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Charlotte Åberg

Charlotte Åberg

Born in 1966 in Stenungsund. Currently based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Charlotte Åberg is a video artist educated at the art academy in Umeå, Sweden 1990-1995. The images in Charlotte Åberg’s films are inspired by commercials from tv-shop, fashion magazines and Hollywood productions. Charlotte Åberg is interested in how media and junk culture influence a greater and greater part of society, and how their ideals affect the individual. The representation of romanticized love is a constantly recurring thread in the video works. Clichés and beauty adoration in a narcissistic culture are reflected in several video performances.

Charlotte Åberg has worked with social structure and hierarchy in schools and places of work. The exhibition ‘The Dream Garden’ with Lott Alfreds, has been an examination of the employees’ dreams at an eldercare. During the years 2003-2006, Charlotte Åberg worked in a broader field of art, with the projects vårbygård.nu and SkiSS. She has also exhibited at Polyphonix, Videoprogram, Centre Georges Pompidou, in Paris, October 2002. In 1999 she was an holder of the IASPIS-scholarship in Stockholm.

Recent projects include Drömsällskapet at Norrtälje Konsthall 2019 and Illuminated dreams, Alexandria 2017.

3 WORKS IN CATALOGUE

This time it looks like love is here to stay

Charlotte Åberg

2000, 00:02:45

Vacuum Clean Love

Charlotte Åberg

1995, 00:01:48

My love has got a gun

Charlotte Åberg

1998, 00:02:02

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