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Arijana Kajfes

Born: Zagreb, Croatia

Lives, works: Stockholm, Sweden

Contact: arijana@tele2.se



Visual artist working experimentally with borderlines of perception and meaning. Completed studies in sculpture at Kungliga Konsthögskolan (Prof. Bernard Kirschenbaum) in Stockholm. From 93-95 worked and travelled in Africa and Asia. Between 97-99 involved in the development of CRAC - an artist's digital medialab in Stockholm.

Between 99-04 a member of the research team at Smartstudio, an interdisciplinary lab at the Interactive Institute in Stockholm. Involved in several cross-disciplinary projects. Exhibits, talks and teaches in Sweden and internationally.

Currently working with a public art project commissioned for Kopparlunden, Västerås and continued fund-raising for forthcoming research projects with EXP (Experiments in Cross-Cultural Practices), an art exchange platform she has initiated between Mali and Sweden.



Solo shows

16  Unseen, Konstnärshuset, Stockholm

12  Dérive: Tombouctou, La Médina, Bamako, Mali

08  As above, so below, Susanne Pettersson Gallery, Stockholm

04  Occular Witness, Färgfabriken, Stockholm

02  Sub Rosa, Susanne Pettersson Gallery, Norrköping


Selection of group shows


16  Samlade verk: 30år med Maria Bonnier Dahlins Stiftelse, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm

15  Ur jorden, w.Sekou Sissoko c/o Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar

15  Obetingade slag/Implicit hits, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar

14  No Sound is Innocent, Marabouparken, Sundbyberg www.a4-room.com

14  Restaurering av inre rum, Charlottenburgs Gård, Solna

14  Artefact: from fetish to commodity #2, Galleri Flach, Stockholm

13  Artefact: from fetish to commodity #1, La Médina, Bamako, Mali

12  Poïèse / autopoîèse: art & systèmes, Université de Toulouse II - Le Mirail

11  Charm and Challenge, NCCA, Ekaterinburg, Russia

11  GHOST, Gerlesborgs Konsthall, Gerlesborg

11  In Focus: Nordic and African Art in collaboration, Supermarket, Stockholm

11  Concrete/Abstractions, Mirai Projects/Susanne Pettersson Gallery, Stockholm

10  The Undistorted Image of..., / OCUS POCUS (w. Christian Andersson), Norrköpings Konstmuseum


08  Spektropija, Riga Art Space, Latvia

07  Spår, Susanne Pettersson Gallery, Stockholm

06  Labyrint, Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm

06  Simplicity, the art of complexity, Prix ARS Electronica, Honorary mention / Interactive Art for Occular Witness,                      2006  CyberArts exhibition, OK Center, Linz, Austria

06  20 år!, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm


05  Filmform presenterar 6 filmer av 6 konstnärer, Tempo dokumentärfestival, Bio Zita, Stockholm

05  Today in Paradise - Genetics &Art, Göteborg New Media Art Festival, Röda Sten, Gothenburg


04  Get Real, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland / The Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark (05)

04  Touching the Invisible (Smartstudio), Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary / M'ars Gallery, Moscow, Russia (05) / onedotzero, ICA, London, U.K. (05)


03  Brainball (Smartstudio), Design Interactif, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

03  Catcher, group work with Smartstudio, Visuella fenomen och Fysikaliska aspekter, Skulpturens Hus, Stockholm

03 Insert - Aspekte Schwedischer Kunst, Bayer-Erholungshaus, Leverkusen, Germany


02  Neuroptera, collaboration w. Monika Nyström, Sculptura 02, Falkenberg, Sweden

01  Mathematica, The Exploratorium, San Francisco, U.S.A.

01  Brainball, group work with Smartstudio, OK Center, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria

01  The Museum of Future Atrocities, ATA, San Francisco, U.S.A.

01  Mapping the Web Infome, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, U.S.A.


Selection of projects and performances


16    Naiad, public artwork for Vivalla, Örebro, ÖBO/KIWI

15    Through the Looking-Glass, public artwork for Violen, Botkyrka Kommun/Botkyrka Konsthall  

14-15 ArtResLab, research for public art project for Nya Hagastaden, Stockholm Konst

13   Artefact: from fetish to commodity, EXP project with Soleil d’Afrique and La Médina, Bamako, Mali

13    The Physics of a Manifold, public artwork for Kallerstadsarenan, Linköping, Botrygg AB/Linköping Kommun

12    Neuroaesthetics (symposium), ZKM, Karlsruhe

11    Probing the Boundaries of Insight, performance w. Konrad Kaufmann, Invisible Dialogues, Konstakademien 

10    Mother Tounge, performance at AFTER ART for Lee Lozano, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

10    Maelstrom, public artwork for Alderholmen, Gävle commissioned by Gävle Konstcentrum/Gävle Kommun

09   NanoForm, cross-disciplinary reseach project (Swedish Research Council) led by Cheryl Akner-Koler

08    Firework Edition Records/Gallery Niklas Belenius, Departure of Melancholy, Compilation CD_ track 9

        Arijana Kajfes: Calling for Mother

07    Motorheart, collaboration w. Anders Boqvist, public sculpture commissioned by Konst på Hög sculpture

        park, Kvarntorp, Kumla

        OREZ 1, Rupture and Tradition, international trans-disciplinary meeting, Trancoso, Portugal

05    Complexity and Transformation, cross-disciplinary research project (Swedish Research Council) led by Cheryl

        Akner-Koler, Konstfack, Stockholm

02    I witness, public artwork for the Royal Institute of Technology commissioned by Statens Konstråd, Stockholm

01    ORB, collaborative art/research project, Conceptual Information Arts, San Francisco & Smartstudio, Stockholm

01-04 Occular Witness, art/research project w. Aurelian and Lili Bria, Esbjörn Eriksson, AnnSofie Börjesson, Alberto

          Frigo and Pablo Miranda at Smartstudio, Stockholm


Selection of grants

15  Else Blums Fond

15  Artist-in-residence w. Sekou Sissoko, Bengt Julins Foundation, Capellagården, Öland

15  Längmanska Kulturfonden (for EXP)

13  Statens Kulturråd (for EXP)

13  Konstnärsnämnden / The Swedish Art Council

11  Helge Ax:son Johnsons Foundation

09  Konstnärsnämnden / The Swedish Art Council

09  Svenska Institutet

08  Konstakademien, Stockholm

08  Stockholms stads Kulturstipendium, Kulturförvaltningen, Stockholm

07  Längmanska Kulturfonden

04  Konstnärsnämnden / The Swedish Art Council

04  Framtidens Kultur


Studies

00       Fulbright Visiting Scholar at SFSU, Conceptual Information Arts Dept., San Francisco

99-04  Art-as-research at Smartstudio, Interactive Institute, Stockholm

97       Royal University College of Fine Arts, Video Dept., Stockholm

95-      Takemusu Aiki Tomita Academy, Aikido Dojo, Stockholm, 2nd dan

88-93  Royal University College of Fine Arts, Sculpture MFA, Stockholm


Selection of publications, interviews, reviews

16 J. E. Andersson, T.Elovsson, L.Jordansson (ed.) The Great Learning Orchestra/A4 Scores

     Dan Backman, Vilse i öknen med Arijana Kajfes, SvD Kultur 160407

15 Olle Essvik, Joel Nordqvist, Den Här Datorn, Rojal Förlag, pp 77-86

14 Olofsson, Anders, Artefact på Galleri Flach, online review @ konsten.net

13 Akner-Koler C, Kajfes A, Norberg B, Yamdagni N: NanoForm, paper for online journal Plastik #3 

11 Schwartzman, Madeline, See Yourself Sensing - Redefining Human Perception, Black Dog Publishing

11  Hebert, Niels,@ www.omkonst.com Konkret, abstrakt - möten och kollisioner


09  Björn Norberg, Jonatan Habib Engqvist, The Nordic Pioneers of New Media Arts, Ars Hypermedia, Issue no.1

08  Arijana Kajfes, Jennie Lindström, Mats Bäcker: Fri Konst Ger Mening, DN Kultur 081124

08  Olofsson, Anders.@ www.konsten.net Susanne Pettersson Gallery, Arijana Kajfes

07  Olofsson, Anders, Att konstruera sin värld, Konstperspektiv nr.4, 2007, pp 8-13

07  Tim Anstey, Katja Grillner, Rolf Hughes: Architecture and Authorship, Black Dog Publishing, pp 137-141

07  Bjurestam Maria, Hägglund Maria, Petersson Mona, Strand Liv, Persson Annika Ruth: LARM Från munhåla till

      laptop, ljud i nordisk konst, Kabusa Böcker


06  Sandell, Joanna (ed.), Labyrint, Botkyrka Konsthall exhibition catalogue, p 52

06  Hannes Leopoldseder, Christine Schöpf, Gerfried Stocker: International Compendium - Prix Ars Electronica

      2006, CyberArts 2006, pp 128-29


05  Hörgren, Christian : Dada: Duchamp, Nutida Musik, nr.4

05  Högström, Martin : Om Arijana Kajfes Occular Witness, OEI  #22 #23 2005 pp331-332

05  Arvidsson, Kristoffer: Utmanande forskningsrapport - eller vad ska man kalla detta verk,GP Kultur, 050504

05  Artist's book (research report): Occular Witness, Glänta produktion

05  Sondergaard, Morten (ed.),  Get Real  Real Time +Art, Informations Forlag/George Brazillier Inc. pp 096-097


04  Sophie Allgård, Estelle af Malmborg: Svensk Konst Nu, Wahlström och Widstrand

04  Allerholm, Milou: Vad är ljus?, DN Kultur, 040515

04  Arndtzén, Mårten: radio interview, Bildrutan P1, 040609, 14:00


03  Ingar Brinck, Charlotte Bydler, Yvonne Eriksson, Anette Göthlund, Lena Johannesson, Anna Tellgren:

     Från modernism till samtidskonst - Svenska kvinnliga konstnärer, Bokförlaget Signum


02  Borg, Bo: Där vetenskapen möter konsten, Norrköpings Tidningar 020325

02  Artist's research report: orb- a collaborative telepresence project, Interactive Institute
















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