ABOUT

After her artistic and academic education, Dr. Berit Sahlström taught African art history general art history at Uppsala University. She worked as a researcher and lecturer in Uppsala, Linköping and Gävle universities and she was a project leader in bilateral research and education projects with Univ. of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. She taught courses in artistic development/theory and practice. She has published in the fields of cultural studies, art critic and African art history. She has contributed with illustrations to Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, book covers for Sylvia Pankhurst, Citizen of the World, by S. Harrison, and illustrations to Woven Into the Tapestry. How Five Women Shaped Ethiopian History, Text by Tekeste Negash. Tapestries by Berit Sahlström, Tsehai Publishers, Loyola Marymount University, 2016.

Artworks situated in public spaces
2012 New Gottsunda library, Uppsala
2012 London Borough of Redridge, London, UK

2012 Uppsala Cancer Clinic
2013 Faculty of Art, Lund University (Malmö)

2016 Uppsala City Library
2017 Uppsala University, main building

Selected exhibitions
2007 Cornell Univ., USA

2007 Sylvia Pankhurst Festival, Woodford, London, UK
2008 Women Arts Festival, Uppsala

2008 Fjällstugan, Jönköping
2011 Rosa Huset, Gävle, Sweden

2012 Uppsala Cancer Clinic
2014 Å-huset, Uppsala Artists’ Association Gallery
2016 Swedish Embassy, Addis Ababa
2016 Ethiopian Academy of Science, Addis Ababa
2016 Public City Library, Malmö

2018 Sofia University, Tokyo, Japan
2018 Institute of Developing Economies JETRO, Tokyo, Japan 
2018 Nanzan University, Nagoya
2019 Kulturkuben, Vallentuna/Stockholm
2020 Rostrum Art Gallery, Malmö 

Berit Sahlström is a member of Swedish Artist’s Organisation/KRO, International and Swedish Associations of Art Critics/AICA, Nordic Textile Art NTA, Swedish Artists’ Region- South/SAC-S. 2017 she was awarded travel scholarship by Bror Ljunggren Memorial Foundation (New York, Paris, Vienna)