Rickard Eklund (*1987 Stockholm, Sweden) 
Lives and works in Gothenburg.


2019 September 6 - October 27 / Cross Worlds (GIBCA Extended) at 3:e Våningen, Gothenburg


2020 April - May / Duo-show Post-secular Reflections II at c4 Projects, Copenhagen

2020 April / Solo Show at 3:e Våningen, Gothenburg

Solo & Duo Shows:

2018 Here Comes the Water WorksUpper Hand, Gothenburg

2017 Never Again  (with John Salquist), GIBCA Extended, Upper Hand, Gothenburg

2017 Lågvattenmärken, Rehab-shop gallery, Gothenburg

2015 Unknot Knowledge – Hollows & Solids, Gallery BOX, Gothenburg

2014 Why Would a Water Vein Need to Find a Place to Die?, Gallery Rotor 1, Gothenburg

2014 Everywhere Baboons!, Gallery Konstepidemin - Bergrummet, Gothenburg

2012 T2IMIT9O or: Gio’s Dream of an Art Show Transformed Into a White Flame, Gallery Rotor 2

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2018 Velvet Ropes, Crum Heaven, Stockholm

2018 Late Summer Art Show 5, Galleri Konstepidemin, Gothenburg

2016 CYNETART, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden

2016 Forårsudstillningen, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

2015 Reconstructing the Archive - Video Art at Valand 1985-2015, A-venue, Gothenburg

2014 Textile Sounds, Borås Textilmuseum, Borås

2014 HOPE: Tourist Center, Ställbergs Gruva, Ställberg

2014 Fast Forward, Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg

2014 Zonen, Gothenburg International Film Festival, Pustervik, Gothenburg

2013 Lost In Space, Vita Havet - Konstfack, Stockholm

2013 DOPET, Ställbergs Gruva, Ställberg

2013 BOS: Seeking Space, Brooklyn, New York

2013 Valand Spring Exhibition, Gothenburg

2013 As if Silence(s), Tjolöholms Slott, Kungsbacka

2013 ESKAPISM, Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg

2013 (In) The Belly of the Whale, GalleryRotor 1, Gothenburg

2012 Whose Salon, Gallery Rotor 1,Gothenburg

2012 Bachelorette Rose Ceremony, Kungsportsavenyn 31-35, Gothenburg

2012 PAINTING FOR REAL, Östergötlands Länsmuseum, Linköping

2012 Valand Fanzines and Artist books, Galleri Vända Sida, Linköping

2012 KUNG FU ART SCHOOL, Rotor 2,Gothenburg

2011 Valand Spring Exhibition, Valand School of Fine Arts, Gothenburg

2011 Superbia Luxuria, Wanda’s/Videolook, Gothenburg 

2011 The Polyshow, Gallery Rotor 2, Gothenburg

2010 Do what you have to do with the leftovers, Gallery Rotor 2, Gothenburg

2010 Valand Spring Exhibition, Valand School of Fine Arts, Gothenburg

2009 Drawing so far, Teckningsmuseet, Laholm

Scenography & Installation:

2017 Ensemble Makadam - Durationer, Gothenburg Concert Hall

2016 Ensemble Makadam - Durationer, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm

2016 Opening Party, Gothenburg Dance and Theater Festival

2015 Ensemble Makadam - Durationer, Khimaira, Stockholm

2015 Palmarum del 2, Palmhuset, Gothenburg

2014 1987 - Popaganda Festival, Göta Källare, Stockholm

2014 1987 - Gothenburg Film Studios, Way Out West Festival, Gothenburg

2013 Xenia Kriisin, Stora Teatern, Gothenburg


2018 One-year Working Grant from The Swedish Art Council

2016 The Swedish Art Council Assistant Stipend, assisting artist Haris Epaminonda in Berlin

2014 Project grant PRONTO from The City of Gothenburg

2014 Familjen Wikanders Foundation Stipend recipient

2013 Grafikens Hus - Ann-Margret Lindells Stipend recipient

2013 Nominated for the “Gothenburg Price”, in the Art category, by Nöjesguiden Magazine

2012 Artist Assistant at dOCUMENTA13 in Kassel, Germany, assisting artist Tarek Atoui


2018 – 2019 Royal Art Academy, Post-master course "Materialities", Stockholm

2012 – 2014 Valand Academy, Master of Fine Arts, Gothenburg

2009 – 2012 Valand Academy, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Gothenburg

2007 – 2009 Gerlesborgsskolan, Stockholm

2006 – 2007 Nyckelviksskolan, Colour/Form & Crafts, Stockholm

Current board member since 2016 of artist-run Galleri BOX, Kastellgatan 10, Gothenburg and acting Convener (on behalf of Gallery BOX) of the Iaspis-group, Gothenburg.

All photos, images and artwork on this website by Rickard Eklund, except where indicated.
© Rickard Eklund 2019

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