Markus Åkesson

Bio

Markus Åkesson

Born 1975, lives and works in Nybro, Sweden

Markus Åkesson is a neofigurative painter on the international stage. His work has been shown in galleries and institutions in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, London, Vilnius and Stockholm. Living and working in Pukeberg in Nybro, Sweden, his home and studio are nestled in the woods where he is free to explore motives which relate man to nature and nature to the world unseen. His work is popular in public and private collections both in Sweden and abroad. Åkesson has received several achievement awards including the Golden Feather from the publication, Barometern, in 2014 as well as a two-year working grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee for the years 2018 and 2019. His works have been purchased by organisations such as The Public Art Agency in Sweden and Fondation Francès in France.

He is currently represented by Galerie Da-End in Paris and VIDA Museum outside of Borgholm on Öland.

 

Markus Åkesson, official CV – scroll down for Swedish

Solo Exhibitions

2016 ”The milk of human kindness” Galerie Da-End, Paris FR Two person exhibition, Markus Åkesson & Lucy Glendinning

2015 VIDA Museum, Borgholm, Öland, SE

2013 Galerie Da-End, Paris, FR

2012 VIDA Museum, Borgholm, Öland, SE

2011 Galleri Pelle Unger, Stockholm,SE

2011 Galleri Monica Strandberg, Kalmar, SE

2010 Smålands Museum, Växjö, SE

Group Exhibitions

2017 Group exhibition, Krapperups Konsthall, Höganäs, SE

(with: Ellen Ehk Åkesson and Mats Pehrson)

2017 Cabinet Da-End 07, Galerie Da-End, Paris, FR

(with: Niklas Asker, César Bardoux, Laetitia Bourget, Apollinaria Broche, Serena Carone, Cécile de Cassagnac, Marion Catusse, Bones & Clouds, Marielle Degioanni, Lola B. Deswarte, Lucy Glendinning, Paul Hazelton, Pascal Haudressy, Sarah Jérôme, Lidia Kostanek,KototamaLune, Agata Kus, Magali Lambert, Mike MacKeldey, Nieto, Camille Pozzo di Borgo, Till Rabus, Benjamin Renoux, Cendrine Rovini, Satoshi Saïkusa, Jonathan Siksou, Carolein Smit, Hideo Takashima, Mitsuru Tateishi, Nicolas Tolmachev, Paul Toupet, Ionna Vautrin, Edwart Vignot, Eric Winarto, Anaïs Ysebaert.)

2016 Galeristes, Carreau du Temple, Paris,

(with: Lucy Glendinning, Sarah Jérôme, Mike MacKeldey, Nieto, Toshio Saeki, Satoshi Saïkusa, Carolein Smit & Mitsuru Tateishi)

2016 “Vinterutställning” (Winter exhibition) VIDA Museum, Borgholm, Öland, SE

(with: Astrid Sylwan, Jesper Waldersten, Maria Friberg, Björn Wessman, Ellen Ehk, Bertil                                                           Vallien, Ulrika Hydman Vallien)

2016 START// Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2016 YIA Art Fair, Brussels, BE

2016 ”Cabinet Da-End 06” Galerie Da-End, Paris, FR

(with: César Bardoux, Franz von Bayros, Hans Bellmer, Philippe Bréson, Arthur Bouet, Marion Catusse, Mr Djub, Ellen Ehk, Lucy Glendinning, Apolline Grivelet, Sarah Jérôme, Balata & Jullien, Kun Kang, Magali Lambert, Mirka Lugosi, Mike MacKeldey, Eudes Menichetti, Pierre Molinier, Daido Moriyama, Nieto, Claire Partington, Simon Pasieka, Léopold Rabus, Till Rabus, Félix de Recondo, Benjamin Renoux, Cendrine Rovini, Toshio Saeki, Satoshi Saïkusa, Carolein Smit, Nicolas Tolmachev, Paul Toupet & Edwart Vignot.)

2016 ”ABOVE THE LINE /BELOW THE LINE” Fondation Francès / Oko Agency, Clichy-La-Garonne, FR

(with: Mircea Cantor, Kader Attia, Seon-Ghi Bahk, Christian Boltanski, Pascal Convert, Berlinde        de Bruyckere, Loris Gréaud, Mona Hatoum, Peter Klasen, Hans Op de Beeck, Mathieu Pernot,              Nicola Samori, I Santissimi et Andres Serrano)

2016 ”Monster” Galleri Svalan, Borgholm, Öland, SE

(with: Max Andersson , Niklas Asker , Niki Cervin , Ellen Ekh, , Camilla Eklund , Knut Larsson, Ludvig Löfgren , Bo Mörnerud , Jennie Rosberg)

2015 ”Under Realism” Galerie Da-End, Paris

(with: Gaël Davrinche, Kosta Kulundzic, Mike MacKeldey,Simon Pasieka, Stéphane Pencréac’h, Nazanin Pouyandeh,Till Rabus, Léopold Rabus, Raphaëlle Ricol, Vuk Vidor & Davor Vrankić)

2015 YIA Art Fair, Paris // Galerie Da-End

2015 “Dedications and Declarations” Musee Cognacq-Jay, Paris, FR

(curator: David Rosenberg & Marie Gayet // with César Bardoux, Céline Cléron, Ellen DeElaine, Lucy Glendinning, Sarah Jérôme, Lidia Kostanek, Mike MacKeldey, Taisuke Mohri, Marc Molk, Célia Nkala, Franck Perrin, Sabine Pigalle, Axelle Remeaud, Satoshi Saikusa, Jun Takahashi, Lise Terdjman, Edward Vignot)

2015 Galerie Da-End ”Cabinet Da-End 05”

2014 Galerie Da-End ”Cabinet Da-End 04′′

2013 Galerie Da-End ”The Flowers of Evil,

2013 Cabinet Da-End 03”

(with: Lucy Glendinning,Daido,  Moriyama, Matsui Fuyoko, Marc Molk, Ellen Ehk, Satoshi Saikusa,)

2013 Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris, FR 2013

(with: Lucy Glendinning, Matsui Fuyoko, Marc Molk)

2012 VIDA Museum, Borgholm, Öland, SE

(with: Curt Asker, Ulf Trotzig)

2011 Smålands Museum, National Museum of Glass, SE

2010 Galleri Monica Strandberg, Kalmar,SE

(with: Per-Ivar Lindekrantz, Danilo Stankovic)

2009 Galleri Monica Strandberg, Kalmar, SE

(with: Martin Åhlund, Lotta Döbling, Åsa Hällgren Lif, Richard Griffith Carlsson, Stefan Otto)

2009  ”Floral Magic”, Hannover, DE

2009 Sydosten (Sydostenstipendiat) Design Archive, Pukeberg, Nybro, SE

Public Artwork Commissions

2017 Three paintings in the entrance of Högstadium, Ängelholm, Sweden

2015 Ink overlays, staircase, Nybro Bostadsbolag AB, Nybro, Sweden

2015 Portrait of The Bishop in Växjö Diocese, Jan Olof Johansson, a commission of the Växjö Diocese, Sweden

2014 Portrait of Olympic Medalist Sara Algotsson Ostholt, a commission of Nybro Municipality, Sweden

2013 Two paintings, Retirement home, Ljungby, Sweden

2013 Painting, ”Minne”, Retirement home, Kalmar, Sweden

2010 Glass mosaic, ”On the run”, Förskolan Smedjan, Kalmar, Sweden

2009 Glass engraving, “When the year was longer…,” Färjestaden School, Sweden

2009 Glass sculptures ”Sub Surface”, Hanemåla BRF, Nybro, Sweden

2009 Glass engraving, ”Four Themes”, Ljungbyholms Skola, Kalmar, Sweden

2008 Painting, “Looking for nature”, Kommunhuset, Nybro, Sweden

2005 Sculpture group ”Fabel”, Kristvallabrunns Skola, Nybro, Sweden

 

Art Prizes and Scholarships

  • The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, two-year working grant, 2018-2019
  • Barometern, Gota Media – Golden Feather 2014
  • The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, one-year working grant, 2014
  • Sydostens scholarship, 2009
  • Regional Council in Kalmar, working grant 2009
  • Nybro Kommun’s Culture grant, 2008

Representation

  • Smålands Museum, Växjö, Sweden
  • The Swedish Public Art Agency (Statenskonstråd)
  • VIDA Museum, Borgholm, Öland, Sweden
  • Frances Fondation, France
  • Counties and municipalities in Sweden
  • Private collections in Sweden and abroad

Bibliography

  • Markus Åkesson – Paintings, 2015 Text: Fanny Ginies
  • Markus Åkesson – In Between, 2011 Text: Sophie Allgårdh
  • Markus Åkesson – Paintings and objects, 2010 Text: Milou Allerholm

 

Markus Åkesson

f. 1975 bor och arbetar i Nybro

Separatutställningar

2016 ”The milk of human kindness” Galerie Da-End, Paris FR dubeluställning, Markus Åkesson & Lucy Glendinning

2015 VIDA Museum, Borgholm, Öland, SE

2013 Galerie Da-End, Paris, FR

2012 VIDA Museum, Borgholm, Öland, SE

2011 Galleri Pelle Unger, Stockholm,SE

2011 Galleri Monica Strandberg, Kalmar, SE

2010 Smålands Museum, Växjö, SE

Grupputställningar

2017 Grupputställning, Krapperups Konsthall, Höganäs, SE

(med: Ellen Ehk Åkesson and Mats Pehrson)

2017 Cabinet Da-End 07, Galerie Da-End, Paris, FR

(med: Niklas Asker, César Bardoux, Laetitia Bourget, Apollinaria Broche, Serena Carone, Cécile de Cassagnac, Marion Catusse, Bones & Clouds, Marielle Degioanni, Lola B. Deswarte, Lucy Glendinning, Paul Hazelton, Pascal Haudressy, Sarah Jérôme, Lidia Kostanek,KototamaLune, Agata Kus, Magali Lambert, Mike MacKeldey, Nieto, Camille Pozzo di Borgo, Till Rabus, Benjamin Renoux, Cendrine Rovini, Satoshi Saïkusa, Jonathan Siksou, Carolein Smit, Hideo Takashima, Mitsuru Tateishi, Nicolas Tolmachev, Paul Toupet, Ionna Vautrin, Edwart Vignot, Eric Winarto, Anaïs Ysebaert.)

2016 Galeristes, Carreau du Temple, Paris,

(med: Lucy Glendinning, Sarah Jérôme, Mike MacKeldey, Nieto, Toshio Saeki, Satoshi Saïkusa, Carolein Smit & Mitsuru Tateishi)

2016 “Vinterutställning” (Winter exhibition) VIDA Museum, Borgholm, Öland, SE

(med: Astrid Sylwan, Jesper Waldersten, Maria Friberg, Björn Wessman, Ellen Ehk, Bertil                                                           Vallien, Ulrika Hydman Vallien)

2016 START// Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2016 YIA Art Fair, Brussels, BE

2016 ”Cabinet Da-End 06” Galerie Da-End, Paris, FR

(med: César Bardoux, Franz von Bayros, Hans Bellmer, Philippe Bréson, Arthur Bouet, Marion Catusse, Mr Djub, Ellen Ehk, Lucy Glendinning, Apolline Grivelet, Sarah Jérôme, Balata & Jullien, Kun Kang, Magali Lambert, Mirka Lugosi, Mike MacKeldey, Eudes Menichetti, Pierre Molinier, Daido Moriyama, Nieto, Claire Partington, Simon Pasieka, Léopold Rabus, Till Rabus, Félix de Recondo, Benjamin Renoux, Cendrine Rovini, Toshio Saeki, Satoshi Saïkusa, Carolein Smit, Nicolas Tolmachev, Paul Toupet & Edwart Vignot.)

2016 ”ABOVE THE LINE /BELOW THE LINE” Fondation Francès / Oko Agency, Clichy-La-Garonne, FR

(med: Mircea Cantor, Kader Attia, Seon-Ghi Bahk, Christian Boltanski, Pascal Convert, Berlinde        de Bruyckere, Loris Gréaud, Mona Hatoum, Peter Klasen, Hans Op de Beeck, Mathieu Pernot,              Nicola Samori, I Santissimi et Andres Serrano)

2016 ”Monster” Galleri Svalan, Borgholm, Öland, SE

(med: Max Andersson , Niklas Asker , Niki Cervin , Ellen Ekh, , Camilla Eklund , Knut Larsson, Ludvig Löfgren , Bo Mörnerud , Jennie Rosberg)

2015 ”Under Realism” Galerie Da-End, Paris

(med: Gaël Davrinche, Kosta Kulundzic, Mike MacKeldey,Simon Pasieka, Stéphane Pencréac’h, Nazanin Pouyandeh,Till Rabus, Léopold Rabus, Raphaëlle Ricol, Vuk Vidor & Davor Vrankić)

2015 YIA Art Fair, Paris // Galerie Da-End

2015 “Dedications and Declarations” Musee Cognacq-Jay, Paris, FR

(curatorer: David Rosenberg & Marie Gayet // med: César Bardoux, Céline Cléron, Ellen DeElaine, Lucy Glendinning, Sarah Jérôme, Lidia Kostanek, Mike MacKeldey, Taisuke Mohri, Marc Molk, Célia Nkala, Franck Perrin, Sabine Pigalle, Axelle Remeaud, Satoshi Saikusa, Jun Takahashi, Lise Terdjman, Edward Vignot)

2015 Galerie Da-End ”Cabinet Da-End 05”

2014 Galerie Da-End ”Cabinet Da-End 04′′

2013 Galerie Da-End ”The Flowers of Evil,

2013 Cabinet Da-End 03”

(med: Lucy Glendinning,Daido,  Moriyama, Matsui Fuyoko, Marc Molk, Ellen Ehk, Satoshi Saikusa,)

2013 Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris, FR 2013

(med: Lucy Glendinning, Matsui Fuyoko, Marc Molk)

2012 VIDA Museum, Borgholm, Öland, SE

(med: Curt Asker, Ulf Trotzig)

2011 Smålands Museum, National Museum of Glass, SE

2010 Galleri Monica Strandberg, Kalmar,SE

(med: Per-Ivar Lindekrantz, Danilo Stankovic)

2009 Galleri Monica Strandberg, Kalmar, SE

(med: Martin Åhlund, Lotta Döbling, Åsa Hällgren Lif, Richard Griffith Carlsson, Stefan Otto)

2009 ”Floral Magic”, Hannover, DE

2009 Sydosten (Sydostenstipendiat) Design Archive, Pukeberg, Nybro, SE

Offentliga Uppdrag

2017 Tre målningar i foaje, Nyhemsskolan, Ängelholm

2015 Tuschteckningar, trappuppgång, Nybro Bostadsbolag AB, Nybro

2015 Porträtt av Biskopen i Växjö stift, Jan Olof Johansson, på uppdrag av Växjö stift

2014 Porträtt av OS Medaljör Sara Algotsson Ostholt, på uppdrag av Nybro Kommun

2013 Två målningar, Äldreboende, Ljungby

2013 Målning, ”Minne”, Äldreboende, Kalmar

2010 Glasmosaik, ”On the run”, Förskolan Smedjan, Kalmar

2009 Glasgravering, “When the year was longer…,” Färjestaden School

2009 Glas Skulpturer ”Sub Surface”, Hanemåla BRF, Nybro

2009 Glasgravering, ”Four Themes”, Ljungbyholms Skola, Kalmar

2008 Målning, “Looking for nature”, Kommunhuset, Nybro

2005 Skulpturgrupp ”Fabel”, Kristvallabrunns Skola, Nybro

Priser och stipendier

  • Konstnärsnämndens Arbetsstipendium 2 år, 2018/2019
  • Barometern, Gota Media – Gyllene Fjädern 2014
  • Konstnärsnämndens Arbetsstipendium, 2014
  • Sydostenstipendiat, 2009
  • Regionförbundet i Kalmar, Arbetsstipendium 2009
  • Nybro Kommuns Kulturstipendium, 2008

Representation

  • Smålands Museum, Växjö, SE
  • Statens Konstråd
  • VIDA Museum, Borgholm, Öland, SE
  • Frances Fondation, FR
  • Landsting och kommuner i SE
  • Privata samlingar i Sverige och utomlands

Text

  • Markus Åkesson – Paintings, 2015 Text: Fanny Ginies
  • Markus Åkesson – In Between, 2011 Text: Sophie Allgårdh
  • Markus Åkesson – Paintings and objects, 2010 Text: Milou Allerholm