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Photo: Anna Drvnik

Bio:
Maryam Fanni is a graphic designer who graduated from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in 2013 and has since been running her own design studio focusing on printed matter and book design for cultural and non-profit clients, alongside research-based collective artistic practices. She is a co-founder and member of collectives Söderorts Institut För Andra Visioner (SIFAV) working on issues around the city and commons between 2013–2017, MMS, a collective of graphic designers working on design history-writing from a feminist perspective since 2012, and Mapping the Unjust City, investigating civil rights in relation to ownership in the built environment since 2015. She has tutored and/or lectured at Konstfack, Beckmans College of Design, HDK Academy of Design and Crafts, Linnaeus University, Stockholm University of the Arts, Royal Institute of Art, and is regularly heard and published as art reporter and critic on SR national radio and web magazine konsten.net. Since 2018 she is a PhD student in Design at HDK Academy of Design and Crafts with a project on signage systems as technology of control of the aesthetic order in the city.

See also:
www.sifav.org
www.mms-arkiv.se
www.mdgh.se

Selected writings:

Skyskrapan som tecken på kris och katastrof (Maryam Fanni, Klara Meijer), Fronesis, 2021

Bakom fasaden, Tecknaren, 2020

Hedqvist & Håkansson Lamm på Konstakademien, Konsten.net, 2020

Skyltfönster för att sälja staden, Stockholmstidningen, 2019

Gregory Buchakjian på Sursock Museum i Beirut, Konsten.net, 2019

Mapping the Unjust City – Thoughts on Representations of Ownership (Maryam Fanni, Sarah Kim, Elof Hellström, Åsa Johansson, Paula Urbano), Parse journal, 2018

Tryck på! (Maryam Fanni, Sara Kaaman, Matilda Flodmark), Tecknaren, 2018

Manipulera världen – aktivera Öyvind Fahlström, Konsten.net, 2017

Nervous Systems på Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Konsten.net, 2016


Please contact me for full CV, brief version below.

Selected clients
ArtLab Gnesta
Bang
Bokförlaget ETC
Botkyrka Konsthall
Gustavsbergs konsthall
Göteborgs universitet
Konstfack
Konsthall C
Konstnärsnämnden
Kungl. Konsthögskolan/Royal Institute of Art
Museum Anna Nordlander
Natur & Kultur
Riksutställningar
SAQMI Swedish Archive for Queer Moving Images
Statens konstråd
Svenska Tecknare
Sveriges Radio
Västerås Konstmuseum

Education
Royal Institute of Art, Mejan Arc "Resources: Migration" 1-year program in Architecture
Konstfack, BA Graphic Design and Illustration
Rhode Island School of Design, exchange semester, Graphic Design
Nyckelviksskolan, Graphic design and Illustration
Idun Lovén, Painting
Humanities at Stockholm University and University College of Södertörn

Selected group exhibitions
2018 Public Luxury, ArkDes
2017 The Natural Enemies of Books, Konstakademins bibliotek
2017 The Promise, Index Foundation
2015 Om rörelser / On movements, Galleri Mejan
2014 Gemenskaper i konversation, Konsthall C
2014 26th International Biennial of Graphic Design, Brno, CZ
2014 Contamination of Evidence, Museum of Swedish History
2013 FAGS (Feminist Art Gallery, Solidarity), Konsthall C
2013 Motstånd i Stockholm / Resistance in Stockholm, Gallery Myymälä2, Helsinki, FI
2013 Spring Show, Konstfack
2013 Söderorts Institut För Andra Visioner, Centrifug Konsthall C

Residencies/Grants
Stockholm stads kulturstipendium (Culture grant of City of Stockholm)
1 year work grant, Swedish Arts Grants Committee/Konstnärsnämnden
Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse
Assistant grant, Swedish Arts Grants Committee/Konstnärsnämnden
Royal Institute of Art, KU-grant
Gålöstiftelsen travel grant
Längmanska Kulturfonden
IASPIS International culture exchange
Nils Johan Sjöstedts Grant
Ulla Fröberg-Cramérs Grant
Fredrika Bremer Förbundet Grant
AiR Grafikens hus
AiR Ställbergs gruva
AiR Mustarinda, Hyrynsalmi, FI
AiR Art Lab Gnesta, Gnesta

Teaching/Lectures/Tutoring
Konstfack
HDK Högskolan för Design och Konsthantverk
ABF Stockholm
Nyckelviksskolan
StDH Stockholms Dramatiska Högskola
Linnéuniversitetet
Konstskolan BASIS

Published in
Tidningen Brand
Dagens Nyheter
Tidskriften Ful
Svenska Dagbladet
Sveriges Radio
Tecknaren

Featured in
Form magazine
Wallpaper magazine
Cap&Design