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Emelie Röndahl is an artist weaver and currently undertaking PhD studies in Craft at the Academy of Design and Crafts (HDK) in Gothenburg, Sweden. Emelie also earned a MFA in 2012 at HDK, with one exchange semester at Art Academy of Oslo (KHiO), Norway. She also studied two years of traditional (Swedish) weaving at two different Folk High Schools, a Scandinavian institution for adult education that functions as a preparatory scheme for higher crafts education.
"Crying Pixels: a practitioner’s narrative through woven rya - aspects on time in hand made practice", is the current title of her PhD project, which she began in 2016 as a practice-based research in hand-weaving that investigates low resolution pictures in fluffy overgrown pixels woven in a traditional manner with wool-piles on a linen warp. The project’s written text and rya weaving occupy a personal perspective, structured around interests in the subjects of labour, history and time consuming activity.
Emelie Röndahl was recently an artist in residence at the Textile Arts Center (TAC) in Brooklyn, New York (2014-2015).
She is a recipient of the Swedish Arts Committee´s International Program, IASPIS, six month Artist Residency in Stockholm, Sweden (2013), creating a work later acquired by Public Art Agency Sweden for their national collection (2014).
For the moment she is taking part of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial making a collaborative weaving project with participants from all over the world. The project is called “Google Weaving Stop-time” and will be exhibited at Salt Galata in Istanbul September–November later this year, and she is taking part of “Art of Labor” at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, in California US.
Another upcoming event is a 2-months Artist in Residency at Nova Iskra, Belgrade, Serbia, as a grant holder form Swedish IASPIS, during fall 2018.
Some earlier achievement is a two-months Artist Residency at Hotel Chevillion, Grex Sur Loing, France in 2012, and a field trip to Japan participating in a Kasuri-weaving workshop at Kawashima Textile School, Kyoto, 2012.
Emelie Röndahl lives and works outside of Gothenburg in Örby/Kinna, a historical textile region where crafts like spinning and weaving continue to be part of local lives.
She has woven since 2006.