Martina Hoogland Ivanow





For Martina Hoogland Ivanow photography means working with the unconscious, with the technique, but also with reality. In her images she seeks to create a room for the viewer, rather asking the questions instead of providing the answers.

Martina Hoogland Ivanow´s images are a visual meditation on distance, both physical and emotional, of closeness to a subject and remoteness from a place. This focus is always apparent in her gorgeous and mysterious photographs in which she often uses dark contrasts. Martina Hoogland Ivanow´s pictures are visual poetry, now and then keeping hold of a strophe, captured in shadows and fog. The dark, mesmerizing aesthetic of her images conveys a heightened presence, real and simultaneously poetic. This unique aesthetic also shines through in her work for numerous fashion designers and magazines.

Martina Hoogland Ivanow was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1973. She holds a B.A. in Fine Art with a major in Photography from Parsons School of Design in Paris, France and New York, USA.

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

BA Fine Art, Major in Photography, Parsons School of Design, New York, USA 1993-1996
BA Fine Art, Major in Photography, Parsons School of Design, Paris, France 1992-1993

Solo Exhibitions
Early Reading, Dorothée Nilsson Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2020
Circular wait, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2016
Circular wait + Satellite, Next level Gallery, Paris, France 2015-2016
Circular wait, GUN Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 2015
Reenactment, Historiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden 2014
Speedway, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Berlin Germany 2014
Härifrån till verkligheten, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden 2013
Far too close, Hermes Foundation, New York, USA 2012
Far too close, Swedish Photography, Berlin, Germany 2010
Satellite, GUN Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 2010
Satellite, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany 2010
Far too close Fotografins hus, Stockholm, Sweden 2008
Far too close Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden 2008
Speedway Curator Space, London, UK 2006
The white series Teater Galleriet, Uppsala, Sweden 2006
The white series Centrum för Fotografi, Spegeln, Malmö, Sweden 2005
Speedway Natalia Goldin Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 2004
Sumos Secret Gallery, New York, USA 2001
Sumos Dazed & Confused Gallery, London, UK 2000

Group Exhibitions
Interbeing, Eldmarknaden, Mossutställningar, Stockholm, SE, 2019
Berör mig, Early Reading, CFF/ Kulturhuset, Stockholm, SE, 2019
Fashion Photography, Curated by CF Hill, Bank Hotel, Stockholm, SE, 2019
In dialogue with Strömholm, Dorothee Nilsson Gallery, Berlin, DE, 2019
Published, Hasselblad Foundation/ CFF, Stockholm, SE, 2019
Published, Hasselblad Foundation, Gothemburg, SE, 2018
Mossans Marknad, Stockholm, SE, 2018
Fryspunkt/Freezing Point, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 2016
Different Distances, Aperture, New York, USA 2014
Other Fictions, Photographic Center, Copenhagen, Denmark 2013
Different Distances, Scandivania House, Washington, USA 2013
Different Distances, Swedish Photography, Berlin, Germany 2013
Behind the Visuals, Inthegallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 2012
Distances Differentes, The Swedish Institute, Paris, France 2012
Unseen, Gun Gallery, Amsterdam, 2012Assemblage, Fotomässan, Stockholm 2007
Sophie Calle visits Bill, Knut, Lars-Åke & Ulla, Mossutställningar, Stockholm, Sweden 2006
The shadow in the shadow, Museet for Fotokonst, Brandt, Denmark 2005
Fashination Museum of Film, Photography and Television, UK 2005
Fashination, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden 2004
Jam, London/Tokyo Opera City Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2002
Jam, London/Tokyo, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK 2001
Silver and Syrup, V&A Museum, London, UK 1999
9 Women Photographers Alleged Gallery, New York, USA 1997

Film Festivals/ Scrrenings
Interbeing, Vancouver Filmfestival, Canada, 2019
Interbeing, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, DE, 2019
Interbeing, Rotterdam international filmfestival, NL, 2019
Interbeing, Filmform, Stockholm, SE, 2018
Interbeing, Kulturhuset, Klarabiografen, Stockholm, SE, 2018
Interbeing och Early Reading, Kalbjärga Filmfestival, Fårö, SE, 2018
Annelise Frankfurt, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, DE, 2015
Annelise Frankfurt, Filmform’s news program, Bio Rio, Stockholm, SE, 2015
Annelise Frankfurt, 34th Uppsala Internationella Short Film, SE, 2015
Annelise Frankfurt, 32nd Kassel Documentary Film and video festival, DE, 2015

Circular Wait + Satellite, Livraison books and Art and Theory Publishing 2015
Speedway, Livrasion Books 2014
Elephant and Castle, Kningdisk 2011
Far too Close, SteidlMack 2010

Shadows Illuminated: the photography of Martina Hoogland Ivanow, Paper journal, 2014
Speedway, Hot shoe, 2014
On Speedway, Art magazine, 2014
Martina Hoogland Ivanow, Montem, 2014
Vital konst på sommarlojt Gotland, Bo Madestrand, DN Kultur, 2014
Banar väg i mörkret, Dagens arbete, 2014
Martina Hoogland Ivanow: Abgründe der seele, Art Berlin 2014
Speedway, The Kinsky, 2014
Catalogue FOUR, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery-Swedish Photography, Germany 2014
Där verkligheten möter drömmen, Kulturnytt, SVT, 2013
Gåtfullheten attraherar och irriterar, SvD Kultur, 2013
Far too close, Dossier, 2012
Catalogue ONE, Swedish Photography, Germany 2011
Satellite, Art Lover 2010
Introduction by Greger Ulf Nilson, The Chronicle 2010
Elephant and castle, Imag 2010
Lång bort och nära, Fotografiskt tidskrift 2010
Far too close, OjodePez 2010
Far too close, Blindspot 2007
Hit and run, reading Martina Hoogland Ivanow, Modern Painters 2005
Martina Hoogland Ivanow, Contemporary, The photography issue 2004
Sportens mörka spår Dagens Nyheter söndag 2004
Oil wrestling Another Magazine 2003
Svenska Dagbladet 2002
Att ställa sig på kanten, Fotografisk tidskrift 2002
Tokyo woe Time Out, London 2001
Sumo, Dazed & Confused Magazine 2000
Martina Hoogland Ivanow, Photo District News 2000

Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Museet for Fotokonst, Brandt, Denmark
Victoria&Albert Museum, London, UK
The Swedish Art Council

Grants, Awards ans Residencies
Circular Wait, The Swedish Photobook of the Year, 2015
Swedish Art Council, support to Circulair Wait book, 2014
Längmanska Kulturstiftelsen, Circular Wait book, 2014
Two year working Grant, Swedish Art Council 2011-13
Hasselblad institute, Stipend and residency, Grez-sur-Loing
Satellite, winner of Scanpix Photo Award 2010
IASPIS studio Grant, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany 2009-2010
One year working Grant, Swedish Art Council 2007
Sleipnir 2005