Skånes konstförening is happy to announce that Matilda Tjäder is this year’s recipient of Sven and Ellida Hjort’s Exhibition Grant. Beyond a stipend of SEK 20 000, the award includes a solo exhibition at Skånes konstförening opening in February 2023, curated by Khamlane Halsackda.

The Jury’s Statement

Matilda Tjäder’s artistic practice is a sharp, resourceful and affective exploration of different worlds. Through experimental storytelling, Tjäder invites and delicately immerses us into new fictitious worlds, rendering bare the fickle structures of our own world. The works’ dystopian tonality collides with the poetic meditations of text, performance, sound and motion with an undercurrent of humor subtly at play. With careful attention to other sensorial dimensions than sight, Tjäder leaves room for unexpected openings within the self, where transformation and refusals are always a possibility.

Matilda Tjäder is an artist based in Malmö working with text, sound, performance and moving image.

About the stipend

Sven and Ellida Hjorts Exhibition Grant is awarded annually to an emerging artist from Skåne. Hanni Kamaly was the first recipient of the grant in 2017, followed by LealVeileby, Ikram Abdulkadir, Cia Kanthi, and Sana Jarrar. The awarded artist is chosen by a jury appointed by the board of Skånes konstförening. The 2022 jury consisted of Jon Aagaard Gao (artist), Lena Bergendahl (artist), Khamlane Halsackda (dancer, choreographer) and Jonelle Twum (artistic director, film director).

Photo: Kah Bee Chow