Curriculum Vitae

Fredrika Teresia Biström

Studies

2005-2010     University of Art and Design, Masters program/photography, Helsinki
2001-2005 Swedish Polytechnic (culture/photo), Nykarleby
2000-2001 Folkuniversitetets Fotoskola, Stockholm, Sweden
1999-2000   Svenska Produktionsskolan, Helsinki
-1999 Gymnasiet Svenska Normallyceum, Helsinki

Exhibitionactivity

2010 Performance in Helsinki city, "Beggingperformance" with 35 participants
2010

Workshop and exhibition, “Group, collaboration, network, sharing – How does it really work?” Kuma Galerie, Berlin, arranged by Megafån

2009

Interactive installation "X-front", 7th Feminist European Research Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2009 Interactive artwork "Back off/Show off" -pornstudio, Sosiaalikeskus, Ladyfest, Helsinki
2008 Feministwallpaper, Megafån, Aura Street Market, Bar Kuka, Turku
2008 Installation ”Wanktent” at the festival V-Day, Klockriketeatern, Helsinki
2008 Installation ”Wanktent” ("Runkkåtan") at Regbågsfestivalen, Helsinki, by Regnbågsankan Rf
2008 Feministwallpaper, Megafån, Ars Kärsämäki 2008, Kärsämäki
2008 Installation ”Wanktent” ("Runkkåtan") at Europride festival in Stockholm, Pride Park, by Stockholm pride
2008 Interactivte artwork "Love Handles Studio" at  Night of The Arts, collaboration with Monika Pensar-Granroth, Galleri Sinne, Helsinki
2007 Everything Now! - Exhibition about the Feminist Wallpaper, Megafån, Gallery Sinne, Helsinki
2007 Feministwallpaper, Megafån, Feminism Now, Trondheim
2007 "Human", Street gallery, Eerikinkatu, Helsinki
2005 Pixel and Grain, Tobaksmagasinet, pupils of SYH,Jakobstad
2004 Evidence of Existence, gallery Zebra, pupils of SYH, Karis
2003 One person one Month, gallery Artis, pupils of SYH, Bennäs
2002 Kaiku, gallery Studio 5, pupils of SYH, Stockholm
2002 Multicontrast, After Eight, Pupils of SYH, Jakobstad
2000 Vill ta Dig, Time Institute, Stockholm
2000 AFK 100 years, anniversary exhibition, Sanomatalo, Helsinki
2000 Women about women, gallery Emerald, Helsinki

Work experience

2009- Coordinator for Regnbågsankan rf
2008 Photographer, 2 month, Borgåbladet, Porvoo
2008 Teacher, digital photography, Vihdin Kuvataidekoulu, 6 h
2007-2008 Teacher, digital photography, Västra Nylands Folkhögskola, Karis, 9 lectures/week
2007 Teacher, Borgå School of Craft- and Art industry, photography, 30 lectures
2006 Substitute, graphic designer for the department of advertisements, Huvudstadsbladet
2005 Substitute, graphic designer for the department of advertisements, Huvudstadsbladet
2004 Substitute, graphic designer for the department of advertisements, Huvudstadsbladet
2004 Teacher, Pictura and Swedish Production School, photography, 30 lectures
2003 Photographer, 2 month, Borgåbladet, Porvoo
2001 Practical training as assistant (3 weeks), fashionphotographer Magnus Reed, Stockholm
2001 Project job in picture archive (3 month) Yhtyneet Kuvalehdet, Helsinki
2000 Practical training, Karstium Oy, Helsinki
2000 Graphic designer for the department of advertisements, Huvudstadsbladet

Prizes and Scolarships

2009 Stina Krooks Stiftelse
2009 C.V. Åkerlundin Säätiö
2007 Svenska Kulturfonden, grant for the artgroup Megafåns project Feminist wallpaper
2007 Alfred Kordelin fund, grant for Megafåns exhibition "Everything Now!" in Gallery Sinne
2007 The Best of The Year, honorary mentioning, workgroup "TaiK Taivaskalenteri"
2005 assignment trip to Prague, American Express
2004 scollarship for exam work, Svenska Studiestödskommittén
2003 distinction "best picture in local newspaper", Tidningarnas förbund
2000 distinction, Kvinnor i Extas

Media and cordination

2008

Discussion leader for panel "Equality at Home", Aura Street Market.Participants: Salla Peltonen, Stefan Wallin, Markus varjonen and Minja Westerlund.

2008 Organizer and discussion leader for discussion  "Equality in relationships" at the magazine Astra Novas springparty,  restaurang G18, Helsinki, participants Malou Zilliacus, Monika Pensar-Granroth, Malin Ekholm and Monica Heikel-Nyberg.
2008 Participation in TV-show "G-piste", discussion about sexual fantasies, Nelonen
2007

Organizer and discussion leader for discussion  "Equality in heterosexual relationships - utopia?" at Megafåns exhibition "Everything Now! - Feministwallpaper", participants Teija Virtanen, Antti Viren, Fredrika Wickström, Rosa Ruottu,   Sunniva Drake and Minna Salmi, Galleri Sinne

2007 Participation in TV-show "Ajankohtainen Kakkonen Akkavalta Ilta" (Womens Evening), TV 2

Ordered work 1999-2008 (publicized pictures/layout) and type of work

Astra Nova illustrations, portraits and pictorial
Birka picture reportage
Borgåbladet pressphotos
Folkhälsan picture reportage
Förlaget Flingelov book cover to Mian Lodalens roman
Hembygden text and pictures
Huvudstadsbladet pressphotos
Hymy lehti pressphotos
IADE  pictures of products
Iltasanomat portrait
Kulturstadsprojektet
Rötter-Röster-Rum
portraits
Käytännön Maamies portraits
Studentbladet illustrations
Superyellow product photos
Svenska Studiecentralen layout for the book Kunskapens Knytkalas
Tidskriftscentralen poster
MED magazine illustraions
Papper reportage
Universitas Helsingiensis portaits
Vita Terveyspalvelut Oy  marketing pictures
Ylioppilaslehti reportage
Österbottniska Posten illustration

Projects and associationactivity

2008-   Participant in Folkhälsans project "Sexsnackare", where participants go to schools and inform children and youngsters about sex, following a scheme by sexual therapist Suss Åhman
2007- Member of network Culturefeminists
2007- Member of the magazine Astra Novas committee
2006- Member of artgroup Megafån, other members: Freja Bäckman and Heidi Lunabba (www.megahem.info)
2006 Taivas Kalenteri, College of Art and Design