Just what is it that makes today so familiar, so uneasy?

Britta Marakatt-Labba

Britta Marakatt-Labba (1951, Sweden) lives and works in Övre Soppero, Sweden. Through narrative embroidery and by evoking Sámi mythological images she discusses and portrays political and topical events. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Cosmos’, Bildmuseet (Umeå, Sweden, 2009), ‘Snow and ice’, The Museum of Religious Art (Lemvig, Denmark) and at Konstens Hus (Luleå, Sweden), both 2009/10. Her work was included in the 12th International Triennale of Tapestry in Łódź (Poland, 2007), and the group exhibition ‘KirunaTopia’, Bildmuseet (Umeå, Sweden, 2012). The artist has had many public art commissions and her work is represented in several collections. She is also a teacher of duodji (traditional Sámi handicrafts) at Sámi University College in Kautokeino, Norway.

Britta Marakatt-Labba, Events in time, 2013. Installation. Photo: Kjell-Ove Storvik.