Book release and open late on Wednesday September 15!

In connection with Stockholm Art Week we are open until 7 pm on Wednesday September 15. We present a number of new books by our gallery artists. Come and meet the artists and get signed copies with special discounts!

You can of course also see our current exhibition Land of Plenty by Amy Bennett.


Mamma Andersson
Humdrum Days
Texts by Barry Schwabsky, Magnus Florin & Karl Ove Knausgård
176 pages. Published by Louisiana Museum of Moderna Art, Danmark, 2021
Release price: 500 SEK (reg price 550 SEK)

Mamma Andersson, ‘Le Charme Discret’, Svenskt Tenn, Stockholm, Sweden, 25.8–24.10 2021

From press release:
Mamma Andersson’s personal works of art come alive in this year’s autumn exhibition at Svenskt Tenn. Her narrative images, which are often based on her own experiences, are hanging for the first time in a visualized home environment in a place where she herself could imagine living.

Postcards tours to Stockholm!

This summer’s exhibition at Hellvi Kännungs, Gotland tours to Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm.
All the works from the exhibition are on display in the showroom of the gallery between August 21 and September 5.
The exhibition is curated by Brit Pruiksma and Magnus Karlsson.


Press release for the exhibition on Gotland:

Mamma Andersson, Sara-Vide Ericson & Jockum Nordström et al., Ståhl Collection, Norrköping, Sweden

From press release:
Ståhl Collection is a private initiative where art collector Mikael Ståhl presents his extraordinary collection of contemporary art, which he has collected since the early 1980s. Totalling some 400 works, the collection consists mainly of paintings and sculptures from the late 1950s to today.

Mamma Andersson et al. Binnenhuis, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium

Mendes Wood DM has been invited to collaborate with Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens for the 7th edition of the Biennial of Painting, by presenting an exhibition in its townhouse gallery in the Sablon. The Biennial’s theme is Binnenskamers, or Inner Spaces, which has been loosely interpreted to include interior spaces and studios, but also a psychological state of introspection and the intimate realm of the imagination. On the suggestion of the artist Maaike Schoorel (b. 1973 in Santpoort, The Netherlands.

Stilla liv / Still Life, Hellvi Kännungs, Gotland

We are pleased to announce the ninth summer exhibition at Hellvi Kännungs, Gotland, Sweden. The exhibition Still Life presents a personal selection of paintings, sculptures and photographs around the concept of still life. Pictures and objects of subjects which have been carefully arranged or where everyday life and chance have set the stage. In some works the objects are loaded with content and history, in others reduced to forms and surfaces in a composition.

Mamma Andersson & Jockum Nordström, Dialogues: The David Zwirner Podcast

From David Zwirner:
When we recorded this episode in New York earlier this month with the artists Mamma Andersson and Jockum Nordström, who have been together for more than three decades, the situation in this city was very different.

Since then, Andersson’s exhibition at our New York gallery, The Lost Paradise, was cut short due to the escalating spread of COVID-19, and our spaces have closed temporarily worldwide.

Intermezzo, Group Exhibition with Gallery Artists

We have postponed our regular public program and hope to open as usual again on May 9th. In the meantime, we have installed a group exhibition with a selection of works by gallery artists. The works are new, previously unseen or have been shown in other contexts. The exhibition runs through May 2, but may change over time. For the time being, we have the gallery open by appointment only. Please come and visit us if you have the possibility. Email or call us (+46 8 660 43 53 or +46 708 106 906) to make an appointment.

Mamma Andersson, David Zwirner, New York, USA

Opening reception: Wednesday, March 4, 6–8 PM

Press Release:

As of Monday, July 6, the 19th Street gallery will be open by appointment, 10 AM–6 PM EST, Monday through Friday.

In accordance with city guidelines, a limited number of visitors will be allowed within the exhibition spaces.


David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of recent paintings by Mamma Andersson, on view at 533 West 19th Street in New York. This is the artist’s fourth solo show with the gallery.

Space Books launch at the gallery, Wednesday December 11

Join us for the launch of Space Books new issue on Wednesday December 11, 5–7 pm! Contributing artists/photographers: Mamma Andersson, Hanna Moon, Martina Hoogland Ivanow. The book also includes a conversation between Mamma Andersson & Greger Ulf Nilson.

* Mamma Andersson & Greger Ulf Nilson presents the project at 6 pm.
* New prints by Mamma Andersson on view in our reception.
* 15% discount on all books in our book shop during the event.

When: Wednesday December 11, 5–7 pm
Where: Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Fredsgatan 12, Stockholm, Sweden

Främlingar / Strangers at Hellvi Kännungs, Gotland, Sweden

The exhibition is extended until August 1. Open Wednesday July 31 and August 1 between 2–6 pm!

This exhibition is a personal selection of works that all formally resemble the portrait. Some of them are made as portraits of specific people, while others merely use the human face as a means of expression. Common to all drawings, paintings and sculptures is that the depicted a person is the main motif of the work. The oldest artwork in the exhibition dates from the 17th century, the last one was finished only a few weeks ago.

Mamma Andersson/Jockum Nordström Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch, Aschersleben Germany


Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch
Opening: 25 May 2019 | as of 4:00 p.m.
Exhibition: 26 May 2019 – 3 May 2020

Hans Aichinger | Mamma Andersson | Tilo Baumgärtel | Michaël Borremans | Sebastian Burger | Robert Crumb | Marcel Dzama | Hartwig Ebersbach | Rosa Loy | Kerry James Marshall | Jonathan Meese | Jockum Nordström | Neo Rauch | David Schnell | Kristina Schuldt | Sebastian Speckmann | Michael Triegel | Luc Tuymans | Rose Wylie | Lisa Yuskavage

Mamma Andersson, Anna Bjerger & Jockum Nordström, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark

From Press release:

On Saturday, 26 January 2019, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard is opening the exhibition Works on Paper , presenting works by 27 different artists and, in turn, 27 different approaches to paper as a material. The exhibition will be shown in the gallery's west rooms.

When Galleri Bo Bjerggaard first opened its doors in 1999, in Pilestrmde, one our first exhibitions was of works on paper by such heavyweights of the period as Baselitz, Fautrier, lmmendorf, Jorn, Kirkeby, Lupertz, Mortensen, Penck, Picabia and Polke.

Mamma Andersson & Jockum Nordström, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, DE

Interestingly, contemporary artists in this age of digitalisation and social media are increasingly focusing again on drawing. This is perhaps a coincidence considering that the medium is generally regarded as the most direct of all forms of artistic expression. With its intimate appeal, its narrative as well as subjective inquisitive potentials, the gestures of drawing exert a fascination that is now appears more relevant than ever.

Mamma Andersson, The Phillips Collection, Washington DC, USA

Nordic Impressions is a major survey of Nordic art spanning nearly 200 years and presenting 53 artists from Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, as well as the self-governing islands of Åland, Faroe, and Greenland. The exhibition celebrates the incredible artistic diversity of Nordic art, from idealized paintings of the distinctive Nordic light and untouched landscape to melancholic portraits in quiet interiors and mesmerizing video works that explore the human condition.

Mamma Andersson, Foxy Production, New York, USA

Figure in a Landscape is a painting by Francis Bacon that interprets a photograph of his lover, Eric Hall, dozing on a seat in Hyde Park, London. The artist depicts a disfigured, abstracted, partly over-painted man, lying across a park bench. With a blue sky and flowers drained of color in a murky, somber landscape, it seems, forebodingly, to be at once both day and night. Painted during World War 2, the work’s banal title belies the currents of violence churning within the frame.

Mamma Andersson, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA

Press release:

Presented in partnership with FotoFocus Biennial 2018

Painters often draw from 
existing visual materials, such as photographs and reproductions of past works of art, to inspire and construct their work. Swedish artist Mamma Andersson (born 1962)—known for her dreamlike, faintly narrative compositions inspired by Nordic painting, folk art, newspaper photographs, and cinema—is no exception.

Cries and Whispers at Trafo Kunsthall, Oslo, Norway

Cries and Whispers is a group exhibition presenting Swedish contemporary painting and sculpture. Here, eight artists, born in the 60s, 70s and 80s, are invited to represent a figurative art movement that has received great attention in Sweden and internationally. The title, borrowed from Ingmar Bergman’s film Cries and Whispers from 1972, echoes in the exhibition. There is a strong relationship between these artists, but also crucial differences in their approach. Both the intimate, vulnerable whispers and the distant, powerful cries can be traced.

Mamma Andersson & Klara Kristalova, Kristinehamns konstmuseum, Sweden

A diverse group exhibition in the honour of Queen Kristina.

Participating artists and designers:
Mamma Andersson • Ann-Sofie Back & Robert Rydberg
Ernst Billgren • Charlotte Birnbaum • Helen Broms Sandberg
Malinda Damgaard • Karl Dunér • Leif Elggren
Lisa Jeannin & Rolf Schuurmans • Knut Knutsson
Klara Kristalova • Jonas Liveröd • Tova Mozard
Ylva Ogland • Dan Perrin • Andrea Reschia
Lars Sjöberg • Rolf Stålberg • Per B Sundberg
Pia Wallén • Sven-Olov Wallenstein • Cecilia Ömalm

Galleri Magnus Karlsson at Frieze New York

We are pleased to present a selection of gallery artists at Frieze New York. Our stand (D19) is built around an installation by Bella Rune. The work is a sculpture in itself, but also serves as a room divider and exposure area for other artists.

The participating artists are:

Mamma Andersson
Idun Baltzersen
Amy Bennett
Sara-Vide Ericson
Susanne Johansson
Maria Nordin
Bella Rune

For more information please contact the gallery.
During the fair you can reach us via e-mail and telephone +46 708 106 906.

Mamma Andersson, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

Mamma Andersson’s fifth exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery will focus on a new series of unique woodcut prints. This will be the artist’s first solo presentation dedicated to this technique and marks an exciting development in her practice. These prints are emotive scenes and portraits of “...characters who will not be pinned down: fleet of foot, they move swiftly across centuries, indifferent to mortality and geography” (Jennifer Higgie, 2017).

New Books and Artist Talk! Helene Billgren, Mamma Andersson, Dan Wolgers, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden

From Press Release (in Swedish only):

Galleri Magnus Karlsson har glädjen att bjuda in till en kväll med böcker och konst. Vi presenterar tre bokprojekt där galleriets konstnärer –Helene Billgren, Mamma Andersson och Dan Wolgers – är inblandade. Kom och bläddra, träffa konstnärerna och köp signerade exemplar! Vi visar också verk av dessa konstnärer i galleriets inre rum. 18.00 ges dessutom en visning av den aktuella utställningen Under horisonten av Johanna Karlsson, Petra Lindholm och Susanne Johansson!

Varmt välkomna!


Interview with Mamma Andersson on Louisiana Channel

Paintings as Weapons

The Louisiana Channel has made an interview with Mamma Andersson. You can watch the video on their website in Swedish with English subtitles.

“It is the psyche of the artist that is the product, it sprung from your own well, it’s your own water,” says Sweden’s great painter Karin Mamma Andersson in this portrait. “The moment you dig into something, it becomes a sort of self-image.”

Mamma Andersson, Petra Lindholm & Maria Nordin, hangmenProjects, Stockholm Sweden

Proudly presenting works by the following artists:

Mamma Andersson
Kristina Benght
Lina Bjerneld
Carin Ellberg
My Ekman
Sofia Ekström
Cecilia Elde
Meta Isæus-Berlin
Kristina Jansson
Anna Järvinen
Sonja Larsson
Petra Lindholm
Kristina Matousch
Maria Nordin
Ylva Ogland
Mari Rantanen
Stina Rosenberg
Disa Rytt
Sigrid Sandström
Anna Svensson
Astrid Sylwan

The invitation sent to the chosen artists on the 3rd November:

Mamma Andersson and Tal R at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard and Galleri Magnus Karlsson!

Svanesang (Swan Song) is the title of two parallel exhibitions shown at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen and Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm. It is a joint exhibition project between two of Scandinavia’s most acclaimed artists; Mamma Andersson and Tal R. The first part will open on August 24 in Copenhagen, the second part on August 30 in Stockholm. The exhibitions Svanesang consists of new paintings and works on paper. It is the first major presentation of Mamma Andersson in Denmark and the first gallery exhibition of Tal R in Stockholm.

Mamma Andersson, Thomas Broomé, Lisa Jonasson, Klara Kristalova & Petra Lindholm, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

What has happened in Swedish art since 1986? The Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation has supported young artists for 30 years. Now all 79 artists who have received the grant so far are gathered in this exhibition that will give unique insights into Swedish contemporary art history.

Mamma Andersson and Jockum Nordström, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden

(In Swedish only)
Välkomna till en kväll med böcker och musik på Galleri Magnus Karlsson! Vi presenterar ett urval nya publikationer som Mamma Andersson och Jockum Nordström varit involverade i under året. Böcker och skivor kommer att finnas till försäljning med möjlighet att få dem signerade. Kl. 18.00 blir det livemusik med Mats Bergström och Svante Henryson, samt diktläsning av Gunnar Harding.

Tid: Tisdag 8 december kl. 17–19
Plats: Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Fredsgatan 12, Stockholm

Mamma Andersson, The National Gallery, Oslo, Norway

From Press Release:
This exhibition will showcase the woodcut and its many functions and stylistic possibilities.

With varying degrees of popularity, the age-old woodcut technique has been in use since the sixteenth century, and there seems recently to be a renewed interest in this art form. Is there a connection between today’s digitized visual media and the woodcuts of yore?

Mamma Andersson, Klara Kristalova, Jockum Nordström & Dan Wolgers, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden

From Press Release (in Swedish only):
Konstakademien samlar sig för Jubileumsåret 2018

Vernissage: Lördagen den 3 oktober med invigning kl 13:00 av tf Preses Leif Bolter och ständig sekreterare Susanna Slöör.
Finissage: Söndagen den 1 november

Jubileumssamlingen som visas i Galleri Väst/Ateljén och Galleri Öst med start den 3 oktober inleder Kungl. Akademiens för de fria konsterna (Konstakademien) treåriga satsning på att etablera en Jubileumsfond år 2018 till stöd för verksamheten.

Chart Art Fair, Copenhagen, 21–23.8 2015

We are proud to participate in the third edition of Chart Art Fair in Copenhagen. The fair is focused on contemporary art from the leading galleries in the Nordic region. It showcases a selection of carefully selected and invited galleries and features an ambitious collateral programme of talks, performances and special projects.

In our stand (#19) we will present new works on paper by a selection of gallery artists. Please contact us for more information and visuals.

Welcome to Copenhagen!

Galleri Magnus Karlsson at Frieze Art Fair, New York, USA

We are pleased to present new works by Mamma Andersson, Anna Bjerger, Jens Fänge and Charlie Roberts in our stand (#C28) at Frieze New York.

It is our second year at Frieze New York and we are the only Swedish gallery represented in the main section of the fair.

Please contact the gallery for more information. To contact us during the fair, please e-mail or call +46 708 106 906.

New Opening Days

Mamma Andersson m fl, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

For the month of May, Stephen Friedman Gallery becomes Galerie de l‘Epoque, a fictional gallery founded in Paris in 1948. An immersive experience takes visitors back to a period environment evoking the aesthetic of an earlier era, presenting European twentieth century masters and classical contemporary artists from America, Europe, Japan and South America. Picasso, Schwitters and Klee sit comfortably with the likes of Isa Genzken, Jiro Takamatsu and Gego.

Mamma Andersson & Jens Fänge, Artipelag, Stockholm, Sweden

In the exhibition HERE/NOW, Artipelag would like to take a stand for the physical meeting between artwork and the viewer. The title of the exhibition refers to artist Barnett Newman’s praised 1948 essay, The Sublime is Now. In the essay, Newman propagates the idea that the meeting between contemplator and artwork should be like a meeting between two people, wherein the relationship is based on a profound dialogue.

2014, Galleri Magnus Karlsson

We are pleased to present the group exhibition 2014. A selection of gallery artists including: Mamma Andersson, Lars Arrhenius, Thomas Broomé, Sara-Vide Ericson, Carl Hammoud, Tommy Hilding, Kent Iwemyr, Richard Johansson, Susanne Johansson, Lisa Jonasson, Klara Kristalova, Ulf Lundin, Maria Nordin, Dan Wolgers and others.

Mamma Andersson, Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris, France

Until the late 19th century, painters like Lotto, Holbein and Delacroix restricted themselves to drawing tapestry cartoons or including Oriental carpets in their pictures. Over the course of the 20th century, however, the European avant-garde revolutionized textile art and practice; artists began weaving their own rugs, inspired by works from earlier periods or drawing upon ethnic and geometric motifs.

Time Waits for Us, Galleri Magnus Karlsson

Galleri Magnus Karlsson is pleased to announce a group exhibition that will be on display throughout the summer. In conjunction with the inauguration of Nationalmuseum’s temporary space with the exhibition Carl Larsson - Friends and Enemies in our building (The Royal Academy of Fine Arts), we will show Time Waits for Us . This exhibition presents new works by all of our gallery artists.

Mamma Andersson, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Mamma Andersson. Andersson, born in 1962, paints complex compositions that bring together a variety of sources including Nordic figurative painting, folk art and contemporary iconography. She juxtaposes thick impasto and loosely washed areas to create dreamlike and expressive vistas yet also allows reality to enter her paintings in the form of the commonplace.

Mamma Andersson, In Case We Don’t Die, The Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, USA

Participating Artists:

Andreas Emenius (SE)
Jacob Kirkegaard (DK)
Devin Troy Strother (US)
Paco Pomet (US)
Mie Olise (DK)
Ida Kvetny (DK)
Theis Wendt (DK)
Bibi Katholm (DK)
Monique Prieto (US)
Christine Gray (US)
Frohawk Two Feathers (US)
Chris Natrop (US)
Per Hüttner (SE)
Troels Carlsen (DK)
Mamma Andersson (SE)
Mai Hofstad Gunnes (NO)

More information:

Stargazer - Curated by Mamma Andersson, Sven Harrys Konstmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

From Press Release (in Swedish):

En utställning curerad av Karin Mamma Andersson

Som betraktare kan en särskild glädje vara att få gå in i konstnärs bildvärld, och låta sig ryckas med av dess stämning. Ibland kan ett uttryck och ett formspråk vara så starkt och egenartat, att man börjar se verkligheten litet annorlunda, sedan man tagit del av det. Man har berikats.


Galleri Magnus Karlsson is pleased to present Mamma Andersson’s fifth solo exhibition at the gallery. Mamma Andersson (b. 1962 in Luleå) lives and works in Stockholm. A comprehensive and much appreciated touring solo exhibition produced by Moderna Museet, Stockholm recently finished. The exhibition that consisted of forty paintings from recent years was showed at Moderna Museet last summer and after that at Helsingfors Konsthall in Finland and at Camden Arts Centre in London.

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Mamma Andersson, Idun Baltzersen, Amy Bennett, Helene Billgren, Anna Bjerger, Mette Björnberg, Thomas Broomé, Marcel Dzama, Niklas Eneblom, Sara-Vide Ericson, Jens Fänge, Carl Hammoud, Tommy Hilding, Kent Iwemyr, Susanne Johansson, Richard Johansson, Lisa Jonasson, Johanna Karlsson, Bruno Knutman, Klara Kristalova, Peter Köhler, Hans Lannér, Petra Lindholm, Ulf Lundin, Maria Nordin, Jockum Nordström, Jeff Olsson, Charlie Roberts & Bella Rune

Summer Group Show

Mamma Andersson, Roger Andersson, Lars Arrhenius, Idun Baltzersen, Amy Bennett, Helene Billgren, Anna Bjerger, Mette Björnberg, Thomas Broomé, Amy Cutler, Marcel Dzama, Niklas Eneblom, Sara-Vide Ericson, Jens Fänge, Carl Hammoud, Tommy Hilding, Kent Iwemyr, Richard Johansson, Susanne Johansson, Johanna Karlsson, Lisa Jonasson, Bruno Knutman, Klara Kristalova, Peter Köhler, Hans Lannér, Petra Lindholm, Ulf Lundin, Maria Nordin, Anne-Marie Nordin, Jockum Nordström, Jeff Olsson, Charlie Roberts, Bella Rune & Dan Wolgers

Stockholm Calling, London

Mamma Andersson, Roger Andersson, Lars Arrhenius, Amy Bennett, Helene Billgren, Mette Björnberg, Thomas Broomé, Amy Cutler, Marcel Dzama, Niklas Eneblom, Sara-Vide Ericson, Jens Fänge, Carl Hammoud, Tommy Hilding, Kent Iwemyr, Richard Johansson, Susanne Johansson, Lisa Jonasson, Johanna Karlsson, Bruno Knutman, Klara Kristalova, Peter Köhler, Hans Lannér, Petra Lindholm, Ulf Lundin, Anne-Marie Nordin, Maria Nordin, Jockum Nordström, Johannes Nyholm, Jeff Olsson, Charlie Roberts & Dan Wolgers

Time Waits for Us

Dog Days 23.2—5.4 2012

Upcoming Exhibition

Duda Bebek, Clara Gesang-Gottowt, James Morse, Daisy Parris, Mohammed Sami & Alejandro Sintura


22.1—5.3 2022




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