Charlotta Öberg (1987)

Charlotta is currently based in Vienna and a student at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Born in Söderhamn, also lived in Göteborg and Stockholm, Sweden.

In her practice she is questioning power structures and restrictions in the society such as norms of behavior, norms of being heterosexual and norms of being successful and healthy. Exploring what feelings this creates and different ways of handle this hinders and how to fight society restrictions by doing. She is interested in what in these structures affects our personal behaviors? What creates them? What comes out of them? Affecting whom? She believes this work requires sharing experiences with others. Therefore she is mostly working interactive or/and in collaboration with other artists and activists

Charlotta has a background in working with human rights in different NGO´s. Her works are mostly performance-based and/or including interactive elements. She also uses her crafting skills from being a trained pattern maker and milliner. 

Charlotta wants to create plattforms for emotional meetings as with her piece Spoon - Me (2017). This piece was created out of a strong desire for a shared softness and tenderness, that she want to create and se more of within our society. Later she exhibited Soft Anus Sinkhole (2018) which took form as a 2*2*2 meter textile sculpture which you could climb up at and sink into a soft hole. Right now she is working on a project called The Making of Soft Anuses and is also engaged in an ongoing collaboration with artist Charlotte Gash making the Sorry I Love You, Bar, and other collaborations with artist Sophie Stadler and with artist Eva Sommer.

Charlottas work, collaborations and participations has been exhibited in Glimåkra: Svenska Vävstolsmuseet, Stockholm at: FISTAHOOD HOUSE, Studio Mossutställningar, Konstfack, Färgfabriken, Stockholms Kulturhus (Stockholm Pride Festival), Kamraterna, Teater Tribunalen, Dramalabbet, Galleri Helle Knudsen, Gerlesborgsskolan, Katteljén ; Vittsjö at: Boalt Spa men resort, värme men gödsel ; Göteborg at: Röhsska Museet, Galleri Monitor ; Vienna at: Akademie der bildenden Künste; Rundgang, Volkskundemuseum, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich.

Education

2018 - ongoing      Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

2017 - 2018           Gerlesborgsskolan Bohuslän, Fine Arts

2017                       Stockholm University, Postcolonial Perspective on Audiovisual Media and Performance                                            Studies

2012 - 2014            Göteborgs Tillskärarakademi, Milliner

2009 - 2011            Stockholms Tillskärarakademi, Pattern Making and Sawing and Digital Pattern Making

Performances and exhibitions

2020                       Performing Barbie Yoga Teacher at Queernick, Stockholm

2019                       Performing Barbie Yoga Teacher  at Rundgang, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

2019                       Performing Barbie Yoga Teacher at Flat concert 2, curated by Barbara Neu

Collaborations

2020                            Showed video piece Goals and with Charlotta Gash, Gash & Gas Summer Moderatiomsh,                                        at Summerpoemsh, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna  
                                      http://www.kunstraum.net/de/performance/summer-showing-2020... 

2020                            spoilerroom, Installation with Katharina Grabner,Rundgang, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

2019                            Sorry I Love You, Bar, Collage Bar Installation with Charlotta Gash, Vote, vote, vote!,                                                Volkskundemuseum, Vienna  

2019                            Banal, Interactive installation with Eva Sommer, Rundgang, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

Other

2018                            Performing in Carola Dertnig´s Again Audience, at MAK

2018                            Performing in Mario Fjells intervension Point of Constant Departures, Spring show at                                                Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden, 
                                      https://mariofjell.wordpress.com/point-of-constant-departures/ 

2018                            Performing in Dynamic Resistance, by Hedda Bauer and Johan Ahlqvist at Rundgang,                                                Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
                                      https://www.instagram.com/dynamic_resistance/ 

2018                            Performing in Mario Fjell and Petra Hultman's Suggested Stories on Power – Live,  at                                                Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden,   
                                      https://mariofjell.wordpress.com/actionsperformances/suggested-stories-on-power-live/

2018                            Actor in Like Me - Effect by "25th Frame Effect" at Teater Tribunalen, Stockholm 

2017                            Actor in Like Me (Effect) by "25th Frame Effect" at Kamraterna, Stockholm 

Group exhibitions

2020                            Exhibited I Have No Goals, Go This Way Go This Way, The Stick and a picture serie of                                              Barbie Yoga Teacher at a group exhibition curated by Marika Wachtmeister, together with                                        Johan Ahlkvist and Hedda Bauer, Skörde- och Hantverksrunda i Visseltofta, Boalt

2020                            Exhibited I Have No Goals, Go This Way Go This Way, The Stick at The Path, a group                                                exhibition together with Johan Ahlkvist and Hedda Bauer, Svenska VävstolsMuseet,                                                  Glimåkra

2019                            Exhibited Spoon - Me and The Making of Soft Anuses at Labor, a group exhibition about                                          sex work and queerness by Tove Pils, Galleri Monitor, Gotheburg

2018                            Performing with Barbie Yoga Teacher  at Galleri Helle Knudsen, group exhibition by the                                            exam class of Gerlesborgsskolan 2018, Stockholm.

2018                            Exhibiting The Real Softwear 2 at Galleri Helle Knudsen, group exhibition by the exam                                              class of Gerlesborgsskolan 2018, Stockholm.

2013                            Swamp View, textiles by me photos in collaboration with photographer Adam Tonér,                                                  exhibition and lecture at Röhsska Museet, Götebor, group exhibition by the milliner class

Contact Me

charlotta.oberg(a)gmail.com

+46 73 04 77 270