Born 1986 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Lives and works in Gothenburg.



Education


° Degree of Master of Fine Arts in Crafts, specialization Jewellery Art and Design

HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden 2015-2017


° Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Crafts, specialization Jewellery Art and Design

HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden 2012-2015


° Exchange semester

Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence, Italy 2014


° Metal craft

Steneby School, Dals Långed, Sweden 2010-2012


° Art and Design

Angeredsateljén, Gothenburg, Sweden 2009-2010


° Art History and Visual Studies

Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden 2009



Solo exhibitions


° Bageriet, Konstepidemin, Göteborg, Sweden October-November 2017


° Gallery Blunk, Trondheim, Norway, May 2016

http://www.trondheimkunsthall.com/Sofia-Bankestr-m-Galleri-Blunk/


° HDK Window Sintra

Gothenburg, Sweden, February-March 2016


° Welcome to the fitting room  (with Wan-Ying Lin)

Gallery Four, Gothenburg, Sweden, January 2016

° Nääs Konsthantverk project room

Floda, Sweden, May-June 2015



Group exhibitions


°  Sieraden, de beste jonge internationale sieradenontwerpers, geselecteerd door Marzee

Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen, Netherlands, November 2017 - January 2018


° JAAG - Jewellery As A Guest

RIAN Design Museum, Falkenberg, Sweden, November 22nd 2017


° Marzee Graduate Show

Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands, August - October 2017


° We move in parallel paths

Virserums konsthall, Virserum, Sweden, June - August 2017
http://www.virserumskonsthall.com/utstallningar/


° HDK MA Graduate Show

Fixfabriken, Gothenburg, Sweden, May - June 2017


° Almost Complete

Milano Design Week - Ventura Lambrate, Milan, Italy, April 2017


° Almost Complete

Stockholm furniture and light fair, Stockholm Älvsjö, Sweden, February 2017


° Meaning and Use?

A-Venue gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden October - November 2016

http://a-venue.se/Meaning-Use-2-19-nov-2016


° HDK Graduates at Gustavsbergs konsthall,

Värmdö, Sweden, September 2015-January 2016
http://www.varmdo.se/gustavsbergskonsthall/konsthallenstart/nyheterkonsthallen/arkivkonsthallen/hdkexamensarbeten2015.5.19d277d3155bd405a484a371.html


° Precious jewelry fair

Stockholm Älvsjö, Sweden, September 2015


° Marzee Graduate Show

Nijmegen, Netherlands, August-October 2015


° HDK BA Graduate Show 2015

Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2015


° Talente, Handwerksmesse München

Munich, Germany, March 2015


° Play/Parafras, Museum of World Culture

Gothenburg, Sweden, 2014-2016


Alchimia End of Year Show

Florence, Italy, June 2014


° Alchimic gardens, Fabrika 12, Meltingpoint Valencia

Valencia, Spain, May 2014

 


Awards / nominations


° Nominee for JPlus Award 2017

Barcelona, Spain

https://klimt02.net/forum/articles/sofia-bankestrom-hdk-academy-design-and-crafts-selected-graduate-2017


° Winner of design competition for medal of half marathon Göteborgsvarvet 2016

Sweden
http://hdk.gu.se/sv/nyheter/2016/sofia-bankestrom-ar-smyckeskonstnaren-bakom-arets-medalj-i-goteborgsvarvet


° Winner of goldsmithing/design competition Årets guldkorn 2014

Sweden
http://www.aurumforum.se/nyheter/guld-och-silversmide/222/hon-blir-arets-guldkorn-2014



Scholarships/grants


2017

- Gurmund Neubergh Foundation for Education in the Arts

- Göteborgs Slöjdförening travel grant

- Estrid Ericson foundation


2016  

- Friidrottsförbundet/Göteborgsvarvet grant

- JL Eklund Craft Foundation

- AAA Foundation

- Estrid Ericson foundation


2013 - 2015

- AAA Foundation

- Adlerbertska Foundation

- Estrid Ericson Foundation

- Göteborgs Arbetsstugor Foundation

- Göteborgs Slöjdförenings samlade fonder

- JL Eklund Craft Foundation

- Kjellbergska flickskolans stipendium

- Otto and Charlotte Mannheimer Foundation

- Otto Säfströms Memorial Foundation

- The Royal Hvitfeldtska Foundation