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Carla Åhlander

Performance- and theatre studies, Commedia School (Copenhagen)
Photography studies at Fatamorgana Fotoskole (Copenhagen), SACI (Florence), Lund University

Carla Åhlander is a Swedish-Italian artist based in Berlin. She mainly works with photography and deals with themes moving between memory and history. The immediate situations Åhlander documents in her photographs are rather subtle appearances of power relations and systems of order – in all shades and from the vocabulary of everyday life – situations where something is about to happen or could happen, taken from a multiple of contexts, often with no beginning or end in narrative terms. Her solo presentations include The Idea of a Mountain, Skepparholmen (2016), Noteringar: tillstånd, platser, Fotogalleriet Format, Malmö, (2014), and the public billboard piece Perspektiven (2013–2016) for nGbK, Berlin, installed in the subway station Schwartzkopffstraße in Berlin. Group exhibitions include Police the Police, Biennial for Young Art, Bucharest (2010), Boredom, Essays & Observations, Berlin (2012), Interkontinental, Belmacz, London (2016), The 9th Scandinavian Sculpture Biennial, Vigeland-museet, Oslo (2017), BONE Performance Festival, Bern (2018). She has taught classes at the UdK, Berlin, Summer University of the UdK, Berlin, Kunsthochschule Kassel, among other institutions.

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Carla Åhlander