Anna-Karin Rasmusson (b. 1983) graduated from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm in 2016, and most recently took part in Modernautställningen 2018 at Moderna Museet. Last year, she also exhibited at Den Frie, Copenhagen, Strandverket konsthall, Marstrand, Växjö konsthall, Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, and in several gallery exhibitions. Her video installation Mater Nostra, which premiered at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 2017, is now a part of the collection at Moderna Museet. Awards and scholarships include the IASPIS Studio Grant in Stockholm (2018) and the Bernadotte Grant (2016), awarded by the Royal Academy of Fine Arts.
Anna-Karin Rasmusson works mainly with video and installations, in which painting plays an important role. Everyday tasks are repetitively performed in a scenography built like a collage of painted cardboard boxes and boards. Video works are often projected on top of each other, creating multifaceted layers of moving images. In her art, Rasmusson focus on human interaction, both physical and emotional. The masked characters in her videos – played by herself – are involved in somewhat clumsy attempts to support, comfort and reach out to each other. In a broad sense, Rasmusson’s expressive and painterly imagery highlights complex feelings of inadequacy, disorientation and tenderness.
Rasmusson will have her first solo exhibition at the gallery in early 2020.