Galleri Riis

Kristina Matousch

Kristina Matouschs' (b. 1974, Kalmar) art is powerful; the object's high-gloss finish, coupled with profound content including the embarrassing, disgusting, desirable and aggressive, have the ability to occupy and change rooms and those inhabiting them. Matousch is also interested in performance art, sometimes interacting with an audience, but also the opposite: hiding behind a screen or standing on top of a structure hidden from view, as in the work Still Life Production from 2013, or involving someone else to perform. She also works with large scale public commissions, for example at the Nya Karolinska hospital in Stockholm where her work Wash up! Stream was inaugurated in 2017.

Matousch graduated from the Royal College of Arts in Stockholm in 2000.

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  1. 1995 - 2000The Royal University of Fine Arts, MA, Stockholm
  2. 1994 - 1995The Nordic Art School, Kokkola, Finland


  1. 2016En Plein Air, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel
  2. 2016STAIN, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
  3. 2014Periphery, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris
  4. 2013Galleri Riis, Stockholm
  5. 2012Painting Fucking Guilty Pleasure, Antechamber, Copenhagen
  6. 2011Reflections: Body vs. Material, Trelleborgs Museum, Trelleborg
  7. 2010TOOLS, Elastic Gallery, Malmö
  8. 2010Spegelvända hålrum, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar
  9. 2008In i, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Malmö
  10. 2006Elastic Gallery, Malmö
  11. 2006Galleri Mors Mössa, Göteborg
  12. 2005Gallerie Hartwich, Rügen, Germany
  13. 2004action trans action, Natalia Goldin Gallery, Stockholm
  14. 2000Faktum, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm. In collaboration with Camilla Akraka.


  1. 2017Translation Theme Park, CAVE, Tokyo, Japan
  2. 2017Summer Exhibition, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, Sweden
  3. 2016Women don't paint very well, Hangmen Projects, Stockholm
  4. 2016Samlade verk! 30 år med Maria Bonnier Dahlins stiftelse
  5. 2015Powerful Babies: Keith Haring's Impact on Artists Today, Spritmuseum, Stockholm
  6. 2015Spreading the Seed, The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York
  7. 2014Leak, ISSUE Project Room, New York
  8. 2014Meat Balls, The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York
  9. 2014Embodied Spaces, Trondheim kunstmuseum, Norway
  10. 2014Suecia Contemporare, Kalmar konstmuseum
  11. 2014Take Form, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
  12. 2013Shapes in the Making, Lunds Konsthall, Lund
  13. 2013Gumbostrand Konst och Form, Söderkulla, Finland
  14. 2013Baltic Sea Record, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany
  15. 2013Distinguished from the melee of user comments and structurally misogynist chat rooms harbouring rapid-fire trolls, Galleri S:t Gertrud, Malmö
  16. 2012Fingrar och flaggor, Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö
  17. 2012Heavy Metal, Ystads Konstmuseum, Ystad
  18. 2011Konsumera Mera, Norrköping Konstmuseum, Norrköping
  19. 2010CUT, Crystal, Stockholm
  20. 2010Cash Flow, Botkyrka konsthall, Stockholm
  21. 2009Får ej övertäckas, Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Eskilstuna
  22. 20091a Space, Hong Kong, China
  23. 2008Performative formations, IHC Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi, India
  24. 2005Parallel Visions DCAD, Wilmington Delaware, USA
  25. 2005Fluxus favorites Moderna museet, Stockholm
  26. 2005Sydkraft, Loop-Raum für aktuelle Kunst, Berlin, Germany
  27. 2004This is the place, Alma Löv Museum, Ö:a Ämtevik
  28. 20034 svenskar, Wanås, Knislinge