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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.

Born in 1973

Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden

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  1. 2019Galleria Tiziana Di Caro, Naples, Italy
  2. 2019Shadow Optics, Kunst Haus Wien, Museum Hundertwasser, Wien
  3. 2017For a Time Light Must Be Called Darkness, Argos Centre for Art and Media, Brussels, Belgium
  4. 2017Repeat After Me, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo
  5. 2016This Misery of Light, Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg
  6. 2015Moment, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
  7. 2015A Series of Images About You, VOX - Centre de l'image contemporaine, Montréal (QC)
  8. 2015Lina Selander, Galleria Tiziana Di Caro, Naples
  9. 2015Excavation of the Image - Imprint, shadow, spectre, thought. Representing Sweden, Arsenale, The 56th Venice Biennale
  10. 2015Open system - Silphium and other works, Iniva, Institute of International Visual Arts, London
  11. 2014A Continuous Shift of Perspective, Örebro Konsthall, Örebro
  12. 2014A Series of Images About You, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar
  13. 2014Silphium, Kunsthall Trondheim, Trondheim
  14. 2013Model of Continuation, OEI Colour Project, Stockholm
  15. 2012Anteroom of the Real, Subjective Projections, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Berlin
  16. 2011Lenin's Lamp Glows In the Peasant's Hut, Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm
  17. 2011Light Box – Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
  18. 2010Around the Cave of the Double Tombs, Vita Kuben, Umeå
  19. 2008When the Sun Sets It's All Red, Then It Disappears, Nordin Gallery, Stockholm


  1. 2018Choreography of the Frame, WUK - Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
  2. 2018Children of the Children of the Revolution, Färgfabriken, Stockholm
  3. 2018Stafett, Fotogalleriet, Oslo
  4. 2017Inhabiting the Bageion: Architecture as Critique, Athens Biennale, Greece
  5. 2016Samlade verk! 30 år med Maria Bonnier Dahlins stiftelse, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm
  6. 2016Screens and Mirrors, Borås Konstmuseum
  7. 2016Galleri Riis Stockholm, with Beth Laurin
  8. 2016Swedish Art: Now!, Sven Harrys Konstmuseum, Stockholm
  9. 2016Soft Costs, Kunstverein Wiesen, Wiesen
  10. 2016OEI Strata, INCA, Seattle
  11. 2016Quem conta um conto acrescenta um ponto / If you tell a story you add more, Binz 39, Zurich and Galerie der Künstler, Munich
  12. 2015The Kiev Biennale, The School of Kiev, Kiev
  13. 2015The Vanishing Point of History, L'Eté photographique de Lectoure, Les Gers
  14. 2015Facts & Fiction, Staedtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich
  15. 2015Frames of War, Momenta Art, NYC
  16. 2014Ghosts, Spies, and Grandmothers, SeMA Biennale, Mediacity Seoul, The 8th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul
  17. 2014In These Great Times, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
  18. 2012Manifesta 9, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art. The Deep of the Modern, Genk
  19. 2012La Zona, NGBK, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin
  20. 2011What Happened to the General? TICA – Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art, Tirana
  21. 2010The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
  22. 2010The Realism Question, Romanian Cultural Institute, Stockholm
  23. 2010Handlung. On Producing Possibilities, Bucharest Biennale 4, Bucharest


  1. 2017Les Recontres Internationales/ New Cinema and Contemporary Art, Paris/Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
  2. 2016Les Rencontres Internationales/ New Cinema and Contemporary Art, Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
  3. 2015Solo-screening, Cinemateket, Bio Viktor Stockholm
  4. 2015Carte Blanche, Porto/Post/Doc, Teatro Rivoli, Porto
  5. 2015Festival OFFoff, Gent
  6. 2014Solo-screening, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris
  7. 20146th Cairo Video Festival, Medrar for Contemporary Art, Cairo
  8. 2013Solo Screening, Projections et interludes Critiques, Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Paris
  9. 2013Kasseler Dokfest - The Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Nach der Bilderflut
  10. 2013I as in Image, Moving_Image, A Contemporary ABC, Gaîté Lyrique in Paris
  11. 201359th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
  12. 2012Solo Screening, In the Cinema at Moderna Museet, Film-Art-Philosophy, Stockholm


  1. 2015Mehr 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
  2. 2012Med andra ögon, Länssjukhuset i Kalmar, Landstinget i Kalmar
  3. 2012A Small Monument of the Sense of Togetherness and a Creative Community, Slättgårdskolan, Bredäng, Stockholm. Stockholm Konst
  4. 2011Kompositioner, Älvan preschool, Botkyrka, Stockholm. Botkyrka kommun
  5. 2011Anteroom of the Real, Gävle Stadsbibliotek, Landstinget Gävleborg