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If the last episode was about running a gallery for 30-plus years, this conversation is about setting up a new space and how to build relevance. In this episode of KONST, the host Roland-Philippe Kretzschmar meets with Filip Zieciak, founder of the much-hyped Coulisse Gallery. They are joined by Jeanette Gunnarsson, a freelance curator running the gallery with Filip, and Hank Grüner, an artist who will soon have his first solo show in Stockholm.
Coulisse Gallery focuses on presenting young, cutting-edge artists and designers, from Scandinavia and beyond. With a collaborative approach at its core, the gallery aims to bring a vibrant new energy to the Stockholm art scene, connecting artists and creatives from different disciplines who have common visual and conceptual threads in their practices.
Coulisse Gallery is run by founder Filip Zieciak together with freelance curator Jeanette Gunnarsson. Filip is a Konstfack graduate, having previously worked as a furniture and set designer and architect in the Netherlands and Sweden. Jeanette previously worked as a freelance curator with various galleries in London and New York before moving to Stockholm at the end of 2021.
Hank Grüner is a multidisciplinary artist based in Stockholm, who originally comes from Columbia. In addition to working predominantly in painting, sculpture and drawing, Hank has worked as an in-house artist for the Swedish brand Our Legacy. Following his solo show at Bam Berlin, Hank exhibited in the group exhibition Wham!, at Coulisse Gallery, where he will open his solo show on November 4th 2022.