Gallery Steinsland Berliner (SE)

Gallery Steinsland Berliner is a Stockholm-based gallery founded in 2008 by Jeanette Steinsland and Jacob Kampp Berliner with the intention of creating an open and imaginative space for contemporary art. It has remained a mainstay in the city known for showcasing exciting artists and encouraging a candid and collaborative approach.

Akay and Olabo, Permanent Vacation, 2018, installation view at Gallery Steinsland Berliner

Akay and Olabo (SE)

Akay and Olabo work under pseudonyms and navigate their surroundings with similar discretion. With an astute eye and resourceful spirit, they move around the city taking note of what is often bypassed by others. Discarded materials and abandoned spaces are utilized and revitalized through installations, spatial interventions, objects and films that deliver alternative takes on life and society as it stands. Their working approach is guided by a mischievous sense of humor and DIY-sensibility; the results encompass both pointed confrontation and poetic beauty.

Stockholm-based Akay and Olabo are frequent collaborators with each other and other like-minded individuals. Between them, with Akay being a real pioneer of the genre, they possess decades of influential documented artistic practice that has taken place mostly in the public sphere.

Väv

Lashing straps, 200 x 300 cm
2021

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Untitled

Lashing straps, 120 x 80 x 72 cm
2018

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Fences series

Gunnebo fence and oak frame, 140 x 136cm
2018

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Custom Standard

Oak wood, 80 x 120 cm
2018

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Permanent Vacation

Installation view at Gallery Steinsland Berliner
2018

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Flaggan

Installation view, in collaboration with Klisterpeter
2015

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Köp ett liv (Buy a life)

Guerrilla installations on public ad spaces

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Commandos

In collaboration with Klisterpeter
2016

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Hyenas on Stureplan

Guerrilla installation of 5 concrete hyenas
2011

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Domino

Domino, 2016

Akay and Olabo