ISSUES is a contemporary art gallery located in Stockholm, Sweden focusing on emerging artists connected to a local scene.

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ISSUES started as a site-specific and experimental exhibition platform in 2014, showing local and international artists in various unexpected venues. Continued collaboration with artists and collectors allowed ISSUES to open a permanent space in 2021 in downtown Stockholm.

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Ida Persson (b. 1985), lives in Ystad and works in Löderup, Sweden.Ida’s distinct style of painted geometric shapes in contrasting colors evokes an abstract architecture. Her paintings deal with themes of power, control and care-taking. Ida graduated from Umeå Academy of fine arts with both a bachelor and master’s degree. In 2015, she won the prestigious Fredrik Roos award “for developing a personal imagery that reveals the power of relationships in society.”

Solo shows include Caretaker at ISSUES, Stockholm (2023); En salig blandning at Vargåkra konsthall, Vargåkra, Sweden (2023); Numbness and Serenity at both Ystads Konstmuseum, Ystad (2023) and Varbergs konsthall, Varberg, Sweden (2022) and Docile Bodies at Erik Nordenhake, Stockholm (2017). Group exhibitions include Downtown Issues II at ISSUES, Stockholm (2023); Twilight Land at Moderna Museet Malmö, Malmö (2022); Portionsavund at Konstnärshuset, Stockholm (2022); Downtown Issues at ISSUES, Stockholm (2021); Modernautställningen at Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2018) and Swedish Art: Now! at Sven-Harrys konstmuseum, Stockholm (2016).

Ida Persson, Portrait. Photo Joakim Sandqvist.

Ida Persson, Installation view Varbergs Konsthall, (2022). Photo by Natalie Greppi

Ida Persson, 'Caretaker triptych' (2023). Acrylic on canvas, 230 x 430cm. Photo courtesy of the gallery.


Vattugatan 13
111 52 Stockholm

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