Asa Johannesson

Location: Hackney

With a focus on gender fluidity, I examine relationships between gender, self-image and photographic portraiture. With my art practice I am interested in the ways in which the photographic portrait can be used to represent and rethink identities and how encounters can be created between viewer and image.

I studied Photography at the Royal College of Art and is based in London, UK, and in Växjö, Sweden.


Selected solo exhibitions:

2016 Looking Out, Looking In, Landskrona Foto Festival, Landskrona, Sweden
2016 Looking Out, Looking In, Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC), London, UK
2015 Looking Out, Looking In, MOCA London, London, UK
2015 The White Gaze, Växjö Konsthall, Växjö, Sweden
2013 The Boy & The Twins, Gothenburg Biennale, Gallery Panncentralen, Mariestad, Sweden
2011 The Boy & The Twins, Fotogalleriet [format], Malmö, Sweden
2011 The Boy & The Twins, Smålands museum, Växjö, Sweden

Selected group exhibitions:

2014 8 +1 konstnärer, Smålands museum, Kulturparken Småland, Växjö, Sweden
2012 TRANSportrait, Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2010 Photo-ID, Hereford Photography Festival, Hereford, UK
2009 Shadow of a Doubt, Galerie Michel Jourmiac, Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France
2009 Photo ID, The Forum, Norwich, UK
2009 Show RCA 2009, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2009 The Terry O'Neill Award 2008, Fulham Palace, London, UK
2008 Moment, Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia
2008 NICE08, The Novas Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool, UK
2008 The Other, International Talent Support, Trieste, Italy
2007 Fellow Travellers, Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Manchester, UK