Kika Jonsson

Kika Jonsson

BIO

Kika Francisca Jonsson was born in Berkeley, California in 1979. Raised in Santiago, Rio de Janeiro, San Mateo (California), and Farmington (New Mexico), she currently lives and works in Berlin. Her artwork considers the interpretation and analysis of landscape: as a theory, as an art historical term, and as a vehicle for discourse between the metaphorical and the concrete.

Education

2004 California College of the Arts, Oakland, California B. F. A. in Ceramics  (with High Distinction)
2001 Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California, B.A. in Studio Art, B.A. in Art History, Minor in Spanish

Exhibitions and Publications

2017 zuzüglich, Galerie des August Bebel Institut, Berlin, Germany
2017 Aukcja! Sztuka dla Puszczy, (Auction! Art for the Forest) Poznań, Poland
2017 Refractions, KN: Raum für Kunst im Kontext, Berlin, Germany
2017 sieben Frauen entledigen sich ihrer Schatten, Kulturwerk Ateliers, Karl-Marx-Str 58, Berlin, Germany
2017 Frauenmuseum Neujahrsempfang, KN: Raum für Kunst im Kontext, Berlin, Germany
2016 The Making of the Unrealised, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin Germany
2016 Know the Ways: Day 17 of the Project Space Festival, KN: Raum für Kunst im Kontext, Berlin, Germany
2016 KunstBoulevard: Malerei und Fotografie, Boulevard, Berlin, Germany
2015 State of Matter, povvera gallery, Berlin, Germany
2014 On Art and Art-Making, lecture to Painting and Drawing Seminar students, CCA, San Francisco, USA
2014 Courage: 48 Hours Neukölln, Berlin, Germany
2013 #apocalypseWOW, laden atelier, Mareschstr. 15, Berlin, Germany
2013 The Swimmer, 2013, reprinted in The Santa Clara Review, Spring Issue
2012 laden atelier Winter Open Studio, laden atelier, Mareschstr. 15, Berlin, Germany
2006 Momentum: Southern Exposure Annual Art Auction, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2006 The 6th Annual Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2005 Peeing in the Sandbox, mixed USE gallery, San Francisco, USA
2004 Works Benefit Art Auction, San Jose, USA
2004 Members Only, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, USA
2004 Clay Dynamics, Medicine Hat Public Library, Medicine Hat, Canada,
2004 Watershed Benefit Cup Auction at Leslie Ceramics, Berkeley, USA
2003 Smurftopia: an installation by Kika Jonsson, North Gallery, Oakland, USA
2003 Mudwrestling Girls: Contemporary Women’s Ceramics at CCA, Isabel Percy West Gallery, Oakland, USA
2003 California College of the Arts Ceramic Guild Show, Isabel Percy West Gallery, Oakland, USA
2003 Beyond Reality,Toki Gallery, Berkeley, USA
2002 New Student Work, North/South Gallery, Oakland, USA
2001 Senior Thesis Show, Santa Clara University Art Gallery, Santa Clara, USA
2000 Juried Student Show, Santa Clara University Art Gallery, Santa Clara, USA

Residencies, Awards and Memberships
2018 Recipient, Studio Space, Atelierförderung der Kulturwerk des bbk, Berlin Germany
2017 Artist-in-Residence, Ágúst Residency, Borgarfjörður, Iceland
2016 Member, Frauenmuseum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2016 Member, KN: Raum für Kunst im Kontext, Berlin, Germany
2012- 2015 Member, laden atelier artist collective, Berlin, Germany
2006 Member, Independent School of Art Artist Collective, San Francisco, California, January-May 2006
2004 Artist-in-Residence, Medalta Society, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
2002–2003 Scholarship, California College of the Arts, Oakland, USA
2000–2001 Student Life and Leadership Scholarship, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, USA
2000 Prize, Best Ceramic Sculpture, Juried Student Exhibition, Santa Clara University Art Gallery, Santa Clara, USA