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
and part of artist collective NEJD.

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



Education:
2017, The Expanded Field of the Publication, HDK/Valand Academy
2017, Writing as Artistic Tool, HDK
2014—2017, BFA in Photography, Valand Academy
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 and collaborations:
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 Regarding Meaning, together with Ingvild Davidsen and Sebastián Cruz, Galleri Rotor2, Gothenburg
2015 Hjärtligt Välkomna, exhibition and book release in collaboration with
Isa Andersson and Kristofer Gullard Lindgren, Kulturhuset, Stockholm

Group exhibitions:
2019 Rising Action, Klimax, Stockholm
2019 Konstrukt, NEJD, Gothenburg
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
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

Publications:
2018 Månen speglar sig inte två gånger i samma flod,
self-published artist book, edition of 50
2017 Work published in New Magazine, Shape Issue
2015 Hjärtligt Välkomna, self-published photobook in collaboration with
Isa Andersson and Kristofer Gullard Lindgren, edition of 40
2015 Work published in Valand Academy Yearbook 2015

Grants and residencies:
2020 Two months residency at LKV, Norway
2019 IASPIS (Swedish Arts Grants Committee),
grant for residency at LKV, Norway
2019 Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse, grant for residency at LKV, Norway
2019 Wilhelm & Martina Lundgrens stiftelser,
grant for residency at LKV, Norway
2018 Two week residency at artist run space Tomma Rum, Sweden
2018 Projektstöd Pronto, City of Gothenburg, for activities at NEJD
2017 K-pengar, KulturUngdom, for the exhibition
THINGS ARE NOT JUST THINGS!
2016 Adlerbertska Foundations, travel grant to New York USA
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