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. 



2018-20  MFA Fine Art Photography, Valand Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden

2019         Making Rituals, Express course, Iceland Academy of Fine Art, Reykjavik, Iceland

2012-15   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


Solo// Duo Exhibitions
2021  TBA, Bergsrummet, with
Stefano ContiKonstepidemin,  Gothenburg -upcoming-
2020 I'm forever realising things too latewith
Stefano Conti Galleri Rotor, Gothenburg
2019  Untitled (Vol. 4-5), Monitor Gallery, Gothenburg 
2017  Flatland, with Emer Tumilty, Glasgow Open House Art Festival, Glasgow, Scotland 
2015  GSA Degree Show 2015, Tontine Building, Glasgow, Scotland
2015   Archipelago, Art School, Glasgow, Scotland
2014  Nowhere to be Found, Art School, Glasgow, Scotland

Group Exhibitions

2021 TBA, Galleri Silk -upcoming-

          TBA, Faux Pas, with Stefano Conti  Gothenburg -upcoming-

2020 Member show Bildverkstaden, Viktoriahuset, Gothenburg

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



2020 Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse
2019 Adlerbertska Stipendiestiftelsen 

          Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse
          Fabrikör JL Eklunds Hantverksstiftelse
          Nordic Culture Point Grant
          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

Artist Residencies
2021 Hospitalfield, Scotland -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

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