b. 1986 in Sweden
Based in Gothenburg, Sweden




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. 





Selected Exhibitions 

2021 TBA, Bergsrummet, Konstepidemin, Gothenburg (upcoming)
2020 I'm forever realising things too late, Galleri Rotor, Gothenburg
2019 Untitled (Vol. 4-5), Monitor Gallery, Gothenburg 
2017 Flatland, Glasgow Open House Art Festival, Glasgow, Scotland 
2015 Glasgow School of Art Degree Show 2015, Tontine Building, Glasgow, Scotland
2015 Archipelago, Art School, Glasgow, Scotland
2014 Nowhere to be Found, Art School, Glasgow, Scotland


2020 TBA, Landskrona Foto Festival, Landskrona (upcoming)
2020 UGot Distance. Online graduation show from HDK-Valand  www.ugotphotography.se
2020 Apocalypse No!, Street Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden
2019 Don't pass me by, Galleri Format, Malmö, Sweden 
2019 Artists books, Göteborgs Konsthall Bookshop, Gothenburg
2019 New Realities, Monitor Gallery, Gothenburg
2019 Making Rituals, Víðir, Reykjavik, Iceland
2018 Sommarsalong, Kulturhotellet, Helsingborg, Sweden 
2018 (INTER)TWINE, Supernormal, Singapore
2017 Bankley Open Call, Bankley Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom
2017 Från då till nu, GoCart Gallery, Visby, Sweden
2016 Things are left to become concrete, Snehta Gallery, Athens, Greece
2016 Near Here, Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
2015 Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2015 Terra Alba, The White Space & The Cell, Glasgow, Scotland
2014 So Far So Good, Wasp Studios, Glasgow, Scotland
2014 Tryst, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, Scotland
2013 The Book Show, CCA, Glasgow, Scotland
2013 Distil, Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
2012 Gestaltande fotografi, Detroit Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2010 Fyra Fotografer, Konsthallen, Jakobsberg, Sweden
2009 Gotlands konstmuseum, Visby, Sweden
2008 Enskillda Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2006 Xpo September, Stockholm, Sweden

Artist Residencies
2020 Hospitalfield, Scottland (upcoming)
2019 ISSP Riga Residency, Latvia 
2016 Nightshift, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, UK
2016 Snehta Residency, Athens, Greece
2015 Artist in Residency, part of Foco/Phoco collective at the Environmental Art Festival Scotland,Kettleton Byer, Dumfries and Galloway

Awards and Grants

2020 Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse
2019 Adlerbertska Stipendiestiftelsen
2019 Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse
2019 Fabrikör JL Eklunds Hantverksstiftelse
2019 Nordic Culture Point Grant
2019 Shortlisted, Athens Photo Festival
2019 Mobility Grant from Nordplus/KUNO for express course on Iceland
2016 The Swedish Art Grants Committee - Bursary for International residency
2015 The Roger Ackling Prize for Photography
2013 Lesley Angus Travel Bursary

2018-2020 MFA Fine Art Photography, Valand Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden 
2019 Making Rituals, Express course, Iceland Academy of Fine Art, Reykjavik, Iceland
2012-2015 BA (Hons), First Class, Fine Art Photography, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland
2013 Exchange Term, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada,
2007 History of Video and Photography Art, Konstfack University College of Arts, Design and Crafts, Stockholm, Sweden

Published / Publications
2018 NOTES Letters to Photography, issue 4 NOTES
2016 Things are left to become concrete, Exhibition Catalogue 
2016 Near Here, Everything Flows press
2015 Fine Art Photography Degree Show Catalogue 
2013 426 White Lies – Part I, Self - Published Artist book
2013 Distil, Exhibition Catalogue 
2008 Untitled, Self – Published Artist book
2008 Aiolos Magazine, publication for literature, theory and aesthetic, no.32-°©‐33, Intimacy, Sweden (https://www.aiolos.info)
2007 MANA Magazine, Sweden (https://tidskriftenmana.se)

 © 2020 by Emma Sandström

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