CV

Merzedes Sturm-Lie (SE, BE, NO) works as an artist and curator.
Born 1991 in Denmark.
Lives and works in Stockholm (SE) and Brussels (BE) .

Education

2015-2016 Philosophy in the Context of Art, course by Dr. Peter Osborne (Professor of Modern European Philosophy) at the Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm (SE)
2013-2015 MA in Fine Arts at Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm (SE)
2010-2013 BA in Fine Arts at Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm (SE)
2009-2010 Fine Arts & Multimedia studies at the Sint-Lukas College, University of Art and Design, Brussels (BE)

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

2017 June/July, Secondhand Daylight, Kummelholmen, Stockholm (SE)
2017 June/July, Manifest, Undantaget, Öland (SE)

Solo Exhibitions

2017 In times of Splendour and Reason, Taverna Brillo, Stockholm (SE)
2016 Pirata, Glasmontern, Odenplan Subway Station, Stockholm (SE)
2016 Shock Strike Blow, Växjö Konsthall / Art Hall, Växjö (SE)
2015 Beyond Zero, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm (SE)
2013 Bottles of Babel, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm (SE)
2012 Je m'en fous, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm (SE)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Tears it down, After Howl Space, Brussels (BE)
2017 Dirty deads done dirt cheap, Swallowing Helmets, Brussels (BE)
2016 How does it feel?, ARTIM space, YARAT Contemporary Art Centre, Baku (Azerbaijan)
2016 Deep into the north, IX International Biennial of Art, La Paz, Bolivia 2016
2016 La vie intense, Group show curated by Emeline Depas & Claudia at 52 rue d'Artois, Brussels (BE)
2016 SCALP N°1, Group Show curated by Espace MOSS at La Vallée, Brussels (BE)
2016 CASH - FROM SYMBOL AND DREAM TO HARD CORE REALITY, Group show curated by Martin Schibli at Samara Regional Museum of Art, Samara (RU)
2016 The Nomad Show, Group show at Shiryaevo Biennial, Shiryaevo (RU)
2016 Kozanow - In Search of the Miraculous, Duo-show at Wroclaw Contemporary Museum (MWW), European Cultural Capital Exhibition, Wroclaw (PL)
2016 Encounters, Group show curated by Diana Agunbiade-Kolawole at Galleri Mejan, Stockholm (SE)
2016 Everything for you, Antwerp (Collaboration between Jan De Cock, Sint Lukas Kunsthumaniora and Fort Art) at Fort Art 5, Edegem (BE)
2016 Upstairs Basement I, EspaceMOSS, Brussels (BE)
2016 Upstairs Basement II, MOSS Utställningar, Stockholm (SE)
2016 Black Gold & Sky Oil, Turn A Blind Eye at Galerie Nadine Feront, Brussels (BE)
2016 Life is not all Shoot-Shoot, Bang-Bang, Royal Swedish Academy of Arts / Konstakademien, Stockholm (SE)
2015 RSS08, Renold Building, Brussels (BE)
2015 Pori Performance festival / Porin juhlaviikot, Pori (FI)
2015 PALS PLAY TAG! Part Three: Finland-Norway-Sweden, Performance Art Links Sweden, Fylkingen, Stockholm (SE)
2015 Kosmisk Kastrering IV, Vinter i Hagalund, Solna (SE)
2015 Sunday Run-Up, CCAP, Svarta Huset, Stockholm (SE)
2015 Let's get together, 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art Special Project, Ground Peschanaya, Moscow (RU)
2015 Överart, Kauppakeskus Forum, Turku (FI)
2015 Master Degree Show at Royal Swedish Academy of Arts / Konstakademien, Stockholm (SE)
2015 Where the Battle took place, Sunday Run-up (May), CCAP, Stockholm (SE)
2015 Don't they know...?, Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen (NO)
2015 Desorientering vs pluralism; Parallella verkligheter i en global tidsålder, Ronneby Konsthall, Ronneby (SE)
2014 Museum as Street - Street as Museum, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Samara (RU)
2014 Restaurering av Inre Rum, Charlottenburgs Gård, Stockholm (SE)
2014 Skulptuurpark, Parc, Brussels (BE)
2014 Fountain of Good news, FAFA Gallery, Helsinki (FI)
2014 In Search of Industrial Culture, National Centre of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg (RU)
2013 BA Graduation Exhibition, Ellen Key Huset, Stockholm (SE)
2012 Eternal Tour, SESC concolaçao, São Paulo (BR)
2012 Artes e Oficios, São Paulo (BR)
2012 The Circle Game, Harlan Levey Projects Gallery, Brussels (BE)
2012 Propaganda, Kulturhuset/House of Culture, Stockholm (SE)
2011 YEAH!, Galleri Lund-Åstrand, Stockholm (SE)
2011 Remember, remember..., Espace 0 IN, Brussels (BE)
2010 Beceen, De Markten/Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (BE)

Performances

2017 Here comes everybody at Index - The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm (SE)
2017 Wir erreichen den Fluss in cooperation with Jadran Sturm, Galerie Stephanie Jaax, Brussels (BE)
2016 Songs of the Mercury Capricorn / Chants du Capricorne Mercure at Växjö Konsthall / Art Hall, Växjö (SE)
2015 No Name Bullets at PALS, Nordic Performance Festival, Fylkingen, Stockholm (SE)
2015 Ni vencidos, ni vencedores at Kosmisk Kastrering IV, Vinter i Hagalund, Solna (SE)
2015 Emerging from the shadows. Sunday_Run_Up (November), CCAP, Stockholm (SE)
2015 Eyes of melancholy/occhi di malinconia - Ground Peschanaya, 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art Special Project, Moscow (RU) 2015
2015 Gold=Shit & Shit=Gold, BHQF (Bruce High Quality Foundation), New York (USA)
2015 Mund an Mund, Cringe Bar, Mindepartementet, Stockholm (SE)
2014 La Nuit de la folie - Ceci n'est pas une pipe, Moderna Bar, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (SE)
2014 Dance performance collaboration with Ofelia Jarl Ortega, Lisen Ellard, Katja Lindeberg, Clara Collman, CCAP Sunday Run-up, Svarta Huset, Stockholm (SE)
2014 Bukkake/No Weapons Control (collaboration with Andreas Fägerskiold), CRINGE, Weld, Stockholm (SE)
2014 Jag är/The First Circle of Concrete (collaboration with Andreas Fägerskiold), Candyland, Stockholm (SE)
2014 Metallic Pressure, National Centre of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg (RU)
2013 SODOM: System of Destruction of Machine, Musashino Art University, Tokyo (JP)
2013 SODOM: System of Destruction of Machine, Kid Ailack Art Hall, Tokyo (JP)
2013 No Pain in the Ass = No Art, BOMB, Platform, Stockholm (SE)
2012 Correctness, Supermarket 2012, the international artist-run art fair in Stockholm (SE)
2012 Penny for Guy, 798 District, Beijing (PRC)
2011 Sequimur Armis, Berlin (DE)
2011 Drift, Hostel Gallery, Stockholm (SE)
2011 Devil's Fish, BABA Festival of Music and Art, Rome (IT)
2011 Famin, Färgfabriken/Contemporary Art Centre & Slakthuset, Stockholm (SE)
2011 A Tale of Two Cities III, Supermarket 2011, the international artist-run art fair in Stockholm (SE)
2010 A Tale of Two Cities II, No budget performance, Studio 44, Stockholm (SE)
2010 A Tale of Two Cities I, Espace 0 IN, Brussels (BE)

Scenography (Light & Set design)

2015 Donnie, a contemporary dance-piece.
Choreography by Ofelia Jarl Ortega in collaboration with Alexandra Tveitt and Zinzi Buchanan. Video, light and set design by Merzedes Sturm-Lie. Music and sound design by Siri Jennefelt. Dancers: Alexandra Tveitt, Zinzi Buchanan, Ofelia Jarl Ortega. Producer: Sara Bergsmark.
Shown in December 2015 at Moderna Dansteater (MDT), Stockholm (SE) - Palladium/Dansstationen, Malmö (SE) - Atalante, Gothenburg (SE)

Curated Exhibitions

2016 Upstairs Basement I, Co-curated with Joakim Forsberg, Mikael Goralski, Maarten Raskin. EspaceMOSS, Brussels (BE)
2016 Upstairs Basement II, Co-curated with Joakim Forsberg, Mikael Goralski, Maarten Raskin. MOSS Utställningar, Stockholm (SE)
2016 Life is not all Shoot-Shoot, Bang-Bang, Royal Swedish Academy of Arts / Konstakademien, Stockholm (SE)
2015 KonstAttack. Co-curated with Alexander Hult. Stockholm (SE)
2012 The Circle Game, Harlan Levey Projects Gallery, Brussels (BE)
2012 Sekten occupies, Kulturhuset/House of Culture, Stockholm (SE)
2011 White Zoo & Black Powers, Royal institute of art, Stockholm (SE)
2011 What happens when.., Espace 0 IN, Brussels (BE)
2011 Peace Perfect Peace (Sekten), Mindepartementet, Stockholm (SE)
2011 Sekten Première, Slakthuset/Slaughterhouse, Stockholm (SE)
2010 Remember Remember the Fifth of November, Espace 0 IN, Brussels (BE)
2010 I JUST FLASHED YOU, Espace 0 IN, Brussels (BE)

Teaching

2017 Guest teacher 'Performance art and text in the context of art' at Kronobergs Konstskola, St. Sigfrids Folkhögskola, Växjö (SE)
2016 Workshop 'In the Kingdom of Oil and Millions', ARTIM Project Space, YARAT Contemporary Art Centre, Baku (Azerbaijan)
2016 Guest teacher 'Performance art' at Kronobergs Konstskola, St. Sigfrids Folkhögskola, Växjö (SE)
2015 Guest teacher 'Performance art' at Konstskolan, Õlands Folkhögskola, Õland (SE)

Residencies

2016 YARAT Contemporary Art Centre Residency, Baku (Azerbaijan)
2016 One-month residency, Galerie Nadine Feront, Brussels (BE)
2014 A-Z West, Andrea Zittel, Mojave Desert, California (USA)
2013 A.I.R. Remote, Svedje (SE)

Grants and Scholarships

2016 IASPIS (Swedish Arts Grants Committee) international culture exchange grant. Shiryaevo Biennial, Shiryaevo (RU)
2016 IASPIS (Swedish Arts Grants Committee) international culture exchange grant. European Cultural Capital Exhibition and project, Wroclaw (PL)
2015 Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts Stipend, Stockholm (SE)
2014 A.T. Sandbergs stipendiefond, Stockholm (SE)
2011 EE-medel Grant, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm (SE)

Projects

2012 Grand Tour Project, Eternal Tour, São Paulo (BR)
2011 SEKTEN; An alternative platform for young artists, Stockholm (SE)

Published Texts & Images

2015 Answers without questions. Interview and images published in the MA & BA Catalogue, Stockholm (SE).
2015 13151424 1215225 9131315182011292025. Text, images and leaflet by Merzedes Sturm-Lie. Published in connection with the show 'Beyond Zero' at Galleri Mejan, Stockholm (SE).
2013 Oh mon dieu. Image published in Coming Soon °4 Fanzine. Editor Donatella Bernardi.
2013 Chocolat Champ de Bataille. Image published in the MA & BA Degree show catalogue, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. Editor Fredrik Ehlin.
2012 La Colonia Cecilia. Image and text published in São Paulo Eternal Tour 2012 Booklet, Sesc Consolacao, São Paulo (BR). Editor Donatella Bernardi.
2011 Samtal om autonomi 3. Published in Paletten Magazine nr 3/2011. Editors Sinziana Ravini, Milou Allerholm, Fredrik Svensk.
2011 White Zoo & Black Powers. Text published at the Royal Instutute of Art, Stockholm (SE).
2011 Statue of Liberty. Image published in YEAH! Magazine, Stockholm (SE). Editor Calle Holck.
2007 Europäer, by Kurt Ryslavy.

Reviews, TV and Radio

Dennis Dahlqvist. Desorentiering vs Pluralism. Kulturnyheterna, SVT, 14 November, 2014
Stefan Larsson. Desorientering vs pluralism. BAS Blekinge, 12 december, 2014
Adam Svensson. Drömmar, myter & moderna tider. Sydöstran, 17 November, 2014
Elin Thornberg. Utställningar som får dig att tänka. Blekinge Läns Tidning, 15 November, 2014
Andrea Acevedo. A.I.R REMOTE: Hogares Moviles, Identidades, Procesos. Artishock.cl (Chilean contemporary art magazine), 29 August, 2013
Sinziana Ravini. Nytänd stjärna på videohimlen. Dagens Nyheter, 30 May, 2013
Sara Ullberg/TT Spectra. Elever vågar misslyckas på Mejan. Gefle Dagblad, May, 2013
Mobile Radio. La Colonia Cecilia. Sao Paulo Biennial, 2012
Cecilie Hundevad Meng & Merzedes Sturm-Lie. TVM MTV. TV Mejan, 2011
Alexandra Won Eva. IXOIZ. Alternative Radio. Rome, 2011

 

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