Born 1981 in Uppsala. Based in Jordbro and Stockholm.

Bio:
David Larsson was born in 1981 in Uppsala and currently lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. He completed his MFA at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm in 2012. In Larsson’s practice, objects play a central role as vessels for social and political histories, as well as circulation of affects. In a number of ongoing installations, his personal collection of objects are arranged and rearranged in different constellations. For his solo exhibition at Haninge Konsthall (2014), Larsson has collaborated with the local historical society, and made an installation that investigates the collective memory and forgetfulness with objects borrowed from their collection. Another long-term research project revolves around the construction of hydro electrical power plants in the north of Sweden since the 1950:s, where he connects the rise of modernity and the construction of the Swedish welfare state with his grandparents’ personal history. This project was presented as an installation as well as an artist book titled Schematisk bild av Ångermanälven. David Larsson has exhibited in solo exhibitions at Konsthall C, Stockholm (2017), Haninge Konsthall (2014), BLOKK, Bergen (2013) and Galleri Mejan, Stockholm (2012). Selected group exhibition venues include Passagens Konsthall in Linköping (2015), The Royal Academy of Art in Stockholm (2015), Skånes Konstförening, Lund (2016) and Malmö Konstmuseum (2016).

Ongoing:
2017 Temporary public installation at Häxmyran, Ovanåker, within the project BORDERLANDS, SPACES IN BETWEEN, PRECIPICES. Commissioned by The Prison Museum of Sweden, together with Region Gävleborg.

Solo shows:
2017 Public order and domestic security, Konsthall C, Stockholm
2017 Embedded installation in Reijmyre Glass factory (Februari-September 2017).
2014 Our Shared Memory, Our Collective Forgetfulness, Haninge konsthall
2013 Our inability to accurately measure time, space and emotions, BLOKK, Bergen, Norge.
2012 Punkter från vilka världen vecklar ut sig, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm
2010 Galleri Lundh Åstrand c/o Högkvarteret, Stockholm
2010 Tyst kunskap, Mellanrummet, Kungl. Konsthögskolan
2009 Hjälp, Mamma har bara ett ben, Galleri Mejan
2009 Innanför, Black Box, Kungl. Konsthögskolan
2008 Jag försöker berätta men det blir aldrig mer än såhär, Teatergalleriet, Uppsala
2008 Allmogekuben, Galleri Lundh Åstrand c/o El Mundo, Stockholm

Selected group exhibitions:
2016 The Society Machine, Malmö Art Museum, curated by Lisa Rosendahl
2016 The 5th International Çanakkale Biennial, Tukey, (canceled)
2016 De lovade oss en skola, de lovade oss en simhall, Skånes Konstförening, Linero, Lund
2016 Perfoming Labour, Rejmyre Glasmuseum, Rejmyre.
2015 Photographic Artist´s book, Konstakademiens bibliotek, Stockholm
2015 Becoming by recalling, curated by Susanne Ewerlöf, Passagen konsthall, Linköping
2014 Poutrincourt’s lecture-voice has gotten quieter and quieter as history’s approached its contemporary limit, curated by Theodor Ringborg,
2013 Supermarket c/o Hjärnstorm, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
2012 SEART, Swedens Emerging Art, No Picnic, Stockholm
2012 Infinite Gestures Workshop, Rejmyre ART LAB, Rejmyre, Sweden
2012 Masterutställning, Konstakademien, Stockholm
2011 Ett rop från Barken, Arkivhuset, Smedjebacken
2011 YAPP i Botkyrka, Botkyrka Konsthall
2010 10 Points of Departure, Studio 44, Stockholm
2010 Kontroll, Galleri Dag Andersson, Norrköping
2010 Kandidatutställning, Konstakademien, Stockholm
2010 Liljevalchs vårutställning, Stockholm
2009 Pop Up Art Masterpiece, Skrapangallerian, Stockholm
2008 Filmvideokonstfestivalen, Falun
2007 Vårutställning Pernbys Målarskolan, Stockholm
2005 Samlingsutställning Kulturföreningen Salongen, Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm

Education:
2014-2015 Photographic Artist´s book, Post graduate course, Kungl. Konsthögskolan.
2010-2012 MFA, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
2007-2010 BFA, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
2005-2007 Pernbys Målarskola, Stockholm
2003-2004 Philosophy, Stockholms Universitet.
2002-2003 Konstskolan i Stockholm.

Miscellaneous:
2015 Presenting with Rejmyre Art Lab at then conference Critical Practices: Education from Art and Artists, Valand Academy, Göteborg.
2015 Moderating a talk about sustainability in self-organized art organizations at a symposium on Self-organization held at Art Lab Gnesta and organised together with The Collective Brain network and The Swedish Exhibition Agency.
2014 Moderating the symposium Everything you want was already here aout site-responsive art practice, organised by Rejmyre Art LAB.
2014 & 2016 Organized and led the workshopen Nordic Studio for Continued Engagement together with Daniel Peltz, Sissi Westerberg, Rejmyre Art LAB.
2013 The Taste of Nida Art Colony, Performative dinner together with fellow artist Marika Troili. Nida Art Colony´s Inter-format symposium – On critical tourism, site-specificity and the post-romantic condition.
2012 KHOJ, Contemporary Art Intensive program, New Delhi, Indien.

Grants and awards:
2016 International grant from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
2015 1 year working grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
2013 The Carl Larsson grant, The Royal Swedish Art Academy
2013 Assistant grant with the artist Maria Hedlund, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
2013 Mobility Support, Nordic Culture Point.
2012 City of Haninge cultural Grant.
2012 Artistic research funding from The Royal Institute of Art.
2009 First price, Pop Up Art Masterpiece.
2008 First price, Filmvideokonstfestivalen.

In Collections:
Swedish Arts Council
City of Haninge