Maja Sikorska

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Maja Sikorska

b.1990
Based in Gothenburg, Sweden


My work originates from the body. Fascinated by the experienced separation of body and mind, I turn towards its inner structures, looking to unfold a visceral experience. 

I am currently exploring biomorphic forms. These abstracted, bodily forms are both familiar and abnormal; seemingly free, in that they defy the logic and constraints our bodies are subject to. They whisper of the possibility of immortality, of an endless mutation.

A symbiosis of contradiction: the mortal and immortal the sensual and sick; beauty and abject.



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Upcomming Shows

September 11th - October 30thGroup show, Skruvstädet i tiden / och andra berättelser, Nemeshallen, Mölnlycke Kulturhus
October 1st - "vad är nytt", Group show hosted by Nya Fabriken at Lindholmen, Göteborg


Education

2016-2019 Valand Academy,  BA in Fine Art, Göteborg, Sweden
2011-2014: Dômen konstskola, Göteborg, Sweden


Courses

2019: Sculpting with Alabaster, summer course, Skulpturstudion, Göteborg, Sweden
2014: Valand Academy, summer course: ”Introduction to contemporary art and philosophy”, Göteborg, Sweden
2011: Art College (Folkuniversitetet) Dagskolan grund, Göteborg, Sweden


Work

2014 – (present): Assistant at MEGALODON CREATIONS
2020: Artist assistant for Gunilla Bandolin
2019: Artist assistant for Gunilla Bandolin
2018: Curator of surroundings, BRA 10
2017: Artist assistant for Gunilla Bandolin
2017: Speaker at Dômen konstskola
2014-2017: FIRMAN: CEO/Owner


Exhibitions

2021: Familiar Unknown, Galleri SM Art, Ulricehamn, Sweden
2021: SYMBIOSIS, Galleri Frihamnstorget, Stockholm, Sweden
2018: SKÄRVOR, Galleri Hammarén, Göteborg, Sweden
2018: (untitled), Gallery Rotor 2, Göteborg, Sweden
2018: Surroundings, BRA 10, Göteborg, Sweden
2017: BLOODLINE, Galleri Monitor, Göteborg, Sweden
2017: TRANSFUZJA II (version 2), Galleri Monitor, Göteborg, Sweden
2016: TRANSFUZJA II, Lokal U12, Warszawa, Poland
2015: CORPUS, Studio 42, Göteborg, Sweden
2015: VANITAS, Konstföreningen Dymlingen, Jönköping, Sweden
2014: INRE STRUKTURER, Kafé Frilagret, Göteborg, Sweden
2014: DRA ANDAN, Frilagrets utställningshall, Göteborg, Sweden


Group Exhibithions and Biennials

2020: Cash BOX digital, online exhibition hosted by Galleri BOX
2020: DecemberKalender, Galleri 54, Göteborg, Sweden
2019: BOX summer studio (part 2) at Röhsska Design festival, Göteborg, Sweden
2019: BOX summer studio, Galleri BOX, Göteborg, Sweden
2019: 1000m2, Graduate show, Gamlestadens Fabriker, Göteborg, Sweden
2018: Fragmented Bodies, Gallery Rotor 2, Göteborg, Sweden
2018: Dirty Business, Botaniska Trädgården, Göteborg, Sweden
2018: CHARTER, Temporary public exhibition, Göteborg, Sweden
2018: Välkommen till Avgrunden, Berg 211, Göteborg, Sweden
2017: CASHBOX, Galleri BOX, Göteborg, Sweden
2017: Rotor 2, Göteborg, Sweden
2017: Mountain Bike, Galleri Thomassen, Göteborg, Sweden
2017: Until I get out of here, Kulturtemplet, Göteborg, Sweden
2016: Exhibition of Unfinished Works, Galleri Monitor, Göteborg, Sweden
2016: MANIFESTA 11 , Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich, Switzerland
2016: Hotell Adyton, Ringön, Göteborg, Sweden
2015: BRA 10, Konstepidemin, Göteborg, Sweden
2015: Konstepidemin, 13 Festival, Göteborg, Sweden
2014: 9th International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen, Plzeň, Czech Republic
2014: Galleri BOX, Göteborg, Sweden
2013: Real Stars: Art For Fair Sex -event, 1200 kvadrat, Göteborg, Sweden


Grants

2021: Konstnärsnämndens ettåriga arbetsstipendium
2019: Arnulfska Stipeniefonden
2018: Adlerbertska Stipendiestiftelsen
2017: Stiftelsen Kjellbergska Flickornas Donationer
2015:  K-peng, KulturUngdom
2015: (FIRMAN) K-peng, KulturUngdom
2015: (FIRMAN) En snabb slant, Göteborgs stad
2015: Jönköping Kommun Kultur & Fritidsnämnden
2014: (FIRMAN) En snabb slant, Göteborgs stad
2012: Stiftelsen Kjellbergska Flickornas Donationer
2012: Theo Och Hanne Mannheimers fond



Collaborations

2019: Collaboration with dancer Moa Westerlund at BOX summer studio, Galleri BOX, Göteborg, Sweden
2015: (FIRMAN) cooporation with Kultur i Väst http://kulturivast.se
2015: Collaboration with Marcus Appelberg, exhibition Vanitas  at Konstföreningen Dymlingen, Jönköping, Sweden

             Marcus Appelberg mappelberg.com

2014: (FIRMAN) cooperation with Linda Tedsdotter in her piece There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch,  Blå Huset, Konstepidemin, Göteborg
            Linda Tedsdotter: http://tedsdotter.com

2014: Collaboration with Katarzyna Kochańska, performance piece Transfuzja, Warszawa, Poland
            youtube.com/watch?v=m8nzMnrjosE
            Katarzyna Kochańska: herbathea.pl

2014:  FIRMAN: performance group: Susanna Antonsson, Linnea Jardemark, Hanna Månsson Nord, Maja Sikorska, Marika Sanaksenaho