Mourning School is an artistic study program on the notion of being in grief as the stuff of our everyday, initiated by Lucie Gottlieb and Rosa Paardenkooper.


Morte liiiiiiiiifffeeee,
still naaaattuuuree
by Garance Wullschleger and Anna Reutinger 

Morte liiiiiiiffeeeeeee, still naaaaaattuuuuree pulls us in a myriad of directions as we wade through the messiness of accepting extinction—and all that might come after. For this immersive installation Reutinger and Wullschleger invited friends and loved ones to reflect on the question of the end of our world as a beginning of new worlds. The outcomes are stitched into a cocoon of second hand textiles dyed with food scraps, the air filled with whispers, unfamiliar languages, and guttural tones.

Galleri Nef  

19 – 29 August 2021

Image: Anna Reutinger and Garance Wullschleger, Morte liiiiiiiiifffeeee, still naaaattuuuree, bed sheets, cotton canvas, coffee, beets, onion skins, rust, beer, dahlias, soundtrack, Jedna Dva Tři Gallery, Prague, 2019. Photo: We Give You Good.



Re: Re: Re: Re:
by Clementine Edwards and Ada M. Patterson

Re: Re: Re: Re: is a series of gentle missives, videos as call and response, between Ada M. Patterson from Barbados and Clementine Edwards from Naarm and then Rotterdam. In the correspondence, they speak to their shared experiences of life back home as potentially untenable, and the ways it provokes a complicated grief rooted in trans-ness, administration, climate, and the (dis)possession of land and body. Re: Re: Re: Re: makes space for a textured and emotional confrontation between their bodies and the world, riddled with desire for, and attempts at anchoring themselves in their surroundings, histories and land, yet failing to, or resisting these impulses at the same time.

Galleri Nef
18-23 June 2021

Image: Ada M. Patterson, My Dysphoria is Brown (video still), 2021  



About Mourning School
Mourning School is an artistic study program on the notion of being in grief as the stuff of our everyday, initiated by Lucie Gottlieb and Rosa Paardenkooper. In a series of exhibitions, public programming and publications, we imagine new ways of collective mourning to give name to, and make space for the feelings that come with death, dying, loss and mourning. The vulnerability of life, threatened by climate crisis, the global COVID-19 pandemic, political, social and economic violence, inequity and precarity, loneliness and isolation, makes the proximity to death and loss more tangible. Central to Mourning School lies the question: who gets to live and die, who is remembered and who is deemed ungrievable? In response, Mourning School proposes queerness, in its most expansive form, as a method and framework to subvert and unsettle Western understanding and norms of death and mourning - as an individual problem or medical diagnosis - and the stigma that surrounds them.

About us
Lucie Gottlieb (b. 1991, Paris, she/her) is an independent curator, heartfelt cultural worker and stained-glass artist. She is the co-founder of Galleri Nef in Stockholm, and works for Supermarket Art Fair. Her interests and practice explore, through radical empathy, a range of affective notions including death, cultural heritage, public feelings, and ritualism.

Rosa Paardenkooper (b. 1993, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, they/them) works as an independent curator, translator and editor. In their practice they explore public feelings through collaborative translation, digital accessibility, mental health awareness, and critical pedagogy. Rosa previously worked as curator of language & dissemination at Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons.

Primary venue
Galleri Nef is a studio and exhibition space located in Bagarmossen, Stockholm (se). Initiated by Lucie Gottlieb and Tomas Sjögren in 2020, it was founded with the objective of giving shape to diverse practices and providing an accessible diffusion platform to emerging artists. Nef houses 6 studio spaces and a gallery. 


Galleri Nef is not wheelchair accessible. The entrance door is 80cm-wide and is followed by two 15cm-high steps.

Galleri Nef
Rusthållarvägen 95
12843 Bagarmossen

Mourning School is made possible with financial support from Kulturrådet, The Nordic Cultural Foundation through the Globus Opstart Grant. With project support from Stockholm Stad and Stichting Stimuleringsfonds Rouw.