ANNI HAGBERG


I acknowledge the peoples of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which I live and work. I pay my respects to their Elders, past and present – and recognise their ongoing resilience, creativity and care for Country.

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Anni Hagberg (b.1995, Cairns) is a Finnish visual artist based in Naarm/Melbourne. Hagberg has a particular interest in investigating unpredictable process-driven material encounters through sculpture and installation. Primarily working with non-traditional materials within ceramic and craft processes, Hagberg has regularly exhibited her work since 2019.


Selected One & Two Person Exhibitions


2025

2024

2023

2022

2020

(Upcoming) CAVES, Melbourne, VIC.

Pit Projects: Thistle Chair (Collaboration with Michael Gittings), The Nicholas Building, NGV Melbourne Design Week, Melbourne, VIC.

Water under a bridge, CAVES, Melbourne, VIC.

Trace Encounters, Manningham Art Gallery, Doncaster, VIC.

Anni Hagberg, Neon Parc (City), Melbourne, VIC.

Selected Group Exhibitions


2024

2022



2021





2020




2019

In a restless world like this is, Curated by Chantelle Mitchell & Jaxon Waterhouse, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Bundoora, VIC.

It’s not just blue, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, VIC.
Improper Structures, Curated by Eliza Tiernan & Josephine Briginshaw, NGV Melbourne Design Week, Creo, Cremorne, VIC.
New Blood: Embodiment, Red Gallery, Fitzroy North, VIC.

Hall & Wilcox Art Exhibition, Hall & Wilcox, Melbourne, VIC.
Emerging Artist Award 2021, Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne, VIC.
Hold, Curated by Phoebe Thompson, Platform Arts, Geelong, VIC.
Wyndham Art Prize, Wyndham Art Gallery, Wyndham Vale, VIC.
Neon Parc, Quarantine Art Fair, Portsea, VIC.

Of Colour and Light 2020, West End Art Space, Melbourne, VIC.
PLATFORM (LOCAL), The Substation (Online), VIC.
Wood Street Youth Art Prize, Hobson Bay City Council (Online), VIC.
2020 Fresh!, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, VIC.

RMIT Ceramics Association Graduate Prize Winners, CLAD Bendigo Pottery, Bendigo, VIC.
Fibre, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.


Selected Awards & Grants


2024

2023

2021


2020-21

2020



2019
Finalist, Northern Beaches Environmental Art and Design Prize (Pit Projects collaboration with Michael Gittings)

University of Melbourne Dean's Honours List - Faculty of Arts

University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association Innovation Award
Finalist, Wyndham Art Prize

Creative Partnerships Australia MATCH Lab Funding Recipient

RMIT Vice Chancellor’s List for Academic Excellence
The John Wardle Architects Craft Prize
The Design Files Emerging Maker Award  

RMIT Vice Chancellor’s List for Academic Excellence


Selected Press

2024

2021


2020

2019
Union Magazine, ‘Anni Hagberg and Michael Gittings on their Thistle Chair’ by Grace Sandles, June 2024.

Art+Edit Magazine, ‘Gallery Panel: Anni Hagberg’, Issue 27, March 2021.
The Design Files, ‘Inside the Dreamy Garden Shed Studio of Emerging Ceramic Artist, Anni Hagberg’ by Sasha Gattermayr, January 2021.

Australian Journal of Ceramics, ‘Annual Education Survey’, Vol 59, No.2, July 2020.

Australian Journal of Ceramics, ‘Exploring Porcelain’, Vol 58, No. 3, November 2019.


Selected Writing

2024

2021

2020

2019

‘Home/love/sick’, Exhibition text for Rub You by Hee Joon Youn, Seventh Gallery, May 2024.

‘Contemplating the Mould’, Catalogue essay for Preliminary Structures, curated by Eliza Tiernan & Josephine Briginshaw for Melbourne Design Week, 2021.

‘Reader Reflections: Looking Ahead’,  Art Almanac, November/December 2020.

‘A Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition Needing to be Reviewed’, Australian Journal of Ceramics, Vol 58, No. 3, November 2019.


Education

2021-2023

2020

2019
Master of Art Curatorship, University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours), RMIT University

Bachelor of Fine Art



Selected Professional & Teaching Experience


Current


2023-2024
2023

2022


2020-2022

2020
Exhibitions and Programs Manager, Craft Victoria
2024 Emerging Writers Program Participant, Seventh Gallery

Program and Engagement Coordinator, Craft Victoria
Sessional Lecturer, RMIT University

Curatorial and Programs Assistant, Craft Victoria
Presenter, 16th Australian Ceramics Triennial, Alice Springs

Board Member, Trocadero Projects

Panel Leader, Ceramics Today Round Table (Online), Craft Victoria