Music Box, 2015, single channel installation, HD video, black and white, sound, 26:55 min continuous loop

Jonas Dahlberg

Jonas Dahlberg was born in Uddevalla, Sweden, 1970.  The artist currently lives and works in Stockholm. He is a professor at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm and the founding director of the interdisciplinary studio Of Public Interest (OPI).

Dahlberg has exhibited in many prestigious contexts. Solo exhibitions include Notes on a Memorial at LOCUS ATHENS, Athens (2019), The Music Box at Kunsthall Trondheim (2015), a self-titled show at Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin (2010), Three Rooms, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm (2008), The First Minute Of The Rest Of A Movie (with Jan Mancuska) in both Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn and Neue Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Invisible Cities at Moderna Museet, Stockholm and FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon (2005), Centre pour l'image contemporain Saint-Gervais Genève, Geneva (2003), Magazzino d'Arte Moderna, Rome (2003), One Way Street, IASPIS, Stockholm (2002), and Index The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm (2001).

His group exhibitions include presentations at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (2020), ArkDes, Stockholm (2018), Villa Merkel, Esslingen am Neckar (2017), Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö (2016), Göteburgs Konstmuseum, Gothenburg, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, RAY photography Triennial, Frankfurt (all 2015), Norrköpings Art Museum, Norrköping, Køs Museum of Art in Public Spaces, Køge (both 2014), Telemark Kunstnersenter, Skien, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn (both 2013), Voorkamer, Lier, Artipelag Konsthall, Stockholm, Bradbury Art Museum, Jonesboro, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam (2012), Centre Pompidou, Paris, Prospect II, New Orleans (2011), 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art and Flash Cube, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (both 2007), Santa Monica Museum of Art, California (2006), 26th São Paulo Biennial as national solo representative (2004), 50th Venice Biennial (2003), and Manifesta 4 (2002). Dahlberg's residencies include the ISCP in New York in 2004/05 and IASPIS in Stockholm 2000/2001.

In 2017, he received the Dagens Nyheter's Culture Award for his work on the 22 July National Memorial Site by Utøya, Norway.


July 22 Memorial Sites, in Utøya and Oslo, winning proposal 2014

July 22 Memorial Sites, in Utøya and Oslo, winning proposal 2014

The Path of the Sun, in Finland, winning proposal 2015

Installation view "Jonas Dahlberg", Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg 2015

Music Box (Back), 2015, single channel installation, HD video, black and white, sound, 01:06 min (continuous loop)

Music Box, 2015, black and white photograph on cotton paper, 195.5 x 120 cm

Installation view "Jonas Dahlberg – Diorama", Galerie Nordenhake Stockholm 2015

Installation view "Jonas Dahlberg – Hall of Mirrors", Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg 2012

Opera Scenography for Verdi's Macbeth, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Boulevard du Théâtre 11, Director Christof Loy, Geneva, 2012

Production view "Jonas Dahlberg – View Through a Park", 2009

Installation view "Jonas Dahlberg – Three Rooms", Galerie Nordenhake Stockholm 2008

Safe Zones No 11, 2006, Permanent installation at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Installation view "Jonas Dahlberg – Invisible Cities", Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 2005