Contact

e-mail: bojson@bojson.se
phone: +46 (0)70 771 30 81
address: Eketorp 106, SE 386 64 Degerhamn, Sweden


CV

Born 1959 in Helsingborg, lives in Eketorp, Sweden

Education

1989–91 Art and research, Valand School of Fine Arts, Göteborg University
1983–88 Valand School of Fine Arts, Göteborg University
1982–83 KV Artschool, Göteborg
1979–81 Chalmers University of Tecnology, Architecture, Göteborg

Solo exhibitions

2018 Trees On Paper, Gothenburg Botanical Garden
2017 The Crystal, former Museum of Migratory Birds, Ottenby, Öland
2007 Looking at his Landscape, Galleri Box, Göteborg
2005 Fishing for Fish, Mia Sundberg Gallery Stockholm
2001 Weavers, Schaper Sundberg Gallery, Stockholm
2000 Gain Ground, Göteborg Art Museum
1998 Light-Light, Lenninger Gallery, Hörby; 
The will to gape, Schaper Sundberg Galley, Stockholm
1997 Works with names, untitled space II, Gallery Leger, Malmö; 
Works with names, untitled space, Galleria Harmonia, Jyväskylä, Finland
1996 Schaper Sundberg Gallery, Stockholm
1995 Home at, (Fornander & Linderoth) Göteborg
1994 Sexual works, Index Gallery, Stockholm
Survivor, muu, Helsinki, Finland
1993 Social works, Forumgalleriet, Malmö
1991 Constitution, Nordanstad & Skarstedt Annexe, Stockholm
1990 Garmer Gallery, Göteborg
1989 Krister Fahl Gallery, Stockholm
1987 Rotor Gallery, Göteborg; 
BIO, Göteborg

Group exhibitions (selected)

2007 Earthworks, Kultivator, Dyestad, Öland
2006 Happiness of history, Parallell/Now, Kalmar konstmuseum
2005 Happiness of history, Parallel visions, DECAD Wilmington, USA
2003 Open Source, Mia Sundberg Galleri, Stockholm
2001 As if you mean what you say, Swedish Ambassy, Tokyo
2000 Where did you find me?, Incubator, London; James Hockey Gallery, Farnham, (cat.); 
Cave, Konstakuten, Stockholm
1999 The Reflective Surface, Fotogallerie, Wien, (cat.); 
In one’s own room, Helsingborg Art Hall
; Liste 99, Schaper Sundberg Gallery, Basel
; As if you mean what you say, Centre Culturel Suédois, Paris, Enkehuset, Stockholm
1998 Index Edition, Index Gallery, Stockholm; 
The Reflective Surface, Cabelfactory, Helsinki, Colour Factory, Stockholm; 
Do you want a lemon? Start 98, Cultural Capital of the Year, Stockholm
1997 Alikeness, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne and Canberra Contemporary Artspace (cat.); 
Fucked twice by the same vision, Index edition
1996 Brännkyrkagatan 54 B, On:time, Modern Museum, Stockholm, (cat.); 
Form Follows [anything], Lydmar Hotel/Colour Factory, Stockholm, (cat.); 
The return of the past – The End of utopias?, 1st Ars Baltica Photgraphic Art Triennal, Schloß Gottorf, Schleswig; Haus am Waldsee and Studio bildende kunst, Berlin, Japanicher Palais, Dresden, Helsingfors Konsthall, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tallin, Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujarzdowski Castle Warszawa, Poznan Arsenal, Maison du Danemark, Paris (cat.); 
Stockholm Smart show, Schaper Sundberg Galleri
1995 Art Hotel, Lydmar/Schaper Sundberg Gallery, Stockholm; 
Schaper Sundberg Galleri, Stockholm
; Ideal Places, Ars Baltica Travelling Exhibition, Lillehammer Norway, Baltic countries (cat.); 
Comp i Box, Stockholm
1994 De facto, Month of Photography, Spisská Nová Ves, Slovakia; 
Gallery 54, Göteborg; 
Stockholm Smart Show, Index Gallery
1993 ICA, Malmborgs Caroli, Malmö; 
Home- a studie in politics, Index Gallery, Stockholm; 
Photography- Malmö, Göteborg, Stockholm, Art Hall-annexe, Malmö; 
Be Connected, Rix, Linköping
1992 Identity, Gallery Enkehuset, Stockholm
1991 Death, Art Academy, Stockholm
1990 Lust and limit, Forum, Stockholm, Hårlemans Hall, Malmö, Konstepedemin, Göteborg; Iron fist 90, Göteborg
1988 The voyage, Artists Hall, Stockholm; Re-Form, Göteborg Court Hall

Projects (selected)

Everyone Belongs, Always: People, Places, Trees, public work for the entrance of the office building of the Region of Kalmar, 2018 (inauguration in December)
Happiness of History and Place, situated videowork for Sprinkler Gallery at Supermarket Art Fair, Clarion Hotell in Stockholm 13-15 of February, 2009
Kalmar Light Festival, including the work A container of RGB, Kalmar 2007
Fabriksyn, part of the exhibition FILM by Anders Virgil Dejarv, Wuthering Heights, Malmö, 2006
In the Middle Of- Art and knowledge in the World Heritage of Öland 2003–2006.
Omstilling (Swith-over), text for www, 2000
Bok Book Livre, Artist book, in collaboration with Jörgen Gassilewski, 1999
Questions and Answers, Svenska Dagbladet Internet, 1997
Inclusion, Artist Book,1992 (edition of 100)
Readymade, performance,1989, Lido, Stockholm, (in collaboration with Peter Hagdahl)
Lust and Limit, video, 1988, (in collaboration with Peter Hagdahl)

Represented

City of Göteborg
, Helsingborg Art Museum
, National Arts Council, 
The National Swedish Radio
, Moderna museet, Stockholm
, Göteborg Art Museum

Teaching and tutorial (selected)

2016 Guest Professor for the MFA examinations at Konstfack, Stockholm
2004–07 Guest teacher, 2 w/year, Ölands Folkhögskola
2004 Guest professor 6 months, Valand School of Fine Arts, Göteborg University
1999–2003 Professor at Valand School of Fine Arts, Göteborg University
1996–98 Lecturing professor at Valand School of Fine Arts, Göteborg University
1996–97 Teacher, Fotoskolan Midsommarkransen, Folkuniversitetet Stockholm
1991–95 Teacher, drawing, painting and computer image, Folkuniversitetet, Stockholm

Curating

2009–16 Director of Kalmar konstmuseum
2007–09 starting and curating the Sprinkler Gallery, Näsby, Öland
2003–06 member of the board and curator of the project In the Middle Of- Art and knowledge in the World Heritage of Öland
1995–97 member of the Index Gallery board in Stockholm

Grants

Edstrandska Foundation, Malmö, 1994
The Art Grants Committee’s working grant 1989, 1992, 1996 and 2008
Grant’s for special projects 1998 and 2003

Portfolio, works 1990 – 2006

Download portfolio in PDF-format


Bibliography

articles (selected)

Sveriges konst 1900-talet, del 3 1970-2000, Mårten Castenfors, Sveriges Allmänna Konstförening, 2001
Art in Sweden, Sören Engblom, Swedish Institute, 1998
Space, light and time, Susanna Pettersson & Timo Valjakka, Katalog, Journal of Photography & Video, vol. 9 no.3 summer 1997
Alikeness, Katya Sander, catalogue, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
Bengt Olof Johansson, Min-Jung Yang, The monthly Photogrphic Art Magazine 1/97, Seoul
Jörgen Gassilewski, On:Time, catalogue, Moderna Museet 1996
Travelling Desire, Jan-Erik Lundström, 1st Photographic Art Triennal, Ars Baltica, catalogue
Sverige, sekelskiftet och fotografin, Jan-Erik Lundström, Konstperspektiv 3.95
Ideal Places, Jon-Ove Steihaug, catalogue, Riksutställningar 1995
Vad vi vill ska överleva oss?, Inga-Maj Beck, Aftonbladet Kultur, maj-jun 95
Mesiac Fotografie/De facto, Jan-Erik Lunström, catalogue 1994
ICA – konst i snabbköpet, Åsa Nacking & Mats Stjernstedt, Lunds Universitet 1994
Layers of illusion, Maria Hirvi, SIKSI, 2/94
Bengt Olof Johansson, Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Index 1.94
Inclusion, text by Sven-Olov Wallenstein,1992
Det är på bildens kropp det händer, Jörgen Gassilewski, IDAG 12 okt 1991
Where roses never dies, Ernst Billgren, SIKSI 1/90

reviews (selected in Swedish)

Museichefen om kuppen och framtiden, Anna Törnqvist, Mikael Hagner, Barometern 24 mars 2016
Bengt Olof Johansson, Sinziana Ravini, GP 31/3 2007
Stram dialog, Milou Allerholm, DN 8/4 2006
Parallellt/Nu, Karin Asmundsson, Östran 18/3 2006
Konst med fascination, Gunilla Petri, Barometern 18/3 2006
Konstrummet lämnas för en annan värld, Anna Brodow, SvD 29/1 2005
Oglamorösa bilder, Ingela Lind, DN 25/1 2005
Disco i den svenska sandlådan, Eva Dandanelle, Kvällsposten 11/10 1999
Rum för personlig konst, Larsolof Carlsson, Helsingborgs Dagblad 6/10 1999
Vardagliga attentat mot seendet, Hans Hedberg, SvD 25/4 1998

Viljan att gapa, artorbit/snappshots, Magnus Bärtås, 1998

Rosalurviga tofflor vid pedalen, Jessica Kempe, DN 5/9 1997
Ola Billgren, Jelena Zetterström, Sydsvenska Dagbladet, 25/3 1997
Tillbaka till samtiden, Bo Mdestrand, Expressen 22/10 1996
Orena verk om en oren tid, Daniel Birnbaum, DN 22/10 1996
Visst är det på tiden, men…, John Peter Nilsson, Aftonbladet 22/10 1996
Mycket att begapa men lite som berör, Mårten Castenfors, SvD 26/10 1996
Digitala bilder med poesi, Lars O Ericsson, DN 10/5 1996
“Plastisk realitet” motvikt mot tvådimensionellt våld, Staffan Schmidt, SvD 13/4 1996
Hur långt (och nära) kan han gå?, Ingamaj Beck, Aftonbladet 3/3 1996
Ideal Places, Bønnulv Evenrud, SIKSI 3.95
Tack och lov för fotocollaget i taket, Mårten Castenfors, SvD 24/9 1995
Osvensk expressiv slagkraft, Mårten Castenfors, SvD 28/1 1995
Vem fan är Lilian?, Ulrika Kärnborg, Expressen 9/5 1994
När människan leker Gud, Sara Arrhenius, Aftonbladet 29/3 1994
Snart gulnar utställningen, Clemens Altgård, Sydsvenska Dagbladet 26/9 1993
Kvinnor på gränsen till namnlöshet, Agneta Klingspor, Expressen 11/12 1992
Konstnärer “vid sidan av”, Mårten Castenfors, SvD 1992
Sorgen inför en ny identitet, Ingamaj Beck, Aftonbladet 1992
Bengt Olof Johansson, Annexet, Sven-Olov Wallenstein , Material 3/91,
Spel mellan text ock verk, Mårten Castenfors, GP 3/5 1991
Gåtan väcker begäret, John Peter Nilsson, Aftonbladet 30/11 1990
Varken begär eller begränsning, Steve Sem-Sandberg, SvD 24/11 1990
Sant och falskt, Lars O Ericsson, DN 16/11 1990
Med rötter i den svenska vardagen, Lisbeth Ahnoff, GT-Idag 23/2 1990
Medvetet formlöst om vår tid, Mårten Castenfors, GP 17/2 1990
Balustrad med fotominnen, Erik van der Heeg, Expressen 26/11 1990
Mellan konst och icke-konst, Lars O Ericsson, DN 13/2 1989


Thanks

No man is an island. Dependency and freedom are two sides of the same coin.

I have many emotional, spiritual and intelIectual supporters and inspirations. I have been, and will always be, in need for support to think, document, produce and co-operate, the lot. In this context I would like to mention some of all those who in different ways have been helping me in a concrete way. Thank you:

Jens Bengtsson, Anneli Berglund, Ola Billgren, Susanne Björkman, Mårten Castenfors, Ewa Brodin, Klas Börjesson, Virgil Dejarv, Walle Dicksson, Annika Eriksson. Karina Ericsson Wärn, Jörgen Gassilewski, Andreas Gedin, Lars Gezelius, Derek Gripper, Oscar Guermouche, Peter Hagdahl, Annika von Hausswolff, Carl-Mikael von Hausswolff, Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen, Per Hüttner, Carl-Fredrik Hårleman, Kari Jantzen, Tomas Joansson, Hans Jörgen Johansen, Niklas Johannesson, Berth Johansson, Magnus Johansson, Karl-Erik Johansson, Conny Karlsson, Enno Kaufhold, Alexandra von Kern, Ewa Kumlin, Andra Lasmanis, Stefan Linderoth, Malin Lindmark, Jan-Erik Lundström, Kari Mjåtveit, Åsa Nacking, Monika Nyström, Staffan Redin, Bo Samuelsson, Katya Sander, Claudia Schaper, Christina Schöning, Ivo Soltorp, Jon-Ove Steihaug, Clifton Steinberg, Mats Stiernstedt, Mia Sundberg, Mathieu Vrijman, Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Christian Wideberg, Arne Widman, Jan Åman, Jens Östman, Mikael Östman.