Johanna Billing is one of the most important Swedish video artists of recent years and one of the most influential video artists of her generation. Her conceptual oeuvre, exploiting photography and video as key media, poses questions about our society and its ever-increasing rate of change. Many of Billing's films focus on young people who engage in group actions that are highly metaphorical and are usually explicitly staged by the artist. Billing uses the interaction between the individual and the collective, between committed participation and apathy, to raise questions about human interaction within a socio-political context.
year and place of birth: 1973, Jönköping, Sweden
whereabouts: Stockholm, Sweden