Youth and Art Benefit from Social Impact

On behalf of Mentor, Stockholm based art gallery CFHILL, as well as SEB and Moderna Museet collaborate to raise awareness for youth issues and mentoring as a powerful tool.

29 November 2021 | Press

The month of December will be a big one for Mentor. Both CFHILL and SEB have created events on its behalf.

CFHILL have curated an exhibition “Mentors” by Sandra Weil that features some of the most innovative and ambitious artists creating work today. All have been mentors to their community, pushing ideas around race, mediums, conversation, and artistic creation and using their medium to make a difference, acting as a “mentor”in a credible and authentic way.

The exhibition highlights controversial evictions of Bedouins in Israel, American slavery history, deforestation, riots, refugee deaths in the Mediterranean and the situation of indigenous peoples are in focus in the upcoming exhibition where part of the sales proceeds go to Mentor’s youth mentoring programs. Among the artists are Olafur Eliasson, Barbara Kruger and Marie-Louise Ekman.

In connection with this, Mentor’s long-term partner, SEB has sponsored a series of events to help raise funds to support Mentor programs. Starting with an auction dinner in the presence of HM Queen Silvia of Sweden, Mentor’s founder and President, and followed by two Private Banking events that bring SEB customers closer to art and Mentor.

Following this collaboration, Moderna Museet’s art educator Maria Taube will run a series of youth art workshops specifically for Mentor youth. Five workshops will be held for young people aged 13–17 to learn the connection between image and language and also get insight into the career field of art and museums.

”Mentor has a relevance, especially in these times. We are happy to be able to contribute to their programs and goals.”Michael Storåkers, co-founder and chairman of the board, CFHILL.

For more information please contact Elise Alpen or Jakob Jansson.

AUCTION HERE – BID NOW !

Password: BidMentor!

To bid, please contact Caroline Wieckhorst who can also accept bids via +46 70 985 08 68 or [email protected]

This is a fundraising auction to bring extra funds to mentoring programs in socio-economically vulnerable communities in Sweden. We need your support and warmly invite you to get involved and support our youth.

The auction will go live on Wednesday 1 December 1, 9:30 PM CET.

About Mentor International

Established in 1994 by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden in collaboration with members of the World Health Organization, Mentor International is a non-profit organization whose vision is a world where young people can grow and develop healthyand drug-free. Through the powerful tool mentorship, Mentor works to strengthen young people’s resilience and unleash their potential. Together with companies, schools and adults, Mentor implements programs for young people, provides support to parents, disseminates knowledge and forms opinion.

About CFHILL

CFHILL is a hybrid gallery / Art Space focused on exhibitions with international and local artists shown in parallel, often in collaboration with invited curators, who are replaced every month.CFHILL was founded in 2016 by Michael Storåkers, Anna-Karin Pusic and Michael Elmenbeck.CFHILL is located at two locations in Stockholm.

About SEB

SEB is a leading northern European financial services group, with a history dating back to 1856. Innovation, entrepreneurship and an international perspective are part of our DNA. SEB’s vision is to provide world-class service. It does this through long-term relationships, personal advice and digital services – and by supporting customers in the transition to a more sustainable world.