Hanna Ljungh (b.1974) works with video, photography and sculpture. She lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Ljungh has a B.F.A. from Parson School of Design, New York and a M.F.A from Konstfack, Stockholm. She is perhaps best known for her video installations which have been shown extensively in Sweden and Germany. Recently her work has been shown at Fotografiska in Stockholm, ANNAELLE Gallery in Stockholm, Husby Konsthall, Växjö konsthall and Vigelandmuseet in Oslo, Norway.
Ljungh’s work often circles around dominant concepts of interpretation. In her work she questions ideas about science and how the human gaze forms all that is not man made. Ljungh investigates hierarchies within this value system. In her most recent work, Vivisections, she uses staged investigations, such as the geological excavation, where a scientific subject matter gets treated with subjective motives. Ljungh works in a fashion where her images become a performance or evidence of a performance or ritual. The Vivisections are made up of recycled building material, spray paint and personal belongings. The works can be seen as a planned investigation of something that is both memory and factual – past and present. The Vivisections balance on the border between scientific studies and personal stratifications.
Hanna Ljungh is visiting Helsinki as part of the Focus AiR artist-in-residence programme. The recidency in Helsinki is realised in cooperation with Photographic Gallery Hippolyte and HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme.