Isabel Löfgren, b. 1975 in Stockholm, Sweden

Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

EDUCATION

B.A. Studio Art, Smith College, USA (1993-1997)

M.F.A. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Artes Visuais/Escola de Belas Artes (PPGAV-EBA), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2005-2007)

Ph.D in Media & Communications, Division of Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought,  European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland (2008-2015)

Architectural Research Lab, Royal College of Art, Stockholm, Sweden (2016-17)

CuratorLab, Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts & Design (2010-2011)

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 – Mãe Preta | Black Mother, Galeria Pretos Novos de Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (in collaboration with Patricia Gouvêa; curator: Marco Antonio Teobaldo)

2012 – Satellitstaden, Fittja, Stockholm, Sweden

2012 – Banco de Tempo, Museu da República/Galeria do Lago, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (in collaboration with Patricia Gouvêa; curator: Isabel Portella)

2006 – Fragile Connections – Galeria Art Lounge – Lisbon, Portugal

2005 – Acúmulos – Galeria do Ateliê da Imagem – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2004 – Image-Code – Galeria Arte x Arte – Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 – Valija Diplomática – Curator: Nilo Casares – New York, Madrid, Sydney

2014 – Em lugar nenhum, em todo lugar – Ibiraçu, Espírito Santo, Brazil

2013 – TAL – TechArtLab – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2012 – Espaço Cultural Casa das Onze Janelas (III Prêmio Diário Contemporâneo de Fotografia: Memórias da Imagem), Belém do Pará, Brazil

2011 – Fittja Open, Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2011 – SPArte – São Paulo Contemporary Art Fair, São Paulo, Brazil

2011 – Art Beijing Contemporary Art Fair, (invited by the Brazilian Embassy in Beijing), China

2010 – Art Mosh Singapore, Otaku Gallery, Singapore

2010 – “The Shining”, Otaku Gallery, Singapore

2010 – “Don’t Panic”, BloodGroup Studio, Singapore

2009 – “Despacho”, Ateliê da Imagem, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil* collaborative blog

2009 – “Operation Automaton”, Night & Day Gallery, Singapore

2009 – SuperMarket Art Fair, (with Studio44), Stockholm, Sweden

2009 – “Nano-exhibition“, Galleri Studio44, Stockholm, Sweden*

2008 – “Corpaisagem”, ArtBo Feria Internacional de Arte de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia

2007 – “Don’t Even Go There“, Galleri Studio44, Stockholm, Sweden

2007 – “Entre as Tramas do Olhar”, Galeria Tempo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2007 – “Achados e Perdidos”, SESC, São Paulo, Brazil

2007 – ArteMadrid, (with Galeria Art Lounge), Madrid, Spain

2007 – SPArte – São Paulo Contemporary Art Fair, São Paulo, Brazil

2006 – LisboArte – Lisbon Contemporary Art Fair, Lisbon, Portugal

2006 – “Incorpo(r)ações” – Espaço Bananeiras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2006 – “Fake”, Galeria 90, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil*

2006 – “Nano-exposição”, Galeria UFES, Vitória, Brazil*

2006 – SP Arte – São Paulo Contemporary Art Fair, São Paulo, Brazil

2006 – “Foto+” (Hercule Florence Prize), Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2005 – “Foto Conceitual”, Espaço Cultural Sérgio Porto, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2005 -“NanoShow”, Bogotá (ArtBo), Colombia and Rio de Janeiro (Galeria Arte em Dobro), São Paulo (Paço das Artes), Belo Horizonte (Galeria Murilo Castro), Curitiba (Espaço Eliane Prolik), Brazil.*

2004 – “Mostra o Seu Que Eu Mostro o Meu”, Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2004 – Muestra de Fotógrafos Cariocas, Cabildo Histórico de la Ciudad de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina

2003 – “Figura 3″ and “Figura 4″, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2003 – “Campo de Inserção”, Galeria de Arte da Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niterói, Brazil

2003 – “Projeto Alfândega”, Armazén no. 5, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

*Organized/Curated with my art collective Grupo DOC based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil since 2005.

 

Co-Curated Exhibitions

2012 – “Ö – A Möbius Trip”, Stockholm archipelago, Sweden (co-curated with Per Hüttner)

2011 – “Washed Out”, Konsthall C, Stockholm, Sweden (co-curated with CuratorLab 2010-11, Milena Placentile, Corina Oprea, Judith Souriau, Valerio del Baglivo)

Winning submission for apexart Franchise 2011 presented in Stockholm, Sweden February 2 – March 2, 2011

2009 – “Despacho”, Ateliê da Imagem, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil collaborative blog (co-curated with Grupo DOC)

2009 – “Nano-exhibition“, Galleri Studio44, Stockholm, Sweden*2006 – “Fake”, Galeria 90, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (co-curated with Grupo DOC and Studio44)

2006 – “Fake”, Galeria 90, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (co-curated with Grupo DOC)

2006 – “Nano-exposição”, Galeria UFES, Vitória, Brazil (co-curated with Grupo DOC)

2005 -“NanoShow”, Bogotá (ArtBo), Colombia and Rio de Janeiro (Galeria Arte em Dobro), São Paulo (Paço das Artes), Belo Horizonte (Galeria Murilo Castro), Curitiba (Espaço Eliane Prolik), Brazil. (co-curated with Grupo DOC)

 

Prizes

2016 IASPIS Internationellt Kulturutbyte for the project Mãe Preta in Rio de Janeiro

2016 FUNARTE – National Foundation for the Arts (Brazil) exhibition prize for the project Mãe Preta

2016 Kulturbryggan Startstöd – Artistic research project “En diaspora konstarkiv”

2014 FUNARTE – National Foundation for the Arts (Brazil) prize Women in Contemporary Art

2012 Intercultural Cities Label for Excellence in intercultural projects for the project Satellitstaden

2012 III Prêmio Diário Contemporâneo de Fotografia: Memórias da Imagem, Belém, Pará, Brazil

2011 Kulturbryggan Startstöd – Konstprojektet Satellitstaden

2010 Apexart Franchise 2011

2003-07 Grants and Fellowships: Brazilian National Scientific Foundation (CNPq): Research Fellowship/Graduate Fellowship 2003-2007

2006 Hercule Florence Prize 2006, given by the French Consulate of Rio de Janeiro for achievement in Photography (1 of 10 laureates)

 

 

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