Oscar Häggström
About
My work includes VR, Film, Animation and Printmaking in Installations settings. With the common theme of depicting everyday situations by using childlike cartoon imagery. Getting my animations out into the real world in form of installations is a way for me to illustrate this, the blurred boundary between our feelings and the tools we’re using to express them. Because where does the body begin and the technology end, in everyday life? Making the viewer interact with different forms of VR, Projections and Animations gives me the opportunity to explore this.

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Education
2020–2022, MA Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå SE
2017–2020, BFA Valand Academy, Gothenburg SE
2016–2017, Umeå Art school, Umeå SE
2014–2015, Nyckelviksskolan, Stockholm SE
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Copyright © 2021 Oscar Häggström, unless otherwise noted.
Website design & development by Gustaf Montelius.
Exhibitions
(Upcoming January) TBA
Together with Ismaila Jallow
Galleri 54, Gothenburg
2022
Wood (or how I learned to grow)
Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå, SE
2021
Everything is alright
Galleri Alva, Umeå SE
2021
Assistant for Luleå Biennal: Time on earth
Various places, Luleå SE
2020
Aerosol, Sage, Intent: Unlock
Göteborgs Konstförening, Gothenburg
2020
In Your Interface
Online groupshow
2020
Springshow 2020
Galleri Backlund, Gothenburg SE
2020
Klimax - Out of Body
Detroit Gallery, Stockholm SE
2020
the paranoid is never entirely mistaken
Together with Daniel Gustafsson
Galleri Rotor2, Gothenburg SE
2019
Got it for Cheap
NEVVEN, Gothenburg SE
2019
Portrait Now
Frederiksborg Castle, Frederiksborg DE Ljungbergmuseum, Ljungby SE
2019
Klimax - Rising Action
Järnvägsgatan 35, Stockholm SE
2019
Now Here - Artistic excursions in Gislaved
Gislaved Konsthall, Gislaved SE
2018
Klimax - Videospace
Kammarkargatan 19, Stockholm SE
2018
Non place
Galleri Rotor2, Gothenburg SE
2017
About
My work includes VR, Film, Animation and Printmaking in Installations settings. With the common theme of depicting everyday situations by using childlike cartoon imagery. Getting my animations out into the real world in form of installations is a way for me to illustrate this, the blurred boundary between our feelings and the tools we’re using to express them. Because where does the body begin and the technology end, in everyday life? Making the viewer interact with different forms of VR, Projections and Animations gives me the opportunity to explore this.

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Education
  • 2020–2022, MA Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå SE
  • 2017–2020, BFA Valand Academy, Gothenburg SE
  • 2016–2017, Umeå Art school, Umeå SE
  • 2014–2015, Nyckelviksskolan, Stockholm SE
Contact
Exhibitions
(Upcoming January) TBA
Together with Ismaila Jallow
Galleri 54, Gothenburg
2022
Wood (or how I learned to grow)
Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå, SE
2021
Everything is alright
Galleri Alva, Umeå SE
2021
Assistant for Luleå Biennal: Time on earth
Various places, Luleå SE
2020
Aerosol, Sage, Intent: Unlock
Göteborgs Konstförening, Gothenburg
2020
In Your Interface
Online groupshow
http://www.inyourinterface.online
2020
Springshow 2020
Galleri Backlund, Gothenburg SE
2020
Klimax - Out of Body
Detroit Gallery, Stockholm SE
2020
the paranoid is never entirely mistaken
Together with Daniel Gustafsson
Galleri Rotor2, Gothenburg SE
2019
Got it for Cheap
NEVVEN, Gothenburg SE
2019
Portrait Now
Frederiksborg Castle, Frederiksborg DE Ljungbergmuseum, Ljungby SE
2019
Klimax - Rising Action
Järnvägsgatan 35, Stockholm SE
2019
Now Here - Artistic excursions in Gislaved
Gislaved Konsthall, Gislaved SE
2018
Klimax - Videospace
Kammarkargatan 19, Stockholm SE
2018
Non place
Galleri Rotor2, Gothenburg SE
2017
Press
Credit
Copyright © 2021 Oscar Häggström, unless otherwise noted.
Website design & development by Gustaf Montelius.
Wood (or how I learned to grow)
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Wood (or how I learned to grow), 2021

Nostalgic wood taken from cabin near Östersjön, Animation, Electronic, Steel

Photographs by Desiree Burenstrand

Wood (or how I learned to grow) is an installation inspired by fantasy and rave culture, which deals with themes surrounding meritocracy and the different mindsets it evokes.
PC: "Yo man... I'm tired". NPC: "What's wrong, you can't hang?
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PC: "Yo man... I'm tired". NPC: "What's wrong, you can't hang?, 2020

Animation, Electronic

Photographs by Oscar Häggström

2016 became NPC: Non playable character, a meme used both satirically and apolitical to describe herd mentality among leftists and right-wing sympathizers. The term is taken from video game and role-playing aesthetics and stands for an individual who is pre-programmed and does not think for himself. The concept has been used as an inspiration and method for exploring masculinity. The video installation is a result of various associations linked to the subject.
The Drama of Fake Girl (and Scene)
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The Drama of Fake Girl (and Scene), 2020

Video, sound, animation, electronic, wood

Photographs by Oscar Häggström

The drama of a fake girl (and scene) is about facades, the ones you build against other people, and yourself. Measures that are nothing but constructions and how you use them to edit yourself in a public/private sphere.
To Live Until You Die
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To Live Until You Die, 2020

Video, Towels, Steel, Xbox 360 parts, electronic

Photographs by Erik Gustafsson & Christoffer Sörqvist

The work is produced for the show AEROSOL, SAGE, INTENT: UNLOCK, being exhibited at Göteborgs Konstförening. Link to website in info.
from your POV
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from your POV, 2020

Animation, Electronic

Photographs by Oscar Häggström

Part of the exhibition "in your interface".
man, I’m peeking through the blinds like it’s no tomorrow, an epilogue
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man, I’m peeking through the blinds like it’s no tomorrow, an epilogue, 2019

Video installation, Wood, Dirt, Falu red paint spraycan.

Photographs by Hendrik Zeitler

Part of the exhibition "the paranoid is never entirely mistaken".
an affected symphony mp4.
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an affected symphony mp4., 2019

Animation, Electronic, Dirt, Wood, Steel

Photographs by Hendrik Zeitler

Part of the exhibition "the paranoid is never entirely never mistaken".
a land is flowing with milk and honey loading...
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a land is flowing with milk and honey loading..., 2019

Video, Electronic, Honey loops, Cardboard

Photographs by Oscar Häggström

Part of the bachelor exhibition in Botanical Garden, Gothenburg