Professor of contemporary art
Lives and works in Oslo and Stockholm
Holmkvist holds an MFA from the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack), Stockholm and a BA in Art History, History of Ideas, Anthropology from the University of Stockholm.
Saskia Holmkvist work reflects professionalization of language and concerns of translatability within identity politics. In the process she explores the negotiation of undertaking roles and how present language structures affect the politics of these positions.
Saskia Holmkvist selects protagonists, unchains a situation, or situates us in a scenario giving the directors position away. The work involves, performative strategies, site-specific projects and film and video. She often draws on participation and performance in creating encounters and narratives between protagonists inspired from journalism, improvisational theatre and psychology to reflect the boundaries between language, representation and reality.