Jonas Dahlberg

Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg’s works intertwine dreamscapes and reality, inviting viewers to create their own internal imagery through associations and memories. Dahlberg explores physical spaces through video, installation, and architecture projects. In 2014, his proposal for the creation of a memorial commemorating the victims of the July 22, 2011, terrorist attack in Oslo was unanimously approved by a committee established by the Norwegian government. For Memory Wound, a tribute to the 77 victims, an 11-foot-wide piece of land will be removed from a woodland landscape, metaphorically representing the trauma of the attack as well as the permanence of the loss of lives. Dahlberg’s work has been exhibited worldwide at Manifesta 4 (2002), the Venice Biennial (2003), the São Paulo Biennial (2004), and more.