lenard), Gallery PM, Zagreb (HR) *

2004 - KMRIICSH (with Kristina Lenard), Vladimir Nazor Gallery, Zagreb (HR) *

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 - Upcoming:
- Kunst på Øya, Øyafestivalen, Oslo (NO)

2016 - CCA Andratx, Mallorca (ES)
- A Mix of Primary Color's, Galerie Hartwich, Rügen (DE) - 140/15, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Umeå (SE)
- Alma Löv Museum, Östra Ämtervik (SE)
- The Flat, Massimo Carasi - The Flat, Milan (IT)

2015 - Xmas 14, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen (DK)
- Skulptur, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London (UK)
- Off the Grid, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan (IT)
- Swedish Democracy, Duo Exhibition (with Marcus Eek), Helsinki Contemporary, Helsinki (FI) - Konkret mehr Raum, Kunsthalle Osnabrück(DE)

- Offside, Alma Löv Museum, Östra Ämtervik
- Summertime'15, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen (DK) - Lo Sguardo Di..., Unicredit Pavilion, Milan (IT)
- Arcadia Unbound, Funkhaus Berlin (DE)
- Vevringautstillinga, Naustdal (NO)
- CCA Andratx, Mallorca (ES)

2014 - Volta 10, double solo with Paolo Cavinato, booth D12: The Flat - Massimo Carasi, Basel (CH) - Urban Agricuture Survival Kit, The Flat - Massimo Carasi, Milan (IT)
- Black Market, Stockholm (SE)
- The Pleasure Principle, Lehrter Siebzehn, Berlin (DE)

- A Book Between Two Stools, Villa Empain, Brussels (BE)

2013 - Baltic Sea Record 2013, Stadtgalerie Kiel (DE) *
- Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup (SE)
- Summertime 13, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen (DK) - Projet R, Massy (FR) *
- Subterranean Echoes, ZKU, Berlin (SE)
- Inner Journeys, Maison Particullère, Brussels (BE)
- Yes Naturally, GEM/Gemeentemuseum, the Hague (NL) *
- KLEUR, Galerie Ramakers, Den Haag (NL)

2012 - X-MAS 12, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen (DK)
- Imaginary Travels, Amerika Haus, Berlin (DE)
- Koganecho Bazaar 2012, Koganecho Bazaar, Yokohama (JP)
- Soirée graphique N°5, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern (CH)
- Summertime 12, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen (DK)
- Museiparken Karlstad, Karlstad (SE)
- Point Blank - Mikser on Belef, Geozavod, Belgrade (RS) *
- Beaufort04, Triennial of Contemporary Art by the Sea, Zeebrugge (BE) *
- Scratch my name on your arm with a fountain pen..., Passagen Linköpings Konsthall (SE) - Déjà vu – Contemporary Art from Malmö Art Museum's Collection, Turku Art Museum (FI)

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Den Dolda Konsten, Haninge Konsthall (SE)
Back to the Future, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Utrecht (NL) Perfectible Geometries, The Flat - Massimo Carasi, Milan (IT)

X-MAS 11, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen (DK) upcoming Dec ARTISTAS, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon (PT)
T/HERE, Contemporary Istanbul (TR)
Space Invaders, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen (DK)

Norsk Skulpturbiennale, Vigeland-museet, Oslo (NO) *
La Vie Mode D’Emploi (Life A User’s Manual), Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (BE) *
Witte de With Straat Festival, Rotterdam (NL) *
Summertime 11, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen (DK)
Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup (SE)
Container Architektur, NRW-forum, Düsseldorf (DE) *
Ärade Jury, Krapperups Konsthall, Höganäs (SE)
Rådhusgalleriet, Oslo (NO)
Overlap. Den Frie Kunstbygning, Copenhagen (DK) *
Scratch my name on your arm with a fountain pen (that means you really love me), Landskrona,Museum (SE)

If on a winter's day a traveller..., Bologna Art First, Bologna (IT)

Spår, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö (SE)
X-MAS 10, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen (DK)
Out of OSTRALE'010, Alte Schlachthof, Eupen (BE) *
BGO1, Curated by Entrée, Bergen Art Museum, Bergen (NO) *
Out of OSTRALE'010, Wilson Shaft Gallery, Katowice (PL) *
Space Invaders, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam (NL)
OSTRALE'010, Zentrum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Dresden (DE) *
Momentum Design, Momentum Kunsthall, Moss (NO) *
Moscow International Biennual for Young Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (RU) * Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup (SE)
Umedalen Skulptur, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Umeå (SE) *
Pastiche: When a Tree Falls in the Forest..., Sølyst Castle Park, Jyderup (DK) * Meaning of Void, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen (DK)
Utan titel, Ystad Konstmuseum, Ystad (SE)
MARKET at-large, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm (SE)

Space Invaders, FACT, Liverpool (UK)
Galleri Thomassen, Göteborg (SE)
The Inner Space, The Flat - Massimo Carasi, Milan (IT)
Northern Lights and White Russians, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Umeå (SE) Örebro Open Art, Örebro Konsthall (SE) *
Alma Löv Museum, Ö Ämtervik (SE)
Ytor och djup, Åmells c/o Konstnärshuset, Stockholm (SE)
Hudson Museum, Rotterdam (NL)
Truth or Dare, Århus Kunstbygning, Århus, (DK) *
Ystad Konstmuseum, Ystad (SE) *
Nordin Gallery, Stockholm (SE)
Vårsalongen, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm (SE) *

Tupajumi Show, Sigmaringen (DE)
Galleri Flach+Thulin, Stockholm (SE)
PRESENT, Alma Löv Museum, Ö Ämtervik (SE)
The Real Thing, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö (SE)
The View Outside, cameracartell - Scenario 1, Elektrohaus, Hamburg (DE) Arnstedt & Kullgren, Östra Karup (SE)
Paso Doble (with Kristina Lenard), Gallery MKC, Split (HR) *

- Little Rituals, Westpac, Sydney (AU)
- Croatia First Minute (with Kristina Lenard), Verket – Avesta Art (SE) *
- For a Happier Tomorrow (with Kristina Lenard), Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen (DK) - Linienstrasse 113 (with Kristina Lenard), Berlin (DE)

2007 - Pumphusets konsthall, Borstahusen, Landskrona (SE)
- Hit and Run, Hinterconti, Hamburg (DE)
- Capital, Lund (SE) *
- Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo / Trondheim Kunstmuseum (NO) *

- Nothing, R.T Hansen, Berlin (DE)
- En Vecka i Solen, Botnik Studios, Gerlesborg (SE) - Arnstedt & Kullgren, Östra Karup (SE)

2006 - 7 Videokonstverk, Allmänna Galleriet 925, Stockholm (SE)
- Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (NO) *
- Besökarna, Konstfrämjandet Skåne, Västra Hamnen, Malmö (SE) - Lilith By Night, Teater Lilith, Malmö (SE)
- Scandinavian Spastic, Sjokoladefabrikken, Oslo (NO)
- Arnstedt & Kullgren, Östra Karup (SE)
- P.A.N.K 2006, Marabouparken, Stockholm (SE)
- PULSAR, Caracas Contemporary Art Museum, Caracas (VE) *
- Winter Art Festival, SIM House, Reykjavik (IS)

2005 - Polyfonia, Jetty Barracks Gallery, Helsinki, (FI)
- Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Paris (FR)
- LOOP-05, Barcelona (ES)
- No Volvo, No Bergman, No Blix: New Swedish Video, Monkeytown, New York (US) - Subörb, Stockholm (SE)
- Up North, Centre Civic Barceloneta, Barcelona (ES)
- That’s Rich!, video group exhibition, Internasjonalen, Oslo (NO)

2004 - tape291, Gallery291, London (UK)
- Video 2004, Landmark, Bergen (NO)
- Det här är inte film, Clarion Hotel, Stockholm (SE)
- Simrishamns Art Film Festival, Galleri Valfisken, Simrishamn (SE) - Gallerinattsnatten, Cirkulationscentralen, Malmö (SE)
- konstslam, Galleri 60, Umeå (SE)
- Omtolkningar, Architecture Museum, Stockholm (SE) *
- Who's the storyteller?, Landmark, Bergen (NO) *

2003 - Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (NO) *
- Electric Currents, the State Hermitage Museum, S:t Petersbourg (RU)
- Who's the storyteller?, Ovargaden, Copenhagen (DK) *
- Re-Act Festival, Heidelberg (DE) ù
- Who ́s the storyteller?, Kiasma, Helsinki (FI) *
- Skånes Videofilmfestival, Helsingborg (SE)
- Inport, Videoperformance Festival, Tallin (EE)
- Blowing up Festival, London (UK) *
- Union, Bachelorexhibition, Galleri KIT, Trondheim (NO)
- Trøndelagsutstillingen, Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst, Trondheim (NO) *

2002 - Hotel6151, Perth (AU)
- Gasthof, Städelschule, Frankfurt (DE)
- Monbijou – Mein Kleines Schmück, Monbijou Park, Berlin (DE)

2001 - Skaftfell on Range, Skaftfell, Seydisfjordur (IS) *
2000 - By the waters edge, Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst, Trondheim (NO)
GRANTS
2015 - SEI Innovation Studio, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia (US)

2014 - Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, 1-year working grant - IASPIS international culture exchange

2013 - Arts Council Norway, exhibition grant
- Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, 1-year working grant

2012 - Arts Council Norway, exhibition grant
- The City of Trollhättan's Culture Award
- Norwegian Artists Foundation, project grant
- Nordic Culture Point, mobility funding
- IASPIS international culture exchange
- C.L. Kinmanssons travel grant, The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts

2011 - Norwegian Artists Foundation, project grant - Arts Council Norway, project grant
-The City of Malmö's Studio Grant

2010 - Arts Council Norway, exhibition grant
- IASPIS international culture exchange
- Längmanska Kulturfonden
- Norwegian Governments 3-year working grant - Kirunastipendiet

2009 - IASPIS international culture exchange
- Stift. Thorwald Alefs fond, The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts - Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, 1-year working grant
- Finalist for Kirunastipendiet

2008 - Nordic Culture Point, mobility funding
- the Art Grants Comittee in Sweden, 2-year working grant - IASPIS international culture exchange
- Norwegian Artists Foundation, project grant
- Arts Council Norway, exhibition grant
- The City of Malmö's Studio Grant

2007 - IASPIS international culture exchange
- Arts Council Norway, exhibition grant
- Aase och Richard Björklunds Fond, Malmö Konstmuseum - Finalist for Kirunastipendiet
- Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, 1-year working grant

2006 - Bror Marklund Stipendiet
- Norwegian Artists Foundation, project grant
- NIFCA - Sleipnir travel grant
- Finalist for DNA - Diesel New Art Award, Action *
- Malmö Stads Kulturstipendium
- Nominated to the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative

2005 - the Art Grants Comittee in Sweden, 1-year working grant - IASPIS international culture exchange
- Eva & Hugo Bergmans stipendiefond

2004 - Swedish institute – travel grant

RESIDENCIES/STUDIO GRANTS

2016 - BBD-Grant 2016, Art Academy (SE)

2015 - CCA Andratx, Mallorca (ES)
- BBD-Grant 2015, Art Academy (SE)

2014 - Hospiz AIR, Arlberg (AT) December 2013 - ZK/U, Berlin (DE)
2012 - Koganecho Bazaar, Yokohama (JP) 2011 - IASPIS residency at AIT, Tokyo (JP) 2010 - Rådhusatelierene, Oslo (NO)

2008 - AIR - Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger (NO)

2007 - Künstlerdorf Schöppingen (DE)
- nkd - Nordic Artists' Centre Dale, Dale (NO)

2006 - P.A.N.K, Marabouparken, Stockholm (SE)

2005 - SIM - Visual Artists Associations In Iceland, Reykjavik (IS)

PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS

2017 - Upcoming:
- Game Changer, Public Commission, Lundenhallen, Göteborg (SE) - Dammen - Vallaparken, Vallastaden, Linköping (SE)
- Godrej Heart, Godrej, Mumbai (IN)

2016 - Some Assembly Required - Firefighter Starter Kit, Station City Helsingborg (SE) - Some Assembly Required - Living Room, Smestad Gjenbruksstasjon, Oslo (NO) - Shelf Life, Levanger Ungdomsskole, Levanger (NO)

2015 - KUBIKK, Sydhavna, Oslo, (NO)
- Nytorps Mosse, Förskolan Nytorps Mosse, Huddinge (SE)

2014 - Aust-Agder kulturhistoriske senter, Arendal (NO) upcoming July - Rep-Tiles, Brunnsängskolan, Södertälje (SE) upcoming
- Tetris, Bok & Blueshuset, Notodden (NO)

2013 - Some Assembly Required, SUS, Region Skåne, Malmö (SE) - Tetris, SUS, Region Skåne, Lund (SE)

2012 - Past Forward, State Theatre, Sydney (AU)
2011 - Some Assembly Required - Hard Hat Diving, Dyk & Naval - Statens Konstråd, Karlskrona (SE) 2010 - Rubiks Kurve, Svartlamon (NO)
2007 - Some Assembly Required, within P.A.N.K 2006, Hallonbergen Centrum, Stockholm (SE)

ART FAIRS

2016 - Art Rotterdam, Galerie Ramakers, Rotterdam (NL)
- Amsterdam Art Fair, Galerie Ramakers, Amsterdam (NL)

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Art Council Norway (NO) Caldic Collection (NL) Göteborgs Kommun (SE) Haninge Kommun (SE) Malmö Konstmuseum (SE) Region Skåne (SE) Statens Konstråd (SE)

The Von Bartha Collection (CH) Umeå Kommun (SE)
Uppsala Kommun (S) Västerbottens Läns Landsting (SE) Västra Götalandsregionen (SE) Växjö Kommun, Växjö (SE)

West Collection (US)
Åmells Collection (SE)
Örnsköldsviks Museum & Konsthall (SE)
Relief, Aust-Agder kulturhistoriske senter, Arendal, Norway UniCredit Art Collection (IT)

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