Fredrik Roos Art Grant 2021
Between Friday May 7th and Sunday June 6th Artipelag exhibited art by Gabriel Karlsson, recipient of the Fredrik Roos Art Grant of 2021.
The art grant was awarded to Gabriel Karlsson with the following motivation:
”This year’s grant recipient works chiefly with sculpture that balances between the abstract and the concrete. The works are executed with enormous precision and a sense of the characteristics of the material and composition. Combining slow and traditional craft methods with conceptual thinking, the grant recipient’s art practice challenges the viewer to reflect on the ability of sculptures and objects to exist between an interior and an exterior space.”
The exhibition, which took place in the room called Studion with entrance from the outside, was free of charge. 2021 was the fourth year the award and exhibition took place at Artipelag.
About Fredrik Roos Art Grant
Fredrik Roos and the foundation
Fredrik Roos (born 1951, died 1991) was a financier and art collector from Sweden’s southernmost province of Scania. In 1988, he founded the Rooseum – Center for Contemporary Art in Malmö, home to international exhibitions and Fredrik Roos’s collection of contemporary Nordic art. The museum closed in 2006 and 60 artworks from the collection were sold. This money was used to set up The Fredrik Roos Foundation.
The recipient of the scholarship should be “an artist who – in the spirit of Fredrik Roos himself – is prepared to take risks in their artistry. One who believes in themself and who has their own unique expression. The artist should be no more than 35 years old, come from a Nordic country, and preferably work with painting and/or sculpture”.
The foundation has a close collaboration with Sweden’s five art schools. Since 2019 the foundation has also opened up for artists working in Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway.
2020 Siri Elfhag (exhibition at Artipelag)
2019 Sara Nielsen Bonde (exhibition at Artipelag)
2018 Jonas Malmberg (exhibition at Artipelag)
2017 Oskar Hult, Josefine Östberg Olsson and Jonas Silfversten Bergman
2016 Sandra Mujinga, André Talborn and Karl Patric Näsman
2015 Martha Ossowska Persson, Idun Baltzersen and Ida Persson
2014 Tomas Lundgren
2013 Paul Fägerskiöld
Read more about the life and work of Fredrik Roos here >> (in Swedish)