Sofia Ekström graduated from the Royal College of Arts in Stockholm 2013, and the same year she received the Aguéli prize. Sofia Ekström's works can seem ambiguous. She uses painted backdrops - the type used in photo studios - as elements in theatrical installations, in her paintings, and as a departure for narration. In the absence of a tangible motif, epic romance intersects with nostalgic kitsch, painting with photography, now with then, the observed with the observer. She moves between the different habitats of image reproduction; photography's inherent complications and of painting's potential. Ekström also works with film, both staged and with documentary elements.

  • Born 1978 in Stockholm, Sweden

  • Lives and works in Stockholm