In our fifth episode of Curator’s Radar, we are in conversation with Kristoffer Zetterstrand, an accomplished Swedish artist whose blend of classical and digital art styles is behind some of the most exposed works of art to have ever existed.

Adrian StClair  |  Ed YoungMi Lamine  | recorded: 30 May 2021

Kristoffer speaks on his story as an artist encountering grand classical subjects within videogames, his relation to Minecraft and more on this month’s episode.

►► Read the transcript here

Artist’s Porfolio

Kristoffer Zetterstrand, Among The Remnants (2014)  80x70cm. Oil on canvas © Courtesy of the artist.

About the artist

Kristoffer Zetterstrand, Self-Portrait (2007) Oil on MDF © Courtesy of the artist.

Kristoffer Zetterstrand (b. 1973, Stockholm, SW) He studied Fine Art in Madrid and got a MA in Fine Art from Stockholm University.

Artist Website

Grants and Awards

2018 Konstnärsnämndens tvååriga arbetsstipendium / Two year work grant, Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2013 Stora Kakelpriset / Swedish Grand Prize for Ceramics
2012 Konstnärsnämndens tvååriga arbetsstipendium / Two year work grant, Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2012 Bernadotte Art Award, Stiftelsen Marianne och Sigvard Bernadottes Konstnärsfond
2010 Stift. Folke Hellström-Lindhs stipendium

Past Shows and Fair booths

Solo Shows

2017 8/6-8/7 , Ruins of tomorrow, Stene Projects, Stockholm
2014 4/12-10/1 2, Among the remnants, Stene Projects, Stockholm
2013 27/10-3/11, En fett bra utställning, Konst-Pimpa
2013 27/2-26/3 Vallentuna Kulturhus
2012 23/8-22/9, ‘Uncanny Valley‘, Peter Bergman, Stockholm

Group Shows

2019 7/9 – 17/11 Portrait Now. Ljungbergmuseet, Kronobergs läns Bildkonstmuseum
2019 10/-5/18 Portrait Now. Museum of National History, Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, Denmark.
2019 2/2-28/4, Mellan dig och mig, Ystads Konstmuseum. Med Carl Hammoud, Lena Johansson, Henrik Lund Jørgensen, Pauliina Pietilä, Viktor Rosdahl, Hanna Sjöstrand, Elizabet Thun och Kristoffer Zetterstrand.
2016 6/2-8/5, Den Romantiska Postmodernismen, Eskilstuna Konstmuseum
2016 12/3-13/3 , Painting Failures, Moderna Museet Malmö
2015 30/5-13/9 , Den Romantiska Postmodernismen, Göteborgs Konstmuseum

Public Commissions

2017  ‘Power-Up‘, Tile Mosaic, Tybblelundsskolan, Örebro
2016-2017   ‘Lager‘, Tile Mosaic, Pär Lagerkvists Skola, Växjö
2015-2016   ‘Virveln‘, Tile Mosaic, Karlshamn
2014-2015   ‘Erase To History‘, Tile Mosaic, Vikingstad Skola, Linköping
2012-2013   ‘Ager Medicinae’, Tile Mosaics, Nya Karolinska sjukhuset, Stockholm

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