Mie Olise Kjærgaard
Your current location
Countryside, Småland in Sweden.
Your favorite pastime
Biking in the sun—no hands
Something you like
Bonfire with friends and kids, table tennis, building stuff.
Something you dislike
Your defining characteristic
What would someone close to you say your defining characteristic is
That I am lazy, then go bananas to compensate.
Your favorite artist
Rose Wylie, Marisol Escobar, Janet Cardiff
Favorite word or phrase
“Haze" or "to be puzzled"
What aspect of your work is most important to you
Strokes, colours. Working alone in the studio, listening to music.
Who do you admire the most and why
My mother, she is full of good energy and always supporting.
Your worst habit
The first thing you think of in the morning
Where am I? + Coffee!
What have you always wanted to do and have not done
I'd like to trek: Chile, the Alps and New Zealand. And visiting some shipyards on the Falklands...
Your best decision
Having my kid
Your worst decision
Squeezing in the dishes, laundry and other stupid practicalities on my way to the airport. Lost more than 20 flights on that account.
Your favorite street and why
The pathways of Marstand, Sweden.
What made you become the person you are
Combination of having to walk the long and curved road, coming from a small island in the outskirts of Denmark, and a big thirst for pushing myself into world and societies I never even knew existed (and probably withdrawing myself from—afterwards).
Something that you treasure
Indolence, salty liquorice, playing tennis + table tennis.
What would the child you once were think of the adult you have become
My perspective of adulthood was lots of kids, a big household, very serious—so I'd probably be disappointed ;-)
Your greatest fear
I hate things that move fast, jet skiing, roller coasters, frogs jumping and of course the near future of humankind.