Anna Ådahl



Anna Ådahl
based in Stockholm and London.

Practice-based Fine Art PhD candidate at the Fine Art department at the Royal College of Art, London, since 2015.
The PhD is funded by the AHRC (Art and Humanities Research Council in the UK) more precisely the TECHNE award.
The title of the PhD: Prediciting Crowds. The aesthetics and politics of digitised crowds and crowd simulations.

Editorial member, 2012-18, of OEI (magazine, publishing house and art space)

Selected Exhibitions:



Visible/Invisible Crowds, conversation with Clemens von Wedmeyer within the program organised by Volker Pantenburg, Freie Universität, Berlin.
Default Characters
, Marabouparken Art Gallery, Stockholm (solo exhibition)
To New Horizons/,Haninge konsthall, Stockholm (solo exhibition)
Festival des Cinemas Différents et Experimentaux de Paris, Cinema Grand Action/Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

Night of Philosophy, Moderna Muséet, Stockholm.
Historicode, Scarcity, Supply, Nanjing International Arts Festival, Baija Lake Museum, Nanjing, China.
Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Gaité Lyrique, Paris

Kalas på Bord
,performance in relation to Öyvind Fahlström, Moderna Muséet,Stockholm, Sweden.
Matter as Image, Royal College of Art, London. 
Anna Ådahl: Inside the New Mass Ornament, Whitechapel Gallery, London. (Event)
OEI Strata, INCA, Seattle. US

2015 Disappearing Acts, LIAF, Lofoten International Art Festival, Lofoten, Norway
Common Patterns, CCA Derry Londonderry, Northern Ireland (solo exhibition)
Museum of Public Objects, Commissioned Public Art Work for square Stora Arkens Torg, Haninge Municipality, Stockholm (permanent)
La Verité des Apparences, Galerie Roussan, Paris
2014 B-open, Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen, Norway, (performance)
Dual Visions, Taiga Space, St Petersburg (solo exhibition)
2013 Reims Scène D´Europe, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France (performance)
Public Matter, Botkyrka Konsthall, Kuben, Fittja-Stockholm, Sweden (solo exhibition)
The Exhibited, WELD, Stockholm (two day performance)
Rencontres International Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (film)
Lina Selander, OEI Colour Project, Stockholm (curator)
Anna Ådahl, Lokalrätten, Hökarängen, Stockholm (solo exhibition)
Justine, Juliette and the Crimes of Love, Index the Swedish Art Foundation, Stockholm (performance)
2012 Rencontres International Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (film)
Reverberance, Film in Contemporary Art, ZITA Cinema, Stockholm (film+lecture)
The Circle to The Center the Center to the Circle, OEI Colour Project, Stockholm (solo exhibition)
Parabola Film Festival, Tensta, Sweden (film)
2011 The Living Archive, Gothenburg Art Academy Valand/Göteborgs Konsthall/CICA (Changing Identities and Contexts in the Arts) Arts, Gothenburg, Sweden (lecture and film)
Entré för film, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
People's School of Contemporary Art, Protokoll, Cluj, Rumania (documented lesson performance)
2010 16 Swedish video artists, curator Lina Selander, Teatro, Damascus, Syria
Anna Ådahl/In Dependence. Crowds, Gestures., release, film screening, symposium, Index The Swedish Art Foundation, Stockholm
Adversary, 2010, screening, Sturebiografen/Konstbio, Stockholm
2009 Biennale: Fotografi Nu, Small Parts of the world: CCF, Stockholm + Sweden; EESC, Brussels, Belgium (group exhibition)
Optica Festival 2009, Centro de Cultural Antigua Instituto de Gijón, Gijon, Sa (film) Spain
Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (film)
2008 Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid
IN DEPENDENCE, Museum Villa San Michele, Anacapri, Italy (solo exhibition)
Tell A Friend, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (group exhibition)
Crowd: 0-infinity, curator Guillaume Désanges, Art Center for Contemporary Arts, La Tolerie, Clermont-Ferrand, France (group exhibition)
2007 World of Tomorrow 1, collaboration with Matti Bye, Klarabiografen, Kulturhuset, Stockkolm (film+performance)
Staging Independence, Ak28, Stockholm (solo exhibition)
Peer 2 peer, K2 Art center, Izmir, Turkey
2006 L’Usage du monde, curator Ana Janewski, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia (group exhibition)
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Echigo-Tsumari, Japan
Two scenes in three acts, Teater3, Stockholm. Organized in collaboration with curator Diana Kaur, A three day lecture, a video program by Veronica Wiman, an exhibition by Florence Derieux and performances with artists such as Cyprien Gaillard, Benoit Maire, Karl Homlqvist, Anri Sala, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Latifa Echakch and Boris Achour
One shot by… Anna Ådahl , Galerie Nuke, Paris (solo exhibition)
DotDotDot (a tribute to Yayoi Kusama), Mossutställningar, Stockholm
2005 Analogue Fictions, curator Florence Derieux, SFI, Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul (group exhibition)
Living Room, curator Maria-Ines Rodriguez, Espacio La Rebeca, Bogota, Colombia (group exhibition)
ICI! Curator Veronica Wiman, Southern Exposure, San Francisco (group exhibition)
Coté Court, short film festival, Pantin, Paris
2004 Art & Video… Ou sont les femmes?, curator Veronica Wiman, Lieu Unique, Nantes, France
Maisons/Témoins, curator Julie Pellegrin, The Store, Paris
KONST2, produktionsplats, Skärholmen/Stockholm
Nuit Blanche, Sema´(Didem), Centre Culturel Suédois, Paris (solo exhibition/site specific installation)
Nuit Blanche, Cinema Entrepot Paris (film)
2003 Anna Ådahl, Laetitia Bénat, Philip Terrier-Hermann, curator Florence Derieux, Hammer Sidi Gallery, London
Let´s Emotionalize, curator Veronica Wiman & Marika Reuterswärd, site specific project in collaboration with Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden (group exhibition)
Georges abstraction surface air, Bureau des vidéos/Artview, Le Georges, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (group exhibition)
MOPH, Bureau des vidéos/Artview, Moph, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
2002 Thomas Engell Hart (film), Gallery Surface to Air, Paris, France
Le Rêve, collaboration with choreographer Fabrice Lambert
Teatro Piccolo, Arsenale, International Festival of Contemporary Dance, Venice, Italy
Rencontre Internationale Chorégraphique de Seine Saint Denis, MC93, Bobigny (Paris)
Mona, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Artgenda Film Festival, Metropolis Kino, Hamburg
L’Èpicerie+/-, Cetinje Biennale IV, Monténegro
Grotesque Idyll, Kinnijoe Space, Hamburg
2015– Practice-based researcher in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art, London.
Sculpture department.
2005-2006 Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
Post graduate research year as special student.
1998-1999 Central Saint Martins, Critical Fine Art Practice, ERASMUS exchange program.
1993-1999 Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris.
MFA/Diploma with Honours.


Anna Ådahl: In Dependence. Crowds, Gestures, OEI Editör, 2010
A monography and artist book with contributions from Stefan Jonsson, Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Kim West, Federico Nicolao, Fabien Vallos and Mara Lee.

Grants and Residences:

TECHNE, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), UK. (funding the PhD at the Royal College of Art)

Helga Ax:sson Jonsson Foundation Award (Travel Grant: 2015, 2016, 2017)
Two year Working Grant, The Swedish Art Grant Committee, (2016-18)
Royal College of Art Bursary, London, Great Britain (2015)
Grantholder of the One year IASPIS residency in London in collaboration with Cubitt and ACME. 2014-2015. (The Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme for Visual Artists)
International Exchange and Travel Grant, IASPIS, 2013.
Two year Working Grant, The Swedish Art Grant Committee, 2012-2013.
Project Grant, The Swedish Art Grant Committee, 2009.
Längmanska Kulturfonden, Sweden, 2008.
One year Working Grant, 1 år, The Swedish Art Grant Committee, 2008.
Villa San Michele, Anacapri, Italy, residency, 2008.
International Exchange Grant, IASPIS, 2006.
Internationellt Exchange and Travel Grant, IASPIS, 2005.
Internationellt Exchange and Travel Grant, IASPIS, 2004.
Sleipner, NIFCA, Scandinavia, 2004.
Aide individuelle à la création (project grant), DRAC Ile de France (Regional Office of Cultural Affairs, Paris /Ile de France), France, 2000.

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