about/CV

Evelina Björnqvist (b.1996) is a Gothenburg based designer, wood artist, and ceramicist. Navigating between conceptual design and craft, her practice revolves around sensorial interaction and the symbolic meaning of everyday objects - often taking a starting point in its relation to body and movement. With a scenographic approach to material and form, she is interested in how objects and existing or imaginative spatial contexts can interact to build layers of perception. The correlation between color and materiality inform her process as well as the final result, which can be a functional or non-functional piece or installation.

Represented by the gallery and concept store Arranging Things, Stockholm.

Education

2019 - 2022         BFA in Furniture Design, specialization in wood, HDK-Valand - Academy of Art and Design, Campus Steneby, Dals långed (SE)
2021                    Exchange at the BFA program Crafts in Glass and Ceramics, Royal Danish Academy - Architecture and Design, Bornholm (DK)
2021                    Throwing course, Capellagården, Öland (SE)
2017 - 2019         Cabinet making and woodworking, Stenebyskolan, Dals långed (SE)
2015 - 2017         Österlenskolan för konst och design, Simrishamn (SE)


Work

2022 -                  Freelance designer/artist
2022 -                  Scenic carpenter


Exhibitions

2024        (upcoming solo exhibition) Hemliv, Galleri Lerverk, Göteborg (SE)
2025        (upcoming duo exhibition) TBA, Not Quite, Fengersfors (SE)
2026        (upcoming duo exhibition) TBA, Stenungsunds konsthall, Stenungsund (SE)

2024        Hem X Evelina Björnqvist, Hem pop-up showroom, 3 days of design, Copenhagen (DK)
2024        SWIM, Nordic Art Agency, Southern Sweden Design Days, Malmö (SE)
2024        SWIM, Valhallabadet, Craft Days Biennale, Göteborg (SE)
2024        Stockholm Furniture fair, Arranging Things POP-UP shop, Stockholm (SE)
2023        Arranging Things C/O Nordiska Galleriet Archives, Stockholm (SE)
2023        NO SENSE OF BALLS, curated by Candytuft, Southern Sweden Design Days, Malmö (SE)
2023        BISE x SSDD, Southern Sweden Design Days, Malmö (SE)
2023        Project Network 2023 Session II, Apple House Gallery, Skælskør (DK)
2022        Ex-works 22, Möbeldesignmuseum - The Museum of Furniture Studies, Stockholm (SE)
2022        Exam exhibition 22, Trädgårdsföreningen, Göteborg (SE)
2021        Stockholm Furniture and Light fair, Stockholm (SE)
2020        TRÄTEMPLET, Göteborg (SE)
2020        FAQ Square, Not Quite, Fengersfors (SE)
2020        Olga Birkfelt Art grant, Bengtsfors konsthall, Bengtsfors (SE)
2019        Power Plants - upcomming designers, Galleri Studio L2, Stockholm (SE)
2019        Stockholm Furniture and Light fair, Stockholm (SE)
2017        Utan titel - exam exhibition, Ystad konstmuseum, Ystad (SE)


Awards and grants

2024        One-year working grant, Konstnärsnämnden - The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2024        Projektstöd Pronto, Göteborg stad
2023        Ateljéstöd, Göteborgs stad
2023        International exchange, Konstnärsnämnden - The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2022        Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse
2021        Stockholms läns hemslöjdsförening, Jenny Åkerström-Söderströms fond
2021        Västsvenska kulturfonden
2021        Slöjdsamfonden, Bengtsfors kommun
2021        Göteborgs stads stiftelser, August Ringnérs stipendiefond
2021        Fabrikör J.L. Eklunds Hantverksstiftelse
2021        Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse
2021        Adlerbertska resestipendium
2021        Stiftelsen AAA
2021        Johan Jeppssons donation to Stenebyskolan
2021        Doktor Felix Neuberghs stiftelse
2020        Hantverkarna Stockholm, Elma Levins minnesfond
2020        Olga Birkfelts konstpris, Bengtsfors kommun
2020        Göteborgs stads stiftelser, Makarna Lindeqvist stipendiefond
2020        Fabrikör J.L. Eklunds Hantverksstiftelse
2020        Stiftelsen Telefondirektören H.T. Cedergrens fond
2020        Adlerbertska studiestipendium


Residencies

2023        Artist in Residence, IFÖ-Center, Bromölla (SE)
2023        Project Network AIR, Guldagergaard - International Research Ceramic Center, Skælskør (DK)
2020        Material residency, Ställbergs gruva, Ställberg (SE)
2018        AIR - wood workshop, Not Quite culture center (SE)


Represented

Arranging Things
Design Furniture Archive by Möbeldesignmuseum
The Studio ceramic collection at Gulgagergaard
Möbeldesignmuseum 2018-2022 by Kersti Sandin, Lars Bülow och Kerstin Wickman (book)


Publications

Sight Unseen, 30 Projects We Loved at the 2024 Stockholm Furniture Fair
www.sightunseen.com/2024/02/30-projects-we-loved-at-the-2024-stockholm-furniture-fair/

Form Magazine no. 2, 2024, Ny svensk form, Arranging Things,
styling: Camilla Pérez, foto: Sanna Lindberg


Teaching experience

2022 - 2024, teacher in cabinet making
2023   external tutor in degree project, BFA in Design, HDK-Valand - Academy of Arts and Design


Membership

Konstnärscentrum
Konsthantverkscentrum
Scenkonst Gerlesborg
KKV Göteborg


Computer skills

Solidworks 3D-program
InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator


Education


2019 - 2022          BFA in Furniture Design, specialization in wood,
                             HDK-Valand - Academy of Art and Design, Campus Steneby,
                             Dals långed (SE)

2021                     Exchange at the BFA program Crafts in Glass and Ceramics,
                             Royal Danish Academy - Architecture and Design, Bornholm (DK)

2021                     Throwing course, Capellagården, Öland (SE)

2017 - 2019          Cabinet making and woodworking, Stenebyskolan, Dals långed (SE)

2015 - 2017          Österlenskolan för konst och design, Simrishamn (SE)


Work

2022 -                   Freelance designer/artist
2022 -                   Scenic carpenter


Exhibitions

2024        (upcoming solo exhibition) Hemliv, Galleri Lerverk, Göteborg (SE)
2025        (upcoming duo exhibition) TBA, Not Quite, Fengersfors (SE)
2026        (upcoming duo exhibition) TBA, Stenungsunds konsthall, Stenungsund (SE)

2024        Hem X Evelina Björnqvist, Hem pop-up showroom, 3 days of design,
                Copenhagen (DK)
2024        SWIM, Nordic Art Agency, Southern Sweden Design Days, Malmö (SE)
2024        SWIM, Valhallabadet,
                Craft Days Biennale, Göteborg (SE)
2024        Stockholm Furniture fair, Arranging Things POP-UP shop, Stockholm (SE)
2023        Arranging Things C/O Nordiska Galleriet Archives, Stockholm (SE)
2023        NO SENSE OF BALLS, curated by Candytuft,
                Southern Sweden Design Days, Malmö (SE)
2023        BISE x SSDD, Southern Sweden Design Days, Malmö (SE)
2023        Project Network 2023 Session II, Apple House Gallery, Skælskør (DK)
2022        Ex-works 22, Möbeldesignmuseum - The Museum of Furniture Studies,
                Stockholm (SE)
2022        Exam exhibition 22, Trädgårdsföreningen, Göteborg (SE)
2021        Stockholm Furniture and Light fair, Stockholm (SE)
2020        TRÄTEMPLET, Göteborg, (SE)
2020        FAQ Square, Not Quite, Fengersfors (SE)
2020        Olga Birkfelt Art grant, Bengtsfors konsthall, Bengtsfors (SE)
2019        Power Plants - upcomming designers, Galleri Studio L2, Stockholm (SE)
2019        Stockholm Furniture and Light fair, Stockholm (SE)
2017        Utan titel - exam exhibition, Ystad konstmuseum, Ystad (SE)


Awards and grants

2024        One-year working grant, Konstnärsnämnden,
                The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2024        Projektstöd Pronto, Göteborg stad
2023        Ateljéstöd, Göteborgs stad
2023        International exchange, Konstnärsnämnden,
                The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2022        Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse
2021        Stockholms läns hemslöjdsförening, Jenny Åkerström-Söderströms fond
2021        Västsvenska kulturfonden
2021        Slöjdsamfonden, Bengtsfors kommun
2021        Göteborgs stads stiftelser, August Ringnérs stipendiefond
2021        Fabrikör J.L. Eklunds Hantverksstiftelse
2021        Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse
2021        Adlerbertska resestipendium
2021        Stiftelsen AAA
2021        Johan Jeppssons donation to Stenebyskolan
2021        Doktor Felix Neuberghs stiftelse
2020        Hantverkarna Stockholm, Elma Levins minnesfond
2020        Olga Birkfelts konstpris, Bengtsfors kommun
2020        Göteborgs stads stiftelser, Makarna Lindeqvist stipendiefond
2020        Fabrikör J.L. Eklunds Hantverksstiftelse
2020        Stiftelsen Telefondirektören H.T. Cedergrens fond
2020        Adlerbertska studiestipendium


Residencies

2023        Artist in Residence, IFÖ-Center, Bromölla (SE)
2023        Project Network AIR, Guldagergaard
                International Research Ceramic Center, Skælskør (DK)
2020        Material residency, Ställbergs gruva, Ställberg (SE)
2018        AIR - wood workshop, Not Quite culture center (SE)


Represented

Arranging Things
Design Furniture Archive by Möbeldesignmuseum
The Studio ceramic collection at Gulgagergaard
Möbeldesignmuseum 2018-2022 by Kersti Sandin, Lars Bülow och Kerstin Wickman (book)


Publications

Sight Unseen, 30 Projects We Loved at the 2024 Stockholm Furniture Fair
www.sightunseen.com/2024/02/30-projects-we-loved-at-the-2024-stockholm-furniture-fair/

Form Magazine no. 2, 2024, Ny svensk form, Arranging Things,
styling: Camilla Pérez, foto: Sanna Lindberg


Teaching experience

2022 - 2024, teacher in cabinet making
2023   external tutor in degree project, BFA in Design, HDK-Valand - Academy of Arts and Design


Membership

Konstnärscentrum
Konsthantverkscentrum
Scenkonst Gerlesborg
KKV Göteborg


Computer skills

Solidworks 3D-program
InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
2024        Projektstöd Pronto, Göteborg stad
2023        Ateljéstöd, Göteborgs stad
2023        International exchange, Konstnärsnämnden -
                The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2022        Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse
2021        Stockholms läns hemslöjdsförening, Jenny Åkerström-Söderströms fond
2021        Västsvenska kulturfonden
2021        Slöjdsamfonden, Bengtsfors kommun
2021        Göteborgs stads stiftelser, August Ringnérs stipendiefond
2021        Fabrikör J.L. Eklunds Hantverksstiftelse
2021        Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse
2021        Adlerbertska resestipendium
2021        Johan Jeppssons donation to Stenebyskolan
2021        Doktor Felix Neuberghs stiftelse
2020        Hantverkarna Stockholm, Elma Levins minnesfond
2020        Olga Birkfelts konstpris, Bengtsfors kommun
2020        Göteborgs stads stiftelser, Makarna Lindeqvist stipendiefond
2020        Fabrikör J.L. Eklunds Hantverksstiftelse
2020        Stiftelsen Telefondirektören H.T. Cedergrens fond
2020        Adlerbertska studiestipendium


Residencies

2023        Artist in Residence, IFÖ-Center, Bromölla (SE)
2023        Project Network AIR, Guldagergaard -
                International Research Ceramic Center, Skælskør (DK)
2020        Material residency, Ställbergs gruva, Ställberg (SE)
2018        AIR - wood workshop, Not Quite culture center (SE)


Represented

Arranging Things
Design Furniture Archive by Möbeldesignmuseum
The Studio ceramic collection at Guldagergaard
Möbeldesignmuseum 2018-2022 by Kersti Sandin, Lars Bülow och Kerstin Wickman (book)


Publications

Sight Unseen, 30 Projects We Loved at the 2024 Stockholm Furniture Fair
www.sightunseen.com/2024/02/30-projects-we-loved-at-the-2024-stockholm-furniture-fair/


Teaching experience

2022 - 2024, teacher in cabinet making
2023   external tutor in degree project, BFA in Design, HDK-Valand -
           Academy of Arts and Design


Membership

Konsthantverkscentrum
Scenkonst Gerlesborg
KKV Göteborg


Computer skills

Solidworks 3D-program
InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator




Education

2019 - 2022         
BFA in Furniture Design, specialization in wood,
HDK-Valand - Academy of Art and Design, Campus Steneby, Dals långed (SE)

2021
Exchange at the BFA program Crafts in Glass and Ceramics, Royal Danish Academy - Architecture and Design, Bornholm (DK)

2021
Throwing course, Capellagården, Öland (SE)

2017 - 2019
Cabinet making and woodworking, Stenebyskolan, Dals långed (SE)

2015 - 2017
Österlenskolan för konst och design,
Simrishamn (SE)


Work

2022 -      Freelance designer/artist
2022 -      Scenic carpenter


Exhibitions

2024        (upcoming solo exhibition)
                
Hemliv, Galleri Lerverk,
                Göteborg (SE)
2025        (upcoming duo exhibition)
                TBA, Not Quite, Fengersfors (SE)
2026        (upcoming duo exhibition)
                TBA, Stenungsunds konsthall,
                Stenungsund (SE)

2024        Hem X Evelina Björnqvist,
                Hem pop-up showroom,
                3 days of design, Copenhagen (DK)
2024        SWIM, Nordic Art Agency,
                Southern Sweden Design Days,
                Malmö (SE)
2024        SWIM, Valhallabadet,
                Craft Days Biennale, Göteborg (SE)
2024        Stockholm Furniture fair,
                Arranging Things POP-UP shop,
                Stockholm (SE)
2023        Arranging Things C/O
                Nordiska Galleriet Archives,
                Stockholm (SE)
2023        NO SENSE OF BALLS,
                curated by Candyfuft,
                Southern Sweden Design Days,
                Malmö (SE)
2023        BISE x SSDD,
                Southern Sweden Design Days,
                Malmö (SE)
2023        Project Network 2023 Session II,
                Apple House Gallery, Skælskør (DK)
2022        Ex-works 22, Möbeldesignmuseum -
                The Museum of Furniture Studies,
                Stockholm (SE)
2022        Exam exhibition 22,
                Trädgårdsföreningen, Göteborg (SE)
2021        Stockholm Furniture and Light fair,
                Stockholm (SE)
2020        TRÄTEMPLET, Göteborg (SE)
2020        FAQ Square, Not Quite,
                Fengersfors (SE)
2020        Olga Birkfelt Art grant,
                Bengtsfors konsthall, Bengtsfors (SE)
2019        Power Plants - upcomming designers,
                Galleri Studio L2, Stockholm (SE)
2019        Stockholm Furniture and Light fair,
                Stockholm (SE)
2017        Utan titel - exam exhibition,
                Ystad konstmuseum, Ystad (SE)


Awards and grants

2024        One-year working grant,
                Konstnärsnämnden
                The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2024        Projektstöd Pronto, Göteborg stad
2023        Ateljéstöd, Göteborgs stad
2023        International exchange, 
                Konstnärsnämnden
                The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2022        Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse
2021        Stockholms läns hemslöjdsförening,
                Jenny Åkerström-Söderströms fond
2021        Västsvenska kulturfonden
2021        Slöjdsamfonden, Bengtsfors kommun
2021        Göteborgs stads stiftelser, 
                 August Ringnérs stipendiefond
2021        Fabrikör J.L. Eklunds
                Hantverksstiftelse
2021        Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse
2021        Adlerbertska resestipendium
2021        Stiftelsen AAA
2021        Johan Jeppssons donation to
                Stenebyskolan
2021        Doktor Felix Neuberghs stiftelse
2020        Hantverkarna Stockholm,
                Elma Levins minnesfond
2020        Olga Birkfelts konstpris,
                Bengtsfors kommun
2020        Göteborgs stads stiftelser,
                Makarna Lindeqvist stipendiefond
2020        Fabrikör J.L. Eklunds
                Hantverksstiftelse
2020        Stiftelsen Telefondirektören H.T.
                Cedergrens fond
2020        Adlerbertska studiestipendium


Residencies

2023        Artist in Residence, IFÖ-Center,                 Bromölla (SE)
2023        Project Network AIR, Guldagergaard                 International Research Ceramic
                Center, Skælskør (DK)
2020        Material residency, Ställbergs gruva,
                Ställberg (SE)
2018        AIR - wood workshop,
                Not Quite culture center (SE)


Represented

Arranging Things
Design Furniture Archive by Möbeldesignmuseum
The Studio ceramic collection at Gulgagergaard
Möbeldesignmuseum 2018-2022 by Kersti Sandin, Lars Bülow och Kerstin Wickman (book)


Publications

Sight Unseen, 30 Projects We Loved at the 2024 Stockholm Furniture Fair
www.sightunseen.com/2024/02/30-projects-we-loved-at-the-2024-stockholm-furniture-fair/

Form Magazine no. 2, 2024, Ny svensk form, Arranging Things,
styling: Camilla Pérez, foto: Sanna Lindberg


Teaching experience

2022 - 2024, teacher in cabinet making
2023   external tutor in degree project, BFA in Design, HDK-Valand - Academy of Arts and Design


Membership

Konstnärscentrum
Konsthantverkscentrum
Scenkonst Gerlesborg
KKV Göteborg


Computer skills

Solidworks 3D-program
InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator