Mattias Ericsson will join Location One as the first winner of the Hasselblad Foundation’s Victor Award, an honor that recognizes the best young Scandinavian artist working in photography. Ericsson was born in 1979 in Ängelholm, Sweden, and received his MFA in 2009 from the Academy of Fine Arts, Umea University. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout Sweden, including most recently, What is identity? (2009, Ha Noi Art Academy, Ha Noi), Ny nordisk fotografi / From Now On (2009, Hasselblad Foundation, Göteborg), It’s about time (2009, Andersson Sandström, Stockholm), Baart, Bachelor utställning (2007, Konsthögskolan, Umeå), Tavlor på en utställning? (2006, Norrlandsoperan, Umeå), and Singalong your solosong (2005, Gallery Tapeten, Visby). Recent solo exhibitions include: 1532 Photographs (2009, Galleri 60, Umeå) and Kanske är allt grått ändå, Konstföreningen Aura (2009, Fotografi I Fokus, Lund). To learn more about Ericsson’s work, please visit his website at http://www.mattiasericsson.seEricsson’s residency at Location One is sponsored by the Hasselblad Foundation.