Henrik Strömberg (*1970, Schweden) lives and works in Berlin
„I work with the idea of metamorphosis, decay and the transformation of materials; sculptural objects and their photographic documentation, as well as the deconstruction and transformation of the photographic image itself. Combining seemingly disparate images and objects, I initiate a process in which the object or image is removed from its context, its referent and expected narrative; I further explored this through the arrangements and combination of works; with the intention to create ambiguous narrations, formations of details, or a kind of temporary entropy.
The subjects of my imagery, depicting scenes, spaces, elements, figures, or abstract shapes are less significant than my wish to prompt a deeper sense of reflection, a grasp of the intangible, or a glimpse of the other.“
The series Parts from places, 2011, were made from found fragmented topographic maps and photographic negatives.
By piecing together the different parts of the maps approximate locations were unveiled and possible to locate. Henrik Strömberg went on several walks to these locations making photographic record of the journeys in and around the specific places. Rather than presenting a photographic documentation of the journeys and places, the resulting large format negatives were cut up and collaged together with the different fragments of the maps to again obscure their origin and function. The idea of the map and the photograph, as exact mediums to describe the outside world, transforms into camouflage of their own form.
FAMU, Academy of Performing Arts, Prague – MA Photography, 1999
Camberwell College of Art, London Institute – BA Fine Art, 1997
object amnesic: a compost manifesto, 300 page book publication, Blow Up Press, BUP award publication together with Jens Soneryd and essay by Chiara Valci Mazzara
Ducato Prize 2020 – Catalogue
Texte zur Kunst, “bildstrecke”, sketches for the compost, 2019
Das Treffen dreier Punkte, Interiors to Being, Berlin, 2019
DOC! Photo Magazine – selected works in reference to Man Ray 2018
VERK. Magazine – feature with text by Linda Bergman 2018
Artipoeus, podcast by Susie Kahlich – “echoes in dust” 2017
Object Amnesic, The Compost, artist “fanzine”, together with writer Jens Soneryd 2016
Mashti, monograph, published by Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin 2016
39 Null Magazine, feature / text by Felix Fiedler, Spring issue, 2016
Blind Spot Magazine, 20 year anniversary issue, 2014
LOFT Bookazine, feature / text by Saskia Neuman, 2013
Source, Fanzine, design by Adi Ehrat, 2007
Source, Artist Book, 2007
Einladung, catalogue, published by Schloss Plüschow, 2006
7 Scenes, catalogue, 2003
Places To Go People To See, book, Ed. Gestalten Verlag, Berlin, 2001
Fondazione Morra, Residency, Naples, Italy 2019
AArtist in Residency, The Federal Foreign Office, Berlin, Germany 2017
Art Prize of the Ann Wolff Foundation, Sweden 2017
Berlin Senat Research Grant for project Statues, Germany 2016
Sitterwerk Foundation, Residency, St. Gallen, Switzerland 2010
Tree Project, Award from Save The Children Foundation, London, UK
Grant for project Source, Konstnärsnämnden, Sweden 2007
Konstnärsnämnden, “Source”, Project Grant, Malmö, Sweden 2007
Cité Internationale des Arts, Residency, Paris, France 2007
Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus, Residency, Schloss Plüschow, Germany 2006
Fondazione Morra, Naples, Italy
Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, Munich, Germany
Ann Wolff Foundation, Sweden
Christine Symchych Collection, USA
Kultur Hässleholm, Sweden
Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus, Schloss Plüschow, Germany
Region Skane, Sweden
La Luxembourgeoise SA, Luxemburg
object amnesic: a compost manifesto, Dorothée Nilsson Gallery Berlin – Solo show during gallery weekend 2022
Refraction of lightness, Palazzo Spinelli Tarsia, Fondazione Morra, Napoli, Italy 2019
Vertical Matter, Dorothée Nilsson Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2019
Forward multiplications, Ann Wolff prize presentation, Visby, Sweden 2018
Echoes in dust, Åplus, Berlin, Germany 2017
The Compost, The Federal Foreign Office, Berlin, Germany 2017
The door, LOGE, Berlin, Germany 2016
Unseen Art Fair, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2016
Times New Roman, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 2016
Object Amnesic, The Ephemeral Collection, Salonistes, Venice, Italy 2016
Mashti, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2016
To the letter, Der Würfel, Berlin, Germany 2015
Quarter of a kind, Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin, Germany 2015
Second life – first place, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin, Germany 2012
Komplexraum #1, (with Ivan Seal) – General Public, Berlin, Germany 2012
Vanishing, Galerie SAKS, Geneva, Switzerland 2011
Hässleholms Konsthall, Sweden 2010
Cirkulations Centralen, Malmö, Sweden 2010
o.T. Raum für aktuelle Kunst (with Barbara Davi), Lucern, Switzerland 2009
Hotel Europa (with Jonas Raam), Galerie Visite Ma Tente, Berlin, Germany 2007
Wartesaal, Perla Mode, Zürich, Switzerland 2007
Galerie Rose-Marie, Malmö, Sweden 2007
Source, Galerie 5213, Berlin, Germany 2007
Remains, Galerie 5213 Berlin, Germany 2005
Mellantider, Installation at Kirseberg Church, Malmö, Sweden 2004
7 Scenes, Skånes Konstförening, Malmö, Sweden 2003
Upcoming: Vergoldet, Schloss Biesdorf, Berlin, Germany
Vergoldet – at Chateau Nyon, Geneva, Switzerland, Curated by Harald Theiss 2022
2022 Book presentation and site specific installation „object amnesic – a compost manifesto“ at the exhibition „moss or a study of chasms caused by living under boreal conditions“, Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin Germany
2021 untitled multiplikations, Lage Egal, Berlin Germany
Far away so close, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany 2020
Changwon Sculpture Biennale, Seoul, South Korea 2020
Morph – isolation of (portable) pressure – DAEGU Photo Biennale in Berlin, Germany 2019
Vertikalwinkel, Schau Fenster, Berlin, Germany 2018
Symbopoeisis (with Diether Roth and Nam June Paik, Curated by fontaine B. and Jens Soneryd), Galerie Papillon, Paris, France 2018
Thirdness, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany 2017
AIPAD Photography Show, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, NYC, USA 2017
Market Art Fair, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 2017
Unseen Photo Fair, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2016
Perceptions, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2016
Kollision – Im Labyrinth der unheimlichen Zufälle, Bethanien Haus, Berlin, Germany 2016
AIPAD New York, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, US 2016
Art Brussels, Neumeister Bar-Am, Belgium 2016
Transient Material, HAUS AM LÜTZOWPLATZ, Berlin, Germany 2015
6&6 ES 16 Off Space, Zürich, Switzerland
Drama, Salon 1, Berlin, Germany
Frames, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland
Bodybuilding, Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin, Germany
SUER GAZ, Zagreus Project, Berlin, Germany
Summershow at Griffins, Uferhalle, Berlin, Germany
L’Age d’Or, General Public Berlin, Germany
DAWN OF THE HERMETICS, Bar Babette, Berlin, Germany
JAHRESGABEN, Lage Egal, Berlin, Germany
17 STEPS DOWN, 8 FLIGHTS UP, St Gallen, Switzerland
Fotografi i Fokus, Malmö Photography Biennal, K3, Malmö, Sweden
Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus, Schloss Plüschow, Germany
Wassup, Fotogalerie Wien, Austria
Yoshiki Hishinuma, Concept Tokyo, Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan
Das Kabinett der fiktiven Realitäten, Galerie Visite Ma Tente, Berlin, Germany
Placements, Galerie 5213 Berlin, Germany
Konst i Hessle, Hässleholms Konsthall, Sweden
In 2019 Henrik Strömberg was part of the exhibition Morph-Oat the Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg Platz in Berlin as a special edition of the Daegu Photo Biennale, curated by Italian curator Chiara Valci Mazzara.
Henrik Strömberg participated in the special edition of the Daegu Photography Biennale in Berlin in 2019 at the Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg Platz as the first international project of Daegu Photo Biennale abroad.
Press review in the Elle Kora magazine about Henrik Strömbergs participation in the Daegu Photo Biennale Special Exhibition in Berlin in 2019.
Henrik Strömbergs solo exhibition Refraction of Lightness at the Palazzo Spinelli Tarsia in Naples. The exhibition consists of site-specific installations and a series of glass sculptures and volumes, created by the artist during his three-month artist residency at the Morra Foundation, in collaboration with the Avella Laboratory in Naples.
The exhibition Refraction of Lightness by Henrik Strömberg at the Palazzo Spinelli Tarsia in Naples, curated by Chiara Valci Mazzara and Loredana Troise, is the result of the collaboration between Morra Foundation and the Avella Laboratory as part of a three-month artist residency in 2019.
Henrik Strömberg’s work Ecosystemas part of the solo exhibition Refraction of Lightness at the Palazzo Spinelli Tarsia, home of the Shōzō Shimamoto Association in Naples after his artist residency in Naples, upon invitation by the Morra Foundation.
The solo exhibition Refraction of Lightness by Henrik Strömberg at the Palazzo Spinelli Tarsia in Naples, curated by Chiara Valci Mazzara and Loredana Troise.
Press review of the solo exhibition Refraction of Lightness at the Palazzo Spinelli Tarsia in Naples as a result of Henrik Strömbergs artist residency at the Morra Foundation in 2019.
Henrik Strömbergs solo exhibition Refraction of Lightnessat the Shōzō Shimamoto Association in Naples as part of his three months long artist residency upon invitation of Giuseppe Morra at the Morra Foundation in 2019.
Artist portrait of Henrik Strömberg in the Tagesspiegel about his artworks in the exhibition The Compost(2018).
As part of the artist residency at Casa Morra, Henrik Strömberg participated in the exhibition Refraction of Lightness at the Palazzo Spinelli Tarsia in Naples (12 October 2019 – 31 January 2020).