The forms of Anders Krisár

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”,, February 27 Brodow, Anna “Kroppar och anleten speglar ett naket inre”, Svenska Dagbladet, February 23

2007 Nunez-Fernandez, Lupe “Anders Krisár at Union”,, 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


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


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”, 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


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