Artists Revealed for Icehotel #30
June 3, 2019
The dream to create Sweden’s 30th Icehotel has sparked the interest of artists, sculptors, designers and architects all across the world. 126 unique concepts from 34 countries in six different continents have been submitted to this year’s Icehotel jury. The names of those who will design and create the 15 art suites of ice and snow can now be revealed.
As this year’s hotel was melting and returning to its origins of Torne River, the Icehotel jury agreed on the fifteen art suite designs that would be part of next season’s hotel. This is a process that takes place every spring but due to the hotel’s jubilee, Luca Roncoroni, Creative Director at the Icehotel says it felt very special:
It’s 30 years since the start of what later came to be the world-known Icehotel. It’s a great honour to receive fantastic applications from creative people all over the world. I am really looking forward to welcoming the artist teams to Jukkasjärvi this winter and see their visions turn in to unique experiences for our guests.
When the first snow reaches Jukkasjärvi, around mid-November, the selected artists will gather to create the art exhibition of snow, ice and light that will become Icehotel #30. The artists’ designs for the art suites of the jubilee hotel, which opens on 13th of December, will be released in September.
Artists and Suite titles of Icehotel #30
“The Day After”
Marjolein Vonk, art director, stylist and artist, Netherlands
Maurizio Perron, sculptor and artist, Italy
Jörgen Westin, artist and industrial designer, Sweden
Daniel Rosenbaum, artist and designer, Australia/ Canada
Brian McArthur, artist and sculptor, Canada
Dawn Detarando, artist and sculptor, Canada
“Ruossut – the light you can hear”
Anna Öhlund, photographer, sculptor and artist, Sweden
John Pettersson, lighting designer, Sweden
AnnaSofia Mååg, artist and sculptor, Sweden
Niklas Byman, entrepreneur and former Icehotel ice-production technician, Sweden
“ECHO´S – of the Torne River”
Francisco Cortés Zamudio, artist, Chile/Germany
Haemee Han, designer and landscape architect, USA/South Korea
Jaeyual Lee, architect, USA
Robert Harding, artist and sculptor, UK/South Africa/Spain
ZhaoLei, artist and sculptor, China
ZhaoYong, artist and sculptor, China
Nicolas Triboulot, designer, France
Jean-Marie Guitera, sound and game designer, Australia
Natsuki Saito, ice sculptor, architect, designer, Japan
Shingo Saito, ice sculptor, Japan
“A Night At The Theatre”
Jonathan Paul Green, production designer, UK
Marnie Green, art student, UK
“Tip Of The iceberg”
Franziska Agrawal, industrial designer and artist, Germany
Tomasz Czajkowski, interior designer, Poland
Aleksandra Pasek, psychologist and writer, Poland
Vladimir Barsukov, sculptor and photographer, Russia
Ekaterina Barsukova, designer and sculptor, Russia
Portraits from left to right: Brian McArthur, Dawn Detarando, Daniel Rosenbaum, Marjolein Vonk, Maurizio Perron, AnnaSofia Mååg, Niklas Byman, Jonathan Paul Green, Marnie Green, Anna Öhlund, John Pettersson, Robert Harding, Tomasz Czajkowski, Aleksandra Pasek, Franziska Agrawal, Francisco Cortés Zamudio, Jörgen Westin, Jaeyual Lee, Haemee Han, Nicolas Triboulot, Vladimir Barsukov, Ekaterina Barsukova, ZhaoYong, ZhaoLei (missing in the picture), Jean-Marie Guitera, Natsuki Saito, Shingo Saito.
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Icehotel opened in 1989 and is beside a hotel also an art exhibition with ever-changing art out of ice and snow. Icehotel is created in a new guise every winter, completely made out of natural ice from Torne River, one of Sweden’s national rivers and last untouched waters.
When the winter season’s Icehotel has melted back into the river in the spring, a part of the hotel remains; Icehotel 365 - a place where visitors can experience the ice and sleep in hand carved art suites year-round.