CV

Rut-Malin Barklund.

Studio: Hägerstensvägen 145. 126 48 Hägersten, Sweden.

 

BARKLUND & Co - a hub for the arts of craft. www.barklundandcompany.se

Rut-Malin Barklund (born 1974) gained her knowledge at several different schools in Sweden; Metal craft at Nyckelviksskolan and Stenebyskolan, and finally a bachelor's degree from Ädellab, Konstfack University College of Arts, Craft and Design.

Rut-Malin's work displays an artistic inquiry, where familiar everyday materials are being processed and appear in a new form. Her jewellery addresses the issue of the traditional jewellery tangible value, and stretches between scenes for crafts and fashion. The Swedish Arts Grants Committee gave her a one-year working grant 2009, and a grant for costly projects 2011.

 

Studying graphic design at high school and working in that field for a good 8 years before deciding on switching to art/craft school studies for 6 years seems to have been an excellent set up for Rut-Malin Barklund. This combination of educations and creative work has given her a self-reliance, knowledge and courage to put her hands on all sorts of projects.

 

Today she is working as a jewellery maker and exhibition producer, in combination with graphic design commissions. Recent years she has been involved in several collaborations, for example ALLA and Not So Precious. Initiating and developing projects like this have now resulted in the development of an own exhibition space, BARKLUND & Co, she calls it a hub for the arts of craft.

Education

2004-2007 Konstfack, Sweden. Ädellab - Silversmithing and jewellery. Bachelor of Fine Arts.

2003-2004 Stenebyskolan, Sweden. Forging and Metalwork.

2002-2003 Nyckelviksskolan, Sweden. Metal Design And Craft.

2001-2002 Konstskolan i Stockholm, Sweden. Basic Art Studies.

1990-1993 Tumba High School, Sweden. Graphic Design.

 

2013-2014 Archaeology A, Södertörn University, Sweden.

 

Solo exhibitions

2015

Investigation of Chains. Four Gallery. Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

Group exhibitions

2014

Not So Precious. Cooperation project with A Larsson and S Borgegård. Showroom, Stockholm.

The Museum of Similar Divergences. Initiated with A Larsson, D Hedman, K Lindberg, H Hedman,

S Borgegård. UNIART, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery. Galleri Anna H, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Schmuck. Munich, Germany.

 

2013

Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery. Platina. Stockholm, Sweden.

 

2012

Unexpected Pleasures: the art and design of contemporary jewellery. Design Museum. London UK.

Love of Place. National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, U.K.

Unexpected Pleasures: the art and design of contemporary jewellery. National Gallery of

Victoria. Melbourne, Australia.

The State Of Things. Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.

2011

The Wood Show. Flow Gallery. London, UK.

 

2010

Mycket snack och mycket verkstad. By KHVC, Krapperups Konsthall. Sweden.

It’s a jewel – not a doll. Platina. Stockholm, Sweden

Frame. By Gallery Platina. Munich, Germany.

 

2009

For long and faithful duty – 10 years of beauty. Platina. Stockholm, Sweden.

Op voorraad. Inside Design. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Schmuck. RMIT Gallery. Melbourne, Australia.

There is no place like home. Platina. Stockholm, Sweden.

Schmuck. Munich, Germany.

Frame. By Gallery Platina. Munich, Germany.

Nano. Studio 44. Stockholm, Sweden.

 

2008

Schmuck. Lodz, Polen

Schmuck. Birmingham City University U.K.

Brainfood. Gustavsbergs Konsthall. Stockholm, Sweden.

Schmuck. Munich, Germany.

 

2007

217 days later. ShowKonstfack. Stockholm. Sweden.

Four. ShowKonstfack. Stockholm, Sweden.

BA Graduation Show. Konstfack. Stockholm, Sweden.

Excursions. Munich, Germany.

Touch Down. Konstfack. Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Exhibition producer

ALLA. Is it possible to question prejudice and xenophobia with jewellery?

Initiated (2010) and produced by Rut-Malin Barklund and Hanna Hedman.

Involving 29 contributing artists, two photographers, a graphic designer and a writer.

 

Travelling exhibition on train through Sweden, 25-27 October 2011.

A documentary photographer followed the travelling exhibition. A film (20 min) and a projection (5 min) was made and shown together with the artists’ work on following five exhibitions.

 

Röhsska Museum 2 Oct–9 Dec 2012.

Form/Design Center Malmö 14 dec 2012–13 jan 2013.

Gustavsbergs Konsthall 1 feb- 3 mar 2013.

Eskilstuna Konstmuseum. 30 August - 28 September 2014.

Gallery Medium, Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. 9-10 October 2014.

 

ALLA ft Daniela Hedman – Please sign here.

A development of the project with one of the participants’ individual works as a starting-point. Shown as an interactive exhibition in Munich 10-15 Mars 2015, as a part of Re-Public Jewellery.

 

Lectures

2015 Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. Stockholm, Sweden.

2015 HDK, School of Design and Crafts. Gothenburg, Sweden.

2014 Sperk Stret Jewellery Conference, Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia.

2012 HDK, School of Design and Crafts. Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

Lecture and workshops

2014 Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Oslo, Norway

2011 Uppsala Art Museum. Uppsala, Sweden.

 

Panel discussion

2012 Röhsska Museum. Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

Publications (participating)

2014 Schmuck catalogue.

2013 Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery.

2009 Schmuck catalogue.

2009 The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery Makers

2008 Schmuck catalogue.

2007 Graduation Show Konstfack catalogue.

 

Publications (producer)

2012 ALLA. Project publication/Exhibition catalog.

 

Collections

Die Nueue Sammlung (Danner Foundation)Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany.

Private collection, Italy.

 

Grants

2014 Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse.

2014 Iaspis. Swedish Art Grants Committee’s International Programme.

2014 Stockholm Stad/Cultural Services, Studio support, 3 years

2012 Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse.

2012 Iaspis. Swedish Art Grants Committee’s International Programme.

2011 Iaspis. Swedish Art Grants Committee’s International Programme.

2011 Swedish Art Grants Committee, Project support.

2011 Stockholm Stad/Cultural Services, Studio support, 3 years

2009 Swedish Art Grants Committee, 1 year working grant

2008 Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse.

2007 Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse.

2007 August Rigners Resestipendium.

2007 Fröberg-Cramér (Konstfacks).

2006 Fabrikör JL Eklunds Hantverksstiftelse.

2006 Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse.

2005 Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse.

2004 Eva och Oscar Ahréns Stiftelse