ABOUT

About


Emma Hasselblad (b. 1991, Stockholm, Sweden) is a textile artist whose artistic practice evolves around hand knitting as the main techniqueShe explores knitting in relation to body, architecture, history and knitting traditions. 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 lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.


CONTACT:


contact@emmahasselblad.com


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                           




NOW AND UPCOMING


2022 HEM, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö (March 12 - November 6, 2022)


2022  coGalleries, Artist Residency Berlin, (Juli 1 - Juli 31, 2022)


2022-2023 En katt bland hermeliner, Konstakademin, Stockholm (November 26 - January 14)


2023  Format, Oslo (March 9 - April 30)



SOLO AND DUO EXHIBITIONS


2022           En knopp sträcker sig upp, HV Galleri, Stockholm (April 7 -May 7, 2022)


2021-2022   Can´t promise anyting, Open Garage, Open Art, Örebro (DUO w/Ellen Dynebrink) 


2021           Pansy Flower Parade, Solo exhibition at Plattan, Sergels Torg, Stockholm (September 1 -October 12, 2021)


2020           Nothing but Flowers, Konsthantverkscentrum, Gothenburg (DUO w/Lotta Grimborg) 


2019           BODY ON BODY, Galleri NEUF, Oslo


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




GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2022        Girly hands - working arms, Klippans Konsthall, Klippan (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, Gothenburg

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, Gothenburg


2019        Crossroads, Göteborgs Auktionsverk,  Gothenburg Design Week

2019        HDK Graduation exhibition Frihamnen, Gothenburg


2018        Galleri Box, Cash Box, Gothenburg

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, Gothenburg




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


2022       7-dagar, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet i Skärhamn (March 2022)

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

2020       ArtMadeThis, Parking House: Perukmakaren, Gothenburg

2020       PANDORA, a textile Rendezvous, Konstepidemin, Gothenburg

2018       Textile Arts Center, New York City (June 2018)



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



PRESS/PUBLICATIONS


2022 - Stickat och sånt

2022 - Helsingborgs Dagblad

https://www.hd.se/2022-03-05/girly-hands--working-arms-ar-provokation-i-repris

2021 - Dagens Nyheter

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

2021 - SVT, Kulturnyheterna

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/vast/jennys-stickade-blommor-tar-plats-pa-craft-days

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



REPRESENTED


Klippans Kommun

Malmö Konstmuseum

Private Collections



MEMBER


KRO/KIF Konstnärernas Riksorganisation
Svensk Form

Konsthantverkscentrum (KHVC)

BUS, Bildupphovsrätt i Sverige