Interdisciplinary artist, researcher and educator Malin Arnell, PhD. is a frequent collaborator with other artists, activists and writers. Through her practice, she explore key issues for participating in (social) environments by emphasizing matter, doing, and actions, focusing on the experiences around/in/through/of the body (my body, their body, our body), through the incorporation of affectivity between relationalities, territories, and power. She was part of the artist-run and non-for-profit exhibition space Konstakuten (2001-2006). She was a founding member of the feminist performance group High Heel Sisters (2002-2007), and she co-founded YES! Association / Föreningen JA! (2005-ongoing), a separatist association for art workers whose practices and activities are informed by feminism with an intersectional perspective. For three years, she was commissioned to work with an artistic development program for BUP, the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry unit of Stockholm County (2003-2006).
Her collaboration and works has been exhibited internationally in Stockholm (Moderna Museet, Index - The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Kulturhuset, Fylkingen New Music and Intermedia Art, Liljevalchs konsthall, Studio44); Helsingborg (Dunkers Kulturhus), Gothenburg (Röda Sten, Gothenburg’s konstmuseum); Copenhagen (Den Frie, Warehouse9), Roskilde (Museet for Samtidskunst); Helsinki (KIASMA, Gallery August/Nifca), London (ICA, Institute of Contemporary Art); Cardiff (Trace; Installaction Artspace); Glasgow (Tramway); Tallin (Kunstihoone – Tallinn Art Hall); Berlin (September Gallery, The neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK), Akademie der Künste); Essen (Machinenhaus Essen – Produktionsort der Künste); New York (Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, EFA Project Space, White Columns, The Kitchen, Danspace Project | St. Mark’s Church, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at Brooklyn Museum, CCS Bard Galleries / Hessel Museum of Art); Los Angeles (Hammer Museum, Human Resources); Detroit (INCA Institute); Toronto (The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery); São Paulo (Paço das Artes) anomg others.
She completed an MFA at Konstfack, University College of Art, Crafts and Design, Stockholm (2003), and was a Participant in the Studio Program at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York (2009-2010). She has a Ph.D. in Choreography from Stockholm University of the Arts (2016), and was a visiting scholar in the Department of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University (2012-2015). She has been the recipient of numerous grants and residencies - at the moment she holds a two year Working grant from Konstnärsnämnden - The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.