Klara Bothén

About

Born 1987 and raised in Kristinehamn, Sweden. Based in Ljungskile.

Contact

E-mail: klara@klarabothen.com
Phone: +46705263619
Instagram: @bergslagsgatan

Upcoming

2020 June: Presentation of The Woodland Circle at Kristinehamns Konstmuseum.

Education

2017 MFA in Applied Arts & Design, HDK School of Design & Craft, Gothenburg University
2012 BFA in Arts and Crafts, HDK School of Design & Craft, Gothenburg University
2009 Form & Design, Stiftelsen Stenebyskolan
2008 Fashion Design, Stiftelsen Stenebyskolan
2007 Bergslagen Art School, Skinnskatteberg

Solo exhibitions

2015 Heraldic Remix! Nääs Konsthantverk, Floda

Selected group exhibitions

2020 Ruralitet – centrum, periferi, Rackstadmuseet, Arvika
2020 Wonderful Everyday, dotdotdot, Stockholm
2019 Intryck/Impressions, Steneby Konsthall, Dals Långed
2018 TOPOS TINCTORIUS, Koster Sculpture Park/Koster Gardens, Sydkoster
2017 In the name of Art, Konstnärshuset, Stockholm
2017 KONVERGENSER #3, Nevven Gallery, Gothenburg
2017 HDK Masters Degree Show, Fixfabriken, Gothenburg
2017 3.5M2, Steneby Konsthall, Dals Långed
2016 Växternas Hemlighet, Steneby Konsthall, Dals Långed
2016 Continuum, Bengtsfors Konsthall, Bengtsfors
2016 FEMINIST STRATEGIES, A-Venue, Gothenburg
2014 Drömmarnas Flygsällskap, Fabriksgatan 48, Gothenburg
2013 Skogen bortom träden, Two Little Birds, Gothenburg
2012 Jarko – Collected, Grafik i Väst, Gothenburg
2012 When I Grow Up, Galleri Vals, Håverud
2012 Blood, ashes, tea and money, Trädgårdsföreningen, Gothenburg
2012 Barn av sin stad, Galleri Kvadraten, Kristinehamn
2011-2012 Gör det själv! Hemslöjden 100 år, Stadsmuseet, Skövde
2011 WOW! Walking on water, Galleri Vals, Håverud
2011 Väder/Oväder, Not Quite, Fengersfors
2011 Re-Form, Konsthallen Lokstallet, Strömstad
2007 Bergslagens Konstlinje, Galleri Norberg, Norberg

Residencies

2018 TOPOS TINCTORIUS, Koster Sculpture Park/Koster Gardens, Sydkoster
2016 Långbron AiR, Dals Långed, Sweden
2015 The Woodland Circle, Sjötorpsängen, Kristinehamn, Sweden
2014 Tales from the Woods/Art Flaneur Symposium at Creative Center Carnation, Tartu, Estonia
2014 Artist-in-residence at Lukkeskåra/Rådlausjuvet, Suldal, Norway – as part of the project Tales from the Woods

Artist talks

2019 Presentation of The Woodland Circle at the symposium “Fermenting Feminism” at the Medical Museion, Copenhagen. Arranged by the Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, curated by Lauren Fournier.

Commission work

2019 Illustration work for Fine Little Day, Gothenburg, Sweden
2017 Logotype for Main Sauvage, Lille, France
2016 Graphic design for the Dalsland Literature Association member publication
2014-2015 Graphic design/layout for the Fine Little Day book, Natur & Kultur Publishing
2013 Essay for TRÅD fanzine
2013 Wallpaper design for Photowall Sweden, as part of the collection Curated by Fine Little Day
2013 Graphic design for HDK at Steneby/University of Gothenburg
2012 Illustration for UTBLICK magazine, issue 3-6 with Anna-Lotta Ahlmén

Teaching/workshops

2018 Main tutor of the course KMTO, Stiftelsen Stenebyskolan, Dals Långed
2018 “The Only Rule is Make”, workshop in collaboration with Angelica Edin
2018 Machine knitting, 2+2 weeks course at Stiftelsen Stenebyskolan
2017 Printed textiles, 3 week course at Stiftelsen Stenebyskolan

Production/curation

2019 Co-curation together with Alice Hultdin & Laura Blake of the group show “Peripheral”, Holländeriet, Not Quite, Fengersfors
2017 Producing and writing for the show “Långeds plats i kapitalismen” as part of Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA Extended, Satellite program), Långedsprojektet, Galleri Olika, Dals Långed
2015- Founding The Woodland Circle, a residency for female artists in Värmland, Sweden

Solo zines

2013 The Last Girl in the Woods

Collaboration zines

2013 TRÅD (as part of Future Threads Project)
2012 Galileo
2006 Mexitropolis with Fredrik Åkum

Grants

2019 Helge Ax:son Johnssons Stifelse (with The Woodland Circle)
2018 Thordénstiftelsen (together with My Slöhger/TOPOS TINCTORIUS)
2017 Göteborgs Slöjdförenings Stipendium
2016 Mötesplats Steneby/Långbron AiR (together with Catrin Lo Karlberg/TOPOS TINCTORIUS)
2016 Fabrikör J.L Eklunds Hantverksstiftelse
2015 Estrid Ericssons Stiftelse
2011 Fabrikör J.L Eklunds Hantverksstiftelse
2009 Stenebyskolans Händer Kamratförening
2008 Stenebyskolans Händer Kamratförening

Representation

Jarko – The Collection
Kristinehamns Konstförening