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The Stena Foundation Culture Scholarships 2021: Emanuel Röhss

Monumental architecture, seismic waves and building blocks from imaginary worlds. On 4 December, the exhibition by Emanuel Röhss, winner of the Stena Foundation Culture Scholarship for 2021 in visual art, will open at the Gothenburg Museum of Art.

The exhibition features a large-format installation in which moving images, audio and stage design transform the room and an essay film which is shown to the public for the first time, Monster Dialectics.

Emanuel Röhss (b 1985) trained at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin, the Valand Academy in Gothenburg, and the Royal College of Arts in London, where he took a master’s degree in Fine Arts. Presently he is active as an artist in Los Angeles. Röhss’ art is often site-specific and materials and media varia depending on the project. His works interweave imaginary settings and physical places, the past and the future, fiction and reality.
The Sten A Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture is an important institution in the cultural life of Gothenburg, which provides unique opportunities for artists to produce new works and increase their visibility. In conjunction with its 25th anniversary, culture scholarships have been awarded to three culture practitioners who each receive 300 000 SEK to stimulate their development.

The recipients of the 2021 Stena Foundation Culture Scholarships are the soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan, the artist Emanuel Röhss and the actress and producer Alicia Vikander.