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Anastasia Ax

Studio grant holder in Stockholm 1 February – 30 April 2022

Anastasia Ax is an artist based in Stockholm. Her art is characterized by a mixture of performance, painting, sculpture and sound. She uses her body as a starting point in brutal or subtle collisions with physical materials. She explores deconstruction and transformation as a way of creating new stories, destroying given ideas and breaking physical and imaginary boundaries.

Memorabilia @ Steinsland/ Berliner, Stockholm as part of Chart Extended 2020. Photo: Anastasia Ax

During her residency, she will work with research and production linked to a couple of ongoing public works. In connection with this, a series of independent drawings, sculptures and performance works will also emerge that are thematically and materially connected to these productions.

Anastasia Ax is a graduate of The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm and School of Photography and film, Gothenburg. Her work has been shown at several Swedish and international venues including Royal Swedish Theater; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Moderna Museet, Malmö; Göteborgs Konsthall; BoCa, Lisbon; Neue Galerie, Graz; Reykavik Art Museum and MARTa, Herford. Some of the prizes, nominations and grants includes; Swedish Architecture award by RUM, Faber castell International Drawing award, Carnegie Art award and IASPIS residency in New York.