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John Skoog
(Sweden - Germany - Denmark)

1985, Malmö
Lives and works in Frankfurt am Main
and Copenhagen

Federsee, 2013 HD Video 8:00 min Courtesy of the artist


  • 2012 Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main
  • 2010 Malmö Art Academy, Malmö

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2014 Redoubt, Towner Contemporary Art Museum, Eastbourne
  • 2013 Federsee, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö
  • 2013 Shadowland, Lampione, Frankfurt am Main
  • 2012 Sent på Jorden and Förår, Pilar Corrias, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2014 Ars Viva Preis: Truth/ Reality, Museum fur Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main; Galleria civica d’arte moderna e contemporanea, Turin
  • 2013 Taming the Narrative, Basis, B3 Biennale, Frankfurt am Main
  • 2013 Apollo, Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt am Main
  • 2011 Surreale Dinge, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main
  • 2010 Haunted House, Alt-Sachsenhausen, Frankfurt am Main

Selected Screenings

  • 2014 International Competition 60, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen
  • 2013 Spectrum, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam
  • 2011 Rencontres Internationales: Paris, Centre Pompidou, Paris Selected Awards
  • 2013 Jury Special Mention, Prix Scribe, Paris
  • 2013 ARTFILM Prize, Lichter International Film Festival, Frankfurt am Main
  • 2011 Jury’s price, Film Festival, St Petersburg

Focusing on both present and future, moving in time and space between concerns with microcosms and universes, this exhibition resounds in a polyphony of individual perspectives interwoven by different ideas of aesthetics and culture — as well as standards of ‘goodness.’ The dream of good art — however it is made and wherever it comes from — has to be rooted in truth, ethics and a belief in life.

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.