The artist group Meteor International are based in Seved/Sofielund in Malmö .We make art projects mainly in the public space, at unexpected places. The group was formed in 2003 to make it possible to make larger projects that needed many participants and that could reach out to an unpredicted audience. The group consists of artist members of different ages and thereby bridges the gap between older and younger artists which is one of the main ideas behind the making of the group. Meteor has a network of artist members from India, Iran, Egypt, US, Estonia, Germany, Denmark besides its Swedish members.We want to make art that reaches to a public that are not used to go to art galleries or art museums. We have recently made several outdoors exhibitions in parks and along a canal in Sweden and in Los Angeles to get a better outreach to a larger public audience. We reach out to thousands of people in our art projects. We have made most of our projects on zero budget and all have worked voluntarily. We make social art projects in the area where we are based in Malmö, Sweden mostly involving children and their parents with research and art combined. It is an area with low socio-economic status .Our ongoing project Conflicting Spaces is a research and art exchange between Malmö, Sweden and Howrah in India where we all incorporate research on labor community in both cities in the art project.We are planning Conflicting Spaces 2.0 with artists in Cali, Colombia as a continuation of Conflicting Spaces and involving the artists from the first project into it . The artist association Meteor was founded in 2003. It is a registered organisation with Swedish Tax Authorities.
2003 Performance at Stortorget, Lund
2003 Exhibition at Showroom, Gustav Adolfs Torg, Malmö
2003, Gallery Pio Diaz, Copenhagen, Denmark
2003 Video Screening with Open Circle and Mailis from Mumbai on the wall of Lund Art Hall, with support of Lund Art Council
2004 Performance and Live Poetry reading in Public Space outside the Dome of Lund with support of Lund Art Council
2004 Exhibitions and Live Mural Painting at World Social Forum, Mumbai, India - 2004 Bus Painting Project with Open Circle in Bangalore, India
2004 Video Screenings in Lundagård Park, Lund with several artists from India with support of Lund Art Council
2005 Performance with children from Palestine , and group art exhibition at Overgaden Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2005 The Cube, Performance, Light Art, Live Poetry Readings, Video Screenings at Stortorget, Lund Town Square, Lund with support of Lund Art Council
2006 Projections in Public Space at Rasmusgatan, Malmö with support of Malmö Art Council and SDF, Malmö City. A project in collaboration with the Danish artist Hanne Lise Thomsen
2007 Meteor, Art After Work,exhibition, video and performance at Gallery Rostrum , Malmö
2007-2008 Projections and Vide Screenings at Metro Station Pino Suarez in Mexico City, at the Art Academy of Cali, Colombia, at Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai and at Dakshinachitra, Chennai.
2008 Members of Meteor, Tamara de Laval, Ossian Theselius, Isabel Theselius, John Skoog and Astrid Göransson exhibited in Sector Reforma Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico and at Academia de Arte, Cali , Colombia. Curator Yohanna M Roa
2007-2008 Night on Rasmusgatan, Photo Exhibition, Projections and Video Screenings from the area of Södra Sofielund, Malmö were shown in Public Space and in Studio Seved Underground Gallery with support of Malmö Art Council
2008 Meteor Workshop at Sevedsplan, Malmö, with children . Curator Jens Lindkvist
2009 Meteor at Garaget, Malmö in collaboration with CFUK, collages made by children from the area of Södra Sofielund, Malmö in collaboration with the artist Jens Lindkvist, with support of Malmö City -
2009 Art Festival for children from Södra Sofielund at Sevedsplan, Malmö with support of Malmö Art Council
2011 Exhibiton and Creative Workshops for children at Magasinet , Ljung Castle, Ljung, Sweden with support of Linköping Art Council , EU Leader Folkungaland and the Family Waha Nordenhed, Ljung Castle
2011 Workshop for Artists in Östergötland and the Project Hidden Art by Göta Channel, Ljung, Sweden with support of Östgöta Region Art Council ,
2013 Meteor were planning an art project in collaboration with The Museum of Forgetting, Norrköping, Sweden and Dakshinachitra, Chennai, India. this project is postponed.
2014 Meteor organised Hidden Art along Gota Canal at Ljung and Berg, Sweden with 85 swedish and international artists.
2014 Meteor organised Hidden art in Echo Park Area in Los Angeles in Dec
2015 Meteor organised Hidden Art in Slottsparken and Kungsparken in Malmö, Sweden with 130 artists from all over the world.
2015 Meteor organised Hidden Art in Höganäs, Sjöcronaparken
2016 Meteor will hold workshops “One Spit Deep “ with pupils at Sofielund School in Malmö, researching the history and stories of Sofielund inhabitants and make paintings -and photos on electric cabinets in the area around the school together wth the pupils.
2016 Meteor are part of Området /The Area , an artist collective collaboration platform in Sofielund, Malmö
2017 The Area will be a node in Srinagar Biennale 2017