I think I have always tried to explain the world around me, understand what’s wrong, and that photographs have become a way of doing that.

Artist and photographer. Born 1991 in Sweden, living in Gothenburg.

mail[a]johanandren.se
(+46) 076 102 91 71



Education:
2014—2017, BFA in Photography, Akademin Valand
2016 autumn, exchange semester at Iceland Academy of Arts
2016 summer, "Thinking is a kind of movement, like dancing or shaking a fist", workshop with Annika Larsson at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts
2012—2013, Foundation year in Photography, Gamleby Fotoskola

Solo exhibitions:
2017 THINGS ARE NOT JUST THINGS!, Galleri Fisk, Bergen, Norway
2017 My hands are literally shaking, Galleri 54 Peepshow, Gothenburg
2016 A Glass, a Mirror, a Pair of Glasses, Galleri Rotor2, Gothenburg
2015 Hjärtligt Välkomna, exhibition and book release in collaboration with
Isa Andersson and Kristofer Gullard Lindgren, Kulturhuset, Stockholm

Group exhibitions:
2017 Invigning av NEJD, NEJD, Gothenburg
2017 The Absence of Something is Not Enough (BA exam show),
Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg
2017 How to Make a Hug, Gallery Rotor2, Gothenburg
2016 The Waiting Room, Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik, Iceland
2016 My Hands are Literally Shaking, Umeå
2016 VÅR - en fotografisk utställning, Valand Academy, Gothenburg
2016 Formerly Known As, A-venue, Gothenburg
2015 CREATION COLLECTION CURATION, Galleri Monitor, Gothenburg
2015 Story on Story (GIBCA Extended), Alingsås Museum, Alingsås
2015 take two (Copenhagen Photo Festival), Galleri Krebsen, Copenhagen
2015 Spring exhibition, Valand Academy, Gothenburg
2015 Regarding Meaning, together with Ingvild Davidsen and Sebastián Cruz, Galleri Rotor2, Gothenburg
2014 ARCHIVE/ME, Gallery Entrance, Gothenburg
2014 Compost, Galleri Rotor2, Gothenburg
2014 Today’s Pop-Up Show, Gothenburg
2014 B.Y.O.B., Konsthallen, Gothenburg
2013 En evighet, en kort sekund, Gamleby
2012 Vinterutställning, Gamleby

Grants:
2017 K-pengar, KulturUngdom, for the exhibition THINGS ARE NOT JUST THINGS!
2016 K-pengar, KulturUngdom, for the exhibition A Glass, a Mirror, a Pair of Glasses
2014 Kulturstöd för unga, Stockholms stad, for the exhibition and book Hjärtligt Välkomna