Young Talent Prize 2017


Maja Bäckström (1993)

Sverige / Sweden



Maja Bäckström was born and raised in Stockholm, and she is currently studying contemporary art at Tromsø Art Academy in Norway. She primarily works with video, costume design and performance – preferably a combination of all three. Her works often deal with different types of mental illnesses, such as anxiety, eating disorders and self-loathing. The film “Anxiety” is my version of a self-portrait. I’m an anxious person – I worry too much about insignificant things that I have no control over. There’s always something nagging me in the back of my mind.