Melchior is working in between the fields of design, art, and fictional science. Material and methodology are the two legs of her exploratory practise. Taking an interest in erosional processes in nature, she uses sand to create form through different exposing forces; this to enable a dialogue between man and material; between control and, not chance, but physical rhythms we will never fully understand.
The title of this exhibition alludes to the known illustration by Rudolph Zallinger from 1965, showing a homo sapiens step by step evolution into a human. Where the illustration ends, the narrative in which designer and artist Kajsa Melchior works, start. The narrative of when a man stopped walking and started to surround himself with functional objects.
The exhibition is to be seen as a milestone of an ongoing artistic exploration, in which Melchior runs an artistic research with a design critical approach that elaborates on issues such as how to define the border of an object’s functionality, beauty, and purpose.
2023; installation; Stockholm Design Week, Stockholm Furniture Fair; Stockholm, Sweden
2023; comissioned work; LYFT; Stockholm, Sweden
2022; installation; Stockholm Furniture Fair, Greenhouse, part of Stockholm Design Week; Stockholm, Sweden
2020; comissioned work; Byredo; London, UK
2020; installation; Stockholm Furniture Fair, Greenhouse, part of Stockholm Design week; Stockholm, Sweden
2020; comissioned work; Tiger of Sweden; Stockholm, Sweden
Selected Group Exhibitions
2023; Erik Bratsberg x Friends pop up gallery at Persona; Stockholm, Sweden
2022; Navet & Friends, Stockholm, Sweden
2020; ”(Non)Depleted”; Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2020; ”Bokeh!”; Mint Gallery; London, UK
2020; ”The Age Of”; Stockholm, Sweden
2019 ”Shutter Speed”; MA degree exhibition; Konstfack; Stockholm, Sweden
2020; 1 year work scholarship; Swedish Art Grants committee; Sweden
2019; top scholarship holder of the year within the field of art and design; The Nordic First St. Johannislogens Jubelfond, The Swedish Frimurare Ordern; Sweden
2013; Exchange year at Chelsea College of Art and Design; Erasmus; Sweden.