Fredrik Söderberg

Fredrik Söderberg (b. 1972) lives and works in Stockholm. Söderberg’s paintings contain images from a variety of sources that have been woven together in an ornate story. He is devoted to a spiritual and philosophical search, and his meticulous working processes can be seen as tools for meditation on the existential queries that infuse his works. Söderberg has exhibited at Magasin III and the Swedish History Museum in Stockholm, and his work is represented in public collections such as Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art, Stockholm, Public Art Agency, Sweden and The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Sweden.

Selected works

Biography

Artist’s homepage

EDUCATION

2002 Art and Architecture at The Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm, Sweden
1995-2000 MFA, Konstfack Art Department, Stockholm

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022 A friend told me my house was haunted. He’s talking rubbish – I’ve never seen a ghost and I’ve lived here for 150 years. / New paintings, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
2020 Fredrik Söderberg, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden
2020 ALLEMAGNE, ABSINTHE, ARCHITECTURE, watercolor paintings, Cecilia Hillström Gallery, Stockholm
2019 Det Okända Livets Psykiska Gåtor, duo exhibition with Christine Ödlund, Kristianstad konsthall, Sweden
2019 I stepped into an avalanche, It covered up my soul, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2018 Sol och stål – krigarens väg (Sun and steel – the warrior’s way), Cecilia Hillström Gallery, Stockholm
2016 Passages from Styx, Visit to Godenholm and Back to Nature in Germany, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2016 Åter till naturen i Tyskland/Back to Nature in Germany, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
2014 Styx, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
2013 Jag är den som begraver gudar i guld och ädelstenar, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2012 At the Feet of the Guru, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
2011 A Journey Back and Forth, The National Historical Museum, Stockholm
2010 Milliken Gallery, Stockholm
2008 Schnittraum//Lutz Becker Gallery, Cologne, Germany
2008 Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, with Carl Larsson, Stockholm
2008 Milliken Gallery, Stockholm
2007 Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo
2006 Galleri UKS, Oslo, with Andreas Nilsson
2005 Milliken Gallery, Stockholm
2005 Restaurant Riche, Every second burning forever, Stockholm
2003 Der Bosch, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2003 Alp Gallery Peter Bergman, Stockholm

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 Fieldwork, Kalmar konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden
2017 Fredrik Söderberg & Christine Ödlund, Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland
2014 Corrupted Self, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
2014 The Drawing Room, Magasin III, Stockholm
2013 Tretton är ett Lyckotal, Gumbostrand, Finland
2013 Martin Erik Anderssen Kingdom of Dirt + Special Guest Stars, Gallery Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen
2012 Längtans Blomma Är Störst På Håll, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2012 Who’s Been Here, Bukowskis, Stockholm
2011 Södertälje Konsthall, Luna, Water Colour Exhibition, Södertälje, Sweden
2011 Milliken Gallery, Music in Art, Stockholm
2010 Thrice Upon a Time, Magasin III, Stockholm
2008 Honor Fraser Gallery, curated by Erik Parker and Max Henry, Los Angeles, USA
2008 Swedish Institute in Paris, Nordic Delight, curator Sinziana Ravini, Paris, France
2008 Volta Art-Fair, Milliken Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2007 Fake Space, NO+CH Nordic Chinese Visual Arts Exhibition, Beijing, China
2006 Galleri Glassbox, Paris, France
2006 Berlin Art-fair Milliken Gallery. Copenhagen Art Fair Milliken Gallery
2006 Linnés Natur Linnés Hammarby, Uppsala, Sweden
2006 Galleri 54, Dwell with Christine Ödlund and Matti Kallioinen, Göteborg, Sweden
2005 Raid Projects, Fultjacks Blot, Los Angeles, USA
2005 Galleri 54, Sollentuna Artfair, Sweden
2004 Marabou Parken, A Magical World with Bo Melin and Andreas Nilsson, Sundbyberg, Sweden
2004 Dao Dang Performance Festival, Beijing, China
2004 Champion Fine Art, Escapism curated by Fia Backström, New York, USA
2004 Skulpturens Hus, Stockholm
2003 Kulturhuset, Skilling Banco Aftershopping, Stockholm
2003 Dunkers Kulturhus Invasion, Helsingborg, Sweden
2003 Växjö Konsthall Everything is Connected, Växsjö, Sweden

SELECTED PROJECTS

The Legacy of Hilma af Klint: Nine Contemporary Responses, published by Moderna Museet and Koenig Books, as part of the Hilma af Klint presentation at the 2013 Venice Biennale.
Snowdrops from a Curate’s Garden. By Aleister Crowley. Illustrated by Fredrik Söderberg. Edited and Introduced by Vere Chappell(2013)
Publishing of Edward Bulwer Lyttons, Vril the Power of the Upcoming Race on Edda-Publishing (2012)
Founder of the Publishing House, Edda, with Carl Abrahamsson (2011)
Artbook for Children in collaboration with Astrid Trotzig for Wanås Foundation (2011)
Book The Fenris Wolf in collaboration with Carl Abrahamsson (2011)
Record cover for the band Junip, Daniel Higgs,The Skull Defekts, Anla Courtis (2011)
Scarlett Imprint, Record cover Skull DFX/CM von Hauswolff (2010)
Equinox Festival – A Festival of Scientific Illumination, London (2009)
Design for record covers on Important Records (2009)
Artwork for the music magazine WIRE special Issue on Swedish experimental music (2007)
Responsible for the music with Matti Kallioinen in the project o-b-o-k, with Ronald Jones at Magasin 3 project room Djurgårdsbrunn, Stockholm, Sweden (2003)

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Magasin III, Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art, Stockholm, Sweden
National Art Council, Sweden
The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Sweden