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Jonas Dahlberg, 2022 Photo: Private


Artist talks


KHM x MMM is a series of lectures and artist talks created in collaboration between Malmö Art Academy and Moderna Museet Malmö.

KHM x MMM presents a broad programme of internationally active artists, theorists, writers and curators connected to current themes and exhibitions. The programme and the invited speakers are presented continuously. Free admission.

12 maj kl 18: Jonas Dahlberg – Of Public Interest

On 12 May KHMxMMM welcomes Jonas Dahlberg as a guest speaker. In the talk he will take you through a sequence that led to the point where he is today as the founding director of the interdisciplinary studio Of Public Interest (OPI). OPI operates through two distinct branches – OPI Studio and OPI Lab. OPI Studio is a hub and a support structure for the making of actual projects. OPI Lab is a one-year international course for professional practitioners held at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.  OPI Lab have now (til the 20th of April) an Open Call for professional practitioners in art, architecture and related fields to join the OPI Lab sessions for 2022/2023.  

Jonas Dahlberg is an artist based in Stockholm. He is educated at Malmö Art Academy and a professor at the Department for Research and Further Education in Architecture and Fine Art at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. 

Dahlberg is known for his winning proposals for the memorials for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Oslo and Utøya on 22 July 2011. He is also known for his ongoing series of video works that have become his fundamental research in how to analyze sites and the politics of space. 

Previous works and representations

In his diverse practice Dahlberg has produced the books Invisible Cities and An Imagined City, and created opera scenography for Verdi’s Macbeth at Grand Théâtre de Genève and Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. He continuously works with photography, film, installations as well as other works. 

Jonas Dahlberg has represented Sweden in Sao Paulo Biennal and was part of the 50th Venice Biennal as well as Busan Biennale, Prospect 2 in New Orleans, Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt, Lisbon Architecture Biennal and the Thessaloniki Biennale. He has exhibited in institutions such as Moderna Museet Stockholm, Kunsthalle Wien, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Kunsthall Charlottenborg, Gothenburg Konsthall , Tramway Glasgow, Leeum Museum Seoul, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Kunsthall Trondheim and FRAC Bourgogne in Dijon. 

He has given talks at Cooper Union in New York, Architecture Association in London, Headlands Center for the Arts San Francisco, Creative Time Summit 2014, EPFL School of Architecture Lausanne and ETH Zürich, among others.