About

I work with sculpture and sculpture installation, primarily using ceramics as material. By creating a universe of abstract, anthropomorphic creatures, I construct narratives. I also explore the boundaries between art, craft and design. 

The sculpting process is organic and can be traced in the physical results. I work intuitively using low-tech techniques, investigate different clays, surface manipulation techniques, slips, glazes and firing techniques. Often I combine the ceramic with other types of materials, such as wood, thread or leather. The dimensions of the sculptures range from the size of a hand up to life size. 

My artistic practice circles around existential questions. The focus rests on psychological conditions, inner conflicts and growth. I'm especially interested in contradictions in human life, the desire for both freedom and security, individuality and fellowship, construction and destruction.

 


CV

Moa Håkansson
Born in Kristianstad, Sweden, 1987
Live in Oslo, Norway


EDUCATION

2014-16
MFA, Medium- and Material Based Art, The Art and Craft department, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway

2011-14
BA, The Art and Craft department, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway

2010-11
Ceramics and Art, Foundation course, Leksands Folkhögskola, Sweden

2009-10
Art, Craft and Design, Foundation course, Grimslövs Folkhögskola, Sweden

2009
Psychology I, Stockholm University, Sweden

2008
Sociology I, Stockholm University, Sweden

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
(Upcoming) Nääs Konsthantverk, Floda, Sweden

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Nordic Hands. A project consisting of a photo exhibition, a laboratory, artist talks and a seminar. Godsbanen, Aarhus, Denmark. Invited by HINT project.

Talente 2018, Munich, Germany. Juried

2017
Kunsthåndverk 2017 / The Annual Exhibition of The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts, Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, Norway. Juried

Everything is connected, Norwegian Crafts, Ventura Lambrate 2017 / Milano Design Week 2017, Italy, and Oslo Design Fair, Lillestrøm, Norway. Juried

Tendenser, Oslo Design Fair, Lillestrøm, Norway

2016
Kunsthåndverk 2016 / The Annual Exhibition of The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts, Hydrogenfabrikken, Fredrikstad, Norway. Juried

The Silent After, Graduation Show, MFA, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Norway

2015
Forårsudstillingen 2015 / The Annual Spring Exhibition 2015, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark. Juried

Medium- and Material Based Masterwork, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Norway

Loading, MA1 Show, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Norway

2014
Høstutstillingen 2014 / The National Annual Autumn Exhibition 2014, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway. Juried

Kunsthåndverk 2014 / The Annual Exhibition of The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts, KODE 1, Bergen, Norway. Juried

Graduation Show, BA, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Norway

The Ceramic Object, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Norway

2013
Uten tittel, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Norway

 

GRANTS

2017
The Arts Council Norway Work grant for younger and newly established artists

2016
The Arts Council Norway Miscellaneous grant for recently graduated artists.

BKH Grant for Art students

2015
BKH Grant for Art students

Estrid Ericson Foundation

Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundation

Fabrikör J. L. Eklund Art and Craft Foundation

Kristianstads Konsthalls Vänner Art Grant

 

PURCHASED

2016
Kristianstad Konsthalls Vänner, Art Lottery

 

TEACHING

2014
Throwing teacher, during a ceramic course at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway

2010-11
Throwing teacher, summers, the Pottery of Fjäderholmarna, Stockholm, Sweden

2003
Pedagogical Assistant, Childrens’ Design summer course, Kulturhuset Barbacka, Kristianstad, Sweden

 

LECTURES

2018
Artist presentation, Nordic Hands, Godsbanen, Aarhus, Denmark

Artist presentation, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, The Art and Craft department, Ceramics, Oslo, Norway

2016
Artist presentation, Kristianstads Konsthalls Vänner, The Regional Museum in Kristianstad, Sweden

 

MEMBERSHIP

Norske Kunsthåndverkere