Emelie Röndahl (1982) is a weaving artist based in Gothenburg, Sweden. She works specifically with the weaving technique of the ghiordes knot, also known as the traditional Scandinavian ryaknot, making figurative tapestries.
Emelie earned a MFA in Crafts in 2012 at Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden. She is currently undertaking PhD studies in Crafts started 2016, at the same academy, making a practice-led project with the working title Crying Pixels: a practitioner’s narrative through woven rya – aspects on time in hand made practice.
She was an Artist in Residence at the Textile Arts Center (TAC) New York 2014-2015. She is a recipient of the Swedish Arts Committee´s International Program, IASPIS, 6-month Artist Residency in Stockholm, Sweden 2013, creating a work later acquired by the Public Art Agency Sweden for their collection (2014). Currently she is an Artist in Residency at Nova Iskra, Belgrade, Serbia, again as a grant holder from IASPIS.
Earlier this year she took part in the group show “Art of Labour” at San José Museum of Quilts & Textiles, California, US. In 2017 her work was shown at Barometer Gallery in Sydney, Australia during the Sydney Craft Week, and at K A Almgrens Silkmuseum in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2016 she had two solo shows with her tapestries: at Friends of Handicraft in Stockholm and at the old spinning factory Rydals Museum in Sweden.
Collaborative experiences include participation in Skver! art project – at the Shipyard Skver, Croatia, where she constructed a large-scale tapestry in collaboration with comic artist Anna Ehrlemark (2014), and for the moment she is taking part of the 4thIstanbul Design Biennial making a collaborative weaving project with participants from all over the world. The project is called “Google Weaving Stop-time” and is exhibited at Salt Galata in Istanbul September–November this year.