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My art reflects personal experiences as well as stories and observations from everyday life, journeys, philosophy, history and science.

It´s an exploration of time and memory, forgetfulness, desire and loss.

I ´m working in a wide range of media like printmaking, photography, video, artist´s books, text, sound and objects.
Especially printmaking has a process oriented and collaborative nature that I love.
For me the physical, experimental and hands-on process as well as the material properties is essential as a fundamental part of the storytelling.

CV

lives and works in Göteborg, Sweden
studio: Konstepidemin, Konstepidemins väg 6, 413 14 Göteborg
contact: info@carinafihn.se

> education
Fine Art & New Media, Valand Academy of Fine Arts, Göteborg University 1997 – 1999
Hovedskous School of Fine Arts, Göteborg 1977 – 1982
Art History, Göteborg University 1977

> solo exhibitions selected
" The brain is wider than the sky" Glasrummet, Galleri Konstepidemin, Göteborg 2017
"Drömfabrik/Traumfabrik" Bageriet, Konstepidemin, Göteborg (with Hildegard Skowasch) 2016
"Big Bang Workshop" Grafik i Väst, (with Marie Palmgren) 2014
"A Matter Of Nature", Grafiska Sällskapet Stockholm 2013
"The Order Of Nature", Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College, US , 2012
"The Spectrum Of Resistence" video installation Campus Mid Sweden University, Östersund 2010
"The Spectrum Of Resistence" video installation Galleri Konstepidemin, Göteborg 2009
Galleri Koch, Stenungsund 2009
Göteborgs Konstförening 2008

L´USINE Galerie, Brussels 2006
Ahlbergshallen, Östersund 2005
Konstnärshuset, Stockholm 2004
Cabelfactory Gallery Helsinki, Finland 2002
Galleri Konstepidemin, Göteborg 2000
Konsthallen Vänersborg 1999
Hanaholmens Culture Center, Helsinki, Finland 1998
Swedish Printmakers Gallery, Stockholm 1997
Konsthallen Härnösand 1997
Galleri Just, Turkuu Finland 1996
Galleri Gripen, Karlstad 1996
Galleri Rosengången, Lerum 1994
Göteborgs Konstförening 1993
Nolhaga Slott, Alingsås 1991

Galleri Kongelf, Kungälv, 1985
Galleri Jacob Thran, Uddevalla 1884

> group exhibitions selected
"Nytryckt", Konsthallen Lokstallet, Strömstad 2017
P-ART-Y,
Galleri Konstepidemin 2017
10th Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada 2017
Group show, Galleri 54, Göteborg
2017
Frövifors Pappersbruksmuseum 2016
Strandverket konsthall , Marsstrand 2015
"Nordic Artists' Books" Gallery Astley, Uttersberg 2015
"Vorhang/ Ridå" Kunsthalle m3, Berlin, Germany 2015 (Carina Fihn, Pia Mauno, Camilla Engman)

"
Late summer art show 2" Galleri Konstepidemin, Göteborg 2015
"Tombola Parksalong" Azaleadalen Göteborg 2015
Nordic Artists' Books, Gallery Jangva, Helsinki, Finland 2015
"Partitur för en hägring" video pid web gallery for moving art and sound 2014
Late summer show,
Galleri Konstepidemin, Göteborg 2014
Miniprint Finland, Hyvinkää Art Museum Finland 2014
SUPERMARKET – Stockholm Independent Art Fair, Kulturhuset, Stockholm 2014
"Tombola Parksalong" Azaleadalen Göteborg 2013
"Påsksalong" Galleri Thomassen, Göteborg 2013
Rapport 2012:1 Galleri Box , Göteborg 2012
"Nya verk– Nya Tider" Galleri Konstepidemin, Göteborg 2012
"Ars Europa Kustavi", Finland 2012
Gallery Maaret Finnberg, Turku, Finland 2011 (with Mikko Paakkola and Anders Rönnlund) 2011
"Tablaviviente" videoscreeningat at Caja Negra Artes Visuales, Chile 2011
"Tablaviviente" Video art festival, Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago, Chile 2011
"Three Stories" Pätalo-Keskus, Taivalkoski, Finland 2010 (with Ulla Mogren and Berit Jonsvik)

Grafikens Hus, Mariefred 2009
"Micro" Galleri Uddenberg/Olsson Göteborg 2008

"Landscape Now" Rackstadmuseét, Arvika 2007
An Lanntair Art Centre Isle of Lewis, Scotland 2005
Galleri Uddenberg/Olsson Göteborg 2004
Sweden house, Brussels 2004
The print Triennal XII, The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm 2003
Grafikens Hus, Mariefred 2001, 2002
Wågermanska Konsthallen, Skärhamn 2002
Swedish Printmakers Gallery, Stockholm 2000
Italienska Palatset, Växjö 2000
Opus 1 Grafikens Hus, Mariefred 1999
”SAVE” Sveaborg, Helsinki, Finland 1998
Circle Suedois, Paris, France 1998
”A level of lostness” Highland Printmakers Gallery, Inverness, Scotland 1997
"Grez sur Loing"-Göteborg" Stenasalen, Göteborg Art Museum 1997
Kalejdopapper Grafik i Väst 1996
Filosofgangen Odense Danmark 1996
Karlskoga Konsthall 1995
”Flags for North” Östersund, Sundsvall 1994-1995
Swedish Printmakers Gallery Stockholm 1992
Miniprint,Olofström 1991
Göteborgs Konstförening 1990
About paper” Mölndals Museum 1989
IX Grafiktriennalen, Göteborgs Art Museum 1989

"Sagan om verkligheten" Södertälje Konsthall 1983
"Sagan om verkligheten"
Maneten, Göteborg 1982

> Commissions och other projects selected
"Partitur för en hägring" (video - Carina Fihn /sound - Dan Tommi Hildén)
pid/nedslag i verkligheten, Götaplatsen, Göteborgs kulturkalas
2014
"Artist Books, Zines and Artistic Knowledge Production"

Grafik i Väst/Grafiska Sällskapet at SUPERMARKET – Stockholm Independent Art Fair, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
2014. Curators: Carina Fihn, Lina Nordenström, Erik Saline
Poetry of Space, public work Göteborg  2006
Oceania , video 2005
In my eye, video 2004
Souvenir, public work Uppsala  2002
Museum of Forgetfullness, CD-ROM-project 1999 – 2000
Insomnia , video 2002
You can´t really see the eye, video 2000
The Circle webproject 1997
Memory and Forgetfullness ,1997 webproject
Under the crumbs, 1998 webproject
A number of public works 1988 – 1993


> Represented
Museum of Art, Göteborg
Museum of Art, Borås
Swedish Art Council
several municipalities and county councils


> publications/reviews selected
www.omkonst 2015
ARTES nr 4 2001 (essay)
Systema Naturae-The Order of Nature (exhibition catalogue 2012)
Göteborgs-Posten 25.1 2008 (review)
The Sail Loft (exhibition catalogue 2005)

Länstidningen Östersund 5.4 2005 (review)
Nyfikenhet, Göteborgsposten 14.3 2001 (article)
Något nytt just där något gått förlorat, Göteborgs-Posten 30.10 2000 (review)
Att finna något annat, Arbetet Nyheterna 18.6 1999 (article)
Nätet som konstsalong, GT 2.8 1998 (article)
Göteborg -Grez, Stenasalen, Göteborgs Konstmuseum (exhibition catalogue 1997)
Provocerande tomhet, Göteborgsposten 19.6 1997 (article)
Göteborgare i Grez, Sundsvalls tidning 2.8 1997 (article)
Turun Sanomat 14.9 1996 (review)
Tre utmanare av inlevelsen, Borås tidning 29.9 1993 (review)
Hemligheter och begrundan
, Göteborgs-Posten 12.2 1991 (review)
I ljusa och grymma rum, DN 22.1 1983
(article)

> grants
2015 Iaspis-The Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme for Visual Artists
2015 Region Västra Götaland: Artist in residence, Berlin, Germany
2012 The Swedish Arts Grants Committeé
2012 Iaspis-The Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme for Visual Artists
2007 The Swedish Arts Grants Committeé
2006 Göteborgs Kulturnämnd: Travel grant New York
2003 Swedish-Norweigan Fund: Artist in residence Lofoten, Norway
2002 NIFCA: Artist in residence, Tallinn Estonia
1999 Artist in residence, The Hanasaari Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre, Finland
1999 BUS Visual Artist Copyright Fund
1999 Göteborg Cultural Award
1997 The Swedish Arts Grants Committeé

1995 Göteborgs Kulturnämnd: Artist in residence Grez sur Loing, France
1993 The Swedish Arts Grants Committeé
1990 The Swedish Arts Grants Committeé

1987 The Swedish Arts Grants Committeé
1983 Göteborg Cultural Award
1983 The Swedish Arts Grants Committeé

> others
Teaching printmaking at Göteborgs Konstskola 2001 –
Lectures/workshops/studio talks/guest critic at Valand Academy of Art, Göteborg, HDK Göteborg, Connecticut College, US
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Graphic design works