Sunday, March 23, 2014

Johanna Bystrom Sims

Johanna Bystrom Sims  (b.1971) is an artist living and working in Sweden. 

Her work spans from sculpture to drawing and sound work, in which there is often an architectural element.She has Degrees in Fine Art from University of Leeds, England and from School of Visual Arts in New York. During her time in the U.S. Johanna participated in exhibitions mainly in New York, but also in Los Angeles and North Carolina. Her work has also been shown in Japan and Germany. Since her move back to Sweden she has had solo exhibitions of sculpture, drawing and sound and commissions involving sound work. Having collaborated with lighting designers, landscapers, and exhibition designers has expanded her artistic practice and opened up the arena in which her work can be found.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Soil 1.1

This week we are delighted to be hosting a contingent from Sweden:

Johanna Byström Sims: Founder of Soil 1.1. and artist living in Sala, Sweden.

Henrik Wallenberg, CEO and owner of Limsta Säteri, a farm outside of Sala, 1 hour west of Stockholm, Sweden. Henrik is a business school graduate in economics.
Linda Wallenberg (Rydberg): Founder of Soil 1.1. and curator living at Limsta Säteri. Linda works as a regional visual art coordinator in the county of Västmanland, Sweden.

Soil 1.1 is a feasibility study organised by our guests and Rural Projects surrounding residencies in rural locations.

This week we visited the following local organisations.

Wassaic Artist Residency

Here is (right to left) Henrik, Johanna, Linda and Charlotte Caldwell (the residency director of the Wassaic Project) at the Mill in Wassaic, NY.

The Watershed Center

Here is (right to left) Henrik, Linda, Brooke Lehman (Co-Director of the Watershed Center), Johanna and Sarah Lock (excecutive director of Rural Pojects)

Wave Farm
Galen Joseph-Hunter, (Executive Director of Wave Farm) speaks to Henrik, Johanna, Linda and Greg Lock (Artistic director of Rural Projects).

The Re-Institute

Johanna, Henrik, Sarah and Linda outside the Re-Institute.

Here is the reflections of the visitors! - SOIL 1.1