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Johan Zetterquist

Conceptual artist Johan Zetterquist devises proposals and designs for public space whose execution is one step removed from reality. His ambitious, absurdist proposals may take the form of texts, drawings, photography, models, performances, sound art and large-scale installations and sculptures both within and outside of the gallery. His subjects often exist within the urban context and confront our understanding of the distinction between “nature” and the man-made. Zetterquist’s surreal humor creates unconventional ideas: a permanently burning house on the edge of the highway, skyscrapers half-buried in sand, a “monument” that is actually a garden fence. His works rebel against societal rules and the orderly voice of public announcements, refusing conformity and rejoicing in hypothetical realities.

Born 1968 Arvika, Sweden.
Lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden

1989-94 Valand Academy of Fine Arts, Gothenburg, Sweden. 1988-89 Hovedskou Artschool, Gothenburg, Sweden.

2020 Study for a Monument (the Music) XX 13 Festivalen, Gothenburg, Sweden
2019 Study for a Monument (the Music) XIV Konsthallen Bohusläns museum, Uddevalla, Sweden
Study for a Monument (the Music) XV Galerija umjetnina / Museum of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia
Study for a Monument (the Music) XVI Almissa Open Art Festival, Omiš, Croatia Study for a Monument (the Music) XVII Podgrad, Croatia
Study for a Monument (the Music) XVIII Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany
2018 Study for a Monument (the Music) XIII, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen. Study for a Monument (the Music) Xll, Geiger September Fest, Gothenburg. Study for a Monument (the Music) XI, Borås International Sculpture Biennial. Study for a Monument (the Music) X, Skövde Konsthall.
Study for a Monument (the Music) 9, Café OTO, London.
Study for a Monument (the Music) VIII, 13 Festivalen, Gothenburg.
2017 Study for a Monument (the Music) VII, Live Action, Gothenburg. Study for a Monument (the Music) VI, Folk, Gothenburg.
2015 Study for a Monument (the Music) l, Sienäjoki, Finland.
2013 Making a Sculpture with the Help of a Legal Drug, BRA 10, Gothenburg, Sweden.
2004 Namba Wan Jesasman, Maerz Musik, Hamburger Banhof, Berlin, with Johan Skugge and Henrik Andersson.
2002 Surround the World in a Day, with Audio Laboratory
Kolsyrefabriken, Stockholm, Sweden.
Making a Sculpture with the Help of a Legal Drug, a project for Site Magazine.

2019 Proposal No 55 The Color of the Universe, Pannrummet, Gothenburg, Sweden
2018 Pre-Studies, Pre-Proposals and Proposals and Studies, Galleri Hammarén, Gothenburg.
2015 Eat the Rich Kill the Poor, Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden.
2011 Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden.
2010 Studies For A Monument, Invaliden1, Berlin, Germany.
2009 Kunstlerhaus Villa Concordia, Bamberg, Germany.
2008 Jönköpings Konstmuseum, Jönköping, Sweden.
2007 Kristinehamns konstmuseum, Kristinehamn, Sweden.
Take Me Off the Endangered Species List, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden.
2005 Every Town was Paris Everyday was Sunday Every Month was May Every Sound was Music, Invaliden1, Berlin, Germany.
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany.
2004 May I Propose? Proposals for Public Art, Display, Czech Republic.
No big cowboy can do the little things I do, Julia Friedman Gallery, Chicago, USA.
2003 Any Takers? Proposals for Public Art works, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden. Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Studio 2, Berlin, Germany.
Over a Year and In and Out of Weeks and Through a Day, Suite
106, New York, USA.
2000 En orm en enorm orm – även Jupiters måne Europa kan vara smittad, Galleri Index, Stockholm, Sweden.
1999 I Never Seen a Sight that Didn ́t Look Better Lookin’ Back, Gallery Y1, Stockholm, Sweden.
Annika von Hausswolff och Johan Zetterquist, Stenasalen, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Gothenburg, Sweden.
1998 God Bless the Children of the Beast – in collaboration with Marc Swanson, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.
1997 Sånger om Ånger, Göteborgs Konstförening, Gothenburg, Sweden. 1994 Galleri Rotor, Gothenburg, Sweden.

2020 Status – Artistic Practice and Social Change, Galleri Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, Sweden
2019 Oscillations, Galerija umjetnina / Museum of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia
The Great Longing, Konsthallen – Bohusläns Museum, Uddevalla, Sweden Mind the Gap, Meinblau Projektraum, Berlin. Germany
2018 The Cat’s Tail, Borås Konstmuseum, Borås, Sweden. 2018 Växjö konsthall, Växjö, Sweden.
2017 Revision, 3e Våningen, Gothenburg, Sweden
2015 Something Else / Off Beinnale, Cairo, Egypt.
2014 The Part In The Story, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
2013 Momentum 7, Momentum Konsthall, Moss, Norway.
Even A Perfect Crime Leaves A Trace, Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden. LOVE TRIANGLE, Goethe Institute, Stockcholm.
2012 Konst är dyrbarare än korv, Varbergs konsthall, Varberg, Sweden.
2011 Yngligagatan 1, Moderna museet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Nordic Art Today, curated by Power Ekroth, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
L Antonsson H Håkansson L Tedsdotter J Zetterquist, Missionen, Gagnef, Sweden.
Hidden the Hideousness – With an Ugly Cover, Borås Art Museum, Galleri 7, Borås, Sweden.
2010 Thrice Upon a Time, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden. Where I am Calling From, Beaver Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2008 Kom Hem, Rackstadmuseet, Arvika, Sweden.
Johan Zetterquist, Linda Tedsdotter, Galleri Rotor, Gothenburg, Sweden. Skankaloss, Gagnef, Sweden.
2007 Konsthögskolan Valand, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Pilar Parra & Romero Galería de Arte, Madrid, Spain. Rethinking Dissent, GIBCA, Gothenburg, Sweden. Skankaloss, Gagnef, Sweden.
Moderna fabler – samtida konstnärer tecknar, Konsthallen
2004 – Bohusläns museum, Uddevalla, Sweden.
Janssons Frestelser, Overgaden institute of contemporary art, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Korridor, Berlin, Germany.
Art Basel, Andréhn-Schiptjenko.
This Sweet Sickness, Rhodes & Mann, London, United Kingdom. The Drawing Project, Vamiali’s, Athens, Greece.
Berlin North, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany.
2003 Things you don’t know, Galerie K&S, Berlin, Germany
The articulated dream, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden. Suite 106, New York, USA.
Bifurcation, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA. The Armory Show, New York, Andréhn-Schiptjenko
2002 Art Forum Berlin, Andréhn-Schiptjenko.
2001 Art Forum Berlin, Andréhn-Schiptjenko. Pagea, Angri, Italy.
Bevil, Living Art Museum, Reykavik, Iceland.
Ärliga blå ögon (Honest blue eyes), Le oeiel de poisson, Quebec city, Canada.
2000 Ride Free, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, USA. Viva Scanland, Catalyst arts, Belfast, United Kingdom.
1999 The Black Party, with Annika von Hausswolff and Marc Swanson, ESP Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
Johan, Bohusläns museum, Uddevalla, Sweden.
1998 Swedish Mess, Arkipelag, Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm Art Fair, Sollentuna, Galleri Index. STUFF IT – Swe.de, Galleri Y1, Stockholm, Sweden. Index Edition, Galleri Index, Stockholm, Sweden.
1997 Purple & Green, billboard projekt in collaboration with Annika
von Hausswolff, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa. Hollywood Premiére, Hollywood Premiére Motel, Los Angeles, USA. Index Edition, Galleri Index, Stockholm, Sweden.

2011 Proposal No 19 Free Gas for Hot Rods and Muscle Cars,Tierp, Sweden.
2006 Proposal No 17, Very Tall Parking House, Jönköping, Sweden.
1997 BIC – a wallwork together with Annika von Hausswolff at Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA.
The Pre Millenium Experience, a project in Paletten Magazine together with Annika von Hausswolff.

Moderna museet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Borås Konstmuseum, Borås, Sweden.
Göteborg Konstmuseum, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Kulturnämnden Gothenburg, Sweden.
Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.
Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden.
Rackstadmuseet, Arvika, Sweden.
Statens Konstråd, Stockholm, Sweden.
Sten A Olssons Stiftelse för Forskning och Kultur, Gothenburg, Sweden. Värmlands Konstmuseum, Karlstad, Sweden.
Represented by Gallery Andrehn Schiptjenko

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