THE ARTIST

Sarah Button is an independent artist born in Gothenburg, Sweden. Growing up crossing continents (such as North America, Africa & Europe) she hasn’t been able to fully root in any specific place. Unsure how to answer where she is from she feels a somewhat sense of home in Malmö, Sweden.

In 2018, she moved to Indonesia and became the first Artist in Resident in the Innovation Hub at the well-known Green School Bali.

Prior to that she had a tour showcasing her work at the world famous Chelsea Flower Show in London (2017) .

With varying upbringing and studies, she is constantly searching for forms of expression and purpose in the discarded. She has strong ambitions to take creative responsibility towards a positive change.

“My work has always been focused on recreating abandoned materials to draw attention to socio-cultural and environmental complexities. Colorful, sharp forms and unexpected elements are characteristic of my works.”

She is a Founding member of Art Collective SYSTERIA & Pohon Mimpi Creative Agency.

Besides creating with her hands, she enjoys photography.
See through the lens of Sarah Button.

'Aura' @ Artscape
Photo by: Fredrik Åkerberg

EXHIBITION TOUR

ART
SCAPE
2019

Ljusdal, Sweden
2-4 August 2019

Artscape is a non-profit and one of the world’s leading urban art organisations – producing groundbreaking projects since 2014.

ARTSCAPE 2019 LJUSDAL is the event that let rural Sweden compete with the global megacities for urban art supremacy. The rockstars of the art world invaded idyllic Ljusdal (“valley of light”) with large-scale murals, installations and sculptures.

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

London, UK
23-27 May 2017

World-renowned garden designers, plant specialists, florists and nurseries come together every year to one of London’s most charming and affluent neighbourhoods to show off cutting-edge garden designs and inspirational floral exhibits.

Stroll through show-stopping and award-winning gardens. Discover rare flowers and plants. Spot emerging gardening trends. See creative floral artworks and unusual displays. And browse the horticultural products on sale, from gardening gadgets to sculptures and plants.

The garden design equivalent to Paris Fashion Week, the show attracts more than 150,000 visitors each year, including members of the Royal Family.

WALL OF
FAME

Stockholm, Sweden
26-28 May 2017

Three days of fun with Graffiti & Street Art at Snösätra; Scandinavias largest Graffiti Festival by Snösätra kultur, in collaboration with StreetCorner.

GALLERY FRANK

Malmö, Sweden
9-16 June 2017

Sarah Buttons first Solo Exhibition, proudly presented by Gallery FRANK in Malmö. 

We invite you to experience a captivating form of expression from the spray can – explosive colors in the form of spatial sculptures, paintings with rescued spray paint and interactive works from the disassembled spray can.

WHY GRAFFITI

Växjö, Sweden
30 June – 10 September 2017

Urban art has a long history and is created just like other arts and cultural forms in its context and in different forms of society and events. Artists have always borrowed from the street. Now the street have been established in the art rooms.

In the exhibition Why Graffiti? Växjö konsthall has invited a number of norm-breaking street artists who highlight different aspirations, sacrifices and behind the curtains of illegal urban art.

EXHIBITIONS

Campur Kembali v.5
Bali, Indonesia, 18 January 2020

Campur Kembali v.4
Bali, Indonesia, 6 December 2019

Malmö Gallery Night
Malmö, Sweden, 28 September 2019

ARTSCAPE 2019

Ljusdal, Sweden, 2 August 2019 – ongoing

Spray Candelier
The Green School Bali, November 2018 – January 2020

Campur Kembali v.2

Canggu Bali, 24 November 2018

Systeria
Malmö Gallery Night, 30 September 2017

Why Graffiti?
Växjö Konsthall, 30 June – 10 September 2017

“Övergivna Färger”
Solo Exhibition at Gallery Frank
Malmö, June 2017

Graffiti Wall of Fame
Stockholm, 26-28 May 2017

Chelsea Flower Show
London, 23-27 May 2017

”Vass Kontrast” 
Eskilstuna, March 2017

Alternativa Julmarknaden
Lund, November 2016

Emmaus Remake 
Lund, November 2016

Expansion, Inkonst
Malmö, 21-23 October, 2016

Öppet Galleri
Galleri Frank, Malmö, 12-14 August, 2016

Metamorphos Feminist Design & Art market
Gothenburg, March, 2016

Sörmexmässan
Eskilstuna, November 2013.

”Julitas Trädgård under 500 år” 
Julita, Nordic Museum, June 2013.

”På väg åt rätt håll – ett hållbart projekt”
Länstrafiken Sörmland & Veolia Transport, Eskilstuna, April 2013.

”Årets Julgran”
Munktell Science Park, Eskilstuna, December 2012.

EDUCATION

Seeing Through Photographs
MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, Coursera, 2020

Creative Business
Hellidens Community College, Tidaholm, 2016-2017


Design for Sustainable Development
Malmö University, Malmö 2014


Recycle Design, 
Eskilstuna Community College, Eskilstuna 2013-2014


Media & Visual Communication,
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia, 2011


Interaction Design,
Malmö University, Malmö 2009-2012

OTHER PROJECTS

Pohon Mimpi
Cofounder of Creative Agency ‘Pohon Mimpi’ May 2020

Mural Installation
Lala Land Creative Studio in Bali, January 2020

Systeria Art Collective
Founding Member

Systeria is an art collective risen from the queer, feminist, anti-racist and anti-fascist activist movements fighting to take place in the art scene and it’s the white patriarchal power structures.
Representation of diverse voices in the art world is essential.

www.SYSTERIA.se

SARAH BUTTON, MALMÖ, SWEDEN

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