ANNELIE GRIMWADE OLOFSSON

ALTERNATIVE MINING, MATERIAL RESEARCH, ART

As industrialisation and globalisation grows local industries are forced to close down, and once the metamorphosis of a thriving production is completed, discarded industries including buildings, mines and piles of raw materials, ends up shaping the landscape. Since ancient times humans have taken materials present in the surrounding nature and turned them into something new. Although humans are part of nature, human activity is a separate category from other natural phenomena. Exploring infrastructure causes me to look at local materials in a new light and in a broader sense. I now view byproducts from industries as a source of local material, and by default, the nature of creative making as a means to communicate the current state of our societies. I believe that the key to innovation lies in collaborations, through cross-disciplinary work where science, crafts and design meet in the development of different methods of collecting, recycling and converting waste.

" The nature of creative making as a means to communicate the current state of our societies"

ARTIST STATEMENT

BIOGRAPHY 

Annelie Grimwade Olofsson focuses on combining material research and design, primarily working in ceramics and glass in a multidisciplinary practice. Her motivation derives from society related issues where the context is essential. Grimwade investigates human activity, in a bio-geophysical setting, where the concept of fragility is a recurring theme. Through experimentation and theoretical research her projects develop into conceptual works which explores the borderland between control and self governed form. She believes that the true power of material aesthetics is found beyond human imagination. She catalogues and describes, nonetheless her works always hold a sense of oddness and poetry about them. She graduated from KADK-The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts' Schools
of Architecture, Design and Conservation in 2019 with an  honors in Bachelor of Design. 

2019: Franz Rising Star Project, Winner,  Songshan Dist., Taipei City 105, Taiwan (R.O.C.), China

2029: Whitegold International Ceramic Prize, Finalist,  St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 4DD, United Kingdom

2019: Scholarship Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA 98292, U.S.A
2019: Ung Svensk Form, Winner, ArkDes: Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, Stockholm, Sweden

2018: Future Lights, Ceramics and Its Dimensions, Finalist, Kilkenny Castle, Irland
2018: Talents area, Ambiente Design Fair, Frankfurt, Germany
2016: Talents area, FORMEX Design Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
2016: Talents area, Formland Design Fair, Herning, Denmark

2019: Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Group Exhibition, Denmark
2019: BoMo, Group Exhibition, Borlänge, Sweden
2019: Stanislav Libenský Award, Group Exhibition, Prague, Check Republic
2019: Clay Ceramic museum, Group Exhibition, Middelfart, Denmark
2019: A Petersens Collection, Group Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark
2019: Bornholms artmuseum, Group Exhibition, Bornholm, Denmark
2019: Dunkers Kulturhus, Group Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark
2019: Climate Change, Group Exhibition, KADK Copenhagen, Denmark
2019: Gothenburg Design Festival, Group Exhibition, Gothenburg, Sweden
2019: Form/Design Center, Group Exhibition, Malmö, Sweden
2019: Awakenings, Group Exhibition, SIRIN Gallery Copenhagen, Denmark
2019: Hemma Gone Wild, Swedish Design Moves Group Exhibition, Milan Design Week
2019: USF, Ung Svensk Form, ArkDes: Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, Stockholm

2018: Future Lights, Group Exhibition, Kilkenny Castle, Irland
2018: Ambiente Design Fair, Frankfurt, Germany
2018: Group Exhibition, KADK Holmen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017: Group Exhibition, KADK Holmen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017: Skalskør Ceramic Festival, Denmark
2017: Grønbechs Gård, Group Exhibition, Hasle, Bornholm, Denmark
2016: Rödastens konsthall, Göteborg, Sweden
2016: FORMEX design Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
2016: Formland Design Fair, Herning, Denmark
2015: Group Exhibition, Gerlesborgs Konsthall, Sweden 

Education

2016 - 2019: Bachelor, KADK - Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Architecture, Conservation & Design, DK

2015 - 2016: Steneby College, Design, SWE


2014 - 2015: Gerlesborgs College, Fine Art, SWE


2010 - 2011: Tärna College, Authorship & Rhetorical  Writing, SWE

2007 - 2010: Sinclair High School, Arts and Crafts, SWE

Location 

DENMARK, Bornholm

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