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About Johanna Mårtensson and Ida Lundén : Johanna works with scenography for theatre, dance, film, photography and with her own projects and collaborations. She often explores rooms and objects together with the audience and her interest lies in exploring the role of sensory perception and psychic interaction that participants has with the work. Johanna trained Fine Art at Nyckelviksolan and Gerlesborgskolan in Stockholm before she studied Design for Performance at Central St Martins College of Art and Design in London. When she graduated 1999 she was nominated for the prestigious Linbury Prize For Stage Design. She works for a wide range of theaters in Sweden including Riksteatern. Orgel - 2015 years contribution is created together with Ida Lundén, composer and musician, active mainly in chamber music and electronic music. She was one of the founders of Syntjuntan and was 2011-2013 Composer in Residence at the Swedish Radio P2. Over the last few years she has received attention for her imaginative works for sometimes unusual combinations of instruments like viola and potatoes or bass singers and double basses. She has done installations and solo works for eg the Swedish Academy of Music, Music in Gävleborg and Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation.
STATEMENT OF ART:
I am interested in the way objects and architecture form a scenography to our lives, as inherited idéas and constructed realities that we persist building on to. In my projects my aim is to explore new ways of seeing, involve the participants and use interactive objects and materials from our everyday life.

ORGANIZATION:
Freelance theatre designer

EDUCATION:
1996-1999, Theatre Design, BA, Central St Martins College of Art and Design, LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM.
1992-1995, Fine Art, Gerlesborgskolans konstskola, STOCKHOLM/SWEDEN.
1991-1992, Fine Art and Handicraft, Nyckelvikskolan, STOCKHOLM/SWEDEN.

EXPERIENCE:
Johanna works as a freelance scenographer in Stockholm, with many different theaters and directors as well as with her own projects.
Her last theatre productions has been:
2016, Befrielsefronten and Tvättid at Örebro Länsteater.
2015, 1984 at Riksteatern
2015, Intergalactic Underwater Palace at Cullbergbaletten/Riksteatern
2015, X at Unga Klara
2015, Illusions at Teater Galeasen
2015, Mår i stort sett bra at Sörmland Musikteater

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2010, "Untitled", Liljevalchs Vårsalong, STOCKHOLM/SWEDEN.
2011, "Kuliss", 1650 Gallery, LOS ANGELES/USA.
2013 "Facades", Soho Photo Gallery, New York

AWARDS:
2012-2013 Platinum A Design Award Winner for Arts, Crafts and Readymade Design.
2012, Grant, Riksteaterns Grant, "for her distinctive and strongly artistic set designs with intelegent and practical sollutions" STOCKHOLM/SWEDEN.
1999, Nomination, exhibited at the National Theatre, The Linbury Price for Stage Design, LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2016, Vice Magazine, The Creators Project, March, http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/recycled-p
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2016, Carnet D/Art; http://www.carnetdart.com/mycophiles/

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English (Near Native)
Swedish (Native)

CLIENTELE:
Riksteatern, Uppsala Stadsteater, Göteborgsoperan, Regionteatern Blekinge-Kronoberg, Örebro Länsteater

WEB SITE:
http://johannamartensson.se/

PORTFOLIO URL:
http://johannamartensson.se/L

REGISTRATION DATE:
2013-02-27 16:44:34

COUNTRY:
Sweden

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Non-Profit

Awards received by Johanna Mårtensson and Ida Lundén


Infront of My Toes Lies The World Theatre Design

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Performing Arts, Style and Scenery Design Category in 2012
Johanna Mårtensson and Ida Lundén for Regionteatern Blekinge-kronoberg, Byteatern Kalmar Läns Teater
Crossing The Line Theatre Design

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Performing Arts, Style and Scenery Design Category in 2012
Johanna Mårtensson and Ida Lundén for Teater Komet At Fri Scen/Stadsteatern
Orgel Visual Sound Installation

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category in 2015
Johanna Mårtensson & Ida Lundén. for Orgel by Johanna Mårtensson and Ida Lundén
Decor Photoinstallation

Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category in 2012
Johanna Mårtensson and Ida Lundén for Johanna Mårtensson

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