Jonas Dahlberg is an artist based in Stockholm Sweden. He is the founder of the studio and research lab OF PUBLIC INTEREST (OPI) which works with artworks and artistic strategies and methods in our common spaces. Dahlberg is a visiting professor of Architecture and Critical Studies at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. There he runs an interdisciplinary post-master course that operates as a platform for learning, for new collaborations and as a hub for professionals from the fields of art and architecture.
Jonas Dahlberg is known for his winning proposals for the memorials
for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Oslo and Utøya on 22 July 2011. He is also known for his ongoing series of video works
that have become his fundamental research in how to analyze sites and the politics of space.
In his diverse practice Dahlberg has produced the books
Invisible Cities and An Imagined City, and created opera scenography
for Verdi's Macbeth at Grand Théâtre de Genève and Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. He continuously works with photography, film, installations as well as other works.
Jonas Dahlberg has represented Sweden in Sao Paulo Biennal and was part of the 50th Venice Biennal as well as Busan Biennale, Prospect 2 in New Orleans, Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt, Lisbon Architecture Biennal and the Thessaloniki Biennale. He has exhibited in institutions such as Moderna Museet Stockholm, Kunsthalle Wien, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Kunsthall Charlottenborg, Gothenburg Konsthall
, Tramway Glasgow, Leeum Museum Seoul, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Kunsthall Trondheim and FRAC Bourgogne in Dijon.
He has given talks at Cooper Union in New York, Architecture Association in London, Headlands Center for the Arts San Francisco, Creative Time Summit 2014, EPFL School of Architecture Lausanne and ETH Zürich, among others.