CAROLINE MÅRTENSSON
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WORKS

BIOGRAPHY

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Born 1977 in Helsingborg, Sweden.


Education

2016 Environmental Science / Miljövetenskap (15hp), University of Gothenburg.
2014 Artistic research processes / Konstnärliga forskningsprocesser (15hp), Konstfack.
2011 Studies of Masculinity / Maskulinitetsstudier (7,5hp), Gender Studies / Genusvetenskap, University of Lund.
2001-2005 Malmö Art Academy, Master of Fine Arts.
2002-2003 Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm.
2003 Folk Art / Folkkonst (10hp), University of Stockholm.
2000 Royal University College of Fine Arts, Copenhagen.

Exhibitions
2019 Carbon Ruins - An exhibition from the future, an interdisciplinary pre-study together with climate scientists from Lund University. Carbon Ruins aims to transport the visitor into a future where transitions to post-fossil society has already happened.
Reverberation, the toxic backyards of the Kingdom of Crystal, Kulturparken Småland, Växjö. Part of Nya Smålands's program for 2019-2020.
2018-19 Med känsla för grönt / A Sense of Green – An exhibition in the spirit of Fredriksdal, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg. About the work at Fredriksdal Museums and Gardens with a focus on the ecological interaction from an artistic point of view. December 15, 2018 - September 1, 2019. 
2018-19 Man and Biosphere - Precarious Situations, summary of the project, Kristianstads konsthall.
2018 Experiment för utopier / Experiment for Utopias, Ystads Konstmuseum, curated by Gunnel Pettersson.
2018 NOT A SINGLE STORY, Nirox winter sculpture exhibition May 12 - July 31. A collaboration between The Nirox Foundation South Africa and Wanås Konst, Sweden. 
2018 Växtkamp, Konsthallen, Falsterbo Strandbad.
2017 Elsewhere, Ystad Art Museum.
2016 The Society Machine – the Industrial Age from the Perspective of Art / Samhällsmaskinen – industriåldern ur konstens perspektiv, Malmö Konstmuseum, curated by Lisa Rosendahl.
2016 Moving Mass, The Glass Factory in Boda.
2015-16 Moving Mass, Kalmar Konstmuseum, a collaboration between six artists: Eva Arnqvist, Johanna Gustavsson Fürst, Ingela Johansson, Åsa Jungnelius, Caroline Mårtensson and Malin Pettersson Öberg. Moving Mass deals with the history, present and future of the glass production in Småland, in the so called "Kingdom of Christal".
2015 OBERÖRD NATUR, Alma Löv Museum, curated by Andreas Poppelier.
Skott och Krona, Jordberga Gård, together with Annelie Nilsson, curated by Carolina Söderholm.
2014-15 Klubb Konsument, travelling exhibition by Konstfrämjandet, Västerås, Piteå, Örebro Konsthall, Alma Löv Museum, Värmland, Universitetet i Karlstad. Participating artists: Maria Andersson, Alevtina Kakhidze, Annika Kupiainen, Mattias Åkeson, Kristina Matousch, Andreas Gedin, Caroline Mårtensson and Johan Tirén.
2014 Naturum, Göteborgs Konsthall, together with Linn Lindström and Kristian Berglund.
Shifting Natures, together with Gerhard Nordström, Ystad Konstmuseum.
Flora plantae ornativae, soloutställning, Haninge Konsthall.
2013 Polyfoni, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, group exhibition.
2012 In Special Circumstances (part one), soloutställning, Nordin Gallery, Stockholm.
Transition, Skånes konstförening, soloutställning, Malmö.
Växjö Konsthall, duo exhibition together with Andreas Poppelier.
Dagens eko kvart i fem, Varbergs Konsthall, curators Anna Johansson and Jessica Segerlund.
No me pongas los cuernos, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, curators Sarah Alcalay and Marta Peleteiro.
Woodstock, Växjö Konsthall, group exhibition.
Scratch my name on your arm with a fountain pen (that means you really love me), Passagen, Linköping, group exhibition.
2011 Galleri Arnstedt, Ö Karup, Båstad, group exhibition.
Konsumera Mera, Norrköpings Konstmuseum.
MARKET Art Fair, Nordin Gallery, Stockholm.
Scratch my name on your arm with a fountain pen (that means you really love me), Landskrona museum, group exhibition.
2010 A Bird in the Hand, soloutställning, Museum Anna Nordlander, Skellefteå.
Spår, Malmö Konstmuseum. Collection of Nordic contemporary art.
2009 Vanitas or The Imaginary Control, soloutställning, Nordin Gallery, Stockholm.
Site Natura, Tjörnedala Konsthall, Baskemölla, group exhibition.
Nordin Gallery, Stockholm, group exhibition.
MARKET Art Fair, Nordin Gallery, Stockholm.
2008 Hållplats för Konst, Gävle.
No no ... there´s no limit, Signal, Malmö, group exhibition.
Souvenir Øresund, a cooperation with Patrik Bengtsson, 036, Copenhagen.
Arnstedt & Kullgren, Ö Karup, Båstad, group exhibition.
2007 Stipendiater, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm.
H13, a cooperation with Patrik Bengtsson, 036, Copenhagen.
Kontrast, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg.
Canis lupus familiaris, RoomFive, Ystad Konstmuseum.
Galleri S:t Gertrud, soloutställning, Malmö.
Mors Mössa, soloutställning, Gothenburg.
H 13, a cooperation with Patrik Bengtsson, Unten Drunter, Copenhagen Alternative Art Fair.
En vecka i solen, H 13, a cooperation with Patrik Bengtsson, Gallery Botnik Studios, Gerlesborg.
2006 Besökarna, Västra Hamnen, Malmö, group exhibition.
Arnstedt & Kullgren, Project Room, Ö Karup, Båstad.
Arnstedt & Kullgren, Ö Karup, Båstad, group exhibition.
2005 Anna-Lisa Thomson till minne, stipendiatutställning, Uppsala Konstmuseum.
Arnstedt & Kullgren, Östra Karup, Båstad, group exhibition.
Innanmäte, Peep gallery, Malmö. Master´s Degree Show.
Transit, Göteborgs Konsthall.

Other projects
2017-19 Man and Biosphere - Precarious Situations, an interdisciplinary, site-specific project initiated by me in cooperation with Kristianstads Konsthall and Naturum Vattenriket and together with a core group consisting of the artists Terje Östling, Nilsmagnus Sköld, Malin Lobell and the political scientist Johannes Stripple, as well as an external network of researchers and artists. The project is based on the Biosphere Reserve Kristianstad Vattenrike, -2.32 m below sea level, which means that the situation regarding a changing climate is precarious. Part of climate psychology means that we need local examples to understand and grasp what is happening globally.
Public start-up May 18, 2018, program in summer. Exhibition October 13 2018 - Janury 20 2019. www.kristianstadskonsthall.se
2017 Participating in OEI # 75–76.
Release of the book GLASS IS NEVER STILL in association with Konstfrämjandet, a tour through the Kingdom of Glass, Saturday, April 22, 2017.
2016, 24/11 THE WATER IS COMING! Seminar at Form Design Center in Malmö. Anna Persson, Karin Görlin and I present our proposal for the architectural competition IMAGINE SKÅNE 2030: RETREAT AS DEFENSE.
2016 Art and the Manifestation of Social Change – The artist´s role as knowledge producer and the art institution as host of cross-disciplinary enquiries, the conference takes the project Moving Mass as a starting point to create cross disciplinary conversation about different methods to visualize our contemporary time and its underlaying history. Conference developed by the curator Lisa Rosendahl together with Kalmar Konstmuseum and the participating artists in Moving Mass.
2015 Verkberättelser 2009-2015, a publication in cooperation with Louise Kelpe, graphic designer. Produced with the support from the Längmanska Culture Foundation.
Open Air Film Screening: Sunshine Socialist Cinema // ANA AIR. Astrid Noacks Atelier, Copenhagen.
2014 Sunshine socialist cinema, To Future With Love, at the Climate Film Festival in Tanto, Stockholm, August 29-31. Illuminated, part of the project In Special Circumstances.
2014  Havängsvandring: Landskap under särskilda omständigheter. En arkeologisk konstvandring runt Haväng. Vad händer när hav möter land, och när konst möter vetenskap? / Hiking at Ravlunda artillery range, led by me and the marine archaeologist Björn Nilsson.

Grants
2017 Funds received for public program, Man and Biosphere: Sparbanksstiftelsen 1826 and Region Skåne.
2017 Ester Almqvists Memorial Fund
2017 Helge Axe:son Johnsons travel grant to study the construction techniques of rammed earth and hempcrete.
2017 Man and Biosphere, a cooperation together with Kristianstads Konsthall and Naturum Vattenriket. Pre-study supported by Region Skåne. MAB is an interdisciplinary project about sea-levels rise and its impacts on the coastline and habitat in Scania. 
2014 The Art Grants Committee in Sweden, 2-year working grant
2014 Gunnar och Lilly Perssons stiftelse
2013 Längmanska kulturfonden
2012 International culture exchange, Iaspis
2012 Konstakademien, Bengt Fredrikssons stipendium 
2012 Lunds Konsthalls vänner
2009 The Art Grants Committee in Sweden, 2-year working grant
2008 Svensk-norska samarbetsfonden
2007 Lunds Kulturstipendium
2007 Helsingborgs Kulturstipendium
2007 Maria Bonnier–Dahlins stiftelse
2007 Aase & Richard Björklunds fond, Malmö Konstmuseum
2007 Nöjesguiden art award Malmö-Lund
2006 The Art Grants Committee in Sweden, 1-year working grant
2005 Anna-Lisa Thomsons minnesfond
2005 Edstrandska Stiftelsen
2004 Malmö Konststudios stipendium

Collections/Commissions
2019 Inauguration Living fossil, Naturum Vattenriket, Kristianstad
2017 Sketch commission, Vandalorum, Värnamo
2016 Sketch commission, The Public Art Agency, INNOVATIVE TEMPORARY ART
2015-16 Växjö, Ringsberg/Kristineberg, Grubbs system, commission
Bonniersgruppens konstsamling
2014 Eastmaninstitutet, Sketch Commission, the Stockholm County Council Cultural Committee
Nya Karolinska Solna
Region Skåne
Malmö Konstmuseum
Helsingborgs museum
Landstinget Gävleborg
Walk of Fame, the Stadiumsquare in Malmö, client: Gatukontoret Malmö
Haninge Kommun
Private collectors

Teaching/lectures
2012-2019 (ongoing) Österlenskolan för konst och design, Simrishamn, teaching in site-specific art practice and idea- and process-based artistic methods. 
2019 Perspektivlunch FOJAB arkitektkontor. Omvärldsspaning: Klimatforskning och interdisciplinära samarbeten med konstnären Caroline Mårtensson. Konst som verktyg och kunskapsförmedlare.
2019 Kulturparken Småland, Växjö. Reveberation, the toxic backyards of the Kingdom of Crystal, lecture.2018 Ekotop, guest lecturer, course by Lina Selander and Björn Larsson, Royal Institute of Art.
2017 Samtidskonstdagarna, Kalmar, presented Moving Mass together with Eva Arnqvist and Ingela Johansson.
2017 Dramalogen, Halmstad, lecture and workshop.
2016 Art and the Manifestation of Social Change – The artist´s role as knowledge producer and the art institution as host of cross-disciplinary enquiries. The conference takes the project Moving Mass as a starting point to create cross disciplinary conversation about different methods to visualize our time and its underlaying history. Conference developed by curator Lisa Rosendahl together with Kalmar Konstmuseum and the participating artists in Moving Mass.
2014 Maglehems kulturförening, lecture, about my work In special circumstances at Ravlunda shooting range.
2014 School of Industrial Design, LTH, Lund Design and Ecology, lecture.
2014 Havängsvandring, guided hike at Ravlunda shooting field, a cooperation together with Björn Nilsson, marine archaeologist.
2014 Malmö Högskola, guest teacher, Design, "Skissen som verktyg".
2013 KIVIK art, In Special Circumstance, lecture about my work at Ravlunda shooting range.
2013 School of Industrial Design, LTH, Lund, Design and Animals, lecture.
2012 Kronobergs konstskola, lecture.
2012 Konst i skolan, Söderkullaskolan, Malmö.
2011 Konstlinjen Munka-Ljungby, guest teacher.
2009 Beckmans Designhögskola, guest teacher.
2008 Helsingborgs Konstförening, lecture.
 

 



 

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