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press release

The Paragraph
Since its opening in 2006, Bonniers Konsthall has established itself as one of the leading Swedish platforms for contemporary art. One year ago, renowned architect firm Marge embarked on making alterations to the Celsing-designed landmark building. Internationally acclaimed, Marge specializes in modifications of existing structures, particularly galleries and museums, and notably did the Moderna Museet redesign in Stockholm.

This major refurbishment of Bonniers Konsthall is a natural continuation of its determination to facilitate access to art. For the same reason, as of 2015 Bonniers Konsthall offers free admission to all exhibitions.

Today Bonniers Konsthall proudly reopens its doors.

The opening show marks the 30-year celebration of the Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation, and displays its collection. Founded by Jeanette Bonnier in 1986, the Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation annually awards grants to young artists. Jeanette Bonnier also founded Bonniers Konsthall, as a physical embodiment for the work of the foundation, and as a home for her love of art.

79 artists have received the grant so far. Grant recipients work within a wide variety of artistic fields, methods and expressions and the exhibition, curated by Theodor Ringborg, includes a broad spectrum of paintings, sculptures, videos, drawings, objects, installations and performance. The pieces in the exhibition have been purchased by the foundation when each artist was awarded the grant, meaning that the collection mainly consists of early works. Each work offers a snapshot of a specific artistic practice and time, but together they also embody the developments in Swedish art over three decades.

The Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation continues its work by awarding annual grants to young Swedish artists. The 2015 grant recipients are Caspar Forsberg, Linus Nordensson Spångberg and Max Ockborn, who are exhibiting entirely new work in the exhibition.

Grant Recipients:

, Eva Löfdahl, Sissel Tolaas, Föreningen Läderfabriken, Lena Laurin Karlström, Fredrik Wretman, Martin Wickström, Cecilia Edefalk, Roger Risberg, Martin Ålund, Per Hüttner, Stefan Karlsson, Cecilia Sikström, Sissel Wibom, Thomas Olsson, Sunniva McAlinden, Olov Tällström, Mamma Andersson, Birgitta Muhr, Gunnar Larsson, Peter Ern, Arijana Kajfes, Michael West, Thomas Henriksson, Karin Ohlin, Klara Kristalova, Richard G Carlsson, Björn Stampes, Johanna Karlin, Magnus Wassborg, Cecilia Parsberg, Åsa Larsson, Carl-Fredrik Ekström, Tanja Airaksinen, Eva Marklund, Fredrik Persson, Helena Mutanen, Jacob Dahlgren, Linn Fernström, Marcus Eek, Björn Perborg, Charlotte Enström, Petra Lindholm, Sonja Nilsson, Stina Stigell, Thomas Broomé, Ann Böttcher, Gunnel Wåhlstrand, Tilda Lovell, Lisa Jeannin, Lisa Jonasson, Johan Svensson, Lina Selander, Lars Brunström, Ninia Sverdrup, Caroline Mårtensson, Johannes Heldén, Martin Sundvall, EvaMarie Lindahl, Jessica Faiss, Mathias Kristersson, Kristina Matousch, Sofia Bäcklund, Viktor Rosdahl, Paul Fägerskiöld, Jenny Yurshansky, Kico Wigren, Olof Lindström, Nadja Bournonville, Pauliina Pietilä, Sara Wallgren, Josef Bull, Nanna Nordström, Olof Inger, Dit Cilinn, Ellisif Hals, Gideonsson / Londré, Linus Nordensson Spångberg, Max Ockborn, Caspar Forsberg