Therése Olsson, artist (b.1988) in Värmland, Sweden.

Her work is about a hunger for the reality. A will or pleasure to stay in the unsatisfied. The result comes out by an escape through openings and boundaries, and in a mystification of what she see and experience. It is a desire based on her roots, which seems to be nowhere but at the same time everywhere. An ambivalence and the constant return to the epic forest in Sweden. Where is violence and the grotesque found within nature and art? Is it a physical war or an internal state of mind? Photography can easily become too obvious or obscure. But it is in the borderland of theese extremes that her work tends to operate.



2009-2012 Bergen National Academy of the Arts, BA in Fine Art, dept. Photography

2011 International Academy of Art Palestine, 5 months exchange

2009 Sopockie Szkoly Fotografii, 5 weeks exchange Poland

2008-2009 Lofoten Folkehögskole, Photography



2016 Memorabilia, Frykens Pärla, Lysvik, Sweden (together with Niclas Olsson)

2015 Du är allt, du är vatten, Konstfrämjandet, Coop Forum Bergvik, Karlstad, Sweden

2012 Palestine, Habibte, Galleri Fisk, Norway (together with Katarina Skjönsberg)

2011 They did not recognize me...., Galleri Bokboden, Norway (together with Katarina Skjönsberg)


(kommande) 2020 Ruralitet centrum-periferi, Rackstadmuseet, Arvika, Sweden

(kommande) 2019 Övre Frykens Konstrunda, Galleri Södra Ås, Sweden

2018 Winter Solstice, Teknisk Museum, Oslo, Norway

2018 Höstsalongen 2018, Kristinehamns Konstmuseum, Sweden

2018 Sunnemoon Festival, Sunnemo, Sweden

2018 Hildelund Konstfestival, Västra Ämtervik, Sweden

2018 Innan luften går ur, Hagfors, Sweden

2017 Mycelet, Kolonin, Arvika, Sweden

2017 Innan luften går ur, Hagfors, Sweden

2016 Innan luften går ur, Hagfors, Sweden

2015 C.I.A, Alma Löv Museum, Sunne, Sweden

2015 Hagforsyran, Hagfors konsthall, Sweden

2015 Open Lab 2015, Varberg calling for peace, Varbergs rådhus, Sweden

2015 Innan luften går ur, Hagfors, Sweden

2015 Emigrant, Värmlands Filmfestival, Arvika, Sweden

2015 Vårsalongen 2015, Nora konsthall, Sweden

2014 Höstsalongen 2014, Värmlands Museum, Karlstad, Sweden

2013 Nordic Dummy Award 2013, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway

2013 Innan luften går ur, Konsthelg utan gränser, Sweden

2013 Utställning K, Festival för systerskap, Karlstad, Sweden

2013 Kulturnatten, Hagfors, Sweden

2012 ++ 4.december, Pluss Pluss, Blackbox Teater, Oslo, Norway

2012 Presenting Absence: Moving Images of Palestine, The Bonington Gallery, Nottingham

2012 Copycats Exhibiton, ANU School of Art Photospace Gallery, Australia

2012 BA-Exhibiton 2012, Bergen prison, Norway

2011 The Degree Show, IAAP, Palestine

2011 What Matters?, KHIB, Norway

2010 Ab Ovo, KHIB, Norway 2010

2010 (Re)Arranging Reality, KHIB, Norway

2009 What´s Art Practice?, KHIB, Norway

2009 Mirage, Stamsund Artcenter, Lofoten, Norway

2009 Good Morning Photographers, Gallery Lille Kabelvåg, Norway


Grants and Awards

2016 Grant, Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse

2015 Artist in residence & Grant, Open Lab, Region Halland

2013 Shortlisted for the Nordic Dummy Award



Landstinget i Värmland

Seeseegallery, Sweden


Curatorial work

2013-2018 Innan Luften Går Ur,




Värmlands Konstnärsförbund

Innan luften går ur



2018 Workshop, Photography & Sculpture Kristinehamns Konstmuseum, Sweden

2018 Workshop, Skapande skola, Film, Hagfors, Sweden

2018 –Art & Film teacher, Hagfors Kulturskola, Sweden

2016 Workshop, Förskolans dag, Hagfors, Sweden

2016 Workshop, Skapande skola, Hagfors, Sweden

2015 Workshop, Kulturgarantin, Hagfors, Sweden

2014 Moderator of the art- and cultureassociation Innan Luften Går Ur

2012 Gallerist at DAMP galleri, København, Denmark