Maria (Mia) Andersson (b.1978 in Motala) is an artist living in Stockholm. Her practice deals primarily with aspects of spatial organisation and transformation and the shaping of a society. Her works span many mediums, including video, text and textile, performance, spatial installations and public interventions. She holds a BA from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London and an MFA from Konstfack in Stockholm.

She has been involved in several self-organised initiatives and long-term collaborative projects. One of them is Ett rum med utsikt/A Room With A View with artist Eva Arnqvist, Karin Lindh and architect Adriana Seserin.

Since 2012 she is collaborating with artist Nancy Atakan, Istanbul. Their research about Ling Gymnastics as a modernist project in Sweden and Turkey have resulted in several separate and joint works.


Hjorthagens Ateljéforening
Skogvaktarg. 11
115 42 Stockholm



2019 Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm - Skrivandet förhandlingar.
2008 - 2009 Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm - Architecture.
2005 - 2007 Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm - MA Fine Art.
2003 Linköping University - Urban Studies: The city as a physical and cultural space.
2000 - 2003 Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London - BA (Hon) Art & Design (Spatial).
1999 - 2000 London College of Communication - Access to Interior Design.
1999 Kingston and Chelsea College, London - Photography.


2022 Reverb, Konstfrämjandet Bergslagen, Örebro. (Solo exhibition)
2022 Hjorten Skuplpturpark, Ahlsellparken, Hjorthagen, Stockholm.
2021 En parkfantasi, Alsters herrgård, Karlstad. (New commission and solo exhibition)
2020 Rum för rörelse - Nyförvärv till Tore A Jonassons samling, Konsthall 16, Riksidrottsmuseet, Stockholm.
2020 Translation in Motion, Konsthall 16, Riksidrottsmuseet, Stockholm. (Solo exhibition in collaboration with Nancy Atakan)
2019 Weave Braid Attach, Västerås Konstmuseum, Västerås. (With Nancy Atakan)
2019 Forward, March!, SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul. (Solo exhibition in collaboration with Nancy Atakan)
2019 Marking a Shift, Galleri Box, Gothenburg. (Solo exhibition in collaboration with Nancy Atakan)
2018 Artists' Books, Hangmen Projects, Stockholm.
2017 Marking a Shift, NKF, Stockholm. (With Nancy Atakan)
2015 Klubb Konsument, Galleri 39, Arvika.
2014 Klubb Konsument, Alma Löv Museum, Center for Interactual Art, Östra Ämtervik
2014 Klubb Konsument, Örebro Konsthall.
2014 Klubb Konsument, Strömbackaskolan, Piteå.
2014 Klubb Konsument, Konstfrämjandet, Västerßs.
2012 "Replicas: Structures for other positions", Liverpool Biennial, extended programme (With Victoria Brännström)
2012 Temps Étrangers, Main d'Oeuvres, Paris.
2012 Volumi contrastanti / Kontrasterande volymer, The Italian Cultural Institute, Stockholm.
2012 An Act in the Commons, Strömstad.
2011 Avtryck, Skellefteå Konsthall, Skellefteå
2011 Becoming Istanbul, SALT, Istanbul
2011 Float All In Windows, Slakthusateljéerna, Stockholm
2010 Cash Flow, Botkyrka Konsthall, Tumba
2010 In the Sweet By and By at Supermarket, Stockholm. With Karin Lindh, for Hjärnstorm.
2009 Skateistan. Jr Konsthall, Linköping
2009 NANO, Studio 44, Stockholm
2008 Tell a friend, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm
2007 Spring exhibition/Graduation Show, Konstfack, Stockholm
2007 Master exhibition, Konstfack (solo)
2006 Stafetten, Östergötlands Länsmuseum, Linköping (solo)
2006 Exociti, Istanbul, Curated by Övül Durmusoglu
2006 This is what it is, Alma Löv Museum, Östra Ämtervik (With Victoria Brännström)
2005 Hör upp Stockholmare! Gallerian, Stockholm (With Victoria Brännström)
2005 Walk on by, Juggling 7 Holding 38, Skulpturens Hus, Stockholm
2005 Mönstring III, Norrköping Museum of Art, Norrköping
2003 Degree Show, Central Saint Martins College, London
2001 John Goodchild Memorial Exhibition, Lethaby Gallery, London


Ett rum med utsikt / A room with a view, run by Maria Andersson, Eva Arnqvist, Karin Lindh and Adriana Seserin. With support from Stockholm Municipality and The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
2019 Chapter 10: Panorama. Skyview/Globen and Slakthusområdet, Sthlm
2014 Chapter 9. Players & Plots. Slakthusområdet, Sthlm
2013 Chapter 8. Open In New Window. Slakthusateljéerna, Sthlm
2013 Chapter 7. Vita Elefanter. Globen, Sthlm
2012 Chapter 6. Tidrapport. Slakthusområdet, Sthlm
2012 Chapter 5. Nyspråk. Slakthusateljéerna + Slakthusområdet, Sthlm
2012 Chapter 4.3. Jag vill varna för visioner. Slakthusateljéerna, Sthlm
2012 Chapter 4.2. Jag vill varna för visioner. Slakthusateljéerna, Sthlm
2012 Chapter 4.1. Jag vill varna för visioner. Slakthusateljéerna, Sthlm


Air Drop was an artist run residency project in collaboration between Slakthusateljéerna, Stockholm and 5533, Istanbul. Supported by Framtidens Kultur. Initiators and coordinators Maria Andersson and Katarina Lundgren.
2014 Release of the publication Artists in the air - Reside in a drop.
2012 Exhibition: Where we are not, 5533, Istanbul (Ellakajsa Nordström, Ylva Trapp and Onur Ceritoğlu)
2012 Exhibition: Looking for somewhere to land, Slakthusateljéerna, Sthlm (Hera Büyüktaşçıyan and Santiago Mostyn)
2012 Public talk: 5533 at Slakthusateljéerna, Slakthusateljéerna, Sthlm, 2012 (Supported by Iaspis)


STAD was a magazine about the urban environment. With support from The Swedish Institute, Iaspis, Swedish Arts Council and Ivar and Anders Tengboms fond.
In the editorial board together with Björn Berglund, Pernilla Glaser, Jakob Ingemansson, Karin Lindh and Magnus Stenmark.
2011 Travelogue as Allegory. Artists' books as a modern form of the production of desire, Art Academy, Stockholm.
2011 STAD håller öppet, Arkitekturmuséet, Stockholm
2010 Release of STAD #2
2010 Wanderlust at Weld, Weld, Stockholm.
2010 STAD går i tryck, Haninge Konsthall, Stockholm
2010 Confluence Belgrade, BINA Arkitekturbiennal, Belgrad
2010 The official release party of STAD #3 at Culture Centre Grad, Belgrade, arranged together with the Swedish Embassy in Belgrade.
2010 STAD at Kontekst Galerija, Belgrade. One day seminar.
2009 Paperboys, Kulturfestivalen, Stockholm
2009 Wanderlust Stockholm. Release of Stad #1


2023 2 years working grant from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2019 - 2021 AIR Värmland (Plattform för samtidskonst/ Region Värmland). Recurring residencies at Alsters herrgård, the memorial estate of Gustaf Fröding, Karlstad.
2019 2 years working grant from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2017 Project grant from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2014 2 years working grant from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2013 Helge Axson Johnssons Stiftelse
2011 Längmanska Kulturfonden
2010 1 year working grant from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2010 Artist-in-resident at Platform Garanti, Istanbul, 3 months. Supported by Iaspis.
2009 Helge Axson Johnssons Stiftelse
2007 Konstfack graduation grant (Molly och Ragnar Rudemars fond)
2006 Fredrika Bremer Stiftelsens Stipendiefond


Region of Stockholm
Tore A Jonassons samling
Becoming Istanbul Database
Norrköping Municipality
Timeline - Konstfacks Videotek
Larm - Nordic Art Sound Archive


2020 Graphic Design of Pernilla Glaser's book Translating Difference: Making Community Through Play.
2019 Freelance curatur, Lisa Torell, The Pavement, a masterpiece, Marabouparken, Sundbyberg.
2016-2019 Boardmember, The College of Printmaking Arts (Grafikskolan), Stockholm.
2018 Guest Teacher, BA Interior Architecture & Furniture Design, Konstfack, Stockholm.
2017-2018 Project leader, Bortom de blå bergen, Konstfrämjandet Bergslagen.
2017 Sub. Developer, organisation and communication, Folkrörelsernas Konstfrämjandet.
2017 Opponent, BA Interior Architecture & Furniture Design, Konstfack, Stockholm.
2016-2017 Administrator and producer, Konsthall C, Stockholm
2016 Guide, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm
2016 Design of publication for Anoda Ung Konst Dalarna
2013 - 2014 Coordinator, Context in Flux. Riksutställningar Swedish Exhibition Agency
2013 Guest Teacher, MA Textile in the Expanded Field, Konstfack, Stockholm.
2013 Freelance work for the art section of Bibliotek Plattan, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
2012 - 2014 Guest Teacher, Stenebyskolan, Dals Långed.
2012 - 2013 Department Coordinator, Mejan Arc, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
2010 - 2013 Boardmember, Slakthusateljéerna
2006 - 2012 Exhibition guide and gallery host, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm
2005 Freelance writer for the art section of Norrköpings Tidningar.