Niki Lindroth von Bahr Something to Remember

7 September 2019 24 November 2019

Solo exhibition
Main hall, Färgfabriken

Curator Joachim Granit and Emilia Rosenqvist

In the fall, Färgfabriken produces a big solo exhibition with the artist and animator Niki Lindroth von Bahr (b. 1984) – a contemporary, complex and diverse artistry. The exhibition includes sculpture and film as well as the premiere of the new short film also called Something to Remember.

Lindroth von Bahr has a unique style, both in regards to content and expression. Her films and sculptures often tell a kind of melancholy modern fables where animals act in an ordinary but at the same time absurd world, which in every way resembles our own. The common and well known is made alien and distanced, while through the actions of the animals we can see and understand our own human characters and behaviors. 

Although it is not the artist’s ambition to promote a political view, a significant interest in social and politics issues becomes evident in both action and form in her work.

Installation view at Färgfabriken. Photo Jean-Baptiste Beranger

About the artist

Lindroth von Bahr is educated at The Royal Institute of Art, she is represented as an artist by Stene Projects Gallery in Stockholm and as a director by Nexus Studios in London.

Lindroth von Bahr´s award winning short films The Burden (2017), Bath House (2014) and Tord and Tord (2010) has been screened at festivals like Cannes, Berlinale, Toronto and Sundance. The Burden has since it´s premiere in 2017 won 80 awards, including the Cristal for Best Short Film in Annecy, Best International Short Film in Toronto and Guldbaggen for Best Short Film. Lindroth von Bahr is also a costume designer and has been working for artists such as Fever Ray and David Bowie.

Photo Jorun Burman Berg

Further reading

The text is written by Johanna Theander on behalf of Färgfabriken for the catalog made for the solo exhibition Something to Remember with Niki Lindroth von Bahr, produced by Färgfabriken 2019.