Åsa Jungnelius 1975, Sweden
Åsa Jungnelius is a visual artist (MFA) and a Lecturer at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, based in Stockholm and Månsamåla. Her work is often material-related and goes from interiors to monumental formats where our bodies’ relations, the objects we surround them with and the rooms they act in together are investigated through a material language. The constant positing of material in the intersection of economy, ecology and the social describes the preconditions for the time in which we live. The objects become a sort of fetish of ourselves as individuals and our contemporary condition. Jungnelius is Artistic Director of Residence-In-Nature and works on a public artwork, The Seashell, for the extension of the Stockholm metro (2016). He work has been exhibited at Tensta Konsthall (2007) Crystal (2011), Norrköpings konstmuseum (2011), Kalmar konstmuseum (2013), Chamber NY (2016) Arkdes and Modern Museum (2018) and as site-specific work in Hötorgshallen commissioned by the City of Stockholm (2013). Jungnelius was from 2007 to 2013 designer at Kosta Boda. She was part of founding WeWorkInA FragileMaterial (2003-2010) and today runs LAST. Jungnelius is represented in the collections of at the National museum in Sweden, Röhsska Museum, the Swedish governments Art Council. In 2018, Jungnelius works will be exhibit at ArkDes, Fullersta Gård, and Bergen in Norway and Hexiangning Art Museum in Kina.