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The duo Willner-Olsson work collaboratively on a long-term project that evolves around the landscape and its changes. Based on aspects such as democracy, activism and history, the work aim at looking at processes of change that lies hidden in the obvious.

This project follows two lines; one part explores how the landscape changes from underlying structures, such as historical and political models of perception and the collective memory.

The other part looks at the shape and form of an often overlooked player in the field. A player both passive and active; the heap.

Peo Olsson is a Swedish photographer. He focuses his work on processes of change and the human condition. The archive or collection is often a point of departure in his works, examining time, memory and the self.

Educated at ICP in New York, and he also holds an MFA from School of Photography at the University of Gothenburg.

He exhibits his work on a regular basis in Sweden and internationally.

He published his first book ”Umbra Hominis” in 2014.

Since 2014 he is also guest-teacher at Malmö University.

Born 1973. Lives and works in Lund, Sweden

Johan Willner is also a Swedish photographer. He works with both documentary and staged photography, and allows the subject or the concept to determine the technique. He has recently released his second book ”Wind Upon the Face of Waters”(Kerber/Skreid) a project about faith and religion. His first book ”Boy Stories” (Hatje Cantz) highlighted the childhood memory and was released 2012.

Educated at ICP in New York, and he also holds an MFA from The University Collage of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm.

He exhibits his work on a regular basis in Sweden and internationally. Born 1971. Lives and works in Stockholm.

Johan Willner CV

Education:

2014-15 The Photographic Artist’s Book. Capture and Disseminate. Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, SE.

2014 Processes of Artistic Researches, University Collage of Arts, Crafts and Design. Stockholm, SE

2004- 2006 MFA, University Collage of Arts, Crafts and Design. Stockholm, SE

1995-96 Documentary Program, ICP, New York, US

Selected Solo exhibition:

2016 Centrum för fotografi Stockholm,SE

2016 Landskrona Photo Festival, SE

2014 Stanley Street Gallery, Sydney AU

2013 Karlskrona Konsthall SE

2012 Fotografiska Stockholm SE

Selected Group exhibitions:

2016 Slow Pictures, Lillehammer, NO

2014 Week 37, Oulu Finland FI

2013 Pingyao Photo Festival, CH

2010 Collectors Participant Inc New York US

2010 Empire state of mind 25 CPW Gallery New York US

Awards:

2015 Winner of Landskrona Photo Festival portfolio prize

2015 Winner of The Spine Dummy Award

Books:

2016 Wind Upon the Face of Waters, Kerber/Skreid Publishing,

ISBN: 978–3–7356–0266–4

2012 Boy Stories, Hate Cantz,

ISBN 978-3-7757-3448-6

Peo Olsson CV

Education:

2014-15 The Photographic Artist’s Book. Capture and Disseminate. Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, SE

2010-12 Master of Fine Art in Photography, Högskolan för Fotografi(HFF), University of Gothenburg, SE

2008-09 Art History, Lund University, Lund, SE

1995-96 General Studies Program, International Center of Photography, NYC, USA

Selected Solo exhibition:

2016 MemoryPalaceRebuilt, Martin Bryder Gallery, Lund,SE

2014 Gradients, Galleri Box, Gothenburg,SE

2013 Gradients, Martin Bryder Gallery, Lund,SE

2013 MemoryPalace, Fotogalleriet Format, Malmö,SE

Selected Group exhibitions:

2016 Slow Pictures, Lillehammer Kunstmuseum, NO

2015 Showroom, Martin Bryder Gallery, Lund, SE

2015 You are not alone, Martin Bryder Gallery, Lund, SE

2014 Umbra Hominis, Immigration Office, Bremen, DE

2014 Handplockat, Fotogalleriet Format, Malmö, SE

2014 Zoological Museum, Arkivcentrum Syd, Lund, SE

Books:

2015 MemorySlides, Peo Olsson, self-published

2014 Umbra Hominis, Null & Void Books, ISBN: 978-91-981854-1-6

Links
Johan Willner
Peo Olsson

Contact
Johan Willner: johanwillner@hotmail.com
Peo Olsson: peoolsson@me.com