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Lena has produced and performed alone and in collaborations, at places such as: Van Gogh Museum, Paradiso, Sugar Factory (during A.D.E. together with Project Wildeman), Bellevue Theater, De Crypt, Galleri 54, Gallery Plantagedoklaan and Performance festival 13 in Gothenburg, Down The Rabbit Hole, Mandala several diffrent festivals. She has been dancing and performing in a couple of music videos and has been published in two Art Magazine.

Biography

I am a writer and performance artist from Gothenburg, Sweden. Having completed my degree in fine arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy 2012, I continue to live and work in Amsterdam. I perform in both ‘home’ countries and writes wherever I find myself.

I use, exploit and abuse the ordinary: everyday objects; Images so familiar they don’t even register, in order to expose the deep contradictions that lie within them. The absurd, uncanny and something so familiar. This happens from a darkly humorous female position.

I want to portray the juxtaposition between domesticity and sexuality – how it constantly re-emerges as myth or reality – and the delicate balance between frustration and tenderness women find in their daily lives.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (Netherlands) 2012

Nya Dómens Art School, Sculpture level 2/Project year, 2005-2006

Nya Dómens Art School, Sculpture level 1, 2004-2005

Nya Dómens Art School, Painting level 2, 2003-2004

Löftadalens Folkhögskola, Arts, 2002-2003

ABF Dance School, Afro Jazz, -1996

Exhibitions, Performances and Assignments:

“Queen Orgasm and her Sperm Horses goes Viral on the Ovary” opening performance at Paradiso show December 2016 Amsterdam in collaboration with Nepco

“The Girl Cell” a collaboration with Inge Van Schooneveld, performance piece about the inner girl in all of us; inspired by Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues. A work performed in progress November 2016

“On the Verge of Insanity” creating and producing the opening performance at The Vincent Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam September

“Oorsprong Curator Series” three sets of blind date instant composing at Plantagedoklaan Gallery September 2016 Amsterdam, Lena Glücksman Nilsson/movements in composition with Maarten Wesselius/electronic sounds, Luis Vicente/trumpet and Gianluca Elia/tenor sax

“Looming” performing in Iris Woutera De Jong’s design, Amsterdam and Paris 2016

“Voodoo Dance Performance” dance performance in collaboration with Nepco –Down The Rabbit Hole- Festival June 2016

“Emotional pornography”-Through the hooks it moves slower, holding its weight, as antagonist the chain keep it from falling apart. Supported and restrained-  Performance piece in collaboration with Dj Krien at the Rêve Erotique Classique,  April 2016

“Kitchen tool princess” -Domestic Objects series- together with live electronic music Dj Legowelt at Das Experiment, February 2016 Amsterdam

“Wobble Odyssey”, performing and dancing in music video for Sinas band, January 2016

“The One”, performing in music video for Sander Kleinenberg & Felix Leiter, January 2016

“Domestic objects no. I” performance in collaboration with Maarten Vinkenoog and soundscapes by Milan Mes (from Project Wildeman), invited to ‘Modalities’ event in Sugar Factory, as a part of ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) October 2015

“Transgender Metal” A performance in movement research in collaboration with musician Milan Mes, at Ship of Fools, ADM benefit party Amsterdam October 2015

“Knitted myself a …” A piece published in first issue of Platform/Platvorm Art Magazine, Amsterdam and London June 2015

“Width of the Myth” –work in progress- interactive performance piece in collaboration with visual/vj artist Vera Tan Hoveling, at poetry festival -Vurige Tongen- in Amsterdam May 2015

“Domestic objects no. I” performance in collaboration with Maarten Vinkenoog and soundscapes by Milan Mes (from Project Wildeman) , at ‘De Liefde’ event in Amsterdam February 2015

“Rapunzel” performance in collaboration with NEPCO, at `De Liefde´ event in Amsterdam February 2015

“Tell Gordot I couldn’t wait…” spoken word in collaboration with cellist Anna Maria Engberg,  at 13Festivalen- Konstepidemin Gallery Gothenburg January 2015

“Sacred pubic hair” performance dance homage Provo 50 years, at Paradiso Amsterdam December 2014

“Creature in the dark” performance, at Landjuwel Festival Amsterdam August 2014

“Hulk and me”, text work, published on the web –Writing Through Your Divorce- December 2013

Contributed as performer in Cindy Moorman´s installation art piece at Museumnacht Amsterdam November 2013

Single Exhibition; ”Vad sägs om kåt, glad och tacksam” /”How about horny, happy and grateful” at Collective Smatten in Gothenburg, October 2013

Published in “Leaving Traces”, a book by Willem Rieder 2012

“Untitled performance”, Performance Carousel at Gallery 54 Gothenburg, Kulturnatta October 2012

Performed in “Five”, an art piece by Carmen Shabraq at Muziekgebouw T´ij, Amsterdam September 2012

Ruigoord Art Village, Open Atelier Amsterdam September 2012

Final Exam Exhibition, Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam July 2012

“Ritual Performance”, dance performance at Percussie Festival Amsterdam June 2012

Ruigoord Art Village, Open Atelier Amsterdam September 2011

Ruigoord Art Village, Open Atelier Amsterdam September 2010

Kind Regards Gallery, “ The Whisper Game” group exhibition, Amsterdam May 2010

Toolstraat, group exhibition, Amsterdam October 2009

”Repetition”, text work, group exhibition in Glass Pavilion at Gerrit Rietveld Art Academie Amsterdam 2009

“Baudelair´s cat”, a performance inspired by Baudelair´s poetry, at Rietveld, Amsterdam 2008

ICE (Invisible Children’s Environment) Festival, group exhibition, Falkenberg Sweden 2003

Award:

Theodor and Hanne Mannheimers foundation, -For Artistic Development-, May 2005

Workshop attending:

Butoh Dance, March 2015 Galerie Dokplantage Amsterdam

PPP-Private Personal Political-  Performance/Photography Art, using your body as material, March 2016 Oslo

Other Posts:

“Looming” performing in Iris Woutera De Jong’s design, Amsterdam and Paris 2016

“Voodoo Dance Performance” on the stage at –Down The Rabbit Hole- Festival June 2016

Dancer for Sinas band at Paradiso, Amsterdam January 2016

Dancer for Fantuzzi at Landjuwel Festival, Amsterdam August 2014

Dancer for Fantuzzi at Landjuwel Festival, Amsterdam August 2011

Backdrop to Percussiefestival´s stage May 2011

Model in Marit Silsands movie/photography work 2008

Album Cover/Band Photographer to Kamchatka´s album cover 2004 “Kamchatka”

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