Cléo Sjölander


Cléo Sjölander, Cleo Sjolander, Solo Show Online
Cléo Sjölander


Cléo Sjölander's work explores the parallels between the defense machanisms of animals, plants and humans.

They are interested in adaptation as a sensitive response to vulnerability; as a way to define and build safe spaces against the oppressive normativity and marginalization of those who oppose it. Their work is born out of a desire of healing and empowerment throught dismantling the various domination dynamics imposed by the capitalist and patriarchal structures that govern our existence.

Through a feminist lens, the act of kneading organic matter and turning it into installations bears the mark of ritualized gestures inspired by a legacy of witchcraft and magic. Therefore, their artistic approach explores the material representations of these specific defense machanisms that allow us to filter our environment and (re)define our limits.