About

Elina Birkehag is an artist based in Stockholm. Through researching different practices of listening she develop her own writing practice in her work with text and typography. Using reading and listening as methods she makes records from the flux of everyday life. The textual work Elina produces functions as a typographical transcript of a place or time. She publishes her work in various forms: printed matter or as a performance, translated into choreography or sculpture, or through workshops.

Education

The Royal Academy of Art, MFA (paus), SE (2020)
Gerrit Rietveld Academy Design & Fine Arts, Graphic Design, NL (2018)
Cooper Union School Of Arts, Exchange semester, USA (2016)
Gerrit Rietveld Academy Design & Fine Arts – Basic Year, NL (2014)
The College of Printmaking Arts – Artist book, SE (2013)
Stenebyskolan – Form and Design, SE (2012)
Gamleby Folkhögskola, Textile, SE (2010)

Awards and Scholarships

Getfotfondens Stipendium (2021)
Konstnärsnämnden Traveling Grant (2021)
Konstnärsnämnden Projekt Grant (2021)
Länsstyrelsen Dalarna Grant (2020)
Region Dalarna Särskild Utlysning Grant (2020)
Längmanska Culture Funds (2020)
Helge Ax:sons Scholarship (2019)
IASPIS Konstnärnsnämnden, Traveling Grant (2019)
Kulturungdom Found, Göteborg (2018)
IASPIS Konstnärsnämnden, Traveling Grant (2018)
Helge Ax:sons Scholarship (2016)
August Ringners Scholarship (2016)
AAA: stiftelsens Scholarship (2015)
Åhlenska Stiftelsens Award (2014)

Exhibitions and Performances

Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen, DE (2022)
Tungan jobbar, Galleri Hörnan i samarbete med Galleri Svarta Gran, SE (2021)
Liljevalchs Vårsalong, Stockholm, SE (2021)
One Million Years, Royal Institute of Arts, SE (2021)
Liljevalchs Vårsalong, Stockholm, SE (2020)
I det oönskades tecken bland önskade monument, Åttifjärde Konsthallen, SE (2020)
Half Canabula, Amsterdam, NL (2019)
Skimmer, Vrångsholmen, Tanumshede, SE (2019)
Ornamental Rest, Laurier Project Space, Amsterdam, NL (2019)
Reading and Writing with Andreas Züst, performance at Material, Zurich, CH (2019)
Listening and Mapping as Choreographic Tool of Getting Lost, workshop/practicum/lecture at SVIG Performance Center, St Petersrbug, RU (2019)
My Left Hand, It Writes AAA, Amsterdam, NL (2018)
One Act Play, The Loveliest of Graduates, Academie Galleri, Utrecht, NL (2018)
Reading: My Left Hand, It Writes AAA, Litteraturhuset, Göteborg, SE (2018)
Always in Risk, Yet Never in Danger, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL (2017)
Conversation About A Forgotten Painting, Falun Hospital, SE (2017)
This Morning I Brushed My Teeth, Cooper Union, NY, USA (2016)
Åhlenska Stiftelsens award exhibition, Dalarnas Museum, SE (2014)

Residences

Autoriai, Vilnius, LT (postponed)
Biblothek Andreas Züst, St Anton, Schweiz, CH (2019)
NCCA Art Recidens Kronstadt, St Petersburg, RU (2017)
Art Unit of Dalarna, Landstinget Dalarna, Falun (2017)

Given Workshops and Teaching

Text and image, Stenebyskolan, SE (2022)
Konstnärlig Gestaltning, Stenebyskolan, SE (2021)
Listening Workshop at Zoom, Konstfack, SE (2020)
Listening and Mapping as Choreographic Tool of Getting Lost, Workshop/Practicum/Lecture, SDVIG Performance Center, RU (2019)
Writing Together – Bästa Sommaren, Falun Municipality, SE (2019)
Image and Text Workshop at Steneby, School of Arts and Design, SE (2019)
Writing Workshop My Left Hand, It Writes AAA, Skimmer, SE, (2019)
Writing Workshop My Left Hand, It Writes AAA, Conijnstraat 26, NL (2018)
Writing Workshop My Left Hand, It Writes AAA, Studio Stenkolsgatan, SE (2018)
Writing Workshop My Left Hand, It Writes AAA, Fornby Folkhögskola, SE (2018)
Image and Text Workshop at Steneby, School of Arts and Design, SE (2018)