Ingela Johansson, 2016

Photo: Ingela Johansson "The Nearest Point to the Free World, 1989" (2018)

Swedish artist Ingela Johansson is RIR (Research-in-Residence) artist at BAC 2015-2016.

Ingela Johansson’s artistic practice often responds to site-specific issues, using an interdisciplinary approach and combines various aesthetic strategies to create an engaging body of work. She questions the artist’s role as a catalyst and facilitator. Her aim is to expose and challenge the political, ethical, or social systems and the history writing about them, all of which control our everyday lives. Several of her works address the institution and the museum as a place for the public, as public space, and as an organization. Her work often starts with archive research and continues into presentations in a variety of media including video, photo, text and installation. As part of her practice, she has regularly collaborated with other artists and experts and has organized discussions.

Ingela Johansson

most recent exhibitions and projects include: 2015; Moving mass, Kalmar Konstmuseum, 2015-16; Body of Work Summer Camp, Faculty of Invisibility, Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, 2015; Kirunatopia–Art on Landscapes and Resources in Northern Sweden and Lusatia, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden; Witnessing the writing of history, Flutgraben, Berlin, 2014; „Die Ästhetik des Widerstands“, Galerie in Turm, Berlin, 2014; Faculty of Invisibility: Auditorium, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2014; What happened to the art of the strike?, Norrbottens museum, Luleå, Tensta konsthall, Stockholm 2013, Konsthall C , Stockholm 2012. The art of the strike, voices on cultural and political work during and after the mining strike 1969-70 (eds. Martin Högström, Kim Einarsson) was published by Glänta in 2013.