B. 1988 in Sundsvall, SE.
Lives and works in Malmö.
@bjorn.sebastian.benjamin

Benjamin Andersson works intuitively and process-based, the references exist within the secret, sacred and divine, where man’s deeply rooted relationship to symbols and signs takes off in a pictorial tradition with light as its starting point. Andersson works in a stripped-down color scale where the surfaces both absorb and reflect light. In thinly painted layers of mars black, the motifs both appear and dissolve before the viewer’s gaze, the surfaces alternate between the abstract and the concrete, a suggestive and marvelous interplay between the eye’s perception and the mythologies we carry within us.

Resumé

Education

2013-2015 Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, MFA
2010-2013 Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, BFA
2008-2010 Gerlesborgsskolan, Stockholm

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021 Temenos, Galleri CC, Malmö
2020 Blek eld, Lund Cathedral's crypt, Lund. With Eric Length.
2020 Resonerande kärl, Sjöbo Konsthall, Sjöbo
2019 The Silence That You Serve, is the Loudest Thing I’ve Heard, CG Gallery, Malmö
2018 Satan Screamed So Loud, He Spit, Alta Artspace, Malmö. With Julia Selin.
2017 I Daniel Jacksons fotspår, Galleri CC, Malmö
2014 Annat, Trailer Gallery, Umeå
2014 Prop Dig Hollow/One Hit One Kill, The gallery, Umeå Arts Campus. With Anna Hillbom.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 Järtecken, Galleri Verkligheten, Umeå.
2022 Zefyr, Kirsten Kjaer Museum, Jylland.
2019 Till konsten – landskap i ovissa tider, SAK, Kungl. Akademin, Stockholm
2019 100!, Galleri CC, Malmö
2019 Betraktelser, SAK, Konstfrämjandet Skåne, Malmö
2018 Die freie variable, Schimmel projects, Dresden
2018 Gifc event, Part2 Gallery, Oakland
2018 Gifc event, Western exhibitions, Chicago
2018 Location fuck me, Den nordiske ambassade, Copenhagen
2018 Boxplay, 8.salon, Hamburg
2017 Selvskabt Modvind, Sunday-s Gallery, Copenhagen
2017 Tunnelsyn, Detroitsthlm, Stockholm
2017 Switch, Hilbertraum, Berlin
2015 Between Material and Narrative – A Perfect Lie, Galleriet Umeå
2015 Happy Times at Alta, Gallery Alta, Malmö
2015 Between the Devil and the Deep Sea, Gallery Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm
2015 Between the Devil and the Deep Sea Bildmuseet Umeå
2014 Where We Came From, Kuenstlerhaus Palais thurn und taxis, Bregenz

Representation / Collections

Umeå municipality
Public Art Agency Sweden / Statens konstråd
Sveriges allmänna konstförening
Private collections

Grants

2021 Malmö city, working grant
2021 The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, crisis grant 3
2020 Ystad art museum, Eric och Inger Olson-Ekdahls Grant
2020 The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, crisis grant 2
2020 Malmö city, working grant
2020 The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, crisis grant 1
2019 The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, working grant
2019 Malmö citys studio grant
2015 The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Assistant Grant
2015 Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Eva and Hugos Memorial Fund
2012 Grafström-Sandqvistska fonden
2012 Göran Dahlbergs stiftelse för bildkonstnärer

Publications

2021 Galleri CC, Documentation of exhibitions & curatings 2015–2018
2019 SAKs årsbok, Till konsten – Landskap i ovissa tider

Related work

2021 Board member, Malmö Open Studios
2020 Curated Mörkveden, Malmö Konsthall
2017 Board member, Göran Dahlbergs stiftelse för bildkonstnärer
2016 Studio assistant, Matt Saunders, The Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
2015 Board member and curator, Galleri CC, Malmö