Jenny Åkerlund

b. 1984 Stockholm, Sweden
contact: info(at)


2020-2021 Microhistories: from Archive to Public Sphere, (advanced level course, 15 credits), Konstfack, Stockholm
2018-2019 Project Studies for Professional Artists, Glass Department, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
2010-2012 MFA, Malmö Art Academy, Lund University, Malmö
2007-2010 BFA, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå


2023 Vitreous bodies, International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago (upcoming)
2023 Ocular Studies, curated by Šárka Koudelová, Studio PRÁM, Prague
2022 Opaque Skies, CAGE Gallery, Tokyo
2022 Vitreous bodies, curated by Anna Lantz, Hagströmer Medico-Historical Library, Stockholm
2022 Interpretive drift, Galleri Box, Gothenburg
2021 Saliency mapping, curated by Ilaria Monti, DISPLAY, Parma
2016 Shift, Goya Curtain, Tokyo
2015 Endnotes, (w. Louise Åkerlund), Cigarrvägen 13, Stockholm
2013 Fatamorgana #2, (w. Anna Wignell), curated by Giuseppe Pinto (LALD), Galleria Omphalos, Terlizzi
013 Suspensions in Time, (w. Kirsten Astrup), curated by Elias Björn and Gard Andreas Frantzsen, CirkulationsCentralen, Malmö
2012 Sidereal time, KHM Gallery, Malmö
2009 Fragment, (w. Sebastian Wahlforss), Detroit Gallery, Stockholm


2022 Moving with_in the complex: independent curating, with DISPLAY, curated by Co_atto, Stazione Porta Garibaldi, Milan
2021 Mikrohistorier: från arkiv till offentlighet, Konstfack, Stockholm
2021 First International Festival of Manuports, Kohta Kunsthalle, Helsinki
2021 Hebridean Dark Skies Festival, (screening of Our Night Skies), An Lanntair, Stornoway
2019 Luna, curated by Lumen Studios, Lumen Crypt Gallery, London
2019 Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2019, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
2019 PS - Project Studies, Bångska Våningen, Stockholm
2018 Day of Light Exhibition, curated by Lumen Studios, The Morgue, Chelsea College of Arts, London
2018 Den tänkande handen, Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities, Stockholm
2018 Lumen Residency Exhibition, the Crypt Gallery, London
2017 Front List, Alma, Stockholm
2017 Lumen Residency Exhibition, Chiesa di San Francesco, Atina
2017 Constellations: Cassiopeia, Lumen Crypt Gallery, London
2017 Micro Salon #7, Galerie l´Inlassable, Paris
2016 Fade to Grey, Liljevalchs Hubb, Stockholm
2016 Jeune Création, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Pantin, Paris
2014 Dark Matter, curated by Andreas Albrectsen, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen
2014 Konstakademiens pristagare 2014, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm
2014 The Rhetoric of Painting, curated by Jaana-Kristiina Alakoski, Galleri Bon, Stockholm
2013 Tre Mellan Rum / In Between, curated by Matilda Ekström, Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm
2013 Suspensions in Time, curated by Elias Björn and Gard Andreas Frantzsen, Wizard Gallery, Oslo
2013 MKH, Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup
2013 Skriva med ljus, curated by Emil Nilsson, Krognoshuset, Lund
2012 Grant recipients 2012, The Foundation in Memory of Anna-Lisa Thomson, Uppsala Art Museum, Uppsala
2012 Art on Paper 2012, curated by Xandra Eden, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro
2012 Dear Gertrud, curated by Kah Bee Chow, Pleasant Gallery, Copenhagen
2012 Projet Gutenberg, Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Paris
2011 Our Origins, curated by Allison Grant, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
2011 PANG AEA Superkontinent, curated by Tiril Hasselknippe, Inter Arts Center (IAC), Malmö
2010 Five days of collective attempts, Projektraum Bethanien, Berlin
2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, Bildmuseet, Umeå
2009 The reflecting pool, Galleri Verkligheten, Umeå
2009 Made, Norrlandsoperan, Umeå
2008 Helt plötsligt är vi här, Galleri 60e at Cave, Detroit


2022 Box Pod #16 Interpretive drift
2014 Artist Talk, Musashino Art University, Tokyo
2014 Artist Talk, AIT Room, Daikanyama, Tokyo


Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Göteborg Konst, Sweden
Private collections


2019 Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition MMXIX (exhibition catalogue)
2016 Jeune Création (exhibition catalogue)
2014 CLP, Const Literary (P)review #1-2 2014
2013 Malmö Nordic 2013 (exhibition catalogue)
2010 Nautofon 1, published by Nautofon


2023 Helge Ax:son Johnson travel grant, Rakow Research Library, Corning, New York
2023 Artist in Residence, Studio PRÁM, Prague
2023 IASPIS International Culture Exchange, Prague
2023 Artist in Residence, Institut Suédois, Paris
2022 IASPIS International Culture Exchange, exhibition abroad, Tokyo
2021 Artist in Residence, Kulturkollektiv Goetheschule, Lauscha
2021 Two year working grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2020 Stiftelsen Svenska Astronomiska Sällskapets Planetariefond
2020 IASPIS International Culture Exchange, exhibition abroad, Parma
2019 Helge Ax:son Johnson travel grant, Italy
2019 Residency at Ricklundgården, Saxnäs
2017 IASPIS International Culture Exchange, Atina
2017 Lumen Residency, Atina
2016 IASPIS International Culture Exchange, exhibition abroad, Tokyo
2016 Artist in Residence, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2015 IASPIS International Culture Exchange, exhibition abroad, Paris
2015 Helge Ax:son Johnson travel grant, Tokyo
2014 IASPIS Residency, Arts Initiative Tokyo (AIT), Tokyo
2014 Vera och Göran Agnekils stipendium, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts
2013 One year working grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2013 Helge Ax:son Johnson travel grant, Harvard College Observatory, Boston
2012 The Foundation in Memory of Anna-Lisa Thomson
2011 Stiftelsen Petersenska Hemmet