JOHANNA ADEBÄCK (Stockholm, 1982) is an artist currently based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Her work is informed by, and made in relation to, established systems and patterns of our everyday life, their constraints and possibilities. Focusing foremost on social and physical structures, such as language and architecture, her works detect, observe, and offer alternative perceptions to these systems that we have created but also have to adjust to. Her process based works include various methods such as hoarding, interventions within common daily activities, or inviting others for collaborations. As she takes on different roles such as the facilitator or the performer, the process often results in a collection of knowledge and experience that make up site-specific and time-based works.





2017 Valand Academy, Att arbeta konstnärligt i det offentliga rummet (Public art course)

(break between 2010 and 2011) Konstfack, Stockholm University College of Art, Crafts and Design, MFA in Fine Arts

2005-2008 Konstfack Stockholm University College of Art, Crafts and Design, BFA in Interior Architecture and Furniture design

2007 UIAH, Helsinki, Stage design, Exchange studies

Umeå Konstskola, Umeå, Fine Art

2003-2004 Umeå University, Umeå, Art History A

2002-2003 Nyckelvikskolan, Stockholm, Art and Craft


December 2015-January 2016 Dynamic connections, Addis Video Art Festival. Addis Ababa/Ethiopia

September-November 2015 Orten i rörelse: jämställdhet och cykling. Haninge konsthall. Haninge/Sweden

July-September 2015 Teneffüs. Galeri-5. Istanbul/Turkey. Together with Merve Ertufan.

April-June 2015 Now and After’15. Schusev State Museum of
Architecture. Moscow/Russia

March-June 2014 Liebe. Wilhelm-Hack-Museum. Ludwigshafen am Rhein/Germany. Together with Merve Ertufan.

September 2013 - January 2014. Acting in the City. Norrköping Art Museum. Norrköping/Sweden

December 2013. Reykjavik Kamikaze. Group exhibition at Icelandic Ocean Cluster. Reykjavik/Iceland.

November 2013. DEFAULT. Group exhibition at SÌM gallery. Reykjavik/Iceland.

September - November 2013. The Unanswered Question. Iskele 2. TANAS, Berlin/Germany. Toghether with Merve Ertufan.

May 2013. Ward Robe in Spare Oom. Gallery 1:10 (at Konsthall K), Karlstad/Sweden. Toghether with Merve Ertufan.

March 2013. Dialogue. Arkadia International Bookshop, Helsinki/Finland. Together with Sanna Nordlander.

March 2013. Ward Robe in Spare Oom. Gallery 1:10 (at Galleri Verkligheten), Umeå/Sweden. Toghether with Merve Ertufan.

January-April 2013. Envy, Enmity and Embarrassment. Arter, Istanbul/Turkey. Together with Merve Ertufan.

May 2012. Graduate Exhibition. Konstfack College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm/Sweden

March-May 2012. Hej Gävle! Group exhibition at Gävle Konstcentrum, Gävle/Sweden

December 2011. Dear **** Private apartment, Stockholm/Sweden

August 2011. I am not a Poet. Video Screening, TotalKunst Gallery, Edinburgh/UK. Together with Merve Ertufan.

January-March 2011. Vårsalongen. Liljevalchs, Stockholm/Sweden. Toghether with Merve Ertufan.

February 2011. Platsens Utrymme. Göteborg Lagerhuset, Gothenburg/Swe

September 2010. Repeaters. Gallery Verkstad, Norrköping/Swe. Together with Merve Ertufan.

August 2010. From the other side. Video screening at Hornstull, Stockholm/Sweden. Toghether with Merve Ertufan.

May 2010. Spring exhibition. Konstfack college of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm/Sweden. Toghether with Merve Ertufan.

March 2010. Kmerkt. Vadsbo Museum, Mariestad/Sweden

February 2010.
Kmerkt. Åmåls Konsthall, Åmål/Sweden

January 2010. Kmerkt. Mimers Konsthall, Kungälv/Sweden

November 2009. Me&You Vita Havet. Konstfack college of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm/Sweden. Together with Merve Ertufan.

October 2009. Open Engagement. Seminar and exhibition at Marabouparken, Stockholm/Sweden

May 2009. Video Art Screening. St. Petersburg/Russia. Together with Merve Ertufan.

April-August 2009. Svartåbänkarna. Västmanlands läns Museum, Västerås/Sweden

November 2008. Procession. Group exhibition at St Jacobs church, Stockholm/Sweden

May 2008. Graduate Exibition. Allmänna galleriet, Stockholm/Swe

April 2008. The Swedish Home. My apartment, Stockholm/Swe

December 2007. Hunger. UIAH, Helsinki/Finland. Together with Merle Vierck.

April 2007. Judgement. Gallery A1, Kulturhuset, Stockholm/Swe

February 2007. Grevgatan 26. Galleri Lisa Arte, Stockholm/Swe

November 2006. 3 X Me. Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg/Sweden


September 21th, 2013. Answers. Hebbel am Ufer. Berlin/Germany Together with Merve Ertufan.

August 14th, 2013. Untitled. Norrköping Art Museum. Norrköping/Swe

February 6th, 2012. Dokumentation. Performace night, Konstfack. Stockholm/Swe

September 25th, 2010. The Artists vs. The Gallerists. Verkstad: Rum för konst. Norrköping/Swe. Together with Merve Ertufan

November 2nd, 2008. Time. S.t Jacobs church. Stockholm/Swe


2014 AiR Sörmland, Sörmland (Gnesta)/Sweden

SÌMRES, Reykavik/Iceland (November-December)

Norrköping AIR, Norrköping/Sweden (June-August)

Pro Artibus AIR, Ekenäs/Finland (Feb-March)


Assistentstipendium, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

Längmanska kulturfonden

Otto och Charlotte Mannheimers fond

One-year working grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

Gothenburg City Culture grant

International cultural exchange, IASPIS, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

Nordic Culture Point

The Nordic Culture Fund

Täby municipality, cultural grant

2010 Estrid Ericson Foundation

2010 Stiftelsen August Rignérs Stipendiefond

2009 Beata Brummers Foundation

2009 Olof Palme’s Memory Foundation

2009 Wilhelm and Martina Lundgren’s Foundation

2009 Helge Ax:son Johnsson’s Foundation

Ulla Fröberg-Cramérs Foundation


Lecture on the 1%-rule and the Swedish Public Procurement Act. Part of the course Dig. Up/Konst arranged by Konsthantverkscentrum and KC Syd. Kalmar, May 2018

Lecture and workshop at the Academy of Design and Craft. Gothenburg, October 2016

Artist talk and presentation of ”Destination Sörmland”, Art Lab Gnesta. Gnesta, April 2016

APRAT. Artist talk at Folk, arranged by Sveriges Arkitekter Västra Götaland. Gothenburg, May 2016

Artist talk. Eskilstuna Folkhögskola, November 2014

Artist talk. Oxelösund library, November 2014

Artist talk and presentation of "Ekenäs. A book of facts", in collaboration with Pro Artibus and Ylva Rancken-Lutz. Ekenäs Library, Finland, January 2014

Workshop, part of Vision Forum Autumn Meeting, in collaboration with artist Natasha Rosling. Söderköping, October 2013

Lecture. Linköping University, September 2013

Artist talk, Vadsbo Museum, Mars 2010

Artist talk, Mimers Konsthall, January 2010

Workshop at the organisation Camino Seguro, in collaboration with Pontus Johansson, Kristin Westmar and Ola Jeppson. Guatemala City, July 2009


Co-ordinator, Kulturverkstan, 2018-

Art consultant, Göteborg Konst, 2017-

Artist assistant for Kerstin Bergendal, 2016-

Photo editor for the publication Public Enquiries. PARK LEK and the Scandinavian Social Turn, Black Dog Press, London: 2018

"Processerna för upphandling av offentlig konst enlligt LOU" ("Procurement processes for public art"), inquiry commissioned by Göteborg Konst, oct 2017-jan 2018

Project lead, Open Week - Gothenburg Design Festival, 2017

Artist adviser, Gothenburg City art collection, autumn 2016 - summer 2017

Public commission, Uddevalla library, 2017-2019 Together with Pontus Johansson

”Wieselgrensplatsen - olika lager av en plats” art educational project in collaboration with Göteborgs konsthall. Prestented in the exhibition "Förjaga bristen på sammanhang" at Göteborgs konsthall. Gothenburg, spring 2016

Design for the exhibition "Vidkärrs barnhem" at the culture house Kåken. Gothenburg, autumn 2015

Design for the exhibition "Barnhemsbarn" at Gothenburg City Museum. Gothenburg, summer-autumn 2014

Interactive addition to the exhibition ”Hembygd - någonstans i Sverige” at Gothenburg City Museum. Gothenburg, spring 2014


2013 Vehbi Koç Foundation. Istanbul/Turkey


Running the residency program "Weekend Residency" together with designer Pontus Johansson

Producer for the project and exhibition “MY CITY”. Ekenäs, Finland, May 2013


2014 Love. Catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition Liebe at Wilhelm-Hack-Museum. Editors: Cathrin Langanke, Barbara J. Scheuermann. Language: German/English.
ISBN 978-3-86678-967-8

2013 Acting in the city. Exhibition catalogue. Editor: Johanna Uddén. Language: Swedish/English. ISBN 978-91-88244-34-5

2013 The unanswered question. Iskele2. Exhibition catalogue. Editor: Barbara Heinrich. Language: German/English.
ISBN-13 978-3-89424-986-1

2013 Envy, Enmity, Embarrassment 2/2. Exhibition catalogue. Editor: İlkay Baliç. Language: Turkish/English.
ISBN 978-975-6959-65-7

2013 Envy, Enmity, Embarrassment 1/2. Exhibition catalogue. Editor: İlkay Baliç. Language: Turkish/English.
ISBN 978-975-6959-64-0

2012 Why Art?. Catalogue published in conjunction with Konstfack Degree Exhibition 2012. Language: English. Editor: Frida Klingberg

2012 Hej Gävle. Exhibition catalogue. Editors: Andjeas Ejiksson, Oscar Mangione. Language: Swedish.
ISBN 978-91-978722-8-7

2011 Liljevalchs vårsalong 2011. Exhibition catalogue. Editor: Louise Fogelström. Language: Swedish.
ISBN 12 978-91-86011-11-6

2009 Open Engagement. Exhibition catalogue. Editor: Bettina Pehrsson. Language: Swedish/English.

2008 Konstfack Degree Exhibition. Exhibition catalogue. Editors: Renée Padt, Ikko Yokoyama. Language: Swedish.
ISBN 978-91-85549-05-4

2005 Hjort Fanzine. "Johanna Adebäck". Editors: Simon Eliasson, Björn Agnemo, Sanna Nordlander. Language: Swedish.


"Destinationsprovokation". Hanna Svensson. Sörmlands Nyheter. 23/4-2016

”Cykeln - en maskin för kvinnans frihet”. Solveig S Thörnblom. Nynäshamns Posten, 27/10-2015

”De vardagliga platsernas plats: Intervju med Johanna Adebäck”. Henrik Sputnes. This must be the place (, 9/4-2014

”Eine ausstellung über das gefühl der gefühle”. Markus Clauder. art. Das Kunstmagazin, 24/3-2014

"Stadens ansikte målas av makt och gräsrot". Tua Ranninen. Hufvudstadsbladet, 29/1-2014

"Unikt urval av Ekenäs". Johan Kvarnström.
Västra Nyland, 22/1-2014

"Johanna Adebäck om sitt konstverk "Ekenäs - en faktabok"". Jonas Sundström. Radio Vega Västnyland, 22/1-2014

"En sista hälsning". Maria Waxegård. Norrköpings tidningar,

"Mental vindsröjning". Per Haupt. Arkitektur, 7/2013

"En kittlande konstorientering". Julia Svensson. DN, 17/10-2013

"Norrköping i extrem närbild". Tobias Holmqvist. SVT, Östnytt, 17/10-2013

“Acting in the city på Norrköpings Konstmuseum”. Cecilia Blomberg. SverigesRadio, Kulturnytt, 3/10-2013

“Museet intar staden som konstens scen”. Sara Segraeus.
Folkbladet, 28/9-2013

"Der Fährmann legt ab". Nicola Kuhn. Der Tagesspiegel, 17/9-2013

"Ekenäs har många olika ansikten". Camilla Linberg. Västra Nyland, 16/5-2013

"Utställningen Min Stad". Monica Slotte. Svenska Yle, 15/5-2013

“Reaktioner”. Maija Hurme. Hufvudstadsbladet, 15/3-2013

“Haset, Husumet, Rezalet”. Merve Ünsal. Artfulliving, 14/3-2013

“Barnen vid Rasebo daghem listar sina stadsfavoriter”. Camilla Lindberg. Västra Nyland, 14/3-2013

“Konstnären Johanna Adebäck på spaning i Ekenäs”. Camilla Lindberg. Västra Nyland, 12/3-2013

“What’s up: Istanbul”. HG Masters. ArtAsiaPacific, 25/2-2013

New show at Arter offers alchemy of optimism". Haberler, 25/1-2013

"Haset, Husumet, Rezalet" (Envy, Enmity, Embarrassment). Sözcü, 25/1-2013

"Hasetin farklı cepheleri". Radikal Hayat, 24/1-2013

"Adebäck vill inte välja". Cecilia Ekebjär. Falukuriren, 11/8-2012

"Konsten, staden och rummet". Gunilla Kindstrand. Gefle Dagblad, 17/3-2012

"Idéer för ett modigare Gävle". Kristian Ekenberg. Arbetarbladet, 17/3-2012

"Två dåliga förlorare?". Mats Granberg. Norrköpings tidningar, 21/9-2010

"Allvaret äntrar imitationsleken". Mats Granberg. Norrköpings tidningar, 13/9-2010

"Stor konstdag i Svärdsjö". Billy Abraha. Falukuriren, 9/8-2010

"Unga konstnärer på stallet". Per Warvlin. Mariestads-Tidningen, 12/3-2010

"Unga konstnärer får chansen" Charlotte Andersson. Sveriges Radio, 19/2-2010

"Turné med unga konstnärer". Wermlands-Tidningen, 17/2-2010

"Unga konstnärer tar plats på Mimers". Per-Johan Thörn. Kungälvs-Posten, 19/1-2010

"Bänka dig i Västerås". Jenny Berggren. Västerås Tidning, 9/4-2009

"Läs om hemkänsla". Svenska Dagbladet, 2009

"Alla själars dag". Dalarnas Tidningar, 2008

"Kyrka och högljudd konst i laddat möte". Jenny Leonardz. Svenska Dagbladet, 19/11-2008

"Ditt hem avslöjar dig". Pernilla Berthelot. Hem & Hyra, 2008

"Mitt hem är mitt jag". Anna Lagerblad. Svenska Dagbladet,
11/9- 2008

"Så fixar du stilen". RUM, 2008

"Välkommen hem till Johanna Adebäck". Dagens Nyheter, 2008

"Myller av idéer i ladan". Ragna Fahlander. Falukuriren, 13/8-2007

"Dressyrkonst ingen lek". Bo Madestrand. Dagens Nyheter, 3/4-2007

"Stor examensvisning för konstelever". Västerbottens Folkblad, 2005