Malin Lin Nordström

Multidisciplinary artist from Sweden/Taiwan • Currently based in Tromsø, Norway • work

In my work I explore concepts such as the routines and repetition of day-to-day life; rituals and spirituality in a secular context; the shaping of relationships in digital media; the impact of work and employment on our emotional life; and aspects of identity such as culture and nationality.

The concepts and themes that I work with are rooted in a wider interest in the human psychology in a globalized, late capitalist society, and how these can be observed and understood on a smaller scale in everyday life. In particular, I am interested in the ways we make meaning, identity and relationships. 

Often using autobiographical experiences as a starting point, I employ my own being investigating actions, places and interactions. My work is mainly performative, often interactive and incorporating new technology. I also work with sound, video and installation. My choice of medium is directed by the context and concept of each work.

Feb 2019: Field recording lab, Fridaymilk/Inversia Festival, Murmansk, RU
Feb 2019: Sound piece in collaboration with Bianca Hisse to be presented at UK Young Artists City Takeover, Nottingham, UK
April 2019: Light and video installation at Intonal Festival, Malmö, SE

exhibitions, screenings, publications
2018: “Forever is a long time”, duo exhibition w/ Sara Hellåker @ Vålmen Festival, Mölndal, SE
2018: “Swim with Dolphins”, video screening @ Arctic Moving Image and Film Festival, Harstad, NO
2018: “In the Event of My Death (Funeral Rehearsal II), solo exhibition @ Galleri Fisk, Bergen, NO
2018: “I’m sorry”, video screening @ Kulturnatta Tromsø, NO
2018: “Moja på tvoja”, exhibition @ Selektor Festival, Arkhangelsk, RU (Curated by Kurant Visningsrom, Tromsø, NO)
2018: “What If”, text work series in Tromsø Open fanzine
2018: “In the Event of My Death”, solo exhibition @ 14-54, Towada, JP
2018: ‘The Friend List’, part of ‘Mountain High, River Deep’ @ Kunstakademiet, Tromsø, NO
2018: ‘Holy Smokes’, duo exhibition @ Small Projects, Tromsø, NO
2018: ‘Ghosts of Revolutions Past’, public art @ Tromsø Business and Economics School, NO
2018: ‘Flash Future 1997’, collaborative audiovisual project, part of group exhibition ‘Science and Life’ @ Titanikas, Vilnius, LT
2018: ‘Defying Decoherence’, solo exhibition @ Futile Endeavours (apartment gallery), Tromsø, NO
2017: ‘Swim with Dolphins’, part of group exhibition ‘Open Call vol 3’ @ Galleri Seilduken, Oslo, NO
2017: ‘The Heart is the Only Hunter’, part of group exhibition ‘Alchemical Romance’ @ Galleri Snerk, Tromsø, NO
2017: ‘15 plants and 1 bird’, fanzine @ Mondo Books, Lofoten International Art Festival, NO
2017: ‘The Choreography of Dreams’, part of group exhibition @ Galleri Monitor, Gothenburg, SE
2016: ‘The Ghost in the Back of Your Head’, part of group exhibition @ Gothenburg School of Art, SE

September 2018: Selektor Festival, Arkhangelsk, RU
June 2018: 1454, Towada, JP

2017–2020: BA Contemporary Art, Tromsø Academy of Art, NO
2017: Photography, Valand Academy of Arts, SE
2016: Fine Arts / Printmaking, Gothenburg School of Art, SE
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