In his talk Jonas Dahlberg will focus on the laboratory research work conducted at OPI with its emphasis on taking an active part in critically re-imagining our common spaces, what values they contain, who they are for, in which ways they are shared, and how they are made and by whom.
Jonas Dahlberg is an artist based in Stockholm. He is a professor at the Royal Institute of Art, in Stockholm, and the founding director of the interdisciplinary studio OPI (Of public interest). Dahlberg has exhibited in many prestigious contexts, such as with solo exhibitions, ‘Notes on a Memorial,’ at LOCUS ATHENS, Athens (2019).
In addition to the many presentations in international art biennials and group exhibitions, he is perhaps most known for his winning proposal for the memorials for the victims of the terrorist attacks, in Oslo and Utøya, on 22 July 2011. He is also known for his ongoing series of video works that have become his fundamental research in how to analyse sites and the politics of space.