Born in 1947 in Sweden. Lives and works in Toronto, Canada and in Montmartin Sur Mer, France.
Gunilla Josephson is an artist working exclusively in the video medium, with a BA in Social Sciences from Stockholm University and an MFA (1986) from The College of Art and Design (Konstfackskolan) in Stockholm. She exhibits extensively in Canada and in Europe.
“I work in a way that exploits unbridled emotions, with the aim to challenge the accepted conventions of art as an entertainment that is well behaved. From the actions of the characters [or performers] to my own use of the video camera and later in the editing process. I aim to disrupt norms, constructing resistances to, or commenting on the tyranny of orthodoxy. I am interested in the transgressive, de-idolized female [image] – sometimes a self proclaimed hero stepping out of history, or filling and emptying a room with furniture like a triumphant female anti-Sisyphus, or as a misbehaving twin in the cow merde close ups, always using the camera as an insisting prying tool, a decoder and an instrument of desire.”