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.

Selected works


Born in Kalmar, Sweden, 1974
Lives and works in Långasand and Malmö, Sweden

Artist’s homepage


1995 – 2000 The Royal University of Fine Arts, MA, Stockholm
1994 – 1995 The Nordic Art School, Kokkola, Finland


2021 Trip, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, Sweden
2021 Internal, Krognoshuset, Lund, Sweden
2020 You Take My Breath Away, Cecilia Hillström Gallery, Stockholm
2020 Hole Whole, Fullersta Gård, Huddinge, Sweden
2019 Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, Sweden
2018 Bake, (performance August 23, 2018), Cecilia Hillström Gallery, Stockholm
2016 En Plein Air, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel
2016 STAIN, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
2014 Periphery, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris
2013 Galleri Riis, Stockholm
2012 Painting Fucking Guilty Pleasure, Antechamber, Copenhagen
2011 Reflections: Body vs. Material, Trelleborgs Museum, Trelleborg
2010 TOOLS, Elastic Gallery, Malmö
2010 Spegelvända hålrum, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar
2008 In i, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Malmö
2006 Elastic Gallery, Malmö
2006 Galleri Mors Mössa, Göteborg
2005 Gallerie Hartwich, Rügen, Germany
2004 action trans action, Natalia Goldin Gallery, Stockholm
2000 Faktum, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm. In collaboration with Camilla Akraka.


2021 Gapet, Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden
2020 PATTERNS II, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel [CH]
2020 Realism, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, Sweden
2018 Intimacy, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
2017 Translation Theme Park, CAVE, Tokyo, Japan
2017 Summer Exhibition, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, Sweden
2016 Women don’t paint very well, Hangmen Projects, Stockholm
2016 Samlade verk! 30 år med Maria Bonnier Dahlins stiftelse
2015 Powerful Babies: Keith Haring’s Impact on Artists Today, Spritmuseum, Stockholm
2015 Spreading the Seed, The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York
2014 Leak, ISSUE Project Room, New York
2014 Meat Balls, The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York
2014 Embodied Spaces, Trondheim kunstmuseum, Norway
2014 Suecia Contemporare, Kalmar konstmuseum
2014 Take Form, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
2013 Shapes in the Making, Lunds Konsthall, Lund
2013 Gumbostrand Konst och Form, Söderkulla, Finland
2013 Baltic Sea Record, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany
2013 Distinguished from the melee of user comments and structurally misogynist chat rooms harbouring rapid-fire trolls, Galleri S:t Gertrud, Malmö
2012 Fingrar och flaggor, Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö
2012 Heavy Metal, Ystads Konstmuseum, Ystad
2011 Konsumera Mera, Norrköping Konstmuseum, Norrköping
2010 CUT, Crystal, Stockholm
2010 Cash Flow, Botkyrka konsthall, Stockholm
2009 Får ej övertäckas, Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Eskilstuna
2009 1a Space, Hong Kong, China
2008 Performative formations, IHC Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi, India
2005 Parallel Visions DCAD, Wilmington Delaware, USA
2005 Fluxus favorites Moderna museet, Stockholm
2005 Sydkraft, Loop-Raum für aktuelle Kunst, Berlin, Germany
2004 This is the place, Alma Löv Museum, Ö:a Ämtevik
2003 4 svenskar, Wanås, Knislinge


Knopen, Medborgarplatsen, Stockholm /in collaboration with Anders Soidre
Being, Uppsala yrkesgymnasium Jälla
Moment, Hyllie Boulevard, Hyllie
Notes, Life City, Stockholm
Piece of mind, Änglandaskolan, Örebro /in collaboration with Anders Soidre
Stream, NKS Nya Karolinska Sjukhuset, Stockholm
Pizza Box, Hagalundskolan, Dalby
Uranus, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Depths of time, Station Hyllie, Citytunnelprojektet, Malmö
Zip, Stortorget, Gävle
Pirelli P-Zero & Ferrari Rosso, Car park, Helsingborgs lasarett, Helsingborg


Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Statens Konstråd, Sweden
Malmö Art Museum, Sweden
Borås Art Museum, Sweden