Curator for DISTANCIO

Jönköping county commissioned Anna Viola Hallberg as curator for a four town art project looking at art outside institutions. The process began in the spring of 2018 where Hallberg visited the towns and had sit-downs with cultural administrations and civil society. Since then Hallberg developed the concept DISTANCIO and invited international artists. DISTANCIO explores audience, the relation between public space and public sphere and embraces subaltern counterpublics towards social equality, cultural diversity, and participatory democracy. 

Anna Viola Hallbergs work - as an artist and curator - interacts with specific communities, while addressing social or political contingencies. Hallbergs artistic practice is informed by the notion of in-betweenness, as personal experience and geopolitical position. Her methodology in the immersive space-narrations of video, sound, photography, and text brings forward a discussion on the documentary of experience, remembrance, and emotions rendering collective memory and the work for social justice. The curatorial work spans from video-based exhibitions to initiatives in public space and strategic and curatorial development of publicly funded art for artists working with participatory, engaged, and critical practices.

In addition to working with DISTANCIO she is currently rolling out the concept ORGANISM where she together with her collaborate partner formed a duo MONUMENT STUDIOS working with looks at the artist as source community. Together they address the lack of studio spaces. As closure of a five-year project developing an art residency program for Skövde Art Museum for international artists working with Extended Social Art) Hallberg co-organizes and keynotes What Will Be? conference in Lisbon (Oct 21-22, 2019).

Msc International Museum Studies
Member of KRO/Swedish Artists National Organization


Med stöd av: Region Jönköpings län samt Mullsjö, Gnosjö, Tranås och Värnamo kommuner.     Konstnärlig ledare/curator: Anna Viola Hallberg     Kontakt: curator @