Selected Works

A small wooden boat with a drawing of a face on the sail
Janus, 2019
Plywood, rope, fabric and paint. 300 x 250 x 350cm
Exhibition view at Bildmuseet, Umeå
Drawing carved on to aluminum
Ythlaf, 2019
Paint on carved aluminum. 39 x 45 cm
Displayed at gallery Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm
One foot sculpted in clay and wood
Quest, 2020
Clay, wood, string, sleeping mat. 39 x 45 cm
A monitor that shows a hand and a watercolor box
Watercolor, 2019
Video loop 1.20 min
>A blue sheet of chapel with a piece of weave
Diomedea, 2019
Weave on blue chapel 120 x 100 cm


Martin Arvidsson
Born 1980 in Smula, Sweden
Lives and is works in Stockholm


2014–2019 Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå
2012–2014 Åredalens preparatory art school, Östersund

Solo Exhibitions

2020 The word For Ocean is Land, Galleri Verkligheten, Umeå
2019 Diomedea, Härke Konstcentrum, Frösön Östersund
2017 Where the Road Ends and the Path Begins, Galleriet, Östra Strandgatan, Umeå
2014 A Humble Farewell, Härke Konstcentrum, Frösön Östersund
2013 The Day After, Urbn Art, Östersund

Group Exhibitions

2019 Pluto (the symbol), MVG, Umeå. Curated/Workshop by Lothar Hempel
2019 Simultaneously, Galleriet, Östra Strandgatan, Umeå. Curated/Workshop by Reto Pulfer
2019 Meanwhile, Galleri Andersson/Sandström Stockholm
2019 Meanwhile, Bildmuset, Umeå
2019 Collapse, Popup exhibition, Utopia Umeå
2018 The Drawing Room, Galleriet, Östra Strandgatan, Umeå. Curated by Ariane Müller and Christoph Draeger
2018 Tonight's the Night, Galleriet, Östra Strandgatan, Umeå
2018 Para Site, Gallery Alva, Umeå
2017 Black Cube, Galleriet, Östra Strandgatan, Umeå. Curated by Olav Westphalen
2017 The Last Waltz, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, The school gallery, Umeå
2017 My secret is that I stayed the same for a short time, Galleriet, Östra Strandgatan, Umeå
2016 Den Blå tråden, Bryggeriet, Nora
2015 All The World's Futures (Continued), Galleri Alva, Umeå
2015 Difficulty of Freedom, Freedom of Difficulty, Galleriet, Östra Strandgatan, Umeå. Curated/Workshop by Carin Ellberg and Erla S. Haraldsdóttir
2014 Jag tappade allt, men behöll mer, Ahlbergshallen, Östersund


2019 Galleri Verkligheten


Östersunds komun
Statens Konstråd


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