Éva Mag

Éva Mag received her artistic education at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm where she graduated in 2015. Mag works with narratives about the body, both the human and the sculptural. She is interested in the history of sculpture, impossible amorphous forms, strict formal modernist morphology as well as proportions and geometric balance. Another part of her practice is devoted to an archive of the work process. In photographs, she presents pure fabrics of hollow bodies, a testimony from the time before the fabrics are filled with clay and wax. She is also concerned with social aspects of art, such as sculpture workshops and working with choreography and performance. In 2019 she staged the performance “Dead Matter Moves” for Performa 19 in New York. Mag was featured in her largest solo exhibition to date, ‘Det finns en plan för det här’, at Bonniers Konsthall in the spring of 2020, and parts from this expansive exhibition was shown at Galleri Riis in Oslo in the fall the same year. In september 2021, she presented ceramic sculptures in a pop-up exhibition with Galleri Riis at POMP Space in Stockholm and staged a new performance for “Disappearing Berlin”, produced by Schinkel Pavillion.

Selected works


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Photo: Märta Thisner

Born 1979 in Csikszereda, Romania
Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden

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2013 – 2015 MFA at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
2007 – 2011 BFA at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
2002 – 2005 GFU, School of Photography Stockholm


2021 Om jag så ska bränna varje sten, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
2020 Det finns en plan för det här, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2020 Det finns en plan för det här, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm
2019 Dead Matter Moves, Performa 19, New York
2018 Respect, Borås Konstmuseum, Sweden
2018 Respect, Jönköpings läns museum, Sweden
2017 Respect, Waldemarsudde, Stockholm
2017 Att göra kropp, presentation and workshop, Art Lab Gnesta, Sweden
2017 Man ska vara snäll mot sig själv, Haninge Konsthall, Sweden
2015 KÖSZÖNÖM/TACK/THANKYOU, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
2015 Be my mother, Examination show, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm


2023 Durational Space, Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö, Sweden
2022 Market Art Fair, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm
2021 Disappearing Berlin, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin
2019 mind moves with matter, body blends into space, Kunsthall Trondheim
2018 Modernautställningen, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2018 New Materialism, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm
2018 Our Winter Show, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm
2017 SculptureMotion, Wanås Konst, Sweden
2016 The Death of Ceramics, hangmenProjects, Stockholm
2016 Körsbärsgården Konsthall, Gotland
2016 Swedish Art: Now!, Sven-Harrys konstmuseum, Stockholm
2016 Hur mycket väger ett berg?, with Magdalena Nilsson, Hangmen Projects, Stockholm
2016 EVA ÄR ORMEN I PARADISET, with Jenny Palén, Konstakademien, Stockholm
2016 Picnic electronic, performance at Fylkingen, Stockholm
2016 Visitation, Västerås Konstmuseum
2016 Kroppen glömmer inte, Stand up, Original #20, GIBCA EXTENDED, Göteborg
2015 I dream of Meadows, Examination show, Konstakademien, The Royal Art Academy, Stockholm
2014 The body does not forget, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm
2014 The Paper Székely, Performance, Weld, Cringe – a night of disfunctional comedy
2014 Pussy patrol, Performance, at 15 minutes of shame, Stockholm
2014 Pussy patrol, Performance, Moderna Bar, Stockholm
2013 Directions and shapes of a womans body, video and sculpture,Vallentuna Bibliotek
2013 Directions and shapes of a womans body clay, 24 hour performance, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm
2011 Gumizunk, video installation, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm
2011 The Paper Székely, video, BA Degree show, The Royal Academy of Arts, Stockholm
2010 En annan väg, WANÅS 2010, Wanås Foundation