Knutte Wester, biography

Born 1977 in Eskilstuna, Sweden. Currently living and working in Umeå.

 

 

SELECTED EDUCATION

1998–03

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, MA of Fine Arts

2000

Dep. of fine arts, Wits University i Johannesburg,

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

I want to be heard, I want to be found, Umeå Konstall, Sweden

 

I want to be heard, I want to be found, Örebro Konstall, Sweden

 

En hemlig plats, Uppsala Domkyrka, Sweden

 

Gryning utan namn, Havremagasinet, Boden, Sweden

2015

Gryning utan namn, Kristinehamns konstmuseum, Kristinehamn, Sweden

2014

”Claybird’s Lullaby”,Arena Festival, Anglican Church, Riga

2013 - 2014

"Ofrivilliga nomader" (Involuntary Nomads), touring exhibition to Västerbottens Museum, Eskilstuna Konstmusem, Karlskrona Konsthall, Sweden

2013

Stockholms läns museum, Stockholm

 

Skellefteå Konsthall

2012

Västerås konstmuseum, Västerås

2011-12

”Förvisningen formar oss ”, Folkets hus och parker, touring exhibition to Hammarkullen, Örnsköldsvik, Söråker, Hallunda, Lysekil, Trollhättan, Boo, Kiruna

2011

Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm

 

Östergötlands Länsmuseum, Linköping

2010

Wyspa institutet of art, Gdansk

 

Action Field Kodra, Kalamaria, Greece

2009

Ropa, Stockholm

 

Galleri Alva, Umeå

2008

“Because of people”, Studio 44, Stockholm

2007

“Because Of People”, Röda sten, Gothenburg

 

“Because Of People”, Orbita Space

2006

“Because Of People”, Bildmuseet, Umeå

2005

“My city is your city”, Museum of national history, Tirana, Albanien

2002

Galleri Konstfack, Stockholm, Laboratorium

 

Galleri 60, Umeå, Laboratorium

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Svolvaer Konsthall, Norway

 

Leksands Kulturhus, Sweden

 

Sliperiet, Borgvik, Sweden

2015

NARS Open Studios exhibition, Brooklyn, New York

2014

"Claybird's Lullaby",Arena Festival, Anglican Church, Riga (Performance)

2010

The Showroom, London

 

“Action Field Kodra 10”, Kalamaria, Greece

 

Uppsala Konstmuseum

2009

Museum of Mordern Art, Moscow

2008

“Vårsalongen”, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm

2007

“Mobile Museum” Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga

 

“Vårsalongen”, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm

2006

”Unofri” National Gallery, Tirana

2005

”Bli”, Jämtland länsmuseum, Östersund

 

”Ingen människa är illegal” Konstakuten, Stockholm

2003

Graduation exhibition, Kungliga konstakademien, Stockholm

 

Graduation exhibition, Bildmuseet, Umeå

2002

“Vårsalongen”, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm

2001

”Konstfack på Kulturhuset” Kulturhuset, Stockholm

 

”Christina Dinosaur show” Den förhistoriska världen, Umeå

 

“Art on the Rocks” Ishotellet i Jukkasjärvi

 

Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Eskilstuna

2000

“Urban futures 2000”, Museum Africa, Johannesburg, Sydafrika

 

“This is not how it usually is” Market Theater Gallery, Johannesburg

1999

“Skogsstig”, Skogsmuseet, Örnsköldsvik

 

”9 samtida samtidigt”, Röda sten, Göteborg

1998

”Det Fula”, Skellefteå Konsthall and Galleri Ahnlund, Umeå

1996

“Reykjavik independent art festival”, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

 

PUBLIC WORK

2016

Child carrying wings, Carolinaparken, Uppsala, Sweden

 

Untitled project, Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (non official)

2015

Monument without a home, Köpmangatan, Örebro, Sweden

2014

”A little wound that needs attending to”, Östersunds Sjukhus, Östersund

 

”Monument without a home”, Örebro stad

2013

”Gzim och den frusna sjön”, Täby centrum, City of Täby

2012

”Gzim och den frusna sjön”, Sturegatan, City of Västerås

2011

”Monument without a home”, District Court, Karskrona, the State Arts Council

2009

”Monument without home” Umeå Travel Centre, City of Umeå

 

”Tillfällig skulpturverkstad”, City of Vännäs

 

 

GRANTS

2015

Swedish Arts Grants Committee, 2 year working grant

 

Rettigs Konststipendium

 

ABF’s Litteratur- och Konstpris

 

Umeå Kommuns kulturstipendium

2013

Art Grant, Carl-Axel Valén Foundation

2010

The Art Stipend, Sparbanksstiftelsen Norrland

2009

Swedish Arts Grants Committee, 2 year working grant

2007

Wyspa Airport program, Gdansk via IASPIS

 

IASPIS studio stipend, Riga

2006

Swedish Arts Grants Committee, working grant

 

Second price in the international competition at Unofri 06, National Gallery, Tirana

2005

”Längs Guldgatan”, Västerbottens County Council’s cultural stipend

 

Nordic Institution for Contemporary Art, “West Balkan Air”

 

Swedish Arts Grants Committee, ”extra costly works”

2003

Umeå City Art Stipend to a graduate student of the Art Academy

 

Kempe Fund, ”Guldgatan 8”

2000

SIDA, ”Dialog mellan Bildkulturer”

 

 

FILMOGRAPHY

2014

Dawn in a city without name

 

Shown on: Gothenburg International Film Festival, 2014; Tempo Documentary Film Festival, Stockholm 2014; Skepto International film festival, Cagliari 2014; Uppsala International Short Film Festival, 2014.

 

Awarded: "Best Short Documentary" - Tempo Documentary Film Festival 2014; "Best feature story" - Northern Character Film & TV Festival, 2014.

 

Seleceted for international competition at Nordic/Docs 2014, Oslo.

2011

Gzim Rewind.

 

Shown on: Sveriges television in February 2012, Gothenburg International Film Festival, 2012; Tromsö International Film Festival 2012, Salaam Film Festival, Copenhagen 2012, Dokufest Prizren, Kosovo 2012, Tempo Documentary Film Festival, Stockholm 2012.

 

Nominated to the Dragon Award for Best Swedish Documenatary at Gothenburg International Film Festival, 2012

 

The Jury’s Special mention at Tromsö International Film Festival 2012

 

Awarded the Salaam Film price at Salaam Film Festival, Copenhagen

 

Chosen to compete in the category New Nordic Voices at Nordic Panorama Film Festival, Oulu, Finland 2012

 

Chosen to compete in Balkan Documentary Competition, DokuFest, Prizren, Kosovo 2012

2005

Längs Guldgatan

 

Shown on: Gothenburg International Film Festival, 2005; Sveriges television, mars 2005; Bildmuseet, Umeå; Umeå Film Festival, 2005; Matasul Film Festival, 2005.

 

Nominated for Prix Europa/Iris, Berlin

 

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