• CV

The Swedish artist Anna Strand works with photography and text as a way of exploring the semiotic borderland between word and vision. How can language both limit and extend our framework of understanding? Her photographs urge the viewer to reflect upon the relationship between the surrounding world, reality, sense perception and conceptualization, as well as the nature and culture of reflection and symbols. Using staged photographs and various types of text, Strand explores and questions our perception of reality. 

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Untitled dance 2012. Three black and white prints. Each 35,5x48 cm. Edition of 3
Din hand längs med bordskanten / Your hand along the table edge 2010. Archival Ink-jet print. 25x31,3 cm. Edition of 5
Sufflören / The prompter 2010. Archivial Ink-jet print. 64x80 cm. Edition of 5.
Verdagens form / The form of the ordinary 2010. Archival Ink-jet print. 64x50,5 cm. Edition of 5.
Teaterviskning / Stage whisper 2010 Archival Ink-jet print. 50,5x40 cm. Edition of 5.
Nagoya Notebook exhibited at Peter Lav Gallery 2013
Mirror practice 2012. Installation with black and white print and mirror, found negative. 25,5x25 cm each. Edition of 3
Enlarge this area 2012. Installation with nine negative bags. Edition of 1



2006-2008 MFA, School of Photography, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

2002-2005 BFA, School of Photography, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

2000-2001 Fatamorgana, Danish School of Art Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark


Solo Exhibitions


2013 Peter Lav Gallery

2010 Dear Nobody, I am tired of wanting to be somebody, now I also want to be Nobody, C-salen, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden

2010 Landskrona Museum, Landskrona, Sweden

2009 Never complain, never explain, Galleri Ping Pong, Malmö, Sweden

2008 The Director, Galleri Monitor, Gothenburg, Sweden

2007 The Director, Galleri Ping Pong, Malmö, Sweden

2005 Moving a mountain, Galleri Spark, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005 Moving a mountain, Galleri Box, Gothenburg, Sweden


Group Exhibitions


2012 Akiyoshidai International Art Village

2012 Market Art Fair, Peter Lav Gallery

2011 Supermarket Art Fair, Centrum för Fotografi, Kulturhuset, Stockholm

2010 A Point of Departure, Fotografiska Gallery, Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm

2010 Zero Budget Biennial, Klemm’s Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2010 Zero Budget Biennial, Rokeby Gallery, London, Great Britain

2010 Platform10, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

2010 Zero Budget Biennial, Pianissimo Gallery, Milan, Italy

2009 Zero Budget Biennial, Galerie schleicher+lange, Paris, France

2009 KÅT A4, Galleri Box. Gothenburg, Sweden

2009 Photography: now, Karlskrona Konsthall, Karlskrona, Sweden

2008 no no/ no no no no/ no no no no/ no no there´s no limit, Galleri Signal, Malmö, Sweden

2008 Nordic Moods - Landscape Photography of our Time, Arken, Copenhagen, Denmark

2008 The Landscape, Tjörnedala Konsthall, Simrishamn, Sweden

2008 Examination Exhibition MFA, Centrum för Fotografi, Stockholm, Sweden

2008 Examination Exhibition MFA, Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden

2007 Photography: now, Centrum för Fotografi, Stockholm, Sweden

2007 Liljevalchs Spring saloon, Stockholm, Sweden

2006 New Nordic Photography, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden




2010 Fotografisk Tidskrift #4, ”Ömsint omskrivning”, Alexander de Cuveland

2010 ”Nu inser du att jag samlat på dig”, Artist book published in collaboration with Malmö Konsthall

2010 Hotshoe International #165, ”A Pocket Full of Poses” text: Joanna Fiduccia, curator: Edgar Martins

2010 Helsingborgs Dagblad, ”Anna i underlandet”, Martin Hägg, 18/2

2009 Future Images, book published by Motta Editore, editors: Radu Stern and Mario Cresci

2009 Paletten #277, ”A4 Kåt”

2008 Nordic Moods - Landscape Photography of our Time, catalogue published by Arken Museum for Modern Art

2007 Fotografi: Nu 2007, catalogue published by Centrum för Fotografi

2007 Aluma, #7

2007 Sydsvenskan, ”Utanför logikens ram”, Carolina Söderholm, 22/4

2006 Around Photography #10, ”New Nordic Photography” text: Luca Panaro

2006 Venue #5, ”Efterkonstruktioner” image and text: Anna Strand

2005 Skånska Fotografer 1845-2005, book published by Malmö Museer




2010 Crafoordska Stiftelsen

2009 One-year working grant, Public Arts Council

2009 Claës Lewenhaupts Stipendium

2008 Carl Larsson Stipendiet

2008 Anders Sandrews Stipendium

2006 Otto och Charlotte Mannheimers fond

2006 Malmö Stads Kulturstipendium

2005 Robert Frank Stipendiet




Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden

Region Skåne, Sweden

Landskrona Museum, Sweden