SOFIA HEDMAN
FASHION CURATOR AND EXHIBITION DESIGNER 

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AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2015 Utopian Bodies – Fashion Looks Forward
Exhibition of the Year 2015 by the Forum för utställare, The Association of Swedish Museum.

2012 A New Space Around the Body
Winner of British Council and British Fashion Council’s International Fashion Showcase Emerging Talent Award 2012 for Best Project. The award was judged by an industry of panel of experts from the business and cultural sectors of the fashion industry including: Sarah Mower MBE (BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent, Vogue US), Alison Moloney (The British Council), Anna Orsini (The British Fashion Council), Claire Catterall (Somerset House), Donna Loveday (Design Museum), Jess Cartner-Morley (The Guardian), Maria Lemos (Rainbowwave), Oriole Cullen (Victoria and Albert Museum), Penny Martin (Gentle Woman), Susanne Tide Frater (Brand Consultant) and Wendy Dagworthy (Royal College of Art).

2010 Scandinavia – Japan Sasakawa Foundation

2009 Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse

2008 ICC Stiftelse

2008 Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse

2007 Fredrika-Bremer-Förbundets Stipendieinstitution

2007 Tekn. dr Marcus Wallenbergs Stiftelse för utbildning i internationellt industriellt företagande

2007 Västra Sveriges Tekoförenings stipendiefond

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

Remixed, Rödastens Konsthall, Gothenburg, 2017
– Exhibition Designer with Serge Martynov

Mytteatern, The Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm, 2017
– Exhibition Designer for permanent display with Serge Martynov

Adorned Archetypes, Art Basel Miami, Miami, 2016
– Curator and Exhibition Designer with Serge Martynov

Utopian Bodies – Fashion Looks Forward, Liljevalchs, Stockholm, 2015
– Curator and Exhibition Designer with Serge Martynov

White Perspectives Of Stamp Stairs, part of Fashioning Winter, Somerset House, London, 2014
– Curator and Exhibition Designer with Serge Martynov

K-Fashion Odyssey, Korean Cultural Centre, London, 2014
– Curator, Exhibition Designer and Catalogue Editor with Serge Martynov

A Queen Within, Christies’, New York, 2013
– Curator, Exhibition Designer and Catalogue Editor with Serge Martynov

A Queen Within, World Chess Hall of Fame, Saint Louis, 2013
– Curator, Exhibition Designer and Catalogue Editor with Serge Martynov

A New Space Around The Body, Korean Cultural Centre, London, 2012
– Curator, Concept Designer and Catalogue Editor with Serge Martynov

Simone Handbag Museum, London and Seoul, 2010-2012
– Manager of London archive, Researcher and Exhibition Assistant

Chloé Attitudes, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2012
– Judith Clark’s Exhibition Assistant

Britannica, 1951-1953, Selfridges, London, 2012
– Judith Clark’s Exhibition Assistant

Washed Up, Selfridges, London, 2011
– Judith Clark’s Curator Assistant

Shades Down In Tokyo Town – An Exhibition that Features The Creatures and their Spectacular Spectacles, Calm & Punk Gallery, Tokyo, 2010
– Curator, Exhibition Designer and Co-Catalogue Editor with Karolina Kling, Serge Martynov and Gemma Williams

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2010
– Archivist and Cataloguer of Alexander McQueen’s archive in London for the MET’s Costume Institute

Kungligt Vintage, The Royal Armoury, Stockholm, 2010
– Display and exhibition catalogue Researcher for curator AnneMarie Dahlberg

Universita Iuav Di Venezia, Venice, 2010
– Judith Clark’s Curator Assistant

The Concise Dictionary Of Dress, Victoria & Albert Museum, Commissioned by Artangel, London, 2010
– Judith Clark’s Curator Assistant.

Carnaby Street, 1960-2010, London, 2010
– Judith Clark and Amy de la Haye’s Exhibition Assistant

Fashion Through The Ages, Christie’s Auction House, London, 2009
– Exhibition Assistant

The Art Of Fashion – Installing Allusions, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 2009
– Judith Clark’s Curator Assistant

Kling By Kling’s Kling Clown, London Fashion Week, London, 2009
– Artistic Director with Karolina Kling

The Swedish Avant Garde: Fashion, Freud And The Hidden Identity, The Mall Galleries, London, 2009
– Curator and Exhibition Designer

Jaeger, London College of Fashion Gallery, London, 2009
– Judith Clark and Amy de la Haye’s Exhibition Assistant

Kling By Kling’s It’s A Kling Thing, JaguarShoes, London, 2008
– Curator and Exhibition Designer with Karolina Kling

Maison Martin Margiela ‘20’ The Exhibition, Mode Museum (MoMu), Antwerp, 2008
– Creative Director Kaat Debo and Curator and Set Designer Bob Verhelst’s Assistant

The Party Is Dead. Long Live The Party, Pop-up Gallery Carnaby Street, London, 2008
– Co-Curator and Exhibition Designer

Röhsska/Modemuseum, Röhsska Design Museum, Gothenburg, 2007
– Assistant Curator with Hanne Eide and Sofia Dahlström

Effectstockholm, Gallerian, Stockholm, 2007
– Curator and Exhibition Designer, in collaboration with KTH, The School of Architecture with David Eide

 

 

OTHER SELECTED EMPLOYMENT AND CREATIVE PROJECTS

2016-2017. Advisory board member for MoMA’s upcoming exhibition Items: Is Fashion Modern?

2016. Co-speaker with Serge Martynov at MoMA’s Abecedarium in New York, May 2016. Other participants included Valerie Steele, Harold Koda, Aimee Mullins, Omoyemi Akerele, Hari Nef, Kerby Jean Raymond and DeRay McKesson to name a few

2016. Judge for the International Fashion Showcase during London Fashion Week. Organised by British Council and British Fashion Council, the panel is chaired by curator Alistair O’Neill

2015. Parsons The New School in Paris – Lecture for MA students exploring Utopian Bodies – Fashion Looks Forward

2015. Panel discussion with Professor Elizabeth Wilson exploring the concept of Utopian Bodies – Fashion Looks Forward. Moderated by fashion historian Ingrid-Giertz Mårtenson

2015. PechaKucha together with Hanne Eide and Johan Deurell at Berns salonger

2015. Judge for the International Fashion Showcase during London Fashion Week. Organised by British Council and British Fashion Council, the panel is chaired by curator Alistair O’Neill

2014. Goldsmiths University of London – Associate Lecturer for MA Fashion

2014. Goldsmiths University of London – Lecture for MA Fashion exploring our curatorial practice and the history of fashion exhibitions

2014. Panelist at British Council’s International Fashion Showcase discussion Fashion Curation: An Emerging Practice. Other panelists include Alistair O’Neill, Alison Moloney, Ligaya Salazar, Shonagh Marshall and Niamh White. Moderated by Amy de la Haye

2014. Panelist at the Embassies of Sweden, Norway and Denmark and Business Sweden’s discussion about fashion education. Other panelists include Renee Cuoco and Fannie Schiavoni. Moderated by Dennis Nothdruft

2013. Panelist at Washington University discussion Undressing The Queen. Other panelists include Valerie Steele, Cameron Silver, Anne Deniau, Jennifer Shahade. Moderated by Deborah Roberts

2012-2013. Jewellery Researcher for Vivienne Becker

2012. Beckmans collage of Design, Stockholm – Lecture exploring the practical aspects of creating a fashion exhibition/installation

2012. Chloé International, London – Researcher for the fashion house‘s 60th anniversary

2011. Universita IUAV di Venezia, Italy – Lecture about Shades Down In Tokyo Town together with Karolina Kling

2011. Angelo Seminara’s performance at The Louvre, Paris – Artistic director for fashion film

2011. ACNE Productions – Researcher for fashion film

2011. Beckmans collage of Design, Stockholm – Lecture exploring contemporary avant- garde curation and exhibition design.

2011. The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås – Lecture and pedagogy on the subject of exhibition design

2010. Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm – Supervisor

2010. Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm – Opponent

2010. The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås – Lectures exploring contemporary avant-garde fashion and contemporary avant-garde curation

2010. Carnaby Street

1960-2010, London – Invigilator

2009. Judith Clark, London – Image researcher for essay for AD – Architectural Design magazine

2009. Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm – Lecture exploring characteristics of contemporary avant-garde designers

2009. SYMPOSIUM: Fashion Beyond Clothes, at Arkitekturmuseet, Stockholm – Speaker Fashion as avant-gardism: the art and importance to define the undefinable

2009. Alter/Mode: A world in between: fashion beyond clothes – Essayist, Edited by Tomas Rajnai along with Ann-Sofie Back, Patrik Söderstam, Marina Faust, Luca Marchetti, Joseph Quartana, Laura Bradley, and others

2009. The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås – Lecture exploring avant- garde fashion and avant-garde fashion curation

2008. David Shilling archive, London – Cataloguing his private archive

2003-2007. Tjallamalla, Stockholm – Production Manager and Design Assistant for Scene by Tjallamalla, Producer and stylist for fashion shows and photo shoots, buyer

2007. The Royal Armoury, Stockholm – Cataloguing and Researcher, Swedish Royalty: Children’s Clothes from 1850-70

2007. Röhsska Design Museum, Gothenburg – Drafted report evaluating Röhsska’s haute couture and couture collection

2007. Åsa Westlund Stockholm – Producer for Åsa Westlund’s AW 2007 photo shoot

2007. Scene by Tjallamalla, Stockholm – Producer of fashion show and party at Södra Teatern and Södra Bar

2007. Sportswear International – Jury panellist for Sportswear International ́s yearly fashion award

2007. Swedish Eurovision Song contest, Örnsköldsvik and final in Stockholm – Stylist, for Sony BMG

2005. Schwarzkopf, Stockholm – Stylist hair shows SS and AW 2005, hired by Schwarzkopf

2005. SOFO – Loves Fashion, Stockholm – Event organiser and hostess

2000-2007. Hi my Swedish, Stockholm – Jewellery and clothing designer

 

 

EDUCATION

2007-2009. MA in Fashion Curation, Course directors Amy de la Haye and Judith Clark, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

2006-2007. MA1 (Swedish Magister) in Fashion Studies, Centre For Fashion Studies, Stockholm University

2000-2005. BA in HR, main subject Psychology, Stockholm University

1999. Social Anthropology, Stockholm University

1998-1999. Political Science, Stockholm University