Johannes Heldén (b.1978) is a visual artist, writer and musician living and working in Stockholm, Sweden. His interdisciplinary practice deals with poetry, ecology, artificial intelligence, sentience, interspecies communication and narrative structures. Recent projects include Astroecology which was published simultaneously in three languages, made into an interdisciplinary performance at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm and a digital artwork published by Bonniers Konsthall. He has published four music albums and seven digital works of poetry and visual art.
His work has recently been shown at the Riga Biennial, the Desert X biennial, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Momentum Biennial, MSU Broad Museum, Roskilde Festival and Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm, the Nordic Embassies in Berlin, IMPAKT Festival in Utrecht, The Fiskars Biennial, Kunsthall Trondheim, KUBE Ålesund, ISCP in New York, the Jewish Museum in Stockholm, The Tampere Art Museum et al.
Awards and fellowships include the inaugural N. Katherine Hayles prize, the Åke Andrén Art Prize, the Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation grant for young artists. He was awarded the 2018 Iaspis New York Fellowship at ISCP, and is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts, Hawthornden Castle NKD Norway, Rupert in Vilnius, et al.
Johannes Heldén, The Extinction Archive (Part 1), 2019, Animation, sculpture, mixed media, duration: 3:49 min, 66 x 73 cm. Courtesy of the artist