About

Johan Ferner Ström

Artist, project leader and designer. Johan has completed several major art installations in public space, in institutions and in galleries. He has a thorough knowledge of the artistic process, design, urban development and environmental analyzes.

”I have worked with several major art projects in public space. The effects of these projects have resulted in considerable interest in the urban development process and the structural changes that occur in an area when you dare to think differently”.

In the early years, Johan was educated in dance and trained at the Academy of Ballet in Stockholm. Interests in the spatial are in many ways based on this background, but has now taken the form of installations, sculptures and spatial experiments.

With roots in both the graphic design/communications industry and the art world. Johan took an early interest in how art and design can contribute to regional and local development in communication and social structures. In recent years, he has worked on major art projects, but also with education for designers and creative professionals.

Johan is educated in Urban development at The Royal Academy of Art/Arc.

Johan is one of the initiators of the program Culture & Entrepreneurship at Södertörn University, which started in 2009. Hi has been chairman of the Swedish Sculptors Association 2014-16 and vice Chairman 2017-19.

Prizes & Recognitions

Book of the year. Puckelboll, the unfair play ground. Stockholm – Nominated 2020

UN Habitat World Urban Forum. Medellin. Project included in, “Public space toolkit” 2014

European Prize for Urban Public Space. Barcelona – Nominated 2012

Siena Prize. Stockholm – Nominated 2010

Making Space Award. Edinburgh Scotland – Nominated 2010

Silver egg. Alternative media. Stockholm – ”Telefonplan, spot for innovation” 2007

Centre Pompidou. Paris – 2nd place. 1999

Member of

SF. Swedish Sculptors Association 
BUS. Visual artists copyright in Sweden