Inka and Niclas



BECOMING WILDERNESS

FAMILY PORTRAITS

SAGA

THE BELT OF VENUS AND THE SHADOW OF THE EARTH

THE PENTAGRAM POSITION

WATCHING HUMANS WATCHING

The artist duo Inka & Niclas live and work in Stockholm but together they travel, seeking places to continue their practice of creating a different representation of nature, using the photographic image to capture their landscapes. Integral to their practice is the wish to consider what it is in a sunset over an ocean or the view of a mountain range that is so emotionally spellbinding and continues to fill us with awe? What is it that drives us to go out there and collect these images over and over again? And what mystical auras create the sense of awe and wonder that colours our understanding of nature?Inka & Niclas´s practice evolves around an exploration of the different components that constitutes the powerful psychological effects of different natural phenomena and landscapes.

Becoming Wilderness is a body of work that includes more formal and systematic characters and sees carefully elaborated mark making that almost introduces us to the remains of some secret ritual. It is not only a positive exploration of the human perception but also a homage to the photographic medium. With this in mind Inka & Niclas introduce a spiritual element to their photography, using intuition, chance and an insistently repetitive work process in which they saturate the unexpected and the irrational. Their visual structures and collections of objects highlight a creative
responsiveness and attentiveness to their environment.

Inka Lindergård was born 1985 in Finland and Niclas Holmström was born 1984 in Sweden. They live and work together in Stockholm, Sweden since 2007.

Inka Lindergård was born 1985 in Finland and Niclas Holmström was born 1984 in Sweden.
They live and work together in Stockholm, Sweden since 2007.

EDUCATION

Gamleby Fotoskola, Sweden 2005-2007
Nordens fotoskola, Biskops Arnö, Sweden 2004-2005

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

4K ULTRA HD, Dorothée Nilsson Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2018

The Belt of Venus and the Shadow of the Earth, Konstfrämjandet, Örebro, Sweden 2018

The Belt of Venus and the Shadow of the Earth, Blackdoor Gallery, Örebro, Sweden 2018

The Belt of Venus and the Shadow of the Earth, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 2016

Photo Basel, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Basel, Switzerland 2015

Becoming Wilderness, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery-Swedish Photography, Berlin, Germany 2013

Operakällaren, Stockholm, Sweden 2013

Watching Humans Watching, Landskrona Photo Festival, Sweden 2013

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Hamburg, Germany 2013

Becoming Wilderness, Green is Gold, Copenhagen, Denmark 2013

Watching Humans Watching, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery-Swedish Photography, Berlin, Germany 2011

Rotating Gallery, New York, US 2009

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Fotofestival Łódź, Łódź, Poland 2017

The Collection, Fries Museum, NL 2017

Haute Photographie Fair, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Rotterdam, NL 2017

Wish You Were Here – Mental Health Club, Space 15 Twenty, Los Angeles, USA 2017

BLING BLING BABY!, NRW-Forum, Dusseldorf, Germany 2017

Ordinary, KK Outlet, London, UK 2016

Paris Photo, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Paris, France 2016

Fryspunkt/Freezing Point, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 2016

Unseen Photo Fair, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Amsterdam, NL 2015

Anna Elle Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 2015

Macrocosmi, Due Ponti Lab, Bologna, Italy 2015

Anna Elle Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 2014

Unseen Photo Fair, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Amsterdam, NL 2014

De: Stockholm, Rollergirl, Gallery Artligue, Paris, France 2014

Blog Re-Blog, Austin Center for Photography, Austin, USA 2014

Frames 2014, GI – Glasgow International, Scotland 2014

Book Watching Humans Watching in The Visible – Contemporary Swedish Photography, Artipelag, Sweden 2014

AIPAD, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, New York, USA 2014

IMA Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2014

Context Art Miami, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery-Swedish Photography, Miami, USA 2013

Nyförvärv, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden 2013

Radical Fictions IV, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil 2013

Night Contact, London, UK 2013

Blog Re-Blog, SIGNAL Gallery, New York, USA 2013

SP-Arte, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery-Swedish Photography, Sao Paulo Brazil 2013

SP-Arte, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery-Swedish Photography, Sao Paulo Brazil 2012

Context Art Miami, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery-Swedish Photography, Miami, USA 2012

Planket, curated outdoor exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden 2012

To Sweden, Diplomat, Philadelphia, USA 2012

Corso #3, Detroit, Stockholm, Sweden 2011

Introduction, Trikåfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden 2010

Re:public service photo festival, Stockholm, Sweden 2010

Schwedische Botschaft, Berlin, Germany 2010

Moving Art, touring exhibition, Sweden 2010

Re:public service photo festival, Stockholm, Sweden 2009

CFF/Centrum för fotografi, Stockholm, Sweden 2009

Moderna Museet, Studion, Stockholm, Sweden 2009

Summer reading, Capricious Space, New York, US 2008

Ode to the Animal. Capricious Space. New York, US 2008

Nyans, Vitabergsparken, Stockholm, Sweden 2008

Retina, Fotomuseét, Sundsvall, Sweden 2008

PUB house, Stockholm, Sweden 2008

GRANTS, AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

Swedish Author’s Fund, 2013
Nominated to The German Photo Book Award, Germany 2013
Nominated to Foam Paul Huf Award, NL 2012
Winner of Swedish Photobook Award, Sweden 2012
Svenska kulturfonden, Finland 2010
Stiftelsen Dialog, Sweden 2008

COLLECTIONS

Fries Museum, the Netherlands
Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Sweden
Edit Maryon Foundation, Switzerland
Private collections in Brazil, USA, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany etc.

BOOKS

The Belt of Venus and the Shadow of the Earth, Kerber Verlag, Germany 2016

The Visible Spectrum, Conveyor Arts, USA 2014

Watching Humans Watching, Kehrer Verlag, Germany 2011

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Swedish Photography Catalogue FOUR, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Germany 2014

De: Stockholm, Rollergirl, The Netherlands 2014

PERDIZ Magazine, Spain 2014

Photography Now, IMA Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2014

The Visible – Contemporary Swedish Photography, Artipelag, Sweden 2014

Loft-The Scandinavian Bookazine, Sweden 2014

Little Finger, Sweden 2013

Conveyor Magazine, USA 2013

CONST Literary (P)review, Sweden, September 2013

Amarello, Brazil, June 2013

Bänken #6, Sweden 2013

IMA, Japan 2013

P.Y.T. Pretty Young Thing, Lodret Vandret, Denmark 2013

Harper’s Magazine, September, USA 2012

Fotografisk Tidskrift #4, Sweden 2012

Swedish Photography Catalogue TWO, Germany 2012

Vidvinkel Magazine #3, Sweden 2012

Bamboo, Brazil 2012

Norr Magazine, Germany 2012

Philosophie Magazine, Paris, France 2012

To Sweden, Diplomat Pamphlet, Philadelphia, USA 2012

Book cover, Hallon och Bensin, Blå Blixt, Ny Poesi, Brombergs, Sweden 2012

Le Monde Diplomatique, France/Germany 2011

PWR #6, Book, Germany 2011

La Fotografia, Spain 2011

BLINK Contemporary Photography Magazine #8, Korea 2011

Photo Presse, Germany 2011

Not A Toy: Fashioning Radical Characters, Germany. 2011

Fotografisk tidskrift, Sweden 2011

Kinki magazine, Switzerland 2011

I love you magazine, Germany 2010

Ein Magazin über Orte, Germany 2010

Re:public service photo issue, Sweden 2010

Re:public service photo issue, Sweden 2009

The Exposure Project Book Issue 4, US 2009

The Collectors Guide to Emerging Art Photography, Humble Arts Foundation, US 2009

Looking for love, DN, Sweden 2009

PWR Magazine #1, Poster, Sweden 2009

Vidvinkel Magazine #2, Sweden 2009

Motiv#14 The end, Sweden 2009

Capricious #8 animal issue. A2 poster, US 2008