My artistic practice is intimately connected to lived experience. It is from experience where ideas take shape which I then seek to materialize in practice. Sometimes absurd, sometimes sad, sometimes comical.
Making photographs is central to my process. From these images I begin collecting fabrics and objects. The fabrics I select are chosen for the sensory quality of how they feel. I cut the fabrics and let different fabrics meet when I sew or assemble them together for an installation.
When I let two textures or colours meet I see rooms come to life – the rooms of play, memory or fantasy. In one seam and in two that meet, a promise of a future emerges.
Julia Kylén Collins
414 60 Göteborg
contact: 0736709314 email@example.com
2019 Myth, misfortune, horror & luck, Group exhibition at Akademin Valand, Gothenburg, Sweden.
2019 Artist in residens exhibition at Konstnärernas kollektivverkstad Bohuslän, Sweden.
2018 Mönster, group exhibitions at hamnmagasinet, Varberg, Sweden
2018 Worldculture museum, Group exhibition, Gothenburg, Sweden
2017 Somewhere over the rainbow, Solo exhibition at Designformation, Gothenburg, Sweden
2017 Textilepidemi, groupshow at Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, Sweden
2016 Fruntimmer groupshow at A-venue, Gothenburg, Sweden
2015 13 festivalen, groupshow, Gothenburg, Sweden
2018-20 Master of applied art, HDK-Valand, School of Design and Crafts.
2014-2018 Bachelor of applied art HDK-Valand , School of Design and Crafts
2012-2014 Gothenburg artschool, preparatory art school, sculpture program
2012 Gothenburg University , Gender studies
2010-2011 University of Borås, Nursing program
2008 Community college of Angered, Documentary film course
2007 City College San Francisco , Theatre and photography
2018,2019, 2020 JL Eklund Craft Scholarship
2019 Helge Ax:on Johnsons Foundation
2019 Theodor and Hanne Mannheimers Foundation
2019 Petersénska Hemmet
2018 Adlerbertska stipendiet
2016, 2019 Estrid Ericson Stiftelse
When I was a child I had a recurring dream that out of my own nose a form of sand grew, it did not stop growing, and it came out of my nose in a swollen expanding shape of the inside of it. This expansion of something that grows out of me, is recurring and perhaps not strange. I can grow from someone, something can grow in me.
Outgrowth consists of three drapes / bodies in brown furniture velvet, on this fabric I have placed round pieces of fabric or larger dots. Dots of a digitally printed fabric. I have cut the digitally printed fabric in round shapes and sewn on blankets so they got more shape. Then I painted several layers with liquid latex to get a different texture and surface. They are placed on the fabric in holes I have cut. Throughout the process, I have sewn ruffles in a green shiny fabric. The ruffles are sewn by hand on the brown piece of fabric. All three drapes / bodies are attached with wide Velcro straps.
I know what happened the second I took the picture, in this case, and I know what happens to me when I then cut it apart and let it meet another fabric or material. In that moment, I let everything I know meet.
Outgrowth is a project about growing out of something when growing into yourself.
Photos by Natalie Greppi and Julia Kylén Collins
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.