Born in 1981, Swedish artist Ida Rödén hold a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Umeå Konsthögskola, a master’s degree in fine arts from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, as well as a master’s degree in the history of art from Stockholm University. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally including venues such as Liljevalchs Konsthall and Björkholmen Gallery in Stockholm, Bildmuseet in Umeå, Sundsvalls Konstmuseum, OpenART in Örebro, NordArt in Büdelsdorf, Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, The FILE Electronic Language International Festival in Sao Paolo, Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle, and Southern Exposure as well as the Wattis Institute in San Francisco. She lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Ida Rödén’s work is often based on a question. In drawing, painting, text and ceramics, she builds worlds to broaden her understanding. In recent years, she has worked with the fictional scientist Jonas Falck – she has cataloged unusual discoveries in nature around Kultsjön, on Fårö and most recently in Norra kvarken: “I sometimes have a hard time describing my relationship with Jonas Falck – at times we are one and the same, other days he is distant as a shadow, but most of the time he is my closest conversation partner. Jonas Falck is great companion to experienced the world with, anything is possible.”

  • March 20th, 2011