Åsa Elzén





Åsa Elzén is an artist living and working in Näshulta, Sörmland, Sweden. Her practice is transdisciplinary and often manifests through installation, text, textile, video, performance and participatory situations. She engages currently in the notion of ”the fallow” (Swe: träda) as artistic methodology and ethical stand-point as well as in relation to temporality, memory, environmental destruction, queer feminist- and more-than-human historiography. Lately her focus has been on the legacy of the ecology- and resilience practices of the queer feminist Fogelstad group, active approx. 1920-1950. Åsa Elzén is collaborating with Malin Arnell on Forest Calling – A Never-ending Contaminated Collaboration or Dancing is a Form of Forest Knowledge, a public art commission also related to Fogelstad, supported by Public Art Agency Sweden. She worked within YES! Association / Föreningen JA! 2008-2018. Her work has been shown at a.o. Accelerator, SU, Stockholm; Sörmlands museum, Nyköping; Tensta konsthall, Stockholm; Part of the Labyrinth, GIBCA 10; Eskilstuna Konstmuseum; Moderna museet, Stockholm; Iaspis, Stockholm; The Power Plant, Toronto; uqbar, Berlin; HKW, Berlin; KV Leipzig; Artspace, New Haven CT; Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NYC; Brooklyn Museum, NYC; CCBard Hessel Museum of Art, NY; Gwangju Biennale and Bie biennal 2016 + 2018.  She teaches regularly and is currently Supervisor at Artistic PhD education, Stockholm University of the Arts and board member of The Seedbox, Linköping University. Åsa studied at NCAD, Dublin; The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm and Whitney ISP, NYC.

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