photo: Märta Thisner

photo: Märta Thisner

Emma Löfström (Uppsala, Sweden) is a visual artist based between Stockholm and London, graduated from the Royal College of Art (2009) and Central Saint Martins College of Art (2007). Recent exhibitions include On The Edge Of Time at SPACE Art + Technology, London, and Myth of the Cicada as part of Strange Cities, a group exhibition at Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens.  In collaboration with Irene Fuga, under the collective name Fuga+Löfström, she has recently exhibited her work Ministry of Love at Yinka Shonibare MBE’s Guest Projects, London; Dis Play at  Lugar a Dudas, Cali; and Cabinet Of Unnatural History at FLORA ars+natura directed by José Roca, Bogotá. Group shows include: Lounge presentation at Stene Projects, Stockholm; Ung salong at Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala; Suffering at Sundsvall Konstförening, Sundsvall, Pick Me Up at Sommerset House, London; Vår + Provokation at Marabouparken, Stockholm; DRAW at Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London; Allmänt snö at Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm; and Exhibinstant at Henry Moore Gallery, London. Recent artist residencies include Lugar a Dudas, Cali, Colombia and Residencia en la Tierra, Quindio, Colombia. She was supported by Iaspis to participate in SPACE Art + Technology /The White Buildings residency programme 2015/2016.

CV / Emma Löfström  (b. Uppsala, Sweden) lives and works in Stockholm.

2007- 2009 Royal College of Art, London, Master of Art
2003- 2007 Central Saint Martins, London, BA hons Graphic Design & illustration
2002- 2003 Central Saint Martins, London, Foundations studies
2001- 2002 University of Stockholm, Social Anthropology

Selected solo and duo exhibitions
 2016 On The Edge Of Time, SPACE Art+Technology , London

2014 Cabinet of Unnatural History, José Roca’s FLORA ars+natura (joint exhibition with Irene Fuga), Bogotá
2014  Dis Play, Lugar a Dudas (joint exhibition with Irene Fuga), Cali
2014 Skenvärldar, Galleri S, Östersund
2013 Ministry of Love, (joint exhibition with Irene Fuga) Yinka Shonibare MBE’s  Guest Projects, London

Selected group exhibitions
2016 Visual Taipei, World Design Capital 2016, Taipei

2016 Lounge presentation, Stene Projects, Stockholm

2015 Strange Cities; Athens, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens and New York
2015 Suffering, Sjögatan Sju, Sundsvalls konstförening, Sundsvall
2015 Pick Me Up, Sommerset House, London
2014 Ung Salong, Uppsala konstmuseum, Uppsala
2012 Vår + Provokation, Marabouparken, Stockholm
2012 Tapeter, Form/Design Center, Malmö
2011 Graphic Bird Walk, Space Gallery, London
2010 Villa Art Contemporary/Jonas Kleerup, Stockholm
2010 DRAW, Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
2010 Them-and-us, Hudiksvalls gatan 6-8, Stockholm
2009 Allmänt snö, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm
2009  The Show RCA 2009, Gulbenkian Gallery, London
2009  Exhibinstant, Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London

Selected commissions
2013  A Picture of Dorian Grey- Den Jyske Opera (Arhus, Denmark) -Artwork for projections used as part of the set design.
2013  A Midsummer Night Sex Comedy, Stockholms Stadsteater- Artwork for the production of a stage version of Woody Allen’s screenplay.
2011 An Island Far from here, The Royal Dramatic Theatre of Sweden (Stockholm)- Artwork for the set design, projections and costumes.

Selected grants and awards
2014 Swedish Art Grants Committee, one year working grant
2014 (Nominated for) Griffin Art Prize 2014
2014  Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse, travel grant
2013 Iaspis, Swedish Art Grants Committee Grant for Cultural Exchange
2011 Uppsala’s Culture Grant
2009 John Norris Wood Drawing Prize
2009 Målarmästare CE Lindgrens Stiftelse  
2009 Längmanska Kulturfonden
2009 Kallenbergs Stiftelse  
2009 The Royal College of Art Travel Grant
2008 Fredrika Bremer’s Stiftelse
2008 (Nominated for) V&A Student Illustrator of the Year


 2016 Artist in residence at AADK Centro Negra, Spain                                                                      

2015 Artist in residence through Iaspis/SPACE at The White Building , London
2014 Artist in residence at Lugar a Dudas,Cali, Colombia
2014 Artist in residence at Residencia en la Tierra, Quindio, Colombia
2013  Artist in residence at Yinka Shonibare MBE’s  Guest Projects, London 

The National Public Art Council Sweden, Sweden
County of Uppsala, Sweden
County of Jämtland, Sweden
County of Stockholm, Sweden
Tower Hamlets Council, London, UK
Private collections in Sweden and United Kingdom