Emmeli Person is an artist working within the framework of material, curatorial and critical learning practices. As an artist her work extends itself within the expanded field of storytelling through sculpture and performance, emphasizing intra-active approaches to the objects we sometimes call art. Her research unfolds in playful and speculative ways, as it looks at how we collectively can challenge and re-tell our ecological and phenomenal realities.


Emmeli works extensively with artistic and educational platforms and has been a guest lecturer at Konstfack University for Arts and Craft, Royal Academy of Arts, Tromsø Art Academy, Stockholm University, and is a returning lecturer at Ölands Konstskola. During 2020-2022 Emmeli was a participant of the Critical Theory and Art Praxes program at the Dutch Art Institute.

Based in Stockholm she was recently the Curator of Learning at Index Foundation, where she lead Going to an exhibition in characterParrot School and Index Teen Advisory Board, as well as being a Curator for Film i Samtidskonsten



Research: Hacking Herring Heritage

Råå Sjöfartsmuseum, Skåne

Project leader: 

Bildkonst Sverige 

Reading Group: Dear Heritage 

On ciritical heritage studies 


Spring 2022

Residency Art Lab Gnesta: high tide fine line

Spring 2022

Guest Teacher: Ölands Konstskola

Guest Teacher: Ölands Designskola

Spring 2022

Contribution to OEI #94-95: Geografier

Spring 2022

Workshop: Critical Documentational Practices

Rejmyre Art Lab

December 2021

Guest teacher: Ölands Konstskola 
Exhibition in the old Mörbylånga Sugarfactory

November 2021

Lecture performance: How do we Carry on?

Kunstnernes Hus, UKS Olso

November 2021

Planetary Campus: NIDA Art Colony 

October 2021

Guest teacher: School of Fish: Hacking Herring Heritage

Tromsø Art Academy

October - November 2021

Residency, Kurant 

Tromsø Fylke, Norway

October 6, 2021

Withering worms wander weather winds wait

COOP Summit performance
Reframing Climate Colonialism:
Pleasurig the Radical Imagination 

September 18-19, 2021

Curating program: C as in Collective, C as in Care, C as in Contaminated
Tensta Konsthall 

August 30, 2021

Performance: Expectation, Exploration and Excavation went for a walk
Postteater, Arnhem.

Junly, 2021

Bondage with grass: An ecosexual engagement
Performing Arts Forum, St Erme

June 17, 2021

Guest teacher: On the Rocks
Kungliga Konsthögskolan

June 7, 2021

Workshop: Breathing with Belugas
Performing Arts Forum, St Erme

May 12, 2021

Screening of film: Soil Symposium

Accelerator, Stockholms University

April 2021

Guest teacher: Response-Agility
Ölands Designskola

March 2021

Guest teacher: Reading Kinships
Ölands Konstskola

March 2021

Lecture: C as in Collective, C as in Century, C as in Claire 

Tensta Konsthall 

February 2021

Talk: Look at Looking and Observing Observers

FLOCK projects in collaboration with Publics Helsinki

30-31 January 2021

Going to a conference: In character

Index Foundation

12 December 2020

Performance: My mouth is here
Oratory Services at
Rib, Rotterdam

21 November 2020

Performance: Toungue Twisters
Oratory Services at
Rib, Rotterdam

21 November 2020

Performance: Is the egg the chicken or the container?
Buitencenter, Appeldoorn.