Kico Wigren

(Photo: Sima Korenivski)

Kico Wigren, who completed her master’s degree in fine arts in 2009, was selected as a Maria Bonnier Dahlin scholarship winner for 2011. The other winner was Olof Lindström. They each received a scholarship of 75 000 SEK.

The jury’s citation reads:

Kico Wigren plumbs the primeval soup. Up bubble sparkling, shining membranes that enclose the mystery of the universe. The light of the heavens bounces and is refracted between something floating and something solid. Dry and wet splinter madly as the Ur-sculptures are raised and lowered, falling and rising up again, breathing, living and dying. As though through a space telescope, but hooked into the molecular liquid beneath the skin, fragment after fragment of truth and lies about inner space, is projected in 3-D and giant format.

Dan Wolgers, artist and board member of the Maria Bonner Dahlin Foundation.

A number of former students at the Royal Institute of Art have received Maria Bonnier Dahlin scholarships over the years. These include Cecilia Edefalk, Karin Mamma Andersson, Jacob Dahlgren, Gunnel Wåhlstrand. Last year Paul Fägerskiöld, a recent graduate, received the scholarship.