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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 
2022: “Futile Endeavors”, MFA exhibition @ Galleri Konstfack, Stockholm
2020: “I’m so hot” w/ Louisa Palmi Danielsson @ Vulkana, Tromsø
2019: “Mixed Emotions” w/ Louisa Palmi Danielsson, Kristine Rød & Jess Perrin @ Tromsø
2018: “Forever is a long time” w/ Sara Hellåker @ Vålmen Festival, Mölndal
2018: “In the Event of My Death (Funeral Rehearsal II)”, solo @ Galleri Fisk, Bergen
2018: “In the Event of My Death”, solo @ 14-54, Towada, Japan
2018: “Holy Smokes” w/ Anton Benois @ Small Projects, Tromsø
2018: “Defying Decoherence” @ Tromsø

Selected group shows, screenings, performances
2023 June-August (upcoming): Värmlands museum
2022 September (upcoming): Open Out Festival, Tromsø
2022 June-August (upcoming): Konsthallen Meken, Smedjebacken
2022 May: Accelerator konsthall, Stockholm
2022 February-May: Länsmuseet Gävleborg, Gävle
2022 Feb: Barents Spektakel 2022, Kirkenes (w/ Janna Thöle-Juul)
2021 Aug: Failure, Understanding, Care (& Kunst), Tromsø (curated by Ruth Aitken & James Lee)
2021 June: Västerås Konsthall
2021 March: Strömningar, Södertälje Konsthall (w/ Jens Masimov)
2020 Nov: Kinobox Tromsø
2020 Sept: Post-Exit (The Gardens of Liminality), Mack Øst, Tromsø (curated by Karolin Tampere)
2020 Aug: Forening for handlingsrom, curated by Kurant visningsrom, part of group exhibition “Ly til fantasi og felleskap” at Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway
2020 Jan–Dec: 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 (curated by Ruth Aitken & James Lee)
2019: Intonal Festival, Inkonst, Malmö, Sweden
2019: UK Young Artists City Takeover, Nottingham, UK (w/ Bianca Hisse)
2018: Arctic Moving Image and Film Festival, Harstad, NO
2018: Selektor Festival, Arkhangelsk, Russia
2018: Public art commission @ Tromsø Business and Economics School,
2018: ‘Flash Future 1997’, collaborative audiovisual project, part of group exhibition ‘Science and Life’ @ Titanikas, Vilnius, Lithuania
2017: Galleri Seilduken, Oslo, Norway
2017: Galleri Snerk, Tromsø, Norway
2017: Galleri Monitor, Gothenburg, Sweden

2022: “The Best Country in the World”, Pikene på Broen, Kirkenes
2021: “Onwards and upwards”, MFA1 exhibition catalogue, Konstfack
2020: “Fat Rat”, Mack Øst exhibition catalogue, distributed by Mondo Books
2018: “What If”, printed and distributed by Tromsø Open 
2018: “Moja på tvoja”, Selektor Festival, Arkhangelsk, RU
2017: ‘15 plants and 1 bird’, distributed by Mondo Books

2022 Sept-Nov: AiR Kyrkerud, Årjäng
2021 July: Danielsgården, Bingsjö
2020 Sept: Falnande språk nomadic residency, Region Gävleborg, SE
2019 June: Kråkeslottet, Senja, NO
2018 Sept: Selektor Festival, Arkhangelsk, RU
2018 June: 14-54, Towada, JP

Grants and awards
2022: Grant for recently graduated artists, Arts Council Norway
2021: Carl Erik Levins Stiftelse
2021: Västerås Praktiska Hushållsskola
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

2022 June: NUK visual arts project for Festspillene i Nord-Norge, Harstad
2020 May-Aug: Curatorial work for Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway
2020 Jan-Aug: Receptionist/host at Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway
2018-ongoing: Nomadic domestic gallery Futile Endeavours
2017–ongoing: Live video projections @ various clubs and concerts
2017-2019: Part of curatorial team at Galleri Snerk, Tromsø

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

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