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Johanna Gustafsson Fürst. Born 1973, based in Stockholm.  Works in a field between self-organized platforms, performances, text, sculptures and site-specific installations. The starting point is the constantly ongoing preoccupation of the relation between the self and the world and the desire for fusion and boundaries between them, an interest in how everyday life encounters political and social systems and how these merge in objects, surfaces and spaces.

Johanna holds an MFA from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. In 2003, she was one of the initiators of ak28, an exhibition space and a self-organized collective of artist, architects and curators that operated until 2008. Since 2009, a part of her practice is operating in Husby a neighborhood in Stockholm. The work creates transdisciplinary spaces for interaction and follows the transformation of a neighbourhood for several years. She is chair of Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation in Stockholm and is represented by Belenius/Nordenhake Gallery. Her recent and upcoming exhibitions include Kalmar Konsthall (SE),  Bonnier Konsthall (SE), Consonni (ES), Moderna Museet, Malmö (SE) and kim? (LV))


Phone: 0046707479564
email: johanna(at)

Ljusstöparbacken 22A
11765 Stockholm


Born 1973, lives and works in Stockholm.

MFA 2003 Kungl. Konsthögskolan, Stockholm

Solo shows

2013 HPC Consonni, Bilbao,

2013 Public Green, Niklas Belenius Gallery

2011 Fallet/The Fall, Niklas Belenius Gallery

2011 Antigone Scen 1-12

2010 Seedbed II, Konsthuset Uppsala

2010 Seedbed I, Kalmar Konstmuseum

2008 Lost Counter Story, Neither Man of Science Nor Man of Faith, Galleri Niklas Belenius Stockholm.

2007 Motherfucker, Bolinderverken i Kallhäll, Stockholm

2004 Alone like Selina Kyles, Telefonplan, Stockholm

Group shows

2014 Recidency in Nature , Växjö konsthall, Curator Åsa Jungnelius.

2014 About Glass Roof and sticky Flors, Wagonhalle Kunstlager Stuttgard

2014 Society Acts., Moderna museet Malmö, The Moderna Exhibition 2014

2013 0047, Oslo, Aug-Sep 2013

2013 Monopol, Stockholm

2012 Performing The Common, The art of organizing collective meaning.

Exhibition at Husby Gård Konsthall

2013 A Brief History of Capitalism, Niklas Belenius Gallery

2012 Art show US Ambassy. Curated by Theodore Ringborg

2012 Ett rum med utsikt, Slakthusateljéerna

2011 Mute in The Booth. Niklas Belenius, Artissima Artfair, Turin

2010 The Burghers and the Theif  Artissima Art Fair Turin

2010 Off The Wall, Gustavsbergs Konsthall

2010 Market Art Fair Stockholm, Galleri Niklas Belenius.

2010 Henhel-Hippo. Hippolyte gallery, Helsinki.

2010 Acute Melancholia. Studio 44, Stockholm

2009 Eight Short, Performance workshop, Curated by Liv Strand.

2009 It says: A corpse in the living room. Facehug på Riche, Lilla baren, Stockholm

2009 Styx Performance Festival, Fylkingen Stockholm

2009 List&Àst&List Nordic house, Reykavik

2009 Cambio, Change, Weshsel. Rosendals Garden, Stockholm

2009 Rumstering, Bonniers konsthall, Stockholm

2009 Trondheimsgatan 26, project in an appartment in Husby/ Stockholm.

2009 Tyst konst, Office 3.0, Stene Projects, Stockholm

2008 Arvet. Konstnärshuset, Stockholm

2007 Autistisk Kilskrift, Färgfabriken, Stockholm

2006 Autistisk Kilskrift, Gallerie Niklas Belenius, Stockholm

2006 Art should be easy, Ersta Konsthall, Stockholm, Curated by Linus Elmes

2006 Landskap, studio 44, curated by Michael Lundberg

2005 Still life, Galleri 0047, Berlin. curated by Rakett.

2005 ak28 at Bastard, Bastard, Oslo

2005 Re:produktion,

2004 Art meeting Bergkvara, Exhibition and Workshop

2004 La Grandia, Soc, Stockholm.

2003 ”Upp ur gräset” Linköpings universitetspark

2003 Show off, Finalshow Konstakademien

2003 Liljevalchs vårsalong

2002 Cross country, Finalshow at Galleri Mejan

2002 Artists, drug addicts and Adventurers, Kulturhuset Curated by Marianne Heier

2000 The shop, Kulturhuset In cooporation with Tove Forsblom

2000 War, High tech building curated by Stig Sjölund

1999 Ikea, Ikea Barkaby. In cooporation with Tove Forsblom

Printed matters

Black fat Soil, 2011

ak28 revisited and three parallel visions, Mount Analouge. 2011

Paletten, “Baletten” nr 1, 2009

Facehug Berlin, 2008

Source video magazine of contemporary art, 2007

Autistisk Kilskrift, Styx 2006

Grants and recidencys

Stockholms stads atelje stipendium 2014-2017

Iaspis Studio Stockholm. April 2012 – Sep 2012

Artist in residence , Centrum för Gestaltning DSV, Stockholm university for system and Computer sciensces. Mars-Maj, 2011

Konstnärsnämnden, Project Grant.

Konstakademien, two-year working-grant 2008

Konstnärsnämndens, two-year working-grant 2007

Konstnärsnämndens one-year working-grant 2004

Helge Axelsson-Johnsson Travel grant 2003

Curatorial Practice and other projects

Participant in the The politics of Listening at Tensta Konsthall,By Sofia Wiberg,Petra Bauer

Haninge Konsthall, Medborgardialog och stadsutvecklingsprojekt. April-Mai 2013,

Salon Material. 1-6, Once a month since April 2010

I`m Your Body, Digital device for cityplanning 2010, in cooporation with Kista Theater,  Mobile life at Stockholm University in Kista.

Act in Space,Digital device for cityplanning and art. In collaboration wirh Kista Theatre

Artist and co-founder of Kista Theatre

Curator at and co-founder of ak28,in Stockholm 2005- 2008.

Make Yourself Heard 2000, group exhibition at Kungl. Konsthögskolan.

Co-founder and Curator at Gallery and Project space 1419A


Chair of the Board of Index Foundation for Contemporary art in Stockholm.


Research assistant at DSV, Department of Computer and Systemsciensces at Stockholm University in Kista

Methodology for sustainable E-participation: Redistribution, representation and recognition

Writer of paper  in collaboration with Karin Hansson


Educational experiences



-Gestaltnings Aerobics, Material as Meaning and Method.

Konstfack, Art department.

Probe the Public Space. Art In the public realm.

Royal Institute of Art

-Haningeskolan med Tor Lindstrand och Erik Winqvist

KTH Arkitekturskolan, MA, Lecture and Tutor


Ravioli och Ravioli

Coarse in space and site as meaning and method in collaboration with Lisa Torell.

Högskola: Konstfack, keramik och Glas, B


Site, Space, and Social Change!

Konstfack, Textile in det expanded field,

Research, Space and Spectacle!

Art in public space. Coarse based in Husby

Royal Institute of Art

In collaboration with Åsa Andersson Broms


Site, Space, Scale!

Konstfack, Textile in det expanded field,


Space and Spectacle

Tid: Två veckor heltid.

Högskola:Konstfack. GDI Master. 2010,

Opponent och tutor

2014 Konstfack, Textile in The Expanded Field. BA, opponent

2014 Konstfack, Art department, tutoring

2012 Konstfack, In Space, MA, tutoring

2012 Konstfack, Textile in The Expanded Field. MA, opponent

2010 Konstfack, Textile in The Expanded Field. BA, opponent

2010 Konstfack, Textile in The Expanded Field. MA, opponent

2009 Kungl.Konsthögskolan Stockholm, MA. opponent

Other teachings

2011-  Ongoing 20% Pernby prepatory artschool with special focus on sculpture and sitespecifity.

2003-2011 30% teacher in art Enskilda Gymnasiet in Stockholm.

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