Hilda Hellström (b 1984 Gothenburg, Sweden) graduated from an MFA at the Royal College of Art in London in 2012. Her work has, among other institutions, been exhibited at Gothenburg Museum of Art, The British Craft Council, MAK Vienna, V&A, London Design Museum, MUDAC Lausanne, Tramway Glasgow and Shanghai Power Station Art Museum.

 

Her work revolves around our understanding of reality as purely subjective and investigates the sensuous aspects of life as opposed to the rational. Working with materials that, for the observer, often are unfamiliar, she plays with the undefinable in regards to materials, hierarchies, value systems and definitions. This has involved studies about what we classify as ‘natural’ in contrast to the man-made or artificial.

 

To emphasize the sensuous part of an object she has at times worked with the medium of film in relation to objects, in an attempt to captivate the audience in another world for a while.

 

Hellström currently lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Contact

hilda@hildahellstrom.se

Postal address

Peder Fabers Gade 16 (kld. tv.)

2200 KBH N Copenhagen

Denmark


Awards and grants

Residence-In-Nature programme, Växjö Konsthall, Sweden 2016

2 months Artist Residency, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, US 2016

Travelling Grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Sweden 2016

Two works in the permanent collection Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Sweden 2015

Purchase by SAK, Sveriges Allmänna Konstförening, Art lotto, Sweden 2015

Appointed ‘The Craftsman of the Year’ by Residence Magazine, Sweden 2015

One year working grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Sweden 2015

Sten A Olssons Culture Grants, Sweden 2014

Helge Ax:son Johnsons Grant, Sweden 2014

Participant in the Iaspis-archive library of Visual and Applied Art, Stockholm Sweden 2013

2 months Artist Residency, Cove Park, Scotland 2013

Workshop tutor at the IN Residence Programme Turin, Italy 2013

Installation in the permanent collection at the MAK (Museum für angewandte Kunst) Vienna, Austria 2013

 

Exhibtions, 2016

Group

Keep In Touch, SKÅNES KONSTFÖRENING, Malmö Sweden, Oktober

Konsthantverk i Sverige, ESKILSTUNA KONSTMUSEUM, Eskilstuna Sweden, September – November

Residence-In-Nature, VÄXJÖ KONSTHALL, Växjö Sweden, May-September

Objects Of Desire, DESIGN MUSEO HELSINKI, Helsinki Finland, June-August

Twelve Tall Tales, The Hospital Club, THE BRITISH CRAFT COUNCIL, London UK, July-August

Sølv, GOLD-SMIDT ASSEMBLY, THE UNION, London UK, May

Slow, SCHLOSS HOLLENEGG, Graz Austria, May

Colour Your Life, DAELIM MUSEUM, Seoul South Korea, February – Aug.

Sur, APALAZZO GALLERY, Brescia Italy, February – May

ÖRNSBERGSAUKTIONEN, Stockholm Sweden, February

Undercurrents, THE CLAY STUDIO, Philadelphia US, February – March

Exhibtions, 2015

Solo

Stenastiftelsens kulturstipendiater GÖTEBORGS KONSTMUSEUM Gothenburg Sweden, Dec – Jan 2015

Group

EVA, KONSTAKADEMIEN Stockholm Sweden, Oct

Den Nya Kvinnogruppen ESKILSTUNA KONSTMUSEUM Eskilstuna Sweden, Sept – Oct

Ready Made Go, ACE HOTEL, London Design Festival UK, Sept

Summer Exhibition GALLERY FUMI Sardinia Italy, June – Sept

Domus, PILSEN 2015 – EUROPEAN CITY OF CULTURE, Pilsen Czech Republic, April – December

Den Nya Kvinnogruppen: Radikal Vänskap GUSTAVSBERGS KONSTHALL Gustavsberg Sweden, April – Sept

Samtidsarkeologi GALLERI FORMAT Oslo Norway, Jan – March

Exhibtions, 2014

Solo

Eppur si muove GALLERY S. BENSIMON Paris France, May – July

Group

DNK: Så Därför Kom Vi Hit VERKSTAD: RUM FÖR KONST Norrköping Sweden, Nov – Dec

Atemporaneo APALAZZO GALLERY Brescia Milan Italy, Oct – Nov

Crafting Narratives THE BRITISH CRAFT COUNCIL London UK, Sept – Oct

Summer exhibition GALLERY FUMI Sardinien Italy, June – Sept

Hilda Hellström & Bec Brittain MATTER New York US, May – June

IN Residence, Object of Desire MILAN FURNITURE FAIR Milano Italy, April

Rum 319 CRYSTAL GALLERY Stockholm Art Week, Stockholm Sweden, April

Den Nya Kvinnogruppen FULLERSTA GÅRD Stockholm Sweden, Feb – April

The Future Is Handmade KALMAR KONSTMUSEUM Kalmar Sweden, Feb –  April

ÖRNSBERGSAUKTIONEN Stockholm Sweden, Feb

NightTime DreamReal POWER STATION ART MUSEUM Shanghai China, Dec 2013 – March 2014

Exhibtions, 2013

Solo

The Monument SWAROVSKI WONDER CHAMBER Innsbruck Austria, April 2013 – Nov 2014

Group

House Style TRAMWAY Glasgow Scotland, Oct  2013 – Jan 2014

Den Nya Kvinnogruppen MINIBAR ARTISTSPACE Stockholm Sweden, Oct

Swarovski Digital Crystal BEIJING DESIGN WEEK Beijing China, Sept – Oct

Collected Autumn Show GALLERY S BENSIMON Paris France, Sept – Oct

Summer Exhibition GALLERY FUMI Sardinia Italy, June – Sept

The Future Perfect ICFF New York USA, May 2013

WORKS RCA Graduates MILAN FURNITURE FAIR Milan Italy, April

ÖRNSBERGSAUKTIONEN Stockholm Sweden, February

Exhibitions, 2012

Group

Contemporary Collected TOKYO DESIGN WEEK Tokyo Japan, Oct – Nov

RCA Collective 2012 DUTCH DESIGN WEEK Eindhoven Netherlands, Oct

Digital Crystal DESIGN MUSEUM London UK, Sept 2012 – Jan 2013

Royal College of Art Graduation Show ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART London UK, June

RCA Paradise MILAN FURNITURE FAIR Milano Italy, April

Social Interaction EL MATADERO Madrid Spain, Feb

Exhibitions, 2010 – 2011

Group

The Last Supper CHRISTIES, LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL London UK, Sept 2011

The Copy Kitchen DMY TEMPELHOF Berlin Germany, June 2011

Swedish Sweetness Gallery M. Bolognesi MILAN FURNITURE FAIR Milan Italy, April 2010

Konstslöjdsalong, RÖHSSKA Gothenburg Sweden, Feb – May 2010