Installation view "Christian Andersson – When Science Fiction Was Dead", CIAJG Guimarães Portugal 2018

Christian Andersson

Christian Andersson, born 1973 in Stockholm, currently lives and works in Malmö, Sweden.

As a point of depar­ture in his­tory, pop­u­lar cul­ture and the canon of west­ern civ­i­liza­tion, Andersson is fusing together myths and given facts into something of a hybrid encyclopedia. Jux­ta­pos­ing emo­tion and rea­son, he’s leaving a door open to the unprompted, impulsive and extemporaneous as legitimate paths towards the limbo he conjures out of truth’s fictions.

Andersson has had solo exhibitions at Frac Normandie – Site de Rouen, CAV - Visual Arts Center, Coimbra (both 2022), Museum CIAJG, Guimaraes (2018), the Kunstmuseum Thun (2015), as well as at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris and Moderna Museet, Malmö (both 2011). His work has been on view in group exhibitions at Centre Pompidou Metz (2022), Hallands Konstmuseum, Halmstad (2020), Malmö Konstmuseum (2017), Boimans van Beuningen Museum Rotterdam, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (both 2016), Magazin 4, Bregenz (2014), Matadero, Madrid and the 12th Biennale de Lyon (both 2013).

Installation view "Christian Andersson – Cache", Galerie Nordenhake Stockholm 2018

Installation view "Christian Andersson – Put the Cobwebs Back in Place", Galerie Nordenhake Berlin 2016

One Day, 2016, 6 gobo lights, dimmers, cable, wood, metal, dimensions variable

Installation view "Christian Andersson – Legende", Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun 2015

Pills, 2015, archival inkjet print, framed, 50 x 75 cm

Installation view "Christian Andersson – While Your Were Sleeping", Galerie Nordenhake Stockholm 2013

Scanner (Plate IV), 2012, detail

Strike, 2012, painted metal stand, bronze sculpture, match, 15 x 10 x 25 cm

Installation view "Christian Andersson – From Lucy with love", Moderna Museet Malmö, Malmö 2011

Angel of the Hearth, 2011, plaster, metal, 70 x 100 x 100 cm

are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era, 2009, print, 125 x 800 cm

Paper Clip (The Baghdad Batteries), 2009, 49 replicas of the "Baghdad battery" (clay jar, copper, iron, vinegar), copper wire, electromagnet (iron rod, copper wire), paperclip, 200 x 200 x 100 cm

Installation view "The 1st at Moderna: Christian Andersson", Moderna Museet, Stockholm 2005