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The Swedish painter Mamma Andersson is one of the co-curators of the 33rd São Paolo Biennale


Photo: Patrick Miller. Courtesy: Galleri Magnus Karlsson
2018-08-15
The Swedish painter Mamma Andersson is one of the co-curators of the 33rd São Paolo Biennale, opening in September 2018. Andersson is one of seven artists invited by the artistic director Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro to curate a section of the biennial, entitled Affective Affinities. Andersson’s exhibition will explore the significance of the figuration in different image traditions, from folk art to contemporary art.

Mamma Andersson was invited to the biennale throe to a meeting with Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, initiated within the framework of the Iaspis programme’s series of expert visits. Her participation is funded by Iaspis/The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

Mamma Andersson (1962, Luleå, Sweden. Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden).

She is one of Sweden’s most internationally recognized artists. Inspired by filmic imagery, theatre sets and period interiors, Mamma Andersson’s compositions are often dreamlike and expressive. While stylistic references include turn-of-the-century Nordic figurative painting, folk art, and local or contemporary vernacular, her evocative use of pictorial space and her juxtapositions of thick paint and textured washes is uniquely her own. Her subject matter revolves around evocative, melancholic landscapes and nondescript, private interiors. Her work is represented in many collections, including the Museum of Modern Art – MoMA, New York; the Dallas Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art – MOCA, Los Angeles; the Hammar Museum, Los Angeles; Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo, Norway; and Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden. In 2006 she was awarded the first prize in the Carnegie Art Award and in 2003 she represented Sweden at the Venice Biennale. She graduated from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm in 1993.

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