Amanda Selinder lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden. She is just about to finish her BFA in Fiber Art at the University of Craft and Design in Gothenburg. For one year, she participated in an exchange programme in partnership with the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York. Some of her recent group exhibitions include “The Ruins” at SVA Gramercy Gallery; “Rock-Paper-Scissors” and “Printers Proof” at SVA Chelsea Gallery, both in New York; “Textilsommar” at Virserums Konsthall and “Textilepidemi” at Konstepidemin Gothenburg, both in Sweden.
Amanda’s practice mixes art and biology. Growing and aging are the central aspects in her work. Sustainability and questioning chemical produced materials are themes that are recurrrent too. She also likes exploring the textile feeling of unexpected materials. At the present, Amanda is investigating the possibilities to grow her own materials, her own color pigments and to use what we have around us in our daily life and in the nature. She works with different mediums such as screen-printing, installations, sculptures and performance, depending on the material she is growing or finding in the nature.
During her residence in Rio de Janeiro, she explored the colors and the materials found in the city. She used these materials (and leftovers) in the studio in order to explore the possibilities of them. Bringing different textures together, sewing them together, collecting, organizing and non-organizing. Her residency was funded by the August Ringnérs Scholorship.