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)

Rönnbäck, Sara

Textile, Sculpture, Performance

I make performative sculptures that focus on transitory meetings. Through the use of fragile materials in a state of change, I invite the spectators to experience something akin to choreography: the relationship between body, time and space. My works come into existence in the moment that they encounter the spectators. In this moment, however, they have already begun to distance themselves and thus force the spectators to reflect on the fragility of their perception of reality. The works are rooted in my interest in interpersonal meetings, which has gradually evolved to also include intermaterial meetings, in which I seek to dethrone the human ego as protagonist. Are we able to shift our perspective in order to gain a better understanding of ourselves and what surrounds us? How do we influence our environment and how are we influenced by it?

I live and work in Västra Ämtervik (SE) and Oslo. I completed my MFA at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo 2015. Recent solo exhibitions include Consciousness in the time of Kairos on Kurant in Tromsø (in collaboration with Daniel Slåttnes and Hans Edward Hammonds) and Conversation between Bodies (in collaboration with Daniel Slåttnes) at the Art Museum in North-Trønderlag and Kolonin in Arvika.

Ephemeral Situations, Winter (2018) - Exhibited at Kurant in Tromsø
Ephemeral situations III, An ode to Västra Ämtervik (2018) - Exhibited at Cosmoscow, Moscow
Ephemeral Situations I, My grandmothers weave (2017) - Exhibited at Noplace, Oslo
Conversation between Bodies (ongoing)

Planned projects and exhibitions

2019 – Aldea senter for samtidskunst, Bergen (NO)
2019 – Borealis, Bergen (NO)
2019 – Miniøya, Oslo (NO)
2020 – Oppland Kunstsenter, Lillehammer (NO)
2020 – RAM Galleri, Oslo (NO)
2020 – Värmlands Museum, Karlstad (SE)


2013-2015 National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Master of Fine Art
2010-2013 National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Bachelor of Fine Art
2008-2010 Gothenburg Art School, Gothenburg

2020 Conversation between Bodies – Galleri RAM, Oslo (NO)
2020 Conversation between Bodies – Oppland kunstsenter (NO)
2020 Conversation between Bodies – Värmlands Museum (SE)
2020 Consciousness in the time of Kairos – Adams Arts Gallery (NZ)
2019 Conversation between Bodies – Aldea, Bergen (NO)
2018 Consiousness in the time of Kairos – Kurant, Tromsø (NO)
2018 Ephemeral situations – Cosmoscow, Moskva (RU)
2018 Stipendieutstilling – Kunstmuseet i Nord-Trønderlag(NO)
2018 Conversation between Bodies – Kollonin, Arvika (SE)
2018 Conversation between Bodies – Innan Luften Går Ur, Hagfors (SE)
2018 Ephemeral Situations – Østlandsutstillingen, Vestfossen (NO)
2018 Conversation between Bodies – 13FESTIVALEN, Gothenburg (SE)
2017 The sakred skrymt – Tingvallakyrkan, Karlstad (SE)
2017 Ephemeral situations – Noplace, Oslo (NO)
2017 MMMMM…Alone (of all her sex) – at Universitetet i Oslos Campus (NO)
2017 Seancer with Materials – Nástupište 1-12 (SK)
2017 Conversations Between Bodies – Galleri BOA (with Daniel Slåttnes), Oslo (NO)
2016 Winter Solestice night exhibition, Oslo (NO)
2016 Drawing Bienniale, Oslo (NO)
2016 Conversations Between Bodies – Studio 17, Stavanger (NO)
2016 Spiritual Time and Space USF, Bergen (NO)
2016 13FESTIVALEN – Konstepidemin, Gothenburg (SE)
2015 Seances with Materiales – Podium, Oslo (NO)
2015 Seances with Materiales – Atelier Hotel Pro Forma, Copenhagen (DK)

2017 VKLs guest studio with med Daniel Slåttnes (NO)
2015 Artist-in-residence at Hotel Pro Forma, Copenhagen, with Daniel Slåttnes

Curatorial Projects
2017-2019 Hildelund Art festival, (with Daniel Slåttnes) – Hildelund (Se)
2015 Seances with Materials (with Daniel Slåttnes) – Podium, Oslo (NO) och Hotel Pro Forma, Copenhagen (DK)

2016 Flashpresentation, AGENDA: Skissen – Kunstnernes hus, Oslo
2016 In conversation with Jon Geir Høyersten, Spiritual Time and Space – Visningsrommet USF, Bergen
2015 Communication and Beer – Biologigaragen, Copenhagen
2017 Conversations between Bodies – Locus Publication
2017 Svartbränning under den stora månen – Transcend Project Publikation

2016 Tegningens politiske muligheter, Kunstkritikk.no om tegnebienalen i Oslo
2016 Tvilens Tilstand, Kunstforum nr 1
2015 En taktil värld, Kunstkritikk.no om avgångsutställningen
2015 På trygg grunn, Billedkunst nr 4, om avgångsutställningen

2017 Norskt kulturråd – 2 year working grant
2016 Visningsrommet USF best exhibition (Spiritual Time and Space)
2016 Billedkunstnerernes vederlagsfond – Working Grant
2016 Bergen kommune – Project support (Spiritual Time and Space)
2015 Norskt Kulturråd – Workinggrant for newly educated

Open on: Saturday


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