(*1983, Göteborg, lives in Stockholm)
Ilja Karilampi´s work explores music and pop culture narratives, creating new effects, journeys, and alternative ways to look at ourselves and the surface. He´s restructuring the over-consumption of the day to day advertorial language and creating a vibrant actively reactional hybrid, half way between record covers and new census readings.
Essentially a storyteller, his output over the last decade has been reflecting his own role as the producer and his aesthetic interests in glamorous social realism. By means of unorthodox graphic design, video effects, laser-cut aluminium, UV stickers and rhythmic musical gestures, Karilampi assembles conceptual and sculptural narratives of urban life. Ilja is also the founder of Tre Kronor Culture.
Recent shows include "$MUTAGEN", Ethereum (2021), “Narcotics”, Temnikova & Kasela, Talinn (2020); “Malmö Sessions”, Carl Kostyal, Malmö (2019), “Westafrican Roadmovie”, Erik Nordenhake, Stockholm (2018); “ARS 17”, Kiasma, Helsinki (2017); and “The Chief Architect of Gangsta Rap”, MoMA PS1, New York (2011)