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Past Exhibitions

Loulou Cherinet / State Design
2023-10-13 2024-04-07

Drawing inspiration from historical panorama painting and 360-degree storytelling.

Performance Autumn
2023-09-30 2023-11-19

New performances created by artists from the north of Sweden exclusively for Bildmuseet.

Mandana Moghaddam / Woman Life Freedom
2023-09-16 2024-04-07

Communication between people, migration, feminism, and art's ability to bridge cultural boundaries.

Down North / Contemporary Art in the Arctic
2023-05-26 2024-01-14

Down North / Contemporary Art in the Arctic presents a cross-section of contemporary art in the Arctic area.

Swedish Picture Book of the Year
2023-05-26 2023-10-22

Exhibition of the best Swedish picture book of 2022: Såret [The Wound] by Emma AdBåge.

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / I Cut across the Stream
2023-05-26 2023-08-20

The degree show at Bildmuseet is the culmination of five years of study in fine art.

The TV Trampoline
2022-10-21 2023-01-29

Artists and writers have created works inspired by children's programs between 1965 and 1985.

Performance Weekend
2022-09-16 2022-09-17

Bildmuseet presents a weekend with performance art inside, outside, and around Bildmuseet.

Nancy Holt, Sun Tunnels, 1973-76
Nancy Holt / Inside Outside
2022-06-17 2023-01-29

Inside Outside is the most ambitious presentation ever of Holt´s multifaceted artistic oeuvre.

Mats Jonsson / Still Sámi
2022-06-17 2023-01-29

Mats Jonsson compiles the traces of Sápmi and places them side by side with his own drawings at Bildmuseet.

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Live is Life
2022-04-29 2022-05-15

The exhibition marks the end of five years of studies in Fine Arts and a period of intense research and work.

Eva Koťátková / What Does a Turtle Feel Through the Carapace?
2022-04-08 2022-09-04

Empathy and the ability to put oneself in the situation of others is the theme of Eva Koťátková's exhibition.

Swedish Picture Book of the Year
2022-03-19 2022-10-23

Original illustrations for Pija Lindenbaum's Vitvivan och Gullsippan – Swedish Picture Book of the Year 2021.

Iwo Myrin / Memories from the Taiga
2021-11-27 2022-04-17

Iwo Myrin’s motifs are drawn from the taiga, the geographical zone dominated by coniferous forest.

Zanele Muholi
2021-11-27 2022-05-08

Zanele Muholi (b. 1972, Durban, Sydafrika) is one of the most acclaimed photographers working today.

Bouchra Khalili / Stories within Stories
2021-10-16 2022-03-06

Bouchra Khalili's works contain stories about citizenship, colonialism, racism, vulnerability and resistance.

Architectures of Transition
2021-06-19 2022-04-03

The exhibition presents Nordic architects and projects that represent a shift in contemporary architecture.

Zineb Sedira
2021-06-19 2021-10-24

Zineb Sedira's solo exhibition at Bildmuseet talks about culture and resistance; time, place and identity.

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / In an Exceptional Time
2021-05-08 2021-05-23

The Academy of Fine Arts' degree exhibition at Bildmuseet marks the end of five years of studies in Fine Arts.

Peter Öhrnell / Paintings
2021-04-24 2021-11-07

Motifs at the interface between nature and culture, the zone in which the human habitat is shaped.

Swedish Picture Book of the Year
2021-03-20 2021-09-26

"Kom dagen, kom natten" has been named Swedish Picture Book of the Year. Exhibition at Bildmuseet.

Naeem Mohaiemen / Jole Dobe Na
2021-02-20 2021-09-05

Naeem Mohaiemen’s film Jole Dobe Na (Those Who Do Not Drown) is a dreamlike story of loss and care.

Naeem Mohaiemen / Two Meetings and a Funeral
2021-02-20 2022-01-30

In the video work Two Meetings and a Funeral, Naeem Mohaiemen takes us back to the global political events...

Ground Control
2020-09-27 2021-04-11

The exhibition Ground Control explores connections between plants, politics and history.

Swedish Picture Book of the Year / Marathon
2020-08-27 2020-11-29

Marathon has been named the Swedish picture book of the year 2019 and will be honoured with the national...

Faith Ringgold
2020-08-27 2021-01-10

Throughout her artistic life, Faith Ringgold has been inspired by the civil rights movement and feminism.

Larissa Sansour / Heirloom
2020-08-27 2021-04-11

Larissa Sansour takes us to a dystopic future where the Earth has undergone an ecological collapse.

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Tools For The Future
2020-05-01 2020-05-17

Tools for the Future was planned to mark the end of five years of studies in free art and a period...

Design Matters
2019-11-15 2020-04-05

Design Matters presents objects and technologies that may soon become part of our everyday lives.

Ann Edholm / Tounge on the Tip
2019-11-15 2020-04-12

Ann Edholm wants her paintings to be experienced as an encounter with a human being, direct and physical.

Grada Kilomba / A World of Illusions
2019-10-11 2020-03-08

In Grada Kilomba’s film trilogy Illusions we encounter the well-known fables of Narcissus and Echo.

Animalesque / Art Across Species and Beings
2019-06-14 2019-10-20

The exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of artworks - film and video, drawing.

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Meanwhile
2019-05-03 2019-05-19

The Academy of Fine Arts Master exhibition is the final exhibition of a two-year long process of intensive...

Carl Johan De Geer / The Big Misconception
2019-04-12 2019-09-15

Innovative, provocative and brilliantly versatile.

Swedish Picture Book of the Year / Come Home Laila
2019-03-15 2019-09-08

In springtime every year, a jury selects the best Swedish picture book amongst last year's releases...

Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination
2018-11-16 2019-04-07

Black holes, dark matter, gravity, space, time and motion – these are phenomena that fascinate scientists...

Ângela Ferreira / Pan African Unity Mural
2018-11-16 2019-05-19

Artist Ângela Ferreira (b. 1958 i Maputo/Mozambique and now based in Lisbon) focuses on traces...

William Kentridge / The Refusal of Time
2018-10-12 2019-03-17

The Refusal of Time is an evocative meditation on the nature of time. With allusions to Einstein's...

Room for Performance / Shift
2018-09-07 2018-09-09

Over an intense weekend at Bildmuseet and Norrlandsoperan, we fill our rooms with tought-provoking...

Jochen Lempert / Sudden Spring
2018-06-15 2018-10-21

Jochen Lempert (f. 1958, Germany) is a trained biologist and has been working as an artist since...

2018-06-15 2018-10-21

The works in Eco-Visionaries present alternative approaches to, and ideas about the relationship...

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / C.R.E.A.M.
2018-05-04 2018-05-20

This year’s exhibition by graduate students from the master’s programme at the Academy of Fine...

John Akomfrah / Purple
2018-04-13 2018-09-16

British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah creates his most ambitious piece to date – an immersive...

Swedish Picture Book of the Year
2018-03-16 2018-09-09

Fågeln i mig flyger vart den vill [The Bird Within Flies Wherever It Wants] by Sara Lundberg is named...

Dada is Dada
2017-11-17 2018-05-20

Dada is Dada presents paintings, drawings, documents, photography, collages, objects, sound recordings...

Do Ho Suh / Passages
2017-11-17 2018-02-15

Artist Do Ho Suh investigates architecture as both physical and psychological rooms. In the large...

Amar Kanwar / The Sovereign Forest
2017-10-20 2018-03-11

In The Sovereign Forest, artist and film maker Amar Kanwar tells a story of exploitation and its...

Ana Mendieta / Covered in Time and History
2017-06-18 2017-10-22

Blood, fire, earth, water and her own body - Ana Mendieta's poetic and striking works from the 1970s...

Roger Metto / Cryosphere
2017-05-20 2017-10-29

In a certain sense, Roger Metto is a landscape painter. His imagery, however, has both representative...

Jumana Emil Abboud / The Horse, the Bird, the Tree and the Stone
2017-05-20 2017-09-17

Inspired by Palestinian folklore, Jumana Emil Abboud (b. 1971, Galilee) imparts new interpretations...

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Fool's Gold
2017-05-06 2017-05-21

This year’s exhibition by graduate students from the master’s programme at the Umeå Academy...

Swedish Picture Book of the Year
2017-03-17 2017-10-08

The picture book Djur som ingen sett utom vi [Animals No One Has Seen Except Us] by illustrator...

Perpetual Uncertainty
2016-10-02 2017-04-16

An extensive exhibition of contemporary art in the nuclear anthropocene exploring the complexity...

Room for Performance
2016-09-13 2016-10-01

In collaboration with Vita Kuben, Bildmuseet invites to a rich programme of performance art. It offers...

Fouad Elkoury / The Greatest Day
2016-06-12 2016-09-05

In the video installation Le plus beau jour [The Greatest Day], photographer and film-maker Fouad...

Saara Ekström / Alchemy
2016-06-12 2016-09-05

Life and death, blooming and withering, attraction and repulsion challenge each other in Saara Ekström's...

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Digging for Fire
2016-05-07 2016-05-22

This year’s exhibition by the graduate students from the master programme at Umeå Academy of...

Charles and Ray Eames
2016-04-17 2016-09-05

Charles and Ray Eames are among the most influential designers of the 20th century. Together they...

Swedish Picture Book of the Year
2016-03-20 2016-08-28

The picture book "Småkrypsboll" [Bugball] by Tove Pierrou and Joanna Hellgren is recognised as...

Julio Le Parc / Lumière
2015-11-22 2016-04-17

Julio Le Parc experiments with the experience of art and its environment. Using simple, reflective...

Nisrine Boukhari / Wanderism is a State of Mind
2015-11-22 2015-03-27

Nisrine Boukhari’s art is inspired by psychogeography: theories about how geographical Environments...

The World was Flat
2015-11-22 2016-03-27

The world was flat, now it's round, and it will be a hologram. The exhibition The World was Flat shows...

John Akomfrah / Vertigo Sea
2015-10-25 2016-01-17

John Akomfrah's new three-screen film installation Vertigo Sea forms a meditation on man’s relationship...

Mien Meo Mieng / Contemporary Art from Vietnam
2015-06-14 2015-11-01

The group exhibition Mien Meo Mieng presents video, painting, sculpture and installations by 14...

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Between the Devil and the Deep Sea
2015-05-16 2015-05-31

The annual graduation exhibition of the students from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. After five years...

Swedish Picture Book of the Year
2015-03-15 2015-08-30

The award for the best Swedish picture book of the year recognises the picture book as an artistic...

The Spaces Between
2015-02-22 2015-05-31

The Spaces Between addresses the social and economic reality that has taken shape in Cuba in recent...

Uglycute / Hamnmagasinet
2014-11-22 2014-12-07

During autumn 2014, the artists and architects collective Uglycute worked together with a group...

Campanas / Woods
2014-11-02 2015-02-08

The Brazilian design duo Fernando and Humberto Campana are known for their colourful, wilful...

Anders Sunna / Area Infected
2014-11-02 2015-02-01

For his painting, Anders Sunna gathers subject matter from history and his personal experience...

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer / A Draft of Shadows
2014-11-02 2015-04-26

Artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer works with robot-controlled light and sound, radio waves, motion...

Geir Tore Holm / Fughetta
2014-10-12 2015-02-01

During the dark season, Geir Tore Holm presents a work of light in the Bildmuseet entrance hall...

FFB / Searching for Smooth Space
2014-09-07 2014-11-02

The Norwegian architect collective Felleskapsprosjektet å Fortette Byen works on location-specific...

Right is Wrong
2014-06-08 2014-10-12

The exhibition Right is Wrong / Four Decades of Chinese Art from the M+ Sigg Collection presents...

Carola Grahn / Vidderna ropa
2014-05-25 2014-09-07

This natural environment has taken over the terrace outside of Bildmuseet. There stands a dying pine...

Liselotte Wajstedt / The Lost One
2014-05-25 2014-09-07

In the installation The Lost One, Liselotte Wajstedt creates a tender narrative about her grandmother...

Contemporary Self-Portraits
2014-05-08 2014-06-08

Over a period of two years Bildmuseet has collaborated with Colleges of Art in Estonia, Finland, Ireland...

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Cultural Capital
2014-05-03 2014-05-18

Bildmuseet has a long tradition of hosting the exhibition of the graduating master class from Umeå Academy...

Per Enoksson / The Forest in Me
2014-03-30 2014-06-15

Per Enoksson artistry includes both figurative and non-figurative art, and he is also working to develop...

Shahzia Sikander / Parallax
2014-03-30 2014-05-18

Bildmuseet is proud to present the first solo exhibition of Shahzia Sikander’s work in Scandinavia...

Swedish Picture Book of the Year
2014-03-16 2014-05-14

Anna Höglund's Om detta talar man endast med kaniner (Topics of which you only speak with rabbits) ...

Marja Helander / Silence
2014-02-23 2014-04-27

Marja Helander's works often revolve around her own identity in the borderland between Finnish...

Katarina Pirak Sikku / Nammaláhpán
2014-01-31 2014-04-20

Can sorrow be inherited? This is the question that artist Katarina Pirak Sikku asks in her Project...

Leonor Fini / Pourquoi pas?
2014-01-31 2014-05-11

Leonor Fini began her career in 1930s Paris, where she was part of the circle of the surrealists and...

Andreas Johansson / Place Position
2014-01-19 2014-02-16

Andreas Johansson's images of desolate, abandoned places, environments that we all feel that we recognize...

Thilo Frank /
2014-01-19 2014-03-16

Thilo Frank's poetic and playful installations givs the viewer an opportunity to explore their experiences...

Stéphane Couturier
2013-11-24 2014-01-05

Since the early 1990s, Stéphane Couturier has photographed buildings in large cities. He sees the...

Theatrical Fields
2013-09-29 2014-01-05

Theatrical Fields explores theatricality in performance, film and video. The exhibition presents video...

Owl Project
2013-08-15 2013-09-15

Inspired by woodwork, hobby electronics and open source technology Owl Project creates innovative...

Jacob Hashimoto / Superabundant Atmosphere
2013-06-02 2013-10-13

Jacob Hashimoto’s artwork embodies his fascination with the intersections of painting and sculpture...

Agnès Varda
2013-06-02 2013-08-18

Already with her first film, Agnès Varda (b. 1928) established herself as an important figure in French...

Felice Varini / Nine Arcs Dancing
2013-05-19 2014-01-05

Felice Varini uses architecture and the space he is in as a starting point when creating his site-specific...

Comics of the North
2013-05-18 2013-10-13

Comic books are an independent artistic expression that combines literature, art and visual storytelling….

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Farewell, my Lovely
2013-05-04 2013-05-19

Bildmuseet has a long tradition of arranging an annual exhibition for the graduating class from the...

Swedish Picture Book of the Year / Molly & Sus
2013-03-16 2013-05-05

Klara Persson’s Molly & Sus has been named the best Swedish picture book of 2012...

Reynier Leyva Novo / El polvo, la sangre, el sueño común
2013-02-24 2013-05-26

With a great interest in the history of his country, Reynier Leyva Novo explores, questions and stages...

Rawiya / She who tells a story
2013-02-24 2013-05-19

Rawiya is a group of female photographers from the Middle East that work on the subject of human...

Soviet Mythology in Latvian Art
2013-01-27 2013-04-21

Soviet Mythology in Latvian Art is an exhibition of paintings and sculptures from the period 1945-1985....

Daniel Canogar / Quadratura
2013-01-27 2013-04-21

The rapid technical development of the film medium is an inspiration for the Spanish artist Daniel Canogar...

Signs of Conflict
2012-12-16 2013-02-03

The exhibition Signs of Conflict displays political posters that were produced by the various factions...

Threads / A Mobile Sewing Circle
2012-12-15 2013-01-06

Threads / A Mobile Sewing Circle is an exhibition and workshop created by its participants. The exhibition...

Eve Morgenstern / Facades of Crises
2012-11-18 2013-01-20

Over the past two years photographer and filmmaker Eve Morgenstern has been working for the...

2012-11-18 2013-02-10

Communitas provides examples of artists’ and architects’ visionary ideas about possible future cities...

Francesco Jodice / Spectaculum Spectatoris
2012-11-16 2012-12-09

Spectaculum Spectatorisis the archive of Italian artist Fracesco Jodices of today’s museum visitors...

Henning Larsen Architects
2012-10-28 2012-11-25

Danish Henning Larsen Architects has offices in several cities and projects in over twenty locations..

Dayanita Singh / The adventures of a photographer
2012-10-14 2013-01-13

Dayanita Singh is one of India’s most influential photographers. Her magical visual essays are now...

Nanna Johansson / Comics
2012-10-14 2012-12-02

In her satirical images and texts Nanna Johansson pokes fun at stereotypical gender roles and ideals...

Disobedience Archive / The Parliament
2012-06-20 2012-09-09

Disobedience Archive (The Parliament) is a user’s guide to the geography of civil disobedience, from...

Björn Berg / Not a Day Without a Line Drawn
2012-06-20 2012-09-02

Björn Berg (1923-2008) is the artist behind some of Sweden's best known and most beloved book...

Kirunatopia / In the Shadows of the Future
2012-06-20 2020-10-28

A group exhibition of artworks emerging from the diverse and transforming location of Kiruna, the...

Mario Merz / What Is to Be Done
2012-06-20 2012-09-30

Mario Merz was associated with Arte Povera, a group of Italian artists in the 1960s who turned away...

Umeå Institute of Design / What if ...
2012-05-19 2012-06-06

Umeå Institute of Design's exhibition What if ... is about collaboration, innovation, user-centered...

Umeå School of Architecture / Work in Progress
2012-05-19 2012-06-06

In the exhibition Work in Progress, Umeå School of Architecture gives an insight into how structure...

Swedish Picture Book of the Year / Eva Lindström's Apan och jag
2012-05-19 2012-06-10

Eva Lindström’s Apan och jag [Monkey and Me] received the honorable mention as best Swedish...

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Twenty Twelve (as we know it)
2012-05-19 2012-06-06

Twenty Twelve (As We Know It) is the title of Umeå Academy of Fine Arts’ graduation exhibition 2012....

Bildmuseet 30 Years!
2011-09-25 2011-11-20

For 30 years Bildmuseet has produced and shown lots of big, small, wonderful, challenging and high...

Tracey Rose / Waiting for God
2011-09-25 2011-11-20

Waiting for God is the South African artist's first large scale solo exhibition with a selection of works...

Spare Time
2011-06-06 2011-09-04

The Spare Time exhibition explores the concept of spare time and the impact of recreational activities…

Edith Marie Pasquier / 13 983 birds
2011-06-06 2011-09-04

London based artist Edith Marie Pasquier works with moving image, photography, sound and text...

Everybody is Entitled to Security
2011-06-06 2011-09-04

The exhibition is the result of the second year of the Kulturverket project Where's the Art in Research?

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Degree Exhibitions 2011
2011-05-07 2011-05-22

Once again the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts fills Bildmuseet with two degree exhibition shows. In...

See Chemistry
2011-02-19 2011-04-25

Nature and life's smallest building blocks often form beautiful patterns. The images are also an important...

Walid Raad / Miraculous Beginnings
2011-02-19 2011-04-25

Bildmuseet presents the first major Swedish exhibition of US-Lebanese artist, Walid Raad. One of...

The new Bildmuseet at Umeå Arts Campus
2010-12-04 2011-01-30

In the spring of 2012 Bildmuseet will move to a new building situated on Umeå Arts Campus by the Umeå river...

Ingo Vetter / Motor Show
2010-11-21 2011-01-30

For the last ten years Ingo Vetter has visited Detroit regularly for research, artistic production...

Anneli Furmark / Mindmap
2010-11-21 2011-01-30

A modest still life is often the starting point in Anneli Furmark’s watercolour paintings...

Sara Jordenö / Diamond people – Instructions for a Film
2010-11-21 2011-01-30

The diamond factory in Robertsfors is the starting point in Sara Jordenö's project Diamond People...

Zineb Sedira / Under the Sky and Over the Sea
2010-09-19 2010-10-31

Dreamlike imagery and elaborate soundscapes characterize the work visual artist Zineb Sedira...

eNORMt – a Photo Project
2010-06-20 2010-07-04

The exhibition eNORMt is the result of an educational project that has been going on during the spring...

Everybody is Entitled
2010-06-06 2010-09-05

What’s important for your life to be a good life? Kulturverket asked children in Sweden and Italy and...

Pia Arke / Tupilakosaurus
2010-06-06 2010-09-05

With the premature death of Greenlandic-Danish artist Pia Arke (1958-2007), the Nordic region lost...

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Degree Exhibitions 2010
2010-05-08 2010-05-23

The Master’s Programme of Fine Arts exhibition Making Public presents the works of the newly...

Liselott Wajstedt / Árvas och Faces
2010-03-06 2010-03-14

Árvas - A woman finds colourful companionship on her drive through the bleak and magical landscape...

Lost and Found – Queerying the Archive
2010-01-31 2010-04-25

How can we create an archive of the private memories of gender, love and sexuality that have been...

Maria Miesenberger
2009-10-04 2010-01-17

This autumn Bildmuseet is offering a large-scale presentation of the work of Maria Miesenberger...

Open Source Embroidery
2009-06-06 2009-09-20

The Open Source Embroidery exhibition presents artworks that use embroidery and code as a tool...

Oscar Muñoz
2009-06-06 2009-09-20

Oscar Muñoz is internationally recognized and one of today’s most prominent artists from the Americas...

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Degree Exhibitions 2009
2009-05-10 2009-05-24

Once again, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts fills Bildmuseet with two graduation exhibitions: the Master’s...

Magnus Bard /Drawing the Present
2009-02-22 2009-04-26

Artist and illustrator Magnus Bard, well known from his pointed and thought-provoking political satires...

Florian Zeyfang / Slow Narration Moving Still
2009-02-22 2009-04-26

An extensive engagement with experimental film and video characterizes the work of German artist...

Britta Marakatt-Labba / Cosmos
2009-02-22 2009-04-26

Bildmuseet presents Britta Marakatt-Labba in the most ambitious exhibition, Cosmos, to date with...

The Map / Navigating the Present
2008-10-12 2009-02-08

The Map / Navigating the Present is a genuinely trans-disciplinary and intercultural event engaging...

Urban Concerns / Amy Franceschini / Nearest Nature
2008-09-06 2008-09-21

Artist and designer Amy Franceschini is presenting Nearest Nature, a workshop and an exhibition exploring...

Jean-François Boclé / I Did Not Discover America
2008-06-08 2008-09-21

The first more comprehensive European survey presentation of the oeuvre of Jean-François Boclé….

Nomad by Heart / Contemporary Art from Mongolia and Sweden
2008-06-08 2008-08-24

Modern notions of nomadic cultures unite the works of 18 artists that are shown in the exhibition...

Urban Concerns / Jewyo Rhii / Lie on the Han River
2008-06-08 2008-09-21

South-Korean artist Jewyo Rhii allows us to meet the people of the city Seoul moving around the river Han...

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Degree Exhibitions 2008
2008-05-10 2008-05-25

As of this year, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts will present two graduating classes each year, and hence two...

Urban Concerns / Anthea Moys
2008-04-27 2008-05-25

An exhibition from South African artist Anthea Moys, who through performance works raises questions...

Urban Concerns / Mella Jaarsma
2008-03-09 2008-04-20

An exhibition by the Dutch-Indonesian artist Mella Jaarsma who explores questions concerning cultural ident...

Joachim Schmid / Photoworks 1982–2007
2008-02-03 2008-04-27

Berlin based artist Joachim Schmid does not photograph himself. Nevertheless, few people have...

Rosa Barba / Outwardly from Earth’s Center
2008-02-03 2008-04-27

The short film Outwardly from Earth’s Center by the German-Italian filmmaker and artist, Rosa Barba...

Yod Burrow and the mix-up of Chaste City
2007-11-25 2008-01-20

In connection with the exhibition Game Art a group of students at the Academy of Fine Arts in Umeå...

Ursula Biemann
2007-11-25 2008-01-20

Ursula Biemann, an artist, theorist and curator, has in recent years produced a considerable body...

Game Art
2007-11-25 2008-01-20

Computer games are one of the leading popular culture products of our time. Once a marginal part of the toy...

VIETPRINTS / Graphic Works from Hanoi - Vietnam
2007-10-20 2007-10-28

In this exhibition, VIETPRINTS, works in various graphic techniques, by five Vietnamese artists...

Anneke Eussen
2007-09-16 2007-11-11

With drawing and sculpture as instruments, the Dutch artist Anneke Eussen creates and explores...

Veronica Brovall
2007-09-16 2007-11-11

Association-rich sculptures of everyday materials in monumental formats characterise Veronica Brovall’s...

Isaac Julien / True North
2007-09-16 2007-11-11

Isaac Julien’s video art combines astute political practice with sensual richness and poetic complexity.

Paola Yacoub Michel Lasserre / Newsletter, Fuseki
2007-09-16 2007-11-11

Since 2002, Paola Yacoub Michel Lasserre’s work in progress Newsletter examines and comments...

Skate Culture
2007-06-03 2007-09-09

Skate Culture is a major exhibition about one of the most high-profile subcultures of our time...

Jens Assur / I Can See the World from Here
2007-06-03 2007-09-09

Photographer Jens Assur spent a few weeks during the past year living in student housing in Umeå...

As Serious as Your Life
2007-06-03 2007-09-02

In the photography exhibition As Serious as Your Life, three young photographers based in London...

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Project ‘07; The exhibition
2007-05-05 2007-05-20

Under the title Project ‘07”: The exhibition the works of 15 newly graduated artists from their five years...

USSR in Construction / Graphic form in the early Soviet Union
2007-02-04 2007-04-22

The exhibition USSR in Construction / Graphic form in the early Soviet Union takes a closer look at Russian...

Lukas Einsele / One Step Beyond – The Mine Revisited
2007-02-04 2007-04-22

In One Step Beyond – The Mine Revisited, Lukas Einsele examines the worldwide phenomenon of the landmine...

Contemporary Arab Representations. The Iraqi Equation
2006-11-05 2007-01-21

Iraq is in focus at Bildmuseet. In November, part 3 of Contemporary Arab Representations will be presented...

Behold the brain!
2006-09-03 2006-10-22

Scientists claim that we have discovered more about the human brain during the last ten years...

Anné Olofsson / This Is Who I Am Me and You Naked Light of Day
2006-06-11 2006-08-20

Processes of identification, identities and their dissolution are examinated in the art of Anneè Olofsson.

Mats Caldeborg and Thomas Tidholm / Ensligheter
2006-06-11 2006-08-20

Mats Caldeborg likes to link his objects and sculptures to nature. The objects are created from found...

Japanese Tatoo by the master Horiyoshi III
2006-06-11 2006-08-20

Tattoo art in Japan has a long tradition. Increasingly popular both here and Asia, it links art history...

Schools in Umeå / Art as it is now, roughly
2006-05-20 2006-05-28

Experimental work by 13- and 14-year-olds from primary and lower-secondary schools in Umeå is presented...

Pasi Välimaa / You Who Created Earth and Water, All Day and Half the Night...
2006-05-13 2006-05-19

Välimaa experiments with a variety of textile techniques and materials, but often returns to embroidery...

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / YOUMEÅ
2006-05-13 2006-05-28

YOUMEÅ is the title of this year’s graduation exhibition at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts...

We Invite All
2006-03-26 2006-04-02

What happened to the idea of the welfare state in Sweden? Do people still believe in the values of the com...

Nanna Hänninen / New Works and Pertti Kekarainen / TILA-Series
2006-02-05 2006-05-01

Two of Finland's leading photographers are exhibiting at Bildmuseet. Nanna Hänninen and Pertti Kekarainen.

Nathalie Latham / Sleeping Angels
2006-02-05 2006-05-01

With a sense of the present and a slowed-down pace, Nathalie Latham follows sleeping commuters...

Susan Meiselas / Nicaragua: Re-Framing History and Cecilia Parsberg / A Heart from Jenin
2006-02-05 2006-05-01

The two photographic projects by photographer Susan Meiselas and by the Swedish artist Cecilia Parsberg...

Christina McPhee / Carrizo Quartet – Video Suite
2005-12-13 2006-01-22

The Carrizo Quartet is the video portion of a multimedia project by Christina McPhee, Carrizo Parkfield...

Ego-projektet Hagaskolan i Umeå kommun
2005-12-03 2005-12-11

The Ego Project is the first major art project in Umeå to involve school pupils from preschool to upper...

People of the North / Anthropological conceptions of the 19th and 20th centuries
2005-11-13 2006-01-22

The exhibition, and its accompanying publication, People of the North examines the conquest and...

Berni Searle
2005-09-18 2006-01-22

One of South Africa’s most interesting contemporary artists is presented for the first time...

Weltsprache Fußball
2005-08-21 2005-09-18

Football’s transnationality is celebrated in an exhibition of 50 photographs taken by many...

Umeå Institute of Design / Degree Exhibition 2005
2005-06-04 2005-06-11

New industrial designers from around the world showcase their projects. The exhibition...

Rien - Is That All?
2005-05-29 2005-08-28

Conceptions of the world, life destinies, stories and memories are explored in Veli Granö's and Tuovi...

Body and the self / About expressing, search and develop through images and theraphy
2005-04-30 2005-05-15

Can you paint yourself healthy? In the Body and the Self exhibition, researchers and practising therapists...

Rock carvings, language and environment / Digital images
2005-04-30 2005-09-18

Rock carvings, language and environment is a pioneering project in which, aided by new technology...

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Dispatched
2005-04-30 2005-05-15

Dispatched is the title of the 2005 graduation exhibition from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts at Umeå University...

Thiel Gallery / Art From the Turn of the 20th Century
2005-02-27 2005-04-24

During the renovation of Stockholm’s Thiel Gallery, significant parts of the unique collection...

Elin Wikström / Half Being, Half Flow
2005-02-27 2005-04-24

In her work Half Being, Half Flow, artist Elin Wikström has reflected on the global market and the...

Unstable / New Directions in Swedish Photography,1990-2004
2005-02-06 2005-04-24

Unstable presents a survey of contemporary Swedish photography from the late 1990s to the present...

It is Hard to Touch the Real
2005-02-06 2005-03-28

It is Hard to Touch the Real is a comprehensive compilation of contemporary video art...

Green Light
2004-11-20 2004-12-05

Green Light is based on works by the artists Fia-Stina Sandlund, Gisela Schink and Petra Trygg...

Maya Eizin Öijer / Works 1980 - 2004
2004-10-31 2005-01-09

A girl with a bow in her hair, walking through a threatening landscape. White water lilies in a murky...

Arne Isacsson / Watercolour Painter and Educator
2004-10-31 2005-01-23

Arne Isacsson has helped to renew interest in watercolour painting in the Nordic region...

Camille Normet and Knut Åsdam / Filter City
2004-09-05 2004-10-17

Camille Norment (USA) and Knut Åsdam (Norway) both work at the intersection between film, sound...

Rune Hassner / Photography
2004-09-05 2004-10-17

Rune Hassner was a leading opinion maker for Swedish photography, and his ideas have influenced...

Umeå Institute of Design / Degree Exhibition 2004
2004-06-06 2004-06-13

The Umeå Institute of Design Degree Exhibition opens, this year for the first time at Bildmuseet.

Hilma af Klint / Geometry and Spirituality
2004-06-06 2004-10-17

Bildmuseet is exhibiting a selection of paintings and drawings by Hilma af Klint from 1906 to 1933.

Jane & Louise Wilson / Videoinstallations
2004-06-06 2004-08-29

The twin sisters Jane and Louise Wilson work with video installations and photography.

Sol Morén and Jonas Holmberg / Divan
2004-06-06 2004-08-29

The Divan installation comprises a room furnished only with a divan - a reconstruction of a classical...

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Umeå!
2004-05-08 2004-05-23

After five years of art studies, thirteen newly graduated artists are presented at Bildmuseet. Umeå!

Juan Maidagan and Dolores Zinny / Garden Concluded
2004-04-18 2004-05-23

In their installations and objects Dolores Zinny and Juan Maidagan deal with the perception and experience...

Same, same but different
2004-02-08 2004-05-02

Three resourceful and inventive artistic practices – Marja Helander, Geir Tore Holm, Lena Stenberg...

Contemporary Arab Representations: Cairo
2004-02-08 2004-04-04

Join us for the second part of Contemporary Arab Representations. Now with destination Cairo.

Aernout Mik / Video Works
2003-11-09 2004-01-25

Aernout Mik (born 1962) is one of the leading artists of our time – an innovator in video art...

Emil Heilborn / Photography 1922 - 1948
2003-11-09 2004-01-25

Advertising photographer Emil Heilborn’s images are characterised by a high degree of artistic integrity...

Lars Pirak / The One Who Walks Around the Reindeer Herd
2003-11-09 2004-01-25

As craftsman and artist Lars Pirak receives his honorary doctorate at Umeå University’s Annual Celebration...

Finnish Symbolism / Painting 1890-1910
2003-11-09 2004-01-25

Dynamism, quality and creative ideas characterise Finnish painting around the turn of the last century...

White Flight - Man to Man - Kap Atlantis / A Trilogy by Mats Hjelm
2003-09-14 2003-10-26

Fall season's first exhibit is a video trilogy by Swedish artist Mats Hjelm, born 1959. Having already...

Overview / Highlights from the collections of Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
2003-06-01 2003-10-26

Bildmuseet is pleased to present a comprehensive exhibition with important works from the collection...

Moderna Museet c/o Bildmuseet / Dada and Surrealism
2003-05-18 2003-08-31

The exhibition, Moderna Museet c/o BildMuseet / Dada and Surrealism, is comprised of about fifty Swedish...

2003-05-04 2003-05-18

A group of experienced graffiti artists from across Sweden – Ruskig, Daniel Diaz, Hotel, Plåster, Ångest...

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Degree Exhibition 2003
2003-05-03 2003-05-08

Graduating students at the Academy of Fine Arts in Umeå exhibit their degree projects after five years...

Hanoi – Umeå
2003-05-03 2003-05-18

Bildmuseet presents an exhibition of contemporary Vietnamese painting by twelve artists active in Hanoi.

Nils Nilsson Skum / Drawings, Paintings
2003-03-02 2003-03-30

A comprehensive presentation of the Sami artist Nils Nilsson Skum (1872-1951) with drawings and paintings...

Contemporary Arabic Representations: Beirut / Libanon
2003-02-09 2003-04-21

Contemporary Arab Representations unites a selection of artists, writers, film-makers and architects...

Carlos Capelán / onlyyou
2002-11-03 2002-01-26

The exhibition onlyyou provides a broad perspective of Carlos Capelán’s work.

2002-10-27 2003-01-26

About the book Runmarö, which is a unique and close collaboration between Jan Persson and Tomas Tranströmer.

Samkväm / Active Art!
2002-10-27 2003-01-26

The exhibition focuses on the mentality involved with building artistic platforms.

The Theatre of Things
2002-10-26 2003-01-26

An exhibition about words and things for children and everyone else. By Magnus Lönn.

2002-09-15 2002-10-13

Bildmuseet presents the group exhibition Trippy with Oskar Korsàr, Jonas Nobel and Fredrik Söderberg. 

Anna Sjödahl / A Donation
2002-09-15 2002-10-13

In her will, the artist Anna Sjödahl (1934-2001) bequeathed Bildmuseet, as one of four beneficiaries

Marita Liulia / Son of a Bitch
2002-09-15 2002-10-13

After several years' of immersion in issues of femininity Marita Liulia have turned her gaze towards MEN.

Annika Larsson / Video installationer
2002-09-15 2002-10-13

Bildmuseet presents two new video installations by Annika Larsson.

Borg Mesch / A Photographer Pioneer in the North
2002-05-26 2002-09-01

Photographer Emil Ragnar Borg Mesch (1869-1956) is best known for his series of pictures which depict...

Marita Liulia / Ambitious Bitch
2002-05-26 2002-10-13

The Finnish artist, Marita Liulia, has every right to be called a digital art pioneer

Johanna Billing / Where She is at
2002-05-26 2002-09-01

The video installation Where She is at along with a presentation of Make it happen – on tour are Johanna...

Ghada Amer / Reading Between the Threads
2002-05-26 2002-10-13

Bildmuseet is pleased to present the artist Ghada Amer to the Swedish public for the first time...

Marjaana Kella / Photographs
2002-05-26 2002-09-01

Marjaana Kella (born in 1961) is now working in Helsinki and is one of a new generation of Finnish...

Museology Student Exhibition / The Image of Research
2002-05-07 2002-05-20

The Image of Research is an exhibition project by museology students at Umeå University, and is the result...

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Kraftverk
2002-05-04 2002-05-12

The 2002 graduation exhibition is called Kraftverk [Power works or Powerplant], and is no modest event...

Safe & Sexy
2002-02-10 2002-04-28

The exhibition Safe & Sexy / Personas and Codes of Public Space, documents women in the public space...

The Politics of Place
2002-02-10 2002-04-28

Imaging the landscape is a particularly incisive and charged practice within contemporary photographically...

Apolonija Sustersic / Light Therapy
2001-11-25 2002-02-24

During the darkest period of the year, 25 November – 24 February, one of Bildmuseet's exhibition halls...

2001-11-25 2002-02-24

Expressions of exile have traditionally focussed the lost homeland; the disorientation, the ennui, even...

Dominic Davies / Zoo
2001-11-25 2002-01-27

Zoo is a solo exhibition with the young British photographer Dominic Davies, one of the most consistently...

Pernilla Stalfel / Children´s book illustrations
2001-09-16 2001-11-11

The Swedish writer Pernilla Stalfelt puts her interest in childrens thoughts and reactions on taboo...

The Film Art of Isaac Julien
2001-09-16 2001-11-11

The Film Art of Isaac Julien is the most substantial to date devoted exhibition to the work of Isaac Julien...

Annie Ahl / Wall of Lovers
2001-06-10 2001-09-02

In summer 2000, artist Annie Ahl travelled to Hungary. In the town of Pécs, she found an iron fence...

Boris Mikhailov
2001-06-10 2001-08-26

Boris Mikhailov (born 1938) has over the last decade built a strong international following through many...

Johan Celsing / Architecture
2001-06-10 2001-09-02

Johan Celsing is an acknowledged Swedish architect. In 1999 he received the Kasper Sahlin Award for the new...

Dick Bengtsson
2001-05-12 2001-09-02

Dick Bengtsson (1936-1989) is one of the more influential artists in Sweden during the previous century.

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Inte för min skull
2001-05-12 2001-05-27

This year's exhibition with the School of Art's graduating students is presented by the curators Carl...

Cecilia Parsberg / 3 Actions
2001-02-25 2001-05-01

Cecilia Parsberg has chosen action as her method and her means of expression. In her artistic practice...

Adrian Paci / Albanian Stories
2001-02-25 2001-05-01

Albanian artist Adrian Paci’s films and sculptures are deeply personal testimonies to topical and burning...

Head North
2001-02-25 2001-05-01

A unique exhibition where Bildmuseet as first museum ever outside South Africa can present a generous...

2000-11-26 2001-02-04

Dreamworld takes a look at the media landscape, television and TV advertising in the early 2000s...

Peters Projection
2000-11-05 2001-02-04

A map of the world is an abstraction. The Earth is a sphere, and a sphere cannot be rendered accurately...

Taking Over
2000-09-26 2001-02-11

The artist Andreas Gedin has curated a show where works by other artists confront and interpret...

Century of the Moving Images
2000-09-16 2000-11-12

Moving images have left their mark in our time more strongly than any other cultural phenomena...

Alfredo Jaar / Emergencia, Waiting, Epilogue
2000-06-11 2000-10-01

The Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar presents an installation in Umeå Stadsbibliotek downtown. A large pool...

About, of / Kjell Endresen
2000-06-11 2000-09-03

This exhibition is a specific project of objects and sculptures. Endresen's works are exact, almost...

Adam Fuss / Less of a Test than Earth
2000-06-11 2000-09-03

Beautiful and extraordinary photographs exposed directly on photopaper without any use of a camera...

Cristián Silva
2000-06-11 2000-09-03

Cristián Silva comes from Chile and shows two of his works. Chavo Tent is a cap big as a tent...

Adriana Varejão
2000-06-11 2000-09-03

The artist Adriana Varejão comes from Brazil. Her expressive paintings has their origin in the colonial...

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Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Degree Exhibition 2000
2000-05-06 2000-05-21

Information is coming soon.

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Öyvind Fahlström / Graphic Works and Mulitples
2000-03-12 2000-05-01

An exhibition of the artist's complete graphics and multiples. Fahlström is probably the most internationally

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Carl Fredrik Hill / Paintings and Drawings
2000-03-05 2000-05-01

One of the most important Swedish landscape painters from the end of the 19th centery.

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Patrik Karlström / Imitating a Language
2000-03-05 2000-05-01

Karlström investigates the image repertoire of the trade and industry using both photography...

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Gerd Aurell / Against Time
2000-03-05 2000-05-01

Against Time is based on the American photographer Walker Evans' photographs...

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Mirror's Edge
1999-11-21 2000-02-20

Mirror's Edge is a large thematic group exhibition with 25 participating artists. Curator is Okwui Enwezor...

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Inferno & Paradiso
1999-09-26 1999-10-31

In Inferno & Paradiso Alfredo Jaar has conceived and realized an exhibition of photographs...

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Stjärnor i bild (Images of Stars)
1999-09-18 1999-10-31

Movie-, theatre- and music-stars from the Umeå Film-club archive...

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Anna-Clara Tidholm / Pingviner och andra bilder
1999-09-18 1999-10-31

Drawings and paintings by the well known Swedish children-books illustrator

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Lena Ackebo / Comics
1999-06-06 1999-08-29

Information is coming soon.

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Leif Elggren and Thomas Liljenberg / The Answers
1999-06-06 1999-09-05

The versatile artists Leif Elggren and Thomas Liljenberg have for a few years written letters to people...

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Xets Kofta
1999-06-06 1999-09-05

In the exhibition Xets Kofta (Xet's Cardigan), a selection from Umeå municipality's art purchases...

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Privat samling
1999-06-06 1999-10-31

Privat Samling (Private Collection) is a large photo historical exhibition including over 250 photographs...

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Karl Holmqvist / CD-rom
1999-06-06 1999-10-31

A cd-rom library consisting of Art-cd-roms organised by Karl Holmqvist...

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Sätt att se
1999-05-19 1999-05-30

Sätt att se (Ways to Look) is a project by school students from China, Sweden and the USA.

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Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Degree Exhibition 1999
1999-05-08 1999-05-24

Information is coming soon.

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1999-03-21 1999-05-02

An installation by Johanna Ekström and Erik Pauser.

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Hannah Wilke / En retrospektiv
1999-03-21 1999-05-16

The American artist Hannah Wilke (1940-1993) is dedicated here to her first major presentation in Sweden...

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Unprivileged Spaces
1999-03-21 1999-05-16

The exhibition Unprivileged Spaces shows painting and sculpture by four young artists, active in New York...

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S.M.A.K. / Art from Stedelijk
1999-01-17 1999-03-14

50 works of art from the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K) in Ghent, Belgium are on display...

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Albert Engström / Drawings and Graphics
1998-11-15 1999-01-06

original works by the artist, writer and member of the Swedish Academy, Albert Engström (1869 -1940)...

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Anders Krüger
1998-11-15 1999-01-06

Anders Krüger has been a professor at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts here in Umeå for a year now...

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Annika von Hausswolff
1998-10-08 1999-01-10

Annika von Hausswolff is a young Swedish artist (b. 1967) who has already received...

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District Six Museum
1998-10-08 1998-12-02

District Six was once a thriving multicultural neighborhood in central Cape Town. The area was known...

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Marie-Louise Ekman / En retrospektiv
1998-09-20 1998-11-01

Ever since her debut at Galleri Karlsson in Stockholm in 1967, Marie-Louise Ekman (b. 1944) has been a...

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Martin Sjöberg - Lite my Fire
1998-09-13 1998-10-06


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Tolvskillingsoperan / En affischutställning
1998-09-13 1998-10-06

Information is coming soon.

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Demokratins bilder
1998-09-06 1998-11-08

Photography and visual art after apartheid.

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1998-08-30 1998-09-13

Project by ABF konstskola, Barn och Ungdom. In collaboration with Riksutställningar.

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Konstvägen sju älvar
1998-06-20 1998-09-06

Information is coming soon.

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Jacques-Henri Lartigue
1998-06-07 1998-08-23

Information is coming soon.

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Carin Ellberg
1998-06-07 1998-08-23

Carin Ellberg could be described as a contemporary surrealist. Subjectmatter as well as materials...

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Meret Oppenheim
1998-06-07 1998-09-13

Information is coming soon.

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Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y
1998-05-17 1998-06-07

A film by Johan Grimonprez.

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Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Degree Exhibition 1998
1998-05-09 1998-05-24

Information is coming soon.

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Sverige, Sverige fosterland
1998-04-19 1998-05-24

About youth, identity and alienation. Production: Mångkulturellt centrum.

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Camera Obscured
1998-03-22 1998-05-03

Museums' self-image through historical photographs.

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Karen Knorr / Academies
1998-03-22 1998-05-03

Allegorical photographs by the British artist.

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Mimer och modernismen
1998-03-17 1998-03-29

Estetiska Programmet, Mimerskolan.

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Olafur Eliasson / Fotografier
1998-03-15 1998-04-12

Three photographic series from Iceland: Broken rocks, Islands and Landscapes. An artist's book was...

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Jan Håfström / Urval
1998-01-25 1998-03-08

A retrospective exhibition compiled by Yngve Brothén.

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Palaver på grenesiska
1998-01-24 1998-03-01

Information is coming soon.

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Tankens Bilder
1998-01-11 1998-03-15

About the desire to make knowledge visible, About the world explained in pictures. Produced by Bildmuseet...

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