CV / BIO

Born in 1973 in Stockholm Trained in Stockholm and Dublin BA (hons) degree from the National College of Art and Design Dublin 1999 Worked on both my own art projects and also with group projects I have participated in a number of group exhibitions internationally, mainly in Europe but also in Amerika and Canada . 1999-2006 I was A Member of, and organized, CRAC (Creative Room for Art and Computing) a digital experimental workshop and embassy for the time being about digital and video art. Within the framework of the CRAC Forum I organized exhibitions, lectures and an animation film festival (FIA Stockholm)Together with  the artists Gabriella Carlsson, Dan Lageryd and Matias Walden,  I created and ran, projects within the social-activist art project Parabola With the Stockholm suburb of Tensta and Tensta Träff Kulturhus as a base for their projects, Parabola collaborated with Modern Musset, UR and TCC (Tensta Community Center)Our projects featured in exhibitions in Tensta, but also in the Art Athena exhibition, and on UR web TV with the project ”To the Next Prime Minister”ID:I gallery Stockholm is my Stockholm base, where I have shown three solo exhibitions and curated both lectures and video screenings

 My artistic activity is mainly concerned with politics, history and memory and how history works in informing the present. I often start from an anthropological discourse and working method and have mainly worked with video and audio and installation.

The world is undergoing a paradigm shift where industrialism is about to disappear but no new world order has yet been formed. This creates political and economic instability. History is not behind us, we are history (forming the future): history is in the present. I am interested in the part of history we do not want to acknowledge, know or address, that is, the part of ourselves we do not want to understand.

The Swedish slave colony of Saint Barthélemy or the Swedish role in race biology with forced sterilization have long been black spots in the national consciousness which are almost absent from mainstream historical writing.
I combine these collective memory gaps with personal memories. I collect and record everything from posters on the street to archived images; I cut and paste and merge, as in a curiosity cabinet. Only through clustering and recontextualising these fragments can history become visible and context prominent.

For more info see www.idigalleri.org, 

alexmood@hotmail.com

0702647235

Upcoming Exhibitions

 2019,06 Oksasenkatu 11 gallery, Helsinki

2020,01 IDI Galleri(Solo)

Education

97-99 BA F A (Hons) National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland

93-96 Grafikskolan i Stockholm, College of Printmaking Arts in Stockholm, Sweden

92-93 Järva Konstskola, Foundation, Artschool, Stockholm, Sweden

Solo Exhibitions

 18- ”Hågkomster”, Konstkuben, Samtidskonst I bro (Contemporary art in Bro), Bro, Sweden

17-”, Eating The Other”, Oksasenkatu 11 Gallery, Helsinki , Finland In collaboration whit Dan Lageryd, Jenny Aschenbrenner

17-”Liminalitet” IDI Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden,  In collaboration Jenny Aschenbrenner

11-”Iris” , IDI Galleri , Stockholm, Sweden

09-”Meningen är Förlorad”, IDI Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden

01-”Is he dangerously sincere”,  Galleri Fisk, Bergen, Norway

Exhibitions/screenings 

18   ”IDI Gos Esszimmer”, DasEsszimmer Fur Kunst+, Bonn Germany

18-”Sublime and Repress”, Enia Gallery, Athens, Greece

18 ”Platforms Project” international Art Fair, IDI Galleri, Athens, Greece

18 ”The Contours of a Liminal Mind” HilbertRaum, Berlin, Germany

18 ”Iris”Elderly Ladies Twochang precent Konstvideo program (Video screening), Slipvillan, Årsta Folketshus, Stockholm Sweden

17-18 ”The Forest That Unites”, Centre des arts et de la culture de Ville de Saguenay, Quebec, Canada

17 ”Platforms Project”international Art Fair, IDI Galleri, Athens, Greece

17 ”Supermarket”International Art Fair, IDI Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden

13 -16 ”Art Athena”international Art Fair, IDI Galleri , Athens, Greece

13 ”Nordic Art Between Miracles”, the Museum Centre for Contemporary Art, Tbilisi, Georgia

11- ”Parabola”, Art festiva, , Kulturhuset Tensta Stockholm, Sweden

06- ”Video Nonstop”, Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, Sweden

04-”Rotterdam VHS Festival”, The Netherlands 2004

04- ”ISLAND FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL”, Prenelle Galleri, London, U.K

04- ”Diarama, MX0”, Den Haag, The Netherlands

03- ”Nth-Art Exhibit. 001”, Ols & co Gallery, London, U.K

03- ”SIKB(r), Söders International Art Biennale”,Stockholm, Sweden

02- ”Aktions” Galleri Enkehuset, Stockholm, Sweden

02- REACTIONS, Exit Art, New York, U.S,

02-”REACTIONS”, The Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, US

01- ”Vacationland”, Art House, Dublin, Ireland ,

01-”Vacationland”, Westbourne Studios, London, U.K

98- ”Absolute Sacred”, Royal Hyberian Academy, Dublin, Ireland

98- ”Schakt”, Site Specific Sofia berget, Stockholm Cultural Capital of 1998, Sweden

96-”Slut Utställning” Grafikskolan, Galleri Emla

92-”Kära Gud”, Site Specific Tensta, Sweden

Projects 

14-Parabola, to the Next Prime Minister, Web TV UR

08-10 kreativ director and curater  FIA Stockholm, Animation Film Festival

05-Dork bot, Ersta Konsthall

00- Vykort från Förorten, Freech Magasin