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



EDUCATION


2017-2019    The Valand Academy of Arts, MFA in Fine Arts
2013-2014    California State University. Multimedia Graduate Program
2006-2011    The Moscow State Pedagogical University. Five year program with dual award BA in Fine Arts and teacher of fine arts diploma.
2005-2006   Moscow State University of Printing Arts, department of graphics and book arts.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


2022    How Dare You Compare (arbetstitel), ArtWindowAtFridhemsplan, Stockholm, Sweden (upcoming)
2022    You and I, You and Me, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria (upcoming)
2022    You and I, You and Me, Gallery Candyland, The Futurless Festival, Stockholm, Sweden
2022    Spökben, geggamoja och havets alla bubblor, Vingens Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden 
2022    BRAINtouch: embodiment, Projektraum Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, Berlin, Germany
2022    You and I, You and Me, the Vorspiel 2022 program, Transmediale festival, Silent Green Kulturquartier, Berlin, Germany
2021    Vad är Nytt, Götaverkens Gamla industrilokaler, Gothenburg, Sweden
2021    You and I, You and Me, projects done together with Mindaugas Gapševicius, Leon Crayfish, Helga Mogensen. Piksel Festival, Bergen, Norway
2021    Frölundas modiga monster ser skogen och alla träd, Frölunda Kulturhus, Göteborg, Sweden
2021    You and I, You and Me, projects done together with Mindaugas Gapševicius, Leon Crayfish, Helga Mogensen. BIORAMA-PROJEKT, Brandenburg, Germany
2021    Skruvstädet i tiden - och andra berättelser, Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) Extended, Molnycke Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden
2021    You and I, You and Me, projects done together with Mindaugas Gapševicius, Leon Crayfish, Helga Mogensen. Sapieha Palace, Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius, Lithuania
2021    Arkitekturvisioner: Brunnsparken, project done together with Per Nadén, Thobias Fäldt, Johannes Wahlström, Röhsska Museet, Gothenburg, Sweden
2021    FOR SURE, Verksmiðjan, Hjalteyri, Iceland
2020    Hur Skulle Det Vara Då?, BOKSKÅPET Barn-& Ungdombokhandel, Gothenburg,   Sweden
2020    The Intermediary Chains, Obergska Galleri, Styrsö, Sweden
2019    The Recent Graduates, Affordable Art Fair Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
2019    The Last Stone, the Festival-Laboratory Shelter, the Space for Free Arts / Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki, Finland.
2019    Things We Will Forget, Göteborg Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden
2019    IF I WERE IN MY SHOES, Galleri Monitor, Gothenburg, Sweden
2017     1 Kg, Project Loosers, Gallery Rotor2, Gothenburg, Sweden
2016     A Beach, project done together with Klara Källström, Thobias Fäldt, Johannes Wahlström. Galerie Jean-Pierre Gros, Paris, France. Photo Saint-Germain 2016
2015    Telo, Project O Cucumber, where art though?,Center Krasniy, Red October, Moscow, Russia
2015    A Beach, project done together with Klara Källström, Thobias Fäldt, Johannes Wahlström. Skajs Antikhandel, Stockholm, Sweden.
2015    X-Ray, Pinecone Art Gallery, Paducah Art Alliance, Paducah, KY, USA

2014    The Mother Tongue, nominated at KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO 2014 for the best conceptual photo project, Tbilisi, Georgia
2013    The Mother Tongue, the Festival of Contemporary Art
ARTISTERIUM VI, 2013 in the Tbilisi History Museum – Karvasla, Tbilisi, Georgia
2013    Umbilical cord, the Festival of Contemporary Art Batumi Backyard Stories 2013, Batumi, Georgia
2013    Housing office, the Festival of Contemporary Art Batumi Backyard Stories 2013, Batumi, Georgia
2012    Blue series and Flight Time, Vernon Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2012    Return to the Beginning, the Festival of Contemporary Art ARTISTERIUM V, the Rustaveli National Theater, Tbilisi, Georgia
2011    Flight Time, Tiflis Avenue Gallery, Tbilisi, Geogia
2010    Birds, Mars Center of Modern Art, the Moscow's Night of Museums 2010, Moscow, Russia


GRANTS


2022   Göteborg Stad Ateljestöd (SE)
2022   
Konstnärsnämden Arbetsstipendium (SE)
2021   
LTMKS (LT)
2021     Konstnärsnämden (SE)
2020    Göteborg Stad (SE)
2020    Konstnärsnämden Arbetsstipendium (SE)
2019     Tobison Foundation Stipend  (SE)
2019     Erasmus+ Stipendium (SE)
2018     Adlerbertska Stipendiestiftelsen (SE)
2015     Paducah Art Alliance (US)


REPRESENTED


Region Jämtland Härjedalen art collection, Sweden
AIR InSilo, Hollabrunn, Austria
The collection of Akademin Valand, Göteborg, Sweden
SEB Bank Art Club Collection, Göteborg, Sweden 
Paducah Art Alliance, KY, USA


BIBILOGRAPHY


2022    Spökben, geggamoja och havets alla bubblor - ISBN:9789152729069, Sweden
2021
    Frölundas Modiga Monster Ser Skogen Och Alla Träd - ISBN: 9789198240139, Sweden
2020    Hur skulle det vara då? Tre busiga berättelser av barn för barn - ISBN: 9789198240122, Sweden
2020    ARTEFACTS FROM THE RESTLESS ART’S EXCAVATIONS - Artzine Art Magazine, Iceland
2019    Fragment of a Memorial Unbuilt – Leaflet for the work Fragment of a Memorial Unbuilt, AAF Stockholm, Sweden
2019    Cosmopolitics, Comradeship, and the Commons. Ecology in Action for a Shared Planet – Zine of The Festival-Laboratory Shelter, Helsinki, Finland
2019    RE:SEARCH - Akademin Valand, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
2018    STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU - Akademin Valand, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
2015    Waiting in the Margins – Publication by Lava-Dansproduktion, Tbilisi, Georgia/Sweden
2013    ARTISTERIUM VI - Catalog of the Festival of Contemporary Art ARTISTERIUM V, Tbilisi,  Georgia
2012    ARTISTERIUM V - Catalog of the Festival of Contemporary Art ARTISTERIUM V, Tbilisi, Georgia


WORK 

2022    Production designer for “Mothers!”, dir. Petra Bauer, Sweden
2022    Workshop “You and I, You and Me”, Finnish BioArt Society, Alt Lab, Vilnius, Lithuania
2021     Workshop “You and I, You and Me”, Molten Airs, Ars Electronica Festival, Austria
2021     Illustrator for "Here, Where and Everywhere" Konferensen om konstpedagogik i det utvidgade fältet, organised by Sörmlands museum/Konstfestivalen Kurioso, Förvaltningen för Kulturutveckling i Västra Götalandsregionen och Göteborgs Stad, Sweden
2021    Production designer for “Reptilhjärnan”, dir. Elisabeth Marjanovic Cronvall, Stockholm, Sweden
2020    Kursledare for the course Watercolour Painting, Medborgarskolan, Göteborg, Sweden

2020   External tutor in Masterprogram i Konsthantverk, HDK-Valand, Sweden
2020    Production designer for “Vi FOREVER” (TV Series), SVT, Sweden
2020    Production designer for feature film “DE OBOTOBARA”, dir. Moa Junstrom, Sweden

2019-2020    Intern/communication assistant at The Living Art Museum (NYLO), Reykjavik, Iceland.
2018    Jury member for the admission procedure for the Master in Fine Arts program at Valand  Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden
2017    Director for nine music videos for the album "Love Everything" by Mariam the Believer, Sweden
2017    Designer for “Gregor Samsa” fashion collection in collaboration with Flying Painter, Georgia
2016    Art director for feature film "Tills Vidare", dir. Christian Rossipal, Sweden
2015    Costume designer for LAVA Dansproduktion project Waiting in the Margins, Sweden/Georgia
2005-2011    Teacher of painting & drawing, Nash Dom Moscow Centre of Therapeutical Pedagogics, Moscow, Russia.
2006-2008    Costume and production designer at the Leo Theatre Workshop, Moscow, Russia.