Magni Borgehed
b. 1982, Sweden
Lives and works in Malmö and Jämtlands-sikås, Sweden

 

Magni Borgehed studied at Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, 2007-2008 and graduated in 2009 from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts (MFA). He is now based in Malmö and Jämtlands-Sikås, Sweden.

In his works Magni Borgehed has developed a sophisticated method of appropriating the repertoire of painterly gesture and reshapes its post-Pollock irony, detachment and self-referentiality into basic material elements of the painting medium. Art critic Jan Verwoert describes in a catalogue essay how Borgehed "takes painting to a point where its look and its use begin to become one. /…/ Borgehed’s paintings take you to the heart of what is common to the common: the offer of usage freed from the superstructures of norms, protocols and traditions that agglomerate around this offer, in order to impose regulations on it."

 

EDUCATION

2003 – 2009 Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå, Sweden, MFA

2007 – 2008 Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Professor: Willem De Rooij

2002 – 2003 Örebro College of Fine Arts, Sweden

2001 – 2002 Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland, Professor: Leon Tarasewicz

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Da Vinci's, Daylesford, Australia, 201
13 true stories, Last Resort, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014
Happy as a Herring, MODEL, Vancouver BC, Canada

2013
Reciprocal Action, Henningsen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Boiler Room, Oslo, Norway

2012
Nässjö Konsthall, Nässjö, Sweden
Vetlanda Museum, Vetlanda, Sweden

2010
Valerie Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

2009
Galleri Andersson Sandstöm, Umeå, Sweden
 

TWO/THREE PERSON SHOWS

2015
Hotels, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm Sweden
Kälen (with Matthew Lutz-Kinoy and Natsuko Uchino), Last Resort Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014
Sauna Sibylla, Performance with Rasmus West, Västerbottens Museum, Umeå, Sweden
La Pastoral, Participation in a Natsuko Uchino performance, Jardins de plantes, Paris, France
Duo show with Ingemar Svensson at Växjö konsthall, Växsjö, Sweden

2013
Duo show with Henrik Eriksson at Toves Salon, KunsthalCharlottenborg,  Copenhagen, Denmark

 

SELECTED GROUP EXIBITIONS

2016
Prospect, Retrospect, Additions, Subtractions and Divisions, Last Resort, Copenhagen, Denmark
Kitchen Midden, curated by Anne Low and Gareth Moore, Griffin Art Projects, Vancouver BC, Canada
Going Public, Toves, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015
Conflicting evidence, 1857, Oslo, Norway
Doma Nordic, Sofia, Bulgaria

2014
Last Resort, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lumba Kuda curated by Kah Bee Chow, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Loose Hotties, performance with Matthew Lutz-Kinoy at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center of Portland, USA

2013
Next to perplex you curated by Jan Verwoert, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, Austria

2012
Foreign Figs for Florence curated by Dingum during the open days of Villa Romana, Florence, Italy

2011
Kunstverein Röderhof, curated by Valerie Prekär, Germany

2010
Landings Project Space, Vestfossen, Norway

2009
Normal Painting, curated Ritter & Staiff, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Kunsthalle Kluge Männer #2, curated by Max Brand, Berlin, Germany

2008
The Kirchner Show, Kornhäuschen, Aschaffenburg, Germany
Kunsthalle Kluge Männer, curated by Max Brand, Leipzig, Germany

2006
What ever happend to social democracy: Roseum, group project curated by Sören Grammel and Jan Verwoert, Malmö, Sweden

 

GRANTS, AWARDS

2016
PICA residency program, Perth Australia

2015
The Swedish Arts Grants Comittee, 2-year grant
IASPIS, International cultural exhchange, DOMA, SOfia, Biulgaria

2014
Länskulturen, ¨Ostersund, Artist Talks

2012
The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, one year studio grant
IASPIS, International cultural exchange for Foreign Figs for Florence

2011
Ricklundstipendiet, residence grant at Ricklundgården, Saxnäs, Sweden

2009
Georg Suttner’s Foundation

2008
Regionförbundet Södra Småland

2007
IASPIS, International cultural exchange, guest student for Willem De Rooij
ERASMUS, Städelschule
Film i Västerbotten

2006
Markussens Foundation

2005
Roland Kempe Foundation

2001
Tingsryd Culture Scholarship

 

PUBLICATIONS

2016
Art Viewer, Magni Borgehed at Last Resort
Mousse Magazine, Magni Borgehed at Last Resort
Cura Magazine, Magni Borgehed at Last Resort
Kunstkritikk, Mirror morror on the wall... by Mathias Kryger
Art Viewer, Going Public at Toves, 

2015
Contemporary Art Daily, “Omellete” at 1857
Art Viewer, Conflicting Evidence at 1857

2014
cir3, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland

2013
Why Painting Now, Curated by Vienna, Verlag für Moderne Kunst,

2012
MAGNI BORGEHED // Essay by Jan Verwoert, Vetlanda Museum, Nässjö Konsthall, Växjö Konsthall

2009
Magni Borgehed, exhibition catalogue
It's About Time - Ah, I like time. Once I had a really good one

 

REPRESENTED IN THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

The Danish Arts Foundation, Denmark
Kronobergs läns Landsting, Sweden
Smålands Museum, Sweden
Tingsryds kommun, Sweden
Växjö kommun, Sweden
Ricklundmuseet, Sweden
Galleri Andersson Sandström collection, Sweden
Västerbottens läns landsting, Sweden
Umeå kommun, Sweden
Vetlanda kommun, Sweden
IKSU, Umeå, Sweden
Rodowo art collection, Poland

 

Untitled, 2015, 60 x 50 cm, Mixed media on canvas