Knutte Wester, biography

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

EDUCATION


2000
Dep. of fine arts, Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa

1998–2003
Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, MA of Fine Arts. Umeå, Sweden

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2018
▹ Halmstad Konsthall, Sweden

2017
▹ Länsmuseet Gävleborg, Sweden

▹ Varbergs Konsthall, Sweden
▹ The Nordic Watercolour museum, Sweden

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

2011–2012
▹”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


2018
▹ Modernautställningen, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

▹ "Innan vi glömmer”, Göteborgs Konsthall, Sweden
▹ ”Territories”, Havremagasinet, Boden, Sweden

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

AWARDS & 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”

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS


2018
▹ ”Vattenbärare”, Brunnsparken, Varberg

▹ ”I want to be heard, I want to be found”, Vasaplan, Umeå

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

FILMOGRAPHY


2016
▹ Horungen (A Bastard Child)

Premiered in the competition at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA) November 2016. Has been screened at over 30 international festivals such as Toronto, Seul, Teheran and others. Se festival list and awards at www.horungen.com

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. Selected 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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