VJ Bopa has since 2001 established herself in Europe as a video artist, VJ and motion graphic designer specialising in content for music. Her art is a melting pot of her different disciplines - animation, video and live performance. The most of her work involves tailor-making content for the screens at concerts - for bands, DJs or events - or to improvise a live VJ show.
After leaving her native Sweden, to study design in London, she developed a growing interest in the fusion between club culture and the moving image. She started to show her sound reactive animations at smaller clubs around London where her art quickly became noticed by different club promoters and DJs. This led to bigger performances in super clubs like the Ministry of Sound in London and music festivals all over Europe, such as the Glastonbury Festival (UK), Name Festival (France) and Streetparade (Switzerland) to name a few.
Many multinational companies (for example Microsoft, Bacardi and Vodafone) has hired Bopa to perform at their events. She has also released a DVD, Retro Chic, through the label MixMash (UK) and another DVD, Electric Neon, is soon to be released with the label DVJ Vision (US).
Bopa has collaborated with many musical artists. For The Streets' UK Tour 2006 she designed the animations for the multi-screen setup with projections and LEDs. She also works with Tunng, an electronic folk band from the UK. Together they have performed at some of Britain's most famous concert halls, such as the Queen Elisabeth Hall and the Purcell Room.
In 2007 she became, as part of the audiovisual collective Ne1co, voted at Nr 6 in DJ Mags poll for the world's top 20 VJs.
Bopa also makes installation pieces. The most recent being a video/slide installation using moving head projectors, at the Tate Britain for one of their Late at Tate events together with the VJ-team Bruno Tait.
To try and use her art to make good in this world she has collaborated with Oxfam on many of their campaigns (Make Poverty History, Make Trade Fair and Control Arms) to spread their messages to young people through the projections at music festivals and concerts.
Here are a few of the DJs that Bopa has performed side by side with on various events or produced work for:
Sascha, Boy George, James Zabiela, Sander Kleinenberg, DJ Sash, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, Nic Fanciulli, Mark Knight, Oliver Huntemann, DJ A.Skillz, Blank & Jones, Sander van Doorn, Hemann and Kaden, Jennifer Cardini, Moonbootica och DJ Fresh.