Galleri Riis

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.

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  1. 2002-2004Elecroacoustic Music (EAM-linjen), Stockholm
  2. 1995-1996Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Video Department, Stockholm
  3. 1992-1995Academy of Photography, Konstfack, Stockholm


  1. 2020Systema Naturae, CFHILL, Stockholm
  2. 2019Music for Resurrected Atoms, Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch, Brussels
  3. 2018Ionosphere * Plant * Metal * Aura, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  4. 2016The Great Solar Eclipse 1868, Guntur, India, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
  5. 2016Aether & Einstein, Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art, Stockholm
  6. 2014Music for Eukaryotes, Trondheim Museum of Art
  7. 2013Musik för Eukaryoter (Music for Eukaryotes), Galleri Riis, Stockholm
  8. 2011Thought-Form Materializing, The Armory Show, Milliken Gallery, New York
  9. 2009Thought-Forms, Christian Larsen, Stockholm (Curator: Liv Stoltz)
  10. 1999Sthlm Art Fair, Focus, Y1, Mongoo, Stockholm
  11. 1997Y1, Haha standby, Stockholm
  12. 1995Ynglingagatan 1, The role-anxiety dilemma, Stockholm


  1. 2019Modern Nature, Drawing Room, London
  2. 2018Modernatutställingen (The Moderna Exhibition) at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm
  3. 2018Traces Escrites / Written Traces, Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch, Brussels, Belgium
  4. 2018The Beautiful Escape, CFHILL, Stockholm
  5. 2017Utopins Arkeologi, CFHILL, Stockholm
  6. 2016Freq_out 12 - the last edition, at The Third Man, Sewer, Vienna
  7. 2016Life Itself, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
  8. 2016Konstnären/The Artist, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
  9. 2015MOMENTUM 8 - Tunnel Vision, The Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway
  10. 2014The Drawing Room, Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art, Stockholm
  11. 2013Channelled, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden
  12. 2013Freq_out 9, Sonic Acts Festival, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands
  13. 2012Art and Music - Search for New Synesthesia, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
  14. 2012Freq_out 8, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
  15. 2011Ynglingagatan 1, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
  16. 2011Nordic Darkness, Kristinehamns Konstmuseum, Kristinehamn, Sweden
  17. 2011Music in Art, Milliken Gallery, Stockholm
  18. 2010The Moderna Exhibition 2010, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
  19. 2010Thrice Upon a Time, Magasin III, Stockholm
  20. 2010Marabouparken Park Life, Sundbyberg, Sweden
  21. 2010Worshipping the Sun, Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (Curator: Sandra Weil)
  22. 2008Sonic Voices, Rocking Hard, Neederlands Instituut voor de Mediakunst, Amsterdam
  23. 2008Changing Matters, The Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm
  24. 2007How 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)