Åsa Johannesson was born in Sweden and studied photography at the Royal College of Art in London, where she graduated in 2009. Åsa is interested in exploring the photographic portrait’s relationship to self-image and gender. By shifting between playfulness and seriousness her photography invites the viewer to explore a world where the notion of gender is malleable. The image becomes a space where identity is dismantled and also a sphere where identity is created. Recent work has predominantly focused on resemblance and masculinity.
Åsa has received several awards for her work, which has been exhibited internationally and was also shortlisted for the Deutsche Bank Award 2009. She now lives and works in London and in her hometown Växjö.