Åsa Sonjasdotter

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Born in Sweden, 1966, Åsa Sonjasdotter is an artist, researcher, writer and coordinator living on the island of Ven in Sweden and in the city of Berlin in Germany, places from where she enquires cospecies knowledge, memory, loss and refiguration through the cultivation of habitats and imagery.

Since 2015, Sonjasdotter is founding member of The Neighbourhood Academy, a bottom up learning site and a branch of Prinzessinnengarten, an urban garden in Berlin, Germany. Since 2018, she is a researcher in Artistic Practice at Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She has been professor in Contemporary Art at Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art in Tromsø, Norway, an institution she took part of establishing in 2007 - 2014. From 1996 to 2006 Sonjasdotter was a founding member of the Danish feminist art- and action group Kvinder på Værtshus (
Women Down the Pub). Sonjasdotter has studied at The Department of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art in Norway.

Projects and exhibitions include: Peace With Earth Tracing Agricultural Memory, Refiguring Practice, exhibition at Project Art Space, Dublin (2017-2020) and The Museum of Gotland and Baltic Art Centre, Sweden (2017-2019) as well as books and a journal at Archive Books; Cultivating Abundance, Biennale Warszawa, Bergen Assembly and Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (2019) Licht Luft, Scheiße, the Botanical Museum, nGbK and Prinzessinnengarten, Berlin (2019); From Flesh to Flesh, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway, 2016; DUMP! Multispecies Making and Unmaking, Kunsthall Århus, Århus, Denmark; D’après nature, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature and Institute Suédois, Paris, France, 2015; Tote Wespen fliegen länger: bewegte Natur-Kulturen, Natural History Museum, Berlin, Germany, 2015; Native Food and Invasion, Sapporo International Arts Festival, Sapporo, Japan, 2014; Haute Diversité, Domaine de Chamarande and Centre Culturel 104, Paris, France, 2014; Green Acres: Artists Farming Fields, Greenhouses and Abandoned Lots, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA, 2012; Order of Potatoes (The Worldly House, dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany, 2012), The Way Potatoes Go (EATLACMA, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA, 2010), The Way Potatoes Go (The Gatherers: Greening Our Urban Spheres, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA, 2008), Tea Pavilion (3rd Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China, 2008).

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