Pontus Pettersson / MOPA Production (1983) is a Swedish choreographer and artist based in Stockholm. Applying choreography into everything he does, his work goes from installation work, poetry, and fountains to object making, cat practicing, and dancing. Working professionally as a dancer since his graduation from The Danish National School of Contemporary Dance in 2007, Pontus embarked on a diverse career working with world-class choreograp­hers such as Ohad Naharin and Deborah Hay to name a few, while from very early on also starting to make his own work where his passions for clothes and photography could make strong appearances in his work, such as in The Fortune Teller in 2011, and later Writing Wounds to Heal in 2015. His latest work includes the choreographic installation Bodies of Water (Tensta konsthall 2018) and his solo exhibition The egg the cat and the poem, were the surface tears in 2019 at Konsthall C. Petterssons work is always a mix of practices and genres, where text, objects, sculptures, and choreographic instructions is always a part of the whole piece, being that, as only installation work, or one-to-one performances, or larger choreographies on stage. Pontus holds two masters, one in choreograp­hy from The University of Dance and Circus and one in Visual Arts from Konstfack. Pontus has throughout his career worked on situations where inviting other artists has been a crucial aspect of understanding his work in a greater whole, as well as working for a broader field of expression and inclusion. Projects like The Poeticians and My Wild Flag and his latest workshop project Delta - hospitality being one of his main conceptual concerns, seen as a choreographic principal for dance/art to emerge.

 

Pontus Petterson is an affiliated artist of Weld and MARC - Milvus Artistic Research Center, and his work is supported by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Swedish Arts Council, and Stockholm City Council of Culture.