Winner of our Young Art Award < 33, 2023
Maja Malmcrona is an artist born 1993 in Gothenburg, Sweden. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Architecture from Umeå University and a Master of Science degree in Philosophy from the University of Glasgow.
Her work is held by collectors across Europe, Asia, and North America. She lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.
My work relates primarily to an examination of space and our experience of it. I believe that art should de-emphasise our societal obsession with objects and consumerism, instead favouring phenomenological experiences. I use abstraction as a tool to stay clear of an over-emphasis on these objects, being more interested in the multitude of meanings that lies behind them. In my view, the work of art is a portal—a moment in time in which we may seek emotional refuge from the overload of information prevalent in our contemporary society. My work is grounded in modern and contemporary perspectives of art, literature, and philosophy, investigating the continuity across these fields. I work primarily in drawing, painting, and sculpture.
2023 Solo Exhibition / Winner Young Art Award <33
2023 Group Exhibition, Erlengut, Zürich (Switzerland)
2023 Solo Exhibition, Hibiya Okuroji Art Fair (with Eunoia), Tokyo (Japan)
2023 Group Exhibition, West136, Zürich (Switzerland)
2022 Group Exhibition, Studio Stettbach, Zürich (Switzerland)
2020 Group Exhibition, Stångerås, Stenungsund (Sweden)
2018 Group Exhibition, Umeå School of Architecture, Umeå (Sweden)
2017 Group Exhibition, Umeå School of Architecture, Umeå (Sweden)
2016 Group Exhibition, Umeå School of Architecture, Umeå (Sweden)
2023 Young Art Award <33, ART FORUM UTE BARTH, Zürich
2021 Artist Sponsorship, Thomson Gallery, Zug (Switzerland)
2021 Art Matters 4 (Honourable), Galerie Biesenbach, Köln (Germany)
2020 Student Grant, Willinska Stiftelsen, Göteborg (Sweden)
2016 Student Grant, Stiftelsen AAA, Stockholm (Sweden