Lina Selander

Lina Selander (b. 1973) lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Selander’s films are negotiations concerning questions of power and history. The montage plays a big part in the sometimes fragmented visual layers. Absence is of importance in her work: silence where we expect sound, abrupt shifts in time and place in a narrative. Selander’s work often focus on moments in history where a system or physical place collapses and something new begins to emerge. Her works revolve around images as memories, imprints and representations.

Selected works


Born 1973 in Stockholm
Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden

Artist’s homepage


2002-2003 Valand School of Fine Arts, Göteborg
1999-2000 Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
1998-1999 School of Photography and Film at the University of Gothenburg (BA)


2019 Galleria Tiziana Di Caro, Naples, Italy2019Shadow Optics, Kunst Haus Wien, Museum Hundertwasser, Wien
2017 For a Time Light Must Be Called Darkness, Argos Centre for Art and Media, Brussels, Belgium
2017 Repeat After Me, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo
2016 This Misery of Light, Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg
2015 Moment, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2015 A Series of Images About You, VOX – Centre de l’image contemporaine, Montréal (QC)
2015 Lina Selander, Galleria Tiziana Di Caro, Naples
2015 Excavation of the Image – Imprint, shadow, spectre, thought. Representing Sweden, Arsenale, The 56th Venice Biennale
2015 Open system – Silphium and other works, Iniva, Institute of International Visual Arts, London
2014 A Continuous Shift of Perspective, Örebro Konsthall, Örebro
2014 A Series of Images About You, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar
2014 Silphium, Kunsthall Trondheim, Trondheim
2013 Model of Continuation, OEI Colour Project, Stockholm
2012 Anteroom of the Real, Subjective Projections, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Berlin
2011 Lenin’s Lamp Glows In the Peasant’s Hut, Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm
2011 Light Box – Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
2010 Around the Cave of the Double Tombs, Vita Kuben, Umeå
2008 When the Sun Sets It’s All Red, Then It Disappears, Nordin Gallery, Stockholm


2018 Choreography of the Frame, WUK – Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
2018 Children of the Children of the Revolution, Färgfabriken, Stockholm
2018 Stafett, Fotogalleriet, Oslo
2017 Inhabiting the Bageion: Architecture as Critique, Athens Biennale, Greece
2016 Samlade verk! 30 år med Maria Bonnier Dahlins stiftelse, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm
2016 Screens and Mirrors, Borås Konstmuseum
2016 Galleri Riis Stockholm, with Beth Laurin
2016 Swedish Art: Now!, Sven Harrys Konstmuseum, Stockholm
2016 Soft Costs, Kunstverein Wiesen, Wiesen
2016 OEI Strata, INCA, Seattle
2016 Quem conta um conto acrescenta um ponto / If you tell a story you add more, Binz 39, Zurich and Galerie der Künstler, Munich
2015 The Kiev Biennale, The School of Kiev, Kiev
2015 The Vanishing Point of History, L’Eté photographique de Lectoure, Les Gers
2015 Facts & Fiction, Staedtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich
2015 Frames of War, Momenta Art, NYC
2014 Ghosts, Spies, and Grandmothers, SeMA Biennale, Mediacity Seoul, The 8th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul
2014 In These Great Times, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2012 Manifesta 9, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art. The Deep of the Modern, Genk
2012 La Zona, NGBK, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin
2011 What Happened to the General? TICA – Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art, Tirana
2010 The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2010 The Realism Question, Romanian Cultural Institute, Stockholm
2010 Handlung. On Producing Possibilities, Bucharest Biennale 4, Bucharest


2020 Nye Jordal Amfi, Oslo
2015 Mehr Licht! MAX IV and Lund University Start First Joint Laboratory. The European Spallation Source, MAX IV Laboratory and the Division of Nuclear Physics at Lund University. Statens konstråd
2012 Med andra ögon, Länssjukhuset i Kalmar, Landstinget i Kalmar
2012 A Small Monument of the Sense of Togetherness and a Creative Community, Slättgårdskolan, Bredäng, Stockholm. Stockholm Konst
2011 Kompositioner, Älvan preschool, Botkyrka, Stockholm. Botkyrka kommun
2011 Anteroom of the Real, Gävle Stadsbibliotek, Landstinget Gävleborg


Seoul Museum of Art
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
EMS, Stockholm
Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö
Bonniers Art Collection, Stockholm
Deutsches Buch- und Schriftmuseum, Leipzig
Bibliothèque Nordique, Paris
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
Örebro Municipally
Skissernas Museum, Lund