Clara Aldén (1988) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Gothenburg, Sweden. During the last few years, her practice has revolved mainly around topics of domesticity and the maternal. Within Aldéns artistic practice, motherhood is considered a practice and not a state of being. Likewise, this practice is not considered to be limited by biological bounds. This view is inspired by Donna Haraway’s thoughts on kin-making, and even if the interest for the maternal grew out of Aldéns own experiences of motherhood, her practice stretches away from direct biological connotations and explores the practice of maternity in the expanded notion. The notion of care, regarding interruption as a positive force, and trying to work in a relational and non-autonomous manner are important maternal aspects within her work. Collaboration is another important aspect, and within her latest projects, her children have been her most important collaborators.
Clara Aldén, “Clara Aldén,” Artist Parent Index , accessed November 26, 2022, https://artistparentindex.com/items/show/600.
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