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Lotta Grimborg (b.1988) is an artist working in the textile field, based in Gothenburg Sweden. In her work she currently explores the language and aesthetics of the sports world and themes circling around anticlimax, unfulfilled expectations, emptiness and sport manners. With a long background on the tennis court she’s interested in drawing parallels between art and sports. Her artistic practice revolves around the fabric’s inherent qualities and enclosed feminine references which she explores through embroidery. She finds her artistic flow in the monotonous repetitions, in the tiny stitches and glass beads that together build a material and form a textile narrative. She works with soft sculptures and mounted textile embroideries. 


Lotta received her MFA in Textile Art from the University of Gothenburg, HDK-VALAND in 2019 and her BFA in Fine Art from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm 2015. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums both nationally and internationally; Open Craft (Örebro), Susanne Pettersson Gallery (Stockholm), Boy Konsthall/GIBCA Extended (Bollebygd), Dunkers Kulturhus (Helsingborg), Galleri Thomassen (Gothenburg), Galleri Marzee (Nijmegen), Galleri Rosanna Orlandi (Milan), Gallery Myymälä2 (Helsinki). She has been an artist in residency at Boy Konsthall, Icelandic Textile Center in Blöndous and at the Swedish Institute in Paris.





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EDUCATION


2016-2019   

MA Fine Arts, Textile art

HDK, Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg

 

2012-2015          

BA Fine Arts, Crafts Ädellab

Konstfack, University of Art, Crafts and Design, Stockholm

 

2011-2012           

Foundation year, three-demansional metal

Nyckelviksskolan, Stockholm



PURCHASED & REPRESENTED


Region Stockholm, Danderyds Sjukhus

SVT Konstförening

Göteborgs Slöjdförening

Klippans Konstförening

AIX arkitekter Konstförening

Private Collections, Sweden

Private Collection, France

Private Collection, Finland

Private Collections, Norway



Upcoming


2024 Vårsalongen, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (group)



SOLO & DUO EXHIBITIONS


2024  WINDOW EXHIBITION, Galleri Sintra, Gothenburg, Sweden


2023  BOLLEN RULLAR FORTARE NERFÖR, Galleri Nääs Konsthantverk, Floda, Sweden 

2023  BILDER BANKER PÅ DIN DØR, Galleri Format, Oslo, Norway


2022  BEST PERFORMANCE OVERALL, Gallery Myymälä2, Helsinki, Finland


2020  NOTHING BUT FLOWERS, Konsthantverkscentrum, Gothenburg, Sweden (DUO)


2017  FRIFARAREGRIMBORG AKT 2, Makeriet, Malmö, Sweden (DUO)


2016  FRIFARAREGRIMBORG AKT 1, Susanne Pettersson Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (DUO)


2015  FEMININA MASKERADER, Vävkompaniet, Borås, Sweden




SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2023  RÖRELSE, Galleri KC Väst, Gothenburg

2023  NO SENSE OF BALLS, Malmö Roddklubb, Candytuft, Southern Sweden Design Days.

2023  HORROR VACUI, Detriti Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden

 

2022  ONE NIGHT STAND, Southern Sweden Design Days, MJ's x Candytuft, Malmö

2022  SPRING BREAK, Galleri Thomassen, Göteborg

2022  RISK, Form och Designcenter, Malmö

2022  GIRLY HANDS WORKING ARMS, Klippans Konsthall, Klippan

2022  FIRST LOVES, Good Session Gallery, Istres, France


2021  MIXED MESSAGES, Healthy Competition, Arenagången, Stockholm 

2021  FIND-US, Galleri NOS, Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm

2021  PANDORA Téte-a-téte, Tornrummet, Craft Days, Gothenburg 

2021  HANG IN THERE, Dotdotdot, HV galleri, Stockholm


2020  SOMETHING SOMETHING, Folkungagatan 132, Stockholm, Sweden

2020  HÖSTSALONG, Galleri Silk, www.gallerisilk.com

2020  PANDORA - A Textile Rendezvous, Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, Sweden

2020  CRAFT SPACE HELVETET, online exhibition.

2020  VÅRSALONGEN, Galleri Backlund, Göteborg, Sweden

2020  WONDERFUL EVERYDAY Dotdotdot, Stockholm, Sweden


2019  BORÅS HÖSTSALONG, Wärenstams konsthall, Borås, Sweden

2019  GOTHENBURG CRAFT DAY, Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, Sweden

2019  CROSSROADS, Göteborgs Auktionsverk, Gothenburg Design Festival, Sweden

2019  OPEN CRAFT, Stadsträdgården, Örebro, Sweden

2019  HDK I FRIHAMNEN, exam show, Gothenburg, Sweden

2019  CASHBOX Galleri BOX, Gothenburg, Sweden


2018  50 SHADES OF PINK, 59 Rivoli, Paris, France

2018  VÅRSOLANCHE, Galleri Slätten, Malmö, Sweden


2017  DEN FÖRLORADE MATERIALITETEN Nääs Konsthantverk, Projektrummet, Lerum, Sweden

2017  THE LOST MATERIALITY, Gothenburg Design Festival, HDK

2017  NORDISK SALONG, Dunkers kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden

2017  DIALOGER, GIBCA Extended (Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art), Boy Konsthall, Bollebygd, Sweden

2017  WUNDERKAMMER, Konsthantverkarna, Stockholm, Sweden


2016  FRUNTIMMER - ETT SEXIGT SAMARBETE, A-Venue, Gothenburg, Sweden

2016  HAUTE COUTURE AND GENDER, Artten, Stockholm, Sweden

2016  TAKING SPACE, P-HUS Mobilgatan, Telefonplan, Stockholm, Sweden.


2015  MARZEE INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE SHOW, Galleri Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands   

2015  EDSVIKS HÖSTSALONG Edsviks Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden   

2015  KONSTFACK SPRING EXHIBITION Stockholm, Sweden




RESIDENCIES


2023  7-DAGARS, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden

2022  SVENSKA INSTITUTET I PARIS, vistelsestipendium, Konsthantverkscentrum x Institut Suédois, Paris

2020  ICELANDIC TEXTILE CENTER, Textílmiðstöð Íslandsartist in residence, Blönduós, Iceland 

2017  BOY KONSTHALL, artist in residence Bollebygd, Sweden

2017  INTERFLICKTION, workshop and residency in Dalsland, Sweden



OTHER PROJECTS


2023               Sketch assignment public commission, Kiruna Åttan, Kirunabostäder AB

2022               Public commission, Danderyds sjukhus, Region Stockholm, Sweden

2022               Public art commission, P-HUS Perukmakaren, Art Made This, Gothenburg

2020               Sketch assignment public commission, The Weaver, Young art.

2019-2021       PANDORA Galleri, an artist-run non-profit gallery based in Gothenburg

2014               THE JEWELERY EXCHANGE, a project that resulted in a book.



GRANTS


2023  2-year working grant, Swedish Arts Grants Committee

2023  International cultural exchange, Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Oslo)


2022  International cultural exchange, Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Helsinki)


2021  Estrid Ericsons stiftelse

2021  Krisstipendium 3, Swedish Arts Grants Committee


2020  1-year working grant, Swedish Arts Grants Committee

2020  Irisstipendiat, Iris Jonzéns stiftelse

2020  Längmanska kulturfonden, PANDORA - A Textile Rendezvous

2020  Årets Formvisare, Svensk Form Väst


2019  PRONTO, Göteborgs Stad, PANDORA - A Textile Rendezvous

2019  Swedish Arts Grants Committee, International cultural exchange

2019  August Rigners stipendium

2019  Helge Ax:on Jonsons stiftelse

2019  Göteborgs Slöjdförening project grant 

2019  Estrid Ericsons stiftelse


2018  Adlerbertska stiftelsen

2018  Fabrikör J.L Eklunds Hantverksstiftelse


2017  Gustaf & Torild Hammars Stiftelse 

2017  Malmö industriförening, Höststipendiat     

2017  Fabrikör J.L Eklunds Hantverksstiftelse  

2017  Eva och Oscar Ahréns stiftelse

2017  Estrid Ericsons stiftelse

2017  Petersenska Hemmet


2016  Estrid Ericsons stiftelse


2015  Nils Johan Sjöstedts stiftelse        


2014  Fabrikör J.L Eklunds Hantverksstiftelse  

2014  Eva och Oscar Ahréns stiftelse  

2014  Borås Kulturstipendium

2014  Estrid Ericsons stiftelse




MEMBERSHIP


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KRO,Konstnärernas Riksorganisation

Konsthantverkscentrum (KHVC)

KC VÄST

KMK, Konstnärernas mammakollektiv