Programme director MA Craft, Katarina Andersson
HDK-Valand Kristinelundsgatan 6-8
411 37 Göteborg
HDK-Valand Box 131, 405 30 Göteborg
031-786 0000 (vxl)
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Anna Tegeström Wolgers Professor of Craft, Textile Art
Anna T. Wolgers works across multiple disciplines in arts and craft. For the last 15 years Anna has worked mainly in the textile field exploring the semiotics of textiles and their narrative values. Textile materials, tactile and visual recognition are elements that Wolgers works with.
Wolgers has participated in numerous international and national exhibitions including public commissions and collaborative works with museums, where she has curated projects/exhibitions. Wolgers is chairwoman of the textile network Fiber Art Sweden
Email: www.fiberartsweden.nu www.annatw.se www.kasiden.se
Jessica Hemmings writes about textiles. She studied Textile Design at the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating with a BFA (Honors) in 1999 and Comparative Literature (Africa/Asia) at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, earning an MA (Distinction) in 2000. Her PhD, awarded by the University of Edinburgh in 2006, is published by kalliope paperbacks under the title Yvonne Vera: the Voice of Cloth (2008). In 2010 she edited a collection of essays titled In the Loop: Knitting Now published by Black Dog and in 2012 edited The Textile Reader (Bloomsbury) and wrote Warp & Weft (Bloomsbury). Her editorial and curatorial project, Cultural Threads, is a book about postcolonial thinking and contemporary textile practice (Bloomsbury: 2015) accompanied by a travelling exhibition Migrations (2015-2017). Jessica is a member of the Editorial Board of Textile: the journal of cloth & culture (Taylor & Francis) and Craft Research (Intellect). She is currently Professor of Craft & Vice-Prefekt of Research at HDK-Valand, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and the 2020-2021 Rita Bolland Fellow at the Research Centre for Material Culture, the Netherlands.
Yuka Oyama PhD Professor of Craft, Jewellery Art
Yuka Oyama is a Japanese-German artist who grew up in Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, USA and Germany. Oyama’s artistic practice incorporates sculpture, jewellery, video, photography, public interventions, choreographic experimentations and performances.
Her life-sized, wearable sculptures, object-human hybrids – objectified humans and personified objects – display disconnections often felt in contemporary life: the degeneration of human-to-human emotional communication and our sense of belonging. Oyama employs everyday objects to upset these disconnections, facilitating our ability to act beyond set conventions.
Oyama was one of the core members of the artistic research, Critical Costume 2000 –Costume Agency (2020) based at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, where she acted as the curator and the creative director. Oyama’s research considers critical adornments, material culture, and identity.
Email: www.yukaoyama.com www.costumeagency.com
Katarina Andersson Senior Lecturer and Programme Director MA Craft
Katarina Andersson is a senior lecturer and since 2016 is the programme director for MA Craft. She is an artist and designer and her work extend between sculptural objects and tableware. Ceramics and glass are her main materials. Her work involves both semiotics, the relation between materials, objects in relation to space and objects as mediators.
Katarina Andersson has worked as a curator and project leader for various craft projects. She was previously senior lecturer at Konstfack at the Ceramic and Glass department, where she led the pilot project in artistic research Keramiska väggmaterial i offentlig miljö.