Sight. So Close. 8/5 – 14/6 2015

Sight. So Close. 8/5 – 14/6 2015

More often it is easier to spot what we have from a distance than when it is right in front of us. How often have we been looking for our glasses, only to find out later that they were already resting on our nose, or looked for the keys that were already on the hook that they always hang on?

In the exhibition Sight. So close. we try to remedy this blindness at home and present some of today´s most interesting artists working in the field of photography whom have Malmö as their base. In collaboration with Breadfield we have selected six artists working in photography or film. Showing here at fotogalleriet [format] are Lotten Pålsson, Marie Andersson, Bjarni Tor Petursson and Kim Westerström. Showing at Breadfield are Jennie Rosberg and Johan Österholm.

With this exhibition and the accompanying catalogue, fotogalleriet [format] and Breadfield wish to initiate an annual collaboration that elaborates on the individual artistry that thrive and progress in Malmö.

Lotten Pålsson was born in Karlshamn in 1977. She studied at the University of photography in Gothenburg between 2001-2005. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at St Gertrud – Konstfrämjandet, Malmö (2013), Breadfield, Malmö (2012) and Fasad, Malmö (2011). In 2012, together with Kristina Bengtsson she published two artist’s books, Touched by Elephant and We Look and We See (Sailor Press). The last book was nominated for the Swedish Photo Book Price the same year. In 2007 she recived the City of Malmö Cultural Award.

Marie Andersson was born in Malmö in 1962. She studied at Grafikskolan Forum 1992-1995 and took her master’s degree at Malmö Art Academy between 1995-1997. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Ystad Art Museum (2013) and Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg (2011), among others. In 2013 she participated in the group exhibition De synliga (The visible) at Artipelag, Stockholm. She has been rewarded with project grants from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee four times (2000, 2003, 2008 and 2013) and can be found represented at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Statens Konstråd and Musem of Arts in Gothenburg.

Bjarni Tor Petursson was born in Reykjavík, Iceland in 1979. He graduated from the Malmö Art Academy in 2013 and before that he studied at Icelandic Academy of the Arts. In 2014 his works was displayed at Skånes Konstförening in Malmö, Gallery KHM in Malmö and AROS in Århus. He was rewarded with the Sparbanksstiftelson Skåne’s scholarship for degree project of 2013.

Kim Westerström was born in Lund in 1979. He studied at the University of Photography in Gothenburg 2005-2010. His work was been displayed in solo exhibitions at Gallery 54, Gothenburg (2015), Gallery Pictura, Lund (2013) and Galleri Mors Mössa, Gothenburg (2011). In 2012 he was rewarded with Swedish Arts Grants Committees one-year work scholarship and has previously recieved support from IASPIS and Anders Sandrew’s foundation.

Welcome to the opening on the 8th of May 2015, at 17-18!