About Ida Bentinger – Artist

”At present I am focusing on the aspects of art that tell stories of the human nature and human history. Stories that refuse to give a straight answer, solution or ending. It sparks the imagination and understanding of human feelings. To tell stories like this, I choose not to restrict myself to a certain material or media. Instead I have deliberately used several different techniques and ventured into a range of different media. I am also interested in the magic of craft and my inherent need to use my creativity to define my culture.”

Education

  • 2012-2015 Master in Fine Art ”Accademia di Belle Arti Bologna”, Italy
  • 2009-2012 Bachelor ( Keramik och glas ) ”Konstfack, university collage of art crafts and design ” Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2008-2009 Art History, Stockholm university, Stockholm, Sweden

Solo Exhibition

  • 2022 – (Upcoming exhibition ) ”Naturens Lagar”, Klippans Konsthall, Klippan, Sweden
  • 2017 – ”Invation” Arte Fiera, in collaboration with Adiacenze Gallery, curator; Anna Gorchakoskaya, Bologna, Italy
  • 2016 – Gallery KonstArt, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2016 – Rebild Centret, Rebild, Denmark
  • 2015 – Master Degree exhibition, ” I mostri denture di noi” curator and supervisor; Valerio Dehò and Luca Caccioni, Accademia di belle arti, Bologna, Italy
  • 2012 – ”The carpenters, love all, serve all” curator; Annelie Bergh, TV 4 House, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2012 – ”The dog of San Rocco, lost in San Luca” Runö Kursgård, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2012 – ”The dog of San Rocco, lost in San Luca” Konstfack school of art crafts and design, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2009 – Galleri Nordic Light,curator; Jan Linder, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2009 – ”Time and sensation” two personal exhibition, in collaboration with Malin Svensdotter Erikson, Galleri Stationshuset, Mölle, Sweden

Group Exhibition

  • 2021 – ”(X)Sites” Landart exhibition, Sjuhäradsleden, in collaboration with the artist: Jasmine Cederqvist, Vegby, Sweden
  • 2020 – ”Artchaching”, LandArt exhibition, Scania, collaboration with Höganäs museum, Sweden
  • 2019 – ”PerAspera”, Art festival, Bologna, Italy
  • 2019 – ”Konstpåkryss”, Helsingborgs konstförening, Sofiero, Helsingborg, Sweden
  • 2017 – ”Lupanica”, LandArt exhibition, Muzzana, Italy
  • 2017 – ”(X)Sites” Landart exhibition, Kattegattleden, Ängelholm, Sweden
  • 2015 – ”Land- Shape festival”, LandArt festival in Hanstholm, Denmark
  • 2015 – Autumn salon, Edsviks konsthall, juried exhibition, Edsvik, Sweden
  • 2014 – ”Infiltrazione” Casa Gallery, Bologna, Italy
  • 2014 – ”Macédoine” Gallery Tedofra, Bologna, Italy
  • 2013 – ”No Flags”, MuseOrfeo, Bologna, Italy
  • 2013 – ”Le Scimmie” Artifact, New York, USA
  • 2012 – ”Konstfacks spring exhibition” degree exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2012 – ”Night Vision” Galleri Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2011 – ”Izmir Biennale”, Izmir, Turkey
  • 2010 – ”Autumn Salon”, Edsviks konsthall, juried exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2009 – ”Florens Biennale”, Florence, Italy
  • 2009 – ”Kullsalongen” juried exhibition, Krapperups konsthall, Scania, Sweden
  • 2008 – ”Vårsalongen” Spring Salon, juried exhibition, Liljevalchs, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2008 – ”Färgfabriken” Stockholm, Sweden

Awards, Grants, Residencies

  • 2021 – ”(X)-Sites” Sjuhäradsrundan, LandArt project, residence and commission to produce a LandArt project in the city of Vegby together with the artist; Jasmine Cederqvist.
  • 2017 – ”Lupanica” one of the 7 selected artist to set up an artwork in the forest of Muzzana. Open call for LandArt. Commissioned by the municipality of Muzzana, Italy
  • 2017 – ”(X)-Sites” Kattegattleden, LandArt project, residence and commission to produce my work at the municipality of Ängelholm, Sweden
  • 2015 – ”Sculpture by the sea”, winner of open call; Cottesloe, Australia
  • 2015 – ”Land- Shape”, winner of the public price 3000 Euro for the installation; ”Sometimes Somethings lead so Something” Denmark
  • 2015 – ”Land- Shape festival”, One of the 10 winners of the land Art project of North Jutland. Residence during the festival in Hanstholm and commission for my land art project on site, Denmark
  • 2013 – Borsa di studio, scholarship for on year of study in Italy at; Accademia di Belle Arte, Bologna From the ministry of foreign affairs, Italy/Sweden
  • 2011 – Winner of the open call for a public artwork at Hägersten church, Stockholm, an artwork that would symbolize all the baptism in the church during one year, Sweden
  • 2010 – Culture prize 1000 Euro at the municipality of Höganäs, Sweden
  • 2002 – Rotary Inner Wheel; Youth culture award, 1000 Euro, Scania, Sweden

Represented/ Public Commissions

  • Public commission for Rebild, Denmark. Installation: ”Sometimes somethings lead to something”
  • Hanstholm, Denmark, installation: ”Sometimes somethings lead to something”
  • Årsta Church, Stockholm, Sweden: Nativity scene, 30 pieces of ceramic figurines
  • Fyrislund, Uppsala, Sweden: ”Urban legent” Sculpture in mixed material
  • Public commission for Sagolekhuset Junibacken, Stockholm, Sweden. Three sculptures, mixed materials, entrance
  • Vikingaliv museum, wallpainting.
  • Värmlands museum, wallpainting for the playroom, Karlstad, Sweden
  • Nobel museum, wallpainting for the playroom, Sthlm, Sweden

Other Work Experience

Before I started studying at art schools, I worked as a set designer for Film, TV and Theater.