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).
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/merzzedes21/

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

2019 June-December, Nour Residency at Komplot, Brussels (BE)
2019 November, Solo at Komplot, Chateau Nour, Brussels (BE)
2019 November, Exhibition and performance at Recyclart, Brussels (BE)
2019 October, Solo at Projektrum Hjärne, Helsingborg (SE)

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Memories of Gold. LUCA, Library Sint-Lukas, Brussels (BE)
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)
2012 Je m'en fous, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm (SE)

Residencies

2019 Nour Residency, Komplot, Brussels (BE)
2018 Horizontal/Vertical, Alps Art Academy Residency, Tenna (CH)
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)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Smugglers Bureau. Group show at Kraakfestival, Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE)
2019 Expansion!. Group show at Ronneby Art Hall/Konsthall, Ronneby (SE)
2019 Kastrering av Inre Rum. Group show at Crum Heaven, Stockholm (SE)
2019 Reflector Games. Group show at Space 52, Athens (GD)
2019 Limitations and Navigations. Duo show with Ludmila Hrachovinova at Nitrianska Galéria, Nitra (SI)
2018 Filter, Group show at Superdeals, Brussels (BE)
2018 Central Russian Zen, National Centre for Contemporary Art, NCCA, Moskow, Russia
2017 Secondhand Daylight, Kummelholmen, Stockholm (SE)
2017 Tears it down, After Howl Space, 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, La Vallée, Brussels (BE)
2016 CASH - FROM SYMBOL AND DREAM TO HARD CORE REALITY, Group show, 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 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 Let's get together, 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art Special Project, Ground Peschanaya, Moscow (RU)
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 In Search of Industrial Culture, National Centre of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg (RU)
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)

Selected Performances

2019 Memories of Gold, Performance at ID:I Galleri, Stockholm (SE)
2019 Performance at Plastik, PRAG 61, Copenhagen (DK)
2018 Memories of Gold, Performance at Volumes, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich (CH)
2018 Reflector Games, Performance/Installation with Søren Berner at Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich (CH)
2018 Calling Imagination, Art Safiental / Alps Art Academy, Tenna (CH)
2018 Yezemir Yosemite, Curiouser, Station Brussel-Congres, Brussels (BE)
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 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 Famin, Färgfabriken/Contemporary Art Centre & Slakthuset, Stockholm (SE)

Artist-run spaces co-founded by Merzedes Sturm-Lie

2010-2019 Espace 0 IN, Brussels (BE)
2018 Swallowing Helmets, Brussels (BE)
2016 Konstattack, Stockholm (SE)
2011-2012 SEKTEN; An alternative platform for young artists, Stockholm (SE)

Selected Curated Exhibitions

2019 The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success, Espace MOSS, Brussel (BE)
2018 Emotional Gold, Espace0IN, Brussels (BE)
2018 Endless Love, Espace0IN, Brussels (BE)
2017 Snake Pit Breakdown, Swallowing Helmets, Brussels (BE)
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 Sekten Première, Slakthuset/Slaughterhouse, Stockholm (SE)

Teaching

2015-2019 Recurring guest teacher 'Performance art workshop' 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)
2015 Guest teacher 'Performance art' at Konstskolan, Õlands Folkhögskola, Õland (SE)

Grants and Scholarships

2019 IASPIS (Swedish Arts Grants Committee) international culture exchange grant. Nitra Galeria, Nitra (SI)
2018 IASPIS (Swedish Arts Grants Committee) international culture exchange grant. Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich (CH)
2018 Assistant Grant for assistantship with artist Pierre Bismuth, Swedish Arts Grants Committee (SE)
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)

Reviews, TV and Radio

2018 L'étranger, Radio Panik, Brussels (BE), 14 October
2018 Conversation about artist-run initiatives, Das Esszimmer & ID:I Gallery, Stockholm (SE), August 16
2014 Dennis Dahlqvist. Desorentiering vs Pluralism. Kulturnyheterna, SVT, 14 November
2013 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, May
2012 Mobile Radio. La Colonia Cecilia. Sao Paulo Biennial
2011 Cecilie Hundevad Meng & Merzedes Sturm-Lie. TVM MTV. TV Mejan

Published Texts & Images

2018 Reptilhjärnan: Fear of the Art, publication by Klas Eriksson
2017 Texts not necessarily meant to be viewed as art, publication by Roger von Reybekiel and Julie Cirelli
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.
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 Statue of Liberty. Image published in YEAH! Magazine, Stockholm (SE). Editor Calle Holck.
2007 Europäer, by Kurt Ryslavy.

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)

 

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