Johanna Gustafsson Fürst (1973) is based in Stockholm and received her MFA in 2003 at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Johanna works in a field that ranges from self-organized platforms, sculptures, site-specific installations, performances and text.
Johanna Gustafsson Fürst is occupied with using material’s resistance and formal experimentation to harbour ways of thinking of the boundaries of the self, the society and responsibilities. This thinking usually circles around how the individual, in everyday life, encounters politics and social systems. And how these encounters, in turn are expressed or collapsing into formal and aesthetic systems. A part of her practice is directed toward self-organization and social processes in the border between art and political activism.
Her works are shown both internationally and in Sweden. Her recent exhibitions include Bonnier Konsthall (SE), Consonni (ES) and Moderna Museet, Malmö (SE), kim? (LV) and Kalmar Art Museum (SE)
(Image above: The Distribution, 2016, Material: Glass, Diabase, Podium built by whiteboards.)