Hans Carlsson
Lives and works in Malmö, Sweden

Projects and Exhibitions

Upcoming in 2019: Curator for the exhibition “To Remember What Is” at Lunds konsthall.

2018.28.09 Artist, video installation at Inter Arts Center’s open house, Malmö.

2018.02.03 Lecturer/moderator/organizer, lecture day on conceptual art at Lunds Konsthall.

2017.05.01–10.28: Artist, Lågan vs Nålsögat, Artist-in-residence/solo exhibition, Inter Art Center (IAC), Malmö.

2017.09.08–10.07: Curator (together with Kalle Brolin), Dörren i muren, group exhibition, Konstfrämjandet Skåne, Malmö. Participating artists: Vanja Sandell Billström, Monika Marklinger, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Goldin+Senneby.

2017.09.14 (release date): Editor (together with Julia Willén and Claudia del Fierro) and writer, Contested histories from El Complejo: An Anthology. Including articles by: Jennifer Baca, María Berríos, Hans Carlsson, Claudia del Fierro, Kristian Lund, Ricardo Osvaldo Alvarado and Julia Willén. Release at Lunds konsthall september 14, 2017.

2017.05.12–06.04: Curator (Together with Sebastian Dahlqvist), Behind the Same Façades, group exhibition, Skånes konstförening, Malmö. Participating artists: Kajsa Dahlberg & Gritt Uldall-Jessen, Sirous Namazi, Silke Wagner, Peter Weiss, Kristin Ylikiiskilä Broberg.

2017.05.04–05.05: Curator/Lecturer, Contested Histories From El Complejo: The Intersection Between Erasure and Remembrance, screening and symposium, Tensta konsthall, Stockholm. Project initiated by me Claudia del Fierro and Julia Willén. Lecturers included: Ricardo-Osvaldo Alvarado, Jennifer Baca, Maria Berríos and Stefan Jonsson.

2016.09.23–2017.01.24: Artist, The Society Machine, group exhibition, Malmö Art Museum. Together with among others: Meira Ahmemulic, Henrik Andersson, Kalle Brolin, Nina Canell, Edward Clydesdale Thomson, Sofia Hultén, Alfredo Jaar and Susanne Kriemann.

2016.06.05–06.29: Curator, Mens et Manus, group exhibition, Skånes konstförening, Malmö. Participating artists Magnhild Øen Nordahl, Peter Kädergård and Sarah Browne.

2016.02.04: Moderator, debate on cultural politics at Lunds konsthall. Arranged by Nätverket till stöd för Lunds konsthall, Galleri Pictura and Skånes konstförening.

2014–2016: Curator, Artoteket: a travelling art library with lendable art works. Has been exhibited at Tensta konsthall, Varbergs kulturhus, Karlstad Public Library, Mölnlycke Public Library and at Skånes konstförening in Malmö. In collaboration with Konstfrämjandet.

2015: Editor,  Konst i Arbete, anthology including texts by Bo Göranzon, Michele Masucci, Gertrud Sandqvist, Frida Sandström, Nina Svensson and Marika Troili. Produced by Sveriges Konstföreningar.

2015.12.10: Workshop leader, New Borderlands, reading group for art students at Tensta konsthall, as part of the programme for the exhibition Liquidity inc. by Hito Steyerl.

2015.11.26: Curator, Konst i Arbete, conference at The Museum of Work, Norrköping. With among other participants: Gertrud Sandqvist, Anna Ihle, Stina Nyberg, Michele Masucci and Emma Stenström. The conference was produced by Sveriges Konstföreningar.

2015.10.27–2016.01.24: Curator, Precarious: On the Aesthetics and Ethics of New Labour, group exhibition, Museum of Work, Norrköping. Participating artists: Daria Bogdanska, Kalle Brolin, Ioana Cojocariu, Celie Eklund, Annika Eriksson, Angelica Falkeling, Anna Ihle, Anders Rundberg, Homa Badpa & Amanda Peterson, Marika Troili and Emma Tryti.

2015.08.28–2015.09.06: Curator, Kenosis, group exhibition, Halmlagret, Copenhagen. With the exam students at Malmö Art Academy as part of Copenhagen Art Week.

2015.06.10: Artist, The Pilgrim City, lecture/installation, Signal – Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö.

2015.06.04: Lecturer, From Soil to Structure, seminar programme/ outdoor screening, Malmö. In collaboration with Sunshine Socialist Cinema and Living Archives (Malmö högskola).

2015.05.15: Artist, Letters from Malmö, group exhibition, DAM projects, London. Together with Maj Hasager, EvaMarie Lindahl and Lisa Nyberg.

2015.03–2015.06: Artist, A Complete Refurbishment of These Rooms, exhibition, Teknikens och sjöfartenshus, Malmö Museum.

2013–2014: Artist in residence, Contamination of Evidence, residency project, The Swedish Museum of History, Stockholm. The project was a collaboration between Art lab Gnesta and the Swedish Museum of History.

2012: Curator/artist, Taflor i ett bibliotek, exhibition and seminars, Stockholm City Library. In collaboration with Stockholm City Library, ABF-Stockholm and the artists Sanna Marander and Åsa Elzén.

2010.06.09-07.04: Artist, TECHNIQUES OF PERSUASION, Group exhibition, Konsthall C, Hökarängen.


2010–ongoing: Freelance writer and critique. Previous published writings include critique for the daily newspapers Helsingborgs dagblad and Dalademokraten and the online art magazines and Temporary Art Review, as well as essays, artist presentations and interviews for institutions such as Lunds konsthall and Tensta konsthall (see

2018.01.01–2018.04.06: Curator at Konstfrämjandet Skåne.

2017.10.01–2017.12.15: Co-curator for the exhibition “Vassil Simittchiev”, Lunds konsthall.

2017.10.10–2017.10.13: MFA Workshop leader “Writing Practice”, Oslo Art Academy.

2017.09.25–11.17: Course leader for the MFA course “After Critique – Perspectvies And Genealogies from Critical Theory”, Malmö Art Academy.

2016.09.15–2017.06.04: Temporary co-project leader/ core tutor for the Critical and Pedagogical Studies MFA Programme at the Malmö Art Academy.

2015.01.15–2016.05.15: Project leader, Sveriges Konstföreningar, Malmö.

2015.09-2015.11: Co-editor of Konstperspektiv nr 3, 2015.

2014.09.19–2014.10.07: Guest teacher, Konstskolan Munka (preparatory art school).

2014.03–2014.06 Assistant curator and program curator, En egen röst – Om kvinnors kamp för rösträtt och mänskligt utrymme, group exhibition, Malmö Art Museum.

2013: Adviser, Konstfrämjandet in southern Sweden.

2012.02–2013.06: Receptionist, Tensta konsthall, Stockholm.

2010.09.01–2010.11.01: Exhibition assistant for Emily Roysdon, Konsthall C, Hökarängen, Stockholm.

Critique and a selection of published texts



2013–2015: MFA, ”Critical and Pedagogical Studies”, Malmö Art Academy.

2009–2011: MFA, ”Art in The Public Realm”, Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm.

2006–2009: BFA, Ecole regional des beaux art, Rennes.


2018: Malmö Art Museums artist grant.

2017: The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s project grant for the project Däckhuset – Det enda rummet.

2016: The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s project grant together with Claudia Del Fierro (main grant holder) and Julia Willén, for the book, seminar and screening Contested Histories From El Complejo: The Intersection Between Erasure and Remembrance.

2013-2014: The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s (IASPIS) assistant grant. To assist the artist  Dave Hullfish Bailey in Los Angeles.


2015-2017: Chairperson of Skånes Konstförening’s (Malmö) board of directors.

2017: Part of the nomination committee for Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, together with Maryam Fanni.