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ACCENNI / ALLUSIONS – Emma Wieslander – Room #2

28 Dec
December 28, 2015



Emma Wieslander is a Swedish artist based in the UK and Sweden. Exhibitions include On Landscape # 1 at Guest Projects, London (2014), Distracted and Bewildered, Galleri Pictura, Sweden (2013), Kaunas Photo Festival, Lithuania (2012), GSK Contemporary; Art of a Changing World at the Royal Academy of Art, London (2010), Women in Art Photography, Taschen Gallery, London (2010), and deep-north – transmediale 09, Berlin (2009). Her work is included in the collection of Yinka Shonibare and has been published in BON Magazine, Photomonitor, deep north-transmediale 09 and The Collectors Guide to Emerging Art Photography. Recent awards include the Arts Council England Grants for the Arts Award (2014), SWEA London Culture Grant (2014) and Culturefund for Sweden and Finland (2013).



2005 – 2007 Royal College of Art, MA in Fine Art Photography, London, UK

2001 – 2004 Kent Institute of Art and Design, Ba Photography, Rochester, UK


Selected Exhibitions / Screenings

2015 Mijn Vlakke Land (My Flat Country), Foto Museum Antwerp, Belgium

2015 Turtle Salon in the Project Rooms, Screening hosted by the Artist Colony, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden

2015 On Landscape #2, in collaboration with Minna Kantonen and Dafna Talmor, Matèria Gallery, Rome

2014  Turtle Salon in the Forest, Screening hosted by the Artist Colony, Duved, Sweden

2014 The Sunrises, Obsolete Studios Summer Artist Residency Exhibition (solo), The Old Lookout, Broadstairs, UK

2014 On Landscape #1, in collaboration with Minna Kantonen and Dafna Talmor,  Guest Project Space, London, UK

2013 Distracted & Bewildered, exhibition with Sara Bjarland, Galleri Pictura, Lund, Sweden

2013 Cool Stories III, screening, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York, USA

2012 Breathe in Photography, Kaunas Photo Festival, Kaunas, Lithuania

2012 Artists in Residence Exhibition, Galeri Miz, Istanbul, Turkey

2011 Cool Stories III, Artport_making waves, touring screening program, screenings include Film Society of Lincoln Centre, NY, Swiss Architecture Museum, Switzerland

2011 New Work, The Photo Gallery (solo), Bristol, UK

2010 Women in Art Photography, curated by Humble Arts Foundation, Taschen, London, UK

2010 Landscape, The Photo Gallery, Bristol, Uk

2010 God is in the Details, Primo Alonso, London, UK

2010 Nowhere In Peculiar, Five Hundred Dollars, London, Uk

2010 Contemporary Art Ruhr, Galerie Hartmann, Essen, Germany

2010 AA2A, The Camberwell Space, London, UK

2009 Earth: Art of a Changing World, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

2009 Internationale Fotografier II: into LANDSCAPE, Galerie Hartmann, Vienna, Austria

2009 Orange for Autumn, Lorem Ipsum Gallery for Horne and Harvey (solo), London, UK

2009 NOW, Phillips de Pury, London, UK

2009 Contemporary Art Ruhr, Galerie Hartmann, Essen, Germany

2009 Humble Arts Foundation, Online Solo-show, www.humbleartsfoundation.org

2009 transmediale 09 – deep  north, Berlin, Germany

2009 International Film Festival Rotterdam, screening, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2008 Wirklichkeit ist immer anders, Galerie Hartmann, Vienna, Austria

2008 transmediale 09 – deep north, preview screening, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden

2009 Aurora, screening, Norwich, UK

2008 The Museum of Snow, Gallerie Hartmann (solo), Vienna, Austria

2008 A Field of Study, exhibition together with Johanna Laitanen, Galleri Sinne, Helsinki

2008 Right Here, Lorem Ipsum Gallery, London, UK

2008 Anticipation, curated by Catriona Warren & Kay Saatchi, Ultralounge Gallery, London, UK

2008 “00 Nature, Comment Art, London. UK

2008 Where Did You Go, Lorem Ipsum Gallery, London

2008 Work Of Friends We Like Vol.II, screening, Plan B Projects, Amsterdam

2007 Man Group Photography Prize, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2007 Circles and Loops, House Gallery, London, UK

2007 Kinoskipos, screening, Hadspends Gardens, UK

2007 The Great Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2007 Interim Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2006 Prix Leica, Paris

2006 Could be about Landscape, KunstKlub, Berlin, Germany

2006 Interventions/Speculations, The Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2006 Film 9, screening, Arbetets Museum, Norrköping, Sweden

2006 Interim Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2004 Impressions of Humanity, Pargas, Finland

2003 Human Nature, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, UK

2003 Changing Room, Spitalfields Market, London, UK


Grants / Residencies

2015 Kulturfonden för Sverige och Finland, Travel Grant, Sweden

2014 Obsolete Studios Summer Artist Residency at the Old Lookout, Broadstairs, UK

2014 The Arts Council England, grant for the project and exhibition On Landscape #1, UK

2014 SWEA London, Culture grant, London, UK

2013 Bergskraft, Artist residency, Kopparberg, Sweden

2013 Kulturfonden för Sverige och Finland, grant for the exhibition Distracted and Bewildered

2012 Galeri Miz, Artist residency, Istanbul, Turkey

2010 AA2A Artist residency, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK

2006 Nominated for the Helen Chadwick Award, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2006 Critique of the Alps, exchange L’Ecole, Lausanne, Switzerland

2006 Make Poverty History, commission, London-Mozambique

2002/2005 Centre de Sculpture, Artist Residency, Montolieu, France



On Landscape Project

Project together with Minna Kantonen and Dafna Talmor exploring representations of landscape. The first exhibition by On Landscape Project took place throughout March 2014 at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects, London, generously funded by the Arts Council of England. Work in the show included Urban Vistas by Minna Kantonen, Wish You Were Here by Emma Wieslander, Constructed Landscapes by Dafna Talmor and a site-specific installation by invited artist Minna Pöllänen.  www.onlandscapeproject.co.uk


The Artist Colony

The Artist Colony is a place for artists to come together. With no requirement of  ‘producing’ a group of artists meet to talk about art and explore subjects located outside of the trajectory of their own practice. The group meets once per year in different locations. www.theartistcolony.org


Artist Lectures

University of East London, London, UK / University of the Arts, Camberwell, London, UK / London College of Communication, London, UK / Southhampton Solent University, Broadstairs, UK / Ingvar Kamprad Design Centre, Lund Sweden / University for Architecture, Lund, Sweden / University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, UK / Amersham & Wycombe College, London, UK



BURNT. Venice/Rome ( Wish you were here) - Digital C-Print 2015

BURNT. Venice/Rome ( Wish you were here) – Digital C-Print 2015


UNTITLED 4 ( Wish you were here) - Pigment Print 2010

UNTITLED 4 ( Wish you were here) – Pigment Print 2010

Wish You Were Here In Wish You Were Here, the focus is whether it is possible to construct a vastness within the confined space of the studio. The images in this series are built upon the idea of a faltering illusion. If the illusion works at all, it quickly falls apart when inspected closely. The means used for the construction confirms the flaw: a dirty floor, skirting board, and a cord with light bulbs with varying colours and light temperatures. As the images were shot, the actual sun set and the studio gradually darkened, resulting in two parallel sunsets within each image, where the real and the constructed collide. This duality is somewhat an attempt to reflect the spatial experience of the actual moment, enabling the possibility to transport or extend that same space into a space of desire or longing.

Burnt (Rome/Venice)

“In Burnt, Wieslander has used a magnifying glass and sunlight to burn the sun out of a series of sunset photographs. The centre of each image becomes a blind spot, a void. The charred edges of the holes are resolutely anti-illusionary while maintaining a romantic charge. As in the light bulb images, the means of production are clumsy, almost absurd, yet the results are elemental. It is difficult to look at the glow of these impossible, doctored suns without feeling their warmth and power.”

Lucy Soutter