Fredrik Åkum INDEX ABOUT Statement CONTACT



ABOUT

Born 1987, raised in Kristinehamn, lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Education

2011-13 MFA, Valand Academy, Fine Art, Gothenburg
2008-11 BFA, Valand School of Fine Art, Gothenburg
2007-08 Göteborgs Konstskola, Gothenburg

Solo exhibitions

2013 Climbing Windthrown Trees, Gallery Rotor, Gothenburg, Sweden
2013 Ode to the Loss, Good Press Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
2012 Forgiven by the Lake, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden
2010 Conquer Medhamn, Gallery Fresh Fish, Gothenburg, Sweden
2009 Untitled, PS Room, Kristinehamn Museum of Art, Kristinehamn, Sweden

Selected group exhibitions

2014 What a gas! At the zoo, 3:e Våningen, Gothenburg
2013 GSB 5 years, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm
2013 Copycat Underdog with Niklas Persson (24 Spaces – A Cacophony) Malmö Konsthall, Malmö
2013 Frames & Stages, Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg
2013 Group Exhibition, Galleri Thomassén, Gothenburg
2013 Group Exhibition, Galleri Magnus Winström, Gothenburg
2012 Collected, Jarko, Grafik i Väst, Gothenburg
2012 Our Winter Show, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm
2012 The Family Show II, Good Press Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
2012 Utvik, Kajskjul 46, Gothenburg
2012 SAK, Sven-Harrys Art Museum, Stockholm
2012 New times new works, Konstepedemin, Gothenburg
2012 Field Office, Repositioned, Glasgow, Scotland
2012 Barn av sin stad, Galleri Kvadraten, Kristinehamn
2012 Painting for real, Östergötlands Museum, Linköping
2012 Valand Fanzines & Artist books, Galleri Vända Sida, Linköping
2012 Honeymoon, with Elveel, Copenhagen Fashion Week, Copenhagen, Denmark
2011 57°38′10″N 11°46′40″, Brännö, Gothenburg
2011 Group Exhibition, Gallery Fresh Fish, Gothenburg
2011 Azaleadalen Exhibition, Jarko, Gothenburg
2010 Our Winter Show, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm
2010 Jarko: America, Gallery Box, Gothenburg
2009 Drawing so far, Teckningsmuseet, Laholm
2009 Our Winter Show, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm
2009 Drawing so far, Valand, Rotor 1, Gothenburg
2007 Galleri vågen, with Christoffer Dalkarls, Kristinehamn
2006 Kristinehamns Konstmuseums Sommarsalong, Kristinehamn
2005 Kristinehamns Konstförenings Vårsalong, Konsthallen, Kristinehamn

Collections & representation

Kristinehamns Kommun
Kristinehamns Konstmuseum
Kristinehamns Konstförening
Nordeas Konstförening
SAK - Sveriges Allmänna Konstförening
Sjukhuset i Gävle, Landstinget Gävleborg
The National Public Art Council Sweden
Private collections in Europe & USA

Grants

2013 Stiftelsen Eric Ericsson
2013 Stiftelsen Bertha Neuberghs Stipendiefond för konstnärlig utbildning
2012 Stiftelsen Otto och Charlotte Mannheimers fond
2012 Stiftelsen Otto och Charlotte Mannheimers fond
2011 Grafik i Västs stipendium‏, Jarko
2011 Greta Munthe Sandbergs Stipendium
2011 Stiftelsen Otto och Charlotte Mannheimers fond
2011 Kultur Ungdom
2010 Stiftelsen Otto och Charlotte Mannheimers fond
2009 Stiftelsen Otto och Charlotte Mannheimers fond
2009 Kristinehamns Konstmuseums Ungdomsstipendium
2006 Föreningssparbanken Kristinehamn, Entreprenörsstipendium
2006 Brogårdsgymnasiets Konststipendium
2005 Kristinehamns kommuns ungdomsstipendium, Kultur
2005 Torsten Björkroths Stipendium

Bibliography

Self-published solo zines

2013 Valley, 20 x 27 cm, 16 pages, Edition of 150 + AP
2013 Climbing Windthrown Trees, 14 x 20 cm, 16 pages + insert, Edition of 100
2013 Ode to the loss, 14 x 20 cm, 16 pages, Edition of 30 + AP
2012 Hood, 14 x 20 cm, 16 pages, Edition of 10 + AP
2012 SS12, 14 x 19,6 cm, 16 pages, Edition of 5 + AP
2011 Warm land, 14 x 19 cm, 16 pages, Edition of 20 + AP
2011 Five tears a year, A5, 40 pages, Edition of 50 + AP
2011 Untitled, 14 x 20 cm, 16 pages, Edition of 25 + AP
2010 Ocarina, 14 x 20 cm, 16 pages, Edition of 50
2010 Shake for the sake of shake, 14 x 20 cm, 16 pages, Edition of 20 + AP
2010 Hms. Hacklehem No.2, A5, 20 pages, Edition of 100
2010 Hms. Hacklehem No.1, A5, 20 pages, Edition of 100

Self-published collaboration zines

2012 Jarko Solo Zine: Isabel Theselius - Film Stills 14 x 20 cm, 28 pages, Edition of 25
2012 Now we know: No one is going to die with Hannah Rosvoll, 14 x 20 cm, 28 pages, Edition of 100
2012 Jarko Solo Zine: Jim Thorell, 14 x 19 cm, 20 pages, Edition of 25
2011 Jarko Solo Zine: Sofie Karp - O, 14 x 20 cm, 16 pages, Edition of 50
2011 Jarko Solo Zine: Marja Knape - Mowgly, 14 x 20 cm, 16 pages, Edition of 50
2010 Jarko Solo Zine: Martin Solymar - Karisma, 14 x 20 cm, 16 pages, Edition of 25
2010 Jarko No.2, A5, 40 pages, Edition of 50
2009 Jarko No.1, A5, 40 pages, Edition of 50
2008 Katos Grepp with David Svensson, A5, 40 pages, Edition of 100
2006 Mexitropolis with Klara Bothén, A5, 40 pages, Edition of 10

Jarko is a collaboration with Jacob Hurtig

Work published in

2013 It's Nice That: The Annual 2013
2013 Little Finger Issue 2
2013 Sunday 26th, Tabloid artist book
2013 EARTH Vol. 2 ISSUE 1: Vernal Equinox 2013
2013 Ur Skogen, By Daniel Söderberg & Ragnar Persson (Orosdi-back)
2013 GSB Paper Issue 2
2012 ELLE interiör, April issue
2012 CAP&Design, Issue 2, 2012
2011 Galileo, Issue 1
2011 Rue Magazine, Anniversary Issue Sept/Oct
2011 Ruby Mag, Issue 55
2011 Kandidat i Fri Konst
2011 Lagoon: Leftovers
2011 Lagoon: True Love
2011 Lagoon: The Death Issue

Selected Interviews

2013 “A conversation with Fredrik Åkum”, Book Stand
2013 Young art Paper (YAP), YAP-02
2013 "Tar plats i konstens finrum och på punkens bakgård", Nya Wermlands Tidningen
2013 Nothing Major
2013 Zenit, Summer 2013 issue
2012 Utvik, Issue 1
2012 Empty Kingdom
2012 "Uppslaget: Fredrik Åkum - Forgiven by the lake", People, Issue 3
2012 Beautiful/Decay Book: 8 Strange Daze
2011 Little Paper Planes
2011 Little Paper Planes
2009 Svartkonst, Issue 2