Artist Statement

Madeleine Aleman uses different materials, techniques and expressions. Since 2012 her art practice focuses mainly on drawing, print making and performance. Aleman is strongly influenced by psychology and spirituality. Hypnagogic states and dreams are important sources of inspiration. To access layers other than intellect and craftsmanship Aleman practices Carl Gustav Jung's technique Active Imagination as well as divination with the Chinese oracle I Ching. Aleman finds that altered states of consciousness offers the opportunity to clear away layers of preconceived notions, to get around incorporated habit patterns and find a more direct, inner mode of expression.

Madeleine Aleman (born 1959 in Stockholm), lives and work in Malmö. Her work has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions in Sweden, Spain, China and several other countries. Aleman has studied at the University College of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm and is also a certified art therapist and teacher.

CV

EDUCATION
Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, SE

  • 2014 Holy, Holy is the Image, 30 credits

  • 2013 Tutorial for Teachers, 7.5 credits

  • 2012 Artistic Research Processes, 15 credits

  • 1999-2000 Fine Arts, 60 credits

  • 1996-1999 Visual Arts Teacher Education Program, 180 credits

Other:

  • 2019-2020 Ritual Magic and Radical Transformation, 7.5 credits, University in Lund, SE

  • 2001-2004 Certificated Art Therapist, NIARTE, The Nordic Institute of Art Therapy, Brevens Bruk, SE

  • 1994-1995 Nyckelviksskolan, Lidingö, SE

  • 1989-1994 Waldorf Kindergarten Teacher, Ståthöga seminariet, Norrköping, SE

  • 1979-1980 Grundskolan för konstnärlig utbildning, Stockholm, SE

SOLO SHOWS & PERFORMANCE

  • 2024 Bergtagen, Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö, SE

  • 2023 Synergy, Visionary British Museum, London, GB

  • 2022 Från månen till Fixstjärnevärlden, Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö, SE

  • 2018 Giving voice to the hall, performance, Conjuring Creativity - Art & the Esoteric in theory and practice, Fylkingen, Stockholm, SE

  • 2017 The Sound of the Gallery Space, performance, TCG Nordica, Kunming, CN

  • 2017 Beyond/Bortom, Candyland, Stockholm, SE

  • 2015 Att Gräva/To Dig, Studio44, Stockholm, SE

  • 2014 Axels måltid, performance, Villa San Michele, Capri, IT

  • 2014 Hilmas måltid, performance, Art Lab Gnesta, Gnesta, SE

  • 2014 Att ljuda tingen/To Sound the things, performance, Lids Church, Nyköping, SE

  • 2012 En måltid i Swedenborgs lusthus, Performance, replica of Swedenborg's Summer house, Stockholm, SE

  • 2010 Gallery Gora, Montreal, CA

  • 2009 La Galeria, Barcelona, ES

  • 2008 Colourful China, TCG Nordica, Kunming, CN

  • 2007 Tvillingar, Kalejdoskop och Drömfångare, Gallery Ingela S, Stockholm, SE

GROUP SHOWS

  • 2024 Polyfoni 6, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, SE

  • 2024 Supermarket Art Fair, Slipvillan, Stockholm, SE

  • 2023 Jubileumsutställning, Studio 44, Stockholm, SE

  • 2022 Conflux, Gallery Caesuur, Middelburg, NL

  • 2021 Ways of Journeying, Galleri CC, Malmö, SE

  • 2019 Esoteric Transition, Studio44, Stockholm, SE

  • 2019 TSUI/Samling, Slipvillan, Stockholm, SE

  • 2019 Nasty Woman, Studio44, Stockholm, SE

  • 2018 Supermarket Art Fair, Rostrum, Stockholm, SE

  • 2017 The Social Role of an Artist, ADGY International Cultural Center, Beijing, CN

  • 2017 Artists Roles/Artists Rules part 2, TCG Nordica, Kunming, CN

  • 2017 Supermarket Art Fair, Studio44,Stockholm, SE

  • 2017 Egentligen,, Rostrum, Malmö, SE

  • 2016 Artists Roles/Artists Rules part 1, Studio44, Stockholm, SE

  • 2015 Huset, Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, SE

  • 2015 Hänga, Studio44, Stockholm, SE

  • 2015 Imago Mundi, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, IT

  • 2014 Holy, Holy is the Image, Lids Church, Nyköping, SE

  • 2014 Psyke, Studio44, Stockholm, SE

  • 2013 Mätning, Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, SE

  • 2013 Ankomst 2012, Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, SE

  • 2013 Transitions, Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, SE

  • 2013 Supermarket Art Fair, Art Lab Gnesta, Stockholm, SE

GRANTS & ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCIES

  • 2024 Malmö Konstmuseum, Aase och Richard Berg, grant

  • 2023 AIR Fish Factory, Stöðvarfjörður, IS

  • 2022 Stiftelsen Helge Ax:son Johnson, grant

  • 2022 AIR Ruimte Caseuur, Middelburg, NL

  • 2022 Konstnärsnämnden, working grant 1-year

  • 2021 Konstnärsnämnden, crisis grant 3

  • 2018-2020 Studio support, Stockholms Stad

  • 2017 AIR, TCG Nordica, Kunming, CN

  • 2016 Studio Swap, Berlin, DE

  • 2015-2017 Stockholms Stad, studio support,

  • 2014 AIR Art Lab Gnesta, Gnesta, SE

  • 2009 AIR Can Serrat International Art Residency, El Bruc, ES

  • 2008 AIR TCG Nordica, Kunming, CN

  • 2003 Helge Ax:son Johnson, grant

REPRESENTED

  • Region Stockholm, SE

  • Umeå kommun, SE

  • Södermanlands Läns Landsting, SE

  • Region Uppsala, SE

  • Kristinehamn kommun, SE

  • Ski kommun, NO

SCREENINGS, ARTIST TALKS, LECTURES etc.

  • 2023 Reflexions, album release, Bandcamp.com

  • 2023 Featured at Radio Beloved, Detroit, US

  • 2022 Open Studio, MOS, Malmö, SE

  • 2021 Hilmas Meal, screening, artist talk and a 3-course meal, Galleri CC, Malmö, SE

  • 2021 A meal in Swedenborg´s summer house, screening, artist talk and refreshments, Galleri CC, Malmö, SE

  • 2021 Axels Meal, screening, artist talk and refreshments, Galleri CC, Malmö, Sweden

  • 2021 Live drawing, Galleri CC, Malmö, SE

  • 2021 Open Studio, MOS, Malmö, SE

  • 2017 Lecture, Yunnan University of Science and Technology, Kunming, CN

  • 2017 Artist Talk, Candyland, Stockholm, SE

  • 2017 Artist Talk and screening: Hilma's Meal/Hilmas Måltid, Slipvillan, Stockholm, SE

  • 2016 Presentation of project, Nordiska konstförbundet NKF, Stockholm, SE

  • 2013 A Meal in Swedenborg´s Summer House, lecture and screening, Nerja, ES

  • 2013 En måltid i Swedenborgs lusthus, Samtal Pågår, lecture & screening, Uppsala, SE

  • 2012 Att Skåda och Skärskåda, lecture and screening, Fridhem, Stjärnsund, SE

  • 2009 Artist Talk, Can Serrat International Art Residency, El Bruc, ES

  • 2008 Artist Talk, TCG Nordica, Kunming, CN

  • 2002 Featured in Swedish National Radio, Tendens, P1, Dreams and inner visions

  • 2002 Queertendenser i tiden, lecture, Dramatiska Institutet, Stockholm, SE

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 2020 -    Museum host, Moderna Museet, Malmö, SE

  • 2018  Teacher in Visual Art, ISLK IB School, Lund, SE

  • 2010-2013  Project leader, Art Project in High School, Kunming, CN

  • 2006-2015  Art teacher, Viktor Rydberg High School, Stockholm, SE

  • 1999-2006  Art teacher, Folkuniversitetet, Studio Art School, SE

  • 2008  Workshop leader, Xinjie and Kunming, CN

  • 2002-2007  Workshop leader:Skanska, Folkuniversitetet, Volvo Aero mm.,Stockholm, SE

  • 2002  Scenography assistant, Operan/The Royal Opera House, Stockholm, SE

  • 1997-1999  Art Educator, Stadsmuseet, Stockholm, SE

  • 1989-1994 Waldorf kindergarten teacher, Hedemora, SE

  • 1980-1982  Scenography assistant, The Royal Dramatical Theater, Stockholm, SE

  • 1980-1981  Illustrator, Visucom, Täby, SE

MEMBERSHIPS

  • 2020 - Slipvillan Cultural Center, Stockholm

  • 2019 - KKV Grafik,  Malmö, Sweden

  • 2012 - SKF/Konstnärshuset, Stockholm

  • 2017-2019, on NKF's (The Nordic Art Associations) Advisory Board, Stockholm

  • 2012-2019, Studio 44, artist run gallery, Stockholm

  • 2008 - KRO (Konstnärernas Riksorganisation Sweden)/IAA (International Art Association)