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Artist talk with Theresa Traore Dahlberg


Theresa Traore Dahlberg, 2022

Theresa Traore Dahlberg
Born 1983 in Värnamo, Sweden
Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden

Theresa Traore Dahlberg is a visual artist and filmmaker who formulates and mediates engaging and complex narratives through sculpture, photography, and film.

Her sculptural works often take a point of departure in the material itself, as a physical material and as a container of histories, ideas, and notions. The artist pays attention to production, working conditions, workers’ identities and personal stories, creating art that reflects the complexity of class, women’s roles, and post-colonialism.

Her films narrate stories in the expanded field of documentary including themes such as representation of the other, by questioning how individuals, events and places are perceived, interpreted and understood. Traore Dahlberg draws from her own experiences of being anchored in two political and social cultures, Sweden and Burkina Faso. 

MFA Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden, Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, Stockholm, Sweden and 6 MM and experimental film production, Parsons The New School of Design, New York, USA.

Fotograf Patricia Reyes
Fotograf Patricia Reyes

A selection of her Solo Exhibitions

2022     (Upcoming November) Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden.
2021     Växlingar, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden.
2019     Usine Seydoni, Institut Suédois, Paris, France.
2019     Theresa Traore Dahlberg – Becker Art Award , Höganäs Museum, Höganäs, Sweden.
2019     Theresa Traore Dahlberg – Becker Art Award, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden.
2019     Seydoni Pionnier de l’Industrie, Musicale au Burkina,
2019     Musée National du Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

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