Drawing on personal heritage and fictional future projections, Sophia Al-Maria’s protagonists reflect on the narratives and languages they have inherited as children of various colonial legacies.
Lotta Törnroth is born 1981 in Solna. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Aalto University, Helsinki School of Art, Design and Architecture, and graduated with a BFA from the School of Photography, now known as Academy Valand, in 2012. In 2014 she was awarded the Victor Fellowship by Hasselblad Foundation and spent 6 months at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York. After that, she has worked in Stockholm, but spent time as Artist-in-Residents in Finland, Greece and Greenland. Törnroth has participated in exhibitions at galleries and institutions, including in Stockholm, Malmö, Gothenburg, Helsinki and New York. She published the book To Wait For the Inevitable: Narratives From the Sea in 2014 with Blackbook Publications, an artist collective/publisher that Törnroth been working with since then. In January 2019 her new book Imaginary Islands will be published by Blackbook Publications.