aghili/karlsson in Residence Botkyrka

This summer, the artist duo aghili/karlsson are growing herbs and hosting tea rituals in connection to Residence Botkyrka’s apartment on Krögarvägen 26 in Fittja.

Nasim Aghili (artist, director and writer) and Björn Karlsson (artist and horticulturist) is an artist duo working in the field of performing and visual arts. Their work is often performed as a conversation around experiences of different kinds of exile and the need to mourn and heal. How do we create new communities and how do we take care of one another?

The recurring tea rituals are part of the artists’ work that brings together collective processes, languages and experiences with the aim to create new spaces and communities. During the last years the artists have been involved in several international projects, working with radical gardening, civil disobedience and the aesthetics of sisterhood. Their collaborative practice has developed for more than 15 years through numerous performances, installations and public interventions.

During the spring, aghili/karlsson have worked together with school children in Botkyrka, exploring the neighbourhood forests and the magic of nature. The large-scale, explorative art project Jangal is presented in Botkyrka Konsthall this autumn and will later spread out into the public space.

The exhibition Jangal opens on the 9th October and runs until 29th January, 22.


Dates & times for tea rituals:

Thursday 15 July, 3 PM

More dates are coming soon…

Residence Botkyrka is Botkyrka Konsthall’s residency programme for artists that are interesting in working from the context of Botkyrka. The programme is a collaboration between Botkyrka konsthall, the Multicultural Centre and Botkyrkabyggen. The art project Jangal is supported by the Swedish Arts Council through Skapance Skola.