Kristina Bength

Born 1984 in Falun, Sweden


Education

Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm, 2007-2008
BFA Valand School of Fine Art, Göteborg, 2005-2008
the Gerlesborg School of Fine Art in Bohuslän, 2003-2005

Courses

The History of Photography and Video Art, Postgraduate Course, 30 hp, University College of Arts Crafts and Design, autumn 2011 – spring 2012
Visual and material culture, 15 hp Stockholm University, autumn term 2007,
To educate and inform 10 p, Faculty of Education, Göteborg University, spring term 2007
Artistic interpretation in the public space, 8 p, School of Design and Crafts at Göteborg University, spring term 2007
the Aestetics of history of ideas, 10 p, Faculty of Humanities, Göteborg University, autumn term 2006

Solo Exhibitions

Market Art Fair, Färgfabriken, 2017
Volta NY, New York, 2013
Ahlbergshallen, Östersund, 2013
Kiruna Stadshus, Kiruna, 2012
Galleri Gerles, Hamburgsund, 2012
Ebelingmuseet, Eskilstuna, 2012
Galerie L MD, Paris, 2011
Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain at Carrousel du Louvre, with L MD galerie, Paris, 2011
Galleri Flach, Stockholm, 2011
Konsthallen Trollhättan, 2010
Galleri Pictura, Lund, 2009
Galleri Flach+Thulin, Stockholm, 2009
Peepshow Galleri 54, Göteborg, 2008
Galleri Se, Falun, 2008
Galleri Mejan, Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm, 2008
Gallery UR, Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company, Stockholm, 2007
Artway, the National Railtraffic Authority, Borlänge, 2006
Gallery the Wall, the National Federation of People's parks and community Centres, Falun, 2006

Group Exhibitions

The art we own together, Gävle Konstcentrum, 2017
"Women don't paint very well", hangmenProjects, Stockholm, 2016
Species of space, Uppsala Art Museum, 2016
Another version (or a dream), Gävle Konstcentrum, 2015
In the margin of the pages of the space, Rättviks Konsthall, 2015
Thinking Through Painting,The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, 2014
Id:i galleri, Stockholm, 2014
Sunday Paintings, Haninge Konsthall, Haninge, 2013
Eternal Return, Magasinet, Falun, 2012
Nominated to Holders of Kiruna Artist Grant,Kiruna Konstgille, 2012
Market, Galleri Flach, The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, 2012
SirveVersa, La Paternal Espacio Proyecto, Buenos Aires, 2011
Art Copenhagen, Galleri Flach, Forum Copenhagen, 2011
Thinking through Painting, KU-project with Sigrid Sandström, Jan Rydén and Jonatan Habib Engqvist, the Boiler Room at Konsthall C, Hökarängen, 2011
Prizewinners and Pieces of reception 2010, The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, 2010
Eternal return, Falun, 2009
Botnic studios, Gerlesborg, 2009
Volta 5, Galleri Flach+Thulin, Basel, 2009
Market, Galleri Flach+Thulin, The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, 2009
Äga rum, Rättviks Art Gallery, 2009
Åhlénska stiftelsens stipendium, Art Gallery Dalarnas Museum, Falun, 2008
The Absent Past / Det Frånvarande Förflutna- Berättelser i och om ett rum, IDKA Kulturkiosken, Gävle, 2008
The (deviant) Art Festival, Trollhättan Art Gallery, 2008
The Loose Knowledge Movement, Third year Exhibition Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm, 2008
Another Space, Valand School of Fine Art Bachelor Exhibition, Göteborg, 2008
Across the Divide, Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm, 2008
Galleri Bäckalyckan, Jönköping 2007
Spring Exhibition 2007, Valand School of Fine Art, Göteborg, 2007
Art Gallery Norrköping, Norrköping, 2007
Art in Dalarna-06, Art Gallery Dalarnas Museum, Falun, 2006
Spring Exhibition 2006, Valand School of Fine Art, Göteborg, 2006
Respond to Silvia Bäschli, the Nordic Watercolour Museum, Tjörn, 2006
Admission Exhibition 2005, Valand School of Fine Art 2005, Rotor 1, Göteborg, 2005
the Gerlesborg School of Fine Art Scholarship Exhibition, Gallery Bohus, Uddevalla, 2005
the Bohus Salon 2004, Art Gallery Bohuslän Museum, Uddevalla, 2004

Artist-in-Recidency

Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, 1 September - 31 October, 2012
Kiruna Artist Grant, Kiruna, 10- 22 July, 2012
La Paternal Espacio Proyecto, Buenos Aires, 1 November - 23 December, 2011
Härke Art Centre, Frösön, 17 July - 10 Augusti, 2011

Grants

Stiftelsen Längmanska Culture Grant, 2016
Studio support, City of Stockholm, 2015
Project Grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committe, 2014
The County Council of Dalarna Culture Grant, 2013
Two-year Work Grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, 2013
Byggnads Culture Grant, 2012

International Culture Exchange, Iaspis, 2012
Helge Ax:son Johnson Travelling Grant, 2012
Stftelsen Framtiden, for the project Thinking through Painting together with Jan Rydén, Sigrid Sandström and Jonatan Habib Engqvist, 2012
Kiruna Artist Grant, 2012
Ester Lindahl's Travelling Grant, 2011
Härke Artist Grant, 2011
Studio support, City of Stockholm, 2011
Grants for Research and Development In the Arts, Royal University College of Fine Art (KU-medel) for the project The Practice of Painting as Theory, together with Jan Rydén, 2010
Helge Ax:son Johnson Travelling Grant for the project The Practice of Painting as Theory, together with Jan Rydén, Sigrid Sandström and Jonatan Habib Engqvist, 2010
Axel Theofron Sandberg's watercolour grant, the Royal Swedish Academy of fine arts, 2010
One-year Work Grant, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, 2009
Marianne och Sigvard Bernadottes Art Grant, 2009
Åhlenska stiftelsens stipendium, 2008
Otto och Charlotte Mannheimer, 2008
Otto och Charlotte Mannheimer, 2007
the County Council of Dalarna culture grant for young people, 2006
the Gerlesborg School of Fine Art workshop scholarship, 2005

Represented

Gävle Municipally
the Region of Gävleborg
the County Council of Uppsala
Haninge Municipally
Public Art Agency Sweden
Åmells Collection
the County council of Värmland
the County Council of Dalarna
UR art association
Konstbanan art association
Vänersborg art association

Private collections

Employments

Workshop teacher, Haninge Konsthall, Haninge, 2013
Workshop teacher, Nyckelviksskolan, Stockholm, 2013 -
Workshop teacher, Nordens Konstskola, Kokkola, Finland, 2013
Guide, Fullersta Gård, Huddinge, 2012 -
Workshop teacher, Eternal Return, Sjärdsjöskolan, 2012
Workshop teacher, Sensus, 2012 -
Guest teacher, Wendela Hebbe upper secondary school, Södertälje, 2009 -
Workshop teacher, The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Tjörn, 2009
Workshop teacher, Medborgarskolan, 2009 -
Guide, Galleri Bäckalyckan, 2007
Guide, Rethinking Dissent Göteborgs International Biennal for Contemporary Art 2007
Workshop teacher, Bilda studieförbund och Arenan i Falun, 2006 -

Lectures

Nordic Art School, Kokkola, 2013-02-12
Ebelingmuseet, Eskiltuna, 2012-09-01
Moderna Museet, Thinking through Painting, 2012-08-28
Gerlesborgsskolan in Bohuslän, 2012-08-24
Eternal Return, Magasinet in Falun, 200-300 students from junior high school per lecture, 2012-05-14 - 2012-05-15
ProyectArte, Buenos Aires, 2011-12-03
Royal Institute of Art's Research Week, report of the KU-project Thinking through Painting, 2011-10-27
KTH School of Architecture, 2011-10-19
Härke Art Center, 2011-07-18
Galleri Flach, 2010-11-22
Eternal Return, Magasinet in Falun, 200-300 students from junior high school per lecture, 2009-10-12 - 2009-10-13
Wendela Hebbe Gymnasiet, recurrent since 2009

Reviews and Articles

Birgitta Rubin, "Konstdestination Stockholm bjuder på motstånd och mys", Dagens Nyheter, 26 mars 2017
Clemens Poellinger, "Konsten trivs i industrilokaler", Svenska Dagbladet, 25 mars 2017
Slöör Susanna, "Women don't paint very wel", Omkonst. 16 november 2016
Joanna Persman, “Women don’t paint very well på hangmenProjects", Konsten, 22 november 2016
Sebastian Johan, "With room for more space", Uppsala Nya Tidning, 6 oktober 2016
Susanne Sigroth-Lambe, "Spaces at the museum", Uppsala Nya Tidning, 28 september 2016
Maria Backman, "Fictitious Space at Rättviks Konsthall", Dalarnas Tidningar, 19 juni 2015
Bodil Juggas," Ester Henning stepping out of the novel", Arbetarbladet, 16 juni 2015
Kristian Ekenberg, "Art behind the fences", Gefle Dagblad, 16 juni 2015
Rikard Ekholm, "Painting as a mode of thinking", Dagens Nyheter, 27 oktober 2014
Koshik Zaman, "Maria Kristina + Kristina Maria", C-print, 4 oktober 2014
Birgitta Rubin, "Symbolic friction", Dagens Nyheter, 18 september 2014

Joanna Persman, "The conceptual blocks the the painting", Svenska Dagbladet, 19 september 2014
Leif Mattson, "Forms of beatitude and symbiotic collaboration", Omkonst, 9 september 2014
Anders Olofsson, "Maria Nordin at Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Konsten, 8 september 2014
Sebastian Johans, "Painting as mind map", Uppsala Nya Tidning, 4 september 2014
Niels Hebert, "Thinking captured at the remote point of painting", Omkonst, 27 augusti 2014
Eleonora Ånhammar, "Studio visit at Kristina Bength", Monday Art, 21 april 2014
Christer B Jarlås, "A punch on history's jaw", Östersunds-Posten, 22 januari 2013
Linda Petersson, "Hidden stories and relieving experimental passion", Länstidningen, 22 januari 2013
Fredrik Alverland, " Both liveliness and muteness in archive-watercolours", Östersunds-Posten, 19 januari 2013
Maria Unga, "Old images gave inspiration", Norrländska Socialdemokratern, 15 november 2012
Tita Nordlund-Hessler, "Summer starts at Ebelingmuseet", Eskilstuna Kuriren, 15 June 2012.
Jacqueline Stare, ”It's as if Amanda Kristina Pedersen is the director of my artistic practise and guide me into new projects”, Akvarellen, Nr 2 2012
Michael Eriksson, "A life in aquarelle", Dalarnas Tidningar, 25 May 2012

Jean-Michel Charbonnier, "Les Temps Suspendus de Kristina Bength", Magazine Connaissance des Arts, juillet-août 2011
Stephanie Terelak, "Le Marais, Discovering New Art," Painting and Process, 14 July 2011.
Sara Skoglund, "The artist as a fraudster, and the fraudster as an artist", Konstperspektiv, 2 (2011)
Frans Josef Petersson, "Critical patient", Aftonbladet, 26 January 2011
Joanna Persman, "Suggestive images disappear in installation", Svd, 21 January 2011
Peter Cornell, "Stories to the image", Expressen, 18 January 2011
Leif Mattson, "Flows of clinical humanism", Omkonst, 19 January 2011
Anders Olofsson, "Kristina Bength at Galleri Flach", Konsten, 19 January 2011
Cathy Larqué, "À propos Kristina Bength", Slash Magazine, octobre 2010
Anna Sofia Dahl, "Motif from old hospital photographies", TTELA, 17 September 2010
Anders Olofsson, "The tops and some pitfalls- of the art year 2009!", Konsten, 9 January 2010
Ingrid Stigsdotter, "Variation in the female identity", Sydsvenskan, 4 May 2009
Joanna Persman, "Complex works stretch boundaries", Svd, 16 April 2009
Susanna Slöör, "The image of a name", Omkonst, 7 April 2009
Anders Olofsson, "In the mirror of the illusionist", Konsten, 7 April 2009
Pernilla Ahlsén, "Kristina Bength creates new images of old forger", DN, 1 April 2009
Marianne Törner, "Irony and ritual seriousness", Dalarnas Tidningar, 29 January 2009
Fredrik Svensk, "Photographic shadows imprinted", Göteborgsposten, 19 December 2008
Marinka Malmi, "A suggestive world", Dalademokratern, 28 October 2008
Björn Bredström, "Kristina Bength's world in black and white", Grafiknytt Nr 2, 2008
Susanna Slöör, "See the world pass by", Omkonst, 6 February 2008
Anders Olofsson, "Konstakademien, Stockholm, Kungl. Konstakademiens magistrar och Kandidater", Konsten, 1 June 2008
Marianne Törner, "More people than landscape in Dalakonst 06", Falu-Kuriren, 18 November 2006
Sven-Erik Olsson, "Come along to exciting home visit", Dalarnas Tidningar, 3 May 2006
Bo Degerman, "A downpour of impressions and reflections", Dala-Demokratern, 23 February 2006
Birgitta Knifström Nordén, "Kristina sees Falun with mirror reflex", Falu-Kuriren, 13 February 2006
Marita Adamsson, "Students at Gerlesborg at Bohusgalleriet", Bohuslänningen, 27 Augusti 2005

TV and Radio

Kåre Persson, " In former days one thought it was possible to see sickness and criminality just by viewing a face", SVT 1, Sverige!, del 7 av 18, 3 October 2010
Nyheter Väst, "Watercolours examines physiognomy", TV4, 28 September 2010
Sara Lundin, "The imposter and the tinge", Sveriges Radio P1, K2, 14 May 2009

Participation in catalogues and other publications

Species of Spaces 1974 – An Accommodation of Retained and Forgotten Locations, Arvinius+Orfeus Publishing, editors: Kristina Bength, Cecilia Darle, 2016
Studio Talks: Thinking Through Painting,
Arvinius+Orfeus Publishing, editors: Kristina Bength, Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Jan Rydén, Sigrid Sandström, 2014
Subaltern
, editor Martin Bergqvist, nr 4 2012

Book cover for Hanna Hallgren's collection of poems Roslära, Pequod Press, 2012
The New Collectors Book
, New York, 2011
Drawing Now, Paris, 2011
Kristina Bength, Galleri Flach och galerie LM D, 2011
Eternal Return, 2009
Across the Divide, Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm, 2008 
The Loose Knowledge Movement, Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm, 2008
Another Space, Valand School of Fine Art, Göteborg, 2008



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