Helena Lund Ek

 B.1988


EDUCATION

2019  Project studies for Professional Artists, Painting dept, spring 30 ects,

          Royal Academy of the Arts, Stockholm 

2015 -2016 Continental Philosophy 60 ects, Stockholms University

2011 - 2014 Bachelor Fine Art, 180 ects, National Academy of the Arts, Oslo.

                    Erasmus autumn 2013, Glasgow School of Art, Painting dept.

2010 - 2011 Ölands Artschool II

2009 - 2010 Ölands Artschool, Design

2008 - 2009 Nyckelvikens Artschool, Stockholm


SOLOSHOWS

2019 In Grünewalds Studio, Saltsjöbaden

2018 Crack an Egg, Tegel, Stockholm

2018 Break of Your Back, Solo presentation at emerging artists at Chart art Fair, Copenhagen

2017 Helena Lund Ek with Batur, Taverna Brillo, Stockholm

2017 Friends in the Studio, Destiny ́s Atelier, Oslo

2016 Celebration, MEGA Foundation, Stockholm

2015 the Loud Wordless Process, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö


GROUPSHOWS

2020 Works By Friends, Soho House, New York 

2019 A Seed’s A Star, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm

2019 Den folkliga självstyrelsens livsluft, Mint Konsthall, Stockholm

2019 Uttran II, Uttran Huddinge, Stockholm

2019 PLX, PLX Festival,Tjärö

2018 Modernautställningen With the Future Behind Us, the Modern Museum, Stockholm 

2018 KALEIDOSKOP, Island Oslo, Oslo

2018 Nouveau Naïve, Ram gallery, Oslo

2017 Material Art Fair, represented by MEGA Foundation, Mexico City

2017 MINIBAR, One Night Only, UKS, Oslo

2016 The Internship, Slurdsula Gallery, Oslo

2015 Ytterstad, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö

2015 Lopsided Upthrust , B.O.A, Oslo

2015 Talents' Archive Project, Curated by Double Decker Agency London, OCC, Athens


GRANTS

2020 The Swedish Arts Committee 1 year working grant

2020 The Swedish Arts Committee Travel grant 

2019 Stockholms City Culturegrant for artists

2019 Stockholms City Studiogrant for artists

2015 Grant for Young Artist, Minister for Culture, Norway

2015 Residency in Edvard-Munch-Haus, Warnemünde

2014 Project grant, FKD Norway


LECTURES/TEACHING

2020 External Critic of Master Students Degree project at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm

2020 (upcoming) Workshop in egg tempera painting at the Royal Institute of Fine Arts, Stockholm

2020 Workshop in Sculptural painting at Idun Lovén Artschool, Stockholm

2020 Workshop in painting, Tensta Konsthall 

2020 - Present, Runs the project Painting Practice in the studio where I hold weekly workshops. The space is also an exhibition space for painters to showwork and to hold workshops and lectures. In 2020 the artist Nadia hebson, Calle Segelberg, Duda Bebek and Astrid Kajsa Nylander will exhibit at Painting Practice. 

2019 Portrait Course, Royal Academy of the Arts, Stockholm

2018 - Present, teacher at the Artschool Folkuniversitetet, Stockholm. 

Responsible for the painting course in the foundation year.

2018 - Present, teaching (lectures, studiotalks) at the Projectyear at Folkuniversitetet, Stockholm

2018 - Present, Lecture and substituting teaching at Idun Lovén artschool, Stockholm

2017 Workshop at Ölands artschool


OTHER

2020 (upcoming) Installation for the performative sculpture Odysseus by Theater F, Oslo

2020 - Present, assistant to the american artist Martha Edelheit (b.1931, New York) Edelheit was a leading figure in the women art movement in New York in the 1960-70. In 2020 she is exhibiting at The Armory Show, New York and at Stockholm Art Week. 

2020 In the Jury for Stockholm City Studiogrant year 2020-2023

2018 Text at kunstkritikk.se

2018 Cover for Zara Kjellners book Manhattan, published by 10-tal

2018 Cover for Harald lassen album Eventyrer, Jazzland recording

2014 In the jury for the Bachelor of Fine Art at the Art Academy of Oslo 

2014 Produced the podcast MaleriPositioner with interviews with Mari Slaattelid, Andreas Eriksson and Dag Erik Elgin, published at The National Gallery of Norway for the exhibition An appetite for Painting

2013 Interviewed in the artist Lotte Konow Lunds video-work about studiowork


REPRESENTED

2019 Kojey Radical, London

2019 Örebro Council, Örebro

2018 Permanent work at ALMA, Nybrogatan, Stockholm

2013 VNG, Oslo 


REVIEWED/MENTIONED

Sydsvenskan, Dagens Industri, CURA magazine, Aftenposten, 10-tal, Nöjesguiden, Morgenbladet, kunstkritikk.se, Aftenposten