Sanna Laaban

Please enjoy it with your eyes only, 2018

‘You can’t sit with us’ said the peace doves to the pigeons. 



I make art out of (more or less) common goods and/or everyday objects. Toilet paper, cables, Newton’s Cradle, or in this case; bird spikes and large-scale drawings paraphrasing Picasso’s peace doves. 

Ideas or impressions get stuck on my mind much like having an annoying song repeating in your head. The only way to stop it is to actually listen to the whole song, or go ahead and make the sculpture. Then hopefully, having materialized the idea, it will make sense. Not necessarily will I understand the meaning of it (because it might have multiple or none at all) but it will be an obvious, autonomous thing whose existence I don’t question. In the case with the birds there’s a lot going on and I don’t want to favor any reading. All I can say is that I’ve created a monster. Or three.





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Acrylic on wood, bird spikes, concrete, steel pipes.

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2018: Anna Engver | Axel Versteegh | BarroLevén (Ulrika Barr and Kristina Levén) | BOOM (Erika Kristofersson Bredberg, Matilda Kästel, Sara Lundkvist, Ammy Olofsson, Nina Westman) | Camilo Matiz | Elinor Silow | Erlend Rødsten | Frederik E. | Fredrik Eriksson | Henrik Jonsson | Jenny Käll | Jesper OT Andersson | Kajsa Rönnholm | Kasper Nordenström | Lucia Flores | Marcus Nystrand | Sanna Laaban | Supawan Sihapoompichit | Tora Wallander.

2017: John Alberts | Theodor Ander | Johan Berglund | Ludmila Hrachovinová | J o b | Sara Nielsen Bonde | Emma Brålander | Kyung Jin Cho | Sacco Fujishima | Edith Hammar | Susanna Jablonski | Alvina Jakobsson | Gabriella Loeb | Camilo Matiz | Kasper Nordenström Jung | Jesper OT Andersson | Cecilia Ringertz | Martina Skyttberg | Gethin Wyn Jones

2016: Alexander Hult | Alvina Jakobsson | Asumi Sato | Carl Cyrén | Camilo Matiz | Fredrik Eriksson | Ivo Lundin Hatje & Hannes Tomani | Henrik Jonsson | Jennifer Myerscough | Joakim Sandqvist | Johan Berglund | Jonathan Terry | Karin Sahlin | Liva Isakson | Ludmila Hrachovinová | Tero Niskanen | Trine Struwe | Sacco Fujishima

2015: Johan Berglund | Leontina Gustafsson | Haruna Hirano | Susanna Jablonski | Inez Jönsson | Yuuka Kita | Erika Kristofersson Bredberg | Matilda Kästel | Matilda Lundin | Sara Lundkvist | Ammy Olofsson | Daniel Reinius | Trine Struwe | August Sörenson | Nina Westman
2014: Ammy Olofsson | Anna Lidberg | Asumi Sato | Axel Versteegh | Camilo Matiz | Emma Andersson | Erlend Grytbakk Wold |
Gabriella Loeb | Ida Persson | Liva Isakson Lundin | Ossian Eckerman | Sacco Fujishima | Åke Gustafsson
2013: Sacco Fujishima.
2012: Aiko Kubo | Anna Åstrand | Bianca Nabuco | Christofer Blixt | David Larsson | Hanna Zelleke Collin | Heyjoo Yang |
Jakob Solgren
| Julius Göthlin | Kristofer Hedberg | Lilian de Souza | Monika Strasser | Pål Sommelius | Supawan Sihapoompichit.