Beate Persdotter Løken.
I am a Swedish/Norwegian artist born in Solberga, outside Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1982.
My background is in the field of theatre as a lightning designer, prop and puppet maker, and set designer. I studied prop making and special effects at Nordiska Scenografiskolan/Luleå University of Technology from 2004–2006, and I went to Konstnärlig Idégestaltning at Göteborgs Konstskola from 2012–2013.

In 2008, I received Anders Sandrews Scholarship for Young Adults in Theatre and Film.
Currently, I am studying the third and last year at the bachelor program at Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art, in Northern Norway.

In my artistic practice, I like to create a world of my own; to fill this world with stories and characters, and play around with them. That the work can exist in this created world is important, be it an animal tassel, a unicorn discussing myths about virgins, or a name generator for imaginary-real places.

I use my established tools from my theater background, and I take them with me into my practice to create small stage sets and worlds.

I like to think of my studio as a burrow, populated by dolls and small animals, where I can explore possibilities for different scenarios. I often work quickly and impulsively; I capture the idea when it passes my mind, and I play with it until it becomes what I want.