Olof Broström

About
Short statement

Scavenging, rummaging, collecting, recycling, upcycling. Trusting the subconscious, letting things sit, waiting, letting time pass, rediscover. Find meaning for what once was pointless. Enjoying mass produced goods in new ways. Taking the spills from the machinery and make a fruitful life. Finding other ways than the already mapped ones, roads that lay in between, slightly over or way above. Take a back alley instead of the guided bus tour. You don't have to go deep, just take a glance. It's not that hard.

Things created for a certain purpose, now lay dormant on the studio floor, waiting to gain meaning, waiting to become part of an alloy. To make something out of nothing, to have an idea so great that there is no meaning trying to conceptualize, intellectualize or even begin to talk about it.
No point, language is not enough for trying to convey the meaning of this paradox.
This idea has not yet presented itself. When it comes, it will be so great it doesn't need to be communicated.

Olof Broström

Born 1980, based in Lund, Sweden.

Work

2016->
Technical coordinator at Lunds Konsthall.

2012
3d and Photo Technician at Malmö Konsthögskola, Lunds Universitet.

Exhibitions

2015
“Par i konst”, Vargåkra Konsthall, Hammenhög.

2014
“Påsksalong”, Galleri Thomassen, Göteborg.

2013
“Art Vending Machine”, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg.
“Art Vending Machine”, Malmö central station.

2012
“Förslag till nationalhymn ett tusen år från nu”, Krets, Malmö.

2011
“Spektrografi”, Skånes Konstförening, Malmö.
“FROM ONE WORD TO ONE WORD a possible void”, Bäckerstrasse 4, Vienna, Austria.

2010
“Restes” (with Ingrid Cogne), Skånes Konstförening, Malmö.
“Bilen i Våra Hjärtan”, Skövde Konsthall.
Solo Exhibition, “Repeater”, Galleri 5, Lund.
Solo Exhibition, Cirkulationscentralen, Malmö.

2009
“Take A Look at my Sound”, Galleri Oro, Gothenburg.
“Hi LowTech”, Galleri Maskinen, Umeå.
“Möte09”, Workshop, Weld, Stockholm.
“Krets Filmfestival”, Krets, Malmö.

2008
“Full Pull”, Stapelbädden, Malmö.
“Konsten går i land”, Ulvön.
“Masters of Fine Art”, Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm.
“Masters of Fine Art Graduate Show”, Bildmuseet, Umeå.
“Art is not mute / Sound archive” Galleri Hit, Gothenburg.

2007
“Game Art”, Bildmuseet, Umeå.
Solo Exhibition “Swarms and Storms”, Gallery 60, Bildmuseet Umeå.
“Art is not mute / Sound archive”, Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm, ICA Dunújváros, Hungary, Ersta konsthall, Stockholm.
“The Lottery”, Gallery 60, Bildmuseet Umeå.

2006
“White Box – Black Box”, Skellefteå Konsthall.
“Bachelor of Fine Arts”, Academy of fine arts, Umeå.

2005
“Singalong your solosong” Gallery Tapeten, Gotland.

2004
“Public Space The Artist and the Spectator”, Showroom Gallery, London.
“I ett svagt ögonblick” Gallery 60, Umeå.

2003
“Entry show” Academy of fine arts Umeå, Gallery 60.
“Graduation Show” Gothenburg’s Art School.

Discgography

2012
The Icehorse, “Clock Dirt” Single, Hidden Institute.
The Icehorse, “Park Ranger” Single, Hidden Institute.
The Icehorse, “Smutsig Dag Remixes”, Hidden Institute.

2011
The Icehorse, “Smutsig Dag”, Hidden Institute.
Add Silence, “Add Silence”EP, Hidden Institute.

2006
Olof Broström, “Tiny Owl”, Hidden Institute.
Olof Broström, “Small Daydream Worlds”, Hidden Institute.
Olof Broström, “Giant Owl”, Monument.

2005
Olof Broström, “Daydream Worlds”, My secret Garden Recordings.
Olof Broström, “Backdoors EP”, My secret Garden Recordings.
Olof Broström, “In a Trailer Park EP”, My secret Garden Recordings.

2004
The Icehorse, “The Owl”, Hidden Institute.

2003
The Icehorse, “Diary”, Hidden Institute.

Grants

2015
Lunds Kommuns Ateljéstipendium.

2013
Lunds Konsthalls Vänners stipendium.

2012
Malmö Stads Ateljéstipendium.

2010
Malmö Stads Ateljéstipendium.

2008
Molly och Ragnar Rudemars fond.

2006
The Foundation of JC Kempes Memorials Scholarshipfunds grant.
Lerum municipality’s Cultural grant.

2003
Gothenburg Art Schools scholarship for printmaking.

Education

2003 – 2008
Academy of fine arts Umeå, MFA.

2006
Documentary filmmaking, Umeå University.

2005
The Landscapes and Histories of painting, Umeå University.

2001-2003
Gothenburg Art School.

2000
Philosophy of Mind, University of Gothenburg.