Conny Karlsson Lundgren

Term: February – April 2019

“Nordic-Leipzig” Stipendiary of the Goethe-Institut


Conny Karlsson Lundgren (b. Västervik, Sweden) is a visual artist currently based in Stockholm. He is fascinated by the ephemeral, seemingly temporary traces and moments that together form a larger context. Karlsson Lundgren holds an MFA in Fine Arts from Valand Academy in Gothenburg SE. 2013 he participated in the IASPIS Studio Residency Program in Stockholm and during 2014—2015 he was enrolled at the Van Eyck Post Academic Studio Research Program in Maastricht NL. In recent years his work has been exhibited in diverse contexts such as Moderna Museet Malmö, Extra City Kunsthal Antwerp, Gothenburg Art Museum, Kunsthall Nikolaj Copenhagen and TriBeCA Film Center NYC. He recently had solo exhibitions at Haninge Konsthall, Gallery Box Gothenburg and Kalmar Art Museum.


2014—2015 Post Academic Studio Research Program, Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht NL
1998—2003 Fine Art MFA, Valand Academy of Fine Arts, Gothenburg SE
2000 Kanazawa Art College, Kanazawa JP
1996—1998 Visual Communication, Denmarks Design School, Copenhagen DK

Artist Residencies

2016 Royal Academy of Arts Studio Residency, Cité des Artes. Paris FR
FAIR: Fabrikken for Kunst og Design, Copenhagen DK
2014—2015 Van Eyck Academie Studio Research Program, Maastricht NE
2014 The Aleanca Unstraight Art Residency, Tirana AL
2013 IASPIS: Project and Studio Residency, Stockholm SE
2010 Västra Götaland Studio Residency Atelierhaus Mengerzeile, Berlin DE
2006 NIFCA: Nordic Air Residencies, Helsinki FI

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 Sentences/Sensations, Sandviken Konsthall, Sandviken SE [upcoming]
2016 Gesture/Labour/Leisure, Haninge Konsthall, Stockholm SE
The Spheres, Gallery Box Gothenburg SE
2015 Anna AS2156, Skövde Art Museum, Skövde SE
2014 Y’all Better Quiet Down!, Gallery Svilova, Gothenburg SE
The Aleanca Unstraight Art Residency [with Have It],
Stockholm County Museum, Stockholm SE/Gallery Zeta Tirana AL.
2013 The Sylvia Fractions, Kalmar Art Museum, Kalmar SE
In Dialogue with the Collections [with Helga Steppan]
Gothenburg Art Museum, Gothenburg SE
2012 Limp Wrist, Alingsås Konsthall, Alingsås SE
2010 Thema Frau (project space), Gallery September, Berlin DE
Without a Cause, Galleri 54, Göteborg SE
Not Gay as in Happy but Queer as in Fuck You! [with Line S. Karlström]
Gallery Goloss, Köpenhamn DK
2008 I Am Other (Candy & Me), Gallery Sprinkler, Öland SE

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Rhythm is a Dancer, Huset for Kunst og Design, Holstebro DK
Out of Focus, Gallery Verbeeck-Van Dyck, Antwerp BE [upcoming]
2017 Public Movement: On Art, Politics and Dance, Moderna Museet, Malmö SE
Legitimate Rehearsals, D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig DE
Borderlands, Inbetween Spaces, Precipicies, [public commission]
The Prison Museum of Sweden, Gävleborg County SE
2016 The Image Generator II, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerpen BE
The White House, Västerbotten Museum, Umeå SE
A Dream of the Collection, Kalmar Art Museum, Kalmar SE
Videogud, Gävleborg, Uppsala, Dalarna SE
Where Dreams Cross, Tempo Documentary Film Festival, Stockholm SE
2015 VAEFF 2015, TriBeCa Film Center, New York US
FOKUS 2015, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen DK
Autostrada Biennale, Prizren KV
Norm.Alt., Norrtälje Konsthall, Norrtälje SE
Open Studios, Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht NL
Where Dreams Cross, Hilton Slussen, Stockholm SE
2014 Informal Minds, Elbasan AL
… do delay, Pick Nick Works, Nicosia CY
2014 Corpus Lingua, Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht NL
Norm.Alt., Skövde Konsthall, Skövde SE
2013 Open Studios, IASPIS Stockholm SE
New Aquisitions, Gothenburg Art Museum, Gothenburg SE
2012 Virtual Realities, Kino Central, Berlin DE
2011 Untold Stories, Tallinna Kunstihoone, Tallinn EE
2010 HÄR/HERE II, Kalmar Art Museum, Kalmar SE
Lost and Found: Queerying the Archive, Bildmuseet, Umeå SE
Are You Coming To?, Gallery September/Knoth & Krüger, Berlin D
2009 Lost and Found: Queerying the Archive. Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen DK
Photography Now: A Small Part of the World [biennale],
CFF: Centre for Film & Photography, Stockholm SE/EESC, Brussels BE
2008 Towards Evening Brecht Found Me in the Garden Reading Capital [with P.U],
The 5th Berlin Biennale, Berlin DE
ADAF, 4th Athens Video Art Festival, Athens GR
Privilege Walk,Teater Lilith, Malmö SE
2007 The Long Distance Runner: The Production Unit Archive [with P.U],
Den Frie Udstillingsbygning/Centre for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen DK
Chto Delat?/What Has To Be Done? [with P.U]
Documenta XII Magazine project, Documenta XII, Kassel DE


2018 Aase & Richard Björklunds Foundation/Malmö Art Museum
IASPIS: The Swedish Art Grants Committee’s grant for cultural exchange
2017 IASPIS: The Swedish Art Grants Committee’s grant for cultural exchange
2016 The Swedish Art Grants Committee’s two year working grant
IASPIS: The Swedish Art Grants Committee’s grant for cultural exchange
2015 IASPIS: The Swedish Art Grants Committee’s grant for cultural exchange
2014 Van Eyck Academie Project and Studio Research Grant one year
2013 IASPIS: Project and Studio Residency
Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundation
2012 Reaktor Syd Film Production Support
Wilhelm & Martina Lundgren Foundation
2010 The Swedish Art Grants Committee’s two year working grant
IASPIS: The Swedish Art Grants Committee’s grant for cultural exchange
Gothenburg Pronto Project Support
2008 Stiftelsen Längmanska Foundation kulturfonden,
Gothenburg Culture Grant
2006 The Swedish Art Grants Committee’s one year working grant


Gothenburg Art Museum, Kalmar Art Museum, Skövde Art Museum, Swedish Public Art Foundation, Haninge Region Art
Collection, Gävleborg County Art Collection and private collections.

Collective and Collaborations

2005—2008 The Production Unit: a collective of artists engaged in a discussion on the intersection of politics and aesthetics. The collective arranged events such as Slowly learning to Survive the Desire to Simplify —a symposium on Critical Documents, 2006 (supported by NIFCA & IASPIS), exhibitions such as The Long Distance Runner at Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, 2007 and the performative reading group Toward evening Brecht found me in the garden reading Capital, as part of the 5th Berlin Biennale, 2008.
Members: Kajsa Dahlberg, Runo Lagomarsino, Conny Karlsson Lundgren, Sara Jordenö, Petra Bauer, Ditte Lyngkaer Pedersen, Nanna Debois-Buhl, Johanna Gustafson and Ylva Westerlund.
2014—2015 Knowledge is a Does: An intimate theory based reading group interested in the formation and perpetuation of the subjectivity of communities and individuals. The collective embraced knowledge as material, considering its dissemination, movement, points of connection and network potential.
During 2015 a series of events, Disassemblies (1–6) was arranged in different places in
the Netherlands. Members: Alexis Blake, Ellen C. Feiss, Toon Fibbe, Ilke Gers, Conny Karlsson Lundgren, Hana Miletic, Karisa Senavitis, Kym Ward and Katharina Zimmerhackl.