About

My Roman Fagerlind is a Swedish poet, playwright, screenwriter, artist and editor, born 1989 in Stockholm, raised on a farm in the countryside of Skåne. Since 2018 she's permanently based in Berlin. Her work is cross-disciplinary—spanning from theater, film and music to publications and visual art. Often exploring themes of womanhood, archive, history, memory and social constructs, Roman Fagerlind aims to elucidate the human experience beyond fixed norms and polished narratives.

 

2013-2014 Roman Fagerlind worked as an editor, critic and columnist for the now closed-down magazine Rymden. After writing an article on eating disorders she was contacted by Swedish film director Ida Lindgren and wrote the script to Lindgren’s short film Kroppen är en ensam plats/The body is a lonely place, exploring the same theme. The film premiered in 2016, winning two special mentions at Berlinale, Best Film, Script and Photography at STOCKMotion Film Festival, Best Nordic Doc at Minimalen Film Festival, Best Film at Videogudfestivalen, Best Short Film at Tempo Documentary Festival and was nominated for Best Short Film at the Swedish Guldbaggegala in 2017. The film was also exhibited at Fotografiska Museum of Photography in Stockholm. Roman Fagerlind and Lindgren continued their collaboration on Lindgrens short film Sanningssagor/True Tales, which premiered at Gothenburg International Film Festival in 2019.

Roman Fagerlind was first published as a poet in CONST Literary (P)review #2, 2013. Four years later she released a poetry chapbook titled Ström/Stream via Podpoesi Press. In 2018 she had a collaborative exhibition with photographer Angelina Bergenwall at Erik Nordenhake Gallery in Stockholm and was the first recipient of Bäckska Pavillion Residency in Gothenburg, where she spent three weeks working in a local historical archive during the summer and presented her work in a series of public readings and interviews. In 2019 she wrote the piece No Drama: Synchronous Acts of Silencing for composer Alfred Jimenez, which premiered at Sound of Stockholm Music Festival in November the same year. She’s also worked as an editor for the online literary magazine Pralin Magasin since the magazine was founded in 2018. 

 

In addition to her work as a writer, artist and editor, Roman Fagerlind has performed on stages across Scandinavia and has been invited to talk about her work at Gothenburg International Film Festival, Textival, Transit Kulturinkubator and Konstfack Research Week. She's also available for lectures and commercial work.

 

In the spring of 2021 Roman Fagerlind’s play Atlas över Fläsklösen/Atlas of Fläsklösen will premiere at Ung Scen Öst Theater in Linköping, Sweden.

Education 

Awards and Recognitions

2017 - 2018

2014 - 2016

2012 - 2014

2011 - 2012

2010

2019

2018

2017

2016

2016

2016

2016

2016

2016

2016

Knowledges of Doing, Transit Kulturinkubator

MFA in Literary Composition, Valand Academy of Fine Arts

Creative Writing, Biskops-Arnö Nordic Writers School 

Theater Studies and Literature Studies, Stockholm University

Creative Writing, Österlen Folk High School

Scholarship Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundation

Bäckska Pavillion Residency, Textival

Nomination Best Short Film, Guldbaggegalan (The Body Is A Lonely Place)

Scholarship Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundation

Winner two Special Mentions, Berlinale (The Body Is A Lonely Place)

Winner Best Short Film, Tempo Documentary Festival (The Body Is A Lonely Place)

Winner Best Script, STOCKMotion Film Festival (The Body Is A Lonely Place)

Winner Best Film, STOCKMotion Film Festival (The Body Is A Lonely Place)

Winner Best Nordic Doc, Minimalen Film Festival (The Body Is A Lonely Place)

Winner Best Film, VideoGUD Art Film Festival (The Body Is A Lonely Place)

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