Knutte Wester, biography

Born 1977, Sweden

 

SELECTED EDUCATION

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

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

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019             Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

                     Örnsköldsvisk Konsthall

2018             Halmstad Konsthall, Sweden

2017             Länsmuseet Gävleborg, Sweden

                     Varbergs Konsthall, Sweden 

2017             The Nordic Watercolour museum, Sweden     

2016             Umeå Konsthall, Sweden

                     Örebro Konsthall, Sweden

2016             Uppsala Cathedral, Sweden

                     Havremagasinet, Boden, Sweden

2015             Kristinehamns Konstmuseum, Kristinehamn, Sweden

2014             Eskilstuna Konstuseum, Sweden

                     Karlskrona Konsthall, Sweden

2013             Västerbottens Museum, Sweden

                     Stockholms Läns Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

                     Skellefteå Konsthall, Skellefteå, Sweden 

2012             Västerås Konstmuseum, Sweden

2011             Touring exhibition produced by Folkets hus och Parker. Hammarkullen,                              Örnsköldsvik, Söråker, Hallunda, Lysekil, Trollhättan, Boo, Kiruna, Sweden

2011             Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden

                     Östergötlands Länsmuseum, Linköping, Sweden

2010             Wyspa institutet of art, Gdansk, Poland

2009             Ropa, Stockholm, Sweden

2008             Studio 44, Stockholm, Sweden

2007             Röda sten, Gothenburg, Sweden

                     Orbita Space

2006             Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden

2005             Museum of National History, Tirana, Albanien

2002             Galleri Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden

                     Galleri 60, Umeå, Sweden

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018              Modernautställningen, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden           "

                      Innan vi glömmer, Göteborgs Konsthall, Sweden

                      Territories, Havremagasinet, Boden

2016              That which grows and that which bars, Svolvaer Konsthall, Norway

                      Transition, 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              Enstrangment, The Showroom, London, UK

                      Action Field Kodra 10, Kalamaria, Greece

                      Swedish Family, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Sweden

2009              Swedish Family, Museum of Mordern Art, Moscow, Russia

2008              The Spring Salon, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2007              Mobile Museum, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia

                      The Spring Salon, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2006              Unofri, National Gallery, Tirana, Albania

2005              Bli, Jämtland länsmuseum, Östersund, Sweden

                      Ingen människa är illegal, Konstakuten, Stockholm, Sweden

2003              Graduation exhibition, Kungliga konstakademien, Stockholm, Sweden

                      Graduation exhibition, Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden

2002              The Spring Salon, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2001              Konstfack på Kulturhuset, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden

                      Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Eskilstuna, Sweden

2000              Urban futures 2000, Museum Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa

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

1999              9 samtida samtidigt, Röda sten, Göteborg, Sweden

 

 

SELECTED PUBLIC WORK

2018              Vattenbärare, Burnnsparken, Varberg

2016              Child carrying wings, Carolinaparken, Uppsala, Sweden

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

2015              Monument without a home, Köpmangatan, Örebro, Sweden

2013              Ett litet sår som måste ses om, Östersunds Hospital, Östersund, Sweden

                      Monument without a home, Örebro, Sweden

                      Gzim och den frusna sjön, Täby centrum, Täby, Sweden

2012              Gzim och den frusna sjön, Sturegatan, Västerås, Sweden

2011              Monument without a home, District Court, Karskrona, Sweden

2009              Monument without home, Umeå Travel Centre, Umeå, Sweden

 

GRANTS

2015              Swedish Arts Grants Committee, 2 year working grant

2015              Rettigs Konststipendium

2015              ABF’s Litteratur- och Konstpris

2015              Umeå Kommuns kulturstipendium

2014              NARS international Studio Program (New York)

2013              Art Grant, Carl-Axel Valén Foundation

2012              Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Project support

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

                      Award, the international competition at Unofri 06, National Gallery, Tirana

2005              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

 

2016             Horungen (A Bastard Child)

                     Premiered in the competition at the International Documentary Film

                     Festival i Amsterdam (IDFA) November 2016.

                     It 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

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

                     Won best "Best Short Documentary" - Tempo Documentary Film Festival                            "Best feature story" - Northern Character Film & TV Festival, 2014.

                     Selected for international competition at Nordic/Docs 2014, Oslo and                                Busan Internatinal short film festival I Korea, Minimalen Film Festivale in                            Norway and Evropa Film Akt in Paris.

 

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

                     Selected for Nordic Panorama Film Festival, Oulu, Finland 2012

                     Selected Balkan Competition, DokuFest, Prizren, Kosovo 2012

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Knutte Wester is Represented by Gallery Andersson/Sandström