I’m half-British, half-Swedish, born in Tasmania, but left when I was one and grew up in Edinburgh and spent every summer in Västergötaland... hope that clears things up.


Education


  • Practice-based PhD in Art, Goldsmiths College, London, 2021
  • MFA in Painting, Royal College of Art, London, 2002
  • BFA, Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, 2000


Selected Solo Exhibitions


  • Cannibal and Witch Eat the Rich, Celsius Projects, Malmö, Sweden, 2021
  • Neobiota, Yellow Gallery, Varese, Italy, 2018
  • The Peasants Are Revolting!, Annely Juda Fine Art, London, 2017
  • A Peasant Garden, ASC Gallery, London, 2014
  • Peasant Painting, Halland Konst Museum, Halmstad, Sweden, 2013
  • Journey to WuMu - Paper Paintings, Paintings and workshop, Annely Juda Fine Art, London (in collaboration with Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou och Beijing), 2012
  • Painted Performances, Upton House, National Trust, Banbury, UK, 2012
  • The Astonishing Adventures of Lady Indigo, Performances and workshops, Vitamin Creative Space, The Pavilion, Beijing, 2011
  • 1857 – Paintings, Annely Juda Fine Art, London, 2008
  • Past-times and Re-creation, Transition, London, 2006
  • Self-sufficient, Contemporary Arts Projects, London, 2006
  • La Pittura Sale sugli Alberi , 42contemporaneo, Modena, Italy, 2004


Selected Group Exhibitions


  • Swedish Acquisitions: Insights, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 2022
  • The Commons: Re-enchanting the World, Museum of English Rural Life, Reading, UK, 2021-2022
  • De Värdelösa Munnarna, Art Lab, Gnesta, Sweden, 2021
  • Draining of the Tanks, Vermilion Sands, Copenhagen, 2020
  • New Raw Green, Sim Smith Gallery, London, 2020
  • Gränsland, Hallands konstmusem, Halmstad, Sweden, 2019
  • Konstnärliga avsmyckningar av Norra Djurgårdsstaden, curated by Mossutställningar, Stockholm, 2019
  • Speed of Thought, Newington Gallery, London, 2019
  • Esparto: Roots and Revisions , Museu Mollí Paperer de Capellades, Barcelona, Spain, 2018
  • Creating the Countryside, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK, 2017
  • Ecos,Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain, 2017
  • Earth, Wind, and Fire, Griffin Gallery, London, 2017
  • Form and Volume, CFHill, Stockholm, 2017
  • Champagne Life, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2017
  • Anti-Social Realism, Charlie Smith Gallery, London, 2015
  • History Painting, The Function Room, London, 2015
  • Detail, H-project Space, Bangkok, 2014
  • Stag: Berlin/London, Dispari and Dispari, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2014
  • The Foraged Book Project Volume One: Briefs and Proposals, Primary, Nottingham, UK, 2013
  • Tattoo City, group show curated by guest artist Samson Kambalu, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK, 2012
  • Polemically Small, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, USA, 2011
  • Saatchi Gallery in Adelaide, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, 2011
  • Newspeak: British Art Now. Part 1, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2011
  • John Moores Painting Prize 2010, The Walker Gallery, Liverpool, UK, 2010
  • Miasmas, ASC Gallery, London, 2010
  • Newspeak: British Art Now, The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia, 2009
  • The Artist’s Studio, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK, 2009
  • Annely Juda: a celebration, Annely Juda Fine Art, London, 2007
  • Cunning Chapters, The British Library, London, 2007
  • Responding to Rome, Estorick Collection, London, 2006
  • The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2005, Jerwood Space, London, 2005
  • Spazi Aperti, Romanian Academy, Rome, 2004
  • Extra-Natura: Konst! Scopriamo la Svezia, 42contemporaneo, Modena, Italy, 2004
  • Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2003, Manchester, London, 2003

Collections


  • Moderna Museet, Sweden
  • Statens konstråd ( Public Art Agency Sweden)
  • Hallands Art Museum, Sweden
  • Saatchi Collection, UK
  • Brasenose College, Oxford, UK


Residencies


  • Artist in residence, Dawang Cultural Highland, Shenzen, China, 2014
  • Joya: arte + ecología, Cortijada Los Gázquez, Vélez Blanco, Almería, Andalucía, Spain, 2013
  • Artist in residence,  Art Museum of Halland, Sweden, 2012
  • Artist in residence, Vitamin Creative Space, Beijing, China, 2011
  • Sainsbury Scholarship in Painting and Sculpture at the British School at Rome, 2003-2004

© Sigrid Holmwood