Alice Hägglund a.k.a BUTCH X FEMME is a Swedish artist, aiming to express beauty in a new and unconventional way. She graduated in 2021 from Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, with her graduation project “Genderfucked Ornament”. Mainly inspired by drag queens, she learned the phrase ”genderfuck” by listening to a podcast about Ru Paul and his early days of drag mixing masculine and feminine clothing. This inspired Alice to express herself by mixing the two, not through clothing but in her artworks.
With a focus on traditional masculine and feminine aesthetics, Alice likes mixing decorative elements from different main- and subcultures. Working with both new and recycled materials, she is drawn to both raw and sharp details that are still cute at the same time.
The artworks have been showcased around Sweden together with Ung Svensk Form 2022, as well as Misschiefs exhibition Fine Dying in Stockholm and Milan during Design Week 2022. Presenting “Genderfucked Chandeliers” at SCOPES, it will be the first time the four artworks are gathered hanging together, interacting with the festival space.