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Mikaela Krestesen

Part of SOJ – Sisters of Jam together with Moa Krestesen.

Works made within S.O.J. is marked *

Born in Stockholm 1980. Lives and works in Stockholm and is educated at Konstfack where she took her bachelor 2008. In addition to her own art practise she together with two other artits started a project room for contemporary art in Stockholm called Ropa where she worked as a project manager between 2008–2011. Since 2010 the artist duo S.O.J. – Sisters of Jam – has been central in her artistic practice.

“Både inom S.O.J och min enskilda praktik som konstnär arbetar jag med tvärdisciplinära projekt och flertalet medium – foto, video, teckning, installation, text –genom en undersökande process som ställer frågor om bl.a. systerskap, representation, historieskrivning och kontinuitet. Systerskap som politisk och konstnärlig metod intresserar mig. Med utgångspunkt i arkivet söker jag mig till att föra ett samtal över generationer och geografier, ett samtal som både är verkligt och är allegoriskt, som når både framåt och tillbaka i vår historia men som kan berätta något nytt.”

Education

2004-2008 Konstfack University College of Arts Crafts and Design, department of Fine Art (BA)
2003-2004 Fotoskolan in Gamleby
2005/2010 Maternity leave

Upcoming

September 2016 Soloshow at Galleri Verkligheten Umeå *
2016-2017 Publication and public presentations of In 21st Century Zesthood; a collaboration with Sheila Levrant de Bretteville (USA), designduo BASTION and curator Karolina Pahlén. To be presented as workshops, exhibition etc in Sweden and abroad.
2017 Book release of Dagboken av Tonårstjejen, by L. Henoch, D. Auerbach och M. Krestesen

Solo shows

2016 Kate Millett Farm, Örebro Konsthall
2014/2015 Kate Millett Farm, Syster, Borås Konstmuseum
2012 Kate Millett Farm, Museum Anna Nordlander Skellefteå ✭
2011 Kate Millett Farm, Marabouparkens Konsthall ✭
2011 Call Out, Dieselverkstaden

Group shows (a selection)

2015 A Million Miles from Civilization ( in collaboration with Jenny Wilson), Borås
Konstmuseum och Borås stadsrum.
2015 SYSTER, Borås Konstmuseum ✭
2014 HELLO SHEILA, Survival Kit Festival Umeå ✭
2012 Edsviken Konsthall
2011 High above the Clouds, screening at Kulturhuset
2011 Digital Reading, Galleri Verkligheten Umeå / Get to work ✭
2011 Högt Över Molnen, installation Stockholm Ropa
2011 Call Out, Hemliga Trädgården Stockholm Ropa
2010 I´m planning a comeback, Öppet hus Iaspis, Stockholm ✭
2008 Höstljus, Umeå kommun ✭
2008 Manifestation av en Tanke, Enskilda Galleriet
2008 Siri, Vårsalongen Liljevalchs Konsthall Stockholm

Public art and commissions

2014 Fotografisk upplaga, Konstföreningen Våga Se
2014 HELLO SHEILA, Väven Umeå ✭
2012 Nobody puts Baby in a corner, Karlstad University ✭
2008 Nobody puts Baby in a corner, Umeå ✭

Publications & books

2016 In 21st Century Zesterhood, issue #8 GLU
2014 A PIECE OF LAND, utgiven bok ✭
2012 Dagboken 1904-2012 Författad av Tonårstjejen, utgiven bok
2009 Mot Sherwoodskogen, Konstnären nr 01
2011 Who allows to become a Hero?, Pétunia n°3, Frankrike

Films

2013 Night of the Predators, IKON Netherlands
2013 Night of the Predators, IDFA Filmfestival, Amsterdam
2012 Night of the Predators, SVT
2012 Night of the Predators, screening at Bio Rio

Workshops and talks

2016 Artist Talk and lecture, Gallery Verkligheten Umeå ✭

2016 The Feminist Historiography, invited by Azadeh Fatehrad at Iaspis ✭

2016 Sculpturetalk V: The Expanding Field & the Collective as Strategy, curated by the Temporary Separatists at Gallery Box ✭

2016 Sisterhood as an Artistic Strategy at Örebro Konsthall ✭
2011 To Act on your Believes, Workshop at Marabouparken ✭
2011 The Feminist that Time Forgot, Public talk ✭

Grants

2016 Stockholm Stad, ateljéstöd

2016 Swedish Arts Council, projectgrant

2015 Swedish Arts Grants Commitee, projectgrant

2014 Kulturrådet, litteraturstöd

2014 Längmanska Kulturfonden

2014 Helge Ax:son Johnssons stiftelse

2012 Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Two year working grant

2012 Helge AX:son Johnsson

2011 Längmanska kulturfond

2011 Swedish Arts Grants Committee, projectgrant

2011 Filmbasen

2010 Helge AX:son Johnsson 

2010 Projektbidrag, Kulturförvaltningen Stockholm

2010 Swedish Arts Grants Committee, projectgrant

2010 Travel grant Film, Swedish Arts Grants Committee 

2009 Travel grant Film, Swedish Arts Grants Committee