Photo:Stefan Waldenby

Emille de Blanche's sculptures often move in the borderland between the organic and the geometric. Her works are strongly connected to the city, a place that she views as an organism which she explores through sculptural investigations. Interested in the meeting between the organic and the industrial, de Blanche often work with organic structures in combination with industrial materials. Recurring is also themes that deal with the relationship between places, memories and the shared space. The sculptures often form a collage of various motifs and details from the public space, where de Blanche lifts details from their original context and allows them to be transformed in her sculptures. The motifs often reveal something unseen in a new light and create new interpretations and contexts. In her work, de Blanche work from a personal archive of different environments where fragmentary memories of places and details form the starting point for the artistic process. The archive consists of alternative views of the city, of interaction and exploration of common public spaces. The use of industrial materials is central to the process and de Blanche sees it as a direct reflection of the public environment.

2018 – 2019 Materialities, Post master level, 60 hp, Royal Institute of Art, SE
2017 – 2018 Project Year, Post master level, 30 hp, Royal Institute of Art, SE
2009 – 2011 Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, SE
2006 – 2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA),  Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, SE
2003 – 2006 Metal/Art Leksands Folkhögskola

2017 - Visiting guestteacher HDK-Valand, Metal Art Gothenburg University

Public Collections
Statens Konstråd
Region Uppsala
Lidköpings Kommun

Solo Exhibitions
2021 Passager, Härnösand Konsthall, SE
2021 Oaser, Alingsås Konsthall, SE
2020 POP-Up Gallery, Hemmahoslo, Göteborg, SE
2020 Passages, Taverna Brillo, Stockholm, SE
2020 OAS, Kungstensgatan 27, Stockholm, SE
2019 Systems of Orientation, Galleri KC, Gothenburg,SE
2019 IFÖ Center Exhibit, Bromölla AiR, Bromölla, SE
2016 Hear nothing See nothing Say nothing, Hötorgsterrassen, Stockholm, SE
2016 Borderland, Johannishus Slott, Blekinge, SE
2016 1650 mm, Not Quite Maskinhallen, Fengersfors Bruk, SE
2015 I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of, Lidköpings Konsthall, SE

Selected Group Exhibitions
2022 Extended Family II, STHLM Craft Week, Kulturhuset @På Sergelstorg
2022 Extended Family, Streitfeld Project Gallery Space, Münich, DE
2021 V, Something Something Gallery, Stockholm,SE
2021 How does it feel, STHLM craft week, Stockholm, SE
2020 Isolering | Kommunikation, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, SE
2019 Currents // Strömmar, Upper Hand Gallery, Göteborg, SE
2019 Experimentet, Kludd Showroom, Stockholm,SE
2018 (X)SITES, public art project, Ulricehamn Kommun, SE
2018 Materialities, Mindepartementet, Stockholm, SE
2017 Nordisk Salong, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, SE
2017 I want to believe, GIBCA Extended,  Konstepidemin Göteborg, SE
2017 The Big Arty Bang, Red Salt Gallery,  Stockholm, SE
2017 Kiruna Stadshus, Kirunastipendiet, SE
2016 V Baltic Biennale of Contemporary Art, Novy Museum, St Petersburg, RU
2015 Annual autumn exhibition, Edsvik Konsthall, SE
2015  I tid och rum, Sculpture Art park, Stora Bryne, ,SE
2014 WB14, web biennial, Istanbul, TU
2013 SNAG This end up, Toronto, CA
2012 The State of Things, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, DE
2011 Spring Exhibition, Konstfack, Stockholm, SE
2009 Annual Graduation Show, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, NL
2009 Squatting Corpus, Munich, DE
2009 Spring Exhibition, Konstfack, SE
2008 Brainfood, Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Gustavsberg, SE

Selected Grants
2022 Swedish Art Councel Internationellt kulturutbyte
2022 Estrid Ericsson Stiftelse, project grant
2020 – 2023 Studio grant Stockholms stad
2020 Swedish Art council 2-year working grant
2018  Swedish Art council Project grant
2017 Estrid Ericssons Stiftelse, project grant
2012 – 2019 Studio grant Stockholms stad
2017 Estrid Ericssons Stiftelse, project grant
2016 Jernkontoret, project grant
2015 Swedish Art council 1- year working grant
2012 Estrid Ericssons Stiftelse, project grant
2011 KKV Stockholm, working grant
2011 Jubelfonden, den Nordiska första S:t Johannislogen
2010 August Rignérs Stipendiefond, project grant
2010 Ulla Fröberg- Cramérs Stipendiestiftelse, project grant
2010 J.L Eklunds Hantverksstiftelse

Konstnärscentrum Öst

2018 Artist in Residency, AiR2 IFÖ Konstcenter, Bromölla
2016 Artist in Residence, HDK/ Gothenburg University/ Stenebystiftelsen, artistic research project

2022 Artist Lecture, Folkuniversitet Stockholm
2021 Opponent MA level, HDK-Valand Metal Art Gothenburg University
2018 – 2021 Gallery Technician / Art Handler, Gallery Andréhn – Schiptjenko, Stockholm
2021 Artist Lecture, Folkuniversitet Stockholm
2021 Academic supervisor, HDK/Gothenburg University
2021 Artist Talk, Alingsås Konsthall, SE
2020 -  Guest teacher, HDK/Gothenburg University, SE
2020 Lecture, How to survive as an artist after school, HDK/Gothenburg University
2020 External critic, Metal Art BA level, HDK/Gothenburg University
2020 Workshop SPACE, BA level HDK/Gothenburg University
2019  Member of jury, Royal Institute of Art, KKH, Course Materialities
2019 Sculptures, Carin Westers Autumn Collection for Åhlens
2019 Workshop Metal Inflation, Sculpture department, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm
2019 Guest teacher, Workshop SPACE, BA level HDK/Gothenburg University
2018  Lecture, HDK/Gothenburg University
2018  IECES 2018, anti – symposium Uddebo, Tranemo Kommun
2017 Freelance studio assistant, Annika Oskarsson/Thomas Nordström, public art
2017 Freelance consultant, public art, Humans Since 1982 AB
2017 Academic supervisor, Metal Art, Bachelor level exams, HDK/Gothenburg University
2017 Set design, Giljotin/Suicide Club, Teater Giljotin Stockholm
2017 Artist Lecture, Let’s Talk, HDK/Gothenburg University
2016 – 2018 Freelance gallery technician, Gallery Andréhn – Schiptjenko, Stockholm
2013 Crack, Norbergfestival, Site-specific installations, Norberg, Sweden
2012 – 2013 Freelance studio assistant for Johan Paalzow, public art project Blown Away Järvafältet,Sweden
2012 Freelance studio assistant for  Roland Persson, public art project In the Shade of the Sun, Växjö, Sweden
2010 Member of jury, BA and MA, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden

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