Linda Persson (Sweden/UK)

Linda Persson
lives and work in London, U.K

Participant in

  • CologneOFF IV – Here We Are!
    4th edittion of Cologne Online Film Festival 2008
  • VAD – Video Art Database
  • “At the core of my practise one can say that I work as a detective, interrogating and exploring the environments surrounding me, both immediate and at distance or virtual. As the ‘detective’ I source the personal and the historical past and present merging these alleys into an archive or a system.
    I am interested in creating a marriage/dialogue between those unlike elements surrounding us on a day-to-day basis that are typically regarded as incompatible and/or dangerously combined. The fusion often results in self-governing audio-visual installations.

    2004-2005 MA Fine Art Sculpture Winchester School of Art
    1999-2002 BAdegree Fine Art Sculpture Chelsea College of Art and Design London
    Selected exhibitions
    2008 (Oct)The Wharf Road Project, Atrium, with Natasha Rees
    2007 Sartorial Contemporary Art
    2007 AK28, Stockholm, Sweden ‘Encounter’ (solo show)
    2007 The Drawing Room, London, ‘Drawing biennial 2007’
    2007 Elastic Residence, London, ‘Nordic Stories’
    2006 “Muster Station” Rockwell, London
    2006 ‘New News from Nowhere” William Morris Gallery, London
    2005 ‘The Tower of Babel’, Limehouse Art Foundation London
    2005 ‘Split Level’ Hampshire Sculpture Trust Winchester
    2000 “Kuben” Royal Academy of Arts, Sweden
    1999 Art and Design space, Lodz, Poland

    2008 South Hill Arts Centre February (dance for film) and September (sound:space)
    2007 Nottingham Castle, Screening of ‘Encounter’ as part of Arts Event 2007
    2007 Charnwood museum , Loughborough

    2006 Art Car Boot Fair, Truman Brewery, Bricklane, London
    2004 ‘Grandia’ Soc- gallery Stockholm Sweden
    2000 291 Gallery , London
    Awards/ Residencies
    2008 Residency Ricklundsgården Sweden
    2007 Travel award, Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse
    2007 Individual grant from the Arts Council in England
    2006/07 Royal Academy Schools Artist in Residence (Loughborough University)
    2004 NADFAS award

    Time Out London (Martin Comer) 30 maj 2007 “Nordic stories”
    Svenska Dagbladet (Rikard Ekholm) 20 April 2007 “Roligt och underfundigt men lite retfullt”
    City konst (Lisa Wennersten) 20 April 2007, “Både kusligt och lugnande