Jenny Åkerlund


b. 1984 Stockholm, Sweden

contact: info(at)



2010-2012 MFA, Malmö Art Academy, SE

2010 Black holes and cosmic explosions, Stockholm University, SE

2007-2010 BFA, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, SE


Solo / duo exhibitions

2015 Endnotes, (with Louise Åkerlund), Cigarrvägen 13, Stockholm, SE (upcoming)

2013 FATAMORGANA #2, (with Anna Wignell), Galleria Omphalos, Terlizzi, IT (curated by Giuseppe Pinto, LALD)

2013 Suspensions in Time, (with Kirsten Astrup), CirkulationsCentralen, Malmö, SE (curated by Elias Björn and Gard Andreas Frantzsen)

2012 Sidereal time, KHM Gallery, Malmö, SE

2009 Fragment, (with Sebastian Wahlforss), Detroit Gallery, Stockholm, SE


Selected group exhibitions

2014 Dark Matter, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, DK (curated by Andreas Albrectsen)

2014 Konstakademiens pristagare 2014, The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, SE

2014 The Rhetoric of Painting, Galleri Bon, Stockholm, SE (curated by Jaana-Kristiina Alakoski)

2013 Tre Mellan Rum / In Between, Botkyrka Konsthall, SE (curated by Matilda Ekström)

2013 Suspensions in Time, Wizard Gallery, Oslo, NO (curated by Elias Björn and Gard Andreas Frantzsen)

2013 MKH, Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup, SE

2013 Skriva med ljus, Krognoshuset, Lund, SE (curated by Emil Nilsson)

2012 Grant recipients 2012, The Foundation in Memory of Anna-Lisa Thomson, Uppsala Art Museum, Uppsala, SE

2012 Art on Paper 2012, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina, US (curated by Xandra Eden)

2012 Dear Gertrud, Pleasant Gallery, Copenhagen, DK (curated by Kah Bee Chow)

2012 Projet Gutenberg, Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Paris, FR

2011 Our Origins, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, US (curated by Allison Grant)

2011 PANG AEA Superkontinent, Inter Arts Center (IAC), Malmö, SE (curated by Tiril Hasselknippe)

2010 Five days of collective attempts, Projektraum Bethanien, Berlin, DE

2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, Bildmuseet, Umeå, SE

2009 The reflecting pool, Galleri Verkligheten, Umeå, SE

2009 MADE, Norrlandsoperan, Umeå, SE

2008 Helt plötsligt är vi här, Galleri 60e at Cave, Detroit, US


Public talks

2014 Artist Talk, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, JP

2014 Artist Talk, Arts Initiative Tokyo (AIT), Tokyo, JP


Public collections

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, US


Selected publications / contributions

2014 CLP, Const Literary (P)review #1-2 2014

2013 Malmö Nordic 2013 (exhibition catalogue)

2010 Nautofon 1, published by Nautofon


Grants / Residencies

2014 IASPIS Residency at Arts Initiative Tokyo (AIT), Tokyo, JP

2013 Vera och Göran Agnekils stipendium, The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts

2013 Swedish Arts Grants Committee, one-year working grant

2013 Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundation, travel grant

2012 Malmö cultural support, studio grant

2012 The Foundation in Memory of Anna-Lisa Thomson

2011 Stiftelsen Petersenska Hemmet