Emma Hasselblad (b. 1991, Stockholm, Sweden) is a textile artist whose artistic practice evolves around knitting as the main technique. She explores knitting in relation to body, architecture, history and tradition. Emma knits three-dimensional sculptures, spatial designs, two-dimensional representational images, wearable and non-wearable garments. The choice of knitting as a practice is based on the techniques ability to examine shapes, silhouettes, different textures, colours and colour combinations. She explores the possibilities inherent in knitting: the flexible, stretchy material that the knitted fabric allows.


Emma received her MFA in textile art from the University of Gothenburg (HDK-Valand) in 2019 and a BFA in Fashion Design from ESMOD Berlin, Germany in 2015. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and fashion venues internationally; Liljevalchs (Stockholm), Galleri Backlund (Göteborg), Textilmuseet (Borås), Galleri Neuf (Oslo), Fashion Clash Festival (Maastricht). She has been an artist in residency at Textile Arts Center, New York, awarded the Hempel Award at Mercedes Benz Fashionweek in Beijing, China, and she received Västra Götalands culture grant 2020. Her work has been featured in Vouge Italia, Nylon magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Göteborgs Posten among others. She currently lives and works in Stockholm.




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instagram: @emmahasselblad

CV


EDUCATION


2019-2020 Research lab CRAFT! Konstfack, University of Art, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden


2016-2019 HDK, Academy of Design and Craft - MFA Programme in Craft, Textile Art, Gothenburg, Sweden


2012-2015 ESMOD Berlin, University of Arts for Fashion - BFA Programme in Fashion Design, Berlin, Germany                           



UPCOMING! 


2021 - Artist in office at Konsthantverkscentrum, Stockholm (from September - January)


2022 - Girly hands - working arms, Klippans Konsthall, Klippan (group exhibition)  




SOLO EXHIBITION


2021 - Pansy Flower Parade, Solo exhibition at Plattan, Sergels Torg, Stockholm (September)


2020 - (DUO) (Nothing but) Flowers, Konsthantverkscentrum, Göteborg


2019 - BODY ON BODY, Galleri NEUF, Oslo


2018 - 32 knitted mothers, Textile Arts Center, New York City




GROUP EXHIBITION


2021 - Find-us, SUPERMARKET ART FAIR, Galleri Nos, Stockholm


2021 - TAKEAWAY - market for emerging art, Stockholm Craft Week, Galleri Duerr, Stockholm


2021 - Hjorten Skulpturpark, Stockholm


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


2021 - TAKEAWAY - market for emerging art, Stockholm Design Week, Galleri Duerr, Stockholm


2021 - W2021, CRAFT SPACE HELVETET, Online exhibition




2020 - TAKEAWAY - market for emerging art, Gallery Weekend Stockholm, Galleri Duerr, Stockholm


2020 - PANDORA - a Textile Rendezvous, Konstepidemin, Göteborg


2020 - Ny samtida design och konsthantverk, Stockholms Auktionsverk


2020 - RENEGOTIATING MATERIAL CULTURE, Etnografiska Museet, Stockholm


2020 - Liljevalchs Vårsalong, Stockholm


2020 - 20x20x20, Galleri Socker, Umeå


2020 - Mäktiga Maskan, Virserum Konsthall, Virserum


2020 - Vårsalong 2020, Galleri Backlund, Göteborg



2019 - Crossroads, Göteborgs Auktionsverk,  Gothenburg Design Week


2019 - HDK Graduation exhibition Frihamnen, Göteborg



2018 - Galleri Box, Cash Box, Göteborg


2018 - Next Level Craft, Textilmuseet, Borås


2018 - Under Verk, Hamnmagasinet, Varberg


2018 - Vårsolanche, Galleri Slätten, Malmö



2017 - Flow arranged by Mitab and Ung Svensk Form, Studio Persia, Stockholm



2016 - Fruntimmer ett sexigt samarbete, curated by Bastuklubben, A-venue, Göteborg




FASHION SHOWS


2016 - Fashion Clash Festival, Maastricht, Netherlands

2016 - Hempel Award, Mercedes Benz Fashionweek, Beijing, China

2015 - Not just a Lable: Fashionfilm screening, Berlin, Germany

2015 - Premium Fashion Fair, Berlin, Germany

2015 - ESMOD Berlin Bachelor Show, Berlin, Germany



RESIDENCE/PROJECTS


2021 - 7 dagar, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet i Skärhamn (Upcoming!) 

2020 - ArtMadeThis, Parking House: Perukmakaren, Göteborg

2020 - PANDORA, a textile Rendezvous, Konstepidemin

2018 - Textile Arts Center, New York City



WORKSHOPS/Artist Talks


2020 - Formvisar presentation, Svensk Form Väst

2019 - Artist talk, Galleri NEUF, Oslo

2018 - Knitting Workshop, Textile Arts Center, New York City



GRANTS


2021 - Swedish Arts Grants Committee, International cultural exchange (Athens)

2021 - The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, crisis support 3

2021 - Swedish Arts Grants Committee, 1-year working grant

2021 - Västra Götalandsregionens gästateljévistelse i Berlin

2021 - Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse


2020 - Göteborgs stads stödpaket – Tillfälligt stipendium 2020

2020 . Svensk Form Stipendiat (Johan Anderssons fond)

2019 - Göteborgs Stad Ateljéstöd

2020 - Västra Götaland Kulturstipendiat 2020

2020 - Längmanska kulturfonden, PANDORA – A Textile Rendezvous

2020 - Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse

2020 - Svensk Form Väst - Årets Formvisare


2019 - Göteborgs Stad: Pronto, PANDORA - A Textile Rendezvous

2019 - Göteborgs Stad Ateljéstöd

2019 - Stiftelsen Petersenska Hemmet

2019 - Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse

2019 - Företagarna, Gustaf och Torild Hammars stiftelse

2019 - Karna Askers Fond (Slöjdföreningen)

2019 - Fabrikör JL Eklunds Hantverksstiftelse


2018 - Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse

2018 - Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse

2018 - Fabrikör JL Eklunds Hantverksstiftelse

2018 - Adlerbertska Stipendier

2018 - Kerstin Wijk-Broströms Stiftelse

2018 - Stiftelsen Petersenska Hemmet

2018 - August Ringnérs Stipendiefond


2017 - Wikanders Stiftelse

2017 - Fabrikör JL Eklunds Hantverksstiftelse


2015 - Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse


2014 - Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse



PUBLICATIONS



2021 - Dagens Nyheter

https://www.dn.se/kultur/annica-kvint-materialkunskap-och-taktilitet-ar-central-i-konsthantverk/

2019, 2018 - Göteborgs Posten

https://www.gp.se/kultur/kultur/hdk-studenternas-utställningar-imponerar-1.10129595

https://www.gp.se/kultur/kultur/recension-examensutställning-på-hdk-1.15281970

2017-  Nylon, US

2017 - Harpers Bazaar, Japan

2016 - Vogue Italia

2016 - Kaltblut, Fashionclash Festival 2016: Emma Hasselblad

https://www.kaltblut-magazine.com/fashionclash-festival-2016-emma-hasselblad/


CATALOGUES


2020 PANDORA - a Textile Rendezvous

2020 Liljevalchs Vårsalong


MEMBER


KRO/KIF Konstnärernas Riksorganisation
Svensk Form

Konsthantverkscentrum (KHVC)

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