Exhibition Case: Amanda Selinder – Myceliated

30 April – 19 June 2022, Färgfabriken

Amanda Selinder, Myceliated, process documentation. Fungal mycelium, silk and nutrient agar in petri dish, 2021. Photo by Ricard Estay.

Flat Octopus’ Exhibition Case at Färgfabriken presents:
Amanda Selinder

The Exhibition Case, Färgfabriken’s ticket shop (up the stairs and right), Lövholmsbrinken 1, 117 43 Stockholm
Saturday 30 April, 15–19
Mingle with the artist and Flat Octopus 
Thursday–Friday 11–16
Saturday–Sunday 11–17
Open until 19 June


Walpurgis Eve vernissage!
On Saturday April 30th, Flat Octopus is happy to present a new exhibition in the Exhibition Case at Färgfabriken.
Amanda Selinder’s Myceliated (2022) is a site specific installation which visualises the usually invisible endophytic fungi through an artistic work based in scientific method. In the piece, Selinder invites us to take part in the life cycle of pigment producing organisms living within the tissue of trees and asks us to open up our senses to the existence and processes of unseen life forms. 

The exhibition is curated by Paulina Granat and presented in connection to Färgfabriken’s opening of the Åke Pallarp retrospective Upprymd, as well as the architect group AES moving into the project rooms.

Amanda Selinder (b. 1990, Tranås) is a bioart and textile artist based in Uppsala, Sweden. In her practice, Amanda works with living processes through a variety of ways. Slime mould, bio film, fungal mycelium and dye plants are a few of the organisms she explores. Central to her practice is the recurring investigation of these organisms and their ability to produce and absorb pigment.
Amanda holds a BFA from HDK in Gothenburg and School of Visual Arts in New York (2016). Since graduation she has exhibited both in Sweden and internationally, such as at Uppsala Konstmuseum, Österängens konsthall in Jönköping, Soft Galleri in Oslo, Moscow International Biennale for Young Arts, The Cluster Gallery in New York, Gallery KC Väst in Gothenburg and Largo das Artes in Rio de Janeiro. In 2021 she received the Uppsala culture stipend and in 2020 a one year working grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

is a satellite exhibition project by Flat Octopus in collaboration with Färgfabriken, where the invited artists fit their work within the dimensions of a 60x60x60 cm glass case. For more information contact Flat Octopus at flat.octopus@gmail.com.

is an exhibition hall and contemporary art platform in Stockholm, Sweden. It has, since its founding in 1995, served as a platform for contemporary cultural expressions, with an emphasis on art, architecture and urban planning. Färgfabriken is driven by a desire to reflect upon the heterogeneous and multicultural world we live in. We want to test the limits of what an art space is, and could become.