Born in 1965, lives and works in Göteborg and Umeå, Sweden
Elin Wikström is an artist based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Her work - with roots in performance, conceptual, and context based art - deals with being subjected to a constructed situation, which leads to reflections on social issues and include her own participation, along with collaboration and exchange with those who commissions her work, audiences and specially invited participants.
Elin Wikström is known for the "constructed situations" that she creates in her practice. These involve projects sited within the public domain that question the habits, behaviour and opinions of individuals and society in general. Her projects cause a disruption in the everyday flow of events that force us to reassess our understanding of accepted codes of behaviour, value systems and social conditioning.
Wikström has recently made projects for Futuresonic 2009, Manchester, LIAF 08 – Lofoten International Art Festival, Sala de Arte Publico de Siqueiros, Mexico City and Museum for Contemporary Arts, Vigo.
Images from the project Togetherness – Moves, Roughly, in Time of the Beat, 2009 at The 10th Open International Performance Art Festival in Beijing. Photography: Pernilla Ljungkvist.