Ingela Johansson is a Swedish artist working with various media. Her work explores individual and collective experiences of history writing in relation to larger structures and hegemonies: how power and self-determination is articulated through relationships and solidarity. She often focuses on witnessing, speech-acts, archive, storytelling and materiality in relation to official narratives such as state-building, as well as histories of place. She is working with storytelling in such a way that she disseminates stories that hold a subversive potential, which can create cracks in dominant official narratives. She rather sees the power of the fragment, which is why she often works with microhistories.
Her most recent exhibitions, screenings and projects include: Bröhan Museum, Berlin (2022), Södertälje Konsthall, Luleåbiennialen (2021), Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, Stockholm, Göteborgs Konsthall (2020), Moderna museet (2019), Center for Contemporary Art Riga, National Library of Lithuania (2018), Kunsthall Trondheim (2017), Alternativa Gdansk, Tranzit Bratislava (2016), Kalmar Konstmuseum (2015-2016), Kunsthaus Dresden, Flutgraben, Galerie im Turm (2014), Tensta Konsthall (2013) Konsthall C, Bildmuseet (2012), Periferic Biennial 8 Iasi (2008).
In 2020 she was awarded The Visual Arts Fund’s 5 years working grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. She is represented by Moderna Museet, Hallands Art Museum, Filmform and Iaspis. In 2013 she published the book: The art of the strike, voices on cultural and political work during and after the mining strike 1969-70 (eds. Martin Högström, Kim Einarsson) at Glänta.