October 1 – November 29, 2018
Karlsson Rixon is an artist based in Sweden who belongs to a generation of conceptual photographers that emerged in Sweden in the early 1990’s. With a feminist approach, they contributed to making photography a part of the Swedish contemporary art scene. Karlsson Rixon inquires into performative aspects of identity, and explores photography’s ability to visualize, as well as produce, community. Their work is permeated by a low-key political activism that in a methodical way encourages the viewer to reflect on their own position.
They have exhibited extensively nationally and internationally ever since, published several books, and are represented at Moderna Muséet Stockholm, (Stockholm); Gothenburg Art Museum, (Göteborg, Sweden); Hasselblad Foundation, (Gothenburg, Sweden); and more. They were previously a professor at the School of Photography at University of Gothenburg, have a have a MFA in fine art from California Institute of the Arts (1997) and a doctoral degree in photography from Valand Academy (2016).