Spring 2018 Visiting Artists Series: Fia Backström

Civic Square Building
6:40 p.m., April 11, 2018
Fia Backström is an artist and an educator who works in a wide range of media, including writing, performance, installation, ephemera, audiovisual means, photography, and formats of display. She studied at the University of Stockholm and Columbia University for her undergraduate studies, and received an MFA from Konstfack University of College of Arts, Crafts, and Design, Stockholm. Her work refuses fixity of images or categories; virtually impossible to characterize, her practice encompasses producing printed matter and merchandise-based items, arrangements and displays, creating objects, writing texts, and initiating gatherings and events. She works within a system that favors the branding of individual identity and style as an artistic signature.
Civic Square Building, Room 110
Image Credit: Woe Men-Keep Going, 2017. Instillation at Mary Boone Gallery.