Wieselgrensplatsen-olika lager av en plats
(Förjaga bristen på sammanhang)

10 June - 18 September 2016
Göteborgs Konsthall
Götaplatsen, Gothenburg/Sweden

Wieselgrensplatsen-olika lager av en plats (Wieselgrensplatsen-different layers of a place) is a project that explores a specific place in Gothenburg and some of it's layers of stories and history. The project is made in collaboration with Göteborgs Konsthall and is part of the exhibition Förjaga bristen på sammanhang.

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Artist talk

6 May 2016
5:30-8 pm
Folk, Olof Palmesplats/Järntoget

I'm invited to give an artist talk at Folk in Gothenburg. With my artstic practice as starting point I will focus on the concept of place, representation and power.

A PRAT is organised by Sveriges Arkitekter, Västra Götaland.




24 April 2016
12:30-3 pm
Art Lab Gnesta

I'm presenting my latest work Destination Sörmland at Art Lab Gnesta. At 1 pm I will give a talk followed by a discussion with curator Caroline Malmström.




28 December 2015
Museum of Modern Art
Addis Ababa/Ethiopia

3 January 2016
Guramayle Art Center
Addis Ababa/Ethiopia

My work Physical exploration - chair is presented at Addis Video Art Festival in Addis-Ababa, as part of the program Dynamic Connections

Curated by Marina Fomenko




5 September - 28 November 2015
Haninge kulturhus, Konsthallen

I'm participating in the exhibition Projekt: jämställdhet och cykling (Project: equality and cycling).

Curated by Kristyna Müller.




13 July - 22 September 2015
Galeri-5, Istanbul/Turkey

Merve Ertufan and I are participating in the group exhibition Teneffüs at Galeri-5 in Istanbul with our works "Follow John" and "Repeaters".




International Video Art Festival
21 April - 21 June 2015
Opening reception 21 April, 7 pm
Schusev State Museum of Architecture

My video Physical Exploration - Chair will be part of the video art festival Now and After'15. The topic of the festival is "A space we choose" and it's being held at the Schusev State Museum of Architecture, in the space of “Ruin” wing – three-storeyed building created in the end of XVIII century by Russian architect M.F.Kazakov and now preserved in its disintegrating condition.

Directed and curated by Marina Fomenko.




16 February - 14 March 2015
Spannlandsgatan 6, Gothenburg/Sweden
70 Falmouth Road, Newcastle/UK

The Artist's Window is a site-specific exhibition of new visual artwork by Ylva Trapp (Sweden) and Frances Arnold (UK) in the windows of an English terraced house and Swedish high rise flat.

In early February 2015, Swedish artist Ylva Trapp will create and install new artwork for a public-facing window in the Victorian terraced house where curator Hannah Marsden lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, whilst British artist Frances Arnold creates new work for the public-facing windows of the Gothenburg apartment in which artist and organiser Johanna Adebäck is resident. The two art works will then be on view from 16th February – 14th March 2015 within windows facing out onto the street and 'lit up' at night to highlight their presence during the last of the dark winter nights.

The Artist's window is organised by Frances Arnold and supportet by Arts Council England, Newcastle City Council and a community of Crowdfunders.





4 December 2014
1:00 pm
Eskilstuna Folkhögskola

9 December 2014
2:00 pm
Koordinaten, Oxelösund

"In her lecture, Johanna will present her artistic practice and previous works. She will also talk about the project she is currently working on during her time at AiR Sörmland. This project is based on how the place "Sörmland" works as, and is converted into, a product and how this process can make a certain hierarchy visible."




Residency 2014

AIR Sörmland is a grant for Swedish, Nordic and Baltic contemporary artists interested in a residency period within the context of Sörmland. The grant is a collaboration between Art Lab Gnesta, Eskilstuna Art Museum, Katrineholms konsthall, Sörmlands Museum and the regional visual arts coordinator in Sörmland.

Air Sörmland -->
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Recidency summer 2014
Ställbergs gruva, Ställberg/Sweden

"Hope Tourist Center is a business that over four days offers experiences for you as a guest at Ställbergs Mine and in Ställberg village. The operation raises questions about hope, death and tourism. It is adressed to you as a visitor, wherever you reside."

Ställbergs Gruva -->



12 April - 21 September 2014
Opening: 12 April, 4 - 7:30 pm
Göteborg City Museum, Gothenburg

"In this exhibition 1000 young people from all over Sweden with different backgrounds and interests describe their homestead through film and photography, in interviews and with their own words."

I was invited by the City Museum and Naïvité to produce an interactive addition to the exhibition. Through this collaboration we have created a space where the visitors are invited to leave their trace and say their opinion.

Hembygd - någonstans i Sverige is produced by Rot produktion, Annica Carlsson Bergdahl and Jerker Andersson, in collaboration with Arbetets museum.

Göteborg City Museum -->
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22 March - 29 June 2014
Opening: 21 March, 7 pm
Wilhelm Hack Museum
Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany

Merve Ertufan and I are participating in the group exhibition Liebe (Love) with our two-channel video installation "Compliments".

Curated by Barbara J. Scheuermann and Cathrin Langanke.



22 January 2014, 6 pm
Presentation of the work and discussion about the process behind it, together with sociologist Ylva Rancken-Lutz

Location: Ekenäs Library
Raseborgsvägen 8, Ekenäs/Finland

With support from Pro Artibus


Exhibition: Friday 6 December 2013
Reception: Friday 6 December, 15:00-17:00
Location: Icelandic Ocean Cluster
Grandagardi 16,
101 Reykjavík

Participating artists: Johanna Adebäck, Taryn Cassella, Renata De Bonis, Xárene Eskandar, Burke Jam, Darr Tah Lei, Esther Mathis, John Rogers.

Organized by Xárene Eskandar.

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27-28 November, 2013
Group exhibition at SÍM, Reykjavik.

Participating artists: Xárene Eskandar (US), Taryn Noelle Cassella (US), Andris Marackovskis (LAT), Liú Marino (CHI), Caroline Jean (CAN), Johanna Adebäck (SWE), Sian Erica Richards (UK), Esther Mathis (SUI)

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I will write one letter per day
during my stay in Reykjavik (November - December 2013). Please let me know if you would like to receive one.


Acting in the city
September 2013 - January 2014

Commission for Norrköping Art Museum's 100th year anniversary exhibition, Sweden.

Participating artists: Johanna Adebäck, Falah Alani, Catti Brandelius, Ylva Ceder, Carl Johan De Geer, Claudia Djabbari, Öyvind Fahlström, Unni Gjertsen, Jeppe Hein, Fredric Ilmarson, Matti Kallioinen, Martin Karlsson Tebus, Local A: Jenny Berntsson och Felice Hapetzeder, Carsten Nicolai, Katarina Nitsch, Stina Opitz, Hans Rosenström, Natasha Rosling

Curators: Susanne Ewerlöf and Helena Persson


The unanswered question
İskele 2

8 September - 3 November 2013
Opening: 7 September, 5 – 8 pm at Tanas / from 7 pm at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, including concert and courtyard party

Artists: Halil Altındere, Fikret Atay, Maja Bajevic, Candice Breitz, Rosa Barba, Jae Eun Choi, Braco Dimitrijević, Maria Eichhorn, Ayse Erkmen, Andrea Faciu, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Annika Kahrs, Ali Kazma, Gülsün Karamustafa, Sooja Kim, Alicja Kwade, Jonas Mekas, Dan Perjovschi, Sarkis, Superflex, Hale Tenger, Thu Van Tran, Nasan Tur, Lawrence Weiner, Maaria Wirkkala and others

Curated by René Block

An exhibition project of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein in cooperation with TANAS.


The dialogics of place making
24 October, 2013

Arranging workshop in Söderköping (SWE) together with Natasha Rosling.

"The workshop aims to provide a framework for reflection - to experiment with, and build bridges between, the many various roles that can be enacted in the public space. These accounts and reflections created during the day will be developed and form the content of parallel, contrasting and perhaps contradictory chapters of an online guide book.

How do we seek to contradict our ideas and our habits, in order to generate and creatively twist with our own perceptions of an environment? What does it mean to guide? To document and represent a place?

The workshop was organized as part of Vision Forum's autumn meeting.

About Vision Forum -->


Performance at Norrköping Art Museum
14th of August 2013


Schwanengesang (Swan Song)
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 5pm

Performance program with: Johanna Adebäck & Merve Ertufan, Mehtap Baydu, Sunah Choi, A K Dolven, Ayşe Erkmen, Zeynep Gedizlioğlu, Annika Kahrs, Jarosław Kozłowski, Gordon Monahan, David Moss, Athanasios Pogkas & stefanpaul, Nasan Tur, Ute Wassermann

Venue: Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1), Stresemannstraße 29, 10963 Berlin
Admission: 11 Euro / 7 Euro (reduced)
Berlin Art Week ticket holders receive reduced admission.

A cooperation with Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, TANAS and HAU in frame of Berlin Art Week (September 17–22, 2013)


Norrköping AIR

June-August 2013

Norrköping Air is a two year experimental residency program organised by Vision Forum, Verkstad and Linköping university.

The program is supported by IASPIS, Norrköping municipality and Östsam.

This year's artists in residence are:
Natasha Rosling (UK), Anna Hess (France/Sweden) and Johanna Adebäck (Sweden).


SIMRES residency program with stipend from Kulturkontakt Nord
November - December 2013
Reykavik, Iceland.


Installation view from Konst i Svärdsjö 2012.

Konst i Svärdsjö

Opening hours: 11 am - 6 pm
Address: Böle 86, Svärdsjö/Sweden

"Since 2007 I've participated in the one-day exhibition "Konst i Svärdsjö", arranged by local artists and Svärdsjö Hembygdsförening. For the occation I borrow a barn from my parents (who live in Svärdsjö, a small village in Dalecarlia/Sweden). Often I take the opportunity to test new ideas and materials, and this year is not an exception."


Weekend Residency

In autumn 2013 and spring 2014 Weekend Residency accepts 6 artists, designers and/or curators from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland.

Applications can be made until 15th of June 2013.

For more information about the program and how to apply please visit:



Photo Exhibition
30 participants give their view on Ekenäs/Tammisaari, Finland.
15-19/5 2013
Opening hours:
Wednesday: 4-8 pm
Thursday-Sunday: 10:00-19:00
Address: Skillnadsgatan 13, Ekenäs/ Erottanjankatu 13, Tammisaari


Ward Robe in Spare Oom

Exhibition at Gallery 1:10
(at Konsthall K, Karlstad/Sweden)
10/5-26/5 2013
Opening hours:
Thuesday-Friday 1-5 pm
Address: Åttkanten på Åttkantslunden, Karlstad/Sweden



Sound installation
Together with Sanna Nordlander
at Arkadia International bookshop

23/3 2013, 4 pm
Address: Nervanderinkatu 11, Helsinki


Envy, Enmity, Embarrassment

Exhibition at Arter (Istanbul/Turkey)
23/1 2013 - 7/4 2013
Opening hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 11:00-19:00
Friday-Sunday: 12:00-20:00
Address: Istiklal Caddesi 211, Beyoğlu/Istanbul


Ward Robe in Spare Oom

Exhibition at Gallery 1:10 (at Galleri Verkligheten, Umeå/Sweden)
1/3-22/3 2013
Opening hours: Thuesday: 16:00-19:000
Wednesday-Saturday: 12:00-16:00
Address: Pilgatan 16, Umeå/Sweden


And so they were lost again

Residency at ProArtibus AIR (Tammisaari/Finland)
February - March 2013


Artist Ami Kohara held a cooking workshop at Weekend Residency
13th of October 2012

Weekend Residency

is an artist run residency program in Gothenburg, Sweden. Artists, curators and designers are invited to the program for one weekend.

For more information see: