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

Working with a wide variety of techniques and materials, Rickard makes art works, often in groups of correlated pieces, that stem from his interest and studies of the processes of perception, semiotics, mythology, psychedelics and similar subjects. He also occasionally creates visuals, such as album covers, videos and scenographies to accompany various music projects. 


Ongoing:

"Late Summer Art Show 5", Group show at Galleri Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, Aug 3 - 26, 2018


Upcoming:

2018 September 1st / "Here Comes the Water Works", Group show at Upper Hand Studios, Tritongatan 5, Gothenburg

2018-2019 / Post-grad course "Materialities" at the Royal Art Academy in Stockholm

2020 April - May / Duo-show with Jette Hye Jin Mortensen at c4 Projects, Copenhagen

2020 / Solo Show - 3:e Våningen, Gothenburg


Solo & Duo Shows:
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 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

Grants:
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

Education:
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.

All photos, images and art work on the web site by Rickard Eklund, except where indicated.
© Rickard Eklund 2018

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