KLARA KÄLLSTRÖM & THOBIAS FÄLDT

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ABOUT

Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt have been working together since 2005 and are based in Stockholm.
Grounded in the medium of photography, their work focuses on the production of knowledge, exploring media issues,
historical narratives and the depiction and perception of political events. Over the years, Källström & Fäldt have produced
a number of works relating to places undergoing paradigmatic changes where they seek to activate historical layers and notions of
uncertainty and chance in order to draw attention to the gap between what is visible and what is told.

During the general strikes in Greece and in Athens in October 2011, they initiated a series of works on the representation of the Greek crisis
starting with Europe, Greece, Athens, Acropolis which was later followed up in 25 Lemon Trees, No Gardeners.
From an artist-residency in Quebec in 2013 stems the project Village that revolves around cultural blind spots
and the extinction of indigenous languages after the colonisation of North America. In exhibited form the work A Beach draws
attention to the exhibition space and its ability to accumulate value to an eroded history, in this case the one of Jaffa, Palestine.
The series The Last of the Lucky began to take form in 2014 when Källström and Fäldt met with the former private
photographer of Fidel Castro who put the last analogue film rolls on Cuba at their disposal.

A retrospective of Källström & Fäldt’s work was presented at Bunkier Sztuki in Krakow as part of
Krakow Photomonth 2016. Since then, the title The Last of the Lucky has been extened with You Can’t Always Get What You Want,
a publication which includes the historical background to the implementation of the Twitter-like social media platform ZunZuneo,
a US-subsidized project meant to stir social unrest on Cuba in the early two thousands.
With the gaze turned back to the US, You Can’t Always Get What You Want follows the development of the
American Presidential Election of 2016, a political period which went down in history as the Twitter Election.
The Last of the Lucky / You Can’t Always Get What You Want was released as a two-part publication
during the Arles festival in France in the summer of 2017.

Källström & Fäldt's works have been exhibited internationally including Bunkier Sztuki in Krakow,
Photo Saint Germain (Paris), LACMA (Los Angeles), Trafó House of Contemporary Arts (Budapest),
Aperture Foundation (New York), Kunstal Charlottenborg (Copenhagen), Hasselblad Centre (Gothenburg)
CFF/Center for Photography and Fotografiska (Stockholm).
Källström and Fäldt have received the Documentary Award from the Museum of Work in Sweden (2015), Sundsvall Museum Art Award (2016),
Greenhill Art Award (2014) and Scanpix Photo Prize (2012 and 2006). They have held working grants from the Swedish Arts and Grants Committee
and The Writers Committee in Sweden and received scholarships from CALQ in Quebec, Canada (2013), Iaspis: the Swedish Arts and Grants
Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists for the Artist-in-Residence at Nova Iskra in Belgrade (2016),
The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm for the Artist-in-Residence at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2017)
and most recently the Lucy Art Residency in Kavala, Greece (2017).

Källström & Fäldt have published an extensive amount of books, 14 titles out of 21 in total have been released at
the publishing platform B-B-B-Books which they founded in 2011.

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Upcoming Shows and Events 2017

Källström & Fäldt are part of the inaugural edition of CO-OP Unseen, September 22-24 in Amsterdam
Källström & Fäldt are part of the project POIUYT which is launched at the Galleria Michela Rizzo on May 11th in Venice during the opening weekend of the Venice Biennale 2017
Pre-release of The Last of the Lucky / You Can't Always Get What You Want at Self Publish Riga 2017, May 11-14 (Release at Cosmos Arles Books, 2017)
Receiving of Project grant from Konstnärsnämnden (the Swedish Arts Grants Committee) for the production of The Last of the Lucky / You Can't Always Get What You Want (March 2017)
Launch of 25 Lemon Trees, No Gardeners and conversation with Rémi Coignet and Émelie Lauriola at Le Bal, March 2
Artist-in-Residence at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. Granted through The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm (spring 2017)
Verk tidskrift, Störningar, text by Björn Larsson about The Last of the Lucky

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2016

Artist-in-Residence through Iaspis at Nova Iskra in Belgrade, Serbia, 2016
45 Gardeners And So On at Magacin, Belgrade. Opens December 17
The Last of the Lucky / You Can't Always Get What You Want at Galleri BOX, Gothenburg. Opens November 11
B-B-B-Books at Polycopies / Paris Photo, November 12
A Beach at Galerie Jean-Pierre Gros, Photo Saint Germain 2016. Opens November 4
B-B-B-Books at MAD / La Maison Rouge, Sept 30-2 Oct
B-B-B-Books at Eesti Fotokunstimess / Photographic Art Fair, Tallinn Photo Month, Sept 30-2 Oct
Head of Summer course in photography at Valand Academy, Gothenburg University, June - August
Imagineering (Re)activating the Photographic, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow Photomonth Festival, Kraków, Poland, May 15 - August 21
Head of Summer course in photography at Valand Academy, Gothenburg University, June - August
B-B-B-Books at Cosmos-Arles Books, exhibition and book market, July 4 - 10
The Eyes (25 Lemon trees, No Gardeners), release during the opening week of Rencontres d'Arles 2016, July 4 - 10
Artist in residency, Kavala, Greece, June 10 - 24
Artist Talk at SALT, Ankara, Turkey, June 3
Release of Watched! Surveillance, Art and Photography (Wikiland) at Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, May 27
Examined and Exposed (The Last of the Lucky), Cecilia Hillström Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, May 19 - June 11
Enact (The Last of the Lucky), Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden, April 29 - May 22
Opening of Manifolds (A Beach), Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 24
What's This Book? (Europe, Greece, Athens Acropolis), Kulturforum, Belgrade Photo Month, Belgrade, Serbia, April 15 - 29
Artist Talk at Royal Institute of the Arts, Stockholm, April 8
Artist talk at Valand Academy, Gothenburg University, March 17
Swedish Photobook Award - Shortlisted

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2015

November 27-29, Read or Die, publishing fair, Barcelona
November 11-14, Polycopies, Paris Photo 2015
October 27, Artist Talk, Valand Academy, Gothenburg University
September 26, Opening of exhibition at Skajs, Nybrogatan 3, Stockholm, The A Beach project
September 18-21 UNSEEN Art Book Fair, Amsterdam
July 16, Opening of group show Black Mirror at Aperture Foundation, NYC
July 5-12, COSMOS, Arles Festival, France
June 29, Review of Village in HOTSHOE Magazine >>
June 5-7, Kassel Book Festival, Germany
May 22-June 5, Kavalla Stipend, Artist in Residency at the Swedish Institute in Athens, Greece
February 27 - April 25, Solo Exhibition and book release at CULT / Aimee Fiberg Exhibitions, San Francisco >>
April 14, Presentation of Wikiland, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg
March 10, HOTSHOE Magazine >>
March 9, Exhibition review in KQED Arts >>
February 17 - March 5, CULT Residency, Oakland / San Francisco
January 25, Lecture Sandvikens Konsthall
January 21, Lecture, Örebro Läns Museum
January 8, Solo exhibition, Black Door Gallery, Örebro

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2014

November 19, Hasselblad Center + GKM book shop, The Open Book Revisited. Wikiland chosen among the 50 best books published since 2004
November 18, Klara & Thobias receive Photographer Of The Year Award at Museum of Work in Norrköping, Sweden
November 16, Klara & Thobias present and sign Europe, Greece, Athens, Acropolis at Le Bal during Paris Photo
November 14, Klara & Thobias present new work at Platform Paris Photo. Curated by Urs Stahel
November 12-15, Klara & Thobias (B-B-B-Books) are part of Polycopies during Paris Photo
October 29, Klara & Thobias have made the cover art work for Swedish band Wildbirds & Peacedrums
October 28, Klara & Thobias and 1:2:3 are shortlisted for The Swedish Photobook Award 2014 (for Europe, Greece, Athens, Acropolis)
October 30 - November 2, Center for Photography, Stockholm, Installation of complete B-B-B-Books catalogue
September 18-25, Urban Viewfinders Groupshow, Pingyao International Photography Festival, China
September 26-28, B-B-B-Books at New York Art Book Fair 2014
September 13, Groupshow, I Ärlighetens namn, Slakthusateljéerna in Stockholm
June 11 - August 29, Photographic Essays 2011-2014, Klara & Thobias soloshow at VERKET, Stockholm
July 9-12, Wikiland 2007-07-12-00:59:46, B-B-B-Books, Release at Cosmos during the Arles Festival
June/July, The Photographer's Playbook. Edited by Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern, publsihed by Aperture
May 8 - June 22, Urban Viewfinders. Baltic and Nordic contemporary photography groupshow, Riga Art Space, Latvia
May 30 - June 3, De: Stockholm, Groupshow curated by Rollergirl, Paris
February 7 - May 11, Wikiland, The visible. Swedish Contemporary Photography, Artipelag, Stockholm
April 10-13, B-B-B-Books at One Thousand Books at Rema 1000 in Copenhagen
April 10-11, 2014 Frames: Projecting International Photography, Merchant City Square, Glasgow
April 6-7, 2014 Frames: Projecting International Photography, Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA)
February 2014, The Battery Art Show: Volume 2, The Battery, San Francisco
February 2014, Release of A Beach at LA Art Book Fair

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2013

December 2013, Release of A Beach at 1:2:3's studio in Stockholm
December 2013, The Kandinsky Library at Centre Pompidou, Paris, Wikiland and Europe, Greece, Athens, Acropolis are now in the collection
November 2013, Release of A Beach at Offprint Paris
November 2013, Group show at Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm
A/W 2013, BON Magazine #65, Excerpt from upcoming work Village
September-November 2013, Wikiland at Photaumnales, Galerie Nationale De La Tapisserie, Beauvais, France
August 2013, Landskrona Fotofestival, Galleri 3
April-July 2013, Residency at the International Studio at Méduse, Québec City, Canada
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