Josefin Arnell presented solo exhibition Wild Filly Story at Editorial in 2021.
Josefin Arnell (b. 1984, Sweden) lives and works in Amsterdam. Her body of work includes video, drawing, performance, and sculpture. Through these mediums, Arnell tells stories of how to try and navigate contemporary infrastructures with impossible demands, desires, dominations, and control. The teenage girl, the horse, and the mother are recurring characters alongside clumsy allegories in conflicts of human conditions or environmental catastrophes.
In 2018, Arnell was awarded the Theodora Niemeijer Prijs – for emerging women artists based in the Netherlands. Arnell´s work has been internationally shown at Van Abbe Museum (NL); International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (NL); Kunsthalle Münster (DE); Auto Italia (UK); Center for Contemporary Art FUTURA (CZ); Moscow International Biennale for Young Art 2018 (RU); Sorbus Gallery (FI); Palais de Tokyo (FR); UKS – Young artists association Oslo (NO); and WIELS (BE). In 2015/2016, Arnell participated in the two year residency program Rijksakademie van Beeldende kunsten (Amsterdam). She holds an MA from Sandberg Instituut (Amsterdam) and a BA from Beckmans College of design, (Stockholm). In addition to her solo work, she is involved in multiple collaborations and self initiatives, most noticeably the artist duo: HellFun aka Josefin Arnell & Max Göran. HellFun prefers to be brave and pathetic rather than drowning in shame. HellFun is presenting a new extensive video installation for the Athens Biennale 7 in September 2021.