Oscar Häggström
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My work includes VR, Film, Animation and Printmaking in Installations settings. With the common theme of depicting everyday situations by using childlike cartoon imagery. Getting my animations out into the real world in form of installations is a way for me to illustrate this, the blurred boundary between our feelings and the tools we’re using to express them. Because where does the body begin and the technology end, in everyday life? Making the viewer interact with different forms of VR, Projections and Animations gives me the opportunity to explore this.

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Education
2020–2022, MA Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå SE
2017–2020, BFA Valand Academy, Gothenburg SE
2016–2017, Umeå Art school, Umeå SE
2014–2015, Nyckelviksskolan, Stockholm SE
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Copyright © 2021 Oscar Häggström, unless otherwise noted.
Website design & development by Gustaf Montelius.
Exhibitions
(Upcoming January) TBA
Together with Ismaila Jallow
Galleri 54, Gothenburg
2022
Wood (or how I learned to grow)
Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå, SE
2021
Everything is alright
Groupshow
Galleri Alva, Umeå SE
2021
Aerosol, Sage, Intent: Unlock
Göteborgs Konstförening, Gothenburg
2020
In Your Interface
Online groupshow
2020
Springshow 2020
Galleri Backlund, Gothenburg SE
2020
Klimax - Out of Body
Detroit Gallery, Stockholm SE
2020
the paranoid is never entirely mistaken
Together with Daniel Gustafsson
Galleri Rotor2, Gothenburg SE
2019
Got it for Cheap
NEVVEN, Gothenburg SE
2019
Portrait Now
The museum of National history, Frederiksborg Castle DK
2019
Portrait Now
Ljungbergmuseet, Ljungby SE
2019
Klimax - Rising Action
Järnvägsgatan 35, Stockholm SE
2019
Now Here - Artistic excursions in Gislaved
Gislaved Konsthall, Gislaved SE
2018
Klimax - Videospace
Kammarkargatan 19, Stockholm SE
2018
Non place
Galleri Rotor2, Gothenburg SE
2017
About
My work includes VR, Film, Animation and Printmaking in Installations settings. With the common theme of depicting everyday situations by using childlike cartoon imagery. Getting my animations out into the real world in form of installations is a way for me to illustrate this, the blurred boundary between our feelings and the tools we’re using to express them. Because where does the body begin and the technology end, in everyday life? Making the viewer interact with different forms of VR, Projections and Animations gives me the opportunity to explore this.
Education
  • 2020–2022, MA Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå SE
  • 2017–2020, BFA Valand Academy, Gothenburg SE
  • 2016–2017, Umeå Art school, Umeå SE
  • 2014–2015, Nyckelviksskolan, Stockholm SE
Contact
Exhibitions
(Upcoming January) TBA
Together with Ismaila Jallow
Galleri 54, Gothenburg
2022
Wood (or how I learned to grow)
Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå, SE
2021
Everything is alright
Groupshow
Galleri Alva, Umeå SE
2021
Aerosol, Sage, Intent: Unlock
Göteborgs Konstförening, Gothenburg
2020
In Your Interface
Online groupshow
http://www.inyourinterface.online
2020
Springshow 2020
Galleri Backlund, Gothenburg SE
2020
Klimax - Out of Body
Detroit Gallery, Stockholm SE
2020
the paranoid is never entirely mistaken
Together with Daniel Gustafsson
Galleri Rotor2, Gothenburg SE
2019
Got it for Cheap
NEVVEN, Gothenburg SE
2019
Portrait Now
The museum of National history, Frederiksborg Castle DK
2019
Portrait Now
Ljungbergmuseet, Ljungby SE
2019
Klimax - Rising Action
Järnvägsgatan 35, Stockholm SE
2019
Now Here - Artistic excursions in Gislaved
Gislaved Konsthall, Gislaved SE
2018
Klimax - Videospace
Kammarkargatan 19, Stockholm SE
2018
Non place
Galleri Rotor2, Gothenburg SE
2017
Press
Credit
Copyright © 2021 Oscar Häggström, unless otherwise noted.
Website design & development by Gustaf Montelius.
The Drama of Fake Girl (and Scene)
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The Drama of Fake Girl (and Scene), 2020

Video, sound, animation, electronic, wood

All photographs by: Oscar Häggström and Nathalie Kouchaki Kol Afrei

The drama of a fake girl (and scene) is about facades, the ones you build against other people, and yourself. Measures that are nothing but constructions and how you use them to edit yourself in a public / private sphere. In this project I have tried to shape this situation and the underlying constructions through animation, film, sound and objects in a changing narrative on projections and screens.
To Live Until You Die
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To Live Until You Die, 2020

Video, Towels, Steel, Xbox 360 parts, electronic

All photographs by Erik Gustafsson

The work is produced for the show AEROSOL, SAGE, INTENT: UNLOCK, being exhibited at Göteborgs Konstförening, Kastellgatan 9, Gothenburg and on the website aerosol.energy designed by Gustaf Montelius. The exhibition Aerosol, Sage, Intent: Unlock wants to explore how a young generation of artists relate to a plurality of spiritual ideas and expressions. Emerging as well as established fields such as alchemy, psychedelia and primitive tech now inhabit a variety of virtual and mental spaces. What artistic responses are produced to the present synergy of spirit, matter, technology and economy and what contributions to a contemporary spiritual imagery can be made? Participating artists: Sara Andreasson, Hanna Antonsson, Björn Engberg, Adam Haugbak, Oscar Häggström, Jenny Johansson, Andreas Sandberg, Karin Ström Curators: Andreas Sandberg, Adam Haugbak, Oscar Häggström
The Paranoid is Never Entirely Mistaken
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The Paranoid is Never Entirely Mistaken, 2019

Video, Animation, Sound, Electronic, Steel, Plastic, Wood

All photographs taken by Hendrik Zeitler

Named after the quote by Sigmund Freud, the exhibition is concerned about paranoia in the form of surveillance. Where does the body begin and the technology stops, in everyday life? How do I operate in this new Synthetic Reality? An artificial world, where one’s self is examined as much from one’s actual body, as one’s identity through algorithms and technological tools. Curated together with Daniel Gustafsson
Drinking Tea With an Old Established Friend
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Drinking Tea With an Old Established Friend, Video, 2019

Photograph, Wood, Steel, Glass

Foto: Yada Yadasson

Screenshot from the movie “Construction”, a movie from my Bachelor in Fine Art at Valand Academy. The frame is made of material in the picture.
Wood (or how I learned to grow)
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Wood (or how I learned to grow), 2021

Nostalgic wood, Animation, Electronic, Steel

Desiree Burenstrand

Wood (or how I learned to grow) is an installation inspired by fantasy and rave culture, which deals with themes surrounding meritocracy and the different mindsets it evokes