b. 1986 in Sweden
Based in Gothenburg, Sweden


Part of the duo Emma and Conti


 
My practice centers around mythologies, rituals and the tactile materiality of objects. In my work I investigate the notion of human interactions with objects and their surroundings, primarily focusing upon the theory of animism. The notion that a trace may somehow remain, long after such interventions. I create my own physical and fictitious archives around this subject by using photography, video, found material and sculpture.



                                                                                  CV

Upcoming
2021 The breath is growing weaker by the day, Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, SE 
2021
TBA, Museum of World Cultures, Genova, IT
2022 Hospitalfield, AiR, Arbroath,  GB
2022 Ricklundsgården, AiR, SE


Solo and duo exhibitions
2021 TBA, Museum of World Cultures, Genova, IT, with Stefano Conti

2021 The breath is growing weaker by the day, Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, SE, with Stefano Conti
2020 I'm forever realising things too late, Galleri Rotor, Gothenburg, SE, with
Stefano Conti,
2019 Untitled (Vol. 4-5), Monitor Gallery, Gothenburg, SE
2017 Flatland, Glasgow Open House Art Festival, Glasgow, GB, with
Emer Tumilty,
2015 GSA Degree Show 2015, Tontine Building, Glasgow, GB
2015 Archipelago, Art School, Glasgow, GB
2014 Nowhere to be Found, Art School, Glasgow, GB

Group Exhibitions

2021 The Censored Exhibition, Copenhagen Photo Festival, DK
2021 Planlösning, Galleri Silk, SE
2021 Tech and the Self, Lint Art Collective with Stefano Conti  Gothenburg,SE
2020 Member show Bildverkstaden, Viktoriahuset, Gothenburg, SE
2020 We've Been Sent A Strange Sign, Landskrona Foto Festival, Landskrona,SE
2020 UGot Distance. Online graduation show, HDK-Valand, SE
2020 Apocalypse No!, Street Gallery, Gothenburg, SE
2019  Don't pass me by, Galleri Format, Malmö, SE 
2019 Artists books, Göteborgs Konsthall Bookshop, Gothenburg, SE
2019 New Realities, Monitor Gallery, Gothenburg, SE
2019 Making Rituals, Víðir, Reykjavik, ISL
2018 Sommarsalong, Kulturhotellet, Helsingborg, SE
2018 (INTER)TWINE, Supernormal, Singapore
2017 Bankley Open Call, Bankley Gallery, Manchester, GB
2017 Från då till nu, GoCart Gallery, Visby, SE
2016 Things are left to become concrete, Snehta Gallery, Athens, GR
2016 Near Here, Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow, GB
2015 Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2015 Terra Alba, The White Space & The Cell, Glasgow, GB
2014 So Far So Good, Wasp Studios, Glasgow, GB
2014 Tryst, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, GB
2013 The Book Show, CCA, Glasgow, GB
2013 Distil, Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow, GB
2012 Gestaltande fotografi, Detroit Gallery, Stockholm, SE
2010 Fyra Fotografer, Konsthallen, Jakobsberg, SE
2009 Gotlands konstmuseum, Visby, SE
2008 Enskilda Gallery, Stockholm, SE
2006 Xpo September, Stockholm, SE


Residencies
2022 Hospitalfield, Arbroath, GB
2022 Ricklundsgården, SE

2021 Rumma, AiR, SE
2019 ISSP Riga Residency, LV
2016 Nightshift, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, GB
2016 Snehta Residency, Athens, GR
2015 Foco/Phoco collective at the Environmental Art Festival Scotland,Kettleton Byer, Dumfries and Galloway, GB

 
Awards/Grants
2021 The Swedish Arts Grants Committee - Travel grant
2021 The Swedish Arts Grants Committee- Krisstipendium
2020 Göteborgs stad - Tillfälligt stipendium
2020 The Swedish Arts Grants Committee - Krisstipendium 
2020 Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse
2020 Athens Photo festival -  Shortlisted
2019 Adlerbertska Stipendiestiftelsen

2019 Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse
2019 Fabrikör JL Eklunds Hantverksstiftelse
2019 Nordic Culture Point Grant
2019 Mobility Grant from Nordplus/KUNO for express course on Iceland

2019 Athens Photo festival -  Shortlisted
2016 Konstnärsnämden, Internationellt utbyte och resebidrag
2015 The Roger Ackling Prize for Photography
2013 Lesley Angus Travel Bursary


Published
2021  C41 Magazine, IT
2018 NOTES Letters to Photography, issue 4 NOTES,UK
2008 Aiolos, publication for literature, theory and aesthetic, no.32-°©‐33, Intimacy, SE
2007 MANA tidskrift, SE

Publications
2016 Things are left to become concrete, Exhibition Catalogue, GR
2016 Near Here, Everything Flows press, UK
2015 Fine Art Photography Degree Show Catalogue, UK
2014 426 White Lies – Part I, Self - Published Artist book, UK
2013 Distil, Exhibition Catalogue, UK
2009 Untitled, Self – Published Artist book, SE

 
Press
2020 Göteborgsposten, SE

Other
2021 Interview for Emma & Conti by Lint Art Collective
2020 Panel discussion with artist Peo Olsson, Landskrona Fotofestival, SE
2020 Curator / Project manager for We’ve been sent a strange sign, Landskrona Fotofestival, SE
2020 Interview for Emma & Conti by Laura Cemin
2019 Performative reading with Céline Gobillard, Riga, LV

Education      
2018-20  MFA Fine Art Photography, Valand Academy, Gothenburg, SE
2019 Making Rituals, Express course, Iceland Academy of Fine Art, Reykjavik, ISL
2012-15   BA (Hons), First Class, Fine Art Photography, Glasgow School of Art, GB
2013  Exchange Term, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, CA
2007 History of Video and Photography Art, Konstfack University College of Arts, Design and                           Crafts, Stockholm, SE

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