Swetlana Heger


Swetlana Heger Playtime (SH & Hermes, photographed by Alexander Gnaedinger), #3 2002 125 x 175 cm Lambda print on crome de luxe paper, mounted on acrylic glass and aluminum, ed 2/3 Courtesy of the artist and Collection of Eijiro Imafuku, Tokyo

lives and works in Berlin and Umeå/Sweden. She is a Visual Artist/Professor in Fine Arts and Dean at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts/Umeå University. Heger has an ongoing interest in the act of contextualization and dislocation. She is exploring the questions about conditions of an art production including discussion about multiple authorships and relevant possibilities of collaborations between the arts and other partners.

Various international solo and group exhibitions include: Musée des Beaux Arts/Nancy, Le Consortium/Dijon, Melbourne Biennale, Berlin Biennale, Centre Georges Pompidou/Paris, Artists Space/New York, Vienna Secession, Centre National de la Photographie/Paris, De Appel Foundation/Amsterdam, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Hamburger Bahnhof/Berlin, Phoenix Art Museum, BASS Museum of Art/Miami, Moderna Museet/Stockholm, Manifesta 11/Zurich.

Talks and lectures at various international venues, include: Royal College of Art/London, Royal Academy of Art/Stockholm, Städelschule/Frankfurt, Somerset House/Courtauld Institute of Art, London, IED Instituto Europeo di Design Madrid, Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste/Vienna, Université Paris, Panthéon-Sorbonne/Paris, School of Visual Arts/New York.

Her art works are represented in international private and public collections.

The book mentioned in the interview is A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments by Roland Barthes, and the full download of the book is attached to the link here and above.

Swetlana Heger & Plamen Dejanov Quite Normal Luxury (Test the World) 1999-2001 BMW Z3 Courtesy of the artist and of the MAK Collection, Vienna

Swetlana Heger Playtime (Portrait of an artist) 2002 Size variable Mixed media Courtesy of the artist