Michael Johansson, Biography

Born 1975 in Trollhättan, Sweden. Lives and works in Malmö, Sweden and Berlin, Germany.

EDUCATION


2003–2005
▹ Malmö Art Academy [M.F.A.], Sweden

2000–2003
▹ Art Academy in Trondheim [B.F.A.], Norway

2003
▹ Royal College of Art, Stockholm, Sweden

2002
▹ Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee, Denmark

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2018
▹ Bærum Kunsthall, Bærum (NO)
▹ Galerie Ramakers, Den Haag (NL)
▹ The Flat, Massimo Carasi, Milan (IT)
▹ Kristinehamns Konstmuseum, Kristinehamn (SE)
▹ Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm (SE)

2017
▹ Fifi Projects, San Pedro (MX)
▹ Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar (NL)
▹ Alingsås Konsthall, Alingsås (SE)
▹ Projektcontainern, Nationalmuseum Design, Kulturhuset, Stockholm (SE)
▹ Galerie Ramakers, @Washington 186, Brussels (BE)
▹ Møre & Romsdal Kunstsenter, Molde (NO)

2016
▹ Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup (SE)

2015
▹ Østfold Kunstnersenter, Fredrikstad (NO)
▹ The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan (IT)
▹ Swedish Democracy, Helsinki Contemporary, Helsinki (FI)

2014
▹ Hospiz AIR, Artist in residence, Arlberg, Norway
▹ RAKE, RAKE Visningsrom, Trondheim, Norway
▹ Relief, Aust-Agder kulturhistoriske senter, Arendal, Norway
▹ Tetris, Le Tetris, Le Havre, France
▹ Pontus!, Stockholm, Sweden
▹ Värmlands Museum, Karlstad, Sweden

2013
▹ Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
▹ Shades and Variables, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden
▹ Parallella Historier, Konsthallen Trollhättan, Trollhättan, Sweden
▹ Familiar Abstractions, Vigeland-museet, Oslo, Norway

2012
▹ Still Lifes, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan, Italy
▹ Memories of a Colour, Maison Hermès WD, Tokyo, Japan

2011
▹ Horror Vacui, AIT, Tokyo, Japan
▹ Bunker, Kunstbanken, Hedmark Kunstsenter, Hamar, Japan
▹ Recollection, Ystad Konstmuseum, Ystad, Sweden
▹ Luleå Konsthall, Luleå, Sweden
▹ Familiar Abstractions, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan, Italy

2010
▹ TÄTT, Växjö Konsthall, Växjö, Sweden
▹ Galerie Ramakers, Den Haag, The Netherlands
▹ Triptyk, Galleri 21, Malmö, Sweden
▹ Haninge Konsthall, Haninge, Sweden

2009
▹ PREVIEW Berlin / Galerie Hartwich Rügen, Berlin, Denmark
▹ Østfold Kunstnersenter/Galleri ØKS, Fredrikstad, Norway
▹ Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup, Sweden
▹ Akershus Kunstnersenter, Lillestrøm, Norway

2008
▹ Cuboids. Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst, Trondheim, Norway
▹ Strings Attached, Galerie Hartwich, Rügen, Germany
▹ 1,5m2, 21m2, Stavanger, Norway
▹ Strings Attached, Nordin Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
▹ Strings Attached, Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter, Svolvaer, Norway

2007
▹ Bror Marklundstipendiaten 2006, Örnsköldsviks Konsthall, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
▹ Monolit, Bastard (with Tarje Gullaksen), Oslo, Norway
▹ Nollställt, Konsthallen Trollhättan, Sweden
▹ Some Assembly Required, Galleri Mors Mössa, Gothenburg, Sweden
▹ Engine Bought Separately, Galleri S:t Gertrud, Malmö, Sweden

2006
▹ FILM – Short Cuts, Neon, Brösarp, Sweden
▹ Galleri 1:18, Gerlesborg, Bohuslän, Sweden

2005
”…one more time”, CirkulationsCentralen, Malmö, Sweden
”Oops, I did it again…”, Master’s Exhibition, Galleri PEEP, Malmö, Sweden
▹ Wind of Change, PICTURA, Lund, Sweden
▹ COPYCAT (with Kristina Lenard), Gallery PM, Zagreb, Croatia

2004
▹ KMRIICSH (with Kristina Lenard), Vladimit Nazor Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2017
▹ Purifications, Aeroplastics, Brussels (BE)
▹ Ut med Konsten!, Stadsbibiloteket, Göteborg (SE)
▹ Summertime’17, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen (DK)
▹ Forever Never Comes, Museo Archeologico e d´arte della maremma, Grosseto (IT)
▹ Kunst på Øya, Øyafestivalen, Oslo (NO)
▹ Summershow, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan (IT)
▹ Mapping Berlin, Galerie Wedding, Berlin (DE)
▹ Abstracted #1, Aeroplastics, Brussels (BE)
▹ Artists – Friends of Mine, Svemir, Ystad (SE)
▹ Sliperiet, Borgvik (SE)
▹ Who’s Still Workin’ on this Masterpiece?, The Loft, Brussels (BE)
▹ Washington 186, Aeroplastics, Brussels (BE)

2016
▹ Fifi Projects, San Pedro (MX)
▹ The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan (IT)
▹ A Mix of Primay Colour’s, Galerie Hartwich, Rügen (DE)
▹ Alma Löv Museum, Ö Ämtervik (SE)
▹ Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup (SE)
▹ Colours of the Season, Galerie Ramakers, Den Haag (NL)
▹ 140/15, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Umeå (SE)
▹ SEI Innovation Studio, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia (US)

2015
▹ November, CCA Andratx, Mallorca (ES)
▹ Arcadia Unbound, Funkhaus Berlin (DE)
▹ Vevringutstillinga, Naustdal (NO)
▹ Lo Sguardo Di…, UniCredit Pavilion, Milan, (IT)
▹ Samling, Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup (SE)
▹ Summertime ’15, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen (DK)
▹ konkret mehr Raum!, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Osnabrück (DE)
▹ Offside, Alma Löv Museum, Ö Ämtervik (SE)
▹ Market Space, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm (SE)
▹ Off the Grid – The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan (IT)
▹ SKULPTUR, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London (UK)

2014
▹ XMAS 14, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
▹ Last Exit – Bag Project, Moving Triennal, Busan, South Korea

2013
▹ Baltic Sea Record 2013, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany
▹ Inner Journeys, Maison Particullère, Brussels, Belgium
▹ Yes Naturally, GEEM/Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, The Netherlands
▹ KLEUR, Galerie Ramakers, Den Haag, The Netherlands

2012
▹ Imaginary Travels, Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany
▹ Koganecho Bazaar, Yokohama, Japan
▹ Soirée graphique N°5, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
▹ Museiparken Karlstad, Karlstad, Sweden
▹ Point Blank – Mikser on Belef, Geozavod, Belgrade, Serbia
▹ Beaufort04, Triennial of Contemporary Art by the Sea, Zeebrugge, Belgium
▹ Scratch my name on your arm…, Passagen Linköpings Konsthall, Sweden
▹ Déjà vu – Contemporary Art from the collection of Malmö Art Museum, Turku Art Museum, Finland
▹ Den Dolda Konsten, Haninge Konsthall, Haninge, Sweden
▹ Back to the Future, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Utrecht, The Netherlands
▹ Perfectible Geometries, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan, Italy

2011
▹ ARTISTAS, Galeria Filomea Soares, Lisbon, Portugal
▹ Space Invaders, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen, Denmark
▹ Norsk Skulpturbiennale, Vigelandmuseet, Oslo, Norway
▹ La Vie Mode d’Emploi, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium
▹ Witte de With Straat Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
▹ Container Architektur, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Germany
▹ Rådhusgalleriet, Oslo, Norway
▹ Overlap. Den Frie Kunstbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark
▹ Scratch my name on your arm with a fountain pen…, Landskrona Museum, Landskrona, Sweden
▹ If on a winter’s day a traveller…, Bologna Art First, Bologna, Italy

2010
▹ Spår, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden
▹ Out of OSTRALE’010, Alte Schlachthof, Eupen, Belgium, Wilson Shaft Gallery, Katowice, Poland
▹ BGO VOL 1, Bergen Art Museum, Bergen, Norway
▹ OSTRALE’010, Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Dresden, Germany
▹ Space Invaders, The Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
▹ Moscow International Biennual for Young Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
▹ Umedalen Skulptur, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Umeå, Sweden
▹ Pastiche: When a Tree Falls in the Forest…, Sølyst Castle Park, Jyderup, Denmark
▹ Meaning of Void, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
▹ Utan titel, Ystad Konstmuseum, Ystad, Sweden
▹ Market At Large, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden

2009
▹ Space Invaders, FACT, Liverpool, UK
▹ Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg, Sweden
▹ The Inner Space, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan, Italy
▹ Northern Lights and White Russians, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Umeå, Sweden
▹ Örebro Open Art, Örebro Konsthall, Örebro, Sweden
▹ Värmland Wood Festival, Alma Löv Museum, Ö Ämtervik, Sweden
▹ Ytor och djup, Åmells c/o Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, Sweden
▹ Miami, Hudson Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
▹ Truth or Dare, Århus Kunstbygning, Århus, Denmark
▹ Flytande ögonblick, Ystad Konstmuseum, Ystad, Sweden
▹ Nordin Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
▹ Vårsalongen, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2008
▹ Tupajumi Show, Sigmaringen, Denmark
▹ Galleri Flach+Thulin, Stockholm, Sweden
▹ PRESENT, Alma Löv Museum, Ö Ämtervik, Sweden
▹ The Real Thing, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden
▹ The View Outside, cameracartell – Scenario 1, Elektrohaus, Hamburg, Germany
▹ Arnstedt & Kullgren, Östra Karup, Sweden
▹ Paso Doble (with Kristina Lenard), Gallery MKC, Split, Croatia
▹ Croatia First Minute (with Kristina Lenard), Verket – Avesta Art, Sweden
▹ For a Happier Tomorrow, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, Denmark
▹ Linienstrasse 113 (with Kristina Lenard), Berlin, Germany

2007
▹ Pumphusets Konsthall, Landskrona, Sweden
▹ Hit & Run, Hinterconti, Hamburg, Germany
▹ Capital, Lund, Sweden
▹ Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo – Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim, Sweden
▹ Hamnmagasinet, Trollhättan, Sweden
▹ Nothing, R.T Hansen, Berlin, Germany
▹ En Vecka I Solen, Botnik Studios, Gerlesborg, Sweden
▹ Samling, Arnstedt & Kullgren, Östra Karup, Sweden
▹ Exil/Berlin, Arnstedt & Kullgren, Östra Karup, Sweden

2006
▹ 7 Videokonstverk, Allmänna Galleriet 925, Stockholm, Sweden
▹ Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
▹ Besökarna, Konstfrämjandet Skåne, Västra Hamnen, Malmö, Sweden
▹ Bottna kulturfestival, Gerlesborg, Sweden
▹ Lilith By Night, Teater Lilith, Malmö, Sweden
▹ Scandinavian Spastic, Sjokoladefabrikken, Oslo, Norway
▹ Arnstedt & Kullgren, Östra Karup, Sweden
▹ P.A.N.K 2006, Marabouparken, Stockholm, Sweden
▹ Winter Festival, SIM-house, Reykjavik, Iceland

2005
▹ Polyfonia, Jetty Barracks Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
▹ That’s Rich!, video group exhibition, Internasjonalen, Oslo, Norway

2004
▹ tape291, Gallery291, London, UK
▹ Omtolkningar, Architecture Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
▹ Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm International Fairs, Sweden

2003
▹ Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
▹ Union, Bachelorexhibition, Galleri KIT, Trondheim, Norway
▹ Trøndelagsutstillingen, Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst, Trondheim, Norway

2002
▹ Hotel 6151, Perth, Australia

2001
▹ Skaftfell on Range, Skaftfell, Seydisfjordur, Iceland

2000
▹ By the Water’s Edge, Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst, Trondheim, Norway

 

GRANTS


2013
▹ Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, 1-year working grant

2012
▹ 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
▹ 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
▹ Rådhusatelierene, Oslo

2008
▹ Nordic Culture Point, mobility funding
▹ IASPIS International culture exchange
▹ The Art Grants Committee in Sweden, 2-year working grant
▹ Arts Council Norway, Exhibition Grant
▹ Norwegian Artists Foundation, project grant
▹ The City of Malmö’s Studio Grant

2007
▹ IASPIS International culture exchange
▹ Arts Council Norway, Exhibition Grant
▹ Aase och Richard Björklunds Fond, Malmö Art Museum
▹ Finalist for Kirunastipendiet
▹ Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, 1-year working grant

2006
▹ Bror Marklund Stipendiet
▹ Norwegian Artists Foundation, project grant
▹ NIFCA – Sleipnir travel grant
▹ Malmö Stads Kulturstipendium
▹ Nominated to the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative

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

2004
▹ Swedish Institute, travel grant

 

RESIDENCIES / STUDIO GRANTS


2014–2015
▹ CCA – Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

2013
▹ Grad, Belgrade,Serbia

2012
▹ ZK/U, Berlin, Germany
▹ Koganecho Bazaar, Yokohama, Japan

2011
▹ IASPIS residency at AIT, Tokyo, Japan

2010
▹ Rådhusatelierene, Oslo, Norway

2008
▹ AIR – Rogaland Kunstsenter, residency, Stavanger, Sweden

2007
▹ Künstlerhaus Schöppingen, residency, Germany
▹ NKD – Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale, residency, Norway

2006
▹ P.A.N.K Residency, Marabouparken, Stockholm, Sweden

2005
▹ SIM – visual artists associations in Iceland, residency, Iceland

PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS


2020
▹ H-huset, Universitetssjukhuset i Örebo, Örebro (SE) upcoming

2018
▹ Game Changer, Lundenhallen, Göteborg (SE)

2017
▹ Godrej Heart, Godrej, Mumbai (IN)
▹ Gradvis Stegring, Vallastaden, Linköping (SE)
▹ Engine Bought Separately – Åssiden Videregående Skole, Drammen (NO)

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

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

2014
▹ Rep-tiles, public installation, Brunnsängsskolan, Södertälje, Sweden
▹ Echo, Aust-Agder kulturhistoriske senter, Arendal (NO)

2013
▹ Notodden Bok- og Blueshus, Norway
▹ Some Assembly Required, UMAS, Region Skåne, Malmö, Sweden
▹ Tetris, SUS, Region Skåne, Lund, Sweden

2012
▹ Past Forward, State Theatre, Sydney, Australia

2011
▹ Some Assembly Required – Hard Hat Diving, Statens Konstråd, Karlskrona, Sweden

2010
▹ Rubiks Kurve, Public Installation, Svartlamon, Trondheim, Norway

2007
▹ Some Assembly Required, within P.A.N.K 2006, Hallonbergen Centrum, Stockholm, Sweden

SELECTED COLLECTIONS


Art Council Norway

Caldic Collection, The Netherlands

Göteborgs Kommun, Sweden

Haninge Kommun, Sweden

Malmö Konstmuseum, Sweden

Region Skåne, Sweden

Statens Konstråd, Sweden

The Von Bartha Collection, Switzerland

Umeå Kommun, Sweden

Uppsala Kommun, Sweden

Västerbottens Läns Landsting, Sweden

Västra Götalandsregionen, Sweden

Växjö Kommun, Sweden

West Collection, USA

Åmells Collection, Sweden

Örnsköldsviks Museum & Konsthall (SE)

Relief, Aust-Agder kulturhistoriske senter, Arendal, Norway