Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation, Grant Recipents 2018

13 mar14 apr 2019

Liva Isakson Lundin and Linnéa Sjöberg are the recipients of the 2018 Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation grant. The foundation was established by Jeanette Bonnier in 1985, in memory of her daughter Maria, who lost her life in a car accident at the age of 20. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded grants to young Swedish artists to support them in their work. The 2018 guest jury 2018 included artist Lars Nilsson and Jo Widoff, curator of International Art at Moderna Museet.

Liva Isakson Lundin, To Hold Sway, 2018. Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger

Liva Isakson Lundin, born 1990. Lives and works in Stockholm.

From the jury’s statement:

“Through her creative output, she investigates ‘the intrinsic qualities and fictive emotional state of her materials’. Employing steel, gelatine, rubber and glass in her sculptures and installations, Lundin expresses the contradictory nature of the materials’ characteristics – soft and hard, oily and dry, permanent and temporary.”

Linnéa Sjöberg, Salong Flyttkartong, 2012-14. Documentation of performance.

Linnéa Sjöberg, born 1983. Lives and works in Berlin.

From the jury’s statement:

“For some time, Sjöberg has been noted in her art for the fact that she ‘time and again immerses herself in the work itself’. Employing various methods, she embodies and adopts different personas and roles over a period of time, for example in The Business Woman, a role she performed for 1.5 years. She also ran a mobile tattoo parlour in her work Salong Flyttkartong and most recently performed as a Viking woman.”


Photo on top: Left. Linnéa Sjöberg, GTD4s810 / Karriärkvinnan, 2009-11. Documentation of performance. Photo: Linnéa Sjöberg. Right. Liva Isakson Lundin, To Hold Sway, 2018. Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger.