Gunilla Leander

Operates in Sweden and internationally with video, sound works, installation art and paintings.

Phone: +46 702 496060
Email: kontakt at

Education, selected:
2012 – 2012 Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, project programme
2001 – 2004 Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm

Art teaching:
2007 – 2008 Lecturer, video, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
2004 – 2005 Teacher, graphic design, web design, Långbro Folkhögskola, Stockholm
2005 – 2009 Course leader, graphic design and drawing

Solo and Group Exhibitions, Film Festivals and Commissions:
– Härnösands konsthall, Sweden
– Södertälje konsthall, Sweden
– Wounded Galaxies Festival at Indiana University Cinema, USA
– Nordic Focus at the 9th XPOSED film festival, Berlin
– The 12th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, Balchik, Bulgaria, International competition
– ‘Universal Body’ presented at Galleri Verkligheten, Umeå, Sweden
– Delhi International Film Festival 2013, India
– New Zero Art Space/ International Multimedia Art Festival, Yangon, Myanmar
– Perspectives 2012, International festival for creative music, Västerås, Sweden
– Presentation of the short film ‘Farmorland’ with discussions about Öland, Then and Now, Öland, Sweden.
– BLICK, Växjö, Sweden, art film festival
– Konstpiloten, workshop with High school students for exhibition in Vasaparken, Stockholm
– GAPE, Gaffel Art Park Event, Gävle, Sweden
– Supermarket, Stockholm
– T-A-P-E, Arnhem, the Netherlands
– Single non-commercial screening at the Musée des beaux-arts, Décadrage. Curator: Brent Klinkum.
– Cisternfestivalen, Svanö, Sweden
– ‘Photo and Moving Images in the public sphere’, evening program with Gunilla Leander, in conversation with Catrin Lundqvist at The National Public Art Council Sweden, Stockholm
– ‘Seven Waters’, permanent video installation, commission, Storsjöbadet, Östersund, Sweden.
Commissioned by The National Public Art Council Sweden.
– Exhibition TRIGG, Gävle Konstcentrum, Gävle, Sweden
– NOASS Festival, Riga
– Cinema Lux (Boucles d’or with the Frac Basse-Normandie). Curator Brent Klinkum
– Video installation ‘All Under’, BAC – Baltic Art Center, Visby, Sweden, Solo exhibition
– Emirates Film Competition, Abu Dhabi
– In/Between; Localize, Stamsund, Lofoten, Norway
– Friktioner/Friction, International performance festival, Uppsala, Sweden
– Video installation ‘All Under’, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Solo exhibition
– Haninge konsthall, Stockholm, Solo exhibition
– Skanstulls Tunnelbanestation, Stockholm, Solo exhibition
– Nemo Film Festival, Paris
– Fundatia ARTeast Foundation, Tirgo Mures, Romania
– Östersunds konstvideofestival, Sweden
– International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, International Competition
– Bilbao Film Festival, International Competition
SJP exhibition, Embassy of Sweden, Tokyo, Japan
– Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Japan
– Repetition, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
– Högtryck, Galleri ID:I, Stockholm
– Kanagawa Kenmin Hall, Japan
– The Mongolian Television
– All Under, Uppsala Internationella Kortfilmsfestival, Sweden
– Östersunds konstvideofestival, Sweden
– ‘Man Hunt – An investigation and construction of the Real Man’, Beeoff / Splintermind, in cooperation with Rosan Bosch
– Hangaram Art Museum of Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea
– Ander show, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm
– Alphabet, London, Solo exhibition
– Omori Belport Art Exhibition, Tokyo
– GAS, Gotheburg Art Sounds Festival, Sweden
– Stardust Film and Video, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
– Video to the Wire concert, Royal Festival Hall, London
– Sansung Park, South Korea
– Brustbilder, coordinated by the International Womens University, Lubeck
– The film Universal Body seen in: Seoul, Århus Television – DK, Filmkontakt Nord Arkiv – DK, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Media Dance video festival, Stocholm, Royal Festival Hall -London, SEKT – Stockholm
– Observatori 2000, multimedia festival of Art in Valencia
– Million Voices 2000
– Kongju Cultural and Art Hall, South Korea
– Universal Body, Uppsala Internationella Kortfilmsfestival, Sweden
– Interlap-Project, Germany
– SEA, Stockholm Electronic Arts 1999
– International Nature Art exhibition, South Korea
– Insyn, Stockholm Kulturhuvudstad 1998
– Konstautomaten, Stockholm Kulturhuvudstad 1998
– Eventa 4, Uppsala, Sweden
– Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden, Solo exhibition
– Heland Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Solo exhibition
– Kulturens Vinduer, Köpenhamn Kulturhuvudstad 1996
– Eventa 3, Uppsala, Sweden
– R2GO, Muu gallery, Finland
– Outpost Biennale, Venedig
– Galleri Knabro, Copenhagen, Solo exhibition
– Blue Bodies, Galleri Offside, Stockholm
– Stockholms Läns Museum
– Photos and illustrations to books about »Rosa« by Barbro Lindgren
– Galleri Jan Wallmark, Stockholm, Solo exhibition
– Västerås Konstnärsförening, Västerås, Sweden, Solo exhibition

Video works, selected:
2016 ‘Transparent’, short film
2016 ‘Handover’, short film
2016 ‘Kitti Kitti Bang Bang’, short film
2013 ‘PAYOFF’, short film
2012 ‘CUT’, short film, remake
2011 ‘Farmorland’, short film
2010 ‘Closed Book, chapter 22/4’, short film
2009 ‘Closed Book, chapter 19/5’, short film
2008 ‘Seven Waters’, video installation for two monitors
2005 ‘All Under’, video installation of three projections
2004 ‘Palpus’, short film
2003 ‘If Life Was a Movie’, short film
2003 ‘All Under’, short film
2002 ‘Operation Restore Hope’, interactive video work
2002 ‘Time Korea’, video installation
2001 ‘With Swedish Eyes’, short documentary
1999 ‘Universal Body’, short film in cooperation with SUEN

2001 – 2004 DIAN, Digital Interactive Artists Network
Project Manager together with Gerhard Mantz, Berlin, an international experimental site for online art.
In this project artists from around the world explored the Internet’s potential.
1997- 2001 Primates
An exploration of man’s instincts and their impact on modern man.
The project consists of; An exhibition, a Swedish and an English version of the CD Primates, and a website.

Statens Konstråd
Stockholms Läns Landsting
Bankgirocentralen, Stockholm
Upplands Väsby kommun
Hangaram Art Museum of Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Syd Korea

2010 Two-year grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2005 Framtidens Kultur
2003 Two-year grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2003 IASPIS, resestipendium
2002 Stockholms Stads konstnärsstipendium
2002 Stiftelsen Längmanska Kulturfonden
2002 Konsthögskolan, KU-medel
2000 One-year grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2000 IASPIS, travel-grant
1999 Project-grant, Primates, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
1996 Fondet for Dansk-svensk Samarbejde
1994 BUS, Bildkonst Upphovsrätt i Sverige
1994 Svensk-Danska Kulturfonden
1994 Föreningen Norden

Bibliography, selected:
Several exhibition and film catalogs around the world, 1991 – present day
Volym Konsttidningen 2016-12-15, (review)
Härnösands Allehanda 2016-12-14, (review)
SVT Nyheter Södertälje, 160827
Ölandsbladet, 120705, (interview)
Arbetarbladet, Gefle Dagblad, 100909, GAPE
Kirse Junge-Stevnsborg, Statens konstråd, 2009
Dagens Nyheter, 090812, (review)
Länstidningen, 080905
Länstidningen, 070809, 070803
Radio Jämtland, 070727, (interview)
Svenska Dagbladet, 070210, (review)
Ljusnan, 070124, (review)
Arbetarbladet, 070120, (review)
Gefle Dagblad, 070120, (review)
Hufvudstadsbladet, Helsingfors, Nalle Valtiala, mars 2006
Gotland Allehanda, 060308, (review)
GT, 060224, (review)
Gotland Allehanda, 060224, (review)
SVT1, februari 2006, (interview)
Sveriges Radio Gotland, februari 2006, (interview)
Konsten, februari 2006, (review)
Inrikes, nr1 2006
Mitt i Haninge, 051025, (interview)
Dagens Nyheter, 050423, (review)
TV4, april 2005, (interview)
Sveriges Radio P1, Kropp & själ, maj 2005, (interview)
The Online Magazine of SWR2 RadioART, maj 2003
Aftonbladet, 030422
Flash Art International, 030417
Vestmanlands Läns tidning, 030204 (review)
Essay ’Multimedia Art Works of Gunilla Leander’ by Ross Hunter, Greenwich University, London 2002
Konsten, augusti 2002, (review)
Radio Match, Kalmar, 990208, (interview)
TV4 riks, 990205, (interview)
Radio P4, 990229, (interview)
Radio Stockholm, 990229, (interview)
Metro, 990128, (interview)
Svenska Dagbladet, 990127, (interview)
Dagens Nyheter, Leif Zern, 990122, (review)
Östran, 970823, (review)
Barometern, 970823, (review)
Avisen, 970906
Jyllandsposten, 961117, (review)
Politiken, 961014
Dagens Nyheter, 960706, (review)
Svenska Dagbladet, 960214
Dagens Nyheter, På Stan, 960216
Dagens Nyheter, 941125, (review)
Vestmanlands Läns tidning, 910906 (review)
Sting, nr7 1990. (artist portrait)

Member of:
Swedish artists association, KRO
BUS, Visual Arts Copyright Society in Sweden
Filmform, the art film and video archive