27 & 28 April 2019

Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Kunstnernes Hus
The National Museum of Art, Archtecture and Design
Norsk Billedhoggerforening (NBF)
Norske Kunsthåndverkere Oslo og Akershus (NKOA)
Norsk senter for teknologi i musikk og kunst (NOTAM)
Norske tekstilkuntnere/SOFT
Tegnerforbundet (TF)
Young Artists Society (UKS)

Saksi, Liilian


The Basic textile techniques – dyeing, felting and spinning – come to expression in my work: I work with spun yarn, using a technique called Sprang which I combine with sculptural elements in PVC plastic. I willingly restrict myself to the most basic binding methods, concentrating on variation and exploring aspects such as elasticity and proportion, but above all, the optical effect of mixing colors.
The wool I’m working with comes from a specific flock, which lives on my parent’s farm in Sweden. Through the relationships with the sheep, and by using their wool, I experience a sense of belonging.

Member of NBK, NTK

Liilian Saksi, FLOCK, SOFT Galleri 2018. Arbeider i filt och sprangteknikk.
Liilian Saksi, FLOCK, SOFT Galleri 2018. Arbeider i filt og sprangteknikk.
Där för att stanna
Liilian Saksi, Där för att stanna (2018) FLOCK, SOFT galleri. Farget og spunnet ull i sprangteknikk, ull og PVC. 40x47x7cm
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Liilian Saksi, Från den ena till den andra (2018) FLOCK, SOFT galleri. Farget og spunnet ull i sprangteknikk, farget ull og PVC. 63x33x7cm

Planned projects and exhibitions

Residency at Textile Center Iceland, Blönduós, Iceland – June 2019
Solo show at Passagen Linköpings konsthall, Sweden – March 2020


Liilian Saksi, born 1989 Norrköping, Sweden.

2015-2017 MFA Medium and Material based Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2011-2014 BA Visual Art, Art and Craft, Oslo National Academy of the Arts


2018 FLOCK, SOFT Gallery, Oslo
2015 Mellan ting, Storck Gallery Oslo

2018 The Christmas exhibition, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
2017 Kunsthåndverk 2017 – The Annual Exhibition of The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts, National Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Trondheim
2017 Agreement Between Seasons, Graduation show MFA, Oslo
2015 ++ Black Box Theatre, Oslo
2014 All Friends are Invited, Podium, Oslo
2013 Re: Culture 2: Visual Art Festival in Patra, Greece

2018 Exhibition grant, Arts council Norway
2018 Helge AX:ssons Foundation
2018 1-year specialization grant from Foundation of Norwegian Arts & Crafts
2017 Miscellaneous grant for recently graduated artists, Arts council Norway
2016 Estrid Ericsson Foundation
2015 Estrid Ericsson Foundation
2014 Foundation for Art and Design Students

Open on: Saturday


Myntgata 2

Myntgata 2, 3.etg, rom 326, 0151 Oslo
Øvre slottsgate