Grant Recipients 2011: The Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm November 27, 2011 – January 8, 2012
The Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation on November 27 opens its annual exhibition of grant recipients at Bonniers Konsthall, which is where the event has been held since 2006. The Fund awards grants to Sweden's best new artists in support of their creative establishment.
The lucky grant recipients 2011 are Olof Lindström (1991) and Kico Wigren (1976).
Olof Lindström is 20 years old, born in Upsala, and is the youngest supported artist in the history of The Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation. He was chosen for his video artworks Experiment 2-4.
Olof Lindström. Experiment 4. 2009/2010
Kico Wigren is Swedish artist, with great interest in the material qualities. Usually he applies in his art a transparent material like glass.
Several hundreds of new artists, under the age of 35, competed against one another. Each winner will receive a grant in the amount of 75,000 Swedish krona. Since the establishment of the fund in 1985, grants have been received by: Cecilia Edefalk (1954), whose works can be seen at Stockholm's Moderna Museet through February 2012; Karin Mamma Andersson (1962); Jacob Dahlgren (1970); and Gunnel Wåhlstrand (1974), among others. Last year's recipients were Paul Fägerskiöld (1982) and Jenny Yurshansky. To date, grants have been awarded to 65 artists.
The fund was founded by Jeanette Bonnier Dahlin in memory of her daughter, Maria – a young artist who was tragically killed in 1985, at the age of 20, in an auto accident. Sweden's contemporary art collection, a large part of which is on view at Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm, is favorably supplemented on the basis of this competition. The Bonnier family has generously supported art and culture for over two centuries.