Bella Rune

Sweden
1971

Bella Rune (born 1971) lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. She is educated at Chelsea College of Arts in London (1995–1998) and Beckmans School of Design, Stockholm, Sweden (1992–1994). She works with sculpture, including performative elements and experiments with different materials and techniques. In the ongoing project Konsekvensanalys (Impact analysis) she explores the interface between physical reality and a virtual world with augmented reality. The project has been displayed in exhibitions at Stadsskogen, Uppsala, Sweden (2015), Konstmuseet i Norr, Kiruna, Sweden (2016), Tensta Konsthall, Sweden (2018) and Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia (2018) as well as a site specific permanent public commission at Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden (2018). She curated the exhibition Textila undertexter (Textile Subtexts) together with Helena Selder. It was first presented at Marabouparken, Sweden (2016) and later at Malmö Konstmuseum, Sweden (2017). In the exhibition she made a larger installation also serving as exhibition design. At the art fair Market in Stockholm last year she received great attention for the installation Vertical Network Performance, a series of mobile sculptures in mohair yarn that combines her interest in craft, history and popular culture. Bella Rune is a professor of Fine Art, Textile at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. The educational work is also an important part of her artistry.