Anja Olofgörs is a Swedish artist whose multidisciplinary practice spans photography, video, sound and text, and explores themes of spatial and bodily boundaries. Her work often involves historical and contemporary narratives about care, intimacy and womanhood cut across time and geography. 


Public Commission

The Faraway Nearby
Thirty-four large format photographic works with a sound installation in five
locations around waiting rooms in the new emergency- and surgery ward.
Skaraborg Hospital, Skövde, Sweden.

Online Publication
Mina göranden växer in i min kropp, in Mörkrummet #02

Public Commission
300 Meter Essay
at Hudiksvalls sjukhus, Region Gävleborg, Sweden.  Read more here.


Bolidenvägen 22
121 63 Johanneshov, Sweden


2021 - 2022 - The Negotiations of Writing, Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm
2013 - 2015 - MFA in Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
2010 - 2013 - BFA in Fine Art, Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg
2011 - 2012 - Guest Student, Camberwell College of Art, University of Art London

Selected Exhibitions
2022 - Between Us, Victoria Yards, Johannesburg (SA)
2020 - Isolering | Kommunikation, Färgfabriken, Stockholm (SE)
2019 - Material Gestures, Art Licks Weekend, London (UK)
2019 - Splendour, Queen's House, Royal Museum Greenwich, London (UK)
2019 - Oval Window, Gerhald Moore Gallery, London (UK)
2018 - Field/s ONE, SluiceHQ, London (UK)
2018 - In Whose Eyes?, Feminist Practice in Dialogue, Beacondsfield Gallery, London (UK)
2017 - KRISTINA, I am being Birgit Åkesson, SapientRazorfish, London (UK)
2017 - The Captive Body, The Norman Rea Gallery, York (UK)
2016 - Oral Rinse #2, Waterloo Action Center, London (UK)
2016 - Four, For, Fore, ASC Bond House Projects, London (UK)
2015 - KRISTINA, UCL Art Museeum, London (UK)
2015 - Slade Show MFA/MA/PHD, Slade School of Fine Art, London (UK)
2015 - A to C via B, // Past-Present-Future-Kult, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London (UK)
2015 - Royal Society of British Artists, Gallery@LR, London (UK)
2014 - #StayPink, University College London - Portico, London (UK)
2014 - Interim Show, Slade Reseach Center, London (UK)
2014 - Residency Exhibition, SITE Sthlm, Stockholm (SE)
2013 - Slade Print Fair, Slade Research Center, London  (UK)
2013 - Studio Experimentell, Centrum för fotografi, Stockholm (SE)
2013 - Examensutställning, Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg (SE)
2012 -  Annual Photography Fair, Underground Gallery, London  (UK)
2012 - A Midsummer's Eve, V22 Summer Club, London (UK)
2012 - Welcome Home by No 6 Collective, 213 Lewisham Way, London (UK)
2012 - Spring Exhibition, School of Photography, Gothenburg (SE)
2012 - Base, Shoreditch Town Hall, London (UK)
2012 - Comfort Zone, Monitor Gallery, Gothenburg (SE)
2012 - SOMETIME SOMWHERE SOMETHING, Monitor Gallery, Gothenburg (SE)

Public Commissions
2024 - 300 Meter Essay, Hudiksvalls Sjukhus, Hudiksvall, Region Gävleborg (upcoming)
2023 - The Faraway Nearby, Skaraborgs Sjukhus, Skövde, Region Västra Götaland
2020 - Flowing, and Flown, Lugnet, Region Falun-Borlänge (finalist)
2020 - Monument, Skytteskolan, Gothenburg, Gothenburg Municipality (finalist)
2019 - Aural Notations, Täby Simhall, Täby, Täby Municipality (finalist)
2017 - In Circles, Djurängsskolan, Kalmar, Kalmar Municipality (finalist)
2016 - We Are the Landscape, University Hospital, Umeå, Region Västerbotten (finalist)

Grants and residencies
2024 - Swedish Arts Grants Committee, 1-year Working Grant
2019 - IASPIS International exchange for exhibitions abroad (UK)
2019 - Transit Kulturinkubator, Stockholm
2018 - IASPIS International exchange for exhibitions abroad (UK)
2016 - Stiftelsen Längmanska kulturfond
2016 - The Dean’s List 2015, University College London
2015 - Peter and Betty McLean Prize
2015 - William Coldstream Prize
2015 - The British School at Rome Award, Royal Society of British Art
2015 - Bloom Award by Warsteiner
2015 - Barto dos Santos Memorial Award
2014 - SITE Sweden, Stockholm
2013 - Carl Larsson Stependiet
2013 - Otto och Charlotte Mannheimers fond (March)
2013 - Otto och Charlotte Mannheimers fond (June)
2012 - Adlerbertska Stipendiestiftelsen 
2012 - Otto och Charlotte Mannheimers fond (May)

UCL Art Museeum, London
UCL Library Collection, London

Publications & Online Articles

2021 - Excerpt from “Utgångspunkter” in Förhandlingar, an online magazine
2018 - Field/s, Limited Edition Portfolio Box
2018 - Art Licks Magazine, Issue 22
2018 - Iheartwomen by Laura Hensser
2016 - Spotlight on the Slade, UCL Art Museum
2016 - Art Reveal Magazine, No12 
2015 - Kristina, Self Published
2015 - Social Constructs, Slade Coldstream Prize 2015, UCL Art Museum's Blog
2015 - [Chair], 13x20 cm, 1st edition 50 copies, Self Published
2014 - Working on my shit, MFA/MA Media, Slade School of Fine Art
2014 - 4 ARK #10 Berättande
2012 - 4 ARK #8 Känsla
2011 - 4 ARK #7 Verklighet
2010 - Fotografisk Tidskrift no f 3

Projects & Collaborations
2017 - ongoing
A forum of twelve artists, curators and photographers from different parts of the world. Aims to promote transnational, cross-generational and interdisciplinary discussion between professionals in the arts. The forum started as an Artquest-funded project in 2017 and has been hosted at Photographers’ Gallery and Gasworks Gallery in London.

2016 – ongoing
Feminist Practice in Dialogue
A working-group of twelve artists who meet regularly to discuss and examine structures and strategies for female artists’ art and practice. The group focuses on feminist art practice as an ongoing work-in-progress where inquiry requires continuous self-reflection and critical analysis.

2016 – ongoing
A Room of Our Own
A series of feminist gatherings that take place in a private setting. The idea is to create a space for ongoing feminist discussions. This includes socializing and communicating openly, sharing ideas, reflecting on questions and discussing creativity – touching on every situation that everyday life involves.

2015 – 2017
The Well and How to Climb Out of it (The World Turned Upside-down)
A working group of London-based artists, poets and writers who met regularly to discuss our practice in the context of contemporary culture.