Lotta Antonsson (*1963, Varberg, Schweden) lives and works in Berlin and Falkenberg.

Lotta Antonsson (*1963) belongs to a generation of Swedish artists who emerged in the early 1990s and whose work was inspired by postmodern art and theory. She addressed the vulnerability of young women and thereby sparking a new public debate about power and social gender. During her studies at the Art Academy in Stockholm, she questioned the objectification of women with irony and self-distance and criticized the male gaze.

Antonsson’s work reflects her fascination with the late 1960s and 1970s, in a style where documentary and fiction blur in a merging of social and sexual revolutions. From a process that utilizes techniques of collage and montage emerges a very personal way of looking at the ephemeral nature of things.

Antonsson explores the limits of photography and experiments with different materials from her archive by complementing vintage photographs from fashion and erotic magazines with natural objects such as stones, corals, and shells. Her analog cuts and repetitions seize upon the allegorical potential of image fragments, freeing fashion, and erotic photography in an exploration into the gendered side of this clichéd history. 

Her oeuvre includes collages and installations that seek a formal and psychological engagement with gender history and relate to a spatial context in which photographs and objects are combined into an associative whole.

I Am Silver

Lotta Antonsson, installation view, I am Silver, 2021, Dorothée Nilsson gallery, Berlin, solo exhibition
Lotta Antonsson, Paths to Inner Power, I am Silver, 2021, Dorothée Nilsson gallery, Berlin, solo exhibition
Lotta Antonsson, installation view, I am Silver, 2021, Dorothée Nilsson gallery, Berlin, solo exhibition

Seashell Collages

Lotta Antonsson, SIMONE, I am Silver, 2021, Dorothée Nilsson gallery, Berlin, solo exhibition

Geometric Collages

Arrangement of Ideas


Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden, 1995 – 1996

Royal Danish Academy of Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1992 – 1993

Konstfack, Academy for Photography, Stockholm, Sweden, 1989 – 1992


Professor for Photography, Academy Valand, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2011 – 2016

Professor for Photography, Academy for Photography, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2007 – 2011


Sten A Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture, Scholarship, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2016

Swedish Arts Council, Scholarship, Stockholm, Sweden, 2015

Region Halland Cultural Scholarship, Halmstad, Sweden, 2011

Nomination Working Grant, Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm, Sweden, 2009

ACME Studios, London, Great Britain, 2005

IASPIS, Headlands Center for the Art, San Francisco, USA, 1998


I Am a Woman, Art and Theory Publishing, Stockholm, Sweden, 2016

Public Work

SÖS Södersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden, 2015

Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, 2014


Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Norrköping, Sweden

Hallands Konstmuseum, Halmstad, Sweden

Hasselbladstiftelsen, Gothenburg, Sweden

Lindköpings Kommun, Lindköping, Sweden

Gothenburg Art Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden

Länsmuseet Gävleborg, Gävle, Sweden

Gävle Konstmuseum, Gävle, Sweden

Västerås Konstmuseum, Västerås, Sweden

Statens Konstråd, Stockholm, Sweden

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

Upcoming: I am Silver, Dorothée Nilsson Gallery, Berlin, 2021

Lotta Antonsson, Galleri Forum, Malmö, Sweden, 2021

Bliss, Dalslands Konstmuseum, Dalsland, Sweden, 2021

Lotta Antonsson, Västerås Konsthall, Västerås, Sweden, 2020

Lotta Antonsson, Halmstads Konstmuseum, Halmstad, Sweden, 2019

I Am a Woman, Konstepidemien, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2018

Lotta Antonsson, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia, 2017

Paths of Inner Power, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2016 

Magic Circle, Hangmen Projects, Stockholm, Sweden, 2016 

Tre fotografer – Tre tendenser, Marabouparken, Stockholm, Sweden, 2012

Experiment in black, The Regency Town House, Brigthon & Hove, Great Britain, 2010

Lotta Antonsson, Alp Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, 2008

I could be the rain, Hamnmagasinet, Varberg, Sweden, 2006

I could be the rain, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden, 2003

Lotta Antonsson, Galerie Sparwasser, Berlin, Germany 2001

Monika, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg, Sweden, 2000

A very young woman under the Influence, Hallands Länsmuseum, Halmstad, Sweden, 2000

Lotta Antonsson, Trylowsky Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, 1998

My Elusive Dreams, Galleri Axel Mörner, Stockholm, Sweden, 1997

I like America and America likes me, Galleri Campells Occasionally, Köpenhamn, Denmark, 1995

Anywhere you want me, Galleri TRE, Stockholm, Sweden, 1994

It’s my party (and I cry if I want to), Artpit, Malmö, Sweden, 1994

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

Here’s looking at you, Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden, 2019

Utställning #1, ICIA – Institute for Contemporary Ideas and Art, Göteborg, Sweden
Published, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, Schweden, 2018

Survival Kit 9, Biological Museum of Riga, Latvia, 2017

Histoire de Vivre, Red Bull Gallery, Paris, France, 2017

Revision, Tredje Våningen, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2016

With Photography in Mind, Gallery Box, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2015

Whole Lotta love, Publication Studio, Vancouver, Canada, 2014

Det synliga – Samtida svenskt Fotografi, Artipelag, Gustavsberg, Sweden, 2014

The beginning is Always Today, Västerås Konstmuseum, Västerås, Schweden & Sörlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristianstad, Norway, 2014

Photography is Magic, Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, South Korea, 2012

Victims and Martyrs, Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2011

Family Vaudevills, Darb 1918, Cairo, Egypt,

Cut-Ups, Zentrum für Fotografie, Stockholm, Sweden, 2009

In Conversation with Ingmar Bergman, Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland, 2008

Konstfeminism, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Sweden, 2007

Art feminism, Hälsingslands Museum, Hudiksvall & Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden, 2006

Imaginis, Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden, 2006

Motstånd, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden 2002

Galleri Sparwasser, Berlin, Germany, 2001

What if, Moderne Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2000

Imaginis, Linköpings Konsthall, Linköping, Sweden, 1999

Nordic Nomads, White Columns, New York, USA, 1999