Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolff is one of the most influential photographic artists in Sweden. She is well known for her carefully arranged images with documentary visual expression but her most recent body of works is based on already existing photos. Recurring themes are patriarchal structures, criminology, global capitalism, the subconscious and her deep interest in the photographic image. Several of her series of works have been inspired by crime-photography and in the most recent body of work her sources are mainly press and police archives. As of late, von Hausswolff has also been interested in the transition from analogue and digital photography and has worked with the very medium of photography and the tools of the trade. Different techniques have been used in this series; UV-print on acrylic glass, oil paint, fine art prints and metal print high definition on aluminium.

She will be the subject of a large solo-exhibition at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Malmö in 2021 with an accompanying publication.


Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolff  (b. 1967, lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden) trained at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design and the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm and is a professor at Valand Academy at University of Gothenburg. Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolff represented Sweden in the Venice Biennial of 1999 and her work was the subject of a large mid-career retrospective , Grand Theory Hotel at Hasselblad Foundation in Gothenburg in 2016. Past institutional solo-exhibitions include ARoS Kunstmuseum, Denmark, Magasin III Stockholm Sweden, La Conservera Murcia Spain and Statens Musem for Kunst Copenhagen. Her work is represented in the collections of Fotomuseum Winterthur, KIASMA Helsinki, SF MOMA San Fransisco, MCA Chicago, Moderna Museet Stockholm and The Solomon R Guggenheim Collection to name a few.

Installation shots