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Thank you for a fantastic biennial 2024!

Lena Stenberg, Flyttzon, 2024. Installation view in Kiruna. The Luleå Biennial 2024. Photo: Thomas Hämén

The Luleå Biennial 2024 wrapped during the last weekend of May, but parts of the biennial live on!

The Luleå Biennial 2024 was officially closed during the last weekend of May when the exhibitions were dismantled and the artists returned home. But a few of the works remain active and can be experienced throughout the summer, or as parts of new exhibitions and contexts in various places in and outside of North Bothnia. We at Konstfrämjandet Norrbotten see the Luleå Biennial as a catalyst for new collaborations, and an agent in sustaining long term practices and operations in the North Bothnian art sector. Because of this, we are especially happy to see when works and projects, initiated as part of the biennial, take on their own life and continue to develop beyond our exhibition periods. As the summer vacation period approached, we want to remind you of the works still on display in Norrbotten, as well as give you a heads up about the participants whom you will be able to meet soon in other contexts!

𝘍𝘭𝘺𝘵𝘵𝘻𝘰𝘯 by Lena Stenberg remains at its site in Kiruna throughout the summer, as do the two installations Wandering Objects and Andan, created by students of HDK-Valand together with children from Kiruna.

The wind shelters created by Fadlabi for the Luleå Ice Road, titled Sadaqah Jariyah – On Behalf of Nils Amund Raknerud, are given new purpose as they are relocated by Luleå municipality to Hertsön where they can be experienced all summer.

Sami Architecture Association and Eveliina Sarapää will make a new appearance this autumn as part of the very first Arkitekturtriennalen ( The Architecture Triennial) at Färgfabriken in Stockholm.

Through her participation in the biennial, Inas Halabi, who showed her work Hopscotch (The Center of the Sun's Radiance) at Havremagasinet and Boden train station, was introduced to Ställbergs Gruva and is currently participating with a different work in their exhibition Den tunna skorpan – jorden, makten och konflikterna until 21 September.

Lastly, you should keep your eyes open for upcoming information about the book being published later this year as a part of the project I Händelsernas Centrum!

A big thank you to everyone who makes it possible for these works and initiatives to live on and meet new audiences. Thanks to everyone who came to visit this years biennial, to all the artists who participated, all the venues who lended their spaces to us, all of our recurring partners who help us form the biennial even in between exhibition periods, and also all of you who have in various ways contributed with your support, energy and knowledge along the way. We also want to thank our partners whom have all contributed to making the biennial possible.

Lastly, we want to give a special thanks to our artistic directors, Aude Christel Mgba and Bruno Alves de Almeida , and wish them all the best in their future endeavors!

Konstfrämjandet Norrbotten