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Britta Marakatt-Labba

Britta Marakatt-Labba, b. 1951, was born and raised in a reindeer-herding family. Their winter pasture was in Swedish Sápmi, and the summer grazing period was spent on the Norwegian side of Sápmi. She is educated at the School of Design and Crafts at the University of Gothenburg (HDK).

Marakatt-Labba work with narrative, or storytelling, embroidery. Her images are miniature worlds created with needle and thread. The images depict various events and scenes from everyday life, mythology, political reflections and tales about Sámi culture and history.

Her work has been exhibited at the following venues: National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; KODE (art museums and composer homes) Bergen, Norway; Malmö Art Museum, Sweden; Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden, Nord Norsk Kunstmuseum (museum for northern Norwegian art), RidduDuottarMuseat, Karasjokk, Norway, Korundi – Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland, The Anna Nordlander Skellefteå Museum, Sweden and Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden.

Photo: Elisabeth Ohlson

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