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Anders Krisár b. 1973
Lives and Works in Stockholm

The subject of numerous museum shows, Anders Krisár’s work, often focuses on the human body. Krisár’s sculptures often features or makes reference to the human form, exhibiting a preoccupation with formal rigor and abstraction. Using this exacting approach, he employs precision of form to create intensely personal, psychological landscapes. Krisár’s sculptures – immaculately produced, and often bear a deliberate blemish that is itself impeccably rendered – are discomfiting, objects of simultaneous horror and beauty. The Birth of Us (Boy) features a child’s torso, marred by the indentation of two adult hand prints; in M the life size figure of a boy is split in two and then rejoined, so that a single figure becomes two halves, severed twins clasping hands. The violence that underpins both these sculptures is a recurring theme and is rendered with care and deliberation, so that it appears both aesthetic and inevitable. The sculptures are uncanny because of the meticulousness with which they are executed; according to Krisár, “I’m a perfectionist because I have to be, it’s not really a choice. And it’s not a striving for satisfaction, it’s rather to avoid pain.”

Solo Exhibitions

2017

Mobius Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

Galleri Örsta, Kumla, Sweden

Thomas Wallner Galleri, Simrishamn, Sweden

2016

Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College of Art, Iowa, US

Aurum, CFHILL Art Space, Stockholm, Sweden

2014

Christian Larsen, Stockholm, Sweden

2013

Thomas Wallner Galleri, Simrishamn, Sweden

2012

Nordin Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Abecita Konstmuseum, Borås, Sweden

2011

Galleri Lars Olsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ramis Barquet, New York, US

2010

Thomas Wallner Galleri, Simrishamn, Sweden

Fotografiska Galleriet, Stockholm, Sweden

2009

UNION Gallery, London, UK

2008

Galleri Mårtenson & Persson, Påarp, Sweden

Mia Sundberg Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden

2007

UNION Gallery, London, UK

Teatergalleriet, Uppsala, Sweden

2006

Janus, Galerie Lelong, New York,

US Norrbottens Museum, Luleå, Sweden

Mia Sundberg Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden

2005

Galleri Mårtenson & Persson, Påarp, Sweden

2004

Close, please, Mia Sundberg Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden

Art Brussel, with Galerie Lelong, Brussels, Belgium

2003

Close, please, Galerie Lelong, New York, US

Chords No. 1-17, National Maritime Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

Chords No. 1-17, Mia Sundberg Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

Anguish, ICA at Maine College of Art, Maine, US

Art Festival Watou, Watou, Belgium

SWEDISH ART: NOW! Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

2015

Engendered, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US

2014

Leiblichkeit Und Sexualität, Votivkirche, Wien, Austria

Galleri Örsta, Kumla, Sweden

2013

Polyfoni, Thomas Wallner Galleri, Simrishamn, Sweden

2012

Wunderkammer, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany

2011

London Print Studio, London, UK

Thomas Wallner Galleri, Simrishamn, Sweden

I’ll do it tomorrow, Länsmuseet Gävleborg, Gävleborg, Sweden

Spår och tendenser, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden

2010

Misericordia, PRISM, Los Angeles, US

Anguish, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, Tennessee, US

Ystads Konstmuseum, Ystad, Sweden

Svensk Familj, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden

2009

Swedish Family, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

2008

Andra Världar, Haninge Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

War Within, Reiner van Ewijk Projects, Amsterdam, Holland

Tangled Up In You, 21C Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, US

2007

Inaugural Exhibition, Mia Sundberg Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden

Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, US

2006

Looking Now, 21C Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, US

2005

Points of View: Landscape and Photography, Galerie Lelong, New York, US

Instabilt, Umeå Bildmuseum, Umeå, Sweden

Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College of Art, Iowa, US

Mia Sundberg Galleri, På Väggen, Stockholm, Sweden

2004

Kabusa konsthall, Köpingebro, Sweden

Instabilt, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden

Landscape, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, US

Ny Svensk Fotografi, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, Sweden

Samtidigt, Västerås Konstmuseum, Västerås, Swede

The National Public Art Council Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2003

Glen Horowitz Gallery, New York, US

Open Source, Mia Sundberg Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden

2002

Glen Horowitz Gallery, New York, US

Grants, Awards and Nominations

2008

2 year working grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committeé

2007

Nominated for Saint-Gaudens Fellowship, New York

2005

Nominated for Best Swedish Photography Publication Award, for the catalogue Family Matter

1 year working grant from the Swedish Authors’ Fund

2003

1 year working grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committeé

Best Swedish Photography Publication Award, for the catalogue Chords No. 1- 17

Bibliography

2016

Jessica Kempe, ”I ett böljande hav av bilder”, Dagens Nyheter, April 28

Maika Pollack, ”Anders Krisár”, Interview Magazine, April issue

2015

Kevin Greenberg ”Anders Krisár”, The Last Magazine, Fall issue

2014

Johanna, Pressman ”Ogästvänliga landskap träffar hjärtpunkten”, Svenska Dagbladet, May 31

Ingela Lind ”Utsatt nervig konst kräver vårt försvar”, Dagens Nyheter, May 27

Stefan Nilson, ”Tre uttryck – tre strategier”, NA, May

2013

Millroth, Thomas “Växelspel som drabbar”, Sydsvenskan, July 2

2012

Paul B. Franklin “Anders Krisár”, Art in America, December

Bo Madestrand “Hudnära scener från privata rum”, Dagens Nyheter, September 19

2011

Hägg, Martin, “Bilder av människan”, Helsingborgs Dagblad, August 14

Poddar Sandhini, Kitamura Katie, Gerspacher Arnaud, Anders Krisár, Monograph, Orosdi-Back

Doppelganger, Images of the Human Body, Gestalten Verlag

2010

Poddar, Sandhini, Best of 2010, Art Forum, December

Gartenfeld, Alex and Carrier, David and Ozerkov, Dmitri, Exhibition catalogue Misericordia

Allgårdh, Sofie, Helgvalet, Svenska Dagbladet, November 5

Millroth, Thomas “Människan som roll”, Sydsvenskan, September 23

Thompson, Cynthia, Exhibition catalogue Anguish

2008

Kitamura, Katie “Heart of the Matter”, The Last Magazine, September

Söderholm, Carolina “Händer som präglar”, Sydsvenskan, Augusti 14

Fagerström, Linda “Trio med styrka”, Helsingborgs Dagblad, August 12

Kitamura, Katie, Contemporary Magazine, 2008 Annual

Ullberg, Sara “Konst som psykologisk obduktion”, Uppsala Nya Tidning, August 4, p. 1, 4

Nilsson, Håkan “Vaghet som styrka”, Dagens Nyheter, March 15

Fanlström, Jennie “Anders Krisár”, www.konsten.net, February 27

Brodow, Anna “Kroppar och anleten speglar ett naket inre”, Svenska Dagbladet, February 23

2007

Nunez-Fernandez, Lupe “Anders Krisár at Union”, www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk, November 29

Jones, Alice “First Sight: Zoo Art Fair”, The Independent, October 12

Karlstam, Cristina “Visuellt rekviem”, Uppsala Nya Tidning, March 17

Garwood, Deborah “Scenes From the Boulevard”, The New York Sun, January 11

2006

Che, Kyongfa “Noise Within, Through and Beyond”, Exhibition catalogue Janus

Fredriksson, Ida “Utlämnande bilder”, Norrländska Socialdemokraten, May 13

Orrghen, Anna, Veckans val, Svenska Dagbladet, March 24

Ekholm, Rikard “Insyn I det privata väcker nyfikenhet”, Svenska Dagbladet, February 25

Lind, Ingela “Genkonst som provocerar”, Dagens Nyheter, February 23, p. 1, 6-7

Pollinger, Clemens, Veckans val, Svenska Dagbladet, February 17

Wallgren, Måns “Löshudad”, DN På Stan, February 10, p. 1, 22-23

2005

Schibli, Martin “I fablernas värld”, Helsingborgs Dagblad, July 23

2004

Söderholm, Carolina “Guldkorn lyfter stabil samling”, Sydsvenskan, November 26

Orrghen, Anna “Foton som döljer och belyser”, Svenska Dagbladet, April 10

Lind, Ingela “Mot strömmen”, DN På Stan, April 8

Lind, Ingela “Utflykt från konstens samtidstyranni”, Dagens Nyheter, April 3

Nilsson, Håkan “Förvridna foton”, DN På Stan, April 2

Glueck, Grace “Anders Krisár”, The New York Times, Art in Review, January 16

Family Matter, Catalogue, Stockholm

2003

Kreuger, Anders and Muller-Westermann, Iris, Exhibition catalogue Close, please

Rydell, Malena “Anders Krisár”, Recention av årets fotoböcker, p. 31, 34-35

Almlöf, Jan “Anders Krisár”, FOTO, April, p. 6-17

Dandanelle, Eva “Chords No. 1-17″, Konstperspektiv, February

Lind, Ingela “Precist”, DN På Stan, January 31

Orrghen, Anna “Frysta ögonblick visar mer än vi ser”, Svenska Dagbladet, January 25

Olofsson, Anders “Anders Krisár”, www.konsten.net

Alton, Peder “Förödande vackert”, Dagens Nyheter, January 3

2002

Chords No. 1- 17, Catalogue, Journal, Stockholm

Public Collections

The Progressive Collection, Cleveland, Ohio, US

Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, US

Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, New York, US

21C Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, US

Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell, Iowa, US

The National Public Art Council, Sweden

Stockholms Konstråd, Stockholm, Sweden

Lundin Collection, Stockholm, Sweden

Bonnier Collection, Stockholm, Sweden

Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala

Västerås Konstmuseum, Västerås, Sweden

Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, Sweden

Carnegie Collection, Stockholm, Sweden

Stiftelsen Fokus, Borås, Sweden

Private collections worldwide