CV – Bio

Malin Pettersson Öberg (b. in Falun, Sweden, in 1979) is a visual artist and filmmaker working in a variety of media. She holds a master’s degree in Fine art from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and has studied video and experimental film at ENSAD in Paris and the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Pettersson Öberg uses essayist formats to explore how we perceive time and describe places and cultural or national identity. Through meditative and intimate works, she sets focus on forgotten and overlooked phenomena in order to open for new interpretations and values. Since 2007, Pettersson Öberg has taken part in exhibitions and film festivals in Sweden and internationally, a.o. at ArkDes – Sweden’s National Center for Architecture and Design (2018), Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation (2017), JD Centre of Art, India (2017), Uppsala konstmuseum (2016), Kalmar konstmuseum (2015), Iaspis (2015), the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2016, 2014) and Bonniers Konsthall (2011, 2007). Her recent films are distributed by Filmform – The Art Film & Video Archive. She teaches at Nyckelviksskolan in Stockholm since 2013, and has been one of the founding members of the studio space Slakthusateljéerna.

Between 2018 and 2020, Pettersson Öberg has been on parental leave twice, for twelve and nine months.

Contact: Slakthusateljéerna
Bolidenvägen 22, 121 63 Johanneshov, Sweden
Email: malin.pettersson.oberg(at)

Current / upcoming

Autumn 2023:
Publication of the book “Model Archive – A Witness to the City”, a collaboration initiated in 2019 with Mikaela Steby Stenfalk (the book’s editor). As part of an anthology, eleven authors/professionals from various fields have been invited to contribute with texts and interviews. The publication will initiate a series of public events taking place during the fall of 2023, in collaboration with a.o. ArkDes, Index, and other platforms.

2023.08 – 2024.08: Leave of absence from my teaching position, in order to work in my studio.
Spring 2024:
Exhibition/public event in collaboration with artists Kristina Bength and Hiroko Tsuchimoto,
as part of a project in which we are departing from Japanese author Kobo Abe and his writings.

Solo / duo exhibitions and presentations

2018 – ArkDes,The Swedish National Centre for Architecture and Design, Stockholm: Modellarkivet.
Solo exhibition inaugurating the new exhibition space ”Boxen”. Curator: Mikaela Steby Stenfalk. 19 June – 26 August
——– Vallentuna kulturhus, Vallentuna, SE: Precarious Spaces Radiant Days. Solo exhibition part of the 2018
programme celebrating 150 years of relations between Sweden and Japan. Curator: Charlotta Abrahamsson. 14 April – 27 May
——— Italian Institute of Culture, Stockholm, SE: Through the Looking Glass, duo screening
with Elena Mazzi as part of a residency collaboration at NKF, 10 December
——— Italian Institute of Culture, Stockholm, SE: In the Near Past (2012), installation reinstalled in relation to Trialogue,
curated by Tatiana Letier Pinto within the framework of Decolonizing Architecture, 22 January – 4 February
2017 – Index The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm: artist talk about the film Modellarkivet
in conversation with architect and researcher Malin Zimm, 23 August
——– Designarkivet Pukeberg, SE: Tidsresor i glas. Duo exhibition with glass artist Monica Backström, 21 April – 6 May
2016 – Fylkingen, Stockholm, SE: To Visit, Research and Trace: How to Represent Invisible Spaces
performative event in co. with Hiroko Tsuchimoto and Valentina Sansone, 1 December
2015 – 69, rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, Paris: 69c2 au grenier. Duo exhibition with Chiara Bettazzi
curated by Alessandro Gallicchio and Constance Moréteau, 13 – 15 February
2014 – Konsthall C, Hökarängen, SE: Wrapped Words – Listening to Japan. Radio program/broadcast
as part of Centrifug Radio Populär, performance evening in collaboration with Hiroko Tsuchimoto, 25 November
2013 – Dalarnas Museum, Falun, SE: Platser Samlingar Namn. Solo exhibition, 15 June – 15 September
2013 – Kajsa Pontén’s Studio at Kapellgränd, Stockholm, SE: Release of the publication
Platser Samlingar Namn and screening of the video Att byta namn, 10 September
2012 – D & Department Project, Sapporo, JP: Somewhere – not here. With Hiroko Tsuchimoto, 13 – 27 July
2012 – The Swedish Institute, Paris, FR: Sunday Screening #7: Paris – An Orbit Portrait
Screening and conversation with art historians Constance Moréteau and Marion Alluchon, 10 June
2011 – Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, SE: Chorspiel och Stereoskopisk scenografi
Duo exhibition with Ulla von Brandenburg curated by Camilla Larsson, 17 Sept – 30 Oct
2008 – Duende Studios, Rotterdam, NL: Good Luck Occasions (after three months residency)
2008 – Galleri Hörnan, Falun, SE: Malin Pettersson Öberg
2007 – Wip:Konsthall, Årstaberg, SE: Avtryck. Men vädret på radion var Högtryck. Curated by Karolina Pahlén
2007 – Whyred North, Stockholm: Fanny Look (Det finns ingenting vanligt i världen) Curated by Yuvinka Medina
2007 – Galleri Konstfack, Stockholm: And in my heart there is…(Asnières) Master degree exhibition

Selected group exhibitions and screenings

2022 – Slakthusateljéerna, Stockholm, SE: Open House with members’ exhibition and party,
on the occasion of the studio association’s 10th anniversary at our current address, Bolidenvägen 22.
2021 – Vänersborgs konsthall, Vänersborg, SE: Konstvideovisning, screening of ‘Modellarkivet’ and two other films
as part of GIBCA Extended, curated by Kajsa Frostensson, 2/10
2019 – Studio Giardini, Venice, IT: Hourglass, screening and conversation together with the artists
Elena Mazzi (IT) and Theresa Reimann-Dubbers (DE), curated by Camila McHugh in co. with Love Enqvist.
——– Konstakademien, Stockholm, SE: release of the publication Ottilia Adelborg: Assembling the World
as part of the exhibition Ottilia Adelborg Revisited, curated by Sara Rossling, 8 – 18/3
——– Musikvalvet, Stockholm: Musikakademin, concert-installation with Jenny Sunesson,
Anna Giertz, Malin Pettersson Öberg, and Dryckesbröderna, as part of a project initiated by Cecilia Josefsson, 7/4
2018 – Filmform, Stockholm: Filmform Re:view – Abir Boukhari, screening programme
selected by Abir Boukhari on the theme of narratives from the city, 28/11
——– Konstepidemin, Göteborg, SE: Musikakademin, concert-installation with Jenny Sunesson,
Anna Giertz, Malin Pettersson Öberg, and Dryckesbröderna, as part of a project initiated by Cecilia Josefsson, 6/10
——– 16 public locations in the regions of Gävleborg, Uppsala and Dalarna: Videogud,
screening programme curated by Lena Ostermann, 6/9 – 19/12
——– Ottilia Adelborgmuseet, Gagnef, SE: Unfold a Place, group exhibition curated by Sara Rossling
as part of GAIR, Gagnef Artist-in-Residence Programme 2017-2018, 6/7 – 16/9
——– Skånes Konstförening, Malmö, SE: What takes a hundred years to make?
group exhibition curated by Simona Dumitriu, 08.06 – 15.07
——– Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin: screening of Modellarkivet as part of the video library, Paris
(Centre Pompidou a.o. locations) 10/4-15/4, Berlin (Haus der Kulturen der Welt) 19/6-24/6.

——– Uncut / Black Sheep Hagalund: Moving Murals & Stadens ytor – Möten mellan rörlig bild och arkitektur
participation in a seminar about architecture, moving images and public art, through a screening of the film Modellarkivet, 02.18
——– The Kramskoy Museum of Fine Arts (Governor’s House), Voronezh, Russia: Group exhibition, History of the Present
curated by Tatiana Danilevskaya,  Irina Aksenova, Nikolay Alekseev,  17.01 – 18.02
2017 – Inter Arts Center, Malmö, SE: Group exhibition, Post Digital Archives, organised by Jacek Smolicki, 09.13 – 09.19
——– Index The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, SE: Group exhibition, The Promise
curated by Axel Wieder and Nathalie Åhbeck, Index and associated locations, 03.06 – 03.09
——– JD Center of Art, Bhubaneswar, IN: Screening as part of Imaging the Arts – The 11th International Film Festival
on Art & Artists (focus: architecture).
Invited through the Swedish Embassy in New Delhi and the Swedish Institute, 27.01-29.01
——– SÍM Gallery, Reykjavík, IS: Group exhibition, It helps to anticipate things that have not happened, residency productions, 26.01-27.01
2016 – Uppsala konstmuseum, Uppsala, SE: Group exhibition Rummets rymder 1974 – en inackorderingsplats för ihågkomna
och glömda rum (Species of Spaces 1974 – An Accommodation of Retained and Forgotten Locations)
——– The Glass Factory, Boda, SE: Group exhibition Massa i rörelse (Moving Mass), as part of the project with the same title, 03.09-16.10
——– Galerie Make it Marseille, Marseille, FR: Group exhibition as part of Festival Air d’Islande à Marseille, 17-19.06
——– Slipvillan, Stockholm: Screening of the film Everyday Archives II (Flyers 1998 – 2008) as part of the group exhibition and performance event Tagen på bar gärning (Caught in the Act), organised by Osäkerhetsprincipen, 11.06
——– Biograf Zita, Stockholm: Screening of Journal of Earth Sciences as part of the Air d’Islande Productions in Isländska filmdagar, 04.06
——– 62 International short film festival Oberhausen, DE: Screening of Reading Glass as part of the Filmform market screening, 08.05
——– Institut Finlandais, Paris, FR: Screening of two films as part of the Polar festival, 15.04
——– Kalmar konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden: Massa i rörelse (Moving Mass), 05.12.15-28.02.16. Group exhibition with six artists working collaboratively in the Kingdom of Crystal 2014-2016
2015 – IASPIS The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists, Stockholm: Translating Places and Constructing Landscapes, 28.08. Screening of the film Journal of Earth Sciences
as part of a screening programme and presentation of the exchange project Slakthusateljéerna + Air d’Islande.
——– Slakthusateljéerna, Stockholm: Impossible Possession, 26-30/8. Group exhibition in connection to Translating Places and Constructing Landscapes and the exchange project Slakthusateljéerna + Air d’Islande.
——– Institut Finlandais, Paris: Inlands / Escapades Nordiques, 6-7.02. Exhibition and screening.
2014 – Swedish Film Institute website: Short Film Day 2014. Online screening of Everyday Archives II (Flyers 1998 – 2008) as part of the short film month, December 2014.
——– Bio Rio, Stockholm: Filmform News 2014, 29.09. Screening of the film Everyday Archives II (Flyers 1998 – 2008) as part of a screening programme assembled by Filmform
——– Slakthuset, Stockholm: Nattklubben, 26.09. Performance, Kronologi II, as part of a performance evening organized by Petra Axelsson and Tobias Sjöberg, in relation to their exhibition Larger Than Life – Absorbing Light at Konstnärshuset, Stockholm
——– Oberhausen, DE: 60th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 1.6. – 6.6. Screening of the film Everyday Archives II (Flyers 1998 – 2008) as part of the Market Screening by Filmform
2013 – Galerie Gourvennec Ogor, Marseille, FR: Last Dance. Group exhibition curated by Le Syndicat Magnifique as part of Marseille-Provence European Capital of Culture, 19.12.13 – 08.02.14
——– Gustav Adolfs torg, Stockholm Culture Festival, SE: Silverfabriken. Evening programme celebrating the band Velvet Underground,  14.08.
2012 – Italian Institute of Culture, Stockholm, SE: Volumi Contrastanti / Kontrasterande Volymer 29.08 – 28.09. Site-specific group exhibition with/by Italian, Swedish and Finnish artists and curators
——– Magasinet, Falun, SE: Eternal Return 2012 05.16 – 05.26. Group exhibition organized by Kajsa Pontén, Magasinet and Falu Kommun / Skapande Skola
——– Galerie Area, Paris, FR: Memento 03.04 – 28.04. Group exhibition organized by Portrait la Galerie and Jeune Création, on the occasion of the Area Review: Artiste, un métier?
——– Die Bäckerei + Institut Français, Innsbruck, AU: Celeste im Berg 09.02 – 29.02. Self-organized video exhibition and screening
2011 – Galleri Mejan, Stockholm, SE: Site Sensitive Acts 29.06 – 03.07. Video exhibition in co. with Hiroko Tsuchimoto, Marko Bandobranski & Tomas Stark (Gomfilm), Sofia Törnblad, Vygandas Simbelis. Text by Johanne Nordby Wernœ
——– Slakthusateljéerna, Stockholm, SE: Float All in Windows 18.05 – 22.05. Group exhibition by 25 artists working at the studio association Slakthusateljéerna in Johanneshov
——– Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK: The Spring Exhibition 03.03 – 25.04. Group exhibition with emerging artists, where I participated (and were nominated for the jury prize) together with Sébastien Berthier
——– Konstakademien / The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, SE: Travelogue as Allegory 05.03 – 20.03. Exhibition with artists’ books and printed matter curated by Maja Wismer, part of a workshop at the Royal Institute of Art
——– Primo Piano Gallery, Lecce, IT: We are the history because we tell us 08.01 – 02.02. Group exhibition curated by Dores Sacquegna
2010 – City center of Falun, SE: Falun Walk of Art 13.11.10 – 15.01.11. Video exhibition with screenings in the public environment arranged by Centrala Stadsrum and Magasinet
——- Instituto Cervantes, Stockholm: Muestra de arte audiovisual 18/10. Video art and animation screening from Spain, Chile, Argentina and Sweden, arr. by Paula Urbano.
——– Galerie Jeune Création, Paris, FR: AUTO/Portraits 18.09 – 03.10. Group exhibition with around 20 artists curated by the association of writers, Portraits la Galerie
——– Konsthall C, Hökarängen, SE: Techniques of Persuasion 05.06 – 04.07. Exhibition with the first year of the Master at Konstfack’s Art Department, curated by Viveka Forssman and Marina Norohna
2009 – Botkyrka Konsthall, Tumba (Stockholm), SE: Labyrint 09 – Writings and Observations 09.11.09 – 09.01.10. Second exhibition by Labyrint Press, with 200 artists’ books and publications
——-  CentQuatre Établissement Artistique de la Ville de Paris, Paris, FR: Jeune Création 2009 04.11 – 08.11. Group exhibition with emerging artists, arranged by the associations Jeune Création and Portraits la Galerie
——– Galerie Intuiti, Paris, FR: EX SITU 1000 cm2 Art Magazine 21.10-20.11. Editorial project by Guillaume Aubry where 18 artists participated with printed art works
——– Magasinet, Falun, SE: Eternal Return 05.10 – 12.10. Exhibition and pedagogical project curated by Kajsa Pontén, in collaboration with Magasinet and Falun Municipality
2008 – IrmaVepLab, Châtillon-sur-Marne, FR: L’anomalie d’Ararat (edition of badges)
——– The Swedish Printmakers’ Society, Stockholm: Artists’ Books after a course with Leif Elggren
2007 – Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm: In search of the lost self – 15 art students. Curators: Camilla Larsson, Marianna Garin, Sinziana Ravini
——– University Sculpture park, Linköping, SE: Permanens. Initiated and funded by Akademiska Hus
——– Konstfack University, Telefonplan, Stockholm: Graduation Show 2007. Curated by Renée Padt
——– Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, FR: Portes Ouvertes 2007 (screening)
2005 – Galleri Konstfack, Telefonplan, Stockholm: P.I.M.P. Painting Is My Pony. In co. with Sara Nilsson, Dan Spegel, Henrik Stenberg
——– Skulpturens Hus, Hägersten, Stockholm: Harder Better Faster Stronger. Bachelor Degree exhibition, Konstfack
——– Marie Laveau, Stockholm: Club Paradise + Avant le club. Arr. by Karin Gille (screening)
——– Nalen, Stockholm: Klubb Kaskelot. Culture festival with a.o. Hans Appelqvist, Sara Nilsson, Dan Spegel, Henrik Stenberg (screening)
——– Klubb Mondo, Stockholm: Party, International Women’s Day arranged by the magazines Bang and Femkul (screening)
——– Tantogården, Stockholm: Kaskelotfestivalen. Culture festival (screening)
——– Dalarnas Museum, Falun: Konst och filmdagen. Initiated by Film i Dalarna, Dalarnas Konstförening and Dalarnas Museum (screening)
2004 – Kulturhuset Galleri K1: Tungan The Open Mouth. In co. with Sofia and Viktor Rundgren, Royal Institute of Art
——– Telefonplan Subway station, Stockholm: Från plats till plats. Exhibition and course about public art by Beatrice Hansson and Ulrika Sparre
——– Bodø, NO: Drive In Screening. Initiated by Fantastic Norway (screening)
——– Konstakuten, Stockholm: Hår & Systerskap. Feminist culture festival, initiated by V. Brännström, M. Arnell (screening)
2003 – Galleri Konstfack, Gärdet, Stockholm: Kira Carpelan, Malin Pettersson Öberg and Per Nyström
——– Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm: Vårsalongen 2003

Writing / publications

2020 – Ottilia Adelborgs klipparkiv – ett fönster mot världen, contribution to OEI #86–87:
Publishing Practices, Publishing Poetics (and Contemporary Poetry from Canada)
2018 – Ottilia Adelborg: Assembling the World, publication produced in collaboration with Jacek Smolicki
as part of the international exchange programme G/AIR Gagnef artist-in-residence 2017-2018
2017 – Notes on Everyday Archives, contribution to the Para-Archives editorial project by Jacek Smolicki / Malmö Högskola
2017 – Reading Glass, contribution to the book Glass is Moving Mass, published by Konstfrämjandet
as a concluding part of the three year long site-specific art project Moving Mass 
2016 – Att nagla fast tiden i rummet (Nailing Down Time in Space), essay published as part of the book Rummets rymder 1974 – En inackorderingsplats för ihågkomna och glömda rum (Species of Spaces 1974 – An Accommodation of Retained and Forgotten Locations)
Arvinius + Orfeus, in co. with Uppsala konstmuseum, ISBN 978-91-87543-92-0
2013 – Platser Samlingar Namn. Softbound book, published in collaboration with Kajsa Pontén on the occasion of the exhibition Platser Samlingar Namn at Dalarnas museum, with support from Längmanska kulturfonden and Dalarnas museum.
Text contributions by Camilla Larsson, Karl Steinick and Elina Suoyrjö, ISBN 978-91-637-3029-0
2012 – In the Near Past. Leporello prints with quoted images and texts produced on the occasion of the exhibition
Volumi Contrastanti / Kontrasterande Volymer, Stockholm
2012 – Japan – A Borrowed Scenery. Leporello publication with quoted images and texts
produced on the occasion of the exhibition Somewhere, not here in Japan
2010 – Group etc. Collaborative online writing project initiated by a.o. Shirin Sabahi,
2009 – EX 1000 cm2 Art Magazine, Paris: Paris (By Heart). Published within an editorial project initiated
by Guillaume Aubry (transformed into an artist book in 2010)
2008 – Duende Studios, Rotterdam: Good Luck Occasions. Publication produced with the support of Sébastien Berthier
2007 – Whyred Art Project, Stockholm: Det finns ingenting vanligt i världen. Produced with the support of Yuvinka Medina and Whyred
2006 – Konstfack University, Stockholm: Artistic statement. Master degree essay, tutor Katji Lindberg

Selected press / bibliography

2018 – SVT Nyheter / Stockholm: Hemliga modeller visar miniatyrstaden Stockholm
Television clip about the exhibition Modellarkivet, Astrid Eiderbrant, 22 Jun.
——– Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm: Film på ArkDes: “Staden slängde 20 ton husmodeller på tippen”
Review of the exhibition Modellarkivet, Lars Epstein, 19 Jun.
2017 – Svenska Dagbladet, SE: Vem har rätt till staden?, review of the exhibition The Promise, Håkan Nilsson, 6 Aug.
——– Kunstkritikk, SE: Kampen om staden, review of the exhibition The Promise, Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen, 12 Jun.
——– Dalarnas Tidningar, SE: Reflekterar kring arvet efter Ottilia, newspaper article about the project GAIR, Kent Ohlsson, 20 Jul.
——– Sveriges Radio P1, Umbra programmet om färg: Svart: kunglig, borgerlig och melankolisk
participation in radio program about the color black, 18 March
——– The Pioneer, Bhubaneswar, India: City to host 3-day fest of films on art and artists, newspaper article by Shyamhari Chakra, 26 Jan.
——– Konstfrämjandet, Stockholm: Glass is Moving Mass, book published as the concluding part of the project Moving Mass
with the text contribution Reading Glass – An Extended Commentary, written by Ola Ståhl in relation to the film Reading Glass, April
2016 – Uppsala Nya Tidning, Uppsala, SE: Rumsligheter på konstmuseet, article by Susanne Sigroth-Lambe
on the occasion of Species of Spaces 1974, 28 Sept.
——– La Provence, Marseille: Un ”Air d’Islande” va souffler à Marseille, exhibition review by Joëlle Bensimon, 16 Jun.
——– Dagens Nyheter: Tillfällighet eller statement? Arbetsprocesser i historia och nutid, exhibition review, Massa i rörelse, Dan Jönsson, 28 Jan.
2015 – Sveriges Radio Kalmar: short interview with Malin Pettersson Öberg and Caroline Mårtensson about Massa i rörelse, 3 Dec.
——– Uppsala student radio 98.9: Japansk samtidskonst. a.o. interview on the occasion of a lecture at Uppsala konstmuseum, 14 Apr.
——– 69c2 au grenier – Una scalata artistica in soffitta, review of the exhibition 69c2 au grenier, Paris, by Fabiola Mele, 17 Feb.
2014 – Thinking Through Painting/Arvenius+Orefeus Publishing: Studio Talks – Thinking Through Painting
conversation with Kristina Bength and Jan Rydén published in book, 4 Oct.
——– 60. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, film festival catalogue, 1-6 May.
——– La Provence, Marseille: ”Last dance” pour faire valser le début d’année,  by Gwenola Gabellec, 9 Jan.
2013 – Tidningen Arbetet: Veckans konst: Malin Pettersson Öberg, by Thomas Olsson, 10 Sep.
——– Sveriges Radio Dalanytt: Tillvaron ramas in på Dalarnas museum, by Sally Henriksson, 17 Jun.
——– Dalarnas Tidningar: Konsten att verka utanför ramarna, by Michael Eriksson, 15 Jun.
2012 – Dalarnas Tidningar: Pettersson Öberg undersöker nationalitet, article by Cecilia Ekebjär, 17 Sep.
——– Artforum International: Ulla von Brandenburg/Malin Pettersson Öberg, exhibition review by Nina Möntmann, February issue
2011 – Frieze Magazine’s blog: Best of 2011, list of exhibitions 2011 chosen by Jochen Volz, 24 Dec.
——– Kulturtidskriften FLM: Flerstämmigt, trialogue written by Cecilia Björk, 8 Oct.
——– Körspel med utåtriktad scenografi, short online review by Thomas Olsson, 30 Sep.
——– Dalarnas Tidningar: Falukonstnär skapar mjuka rum i Spetsen, newspaper review by Cecilia Ekebjär, 29 Sep.
——– Dalademokraten: Malin Pettersson Öberg ställer ut på Bonniers, short article by Ulf Lundén, 7 Sep.
2010 – Dalarnas Tidningar: Kartläggningar med text och bild, newspaper portrait by Cecilia Ekebjär, 12 Nov.
——– Malin Pettersson Öberg: There is nothing ordinary in the world, critical essay by Constance Moréteau, 1 Sep.
2008 – Dalarnas Tidningar: Kommunikation i offentliga rum, newspaper review by Marianne Törner, 10 Feb.
——– Dalademokraten: Vill väcka tankar, newspaper review byUlf Lundén, 5 Feb.
2007 – Whyred Art Project, Stockholm: Malin Pettersson Öberg, short online review by Anders Olofsson, 15 Aug.
——– Bonniers Konsthall: In search of the lost self /Malin Pettersson Öberg, exhibition folder, text by Camilla Larsson, 17 May.

Grants and residencies

2022 – Stiftelsen Konung Gustav VI Adolfs fond för svensk kultur: book production support
2022 – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee: two year working grant
2021 – Stockholms Stads kulturförvaltning: studio support, 2021 – 2023
2020 – Längmanska kulturfonden: printing support for the book Modellarkivet – Ett vittne till staden
2020 – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee: project grant for the book and program series Modellarkivet
2019 – Estrid Ericson Foundation: support for the book project Modellarkivet – Ett vittne till staden
2018 – Iaspis/Swedish Arts Grants Committee: exchange grant for collaboration in Stockholm with Elena Mazzi (IT)
——– G/AIR Gagnef Artist in Residence, Gagnef, SE: participation in the international
artist-in-residence programme Arvet efter Ottilia, 2017-2018, 25 June – 6 July
——– Stockholms Stads kulturförvaltning: studio support, 2018 – 2020
2017 – G/AIR Gagnef Artist in Residence, Gagnef, SE: participation in the international
artist-in-residence programme Arvet efter Ottilia, 2017-2018, 28 June – 18 July
——– SÍM, Reykjavik, IS: research residency in co. with Ann Guillaume (FR), January
2016 – Iaspis/Swedish Arts Grants Committee: exchange grant for residency in Iceland
——– Youkobo Artist Space, Tokyo, JP: research residency, April + May
——– Iaspis/Swedish Arts Grants Committee: exchange travel grant research trip to Japan
——– Swedish Institute, Paris: guest flat / research for the project Rummets rymder 1974 –
En inackorderingsplats för ihågkomna och glömda rum. 
February 2-29th
2015 – Nordic Culture Fund: Opstart grant for the Nordic collaboration Translating Places and Constructing Landscapes
——– Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris: residency January + February
——– Stockholms Stads kulturförvaltning: studio support, 2015 – 2017
2014 – Iaspis/Swedish Arts Grants Committee: exchange grant for screening in Paris as part of
the exchange project Slakthusateljéerna+Air d’Islande, Paris 7 February
——– Swedish Arts Grants Committee: two year working grant
——– Landstinget Dalarnas Kulturstipendium 2014
——– Iaspis/Swedish Arts Grants Committee: exchange grant for the collaborative residency project
Slakthusateljéerna+Air d’Islande, Stockholm 1 – 15 December
——– Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, East Iceland: residency as part of the collaborative residency project
Slakthusateljéerna+Air d’Islande, 1 – 10 August
——– Iaspis/Swedish Arts Grants Committee: exchange grant for residency in Iceland
——– Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundation: research travel grant for the project
Borrowed Sceneries. Enquiries on Identity and Appropriation, Japan
2013 – Stiftelsen Längmanska kulturfonden, grant for printed matter
——– Swedish Institute, Paris: guest flat, February (co. with the writer Karl Steinick)
——– Japanstiftelsen/The Scholarship Foundation for Studies of Japanese Society:
research travel grant for the project Borrowed Sceneries. Enquiries on Identity and Appropriation.
2012 – Iaspis/Swedish Arts Grants Committee: exchange grant for collaborative project
——– Iaspis/Swedish Arts Grants Committee: exchange grant for exhibition in Japan
——– Cité Internationale des Arts (via Konstakademien) Paris: 2 month studio residency, May-June
——– Stockholms Stads kulturförvaltning: studio support, 2012-2014
——– Swedish Institute, Paris: guest flat, January
2011 – Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundation: research travel grant, Japan
2010 – Swedish Arts Grants Committee: one year working grant
2008 – Swedish Arts Grants Committee: assistant grant, 10 months with Ulla von Brandenburg, Paris
——– Duende Studios, Rotterdam: 3 months’ studio residency, exhibition
2007 – Falun Municipality Culture Grant
2007, 2006, 2004, 2003 Berlin, Konstfack and Umeå College of Art’s studio: 2-4 weeks studio residencies
2005 – Film contest by Dalarnas Museum, Film i Dalarna, Dalarnas KF
2002 – Åhlénsstipendiet
——– Bröderna Molanders Stiftelse
2001 – Garvis Minnesfond
1997 – Milkostipendiet

Commissions and representation 

2017 – Filmform – The Art Film and Video Archive, Stockholm: Modellarkivet (2017)
2016 – Filmform – The Art Film and Video Archive, Stockholm: Reading Glass (2015)
2014 – Filmform – The Art Film and Video Archive, Stockholm: Everyday Archives II (Flyers 1998 – 2008), (2013)
2014 – Dalarnas museum, Falun, SE: Paris – An Orbit Portrait (video piece, edition 1/6)
2011 – Timeline /Konstfack University video archive, Stockholm: Paris – An Orbit Portrait
2009 – Botkyrka Konsthall / Labyrint Press, SE: artist books: Good Luck Occasions, Paris (By Heart)
2007 – University Sculpture Park, Linköping, SE: 21.52 – Do u want to join us?, purchased by Akademiska Hus
2003 – Private collectors, Stockholm, paintings (Surroundings) through the Spring Exhibition 2003, Liljevalchs Konsthall

Teaching, lectures and public conversations

2021 – Nyckelviksskolan preparatory school of arts, crafts and design, Stockholm:
teacher in painting and drawing, ongoing from Aug. 2013 –

2018 – Vallentuna kulturhus, Vallentuna, SE: Ett samtal om konst, arkeologi och kärnkraft. Conversation between
the archaeologist Cornelius Holtorf and Malin Pettersson Öberg in relation to the exhibition Precarious Spaces Radiant Days, 22 Apr.
——– ArkDes, The Swedish National Centre for Architecture and Design, Stockholm: Screening and presentation
of the film Modellarkivet for highschool students from Fryshuset’s Dance Programme, 19 Aug.
——– Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm:
Lecture as part of the course Fotografins och videokonstens historia, organised by Svante Larsson and Annika Wik, 18 Jan.
2017 – Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm: artist talk about the film Modellarkivet
in conversation with architect and researcher Malin Zimm, 23 Aug.
——– The Urban Planning Department, Stockholm: guided visit in the model archive
organised in collaboration with model maker Harri Anttila as part of The Promise, 23 Aug.
——– Konstfrämjandet, Stockholm: group presentation of the book Glas är massa i rörelse (Glass is Moving Mass)
as part of the 70-year anniversary Jubileumsfest – Konstfrämjandet 70 år!, 2 Sept.
——– Magasinet, Gagnef, SE: workshop as part of the international residency project G/AIR – Gagnef Artist-in-Residence, 13-14 Jul.
——– Carl Larsson-gården, Sundborn, SE: performative reading as part of Camilla Larsson’s lecture Ottilia Adelborg today. Notes on contemporary art and ”preposterous history” revisited, 5 Jul.
——– Missionen, Gagnef, SE: artist talk as part of the international residency project G/AIR – Gagnef Artist-in-Residence, 29 Jun.
——– The Glass Factory, Boda Glasbruk, SE: participation in the release of the book Glass is Moving Mass
in co. with Konstfrämjandet. Bus tour through Småland, 12 – 9 pm, 22 Apr.
——– Designarkivet Pukeberg, SE: conversation with glass designer Monica Backström on the occasion of
the duo exhibition Tidsresor i glas, on the theme Seende och resande – glaset som verktyg för att upptäcka världen, 23 Apr.
——– Ölands Folkhögskola, Öland, SE: presentation and screening of Reading Glass
as part of the archaeology + arts conference and workshop Experimentellt kulturarv #3
——– JD Center of Art, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, IN: presentation as part of Imaging the Arts –
The 11th International Film Festival on Art & Artists (focus: architecture), 28 Jan.
2016 – Royal School of Architecture, Stockholm, SE: guest critique of master projects under Studio 5: Imagined Realities, 15 Dec.
——– Royal School of Architecture, Stockholm, SE: presentation of the project Precarious Spaces, Radiant Days (2016)
for master students in Studio 5: Imagined Realities,20 Oct.
——– Uppsala konstmuseum, SE: presentation as part of an evening about Georges Perec, in relation to
the group exhibition Species of Spaces 1974 – An Accommodation of Retained and Forgotten Locations, 13 Oct.
——– The Glass Factory, Boda, SE: conversation in the archives and glassworks, between Malin Pettersson Öberg and
glass designer Monica Backström, Emma Karlsson, head of collections and documentation, and archaeologist Bodil Petersson, 4 Sept.
——– The Nordic Art Association, Stockholm: presentation as part of The Legacy Complex symposium, organized by 0s+1s
at the Nordic Art Association’s guest studio Malongen, Stockholm, 28-29 June
——– Tsukuba University, Faculty of Art and Design, Tokyo, JP:
Open presentation for students and teachers from various departments, 25 May
——– Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, JP: Open research-in-progress presentation
——– Tokyo University of the Arts / Geidai: Presentation and guest teaching with 2nd year students
as part of the course given by Jaime Humphreys, Ueno Campus, Tokyo, JP, 17 May
——– Kalmar konstmuseum/Designarkivet Pukeberg: Presentation as part of the conference
Art and the Manifestation of Social Change, organised by Lisa Rosendahl and Moving Mass
in connection to the exhibition Moving Mass at Kalmar konstmuseum, Kalmar, SE, 18-19 Feb.
——– Tokyo University of the Arts /Geidai: Presentation and guest critique with 1st year students
as part of the course given by Hiroshi Egaitsu, Toride Campus, Tokyo, JP, 22 Jan.
2015 – Carrara Academy of Fine Arts, Bergamo, IT: Presentation
as part of the course in photography held by Linda Fregni Nagler, Bergamo, IT, 12 May
——– Uppsala konstmuseum: Lecture, Kulturella översättningar. Japanska konstnärer om identitet och Fukushima,
in connection to the exhibition Translation Theme Park, Uppsala, SE, 8 Apr.
2013 – Stenebyskolan, Dals Långed, SE: one week-workshop in installation art and spatial work
with students at the department Kläder, as part of the guest teaching by Lina Selander, Feb.
2012 – Studio presentation for students and teachers at Örebro Konstskola during their study trip to Paris
held in the Swedish residency studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR, 9 May
2010 – Lecture and studio visits at Gerlesborgsskolan preparatory art school in Stockholm, 8 September
2009 – Three presentations for high school- and upper secondary school students, politicians and companies, in Falun
in connection to the exhibition Eternal Return, Magasinet, Falun, SE, Oct.

Other experience

2019 – Board member of NKF: The Nordic Art Association, 2015 – 2019
2016 – Organizer of the international exchange project Slakthusateljéerna + Air d’Islande
in collaboration with Ari Allansson, 2014-2016
2015 – Organizer of Japanese book circle together with Hiroko Tsuchimoto
Slakthusateljéerna, Stockholm (27 Apr, 16 Jun, 8 Sept, 17 Nov)
2014 – Co-founder and board member of the studio association and project space Slakthusateljéerna, Stockholm, SE, 2010 – 2014
2013 – Exhibition host and administrator at Konsthall C in Hökarängen, December 2010 – June 2013
——– Economy assistant at Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, March – June 2013
——– Installation of wall paintings by Kay Rosen at Marabouparken, Stockholm, Apr.
2012 – Transcription of interviews and seminars, for a.o. Sigrid Sandström (Thinking through Painting)
and Ingela Johansson (Vad hände med strejkkonsten?), Dec.
——– Organizer of the exhibition Perspectivism at Slakthusateljéerna in collaboration Cinthya Oliveira
with support of Konstfack/CuratorLab and Iaspis, 19-23 Sept.
2010 – Extra exhibition host at Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm, Sept 2010 – March 2011
——– Installation of wall painting by Daniel Buren, at Hudiksvallsgatan 8 Stockholm /Christian Larsen Gallery, September
——– Installation of wall paintings by Niklas Seglevi, commissioned by the Swedish Arts Council, Skövde, Sweden Feb-March
2009 – Host during the exhibition Tänk på Döden, produced by Mobile Art Production for Stockholms Kulturfestival, August
Production, installation and assistant work for Ulla von Brandenburg, Paris:
2009 – Making worlds. 53rd International Exhibition, Venice (production)
——– Le Plateau, Frac Ile-de-France: Name or Number, Paris
——– Chisenhale Gallery: Ulla von Brandenburg, London
2008 – Castello di Rivoli: 50 Moons of Saturn. 2nd Torino Triennale, Torino
——– Artissima Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea no. 15, Torino
——– CCA Wattis Institute of Contemorary Arts: The Wizard of Oz. San-Francisco (production)
——– Kunst-Werke: Publikum. Berlin
——– Château de Chamarande: Legende. Paris (production)
——– Irish Museum of Modern Art: Whose beginning is not, nor end cannot be. Dublin
——– About Change Collection: Chapter One. Berlin
——– Kunstverein Duesseldorf: Where there is a network of red over the green. Düsseldorf
——– Stedelijk Museum / Docking Station: La Maison. Amsterdam
2007 – Bonniers Konsthall: Against Time. Stockholm


2012 – Public Art and City Planning, 6 week-course organized by The Swedish Artists’ National Organization
2010-2011 – One year Project program in video for professional artists, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
2002-2007 – M.F.A. and B.F.A. in Fine Arts, Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm
2006-2007 – Erasmus exchange of 4 months, Video dept. Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
1999-2002 – Painting and drawing, Gerlesborgsskolan preparatory art school, Stockholm
1998-2000 – Studies in art theory, philosophy and theater history, Stockholm University

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