Dossier - Biography Xenia O. Keskikangas Kleinb. 1992 Järfälla, Stockholm, SwedenThe rich tradition of folklore in the Torne Valley in the Scandinavian north inform as well as reassure me. I wouldn’t say I believe in it, but it surely makes... Read More
Dossier - Biography Xenia O. Keskikangas Kleinb. 1992 Järfälla, Stockholm, Sweden
The rich tradition of folklore in the Torne Valley in the Scandinavian north inform as well as reassure me. I wouldn’t say I believe in it, but it surely makes me smile. Even though I feel sceptic to the idea of heritage, maybe that is what best could describe my sensation.
Contemplating on: What bodies in grief teach us?Grief. The shape and colour of it. Tears.I wish to make the diversity of the folklores alive. Because I believe they carry important aspects of and perspectives on co-existing, that not least are accurate to day.Through fantasy imagine that the things that clearly aren’t true could be true – Are very much intriguing.In short: I try to understand how grief and fantasy are connected; to form knowledge about what this connection mean and could mean for co-existing and the shaping of togetherness’s.Fantasy and beauty as political tools. Grief, sorrow and pain as forces in activism.Maybe I went to Palestine to cry. I think I went to the dead sea to witness and contemplate.These photographs that you see; are of different occult objects found in a crack at the shore of the dead sea – they are results of an adventure.It is unbelievable, yet it is true, the midnight sun and the midday darkness.…Education:BFA: Fine Art. Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design. Stockholm. 2018.Post-degree-internship, Erasmus. Studio Claudy Jongstra. Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. Ends 2019.Exchange studies, Erasmus plus. International Academy of Contemporary Arts in Palestine, Ramallah. 2017.Diploma: Fine Art. Gerlesborg School of Fine Art. Bohuslän/Stockholm. 2015BA Studies in Art Theory, Art History, Visual and material culture. Stockholm University. 2013, 2016.Most recent exhibition:Flyktpunkt - Contemporary Swedish Photography at CFF – The Centre for Photography in Stockholm. 2018-09-21.