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Klas Eriksson

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Birth year
1976

Lives in
Stockholm

Works in
Stockholm

Website

Representing galleries

Biography

Klas Eriksson lives and works in Stockholm. He took his MFA from the Royal Institute of Fine Art in Stockholm (2010). Recent appearances include the Copenhagen Art Festival (2012), Bucharest Biennale 5 (2012) and Gothenburg International Biennale (2011). He has been an artist in residence at IASPIS Swedish Art Council 2010 and was rewarded the IASPIS assistant grant in 2011, assisting Juan-Pedro Fabra Guemberena in Berlin. In November-December 2012, he will be a resident at Platform in Finland and has an upcoming solo exhibition at Kalmar Konstmuseum in the summer of 2013. 

Statement

Klas Eriksson is interested in control, power and limitations.

He expresses himself through performance, video and sculpture.

Klas Eriksson’s point of departure is mass-culture, where, employing various strategies, he explores our notions of authenticity, power and artistic expression.

Klas Eriksson has always enjoyed doing his own thing, establishing a communicative immediacy, which is both visually and conceptually innovative.

His works often borrow their expressions from popular culture, subculture and various power structures.

Other sources of inspiration include:

Marina Abramovic & Ulay, Vito Acconci, Judy Chicago, Friedrich Nietzsche, Francis Alÿs, Michel Foucault, Kristin Lucas, Mike Smith and Chantal Mouffe.

CV – Klas Eriksson

b.1976

Education

2005 - 2010 MFA at the Royal University College of Fine Arts Stockholm
2003-05 – Painting and Sculpture Östra Grevie Folkhögskola
2003 – Video art och 3d – animation 15 credits Malmö Högskola
2001-02 – Media and communication 60 credits Lunds University
2000-01 – Pedagogics 60 credits Lunds University
1999 – History of ideas 20 credits Lunds University
1996 – Samhällsvetenskaplig linje Kungsholmens Gymnasium

Selected Exhibitions

Copenhagen Art Festival, Public Space Programme, public performances

With Jananne Al-Ani (IR), Kutlug Ataman (TR), Yto Barrada (MA/FR), Mohamed Bourouissa (FR), Rejane Cantoni & Leonardo Crescenti (BR), Dias & Riedweg (BR/CH), Song Dong (CN) Latifa Eckakhch (FR/MA), Klas Eriksson (SE), Ruth Ewan (UK), Søren Thilo Funder (DK), Yuan Gong (CN), Lise Harlev (DK), Jeanne Van Heeswijk (NL), Jeppe Hein (DK), Sofie Hesselholdt & Vibeke Mejlvang (DK), Invisible Playground (DE), Isaac Julien (UK), J&K (DK/DE), Otto Karvonen (FI), Joachim Koester (DK), Katarzyna Kozyra (PL), Magnús Logi Kristinsson (IS), les gens d’Uterpan (FR), Ann Lislegaard (DK), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (MX/CA), Manifest.AR (various nationalities), Marcello Maloberti (IT), Heike Mutter & Ulrich Genth (DE), Carsten Nicolai (DE), Damián Ortega (MX), Lea Porsager (DK), Arturas Raila (LI), Joanna Rajkowska (PL), Raqs Media Collective (IN), Yorgos Sapountzis (GR), Kimsooja (KR/ US), Hito Steyerl (DE), Superflex (DK), Pascale Marthine Tayou (CM/BE), Vladimir Tomi? (BA/DK), Georg Wechwerth (DE), Andro Wekua (GE/CH), and Wooloo (DK)

Curated by Christian Skovbjerg Jensen
Copenhagen, Denmark 2012

Tactics for the here and now, Buharest Biennale 5, video, performances

With Abbas Akhavan (IR/CA), Marina Albu (RO), Haris Epaminonda (CY/DE), Klas Eriksson (SE), Ruth Ewan (UK), Aurelien Froment (FR/IE), Ciprian Homorodean (RO/BE), Iman Issa (EG/USA), Janice Kerbel (CA/UK), Jill Magid (USA), David Maljkovic (HR), Marina Naprushkina (BY/DE), Ahmet Ogut (TR/NL), Vesna Pavlovic (RS), Anahita Razmi (DE), Wael Shawky (EG/FR), Alexandre Singh (FR/USA), Mounira Al Solh (LB/NL) & Bassam Ramlawi (LB), Rinus Van de Velde (BE)

Curated by Anne Barlow
Bucharest, Romania 2012

Forever and ever, Verkstad rum för konst, video, sculpture, performance

Solo exhibition

Curated by Yvonne Olofsson and Moa Hannerz-Simå
Norrköping, Sweden 2012

PALS - Performance Art Links, performance

With Aapo Kustaa Korkeaoja (Finland), Agnes Nedregard (Norway), Bartolomé Ferrando (Spain), BBB Johannes Deimling (Germay), Gusztáv Ütõ (Romania), Marcel Sparmann (Germany), Marta Bosowska (Poland), Myriam Laplante (Italy), Sakiko Yamaoka (Japan), Shannon Cochrane (Canada), Sinéad O'Donnell (Ireland), Tony Schwensen (Australia/USA)
Yuras Barysevich (Belarus), Chuyia Chia (Singapore/Göteborg ), Guds Söner (Stockholm)
Joakim Stampe (Göteborg ), Johannes Blomqvist (Gammelstad), Klas Eriksson (Stockholm)
Maline Casta (Stockholm), Marit Lindberg (Malmö), Pernilla Ljungkvist (Göteborg), Sten Hanson (Stockholm)

Curated by Denis Romanovski, Erik Wijkström and Lovisa Johansson
Stockholm, Sweden 2012

Worlds Apart, Galleri Thomas Wallner, text object

With METTE BJÖRNBERG, RICKARD JOHANSSON, JACOB DAHLGREN, MY EKMAN
KLAS ERIKSSON, CLARA GESANG-GOTTOWT, KRISTINA MATOUSCH, ANDERS SOIDRE, PER MÅRTENSSON, CHARLOTTE WALENTIN, KRISTOFFER NILSON, RICKARD SOLLMAN, ANNA NORDQUIST ANDERSSON, DAVID SVENSSON, GERNOT WIELAND, CARLA ÅHLANDER

Simris, Sweden 2012

Performing Recalcitrance, Royal Art Academy of Stockholm, performance

With Maiden Monsters, Omer Krieger, Klas Eriksson, Michael Smith, Eyal Sivan, Khaled Hourani, Valeria Graziano, Geert Lovink, Donatella Bernardi’s students, Mårten Spångberg, Olav Westphalen

Performing Recalcitrance was conceptualized and programmed by Olav Westphalen and Stefanie Hessler. The public programme has been organized by the Royal Institute of Art in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Stockholm, Iaspis, Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Konst-ig, Kulturhuset, Moderna Museet and DOCH, the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm.
Stockholm, Sweden 2012

Deep into Sweden Art Center Novosibirsk, video

With Lena Bergendahl, Nadine Byrne, Klas Eriksson, Bo Christian Larsson & Danilo Stankovic

Curator: Martin Schibli, Director of Exhibitions, Kalmar konstmuseum.
Novosibirsk, Russia 2012

Falling from Grace - Junge Schwedische Kunst, Rostock Kunsthalle, video animation

With Stefan Alba Endström, Sara-Vide Ericsson, Klas Eriksson, Oscar Guermouche, Karin Hasselberg, Gustav Hellberg, Johanna Karlin, Bo Christian Larsson, Magnus Petersson, Daniel Segerberg, Ninia Sverdrup, NUG, Elin Magnusson

Curated by Martin Schibli
Rostock, Germany 2012

Market art fair 2012, performance and objects
Representing Nordin Gallery
Stockholm, Sweden 2012

Oral Tradition, Ouunpo Vison Forum in collaboration with Deste Foundation, performance

With Yane Calovski, Klas Eriksson, Sara Giannini,Per Hüttner, Elena Nemkova, Jacopo Miliani, Marco Pasi, Cristina Regadas, Natasha Rosling, Claudia Squitieri, Samon Takahashi, Fatos Ustek, Stephen Whitmarsh

Athens, Greece 2011

Pandemonium, Gothenburgs International Biennale for Contemporary Art, performance/video

With Francis Alÿs, Örn Alexander Ámundsson, Zarina Bhimji, Wim Botha, Matthew Buckingham, Chen Chieh-Jen, Chimrenga, Jimmie Durham, Karolina Erlingsson, Liam Gillick, Goldin + Senneby, Mahlet Ogbe Habte, Zille Homma Hamid, Florian Hecker, Lisa Jeannin & Rolf Schuurmans, Isaac Julien, Reena Saini Kallat, John Kelly, Matts Leiderstam, Antonio Vega Macotela, Ernesto Neto, The New Beauty Council, William Pope.L, Hans Hamid Rasmussen, Viktor Rosdahl, Tino Sehgal, Bryndís Snaebjörnsdottir & Mark Wilson, Åsa Sonjasdoter, Inga Svala Thórsdotter, Yoel Díaz Vázquez, Jana Winderen, Henrik Frisk & Stefan Östersjö
Curated by Gertrud Sandqvist, Dorothee Albrecht, Sarat Maharaj and Stina Edblom
Gothenburg, Sweden 2011

Shiryaevo Biennale, Samara Russia, performative sculptures

With Hanns-Michael Rupprechter /Germany/ Martina Geiger-Gerlach /Germany/
Kathrin Sohn /Germany/ Barbara Karsch-Chaïeb /Germany/ Rosa Ruecker /Germany/
Clemens von Wedemeyer /Germany/ Emilie Pischedda /France/
Valentin Souquet /France/ Jörgen P. Platzer /Sweden/ Greta Weibull /Sweden/
Kalle Brolin /Sweden/ Kristina Müntzing /Sweden/
Ingela Ihrman /Sweden/ Mari Kartau /Estonia/ Joonas Andrus /Estonia/
Bergman Janno /Estonia/ Erbossyn Meldibekov /Kazakhstan/ Anatoly Gajduk /Russia/
Elena Dendiberja /Russia/ Oleg Elagin /Russia/ Alexander /Panov Russia/
Sergey Shutov /Russia/ Sergey Katran /Russia/ Ivan Lungin /Russia/
Vladimir Potapov /Russia/
Curated by Nelya Korzhova
Samara, Russia 2011

Return of the Losers, Kalmar Konstmuseum, sculpture and performance

With Kjersti Andvig (NO), Páll Haukur Björnsson (ISL), Conny Blom (SE), Alessan¬dra Di Pisa (SE), Sara-Vide Ericson (SE), Klas Eriksson (SE), Ivan Galuzin (NO), Tamar Guimaraes (DK), Gustav Hellberg (SE), Eva Isleifsdottir (ISL), Elin Magnusson (SE), Jumana Manna (NO) & Roxy Fahrat (SE), NUG (SE), Hanna Ojamo (SF), Kristian Skylstad (NO), Pilvi Takala (SF), Sören Thilo Funder (DK), Theis Wendt (DK), Danh Vo (DK) och YKON
Curated by Martin Schibli
Kalmar, Sweden 2011

Is There any Hope for Optimistic Art, the Qui Vive?
Biennale (Moscow Museum of Modern Art/NCCA), video and installation

With Conny Bloom, Maria Anwander, Olivier Babin, Nathalia Dyu, Oscar Guermouche,
Ivan Galuzin, Zeren Götkan, Lise Haurum Christensen,
Karin Hasselberg, Elin Magnusson, Carlos Motta,
Marina Naprushkina, Max Ockborn, Nina Slejko,
Kristian Skylstad, Sören Thilo Funder and Rasmus West
Curated by Martin Schibli
Moscow, Russia, 2010

Invisible Generation, Les Kurbas Theatre & Hudgraf Gallery Kiev, performance

With Oksana Chepelyk, Olav Westphalen and Per Hüttner,
Oksana Plysyuk, Huang Xiaopeng,
Oleg Chorny&Gena Khmaruk,
Alexander Kokhanovsky,Jean-François Robardet,
Cherkassy artists’ group
Curated by Yulia Osova & Per Hüttner
Kiev, Ucraine 2010.

Kontroll, Galleri Dag Andersson, video and sculpture

With Sara Hedberg, Olle Eriksson, David Larsson, Vanja Lindberg.
Curated by Carl Fredrik Hårleman
Norrköping, Sweden 2010

Royal University College of Fine Arts MFA graduation exhibition, installation. performance, sculpture and ready made obejcts.
Curated by Hinrich Sachs, Olav Westphalen and Karen Diamond
Stockholm, Sweden 2010

En Annan Väg/Another Way, Wanås Skulpturpark, performance and installation
Curated by Elna Svenle
Wanås, Sweden 2010

Hit me, Galleri Mejan, Royal University College of Fine Arts.
video, sculptures, sound and performance.
Stockholm, Sweden 2009

Living in a Modern Society, NCCA Kaliningrad/Kaliningrad State Art Gallery video installation.

With Oscar Guemouche, J Tobias Anderson, Conny Blom, Alessandra Di Pisa,
Åsa Elzén, Carl Johan Engberg, Karin Hasselberg, Jesper Nordahl,
Anna Odell, Magnus Petersson, Daniel Segerberg.
Curated by Martin Schibli.
Kaliningrad, Russia, 2009.

Living in a Modern Society, NCCA/L-Gallery – video, photo and performance.

With Oscar Guemouche, J Tobias Anderson, Conny Blom,
Alessandra Di Pisa, Nathalie Djuhrberg, Åsa Elzén, Carl Johan Engberg,
Karin Hasselberg, Jesper Nordahl, Magnus Petersson and Daniel Segerberg.
Curated by Martin Schibli.
Moscow, Russia, 2008.

Apexart - Come Out & Play , 6 days of projects organized by Azeb Worku Sibane,
Vicky Shick, Daniel Seiple, Sheree Rose, Radhika Subramaniam, and Shelly Silver June 4-14 2008. Video in the Supermasochist programme with special guest Sheree Rose at Apexart
New York, USA 2008.

’I’ve a Feeling We’re Not in Kansas Anymore: The Psychedelic Salon 2008.
’ – Video installation, FAFA gallery
Curated by Lars Bang Larsen
Helsinki, Finland 2008

Be(com)ing Dutch – caucus programme at Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven
Curated by Annie Fletcher and Charles Esche,
Eindhoven, Netherlands 2007

Uddevalla Konsthall – Contemporary Chinese Art -
Identity and Transformation, opening performance
Curated by Åsa Herrgård och Agneta von Zeipel,
Uddevalla, Sweden 2007

Grants

Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse, 2012
Iaspis – Swedish Art Council, Assistent Grant 2011
Iaspis – Swedish Art Council , Cultural exchange grant Shirayevo 2011
Iaspis – Swedish Art Council, Studio rescidency grant 2010/2011
Iaspis - Swedish Art Council, Cultural exchange grant Moskva 2010
Wilhelm Smiths stipendiefond 2009
Kungliga Konsthögskolans EE-medel 2009
Wilhelm Smiths stipendiefond 2008
Werners stipendiefond 2008
Wilhems Smiths stipendiefond 2007
Kungliga Konsthögskolans EE-medel 2007.
Ida Unmans stipendiefond 2007
Wilhelms Smiths Fond 2006
Östra Grevie folkhögskola stipendiefond 2005


Publications

Frieze Magazine, issue 149, 2012

Art Monthly, July - September issue, 2012

Paletten 2: 2012 issue 288

Dazed Digital, interview by Shwetal Patel, published at dazeddigital.com 2011-08-23

One Magazine, Bulgaria, issue #88 2010

THE NEW MILLENNIUM PAPER AIRPLANE BOOK
Author: Klara Hobza; Introductory essays by Rochelle Steiner and Liz Linden
Published by New York Public Art Fund. ISBN -978-0-9608488-5-0

Hjärnstorm issue # 92 - 93 2007

Recent Exhibits

Klas Eriksson participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2007 Be[com]ing Dutch, Eindhoven Caucus
Van Abbemuseum
 
May, 2007 LOOP festival videoart 2007
Loop Art Fair
 
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