BKN have 5 studios some of them it is possible to share with a collegue.
The setting is The Northern Archipelago of Stockholm, Sweden.
To be considered/invited there must be some contextualisaion of the specific site/community/history etc.

Now planning for 2021

Artists 2020 >>>


Leon Clowes 
Leon Clowes is an interdisciplinary Disabled LGBT+ creator and curator. Leon’s research-led creative practice combines sound, words, space, co-collaboration, auto-ethnography and
Verfremsdungeffekt. His art is informed by research excavation of my lived trauma experiences, and exchange with other artists who also deal with trauma. As an artist-in-residence at Reel Rebels Radio, I curate ‘The Avant Garden’. Through this, I initiate artistic exchange, and the second edition (currently being planned for early next year) will be The Disability Issue.

Marking Leon’s return to creative expression, broadcast in April this year was Days of Future Past , a 90-minute montage/collage of Leon’s 1980s DIY electro pop/cabaret music and new sound/word pieces mixed with radio recordings prompted by living in London in lockdown, exploring traumatic experiences. Voice pieces from this have been selected for the online Queer Contemporaries and Transmissions exhibitions. Separately, a new musique concrète piece by Leon was included on a recent Institute of  Alien Research collection.
After spending this year mostly confined in an often uncomfortable urban environment, Leon is excited by this residency opportunity. He will use the time to explore, reflect on, and investigate open spaces, the feel of wind and air, the sound of water and sight of green. Over three weeks, Leon will explore Björkö’s environs and hopes to find out more about some the people who live
and stay on the island. He will make field recordings and prepare sound collages and audio pieces from the materials he finds. The overall themes Leon will explore over the three weeks are ‘The Hidden, The Imagined and The Shadows’.

Studio: Grönaateljén, 76 sqm
Date:  1-30 mars


Leon Clowes
Porträttbild:  Ilme Vysniauskaite


Aurike Quintelier

“Aurike Quintelier is a visual artist and architect based in Ghent and Brussels, Belgium. Her practice has many layers, often working cross-disciplinary, and looks for the places where art and architecture meet. Driven by idealism and research while operating on a variety of scales, the projects vary between actual buildings/structures, and more conceptual projects. In the latter she uses art or architecture to express herself or to react to a topic she find intriguing (or enfuriating). Every project has a strong emphasis on experiment and exploration, trying to find a way to communicate. In function of the message, the medium changes; medium follows message.

The research Aurike is currently conducting, "Building Out Whispering. Con-structions on the Imagination of Place.”, finds itself on the intersection of architecture and art. It explores the possibilities of how spatial interventions/integrations can engage with different aspects of place, space, environment, and make abstract topics such as climate change and its consequences discussable. Could these temporary interventions in a landscape help imagine the future identity of a place? Does our identity as humans shift? The project focuses on the symbiosis of human and nonhuman, where the human is considered part of nature, in opposition to the dualism inherent in western systems of thought. Aurike aims to reveal how all aspects of place are entangled (its history, geology, possible futures, eco-systems, etc.) in order to create structures that bring closer nature and culture.

During her time at BKN Aurike wishes to further develop her research, in an environment that has a strong link with nature. She wants to use her time to conduct a first literature review and test some of her hypotheses. Through collaboration and interaction with the island of Björkö, all aspects of the community and eco-systems, from sea to forest, she gives a first concrete starting point to the further development of the research.”

Studio::  Storaateljén, 67 sqm
Dates: Jan 14 - March 14th, 2021


Aurike Quinteier

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Jody Wood

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Dates: May - June, 2021


Planning for exhibition April 22 with Skovde ArtMuseum, Skovde, Sweden

Jody Wood


Lara Orawski

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Studio:: Storaateljén
Dates: April, 2021


Lara Orawski


Part of:

July 2020 - May 2021
Additional artists on site: Jesper Nyrén och Anna Viola Hallberg.

Björkö Konstnod Foto: AV Hallberg