WORK         ︎         ABOUT

Malin Lin Nordström
(b. 1984, Hallstahammar, Sweden)

Creating immersive environments and interactive situations, Malin invites her audience to experiences in the borderland between reality and fiction. Dissolving the boundaries between science and belief, she builds participatory rooms for shared exploration of actions and rituals in a time of secularity and globalization. In her video projections and sound installations Malin often utilises remix and montage techniques to emphasize and juxtapose found texts and images, disclosing power dynamics and cognitive dissonance.

Often inspired by new technology, current political issues and her own upbringing in-between the European and Asian continents, she closely examines language, interactions and everyday performativity, delving into affect commodification and decision-making ethics, questioning contradictions and exploitation. At the core of her practice lies a fascination for the human experience – the ways we make meaning, identity and relationships.


Solo & collaborative shows 
2020: “I’m so hot” w/ Louisa Palmi Danielsson @ Vulkana, Tromsø, NO
2019: “Mixed Emotions” w/ Louisa Palmi Danielsson, Kristine Rød & Jess Perrin @ Tromsø, NO
2018: “Forever is a long time” w/ Sara Hellåker @ Vålmen Festival, Mölndal, SE
2018: “In the Event of My Death (Funeral Rehearsal II)”, solo @ Galleri Fisk, Bergen, NO
2018: “In the Event of My Death”, solo @ 14-54, Towada, JP
2018: “Holy Smokes” w/ Anton Benois @ Small Projects, Tromsø, NO
2018: “Defying Decoherence”, solo @ Futile Endeavours apartment gallery, Tromsø, NO

Selected group shows
2022 May (upcoming): Konsthallen Meken, Smedjebacken
2022 February (upcoming): Länsmuseet Gävleborg, Gävle
2021 Aug: Failure, Understanding, Care (& Kunst), Tromsø 
2021 March: Strömningar, Södertälje Konsthall (w/ Jens Masimov)
2020: Forening for handlingsrom, curated by Kurant visningsrom, part of group exhibition “Ly til fantasi og felleskap” at Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway
2020: Post-Exit (The Gardens of Liminality), Mack Øst, Tromsø (curated by Karolin Tampere)
2020: The 74th North Norwegian Art Exhibition (annual juried touring exhibition) @ Bodø Kunstforening, Svolvær Kunstforening, Mosjøen Kunstforening, Meieriet Kultursenter Leknes, Galleri Nord-Norge Harstad, Alta Kunstforening, Vadsø Kunstforening. 
2019: Centre for Contemporary Con-artists domestic gallery, Tromsø, NO
2019: Intonal Festival, Inkonst, Malmö, SE
2019: “Shoot” w/Bianca Hisse @ UK Young Artists, Nottingham, UK
2018: Arctic Moving Image and Film Festival, Harstad, NO
2018: Kulturnatta Tromsø, NO
2018: Selektor Festival, Arkhangelsk, RU (Curated by Kurant Visningsrom, Tromsø, NO)
2018: Public art commission @ Tromsø Business and Economics School, NO
2018: ‘Flash Future 1997’, collaborative audiovisual project, part of group exhibition ‘Science and Life’ @ Titanikas, Vilnius, LT
2017: Galleri Seilduken, Oslo, NO
2017: Galleri Snerk, Tromsø, NO
2017: Galleri Monitor, Gothenburg, SE

2018: “What If”, Tromsø Open fanzine, NO
2018: “Moja på tvoja”, Selektor Festival, Arkhangelsk, RU
2017: ‘15 plants and 1 bird’ @ Mondo Books, Lofoten International Art Festival, NO

2022 Nov (upcoming): Gjesteatelier Vadsø, NO
2021 June: Danielsgården, Bingsjö
2020 Sept: Falnande språk nomadiskt residens i Finnskogen, Region Gävleborg, SE
2019 June: Kråkeslottet, Senja, NO
2018 Sept: Selektor Festival, Arkhangelsk, RU
2018 June: 14-54, Towada, JP

Grants and awards
2021: Stiftelsen Petersenska Hemmet
2021: Ulla Fröberg-Cramérs Stipendiestiftelse
2021: Stiftelsen AAA
2020: Nordnorsken Jury Prize / The 74th North Norwegian Art Exhibition
2020: Stiftelsen Petersenska Hemmet
2019: UMAK project grant
2019: Barentskult
2019: Frifond
2019: Helge Ax:son Johnson

2020: Curator assistant and receptionist/host at Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway
2018-ongoing: Nomadic domestic gallery Futile Endeavours
2017–ongoing: Live video projections @ various clubs and concerts
2017-2019: Curating/coordinating exhibitions for Galleri Snerk, Tromsø, NO

Selected education
2020–2022: MFA Fine Arts, Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Sweden
2017–2020: BA Contemporary Art, Tromsø Academy of Art, Norway
2017: Photography, Valand Academy of Arts, Sweden
2016: Fine Arts / Printmaking, Gothenburg School of Art, Sweden 
2003-2009: Master of Science in Psychology, University of Gothenburg

Konstnärernas Riksorganisation
Kunstnerne i Tromsø