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Helga Steppan

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Born: Motala, Sweden
Lives: Sweden | UK

Education
Master of Arts, Royal College of Art, London (UK) 2002-2004
BA (hons) Graphic Design, Kingston University, London (UK) 1999-2002
Foundation Studies in Art & Design, Richmond-Upon-Thames College, London (UK) 1998-1999
Kunsthøjskolen, Holbæk (DK) 1997-1998


Solo Exhibitions
Kaleidoscopia, Ahlbergshallen, Östersund (SE) 2013
In dialogue with the collections, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg (SE) (Duo with Conny Karlsson Lundgren) 2013
Raderna Emellan Oss, Garaget, Malmö (SE) 2012
Rivit Välillämme / Raderna Emellan Oss, LittFest, Vasa Stadsbibliotek, Vasa (FI) 2011
Raderna Emellan Oss, Motala Bibliotek, Motala (SE) 2011
Raderna Emellan Oss, Barnens Underjordiska Scen, Stockholm (SE) 2011
Parallelistic Imitations, Château de Sacy, Sacy-le-Petit (FR) 2010
All My Things, Vital Arts Gallery Space, Royal London Hospital, London (UK) 2008
Be Long A Part, Man&Eve Gallery, London (UK) 2007
Anna Otto Bob, Hockney Gallery, London (UK) 2003


Group Exhibitions
Shop Show, Form/Design Center, Malmö (SE) 2013-2014
Östersunds Kollektiva Grafikverkstad, Grafiska Sällskapet, Stockholm (SE) 2013

Made in Sacy, 12 Star Gallery, London (UK) 2012

To Have – To Own, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vasa (FI) 2011-2012
Höstsalong, Skånes Konstförening, Malmö (SE) 2011

World of Work, Royal Society of Arts, London (UK) 2010

A Touch of Colour, Sotheby's, London (UK) 2009
Now: Art of the 21st Century, Phillips de Pury, London (UK) 2009
Group Exhibition of Gallery Artist, Man&Eve Gallery, London (UK) 2009
Terry O’Neill Award (IPG), Independent Photographers Gallery, Battle (UK) 2009

Consume Peckham Arts Festival, London (UK) 2008
Terry O’Neill Award (IPG), Fulham Palace Gallery, London (UK) 2008
Art in the Car Park, CCP Gallery, Independents Liverpool Biennial 08, Liverpool (UK) 2008
Message in a Bottle, James Harris Gallery, Seattle (US) 2008

Flash Forward, Kathleen Cullen Fine Art, New York (US) 2007
Flash Forward, Contemporary Lennox, Toronto (CA) 2007
Year_07 Art Projects, County Hall Gallery, London (UK) 2007

Me, Myself and I, Passagen, Linköpings Konsthall, Linköping (SE) 2006
Plug, White Space Gallery, County Hall, London (UK) 2006
Wish List, M+R Gallery, London (UK) 2006
Remaking, Glasburen, Stockholm (SE) 2006
Diva, Embassy, New York (US) 2006
Domesticity, The Art Works Gallery, Enefco House, Poole (UK) 2006
Kommunens Konst, Passagen Linköpings Konsthall, Linköping (SE) 2006

Kagami II, Contemporary Art Club, Paris (FR) 2005
Showroom, ArtPlatform, Natalia Goldin Gallery, Stockolm (SE) 2005
Wish List, M+R Gallery, London (UK) 2005
On The Road, United Net-Works, Artistic Strategies, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (SE) 2005
Diva, Kube, Paris (FR) 2005

Unlock Your Imagination, Upper Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London (UK) 2004
Beautifully Functional, Mayfair Air Gallery, London (UK) 2004
Something Between, Lower Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London (UK) 2004
Emergeandsee, Trafo, Budapest (HU) 2004
Emergeandsee, International Kino, Berlin (GER) 2004

On The Road, United Net-Works (SE / DK / US / UK / CA / BEL) 2003-2006
25hrs International Video Art Show, Barcelona (SP) 2003
Emergeandsee, The Other Cinema, London (UK) 2003
Simrishamn International Art Film Festival, Gallery Valfisken (SE) 2003
Film Festival, Galleri 60, BildMuseet, Umeå (SE) 2003
Interim Show , Lower Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London (UK) 2003

One Dot Zero Film Festival, ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art), London (UK) 2002

The Museum of... River Thames, London (UK) 2001


Bibliography
Corren, Hon gör konst av inlämnade saker, Linköping, 14/09/13 (SE)
Motala Tidning, Hon gör konst av inlämnade saker, Motala, 13/09/13 (SE)
Östersunds-Posten, Att sluta cirkeln för att komma framåt, Östersund, 10/09/13 (SE)
Länstidningen Östersund, Normbrytande och levande på vernissagerna, 10/09/13 (SE)
Östersunds-Posten, Helga utforskar identitet och form, Östersund, 07/09/13 (SE)
Motala Tidning, Ett annorlunda fotoprojekt, Motala, 11/07/13 (SE)
Hallands Nyheter, Unga konstnärers verk i möte med välkänd konst, Falkenberg, 07/05/2013 (SE)
Arkitektur, Testbedstudio & Unsworn Industries, Vi ville visa på det övernaturliga i naturen, Dialogen Dan Hallemar, Nr 2, 2013 (SE)

Länstidningen, Hon blev årets stipendiat vid Härke konstcentrum, Östersund, 11/07/12 (SE)
Östersunds Posten, Helga Steppan får Härkestipendium, Östersund, 12/07/12 (SE)
Islington Tribune, A chateau for artists to find their muse, London, 06/04/12 (UK)

Vasabladet, To Have/To Own, 03/12/11 (FI) 2011
Östgötatidningen, Utställningen alla kan medverka i, 21/10/11 (SE)
Motala Tidning, Dedikera en bok – medverka I en utställnig på biblioteket, Motala, 05/10/11 (SE)

The Times Literary Supplement, Commentary: Freelance by Hugo Williams, 10th Sep 2010, London (UK)
le Parisien, bohéme au châteeau by Natalie Huet, 16th August 2010, Creil (FR)

HotShoe International, Contemporary Photography, Dec/Jan 2009, Issue #157 (UK) 2009

Artartart, The Global Art Market, Review: Consume Peckham Arts Festival, Oct, Issue 3 (UK) 2008
Alaska Edition, Elsa & Ingeborg, Ingeborg Elsa, London, Issue 01 (UK) 2008
Aluma, See Through – All My Things by Helga Steppan, Malmö, April (SE) 2008
Planning Journal, Art in the Car Park, London, 17 October, Issue 1791 (UK) 2008
The Stranger, Hold Still, Seattle, 19/02/08 (US)
ArtScene, In the International Land of Contemporary Art…, Los Angeles, Jan (US) 2008

Grafik Magazine, Class of 2007 – Be Long A Part by Helga Steppan, London, Dec (UK) 2007
Qvest Magazine, Feature: Die Ordnung Der Dinge, Berlin, Oct (GER) 2007
Creative Review, Pick of the Month, London, Aug (UK) 2007
Design Week, News in Pictures, London, v22/22 (UK) 2007

NY Arts Magazine, What is After After Modern?, New York, Sep/Oct (US) 2006
Östgöta Correspondenten, Egocentrism som imponerar, Linköping, 22/08/06 (SE)
Östgöta Correspondenten, Porträtt på åtta sätt, Linköping, 19/08/06 (SE)
M / The New York Art World, Review: Diva, New York, April (US) 2006

AC Institute, AC: Hospitality Suite, Review: Diva, Paris, 6-9 October (FR) 2005
Svenska Dagbladet, Konstnären blir konsult, Stockholm, 30/05/05 (SE)


Grants/Awards
Härke konstnärsstipendium, Artist grant, Östersund (SE) 2012

Konstnärsnämnden Två-årigt arbetsstipendium (Two-year art grant), Stockholm (SE) 2011
Svenska Kulturfonden, Art project grant, Helsinki (FI)
[Platform], Residency Grant, Vasa (FI) 2011

HIAP, Helsinki International Artist-in-residence Programme, Artist grant, Helsinki (FI) 2010
Byggnads Kulturstipendium, Artist grant, Stockholm (SE) 2010
University for the Creative Art, Artistic research grant, Maidstone (UK) 2010
British Council, Art grant, London (UK) 2010

Norsk-Svenska Stiftelsen Stipendium, Artist grant, Stockholm (SE) 2009

Konstnärsnämndens Arbetsstipendium (One-year art grant), Stockholm (SE) 2008
IPG/ Terry O’Neill Award 08, Shortlisted, London (UK) 2008
Nkd - Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale, Residency Grant, Dale (NO) 2008
Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward – Emerging Photographers (CA) 2008

Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward – Emerging Photographers, Winner (CA) 2007

Marta, Wivi & Åke Liljesons Stiftelse, Artist grant, Motala (SE) 1998


Projects
Artist Commissions:
'Motown' - Participatory Photographic Project, Motala Townhall, Motala kommun (SE) 2013
'Escapes' - Photographic Project, Skogbruksvägens care home, Östersunds kommun (SE) 2013
Development and sketches for outdoor sculptures - 'Hen' och 'Hens vänner', Östersund Hospital, Shortlisted, Östersund (SE) 2013
Storsjöodjurscenter (The Monster Research Centre of Lake Storsjön), Cabinet of Monster Curiosity – Installation, Svenstavik, Unsworn Industries, Malmö (SE) 2012
BOIC Artist Commission Idea development, Sahlgrenska Hospital, Shortlisted, Göteborg (SE) 2012
P.s. Förlåt ifall jag väckte er, Visualisation and photography, Kristina Lindström, Åsa Ståhl för
Konstmuseet i Norr, Kiruna, Unsworn Industries, Malmö (SE) 2012
Pulse Project - Installation, Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, Miami (US) 2011
SEGRO Young Artist 2010, Creative Junction, Whitton School, London (UK) 2010
Mirroculous, ACE Hair & Beauty, Consume Peckham Arts Festival, London (UK) 2008
Rememorize, ArtPlatform, John Mattson Fastighets AB, Stockholm (SE) 2005

Recidencies:
Härke konstcentrum, Östersund (SE) 2012
[Platform], Vasa (FI) 2011
HIAP, The Cable Factory, Helsinki (FI) 2010
Kunstnerhuset Lofoten, Svolvær (NO) 2009
Nkd - Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale, Artist Grant, Dale (NO) 2008

Lecturing:
University for the Creative Arts, Visiting Senior Lecturer, MA Graphic Design, Rochester (UK) 2013
Mitt Konstmuseum, Artist talk and workshop, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg (SE) 2013
Malmö University (K3), BA(Hons) Graphic Design, Guest Lecturer, Malmö (SE) 2013
University for the Creative Arts, Visiting Lecturer and Examiner, BA(Hons) Illustration, Maidstone (UK) 2013

K•75 Exhibition, Artist Talk, Exercishallen, Östersund (SE) 2012
University for the Creative Arts, Visiting Lecturer and Examiner, BA(Hons) Illustration, Maidstone (UK) 2012
Barking and Dagenham College, BA(Hons) Photography, Guest Lecturer, London (UK) 2012

To Have / To Own, Symposium, Speaker, Vasa (FI) 2011
NOVIA University of Applied Sciences, BA(Hons) Fine Arts, Guest Lecturer, Nykarleby (FI) 2011
Kuntsi, Museum of Modern Art, Artist Talk, Vasa (FI) 2011
University for the Creative Arts, Visiting Lecturer, BA(Hons) Photography, Maidstone (UK) 2011
University for the Creative Arts, Visiting Lecturer, BA(Hons) Graphic Design, Maidstone (UK) 2011

University for the Creative Arts, 0.4 Lecturer, BA(Hons) Illustration, Maidstone (UK)
2009-2010 Main Third Year Tutor | 2007-2009 Head of Second Year Tutor

University for the Creative Arts, Visiting Lecturer, BA(Hons) Graphic Design, Maidstone (UK) 2010
University for the Creative Arts, Visiting Lecturer, BA(Hons) Illustration, Maidstone (UK) 2010
University for the Creative Arts, Visiting Lecturer, BA(Hons) Photography, Maidstone (UK) 2010
Château de Sacy, Artist Talk, Sacy-le-Petit (FR) 2010
Brighton University, Visiting Lecturer, BA(hons) Illustration, Brighton (UK) 2010

Richmond-upon-Thames College, Artist Talk, Art & Design Foundation, London (UK) 2009

Vital Arts, Artist Talk ,Royal London Hospital, London (UK) 2008
UCCA, Artist Talk, MA Printmaking, Animation and Illustration, Maidstone (UK) 2008

Kent Institute, Key Visiting Lecturer and Examiner, BA Illustration, Maidstone (UK) 2005-2007
Kingston University, Visiting Lecturer, BA Graphic Design & Illustration, Kingston (UK) 2004

Collaborations:
Unsworn Industries, Interaction Design and Innovation Studio, Malmö (SE) 2012-present
Alaska, Photography Collective, London (UK) 2006-2007
Leonora Chan, Photographer and Art Director, London (UK) 2003-2006
United Net-Works, c/o Twochange, Stockholm (SE) 2003-2006
Beyond the Valley, Art & Design Pilot Store, London (UK) 2004-2005
Platform, ICA [Institute of Contemporary Art], London (UK) 2002-2004

Client list (selected):
Swedish Radio (SRc) | The Art Museum in Norrbotten | Aluma Magazine | Stick Magazine | å+k (misplay) | Unsworn Industries (SE) 2004-2013

Royal College of Art | Urban Outfitters | Beyond the Valley | Macondo Café and Bar |
The Guardian | L'Oublié Vintage | Sledge Ltd (UK) 2004-2013


Publications
Shop Show, ISBN 978-91-637-4210-1, Exhibition Catalogue, Form/Design Center, Malmö (SE) 2013

Parallelistic Imitations, Exhibition Catalogue, Essay by Jacqui McIntosh (UK/FR) 2010

A Touch of Colour, Exhibition Catalogue, London (UK) 2009
Now: Art of the 21st Century, Exhibition Catalogue, Phillips de Pury & Company, London (UK) 2009

Terry O’Neill Award (IPG), Exhibition Catalogue, London (UK) 2008
Flash Forward 2008, ISBN 978-0-9739739-6-9, Magenta Publishing, Toronto (CA) 2008

Belongings Apart, ISBN 978-0-9556292-0-4, Essay by Åsa Ståhl, Helga Steppan Publishing, London (UK) 2007
Flash Forward 2007, ISBN 978-0-9739739-2-1, Magenta Publishing, Toronto (CA) 2007
The Cardinal Collection, Art Collection Catalogue, Experian, London (UK) 2007

Me, Myself and I, ISBN 978-91-976421-0-1, Essay by Åsa Ståhl, ArtPlatform (SE) 2006
Diva, Exhibition Catalogue, New York (US) 2006

Diva, Exhibition Catalogue, Paris (FR) 2005

Going Straight, Exhibition Catalogue, Unlock Your Imagination, London (UK) 2004

25hrs International Video Art Show, Exhibition Catalogue, Barcelona (SP) 2003

Pick Up, Exhibition Catalogue, OutPut, London (UK) 2002


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