The contrast between the dramatic heavy chain and the purity of the sheer glass is Åsa’s hallmark.
Åsa Jungnelius is a visual artist (MFA) and a Lecturer at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, based in Stockholm and Månsamåla. Her work is often material-related and goes from interiors to monumental formats where our bodies’ relations, the objects we surround them with and the rooms they act in together are investigated through a material language. The constant positing of material in the intersection of economy, ecology and the social describes the preconditions for the time in which we live. The objects become a sort of fetish of ourselves as individuals and our contemporary condition. Jungnelius is Artistic Director of Residence-In-Nature and works on a public artwork, The Seashell, for the extension of the Stockholm metro (2016). Her work has been exhibited at Tensta Konsthall (2007), Crystal (2011), Norrköpings konstmuseum (2011), and as site-specific work in Hötorgshallen commissioned by the City of Stockholm (2013), Kalmar konstmuseum (2013), Chamber NYC (2017) Dunkers kulturhus (2017), Fullersta gård (2018), ArkDes (2018), He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen (2018), and Luleå Biennalen (2019). From 2007 to 2013 Jungnelius was a designer at Kosta Boda. She was part of founding WeWorkInAFragileMaterial (2003–2010) and today runs LASTSTUDIO. During 2019 Jungnelius makes a solo presentation at Vandalorum and participate in OpenArt, Örebro.