Josefin Tingvall

Visual Artist
Website: josefintingvall.com
Email: josefin.tingvall@gmail.com

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 Portfolio English / Svenska (PDF)

Member of:
Konstnärernas Riksorganisation
Bildupphovsrätt i Sverige


Bio
Josefin Tingvall, 1993, is an artist who works internationally with a base in Gothenburg, Sweden. By encountering material in a nostalgic way, she explores the dynamics of the landscape, manipulation of its effects and boundaries. Themes she works with in her art are environment, fragility and change; the role of human beings in our self-built world. With a base in textile crafts, she began her education at Linköping University and took a Bachelor of Arts in Craft and Design at the program Crafts and Design with a focus on textiles and plant dyeing processes. In 2016, she participated with her degree project 100 against 0 on the Young Swedish Design exhibition tour.

After studying at Linköping University, Josefin continued her Education at Craft master program at Konstfack, University of Arts, Craft and design, in Stockholm. During her master's thesis ‘Soft Society’, she focused on textiles as a method in urban environments. During her years at Konstfack, she also participated in the study circle immediate archeology. The work Soft Society, which began in 2016, is a suit and ongoing collection of prints from lost gloves. The large-scale work containing over a hundred pieces has been shown at Galleri Noorus in Tartu, Estonia in 2019. Another project that started during Josefin Tingvalls studies at Konstfack is the concept Dien. The word dien is an extinct word that was a homograph between the words dye and die. In the process-based project urban places are revisited and revalued through dye techniques. By applying and twisting the dye techniques through meeting the urban landscape a new form is made and we get to meet a different shade of our surroundings. After studying at Konstfack, she participated as a guest student at the Royal Institute of Arts in Stockholm, 2017, where she continued to work on speculative material storytelling, recording materials and ephemeral processes.  Read More >



Links to collaborations:

- Group Exhibition, På Sergel, Sergelstorg Stockholm, December 2020

- Online Artist talk with Dr Marietta Radomska, Iaspis, 2020

- Online Iaspis open studios, 17-23 August 2020

- IASPIS Stockholm Residens, april – september 2020

- Solo exhibition, Luleå Konsthall, 16/11 2019  - 12/1 2020

- Luleå Ateljéstipendiat, 2018-2019

- Klimakunst, Thingbæk Miner / Rebild Center, 2019

- Konstkalender 2018, Resurscentrum konst Norrbotten 2018

- Summer Studio, Galleri Box, Göteborg 2018

-  Natural behavior, EKS-rummet, Copenhagen  2018

- Exam paper, Soft society, masterpaper (in english), 2017 (PDF)

- Exam exhibition, Konstfacks spring exhibition 2017

Group exhibition, Impasse, Finesse, Neverness, Salvador 2017,
    blog: https://impassefinesseneverness-blog.tumblr.com/
CV

Education
Guest student, The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, 2017-2018
Master of fine arts, Konstfack, CRAFT! Textile 2015-2017
Course, Experimental natural dye, HDK - Steneby, summer 2016
Bachelor’s of arts in craft and design, Linköping University 2012-2015
Solbergagymnasiet, Estetiska programmet, Arvika 2009-2012

Upcoming:
- Stationen svenshögen,  Gibca extended 2021
- Ateljéföreningen Godisfabriken, Gibca extended 2021
- Residens spånadslin, Hemslöjden Östergötland 2021-2022
- Solo Exhibition, Galleri KC, Göteborg 2022

2020
Grant, Tillfälligt Stöd, Göteborgs Stad, 2020
Grant, Krisstöd 2, Konstnärsnämnden, 2020
Group Exhibition, På Sergel, Sergels Torg Stockholm, 2020
Grant, Göteborg Ateljéstöd, 2020
Online release, Language of Loops, concept font, 2020
Online Artist talk with Dr Marietta Radomska, Iaspis, 2020
Online Iaspis open studios, 17-23 August 2020:
IASPIS Stockholm Residens april – september 2020

2019
Solo exhibition, Svart Vatten, Luleå Konsthall, winter 2019
AIR Textilsetur, Blönduos, Iceland september - Oktober 2019
Working grant 1 year, Konstnärsnämnden 2019
Group Exhibition, Connections, Gallery Noorus, Tartu, Estonia, May 2019
Group Exhibition, Klimakunst, Rebild Center, Danmark summer 2019
Grant, Längmanska Fonden, project support for Language of Loops 2019
Grant, 7 dagar, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet 2019
Grant, Konstnärsnämnden, International travel grant 2019
Visit host, Havremagasinet Läns Konsthall 2019
Grant, Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse 2019
Grant, Mobilitetsstöd, Region Norrbotten 2019

2018
Group Exhibition, Konstkalender, Luleå flygplats, 2018
Luleå Ateljéstipendium 2018-2019
Guide och Utställningsvärd, Halmstad konsthall and Mjellby konstmuseum 2018
Box summer studio, Galleri box, Göteborg 2018
Group Exhibition, 100 Folk, Hemslöjden i Östergötland, Linköping 2018
Solo exhibition, Jag ville vaddera varje kullersten, Linköping, Slöjdgalleriet, 2018
Group exhibition, Natural Behavior, Eks-Rummet, Copenhagen, 2018
Education, Guest student, The Royal Institute of art, Stockholm, 2017-2018

2017
Illustration in the magazine Ordkonst, Theme Magic 2017
Group exhibition, Aguelimuseet, Från ögat till horisonten, Sala november 2017
Illustration in the magazine Ordkonst, Theme Vildmarker 2017
Grant Liljesonska Stiftelsen 2017
Grant Nomination from the Freemasons 2017
Education, Master of fine arts, Konstfack, CRAFT! Textile 2015-2017
Exam paper, Soft society, masterpaper (in english), 2017
Exam exhibition, Konstfacks spring exhibition 2017
Solo exhibition, Soft society, examination, White sea, Konstfack 2017
Grant, konstfacks stiftelser 2017
Study circle, Immediate archeologies, Konstfack 2016-2017
Group exhibition, Impasse, Finesse, Neverness, Salvador - Ethnographic Museum of Bahia, 2017

2016
Education, course, Experimental natural dye, HDK - Steneby, summer 2016
Group exhibition, Young Swedish form 2016, exhibition tour 2016 - 2017
Grants, konstfacks stiftelser 2016
Group exhibition, Temporary – free thoughts of death, Konstfacks Kår-gallery, 2016

2015
Solo exhibition, Nordic textile art gallery, internet exhibition, summer 2015
Exam exhibition, Made in Linköping, Östergötlands Museum. Summer 2015
Grant, Liljesonska Stiftelsen 2015
Education, Bachelor’s of arts in craft and design, Linköping University, 2012-2015
Project publication, 100 mot 0, 2015, 76 pages, (swedish) isbn: 9789176098264
Project publication, Stigur, 2015, 100 pages,(swedish) isbn: 9789176097984
Group exhibition, Knitwear, Falkenbergs Museum, 2015
Project publication, Överskott, 2015, 56 pages,(swedish) isbn: 9789176098462
Group exhibition, Under samma tak, Östergötlands museum, 2014 - 2015

Selected works

Every Love has its own Landscape (2020)
Through creating virtual landscapes with contributed photos of textiles from people's homes the project ‘Every love has its own landscape’ aims to investigate materials' relationship to land, home, legacy and memory. How the near become further away, transformation and being a part of something large and complex. The project is ongoing and inspired by speculative storytelling. The textiles, transformed into virtual materials, become both a trace and a link to the different cultures and expressions that people make their home from today. Read More >

LANGUAGE OF LOOPS (2020)
The project ‘Language of Loops’ comes from a fusion of the Western alphabet and symbols used in crochet patterns, by exploring hierarchies between written and handheld knowledge a digital font has been developed. The project reflects on the exclusion in society of symbols that you can’t read and the similarity between a pencil and a crochet hook. The work results in a tool where the crochet's pattern and coded messages are mixed and can only be read by those who surrender to the same craft.  Read More >

Soft Shelled (2020)
Collages of used textile materials, grass and natural processes. Picture series, c-print 85x85 cm, edition of 10 for each photo.  See more >

Black Water  (2019)
The filmpiece Svart Vatten is based on material conversations between iron, trees and water. A new trinity that touches both large industries, political and natural forces in Sweden. a slow paced collage showing a black ice block melting together with elements from different landscapes from the north of sweden. The name of the project, Svart Vatten (Black Water) , comes from both the definition of water that contains feces and bacteria, water you are unable to live with and that needs to be cleansed in order to be used, as well as the old textile dye mixture when you mix iron and bark from trees (tannin) in water which turns the dye-bath black. This chemical and play of words has turned into a ritualistic question in the work, will it black water? Will it be destroyed?   Read More >

Soft Society (2016-)
The project  ‘Soft Society’ is made with a walking and collecting method. The dropped gloves and mittens are sporadically from my everyday paths and form portraits. A glove is a glove, one of many, but each one I pick up is unique, frayed and worn by a person, shaped by its hand. The project is about the relationship between individualism, fellow human beings and the city. started in 2016 and is ongoing, made with overdose experimental prints on silk.  Read More >

DIEN (2017)
The word dien is an extinct word that was a homograph between the words dye and die, in the process-based project Dien urban places are examined with traditional plant dyeing techniques. By applying and twisting the staining techniques, we get to meet a different shade of our surroundings. Maybe we can say that we all die / color ourselves with the food we eat, the trees we plant, the areas we build, the cigarettes we smoke, the chemicals we add to the water, the trips we make and the air we all have to breathe. What is the difference between living and dyeing?   Read More >

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Contact:  
Josefin.Tingvall@gmail.com
@josefintingvall /
Studio: Sockerbruket 23, Göteborg
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