Anna Sagström, born 1985 in Fagersta, Sweden, lives
and works in Berlin.
Sagström’s work uses metals, sound and materiality at
the intersection of technological and biological advancement to put focus on
issues concerning civilization shifts and patterns, consumption trends,
historicized structures and the rural periphery. Sagström studied at the
Glasgow School of Art and Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in
Stockholm and between 2011–2017 ran Minibar, an artist run gallery space in Stockholm.
Recently her work has been shown in solo and group
shows in New York, Berlin, Stockholm, San Francisco, Bielefeld, Dublin,
Gothenburg and Malmö. This year she started Country Music with collaborators
Daniel Iinatti and Per Törnberg, a platform for music and other mediums that
aims to understand (club) music outside of metropolitan milieus and critically
examine and promote the (so called, or self defined) periphery, using tempo and
speed as the lens and tool through which to look at material, economical,
geographical and democratic circumstances concerning the ‘countryside’ and a
new country music.
She is preparing for a solo exhibition Galerie
Ferdinanda Baumanna in Prague, opening September 2017.
Anna Sagström's residency is based on the invitation of curator Christina Gigliotti
This residence in MeetFactory is in collaboration with the Goethe Institute in Prague.