Emma Filipsson is a Swedish visual artist, who works in Göteborg, Sweden, Mexico and United Kingdom. Her practice is concerned predominantly with urban and social landscapes often linking to poetry and literature as well as stories emanating from personal encounters with people, objects and architecture.
The themes that she chooses to address in her practice: globalisation, travel and immigration. Often run parallel with her personal experiences; she identifies patterns of human activity, the subjects of her work becoming isolated examples of these sociological formations.
Filipsson is a graduate of Central St Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London and the Royal College of Art, London. She is a visiting lecturer at Central St Martins, Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London and Norwich University College of the Arts, Norfolk, UK.
Filipsson has received numerous awards and scholarships from Frölunda Kulturhus, Wilhelm och Martina Lundgrens Stiftelse, Willinska Stiftelsen, Fredrika-Bremer- Förbundets-Stiftelse and Fabrikör J.L Eklunds Stiftelse. In 2008-2009 she lived and worked in Moscow, Russia and was artist-in-residence, supported by Swedish arts council: Västra Götalandsregionen and Instituto Queretano de la Cultura y las Artes at Museo de la Ciudad, Querétaro, México, Autumn-Winter 2010-2011.
Solo Exhibitions (Selected)
2011: Ex Uno, Plures Museo de la Ciudad, Querétaro, México
2005: The Atheists Bergsjön Project Space, Göteborg, Sverige
2002: 1942 Stadsbiblioteket Institutionen för historia, Göteborg, Sverige
Group Exhibitions (Selected)
2012: Quetzalcóatl, El hombre huracán Museo de la Ciudad, Querétaro, México
2012: Edge Condition Spitalfield’s Gallery, London, UK
2012: En tránsito Manuel Gómez Morin, Quéretaro, México
2011: Ögon på besök AvenyGallerian, Göteborg, Sverige
2010: A State of Separation Ilexworks, London, UK
2009: Skrapade Ytor Konstepidemin Göteborg, Sverige (with Marcus Jonsson-Filipsson)
2008-2007: Skrapade Ytor Gerlesborgsskolan Bovalsstrand, Sverige
(with Marcus Jonsson-Filipsson)
2006: Mor Frölunda Kulturhus Galleri, Göteborg, Sverige (curated by Emma Filipsson)
2004: Something In-between Royal College of Art, London, UK
2003: Folio Society Royal College of Art, London, UK