Lina Selander’s biography

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Lina Selander.

Lina Selander works mainly with moving images in film and video, but also with photography, text and sound. Her works are often installations where these different media and components converge and interrelate with each other. She is interested in the image’s ability and lack of ability to reproduce time, experience and memories and she explores how different narrative forms and techniques transform and change a story. Her works investigate film as medium, examining its possibilities and limitations as a form of expression, and often raise questions of representation, history and memory, around topics such as media archaeology, recording techniques, visibility and invisibility. Selander’s work has been shown at Index, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Moderna Museet and in international group shows, biennales and festivals, for example in the Manifesta 9-European Biennal of Contemporary Art 2012 and the Bucharest Biennale 4, 2010.

Born in 1973, lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Education: 2009-2010 Documentalitity, Post Graduate Course, Mejan Arc, Art and Architecture, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm; 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).

Selected solo shows: 2014 Model of Continuation, La Mirage, Montréal, QC, Canada. Silphium, Kunsthall Trondheim, Trondheim. Solo-screening and presentation, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris; 2013 Model of Continuation, OEI Colour Project, Stockholm; 2012 Selected work 2007-2011, Skånes Konstförening, Malmö; 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; Around the Cave of the Double Tombs, Black Box, Mångkulturellt centrum, Fittja, Stockholm; Light Box – Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Stone (no. 5 of 9) / Around the Cave of the Double Tombs, Krognoshuset, Lund; 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; 2006 Brytning, SAK, Stockholm; 2005 Repetition, Aggregat, Black box video, Norrköping.

Selected Video works 1999-2004, Galleri 300m3 Art Space, Göteborg; 2004 Hjärtats totala solförmörkelse, Filmform, Stockholm, Sweden.

Selected group shows and screenings: 2014: Viaggio al termine della parola / Journey to the end of the word, Galleria Tiziana Di Caro, Salerno; Different Screen, Gotlands konstmuseum, Gotland; In These Great Times, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; 2013: Projections et interludes Critiques, In the auditorium of the Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Paris; Kasseler Dokfest- The Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Nach der Bilderflut; 5th Cairo Video Festival, Medrar for Contemporary Art, Cairo. I as in Image, Moving_Image, A Contemporary ABC, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris; 59th International Short film festival Oberhausen. Videonale.14, Kunstmuseum, Bonn. 2012 Rencontres Internationales – Paris/Madrid/Berlin, Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Sinopale Biennale for Contemporary Art. Wisdom of Shadow: Art in the Era of Corrupted Information. Sinop, Turkey. Manifesta 9, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art. The Deep of the Modern, Genk, Belgium; In The Cinema at Moderna Museet, Film-Art-Philosophy, Topic: Archive; Work: Lina Selander, Lenin’s Lamp Glows in the Peasan’s Hut; La Zona, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin. Svensk bokkonst: Kungliga biblioteket, Stockholm; Deutsches Buch- und Schriftmuseum, Leipzig; Frankfurt Buchkunst International, Frankfurt am Main; Bibliothèque Nordique, Paris. 2011: Göteborg International Film Festival, Konstbio, Göteborg. A New view from an old town. New images of old ideas – Art Space Hebron, Spanish Academy, Hebron and Dar Al-Anda Gallery, Amman. With Katarina Nitsch. What Happened to the General? TICA – Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art, Tirana. Travelouge as Allegory, Artists’ books as a modern form of the production of desire, Konstakademien, Stockholm; 2010: Moderna Utställningen 2010, Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Traces, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö; Isolerad, Haninge Konsthall, Stockholm; “A Minor History of Creativity,” Galleri Pictura, Lund / Galleri BOA, Oslo / Overgaden – Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen; “Handlung. On Producing Possibilities,” Bucharest Biennale #4, Bucharest; “The Realism Question,” Romanian Cultural Institute, Stockholm; Paralelas y Meridianos, Museo de Bellas Artes, Salta/Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina; 2009: Fade Away, Cinemateket, Stockholm; Video Ex, Experimental & Video festival, Zurich; 100 Swedish Minutes, Pavilion Unicredit, Bucharest; Les Rencontres Internationales / New Cinema and Contemporary Art, Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid; 2008:  Simultan 04, Art Film Festival, Tiomisoara. Edstrand Foundation Art Prize 2008 Show at Malmö Konstmuseum; Dislocate, Ginza Art Lab, Tokyo; Sonic Voices, Rocking Hard, The Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam; August in Art Biennial, City Gallery of Varna; (No Signal), Swedish Outsiders, ICA, London; Auto Memorized, Centrum för fotografi, Stockholm; Magmart, International Videoart Festival, Naples; The Unfaithful Narrator, Studio 27, San Francisco; Arts Birthday, Moderna Museet, Stockholm; 2007: Against Time, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm. Warm Up! Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg. TRIGG, Gävle Konstcentrum, Gävle. 2006: 20 Years! Grant Recipients of the Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation 1985–2005, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm. Between us Groups II, Dum Umeni mesta Brna. PULSAR, The Caracas Contemporary Art Museum, Caracas. Singing, Swinging North, Paris Photo, Project Room, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris; Cartes Flux, Centre of Art and Technology, Espoo. Diagnosticians, Spark Video Canada, Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario; 2005: Opening Show, GAD, Oslo; Rencontres internationales – Paris/Madrid/Berlin, Centre Culturel Suedois, Paris; Analog Fictions, Swedish Research Institute, Istanbul Biennale; Echo Arts, Nicosia; Onedotzero, Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Transmediale 05, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Vers un certain point au Nord, Le Cube, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris; Transmediale Selection: Anigma 2006, Novosibirsk, India International Centre, New Delhi, Loop, Barcelona, Filmwerkstatt, Düsseldorf, Visionica, Gijon, Unsound Festival, Krakow, T E S L A im Podewils’schen Palais, Berlin, KINO.LAB, Warsawa, NEUSIS 2005, Urbino, Elektra, Montreal and Signes de Nuit, Paris; 2004: Galleri 21, Malmö, Sweden. Video Zone, The 2nd International Video-Art Biennial in Israel, Tel Aviv. Femmina International Film Festival, Verdal. Untrue Stories, Tbilisi History Museum, Tbilisi. Fylkingen Showcase at ISEA (Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts), Tallinn. Scandinavian Performance Art in NRW; E.P.I. Zentrum in Machinenhaus, Essen.










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