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Maja Michaelsdotter

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SEPT 30th
OCT 04th
2020

Next guest? MAJA Michaelsdotter @hunnd_katt,

Born 1985 in Lund, educated at HDK in Gothenburg and lives in Malmö, Sweden. Maja is a textile artist who works within the sculptural field. Specialized in tufting, a half industrial technique for making carpets, Maja seeks to develop new ways to make tufted sculptures. Her work is colorful and often portraits everyday objects. A cat, an egg, a placenta.

Her work often brings up themes from ordinary life, but by playing with scale and setting the objects present a contrasting layer of meaning and an often comical or absurd aspect of the world. Her work portrays a striking fascination of everything living, our biological bodies and organs of flesh and blood as well as underlying themes of the mind. Her pieces often relates to topics viewed as heavy or problematic, witch in her work is shown with an honesty that ultimately celebrates the force of life. Maja has got the award Young Swedish design (Ung svensk form) in 2017 and 2019. Before finishing her masters degree in Textile art at HDK- School of Design and Craft at the University of Gothenburg, in spring 2018 she has exhibited for The Swedish National museum, Liljevalchs museum, ArkDes- The Design part of the Modern Museum in Sweden, among many other national and international venues. Maja is currently living in Malmö where she is working on putting up her own tufting Studio.