Dalia Lopez Madrona

Born in 1961 in Lithuania , living in Höganäs ,Sweden.
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 Member of Lithuanian Artists Association, Department of Applied Arts.
Member of the Swedish Bookbinders Association.  
1980-1983 Vilnius Cultural School, Lithuania.  Theater studies, Art and Culture Administration.
1983-1988 Klaipėda University, Lithuania.  Theater studies, Educational and Cultural Management.
1994-1995 Part-time studies in Austria, Slovenia, Spain and Greece resulting in the "European Diploma in Cultural Project Management”. The training was funded by the Foundation Marcel Hicter, Belgium, the Council of Europe , France and UNESCO. Participation in various courses in Poland, Spain, Denmark and Case Studies in Sweden. Implementation of the project Kėdainiai kultūrų kryžkelėje, which won grant from the Council of Europe (exchange project between Lithuanian and Swedish artists).
1998-2000 studies in Swedish language in Helsingborg, Sweden.
2001 -2002 Apprentice with the bookbinding master Henning Madsen at Graphic Museum in Helsingborg, Sweden.
2003 Collaboration with the bookbinder Bernd Spanowsky the bindery in Landskrona Citadel, Sweden.
2006-2010 Part- time studies in bookbinding at the Centro del bel libro in Ascona , Switzerland. (An International school for bookbinding, design, renovation and preservation of books).  Teachers : prof. Edwin Heim , calligrapher Susanne Graf and the French bookbinder Benjamin Elbel .
2007 - 2012 Apprentice with the bookbinding  Master  Per-Anders Hübner in Halmstad , Sweden , (Foundation Craftsmanship and Education in Leksand ) . 2012 graduating with Diplomas from Leksand and  Bookbinder Certificate with the silver  medal.
2008 -2009 attended courses organized by “Bokbindarkompetens”  Typography and Book Titles, teacher FM bookbinding Master  Helena Strömquist Dal and the courses “Renovation of the 1700 - century books” , teacher Kristina Enhöring at Bookbinding and Conservation in Lund, Sweden.
2011 participated in the course in “Danish Millimeter Technology “at the Royal Library in Copenhagen,  teacher book restorer  Marianne Lund Petersen.

Work Experience:
1985-1987 Head of the Library in the 6th secondary school in Kėdainiai , Lithuania.
1988-1991 Director of the theater in Kėdainiai , Lithuania.
1991-1998 Curator at the art gallery in Kėdainiai Museum , Lithuania. Worked with international art exhibitions and symposiums of various types, as for example “The First International Brick Art Symposium for Sculptors”, exchange arts projects between different foreign  countries , jazz and classical music festivals. International cultural projects: seminars for Lithuanian librarians in Finland, Denmark and Sweden, Lithuanian Symposium for Art Managers in Finland, as well as exhibitions of Lithuanian artists in the Nordic countries.
1993 received Kėdainiai culture Award.
1995 won the scholarship from the ”Council of Europe " for cultural project " Kėdainiai as crossroads of Cultures " .
1996 received a grant from the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture.
 2002-2014 work as receptionist at th  Krapperups Art  Hall (Krapperups konsthall) , Sweden.
2008, 2009 Visiting Lecturer in Šiauliai University in Lithuania ( The Faculty of Art  Department of Applied Art and Technologies ) a Theoretical course on contemporary bookbinding in Europe and a Practical course in the French bookbinding techniques.
2012 Teacher  in calligraphy on Medborgarskolan in Halmstad, Sweden.
 Working with artist books, restoring old books, creating  new book design . Working with art objects in leather and paper. Organize  own exhibitions and short " workshops " : 2012 lecture in” Malmö New bookbindery “ on various decorative techniques on leather.
Solo Exhibitions :
1994 Library in Svalöv , Sweden.
2000 Atelje Kolema in Röstånga , Sweden.
2005 Eva `s Nellander - Juntunen  Art gallery in Billeberga , Sweden.
2006 Gallery Hoddan in Lerberget , Sweden.
2007 Alfa Laval `s Art Society in Lund, Sweden.
2007 Gallery Hoddan in Lerberget , Sweden.
2007 Gallery Meno Niša in Vilnius , Lithuania. " The Journey Across the Styx ," Transformations in paper and leather.
2008 Cultural House Blomé , Älmhults  Art Association, Sweden.
2008 Library Lerberget , Sweden.
2009 Library of Höganäs, Sweden.
2010 Rikart , Rikhardinkatu Library in Helsinki, Finland . Artist Books, book objects and bookbinding . Scholarship from the Nordic Council of Ministers for Solo exhibition .
Group Exhibitions
2002 City Hall  in Höganäs , Sweden . Höganäs Art Association .
2004  International  Jury assessed  exhibition at Gallery Kairė - Dešinė in Vilnius, Lithuania. ”1st International Collage exhibition”
2004 Olofströms Art gallery with IKIS  ( International Artists in Sweden ) is now renamed to IASE ( International Artists Society Europe) , Sweden.
2005 Design Fair at Sofiero castle , Helsingborg, Sweden.
2005, 2006 Spring Salon at Knutstorps castle , Sweden.
 2006 Valands Art Academy in Gothenburg with IKIS, Sweden.
2006 Sjöbo  Art Hall with IKIS , Sweden.
2006 The Art Gallery in Malmo Town Hall with IKIS, Sweden.
 2006 The Immigrant Institute in Borås with IKIS , Sweden.
2006 Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg with IKIS , lecture and exhibition, Sweden.
2006 Jury Assessed exhibition of artists' books by theme : The Rabbit and Hall, 4th International trienalen Arka gallery in Vilnius , Lithuania.
2003, 2004 , 2005, 2006 participation in art tours with IKIS in Kvidinge Homestead Hall, on Bosjökloster and Trolleholm castle .
2007 Jury Assessed exhibition ”Art Now " at Sigtuna Museum , Sweden. Received the Bronze Medal for art objects made of leather " Sin Rain ."
2007 Janina Marks - Monkutė Museum and Art Gallery in Kėdainiai , Lithuania. Exhibition of 10 Swedish artists from Skåne ( exhibition manager and participant).
2007 Jury Assessed Exhibition ”5th International Bookbinding Exhibition “Small Big World" at Arka gallery in Vilnius, Lithuania.
2007 Vilnius Book Fair, Lithuania.
 2008 Jury assessed exhibition " Art Now " in Sigtuna Art Hall, Sigtuna Art Association , Sweden.
2003 - 2013  Krapperups Art Hall,  “Ljusfest” , Kullens  Art Association , Höganäs, Sweden.
2009 Jury Assessed  International exhibition  Triennial  of Artist Books"  "Text" , Arka gallery in Vilnius , Lithuania. Travelling exhibition shown at the book fair in Leipzig, Germany, at the Seoul International Book Fair in Korea and at Silkeborg Art Center in Denmark.
2009 Jury Assessed International bookbinding exhibition "bel libro 2009," shown at Casa Serodine in Ascona and Constructive Haus in Zurich, Switzerland and in the Museum  Gutenberg in Freiburg, Germany.
2009-2010 Nordic bookbinding exhibition " North Wind " shown in Rejkavik Cultural House , Iceland, in Odense , Denmark, at the Industrial Art Museum in Copenhagen , in Sanomat Oy in Helsinki , Finland, on Röhsska  Museum for Applied Arts  in Gothenburg, at the National Library in Oslo , Norway and on "State museum for Foreign Literature " in Moscow, Russia .
2010 Jury Assessed International exhibition of artists' books at Doverodde Book Arts Festival, in Hurup Thy, Denmark.
2010 Jury Assessed International bookbinding exhibition " Scripta Manent IV " , in the Tallinn Museum of Applied Art, Estonia.  Received Premium.
2010 Jury Assessed International bookbinding exhibition " Notes on Margins " in Vilnius , Lithuania. Received  the Price of Booklovers.
2010 Honorary Diploma for bookbinding work of Höganäs Municipality, Sweden.
2011, 2012 Jury Assessed International bookbinding exhibition at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm , Mario Vargas Llosa books, exhibition  was shown in Madrid, Ivory Press gallery , Spain.
2011, 2012 Jury Assessed international exhibition of artists' books with the theme " Love," Scuola Internazionale di Grafica , Venice, Italy , Book Fair in Leipzig, Germany , and the Art  Museum Titanikas ,  Vilnius , Lithuania.
2012 Journeyman work in the Blue Hall of Stockholm City Hall, Sweden.
2013 Jury Assessed International exhibition " Going into reality itself " about  Nobel Prize winner in Literature Tomas Tranströmer and bookbindings from all over the world. The Nobel Museum , Stockholm , Sweden.
2013 ' Torekovs group "Easter exhibition in Torekov , Sweden.
2013 Five  bookbinders from the South of Sweden  in “Konstrundan på Österlen” . Styrbjörn Öhmans Antiquarian in Kivik . Organiser book history society at Lund University, Sweden.
2013 “Bookbinding” at the Gallery of  Lithuanian Artists Association  in Vilnius, Lithuania.
2013 Exhibit "XX Century Anatomy” at ARKA gallery in Vilnius , Lithuania.
2013 Nordic bookbinding exhibition at the National Library “ Black Diamond” in Copenhagen, Denmark.
2014 Nordic book bindings, exhibition in Helsinki, Finland on Päivälehti museum and in Oslo National Library of Norway.
2014 “Dual Identity”  exhibition at Gallery SO STOCKHOLM . 7 Lithuanian Artists living in Sweden.
2014 Jury judged exhibition “Kullasalongen” at Krapperups Art Hall, Höganäs, Sweden.

My book bindings and art objects found in various book collectors and bibliophiles : Jarl and Anna Hellichius , Kazys Varnelis , Vidmantas Staniulis , Bo Francke, Bertil Riise , Lars Reveman , Mats O. Bunner , Per Fjellman , Lennart Delander and  others.  Works at Krapperups Art Hall and Museum, “Kullens konstförening” Art Association , Šiauliai University in Lithuania , Knutstorps castle, IKIS Artist Association , Immigrant Institute in Borås, Alfa Laval in Lund , Älmhults Art Association , Katrineholms Castle in Malmo, Trolleholms Library, Höganäs Library, Höganäs Municipality, Bosjökloster  , J. Marks Museum and Art Gallery in Lithuania and K. Varnelis Museum and Library collections in Vilnius, Lithuania, Rikart  collection of international artists' books  in Helsinki, Finland,  and  in Vatikan City  , at the Library of Pope Benedict the 16th .