Swedish Lapland AiR is a cultural project aiming to build a network of artist residencies within Norrbotten, in northern Sweden. The creative programme is directed to visual artists interested in a new engaging practice. Sign up to our newsletter further down for open calls and news. 

RESIDENCIES

Olga Yurasova - Emergency Residency Ukraine

"My project will be dedicated to the Ukrainian children who have been suffering because of the war and to their mothers, who try to save their kids at the cost of their own lives because maternal love is the strongest love in the world. I am currently working on the sculpture of Mother and Child surrounded by creatures from Ukrainian mythology called “poterchata”
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As Artist in Residence, Guermouche will be working on an ongoing archive project relating to the construction of the Swedish nation-state interconnected with its antagonism against Russia. The archive takes its starting point in Guermouche’s military service at the Lapland Ranger Regiment in Kiruna and is built on historical material such as marching songs, news articles, artworks, laws, and psalms. During his stay, he will focus on sources connected to Jokkmokk, North Bothnia, and Sápmi.   
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Oksana Mishko - Emergency Residency Ukraine

Oksana Mishko was born in Kyiv, Ukraine and trained as a painter and designer. 
During Oksanas residency at HaparandAir she will devote herself to a new project where she wants to connect artistic creation and sustainability by embroidering and painting on recycled textiles.
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During the pandemic in 2021 Swedish Lapland AiR and Berwick Visual Arts collaborated with a digital residency between the two artists Mats Wikström and Morag Eaton. The digital exchange was an opportunity for a creative practitioner based in Råneå and Berwick-upon-Tweed to learn about each other's practice and the creative communities they are part of within their respective rural localities.

Now it's time to meet. Morag Eaton will travel to Sweden and work in Luleå and Råneå, hosted by Mats Wikström and the Råne biennial.
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"My Weaving Kiosks have taken place in four Nordic Capitals and were created with the purpose of exploring how hand-weaving could take place in urban Nordic society today.

Coming to Haparanda-Tornio as part of The Learning Room Residency, I am considering where and for whom a Kiosk in a non-metropolitan like this setting can make sense. 
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During my time in Haparanda, I literally want to take on the dark time that hangs over us and the future, by putting myself in a physically dark place. With dark place I mean what nature, the time and the
earth´s epoch force us into. 
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