About

Biography

Sanna-Lisa Gesang-Gottowt is an interdisciplinary artist mostly working in the fields of painting and sculpture. She usually mixes mediums and includes found objects for their symbolic value. Her work is created in response to the cultural and political environment in which Gesang-Gottowt exists.

Gesang-Gottowt grew up in a commune outside of Stockholm, Sweden, in a very creative and politically aware environment. In 2003, Gesang-Gottowt moved to Portland, Oregon, where she studied art at Marylhurst University. In 2009, she completed the Bachelor of Fine Arts program. She has had five solo-shows and her work has been included in several group shows in Portland, Stockholm and London. She moved back to Stockholm, Sweden, in 2011 and has since studied curating and museumpedagogy. In 2012 she also started her own gallery, Galleri Fotfolket. In 2013 her and a few other artists started an artist run gallery Galleri Momangen. She has also worked with several different projects, for example Kladdventskalendern, GraffBuss and Kulturhuset Cyklopen.

 

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BORN

1979, Stockholm, Sweden

 

EDUCATION

Curatorutbildningen, Stockholms Universitet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2013

Rum, utställning och skapande; Museipedagogik, Stockholms Universitet,

Stockholm, Sweden, 2012

Politics of the Art Exhibition, Stockholms Universitet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2012

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon, 2009

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011

Re:Used, Årstabron, Stockholm, Sweden

2010

Exclusion/Inclusion, Bamboo Groove, Portland, Oregon

Items, Objects & Other Things, Primp, Portland, Oregon

Transclusion, Juxtapose Studios, Portland, Oregon

2008

Paintings, Community Resale, Portland, Oregon

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Art In the Green Box, Gnesta Konsthall, Skottvångs Gruva, Sweden

Art for aid, Galleri Momangen, Stockholm, Sweden

2015

Art for aid, Galleri Momangen, Stockholm, Sweden

Forme, Galleri Momangen, Stockholm, Sweden

2013

Momangens medlemmar, Galleri Momangen, Stockholm, Sweden

2012

Kulturyran, Botkyrka, Sweden

Sverige – tillståndet i riket, Virserums Konsthall, Virserum, Sweden

2011

Hope Somalia, Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, Sweden

6th Terrace Annual, Terrace Garden, London,UK

Nerivela project, Mexico city

2010

Water, Bamboo Groove, Portland, Oregon

Artofficialinsemination, a collaborative installation made with William Rihel,

Emerson Space Case, Portland, Oregon

2009

20 Years After Berlin Wall… Girls Doing Girl Things!, Worksound,

Portland, Oregon

Kunsthalle: Deutschland nach Portland, Gallery Homeland, Portland, Oregon

Marylhurst Alumni Art Gala and Sale, Mayer Gallery, Marylhurst

University, Marylhurst, Oregon

Annual Blackfish Recent Graduates Exhibition, Blackfish gallery,

Portland, Oregon

Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, The Art Gym, Marylhurst

University, Marylhurst, Oregon

Passport to Design, Hawthorne room, Marylhurst University,

Marylhurst, Oregon

2008

Stone Works, Mayer Gallery, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon

Museum Staff Art Show, Marion Miller Gallery, Portland Art Museum,

Portland, Oregon

Marylhurst Art Student Exhibition, Mayer Gallery, Marylhurst University,

Marylhurst, Oregon, also in 2007

2006

Marylhurst Art Student Exhibition, Room 101, Marylhurst University,

Marylhurst, Oregon, also in 2005

 

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2015

Current mood IOH/ Mark Andersson och Emil Öhlund, Galleri Momangen, Stockholm

Kulturkrock och Urban Hötorgskonst 2.0, Kulturnatt Stockholm, Galleri Momangen, Stockholm

2014

Dumb LTK och Shora Dehnavi Goldkuhl, Galleri Momangen, Stockholm

Kulturnatt Stockholm, Galleri Momangen, Stockholm

Supermarket Artfair, Meetings, Stockholm, Sweden

2013

Nutid – Mike Ali Larsson, Galleri Momangen, Stockholm, Sweden

Momangen Hjärta Megafonen, Galleri Momangen, Stockholm, Sweden

Momangens medlemmar, Galleri Momangen, Stockholm, Sweden

Supermarket Artfair, Meetings, Stockholm, Sweden

2012

Pakten, Galleri Fotfolket, Stockholm, Sweden

Avstampet, Galleri Fotfolket, Stockholm, Sweden

2010

Gallery Assistant, Bamboo Grove, Portland, Oregon, USA, March-December

Fusion, a group show at Bamboo Groove, Portland, Oregon

Claire Strickland, Transplant Stratagem & Eco Prayers, Bamboo Groove,

Portland, Oregon

Brain Benefit, A silent art auction at affär, Portland, Oregon

 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

2015

Kladdventskalendern, Stockholm, Sweden, Also in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014

2013

Kockskalaset, Stockholm, Sweden

2012

Graffbuss, in collaboration with Graffitifrämjandet and RättBuss, Stockholm,

Sweden

Galleri Fotfolket, Stockholm, Sweden

 

AWARDS

Mayer Art Scholarship, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon, 2008,

2007, 2006 and 2005

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Vogue, Italy, 2012

http://www.vogue.it/en/people-are-talking-about/art-photo-design/2012/01/a-coffee-with-sanna-lisa

Konsthopp, Stockholm, Sweden, http://konsthopp.com/artist-talk/

The Right Brain Initiative, Event Photography, Portland, Oregon, USA, 2010

http://therightbraininitiative.org/2010/04/holocene-a-success/

PORT, November Reviews, Portland, Oregon, USA, 2009

http://www.portlandart.net/archives/2009/11/a_gaggle_of_nov.html

Stadsmissionens Ungdomsmottagning, Photograph for information flyer,

Stockholm, Sweden, 2009

Schmap Portland Guide; Columbia Gorge and Mount Hood, Oregon, 2008

http://www.schmap.com/portland/tours_tour5/#p=105774&i=105774_44.jpg,

Marylhurst Art Student Exhibition, Drawing for poster, Marylhurst

University, Marylhurst, Oregon, 2005

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2013-2014

Gallery manager at Galleri Lili, Stockholm, Sweden

2012

Supermarket art fair, volunteer, Stockholm, Also in 2011

2011

Art panel, Marylhurst University, through Skype

2010

Freelance graphic designer

Artemis HVB, Stockholm, Sweden

Tvärkonstruktioner HB, Stockholm, Sweden

Helen White, Portland, Oregon, USA

Art Photography

Helen White, Portland, Oregon, USA

Claire Strickland, Portland, Oregon, USA

Promotional and Event Photography for The Right Brain Initiative, Portland,

Oregon, USA

2009

Gallery Talk, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon, USA,

Art Photography

Helen White, Portland, Oregon, USA

Miriam Meacham, Portland, Oregon, USA

Graphic Design

Helen White, Portland, Oregon, USA

Grace Merritt, Portland, Oregon, USA

 

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