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Katja Larsson (b. 1987) is a Swedish artist based in London. She graduated from The Slade School of Fine Art in 2015 and received her BA(Hons) from The Glasgow School of Art in 2013. The same year she was selected for the Saatchi New Sensations exhibition at Victoria House, London.

 

Larsson’s work has since been exhibited during National Sculpture Prize, Devon, CHART, Copenhagen, MARKET, Stockholm, UCL Art Museum, and Kristin Hjellegjerde, London. In 2017 she was awarded the EIB Institute’s residency Representing the Anthropocene and in 2018 she was presented at Borås Konstmuseum in the exhibition SNITTET. She is represented by Cecilia Hillström Gallery, Stockholm, with her most recent solo show Mythologies in 2019. In 2020, Larsson's work was featured during The Armory Show as a solo presentation with Aicon Contemporary, and the exhibition Shapeshifters at Malmö Konstmuseum. Larsson is currently working on a public sculpture for Uppsala, Sweden, and two upcoming solo exhibitions in 2022.

 

Larsson is represented in the collections of Malmö Konstmuseum, Public Art Agency Sweden, Stockholm County Council, Knivsta and Örebro Municipality, Ståhl Collection, Stockholm School of Economics, AxFast AB and European Investment Bank as well as private collections. 

 

Studies 

2013-2015     MFA Sculpture, The Slade School of Fine Art

2009-2013    BA(Hons) Fine Art Photography, 1st Class Honours, Glasgow School of Art 

2006-2008   Foundation Diploma, Konstskolan Munka

Upcoming

2022    Solo Show, Aicon Contemporary, New York

2022    Solo Show, Cecilia Hillström Gallery, Stockholm

2022    Public Commission, Uppsala 

Solo Exhibitions 

2021      Armory Off Site, Pier 64 Hudson River Park, Aicon Contemporary, New York

2020    The Armory Show, Focus section with Aicon Contemporary, New York

2019     Mythologies, Cecilia Hillström Gallery, Stockholm

2016    The Earth Will Be Buried at Sea, Cecilia Hillström Gallery, Stockholm 

2014     transformers, OK Corral, Copenhagen

2012     Solid Solver, New City Space, Glasgow

2011     Quiet & Loud, The Vic, Glasgow School of Art

 

Group Shows 

2021     Once in a Blue Moon, Cecilia Hillstrom Gallery

              Sanford Vitrine, London

2020    Shapeshifters, Malmö Konstmuseum

              The Wheel of Time, Aicon Contemporary, New York

2019     INTERMEZZO, Cecilia Hillstrom Gallery

              Every Thing Must Go, Assembly Point, London

              Beneath the Beach, Seamless Paving Stones, wrongbiennial

              Used For Glue, Assembly Point, London

2018     CHART Art Fair, Copenhagen with Cecilia Hillstrom Gallery

              Every Thing, Assembly Point, London

              Sculpture Unleashed, Cecilia Hillstrom Gallery/Berg Gallery   

              SNITTET; Borås Konstmuseum

              Market Art Fair, Stockholm

2017      BODY, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London 

              ADP residency exhibition: The Imprint of Man, EIB Luxembourg

              Odds, Assembly Point Studios, London 

2016      Emerged, Julian Page & Joanna Bryant Projects, London

              Gilchrist Fisher Award, Rebecca Hossack, London

              Four For Fore, Bond House Projects, London

2015      Digging Deeper, Julian Page & Joanna Bryant Projects, London

              CAC Trust Award Exhibition, Chelsea Arts Club, London

              Artist Village, Village Green Festival, Southend

              Graduate Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London

              The Other Side, Chelsea Arts Club, London

              Re-launch, UCL Art Museum, London

2014      Slade Print Fair, Woburn Research Centre, London

              Slade Interim Show, Woburn Research Centre, London

              National Sculpture Prize, Broomhill Sculpture Park 

              depres deprest, Rock Room, UCL, London

              Second Person Looking Out, UCL Art Museum, London

2013      Saatchi New Sensations Exhibition, Victoria House, London

              GSA Degree Show, The Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow

              Everyday White, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

2011      f/32, The Glue Factory, Glasgow 

2010     thirtyseven, The Newbery Tower, Glasgow School of Art

2008    fotosyntes, Sofiero Castle, Helsingborg

              Meteor, Cali Contemporaneo, New Mexico

 

Public commissions

2021-2022       Uppsala Stora Torget, Public Sculpture

2019-2020      Örebro Bostäder, Public Sculptures

2017-2019       Trails and Tales, Public Sculptures for East Dunbartonshire Culture and Leisure

2017       Axfast Skeppsbron, Stockholm

2014      Broomhill Sculpture Park

 

Awards

2021     Karin & Gösta Rittner Stipend, Royal Art Academy, Sweden

2019     London Creative Network, Tailored project support from SPACE/European Union

2018     Two Year Working Grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

2017     ADP Residency: The Imprint of Man - Representing the Anthropocene, EIB Institute, Luxembourg

2016     One Year Working Grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

             Helge Ax:son Johnson Scholarship

             The Artist Fund Bursary, Artquest

             The Swedish Arts Grants Committee Travel Bursary

2015     Land Securities Studio Award

2014     Chelsea Arts Club Trust Award

             Helge Ax:son Johnson Scholarship

             Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England 

             Finalist, National Sculpture Prize, Broomhill Sculpture Park

2013     Shortlisted for the Saatchi New Sensations prize 2013

             Shortlisted for the Absolut Prize at Saatchi New Sensations 2013

 

Collections

Malmö Konstmuseum

EIB Institute, Luxembourg

AxFast AB, Stockholm

Stockholm School of Economics

Public Art Agency Sweden

Stockholm County Council

Broomhill Sculpture Park

Knivsta Municipality

Örebro Municipality

Private Collections in UAE, New York, Denmark, Sweden

 

Publications

SNITTET, Borås Konstmuseum 2018, catalogue text by Sinziana Ravini

OEI # 75 - 76: NATURBEGREPPET [EKOEI], Stockholm 2017

Re-launch, UCL Art Museum 2015

Everyday White, Good Press 2013

Studio, Clydeside Press 2013

Things, 2011

 

Press

New York Art Fairs Are Returning, Eyes Open and Fingers Crossed, nytimes.com

Wall Street International 

Antikens Gudar Lever Kvar i Vår Samtida Motorkultur, SR P1

Vardagliga Föremål Laddas Med Antika Myter, svd.se

Ett Stycke Konstnärlig Arkeologi Från Framtiden, expressen.se

Narrativ Vägran, kunstkritikk

Snittets Remsa i Borås

Snittet Skapar en Glipa i Verkligheten

Fyra Konstnärer i Gränssnittet

Facets of the Female Gaze: "Body," a Group Exhibition at Kristin Hjellegjerde, London

The Earth Will Be Buried at Sea, aqnb.com

Collecting the Emerging: UCL Art Museum

Future New Sensations: Saatchi's Frieze Week Collaboration Opens In London

Michelle Grabner, Guest Curator Collection, Saatchi Art Magazine 

 

Teaching

Konstskolan Munka - Guest teacher

The Other MA - Casting workshop 

Assembly Point Studios - Casting workshops/1-2-1s

 

All documentation by Katja Larsson unless otherwise stated