About

Born in Södertälje, Sweden, 1968.

AnnaSofia Mååg’s experience in the ceramic field is wide: from small unique pottery to large scale public art and exhibitions. Mååg’s art has been shown in Sweden as well as abroad in many different exhibitions over the years. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Stockholm, the Röhss Museum in Gothenburg, Sweden, and the Icheon World Ceramic Center in South Korea.

Since 2006 AnnaSofia has returned to Swedish Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi almost every winter to fulfill her ideas in ice and snow. She has also planned, teached and maintained the ice sculpting arrangements at Icehotel during the winter seasons between 2010 – 2016. Upto today she has created six different art suites on her own and has been involved in several other Icehotel art projects. Among the latter is the giant iceberg for the Chanel catwalk fall/winter collection 2010/11 in Grand Palais, Paris.

Since 2017 she has returned to Dalarna, Sweden, as the new main teacher in ceramics at Leksand Folk High school (Leksands folkhögskola).

CV

Education

1996-2001 Applied Art in Ceramics – Master of Fine Art, HDK – School of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg University, Sweden.
1994-1996 Ceramics – School of Crafts, Leksand, Sweden.
1991 Art – Haraldsbo School, Falun, Sweden.

Exhibitions, a selection

2016 POP_IN, Konsthantverkarna, Sweden.
2015 Belonging Konsthantverkarna, Stockholm, Sweden.
2015 Inspirationer Konsthantverkarna, Stockholm, Sweden.
2013 One Person One Horse, The Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China.
2012 Review, Aurora Gallery LTU, Luleå, Sweden.
2011 Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich CT, USA.
2010 Slidell Cultural Center, LA, USA.
2010 Handwerker Gallery, Gannet Center, Ithaca College, NY, USA.
2009 Trout Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, USA.
2009 Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT, USA.
2009 Sakernas tillstånd, Kulturhuset, Stockholm. Sweden.
2008 House of Sweden, Washington DC, USA.
2008 Design museum Gent, Belgium.
2007 14 Biennale de ceramique, Chateauroux, France.
2007 Centre Culturel Suèdois, Paris, France.
2006 Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany.
2006 Europäisches Industriemuseum für Porzellan, Selb, Germany.
2005 Ceramics as Expression Icheon World Ceramic Center, Third World Ceramic Biennale, South Korea.
2005-2006 FormScape Travelling Exhibition in Finland, Russia, Sweden and Norway.
2004-2006 Made in Scandinavia, National Touring Exhibitions, Norway.
2004 Bird, fish and in between, The Röhss Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden.
2003 Ceramics as Expression Icheon World Ceramic Center, 2nd World Ceramic Biennale, South Korea.
2003 Ceramics & Textilies, Konstgillet, Boden, Sweden. (In association with Eva Hagström)
2003 Contemporary Swedish Ceramics, Kunstindustrimuseum, Oslo, Norway.
2002 Made in Scandinavia, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway.
2002 Young Artists in Applied Art, National Museum of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden.
2002 Queens of Clay, Province Museum of Dalarna, Falun, Sweden.
2001 Queens of Clay, Gallery blås&knåda, Stockholm, Sweden.

Solo Exhibitions, a selection

2015 Surfaces, Daniel Berlin Krog, Skåne-Tranås, Sweden.
2015 Surfaces, Luleå Airport, Luleå, Sweden.
2014 On the edge, Kulturens Hus, Luleå, Sweden.
2012 On the edge, Gallery Alva, Umeå, Sweden.
2011 Ceramics, Konstgillet, Kiruna City Hall, Sweden.
2010 On the edge, Gallery IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden.
2007 Ceramics , Gallery KAZ, Västerås, Sweden.
2007 Under, Ofoten Museum, Narvik, Norway.
2007 Under, Piteå Konsthall, Piteå, Sweden.
2006 Under, Gallery IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden.
2005 Lines & Volymes, Gallery Aurora, Luleå, Sweden.
2003 Ceramics, Konstgillet, Boden, Sweden.
2003 Ceramics, Gallery IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden.
2001 Ice Age – forms in porcelain, Gellivare Museum, Gellivare, Sweden.

Performances and events

2015 Live ice sculpting ‘CALLISTO’ at World Ski Championships in Falun, Sweden.
2013 Live ice sculpting at the Ice Festival in Uppsala, Sweden.
2012 Live ice sculpting at Liseberg, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Commissions

2017 BETULA, Björkskatan / Kallkällan, Municipal of Luleå, Sweden.
2017
PICK YOUR MUSTACHE! Art Suite Deluxe, Icehotel 365, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. (I a w Sofi Ruotsalainen)
2016 HAREN FORTIS LEPUS, Movägen’s elder’s home, Municipal of Kiruna, Sweden.
2016 ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, Art Suite #316, Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden.
2015 KOFESER, Movägen’s elder’s home, Municipal of Kiruna, Sweden.
2014 SECRET GARDEN, Icehotel Main Hall, Jukkasjärvi (in association with Alessandro Falca).
2013 WINTER WONDERLAND, Summer Art Suite, Icehotel, jukkasjärvi, Sweden. (I a w Sofi Ruotsalainen and Nille Nilsson)
2012 VÅRVINGE, Mysinge elders home, Municipal of Kiruna, Sweden.
2012 SWAN ME UP! Summer Art Suite, Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden.
2012 IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO, Icebar, Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. (I a w Arne Bergh, Åke Larsson, Mikael ‘Nille’ Nilsson och Sofi Ruotsalainen)
2011 ARKTIKOS I and II, Icehotel (Winter and Summer Art Suites), Jukkasjärvi, Sweden.
2010 Icehotel for Chanel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden and Paris, France.
2010 Kiruna Snow Festival (jury), Kiruna.
2010 REST IN THE NEST, Art Suite, Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi., Sweden.
2009 DROPPEN Municipal of Haparanda.
2009 UNDER Swedish Art Council, Court House, Sundsvall.
2008 DOPPET Pontusbadet, Municipal of Luleå.
2007 KING OF PING PONG (Ice sculptures for props and scenery) BOB Film North AB.
2007 BUBBLEBOIL SWAMP, Art Suite, Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi., Sweden.
2006 FENAN Sculpture Garden, Piteå.
2005 VINTERLAND (Design of winter garden plaza) Municipal of Gellivare.
2004 EXPANSION Luleå College.

Works hold by

Icheon World Ceramic Center, South Korea.
National Museum of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden.
The Röhss Museum for Design and Applied Art, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Västerås Art Museum, Sweden.
The National Public Art Council of Sweden.
The County Council of Norrbotten, Västerbotten and Sörmland, Sweden.
The Municipal of Luleå, Piteå, Gellivare and Umeå, Sweden.
The Municipal of Oulu, Finland.
LTU – Luleå University, Sweden.
LKAB, Sweden.
Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden.

Publications, a selection

ICEHOTEL MAGAZINE 2010/11.

Climate and Architecture by Torben Dahl (Head of Research Institute 2, School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts). ISBN 978-0-415-56308-6.

VOICES – Contemporary ceramic art from Sweden by Sara Danius/Patrik Johansson. ISBN 9172037784.

The 3rd World Ceramic Biennale 2005 Korea, INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION. ISBN 89-89748-38-0-03630.

Tuff, a Traveling magazine for Connex in Sweden, issue 1/05. ISSN 1652-4446.
Ceramic Art Monthly Korean magazine, July-04, ISSN 1228-0755.

Ceramic Review CR 206 Mar/Apr-04.

Contemporary Swedish Ceramics, ISBN 9163139855.

The 2nd World Ceramic Biennale 2003 Korea INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
ISBN 89-89748-20-8-03630.

Kunsthåndverk 3/03 nr 89, ISSN 0333-1059.

Grants and Awards, a selection

2008 NSD’s Culture Prize.
2007 Rubus Arcticus.
2004 The Culture Grant Award of Gellivare Municipal.
2003 The Hertha Bengtson Grant.
2002/2004 and 2014/2015 Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
2002 Young Artists in Applied Art, Foundation of Mr Bengt Julin, National Museum of Fine Arts, Stockholm.