Ida Hansson

Ida Hansson (1978) is a visual artist working with performance and video. She lives and works in Umeå, Sweden. Her work focuses on questions concerning identity, gender and normality, using alter egos and role-playing.

She received her BFA at the Academy of Fine Arts in Trondheim, Norway, and her MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Umeå. She is a board member of the artist-run gallery Verkligheten in Umeå, and has been working on the art festival ‘Survival Kit’ organised by the gallery. She has also been involved in curating and teaching at institutions in Umeå and in Norway. Her work has been shown at exhibitions in Sweden, Norway and Latvia.

Co-Creation by Ida Hansson:

  • Put yourself in my place

    Depending on our social background, we attribute different values to artworks, but also to different behavior patterns and to biological traits such as race, or sex. The consequence of this is always, inequality. Milijana Babić and Ida Hansson are two artists who developed their own methodologies for understanding differences in how society approaches art, through a specific long term continuous performance of swapping lives. By entering the life of the other, they did not play some kind of imitation game, but brought their own personalities into a different context.

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