ABOUT

I maintain an art- and research practice which is concerned with interdependencies and interrelationships between beings, things, and phenomena, as well as philosophical and practical questions about how we live today, have lived in the past, and may live in the future.

Up to now my work has included studying human relationships to fire, cultivating and cooking aquatic plants, research on relationships between bees and humans, and engagements with social and ecological cultivation initiatives.

Through my work I attempt to highlight problems of contemporary urgency as well as potential solutions to these problems, in this I often refer to academic and scientific research. I also attempt to deal with philosophical questions by using artistic methods such as working with images and metaphors.

The projects I pursue are usually of a research character and bring together multiple fields of practice and study. I often work within art contexts and in collaboration with artists, but I also collaborate with experts and amateurs from other fields, such as scientists, farmers, gardeners, and chefs.

Past and present collaborators include; Advocate of Social Change (SE), Art Lab Gnesta (SE), The Azolla Foundation (UK), Campo Adentro / Inland (ES), COAL (FR) & Domaine De Chamarande (FR), Commoning Times (US), The Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences at Stockholm University (SE), DKTUS (SE), Dome of Visions (SE), Earth Organisation for Sustainability (SE), Eggeby gård / Järva Folkets Park (SE), Flatbread Society (US / BE), Food along Food along National Tourist Roads Norway (NO), Futurefarmers (US), Färgfabriken (SE), Green Free Will (SE), Grizedale Arts (UK), Halikonlahti Green Art (FI), Hästa gård / 4H (SE), Konstfack (SE), Konstfrämjandet (SE), Kultivator (SE), Maretopia (SE), My Villages (DE, NL) & Umeå Pantry (SE), The Norwegian Gastronomical Institute (NO), Northern Bumbling (SE, NO, IS), Oslo Apiary & Aviary (NO), RIXC (LV), Rogaland Kunstsenter (NO), Slakthusområdets hembygdsförening (SE), Slakthusatljéerna (SE), The Space Agriculture Task Force at JAXA (JP), The Swedish Museum of Natural History (SE), The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SE), Tensta konsthall (SE), Ullandhaug Ecological Farm (NO), Under tallarna (SE), Verkligheten (SE) & Survival Kit (SE), Vintervikens trädgård (SE).



CONTACT

Erik Sjödin
Slakthusateljéerna
Bolidenvägen 22
SE-121 63 Stockholm
SWEDEN

mail(at)eriksjodin.net
Phone: +46 739 812 890


CV


EXHIBITIONS AND APPEARANCES

Losaeter / Flatbread Society, Oslo (NO) October 2017
Agoramania, Paris (FR) 2017
Losaeter / Flatbread Society, Oslo (NO) 2017
Slakthusatljéerna, Stockholm (SE) 2017
The Old Library Art & Culture Project, Drangsnes (IS) 2017
Nordic House, Reykjavik (IS) 2017
Konstfrämjandet, Stockholm (SE) 2017
Supermarket, Stockholm (SE) 2017
Skånes konstförening, Malmö (SE) 2016
Kaalstart, Amersfoort (NL) 2016
Dome of Visions, Stockholm (SE) 2016
Koppelting, Amersfoort (NL) 2016
Slakthusatljéerna, Stockholm (SE) 2016
Dome of Visions, Stockholm (SE) 2016
Earthscore Specularium / Färgfabriken (SE) 2015
Art Lab Gnesta, Gnesta (SE) 2015
Tomma rum, Ljusne (SE) 2015
Under tallarna, Järna (SE) 2015
Eggeby gård / Tensta konsthall, Stockholm (SE) 2015
Cigarrvägen 13, Stockholm (SE) 2015
Tensta konsthall, Stockholm (SE) 2015
Stockholm City Museum, Stockholm (SE) 2014
Survival Kit Festival, Umeå (SE) 2014
Commoning Times, Stockholm (SE) 2014
Eggeby gård / Tensta konsthall, Stockholm (SE) 2014
Slow Space Bjørvika / Flatbread Society, Oslo (NO) 2014
Domaine De Chamarande, Paris (FR) 2014
Tensta konsthall, Stockholm (SE) 2013 / 2014
Stockholm Culture Festival, Stockholm (SE) 2013
UKS, Oslo (NO) 2013
Katla Kalypso, Bergen (NO) 2013
Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen (NO) 2013
The Garden City's 100 Year Anniversary in Äppelviken, Stockholm (SE) 2013
Färgfabriken, Stockholm (SE) 2012 / 2013
Iaspis (with Futurefarmers), Stockholm (SE) 2012
Hästa gård, Stockholm (SE) 2012
B-open, Bergen (NO) 2012
Munkebryggen, Bergen (NO) 2011
Wysing Arts Centre, Wysing (UK) 2011
Grizedale Arts, Cumbria (UK) 2011
Salo Art Museum, Salo (FI) 2011
Ullandhaug økologiske gård, Stavanger (NO) 2011
Rogaland kunstsenter, Stavanger (NO) 2011
DKTUS, Stockholm (SE) 2011
Hästa gård, Stockholm (SE) 2011
KIM? Contemporary Art Center, Riga (LV) 2011
Färgfabriken, Stockholm (SE) 2010
Stockholm Culture Festival, Stockholm (SE) 2010
Camp Konstfack, Konstfack, Stockholm (SE) 2010
Kultivator, Öland (SE) 2010
Mat langs nasjonale turistveger, Lom (NO) 2010
Colours of The Fjords, Ulvik (NO) 2010
Kalmar konstmuseum, Kalmar (SE) 2010


GRANTS AND AWARDS

Project grant, Nordic Culture Fund (DK) 2017
Travel grant, Nordic Culture Point (DK) 2017
Travel grant, Svensk-isländska samarbetsfonden (SE) 2017
Studio grant, Stockholm City (SE) 2017
Publishing grant, Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse (SE) 2016
Project grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee (SE) 2016
Project grant, Statens Kunstnerstipend (NO) 2014
Publishing grant, Längmanska Kulturfonden (SE) 2014
Study grant, Gålöstiftelsen / Sixten Gemzéus stiftelse, (SE) 2012
Shortlisted finalist for the Prix Coal 2011 prize (FR) 2011
Project grant, Innovativ Kultur, (SE) 2011
Study grant, Norrköping Polytechnical Society, (SE) 2006


EDUCATION

MA in Fine Art, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Bergen (NO) 2011 - 2013
Msc. in Media Technology and Engineering, Linkoping University, Norrköping (SE) 2000 - 2006
Thesis work at KTH Disaster Resilience Center, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (SE) 2006


SELECTED EMPLOYMENTS

Various work for artists, art institutions and museums, Stockholm (SE) 2005 - 2017
Visiting Tutor and External Examiner at Konstfack, Stockholm (SE) 2008 - 2010, 2014 - 2015
Researcher and Engineer at The Interactive Institute / Art & Technology, Stockholm (SE) 2007 - 2010
Various work with film production and film screening, Berlin (DE), Stockholm (SE) 2004 - 2010