This Swedish artist has dedicated his life to a fragile material: ceramic. He enjoys working on repulsive, ugly or even terrifying shapes that evoke excitement or fear, a reaction against the “luminous” Scandinavian design of his origins and the romantic notion of the craftsman. As a member of the Swedish Arts and Crafts group ‘We Work In A Fragile Material’, he has exhibited in New York, London, Oslo, Stockholm and Goteborg.
Åsa Sonjasdotter is a Swedish-born artist based in Tromsø, Norway and Berlin, Germany.
Sonjasdotter’s practice focuses on questions of diversity, power and knowledge. Her projects often unfold over time, following the conditions of the involved participants and investigated subject. In the long term project “A Potato-Perspective” Sonjasdotter investigates the cultural, political and economic implications of humans’ domestication of the potato plant. In Sonjasdotter’s projects the exhibition often operates as a site for the real exchange of goods, knowledge and power positions as well as functioning as a metaphor for societal conditions.