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Studio Grant holder in Stockholm 1 November 2022 – 25 April 2023

Born in Gothenburg, artist Agnes Mohlin has lived in Strömstad since 2021. She works with sculpture, often in figurative reliefs and assemblages. In her art, she thematically explores a myriad of relationships; how the world, society and the body are connected. Her art may be seen as bodily fragments where the work of the hand, thought processes, the materials’ agency and the organisms’ interaction collaborate across different times and events. Stone is a recurring material, which she describes as “I work with the ground itself, the earth’s crust we stand on”. Another important element is water. Limestone was formed in the sea through millions of years of geological processes involving lime sludge and seashells. In our time, limestone is quarried from the rock by the stone industry; the artist collects waste stone which she uses as a material for her sculptures. Her practice, however, moves freely between varying techniques and materials, and in her art we encounter a range of genres such as photography, drawing and readymades.

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Agnes Mohlin. Photo: Marita Adamsson

The IASPIS residency will give Agnes Mohlin the opportunity to carry out in-depth research. She intends to further develop an ongoing exploration of the relationship between the sea and the body.

Agnes Mohlin holds an MA in Fine Art from Konstfack, University of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm (2014) and a BA in Architecture from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen (2010). For the past five years, Mohlin’s main artistic activity has been carried out at the collective workshop KKV-B in Bohuslän where she has also held the position of vice chair. In collaboration with artist Yoeri Guépin (NL), she organised the projects Soft Rock (2019) and Bed Rock (2021), in which groups of ten respectively eight international artists were invited to KKV-B for a period of two weeks to work with the landscape as context and material. Agnes Mohlin has exhibited internationally and domestically, in both group and solo exhibitions. Her most recent one-person show was Örat mot marken, at the MEGA Foundation in Stockholm in October 2022. She has realised three public art interventions, most recently in 2021 with the work Under, in Örebro and Omsorg om andra, in Farsta strand in 2020.