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Inger Södergren

Artist's Work

The Visor

    Work introduction

    I explore the contrasts between tranquillity and motion and combine a hint of the natural world with precise engineering. The shapes and the possibilities of the material intrigue me and while slowly building by hand I listen to the clay and transform memories of people and places into a story that can be both personal and political.

    Artist Biography


    1999 Linköpings University, departement of Art, Crafts and Design, Sweden

    1977 Capellagården, ceramic, Öland, Sweden

    1977 Leksand art&craft-school, Sweden

    solo exhibitions selected

    2019 Vadstena Art Gallery, Vadstena, Sweden

    2015 Motala Art Gallery, Motala, Sweden

    2008 Höganäs Museum, Sweden

    2006 rmlands Museum Art Gallery, Nyköping, Sweden

    2004 Quintessence Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria

    2001 The udu-orchestra  Bergrummet, Linköping, Sweden

    group exhibitions selected

    2017 The language of the clay  Astley Art Gallery, Uttersberg, Sweden

    2015 SOLK Passagen Art Gallery, Linköping, Sweden

    2006 In From the Cold Craft in the Bay, Cardiff, Wales

    2005 Mönstring III  Norrköping Art Museum, Sweden

    2004 Keramiikka  Fiskars, Finland

    1992 Slöjdsommar Liljevalchs Art Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

    competition / awards

    2010 Crafts of Europe  Karlsruhe, Germany / selected

    2009 Österreichischer Töpfermarkt Gmunden / 1st Prize

    2009 Ceramica Multiplex  Varazdin, Croatia / selected

    2005 and 2001  World Ceramics Biennale, Korea / Honorable mention

    2004 European Ceramics Competition, Athens / Award of Merit

    public collections selected

    FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums, Fuping, China

    Höganäs Museum, Sweden

    Icheon World Ceramic Center, South Korea

    Region Östergötland EU Office, Brussels, Belgium

    The National Public Art Council Sweden

    The Röhsska museum of Applied Art and Design, Göteborg, Sweden

    The Swedish Embassy, Washington, USA

    residencies and symposiums

    2020 and 2016  INTONATION, Symposium in Deidesheim, Germany

    2018 Artist in residence at ANAI Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria

    2013 The 3rd International Ceramic Symposium, Tunisia

    2012 The Egyptian 12th Ceramic Symposium, Egypt

    2007 Clay Without Borders, Symposium in Lagos, Nigeria

    2006 Artist in residence at Fuping International Ceramic Art Center, China

    2004 Artist in residence at Maraba Pottery, Kaduna, Nigeria