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CV


Maria Safronova Wahlström (born in 1989, Moscow, Russia)
Currently based in Gothenburg, Sweden.



EDUCATION


2017-2019    
2013-2014     
2006-2011    

2005-2006
1998-2005    
The Valand Academy of Arts, Master of Fine Arts
California State University. Multimedia Graduate Program

The Moscow State Pedagogical University. Five year program, dual award qualification teacher of fine arts and BA in Fine Arts.

Moscow State University of Printing Arts, department of graphics and book arts.
Krasnopresnenskaya Supplementary School of Arts, Moscow



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2021

2021
2021
2020
2020
2019
2019
2019
2019
2017
2016

2015 
2015

2015
2014

2013

2013
2013
2013
2012

2011
2010
Arkitekturvisioner: Brunnsparken, project done together with Per Nadén, Thobias Fäldt, Johannes Wahlström, Röhsska Museet, Gothenburg, Sweden (upcoming)
FOR SURE,  Verksmiðjan, Hjalteyri, Iceland (upcoming)
Collective-Self (working title) HAMNEN - Konsthall Betel, Mariannelund, Sweden (upcoming)
Hur Skulle Det Vara Då?, BOKSKÅPET Barn-& Ungdombokhandel, Gothenburg, Sweden (upcoming)
The Intermediary Chains, Obergska Galleri, Styrsö, Sweden
The Recent Graduates, Affordable Art Fair Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden 
The Last Stone, the Festival-Laboratory Shelter, the Space for Free Arts / Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki, Finland.
Things We Will Forget, Göteborg Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden
IF I WERE IN MY SHOES, Galleri Monitor, Gothenburg, Sweden
1 Kg, Project Loosers, Gallery Rotor2, Gothenburg, Sweden
A Beach, project done together with Klara Källström, Thobias Fäldt, Johannes Wahlström. Galerie Jean-Pierre Gros, Paris, France. Photo Saint-Germain 2016
Telo, Project O Cucumber, where art though?,Center Krasniy, Red October, Moscow, Russia
A Beach, project done together with Klara Källström, Thobias Fäldt, Johannes Wahlström. Skajs Antikhandel, Stockholm, Sweden.
X-Ray, Pinecone Art Gallery, Paducah Art Alliance, Paducah, KY, USA

The Mother Tongue, nominated at KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO 2014 for the best conceptual photo project, Tbilisi, Georgia
The Mother Tongue, the Festival of Contemporary Art
ARTISTERIUM VI, 2013 in the Tbilisi History Museum – Karvasla, Tbilisi, Georgia
Umbilical cord, the Festival of Contemporary Art Batumi Backyard Stories 2013, Batumi, Georgia
Housing office, the Festival of Contemporary Art Batumi Backyard Stories 2013, Batumi, Georgia
Blue series and Flight Time, Vernon Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Return to the Beginning, the Festival of Contemporary Art ARTISTERIUM V, the Rustaveli National Theater, Tbilisi, Georgia
Flight Time, Tiflis Avenue Gallery, Tbilisi, Geogia
Birds, Mars Center of Modern Art, the Moscow's Night of Museums 2010, Moscow, Russia



GRANTS


2020
2019 
2019 
2018 
2015
Konstnärsnämden Arbetsstipendium
Tobison Foundation Stipend  
Erasmus+ Stipendium
Adlerbertska Stipendiestiftelsen
Paducah Art Alliance



BIBILOGRAPHY


2020
2020
2019 
2019

2019 
2018
2015 
2013
2012 
Hur skulle det vara då? Tre busiga berättelser av barn för barn - ISBN: 9789198240122, Sweden
ARTEFACTS FROM THE RESTLESS ART’S EXCAVATIONS - Artzine Art Magazine, Iceland
Fragment of a Memorial Unbuilt – Leaflet for the work Fragment of a Memorial Unbuilt, AAF Stockholm, Sweden
Cosmopolitics, Comradeship, and the Commons. Ecology in Action for a Shared Planet – Zine of The Festival-Laboratory Shelter, Helsinki, Finland
RE:SEARCH - Akademin Valand, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU - Akademin Valand, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
Waiting in the Margins – Publication by Lava-Dansproduktion, Tbilisi, Georgia/Sweden
ARTISTERIUM VI - Catalog of the Festival of Contemporary Art ARTISTERIUM V, Tbilisi,  Georgia
ARTISTERIUM V - Catalog of the Festival of Contemporary Art ARTISTERIUM V, Tbilisi, Georgia



WORK 


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2020

2020

2020

2019-2020 
      
2018
Tutor in Painting Course (Kursledare), Medborgarskolan, Gothenburg, Sweden

External Tutor for Master Program in Kraft at HDK-Valand Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden

Scenographer for “Vi FOREVER” (TV Series), SVT, Sweden

Illustrator and co-author of “Hur skulle det vara då?” project and book, Gothenburg, Sweden

Scenographer for documentary film “DE OBOTOBARA”, Sweden

Intern/communication assistant at The Living Art Museum (NYLO), Reykjavik, Iceland.

Jury member for the admission procedure for the Master in Fine Arts program at Valand Academy,          Gothenburg, Sweden
2017

2017


2016


2015

2014

2005-2011

2006-2008

Director for nine music videos for the album "Love Everything" by Mariam the Believer, Sweden

Designer of collection “Gregor Samsa” for the brand MOORA, presented at FLYING PAINTER showroom, Tbilisi, Georgia

Art director for feature film "Tills Vidare", Sweden

Costume designer for LAVADansproduktion project Waiting in the Margins, Sweden/Georgia

Series of illustration&storytelling workshops in the Green School (Gorky Park) Moscow, Russia

Teacher of painting & drawing, Nash Dom Moscow Center of Therapeutical Pedagogics, Moscow, Russia.

Costume and set designer at the Leo Theater Workshop, Moscow, Russia. Worked with the stage design and costumes for different Russian and international theaters. Designed production for the Stanislavsky theater, the Moscow Operetta the Moscow Yermolova Theater, production of the Moscow 'SouthWest' theater, London Imperial Ice Ballet, the Moscow Circus, Andrey Bartenev's performances Elisabeth Bam and White Exhibition.