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Berit Fradera

Berit Fradera
Born 1937, Karlstad, Sweden.
Lives and works in Hjärnarp, Sweden.




I am born and in Värmland, in the west of Sweden, border to Norway. After my education at the University College of Arts and Crafts in Stockholm, Catalonia and Skåne in the south of Sweden became my home. Catalonia and Spain, which I learnt to know through my marriage with a Spanish artist, have influenced me much. The meeting with a dictatorship, (Franco) the violent history of this country, its expressive art, and the strong catholic religion hit a naive girl from Sweden directly in the heart. I learned a lot from the technical richness that you can find in both old and modern Spanish art. After the decease of my Catalan husband, I worked as an art teacher in Skåne, Sweden to support my children and myself. Many young people passed through my hands and that inspired me. All these vulnerable and straying young teenagers made a deep influence on me, specially the girls who almost disappeared in the wallpaper. At the end of the 90ties, I left the world of the school and dedicated myself to my artwork. Painting feels closest to me but I am trying other ways to express myself as light installations and works with objects. Vulnerable human beings are often in my pictures and the nature is always a source to both rest and anxiety and work. I am born and in Värmland, in the west of Sweden, border to Norway. After my education at the University College of Arts and Crafts in Stockholm, Catalonia and Skåne in the south of Sweden became my home. Catalonia and Spain, which I learnt to know through my marriage with a Spanish artist, have influenced me much. The meeting with a dictatorship, (Franco) the violent history of this country, its expressive art, and the strong catholic religion hit a naive girl from Sweden directly in the heart. I learned a lot from the technical richness that you can find in both old and modern Spanish art. After the decease of my Catalan husband, I worked as an art teacher in Skåne, Sweden to support my children and myself. Many young people passed through my hands and that inspired me. All these vulnerable and straying young teenagers made a deep influence on me, specially the girls who almost disappeared in the wallpaper. At the end of the 90ties, I left the world of the school and dedicated myself to my artwork. Painting feels closest to me but I am trying other ways to express myself as light installations and works with objects. Vulnerable human beings are often in my pictures and the nature is always a source to both rest and anxiety and work. Berit Fradera Born in Karlstad Sweden 1937 Artist fine art Education University College of arts, crafts and design Stockholm 1957-62 Escuela Superior de Artes y Oficios Barcelona Spain 1969-70 Studies in Multimedia at Lund Institute of technology 1995, Separate exhibitions Art galleries in Malmö 1966,1999 Karlstad 1969 Stockholm 1969 Helsingborg 1973 1993,95,98 Helsingborg consert hall consert                       1994 Falkenberg town hall 2000 Ängelholm 2002 Kalix 2003 Förslöv 2006 Jury approved collective exhibitions Young drawers, National Museum, Stockholm 1960-67 Spring exhibition at Liljevalchs Stockholm 1967-71 Premio de dibujo de Joan Miró Barcelona 1970 Women art at the Culture house of Stockholm 1975 Autumn exhibitions of Scania Malmö 1964 and other year Spring exhibitions of Helsingborg 1987 and other years Autumn exhibitions of Värmland 1998, 99, 2001, 02, 03, 05 Drawing triennal at Landskrona 1998, 2001, 04 Swedish Form Design Center Malmö and Göteborg 2000, 01 Swedish Church exhibitions in several churches and cathedrals all over the country and in Swedish churches in Oslo, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Brussels Gallery Art in Karlstad 2006 Gallery Albin Up Oslo 2006-7 Represented Swedish National Museum and Museum of Modern Art Stockholm The Museums of Malmö, Ystad and Värmland The Art Council of the State of Sweden The County Council of Scandia (Skåne) The Town of Helsingborg The hospital of Helsingborg The Municipality of Falkenberg The Municipality of Ängelholm The Municipality of Kalix The County council of Norrbotten (Part of Lapponia) First Price in an Art Competition of the Municipality of Helsingborg Public performance “Concert of Light” February 2005 Home and studio Address Djurholmaväg.432 SE-26697 Hjärnarp Sweden                       tel.+46 431455627   e-mail bela.frajo@telia.com mobile +46(0)706858434