Maria Johansson

Maria Johansson

Born 1979 in Halland, Sweden. MA from Konstfack, in 2009. Based in Stockholm. Johansson’s artistic practice is built on her fascination for handy and inventive people she met growing up. She collects, searches, disassembles, constructs, combines, enumerates, archives and reuses. Her sculptures, entitled Objects both celebrate and criticise material society. Johansson does not design function but thoughts about function and consumption. She has spent 15 years building “the collection of the perfect Objects”. As they did not exist, she had to make them herself... Today the collection comprises 185 Objects. During her recent residency at Iaspis, Johansson assumed the role of an archivist, documenting the collection in various ways. Johansson has exhibited at, among others, Galleri Konstepidemin, Rian Design museum, and The Glass Factory. Contributed to group shows in London, Tokyo, Bergen, Taipei, Gdynia and Prague, and in Sweden at Göteborgs Konsthall, ArcDes, Stockholm City Museum and Form Design Center. She is represented in the collections of the Public Art Agency Sweden, the Röhsska Museum, Göteborg Konst and Rian Design museum.

Curriculum vitae


Educated at Konstfack


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