Dawid (Björn Dawidsson) is one of Sweden’s most respected and well known photo based artists.
The main body of work are rare Vintage Silver Gelatin Prints but he also has recent work where he has utilised the possibilities of digitalisation proving his continous experimentation with both ancient and modern techniques and equipment.

Dawid has been called Sweden´s first post-modern artist and has for over thirty years been making series of photographically based artworks examining the nature of the medium and exploring issues of perception. He began photographing in the late sixties, documenting incongruous moments with a wry sense of humour, until he established his signature style of stark graphic illustration, initiated by the seminal Rost series. His work often balances on a tight rope between the graphic and the photographic and reflects, criticises and parallels the chequered history and changing status of photography.

A photographic alchemist, intellectual and scientist with a long list of solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, more than 30 personal photobooks and a collectors choice with his work in prestigeous collections like The National Museum of Art Oslo, Moderna Museet Stockholm and the Hasselblad Collection to mention a few as well as a wide range of private collections.

Dawid has since the 1970s been exhibited at leading galleries and institutions in Sweden and internationally, including the Moderna Museet, Millesgårdens art gallery and Thiel Gallery in Stockholm, Folkwang Museum in Essen Germany, Galerie Priska Pasquer in Cologne, Germany. He has published numerous books and catalogues, and in 2001 his Beautiful Frames was published on Steidl with lyrics by Michael Mack. Year 2009 Dawid awarded the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s Grand Prize for his artistic achievements and significance in the present. Dawid was born 1949 in Örebro, Sweden.

Björn Dawidsson was born in Örebro, Sweden 1949.
Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Rost, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2017
Bukowskis, Stockholm, Sweden 2016
Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Paris Photo, France 2015
Christian Larsen Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 2015
Urval, Hishult Konsthall, Sweden 2015
Ex. Shoot Gallery, Oslo, Norway 2014
Rost/Rust, Riga Art Space, Latvia 2014
Abecita Konsthall, Borås, Sweden 2014
MK/AW, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery-Swedish Photography, Berlin, Germany 2013
3D, Landskrona Museum, Sweden 2012-2013
RRR, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery-Swedish Photography, Berlin, Germany 2011
Sturehof, Stockholm, Sweden 2010
Nordic Light, Kristiansund, Norway 2010
KARS, Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm, Sweden 2010
FSCC, galleri ikon, Stockholm, Sweden 2010
Gallery Double Elvis, Stockholm, Sweden 2010
Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, Sweden 2009
Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden 2008
Skövde Museum, Sweden 2008
Degeberga Konsthall, Sweden 2006
Kabusa Konsthall, Sweden 2006
Millesgårdens Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden 2005
Galleri Skarstedt, Stockholm, Sweden 2004
Eyubi, Stockholm, Sweden 2003
Fredriksdals museum, Helsingborg, Sweden 2002
Centre Culturel Su Žois, Paris, France 2002
Stockholm Art Fair, Sweden 2001
Lydmar Hotell, Stockholm, Sweden 2001
The Pentagram Gallery, London, England 2001
Galerie Priska Pasquer, Köln, Germany 2001
Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway 2000
Life Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 2000
Galerie 213, Paris, France 1999
Galleri Annexet, Malmö, Sweden 1998
Galleri UP, Stockholm, Sweden 1998
Galleri Krister Fahl, Stockholm, Sweden 1998
Karlshamns Konsthall, Sweden 1997
Galleri ZEBRA, Kari, Finland 1996
Galleri Krister Fahl, Stockholm, Sweden 1996
Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway 1995
Galleri UP, Stockholm, Sweden 1995
Fotomässan, Göteborg, Sweden 1995
Upplandsmuseet, Uppsala, Sweden 1994
Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal 1994
Söderhamns Konsthall, Söderhamn, Sweden 1994
Galleri Krister Fahl, Stockholm, Sweden 1994
Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany 1993
Galleri Nemo, Kiel, Germany 1993
Pieni Agora, Helsinki, Finland 1992
Galleri Wallner, Malmö, Sweden 1992
Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden 1992
Mölndals Konsthall, Mölndal, Sweden 1992
Lido, Stockholm, Sweden 1991
Galleri Nordanstad-Skarstedt, Stockholm, Sweden 1991
Fotografiska Museet i Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden 1991
Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway 1990
Galleri Wallner, Malmö, Sweden 1989
Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden 1989
Galerie Le Lieu, Lorient, France 1989
Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm, Sweden 1989
Galleri Nemo, Kiel, Germany 1987
Galleri Finnfoto, Helsinki, Finland 1987
Galleri Nordenhake, Malmö, Sweden 1986
Galleri Olsson, Stockholm, Sweden 1986
Centre Culturel Su Žois, Paris, France 1986
Upplands Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden 1985
Galleri BarBar, Stockholm, Sweden 1984
Fotografiska Museet i Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden 1983
Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden 1982
Galleri Camera Obscura, Stockholm, Sweden 1982
Galleri Camera Obscura, Stockholm, Sweden 1980
Fotograficentrum with Håkan Lind, Stockholm, Sweden 1978
Västerbottens Museum, Umeå, Sweden 1973
Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden 1973

Perceptions, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2016
Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, AIPAD, New York, USA 2016
Pace/MacGill, (together with Sugimoto and Callahan) New York, USA 2015
Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, AIPAD, New York, USA 2015
Nordic B&W, Shoot Gallery, Oslo, Norway 2015
Macrocosmi, Due ponti Lab, Bologna, Italy 2015
Konstforum, Norrköping, Sweden 2014
Industrial World 014, MAST Collection, Bologna, Italy 2014
Ett sätt att leva/A way of life, Moderna Museet Stockholm, Sweden 2014
Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, AIPAD, New York, USA 2014
Between Realities. Photography in Sweden 1970–2000, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden 2014
Ett sätt att leva/A way of life, Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden 2014
The Visible, Artipelag, Stockholm, Sweden 2014
Swedish Photography, Context Art Miami, Florida, USA 2013
Swedish Photography, SP-Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil 2013
Swedish Photography, Context Art Miami, Florida, USA 2012
Swedish Photography, SP-Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil 2012
Moderna Museet, Åter till verkligheten/Reality Revisited, Stockholm, Sweden 2009
Åmells c/o Konstnärshuset, Fotografins återkomst-Arbeten från ett intimistiskt decennium, Stockholm, Sweden 2009
Willy Brandt Haus, Christer Strömholms Fotoschule, Berlin, Germany 2003
Form/Design Center, Photography in Advertising, Malmö, Sweden 2003
Galerie Leger, Hommage à Ola Billgren, Malmö, Sweden 2002
Brecht-Haus, Fragment, Berlin, Germany 2001
Liljevalch Konsthall, 396 Fotografiska förälskelser, Stockholm, Sweden 2001
The Life Gallery, Photo Op, Stockholm, Sweden 2001
Skövde Konsthall, Nordiskt Foto, Sweden 2000
Lunds Konsthall, Vandraren, Sweden 2000
Nordbrabante Nuseum, Hertognbosch, Holland 2000
P-House, Networking, Tokyo, Japan 1999
Bildmuseet, Privat samling, Umeå, Sweden 1999
Hasselblad Center, Ur samlingarna, Göteborg, Sweden 1998
Stockholm Underground, UNDER/EXPOSED, Sweden 1998
Helsingborgs Museum, Blickens eko, Sweden 1997
Bildmuseet, Fotografihistorier, Umeå, Sweden 1995
Uppsala Konstmuseum, Deadline, Sweden 1995
Forum, Elkida, Stockholm, Sweden 1994
ICP, Stranger Than Paradise, New york, USA travelling exh. 1994
PROSPECTS-Contemporary Swedish Photography, Travelling exh. 1994
Fotografiska Museet i Moderna Museet, Prospekt, Stockholm, Sweden travelling exh. 1993
Spelets Regler, Stockholm, Sweden 1993
Centrum Szuki Wsp tczesnej Patac Ujazdowski, Pod ostona nieba, Warzaw, Poland 1993
Liljevalchs Konsthall, De refuserade, Stockholm, Sweden 1993
Malmö Konsthall, Från Skåne, Malmö, Sweden 1992
Museet for samtidskunst, Konkret, Oslo, Norway 1992
Kunsthalle Rostock, Ostsee-Biennale 1992, Germany 1992
D’Arte Galleria, Elkida, Helsinki, Finland 1992
Kampnagelfabrik, Zehn jahre junge kunst in Malmö, Hamburg, Germany 1991
Södertälje Konsthall, Yttre, Sweden 1991
Hasselblad Center, Konst-Fotografi, Gothenburg, Sweden Travelling exh. 1991
Moderna Museet i Stockholm, Lika med, Sweden Travelling exh. 1991
Moderna Museet, Spegling, Stockholm, Sweden Travelling exh. 1990
Charlottenborg, Nordic, Köpenhamn, Denmark 1990
Brandts Klaedefabrik Museum, Nordic Artistic Photography – a viewpoint, Odense, Denmark Travelling exh, 1987
Louisiana, Fred, Humlebaek, Denmark 1987
Germans van Eck Gallery, Conversions, New York, UAi 1986
Brandts Klaedefabrik Museum, Nordic Art Photography, Odeise, Denmark 1985
Rotterdamse Kunststichting, Het stilleven in de fotografie, Netherlands 1984
Sveaborg, Valokuva Taiteena, Helsinki, Finland 1984
Walker Art Center, The Frozen Image, Minneapolis, USA (travelling exh.) 1982
Konsthallen, Sju svenska fotografer, Pori, Finland 1981
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Le Moderna museet de Stockholm a Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium 1981
Photographers Gallery, Swedish Photographers, Wales 1981
Moderna Museet, Vargen, Stockholm, Sweden 1975

Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Museum, USA
MAST Collection, Italy
Absolut Art Collection, Sweden
Landskrona Museum, Sweden
Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Sweden
Bank of Luxembourg
Bonnier Collection, Stockholm, Sweden
Camera Obscura Collection, Stockholm, Sweden
Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Dorint Collection, Brussells, Belgium
Erling Neby Collection, Oslo, Norway
Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany
Helsingborgs Museum, Helsingborg, Sweden
Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden
Lasse Åberg Collection, Sweden
Malmö Museum, Malmö, Sweden
Manfred Heiting Collection, Germany
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Mölndals Konsthall, Mölndal, Sweden
Nyky taiteen museo, Helsinki, Finland
Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Stavanger, Norway
The Swedish Art Council
The Hasselblad Collection, Göteborg, Sweden
Upplands Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden
Örebro Läns Landsting, Örebro, Sweden
Numerous of Private Collections

Bildkonstnärsfondens Stora Stipendium, Sweden 2004
Nominated for The Citigroup Private Bank Photography Prize 2002, England 2001
Konstnärsnämnden, Stockholm, Sweden 1994
Nominated for the ICP Infinity Award, New york, USA 1992
Edstrandska Stiftelsen, Malmö, Sweden 1991
Nocturne Kulturpris, Stockholm 1988
Sveriges Författarfond 1988
Konstnärsnämnden, Stockholm 1982
Sveriges Författarfond, Stockholm 1980
Konstnärsnämnden, Stockholm 1979

This is a Photograph, Art and Theory Publishing, Sweden 2015
Sugimoto, Dawid, Callahan, Steidl Verlag, Germany 2015
KARS,DOG Förlag, Sweden 2011
JOBB/WORK,DOG Förlag, Sweden 2010
Verkligen, Arena Förlag, Sweden 2009
HYBRIS, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Sweden 2008
FSCC, Arkitektkopia,Sweden 2008
Merit, DOG Förlag, Sweden 2006
Beautiful Frames, Steidl Verlag, Germany 2001
Dappendix, ROLF Förlag, Sweden 1997
Daffisher,ROLF Förlag, Sweden 1995
M+M, Volkwang Museum, Germany 1993
ROST,DOG Förlag/Moderna Museet, Sweden 1983

Swedish Photography Catalogue THREE, Germany 2013
Swedish Photography Catalogue ONE, Germany 2011
LOFT, Vol 9 2009
SvD, 3 maj 2008
Dagens Nyheter, 26 april 2008
Göteborgs-posten, 9 maj 2008
Aftonbladet 24 april 2008
Skaraborgs Allehanda, 30 september 2008
Disajn, Nr 2, 2008
Resumé, Nr16, april 2008
Rodeo Nr 3, 2008
Proffsfoto Nr 1, 2008
Residence Nr 2, 2008
Kamera och Bild Nr 3, 2008
FOTO Nr 10, 2007
The Oxford Companion to the Photograph, Robin Lehman 2006
Jan Groths Samling, Stavanger, Norway 2004
View On Colour 23, Paris spring 2003
FOTOSKOLAN / Christer Strömholms Fotoschule, Berlin 2003
Tiede & Edistys 4 / 02, Helsinki 2002
Billgren, Ola. Solfjäder, Lund, Sweden 2002
Castenfors, Mårten ”Sveriges Konst” 1900-talet Del 3, Stockholm 2001
f Nr 4. Stockholm 2001
British Journal of Photography, London 2001
FOTO Nr 6. Helsingborg 2001
f Nr 2. Stockholm 2001
Amateur Photographer, 26 may, London 2001
Dagens Nyheter. 9 may, Stockholm 2001
Göteborgs-Posten 3 may, Gothenburg 2001
Svenska Dagbladet. 22 april, Stockholm 2001
Sydsvenskan 7 april, Malmö 2001
A Positive View 2, London, England 2000
Archive Vol. 1-2000
Stockholm New, No 8. Stockholm 2000
Bloom issue 03, Paris 1999
Photo Nouvelles No 3, Paris 1999
reAKTIONen, Fotografische Sammlung in Museum Folkwang, Germany 1999
Kyander, Pontus, Vandraren, Lund, Sweden 1999
Creative Review, November, London 1999
Engblom, Sören, Art in Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden 1998
Surface. Contemporary Photographic Practice, Editors: Simon
Browning, Michael Mack, Sean Perkins, London 1997
Contemporary Photographers. Detroit, USA 1995
A Be Sea, issue g. London 1995
European Photography, Nr 55. Göttingen, Germany 1994
Madoff, Steven Stranger Than Paradise, New york, USA 1993
Ostsee-Biennale 1992 / Das steinerne Licht, Rostock, Germany 1992
TERSKEL / THRESHOLD, Nr / No 7. Oslo, Norway 1992
LIKA MED / samtida svensk fotografi, Stockholm, Sweden 1991
yTTRE. Södertälje, Sweden 1991
Mellan 80 90 / Zwischen 80 90. Malmö, Sweden 1991
ABSOLUT ART. Stockholm, Sweden 1991
Nordic Art Exhibition, Köpenhamn, Denmark 1990
Fotografi 150 år, Svensk och utländsk fotografi ca 1840 – 1989 ur museets samlingar, Stockholm, Sweden 1989
Rencontres photographiques en Bretagne, Lorient, France 1989
Durand, Régis, Le regard pensif, Giromagny, France 1988
Jäger, Gottfried. Bildgebende Fotografie. Köln, Germany 1988
Mc Ghee, Fi. Photographers and their Images, London, England 1988
Nordisk Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark 1987
Madoff, Steven Henry, Modern Melancholia, Åhus, Sweden 1987
Mois de la photo, Paris, France 1986
Valokuva Taiteena, Helsinki, Finland 1984
Lésprit du Nord, Paris, France 1984
Het stilleven in de fotografie / Still life in photography, Rotterdam, Netherlands 1984
The Frozen Image: Scandinavian Photography, Minneapolis, USA 1982
Moderna Museet Stockholm & Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium 1981