Johanna Heldebro is an artist, whose work often turns to everyday imagery, monotonous routines and testing the boundaries of the socially accepted. She holds a BFA in Photography from Concordia University, as well as an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she was the recipient of the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award for her thesis work, To Come Within Reach of You...
Johanna’s work has been exhibited throughout Europe and North America, including at MOMENTUM 8: Tunnel Vision – the Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (Russia), Galleri Box (Sweden), Gallery Steinsland Berliner (Sweden), Khyber Centre for the Arts (Canada), Launch F18 (NYC), and side effects gallery (Brooklyn).
Johanna is the co-editor of LAURA, a print arts periodical that she launched in 2010 together with her long-time collaborator Jared Leon. She curated Art POP, the visual arts component of POP Montreal from 2012-2014. Programming under her direction included work by: Phil Collins, Cory Arcangel, Elizabeth Price, Vito Acconci, Dan Graham, Jaimie Warren and Lucky Dragons, amongst others.
She divides her time between New York (US) & Stockholm (SE).