Portrait of Sara Möllers in her studio in Majorna, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Photographed by Paul Wennerholm, 2023-12-06
Sara Möller (born 1982 in Växjö) currently resides in Gothenburg. She holds a master’s degree in ceramic art from HDK-Valand in Gothenburg, which she obtained in 2009. Möller has held several solo exhibitions, including recent ones at Berg Gallery, Norrtälje Konsthall, and Vandalorum. She has been the recipient of numerous grants, including the Artist Grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee for ten years (2022) and the prestigious Beckers Art Grant (2013). Throughout her career, Möller has had the opportunity to participate in several extended residencies, such as a two-month stay at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2022). During the pandemic year (2020-2021), she was in Berlin on a working residency through The Wöhr/Reinheimer Stiftung für bilden-de Kunst. Her work is part of several public collections, including the Swedish Public Art Agency, Stockholm Municipality, Vetlanda Museum, and Höganäs Museum.
Sara Möller’s work is primarily sculptural, often ceramic. She always strives to challenge and exceed the boundaries of the ceramic field, to comply with and expose both the shortcomings and the benefits of the medium. She wants to create meetings of love, crashes and clashes, simultaneously radiating both vibrant sensualism and dystopian chaos. Like a children’s game, her forms and shapes aren’t easily tamed or captured. They twist and turn as if trying to avoid the stiff, expected pose. The finished works can therefore be viewed as byproducts or stills from a rhythmic play.