2021-10-15 – Autumn holiday workshop for kids & family at The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities: Unfolding Image – Den Japanska Vikskärmen – 02 – 03 November, 13:00 – 16:00
During a two-day workshop, a group of a maximum of 9 participants (7-12 years) will learn the basics about the Japanese folding screen, “Byoubu”, and how it has previously been used in the Japanese home. Also new, real ones made by Swedish artists will be presented during the workshop.
All participants in the workshop will each get a wooden frame that they can practically put together themselves with the help of Japanese paper and glue. When the whole process is complete, each participant during day two can draw, paint or decorate their self-made folding screen, which is then exhibited for the public at Östasiatiska Museet for one day.
For more info and how to apply, click on the link below ⛩🍂
2021-09-29 – Documentation of our exchange ’Unfolding Image’ at Konstnärshuset in association with ’Swedish Artists Association’, the show was open between 9 – 18 September. Folding Screens by Ylva Carlgren, Martin Kozlowski, Inez Jönsson and Juri Markkula and me in collaboration with Koto Kataoka.
2021-08-30 – Our group exhibition Unfolding Image is coming up soon at Konstnärshuset in association with ’Swedish Artists Association’. Please attend our opening at Konstnärshuset next Thursday 9 September between 4 – 7 P.M. Cold drinks will be served during the opening thanks to Asahi Super Dry.
The whole exchange project is made possible through the support by Iaspis – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme, Region Stockholm and Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation. Also thanks to previous support by Japanstiftelsen
2021-06-17 – Documentation of my latest solo show Skuggans Lovsång at Årstaberg Konsthall in Stockholm
2021-05-18 – Opening of my upcoming solo show Skuggans Lovsång at Årstaberg Konsthall next Thurs 27th of May. Will be showing works from the In Praise of Shadows suite together with some new works, most welcome!
Click on the invitation below for the Facebook event
2021-05-07 – Happy to announce that our exchange project ’Unfolding Image’ has finally begun its course, the selected artists are Ylva Carlgren, Martin Kozlowski, Inez Jönsson and Juri Markkula. The project will be completed in the form of a workshop, the results will be presented in a group exhibition at Konstnärshuset (Artists’ house) in association with ’Swedish Artists Association’ in early September.
The whole exchange project is made possible through the support by ’Iaspis – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Artist’ and ’Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation’. Also thanks to previous support by ’Japanstiftelsen’ in the project’s first, initial phase.
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2020-10-31 – Documentation of my solo show In Praise of Shadows at ENKÖPINGS KONSTHALL
2020-09-17 – Open invitation for my solo show In Praise of Shadows at ENKÖPINGS KONSTHALL
Opening next Saturday 26th September 12:00-15:00
2020-08-03 – Showing works in Center of Excellence @galleri_thermotec in an industrial and forgotten alley part of Solna. Opening this Sat. 8th of August between 17-21, welcome⚠️
2020-04-28 – participation with works from the ’Metamorphosis’ suite next Tues. 5th of May in an outdoor group show with @galleri_nos, Curated by Giulia Cairone 🌿
2020-01-07 – Documentation of my solo presentation ’In Praise of Shadows’ last fall at KB – Konstnärsbaren, Stora Matsalen
2019-12-02 – Welcome to see ’In Praise of Shadows (Sediment)’ and many more artists’ works from the ’Swedish Artists’ Association’, Konstnärshuset winter show ’HOPPLA, vi lever!’
❄️Opening this Sat 7th from 12:00-16:00❄️
2019-09-19 – Solo presentation ’In Praise of Shadows’ at Stora Matsalen, KB – Konstnärsbaren (Artist’s Bar) this Mon, 17:00-19:00
2019-07-15 – Documentation of my contribution to the group show Liminal Spaces: a Midsummer Show
2019-06-10 – On June 19 Konsthall, with the support of Stockholms Stad, will present Liminal Spaces: a Midsummer Show, an exhibition of works by Weronika Bela & Ivar Hagren, Jasmin Daryani, and Karl Patric Näsman, co-curated by the artists in dialogue with curator Vasco Forconi. The opening will be followed by a party and DJ sets by Art Alfie until late
2019-06-10 – Documentation of my work Metamorphosis from the group show at Dragon Gate, Älvkarleby with the artists Alexandra Karpilovski, Duda Bebek, Cecilia Klementsson, Hilde Retzlaff, Militza Monteverde, Karl Patric Näsman, and Tomas Sjögren
2019-05-23 – Come and see my work Metamorphosis in full view and many more artists’ works from the Swedish Artists’ Association spring show Årsringar. Opening this Sat 25th from 12-16, welcome!
2019-04-24 – Excited to be part of the upcoming Music & Arts event ‘Grisfesten’ (Pig’s party) on the grounds of the mythical ’Dragon Gate’ April 30th.
Dragon Gate was initially built by the Chinese billionaire ‘Mr. Li’ who wanted to build something great to honor Chinese culture and establish his legacy in his newfound country of Sweden.
But due to a series of controversies and difficulties with the Swedish bureaucracy the Dragon Gate was closed and left to decay until recently when Dragon Grate reopened for business.
The organizers behind the Stockholm-based ‘Technobastun’ will now host a unique event with an amazing line up of Swedish and international DJ’s like Kornel Kovacs, Turtle Bugg, Art Alfie and Fabio Scali, and a group show with artists including Militza Monteverde, Tomas Sjögren, Hilde Retzlaff, Duda Bebek, Alexandra Karpilovski and many more Music and Arts acts.
2019-04-10 – Images from the opening of last week’s ‘Grant Recipients Show’ during Supermarket Art Fair at Konstnärshuset in central Stockholm
2019-03-29 – Konstnärshuset presents next Wednesday April 3rd, the opening of ‘Grant Recipients Show’ of 2018. Opening hours: 4-7 pm, drop by if you are around, welcome!
2018-12-11 – I am grateful to be this year’s recipient of the Kai Bäling och Greta Werner-Bälings Foundation grant at Konstnärshuset in Stockholm
2018-10-10 – Our exchange project was recently presented at the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo by our Japanese colleagues Syuta Mitomo, Naomi Shigeta and Yuko Tsuchiya 🇯🇵🇸🇪
2018-09-12 – Documentation of my contribution for our final exchange show 木漏れ日 / Mångata at Bångska Våningen, Stockholm
2018-08-25 – New chance for those who missed the opening, please come to our closing party next Friday 31th August
2018-08-17 – Please welcome to our final exchange show ’木漏れ日 / Mångata’ at Bångska Våningen, Stureplan 6 in Stockholm. Opening this Mon 20th Aug from 5-8 pm! 🇯🇵🇸🇪
The group show is curated by Ellen Klintenberg Gedda
2018-06-18 – A selection of documentations from our exchange show
Mångata / 木漏れ日 in Tokyo 🇯🇵
2018-05-07 – Documentation and text from the Silver Clouds show at Projekt Bastugatan can now be viewed in the link below
2018-04-18 – Projekt Bastugatan presents:
Silver Clouds is the first show of the artist duo consisting of Ivar Hagren (Stockholm, 1986) and Weronika Bela (Oslo, 1988).
This presentation is the result of a long research project spanning over family history in Poland, meteorology and the medium of photography.
Opening on Thurs 3 May 5 – 8 pm, exhibition is open until Sun 6 May by appointment only
2018-02-05 – Welcome to our support show at Bångska Våningen with opening on Thurs 15th Feb between 5 – 11 pm.
“Let’s go! Let’s go! ‘ is held to pay attention to and seek support for our cultural exchange in Tokyo and Stockholm during 2018 🇯🇵🇸🇪
2017-12-07 – Happy to announce that I will be part of a cultural exchange together with Japanese and Swedish artists late spring of 2018 in Tokyo. Our exchange is official holder of the 150th anniversary of diplomatic and friendship relations between Japan and Sweden 🇯🇵🇸🇪
2017-10-16 – Documentation and text from Luminous Void exhibition at Taverna Brillo
2017-09-15 – Documentation of my latest exhibition ‘Cathay Pavilion – Selected Works’ at Konsthallen, Musikhögskolan Örebro. In collaboration with Konstfrämjandet Bergsslagen
2017-08-29 – I am invited to show selected works from the Cathay Pavilion project at Konsthallen, Musikhögskolan Örebro opening on thurs 7 September. In collaboration with Konstfrämjandet Bergslagen
2017-06-02 – Participating in this years post-graduate Going Public XL group show with my proposal Arch
2017-02-09 – Interview with Nuda Paper from the first edition fall 2016, text written by Nora Hagdahl and photography by Frida Vega Salomonsson / Acne Photography
2017-01-15 – I will be participating in a group show on Tues 17 Jan together with Japanese and international artists at Art Lab TOKYO in Taito-ku, Tokyo
2017-01-03 – Documentation of the residency exhibition ‘Work in Progress’ at AIRY Gallery in Kofu, Japan
2016-12-16 – Showing some new works at AIRY artist residency exhibition in Kofu, Japan on Fri 23 Dec
2016-11-29 – I am featured in an interview with the Swedish magazine Bon
2016-11-15 – Currently doing a 2 months artist residency at ‘AIRY’ in Kofu, Japan
2016-11-12 – Did a short Q&A interview with the Swedish art app Artworks about my current project and the behind scenes of being an artist
2016-11-06 – Documentation of the exhibition ‘Cathay Pavilion’ at YA Project Space, Karlavägen 5 in Stockholm. Open until Sun 27th Nov
2016-10-21 – Opening for my exhibition ‘Cathay Pavilion’ at YA project Space, Karlavägen 5 in Stockholm on thurs. 27th October 5-8 p.m.
2016-04-14 – A smaller and the last version of the SHANGHAI PEARL MARKET folding screen (190 x 280cm) is currently on display at Nau Gallery, Stockholm
2016-04-08 – Participating in a group show at Galleri Nord in my hometown of Örebro, open until April 16th
2016-04-01 – I am featured in an interview with the Örebro newspaper Nerikes Allehanda about my upcoming group exhibition at Galleri Nord – Vårsamling and being awarded the Fredrik Roos Art Grant
2016-03-28 – I am one of three recipients of this year Fredrik Roos Foundation Art Grant with including exhibition with my work SHANGHAI PEARL MARKET at Moderna Museet in Malmö, Sweden. The other recipients are Sandra Mujinga and André Talborn. The jury consists previously of the Fredrik Roos Foundation, Daniel Birnbaum and Ann -Sofi Noring from the Moderna Museet in Stockholm and John Peter Nilsson of Moderna Museet Malmö.
2015-10-30 – I am featured in an interview published by the online journal about contemporary art C-print
2015-10-13 – Documentation of Jonas Lund’s Contemporary Gallery: INAUGURAL EXHIBITION
2015-10-01 – Participating in Jonas Lund’s Contemporary Gallery: INAUGURAL EXHIBITION @ New Shelter Plan in Copenhagen, Denmark. Very welcome to the opening 9th October if you happen to be in Copenhagen!
2015-07-22 – Documentation of my work “Cattle Resting in a Landscape with Riverside Castle and Rainbow Beyond”
2015-06-24 – More documentation of Pavilion together with Pål Rodenius
2015-06-05 – Participating in a group exhibition at the Residency Combaz7 together with Chinese and Japanese artists in the Swiss Alps on Sun 7th June
2015-06-02 – Documentation of my graduation work SHANGHAI PEARL MARKET from the Spring Show 2015 at Konstfack, Stockholm
2015-05-08 – Showing my MFA work SHANGHAI PEARL MARKET at this year’s Konstfack Spring Show Wed 13th of May. Open until 24th of May
2015-03-28 – Documentation video of a collaborative project SHANGHAI PEARL MARKET together with the Shanghai artist Jiang Weitao, click on the link below to watch
2015-01-17 – Documentation of Pavilion installation, in collaboration with Pål Rodenius
2014-10-28 – Documentation from my Tangible Dreams series
2014-08-30 – Documentation from the Tangible Dreams exhibition at Nau Gallery, Stockholm
2014-08-14 – Solo exhibition Tangible Dreams at Nau Gallery, opening on Thurs 21 August. Open until 27 September
2014-06-01- My contribution from the group show Everything Must Go at Plattform Gallery, Stockholm
2014-04-18 – New works are now available to see, click on the link below
2013-11-01 – Currently participating in a group exhibition at Nau Gallery, Stockholm. Open until 21th November
2013-06-07 – Pictures from the exhibition Entering the Void can now be seen, clink on the link below
2013-03-03 – New works are now available to see, click on the link below
2013-02-02 – New project in progress- with Jon Vogt Engeland
2012-12-28 – New work is now available to see, click on the link below
2012-09-01 – Going to contribute with works for the Recent Grads section at the Affordable Art Fair Stockholm between the 4 – 7 Oct
2012-06-08 – My work for this year’s Spring Exhibition at Konstfack can now be seen here
2012-05-01 – I will be participating in the 2012 Spring Exhibition at Konstfack, opening on Wed 16 May. For more info: http://www.konstfack2012.se/
2012-02-22 – One evening show with my ongoing project at Konstfack Wed 29 Feb
2011-09-01 – My Bachelor exhibition at Konstfack 14 Sep