Persbo Studio artist-in-residence program offers a unique setting for artists, where they are offered time and space to contemplate and discover new approaches to their work. The Mission is available for stays of up to 2 weeks. Consideration is given to select cultural producers with diverse practices, although those with a sculptural foundation to their practice are favored. The artist in residence facilities are every year getting improved. Persbo Studio can offer space and time for artists to work with thier projects but a stay with the program means sharing all the facilities that Persbo Studio can offer with other artists and the founder. If you are interested to work with a project here please send an letter to the email adress below. As of today the residence is self-funded but there are funding possibilities to apply for. Introductions from artists who wish to make Persbo Studio of their interest in this program are very welcome to make contact.

Leif Holmstrand


Persbo Studio welcomed Leif Holmstrand as its first official resident artist in March, 2013. Leif Holmstrand is a Swedish writer, musician, and artist who lives and works in Malmö. He takes a malicious queer approach to language and humanity. Monster bodies and monster identities run through masculine and feminine gender coded gear, images, and clothing which hurl themselves out from every perceptive organ into your world. Psychosis experience goes hand-in-hand with portrayed dreams of multi-transsexual bodies, of multi-gendered body-free beings, of you.


Holmstrand earned his MFA from the Malmö Art Academy in 2002. Recently Holmstrand has had solo shows at House of Foundation in Moss, Galleri Thomas Wallner in Simris, and Lars Olsen Gallery in Copenhagen. His work has been included in exhibitions at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, 1A Space in Hong Kong, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Bonniers Konstall in Stockholm, Ystads Konstmuseum, Malmö Konsthall, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Gävle Konstcentrum. His first novel, Tjuvklyftan (The Thief's Cleft), was published in 2013 to wide acclaim, along with his four celebrated books of poetry. For further information please visit: www.leifholmstrand.se

Art work produced for Persbo Studio by Leif Holmstrand



Medium: Wood, pine tar

Dimensions: 200 cm x 30 cm x 20 cm

Year: 2013.

Helene Edgren


Helene Edgren was welcomed as a summer resident in June, 2013. As part of her residency she was invited to contribute a new piece to the sculpture park. Helene Edgren is a Swedish artist who lives and works in Malmö. Her practice includes a variety of techniques and forms that have recurrent themes of power, self-control, the individual's relationship to nature and humanity's dark side; she is interested in how these manifest in various ways.

Edgren earned her MFA from the Malmö Art Academy in 2006. Her work has been exhibited at Galleri Thomas Wallner in Malmö, Ystad Konstmuseum, Galleri Signal in Malmö, Galleri Ping-Pong in Malmö, Galleri 5 in Lund, Galleri Mors Mössa in Göteborg and the 2005 Istanbul Biennial. Edgren was awarded the Höga Kusten Cultural Award in 2009 and Malmö City’s Cultural Award in 2008

and is represented in the collections of Statens Konstråd and Region Skåne.