Christine Ödlund

Christine Ödlund (b. 1963) lives and works in Stockholm. Her work deals with the ability to transcend language barriers between people and plants and barriers between the invisible and the visible. In elaborate images, Ödlund develops an intriguing and refined imagery that seeks to visualize extensive processes such as chemical and astronomical phenomena. Ödlund’s fine-tuned sensibility and poignant accuracy explore phenomena and worlds that humans, with our limited senses, scarcely can perceive. Her interest in science as well as esoteric knowledge allows for surprising connotations. Her materials are plants and sounds, natural circuits and future visions, greenhouses and laboratory environments, occultism and science – all in a constant pendulum movement between the smallest particles and the unfathomable. She graduated from EMS Elektronmusikstudion (the center for Swedish electroacoustic music and sound-art), Stockholm in 2004 , the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm in 1996, and Konstfack, Stockholm in 1995.

Selected works


Born 1963 in Sweden
Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden

Artist’s homepage


2002-2004 Elecroacoustic Music (EAM-linjen), Stockholm
1995-1996 Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Video Department, Stockholm
1992-1995 Academy of Photography, Konstfack, Stockholm


2022 Growing the Third Ear Under the Great Astral Mother Tree, CFHILL, Stockholm
2021 Growing the Third Ear, MLF | Marie-Laure Fleisch, Brussels
2020 Systema Naturae, CFHILL, Stockholm
2019 Music for Resurrected Atoms, Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch, Brussels
2018 Ionosphere * Plant * Metal * Aura, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2016 The Great Solar Eclipse 1868, Guntur, India, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
2016 Aether & Einstein, Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art, Stockholm
2014 Music for Eukaryotes, Trondheim Museum of Art
2013 Musik för Eukaryoter (Music for Eukaryotes), Galleri Riis, Stockholm
2011 Thought-Form Materializing, The Armory Show, Milliken Gallery, New York
2009 Thought-Forms, Christian Larsen, Stockholm (Curator: Liv Stoltz)
1999 Sthlm Art Fair, Focus, Y1, Mongoo, Stockholm
1997 Y1, Haha standby, Stockholm
1995 Ynglingagatan 1, The role-anxiety dilemma, Stockholm


2019 Modern Nature, Drawing Room, London
2018 Modernatutställingen (The Moderna Exhibition) at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2018 Traces Escrites / Written Traces, Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch, Brussels, Belgium
2018 The Beautiful Escape, CFHILL, Stockholm
2017 Utopins Arkeologi, CFHILL, Stockholm
2016 Freq_out 12 – the last edition, at The Third Man, Sewer, Vienna
2016 Life Itself, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2016 Konstnären/The Artist, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
2015 MOMENTUM 8 – Tunnel Vision, The Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway
2014 The Drawing Room, Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art, Stockholm
2013 Channelled, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden
2013 Freq_out 9, Sonic Acts Festival, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands
2012 Art and Music – Search for New Synesthesia, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
2012 Freq_out 8, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2011 Ynglingagatan 1, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2011 Nordic Darkness, Kristinehamns Konstmuseum, Kristinehamn, Sweden
2011 Music in Art, Milliken Gallery, Stockholm
2010 The Moderna Exhibition 2010, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2010 Thrice Upon a Time, Magasin III, Stockholm
2010 Marabouparken Park Life, Sundbyberg, Sweden
2010 Worshipping the Sun, Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (Curator: Sandra Weil)
2008 Sonic Voices, Rocking Hard, Neederlands Instituut voor de Mediakunst, Amsterdam
2008 Changing Matters, The Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm
2007 How Imitations Get Cornered By The Real, UKS, Oslo, Norway


Cryptogami, Stockholm School of Economics (2017)
freq_out 12, Wien Kanal, Sewer system, Girardi Park, Wien (2016)
Stress Call of the Stinging Nettle, Nordic Music Days, Kongernes Lapidarium, Copenhagen (2015)
Contemporary Resonances: The Art and Music of Christine Ödlund, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University (2014)
Swedish Energies, The Issue Project Room, New York (2012)
Brunnenpassage/Phonofemme – Internationales Klangkunstfestival, Vienna, Austria (2011)
Gothenburg International Film Festival, Sharing Art, Gothenburg, Sweden (2010)
Tensta Konsthall, Collapse, Stockholm (Curator: Gunnel Pettersson) (2009)
International Filmfestival Rotterdam, It’s a Small World, Rotterdam (2009)
ICA, Swedish Outsiders – Festival of experimental sounds & films, London (2008)
International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen (Curator: Anna Linder) (2007)


Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Akrinn, Trondheim, Norway
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Magasin III, Stockholm
The Museum of Sketches, Archives of Public Art, Lund, Sweden


Phenomena, iDEAL recordings (2008)
Stress Call of the Stinging Nettle (8 min single track CD) (2008)
The Wire with issue 286 December (2007)
compilation cd (2007)
Elektrofoni (compilation cd) Elektron (2004)