Galleri Riis

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.

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  1. 1995 - 2000The Royal University of Fine Arts, MA, Stockholm
  2. 1994 - 1995The Nordic Art School, Kokkola, Finland


  1. 2020Hole Whole, Fullersta Gård, Huddinge, Sweden
  2. 2019Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, Sweden
  3. 2018Bake, (performance August 23, 2018), Cecilia Hillström Gallery, Stockholm
  4. 2016En Plein Air, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel
  5. 2016STAIN, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
  6. 2014Periphery, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris
  7. 2013Galleri Riis, Stockholm
  8. 2012Painting Fucking Guilty Pleasure, Antechamber, Copenhagen
  9. 2011Reflections: Body vs. Material, Trelleborgs Museum, Trelleborg
  10. 2010TOOLS, Elastic Gallery, Malmö
  11. 2010Spegelvända hålrum, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar
  12. 2008In i, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Malmö
  13. 2006Elastic Gallery, Malmö
  14. 2006Galleri Mors Mössa, Göteborg
  15. 2005Gallerie Hartwich, Rügen, Germany
  16. 2004action trans action, Natalia Goldin Gallery, Stockholm
  17. 2000Faktum, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm. In collaboration with Camilla Akraka.


  1. 2018Intimacy, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
  2. 2017Translation Theme Park, CAVE, Tokyo, Japan
  3. 2017Summer Exhibition, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, Sweden
  4. 2016Women don't paint very well, Hangmen Projects, Stockholm
  5. 2016Samlade verk! 30 år med Maria Bonnier Dahlins stiftelse
  6. 2015Powerful Babies: Keith Haring's Impact on Artists Today, Spritmuseum, Stockholm
  7. 2015Spreading the Seed, The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York
  8. 2014Leak, ISSUE Project Room, New York
  9. 2014Meat Balls, The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York
  10. 2014Embodied Spaces, Trondheim kunstmuseum, Norway
  11. 2014Suecia Contemporare, Kalmar konstmuseum
  12. 2014Take Form, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
  13. 2013Shapes in the Making, Lunds Konsthall, Lund
  14. 2013Gumbostrand Konst och Form, Söderkulla, Finland
  15. 2013Baltic Sea Record, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany
  16. 2013Distinguished from the melee of user comments and structurally misogynist chat rooms harbouring rapid-fire trolls, Galleri S:t Gertrud, Malmö
  17. 2012Fingrar och flaggor, Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö
  18. 2012Heavy Metal, Ystads Konstmuseum, Ystad
  19. 2011Konsumera Mera, Norrköping Konstmuseum, Norrköping
  20. 2010CUT, Crystal, Stockholm
  21. 2010Cash Flow, Botkyrka konsthall, Stockholm
  22. 2009Får ej övertäckas, Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Eskilstuna
  23. 20091a Space, Hong Kong, China
  24. 2008Performative formations, IHC Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi, India
  25. 2005Parallel Visions DCAD, Wilmington Delaware, USA
  26. 2005Fluxus favorites Moderna museet, Stockholm
  27. 2005Sydkraft, Loop-Raum für aktuelle Kunst, Berlin, Germany
  28. 2004This is the place, Alma Löv Museum, Ö:a Ämtevik
  29. 20034 svenskar, Wanås, Knislinge