Ida Rödén

b 1981 Härnösand, Sweden. Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.


With thoughts about uncertainty and loneliness, I keep creating my traveling companions – presenting a logic to persuade and confuse. This way I get insight into private spheres, I see surroundings I cannot possibly visit and I will have conversations I would not dream of initiating with anyone living. Step by step – though writing, drawing, and sculpting – I begin to know specific events, curious people, my own relationship to the outside world.




  • 2012 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (summer residency), ME, USA
  • 2009-2011 Master of Fine Arts, California College of Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • 2006-2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Umeå Art Academy, SE
  • 2008 Degree of Masters of Arts with a major in the History of Art, Stockholm, SE
Selected Solo Exhbitions
  • 2018 “Utdöda vattenvarelser – återskapade iakttagelser från Fårö” Galleri Gotland, Visby, SE
  • 2016 “Jonas Falck – en avvisad upptäcktsresandes iakttagelser” Härnösands Konsthall, SE
  • 2016 “Naturalier” (2-person show with Helena Piippo Larsson) Nässjö Konsthall, SE
  • 2014 “Sparbanksstiftelsen Norrland stipendiatutställning” Ricklundgården, Saxnäs, SE
  • 2012 “Kvarvara Gård” Sundsvalls Konstmuseum, SE
  • 2012 “Reported Missing” Unspeakable Projects, San Francisco, CA, USA
Selected Group Exhibitions
  • 2017 “Vårsalongen 2017” Liljevalchs Konsthall (Malmskillnadsgatan), Stockholm, SE
  • 2016 “Hem ljuva hem…? Drömmen om det ideala” Kungsbacka konsthall, SE
  • 2016 “Vårsalongen 2016” Liljevalchs Konsthall (Gallerian), Stockholm, SE
  • 2015 “OpenART 2015” international urban biennial, Örebro, SE (Catalog)
  • 2013 “NordArt 2013” Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, DE (Catalog)
  • 2013 “copy.right?” 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2013 “The 3rd International and National Juried Photography Exhibition” Viridian Artists, NYC, USA
  • 2012 “Illusions” The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • 2012 “The Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition” Maxon Mills, Wassaic, NY, USA
  • 2012 “Pop-Up Library: The Collectors” Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 2012 “Taste 2012” Root Division, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • 2012 “Ficciones” Krowswork gallery and project space, Oakland, CA, USA
  • 2012 “The Spring Exhibition 2012” Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK
  • 2012 “Sphere of Influence” Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • 2011 “2011 Annual Juried Show” Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA), Seattle, WA, USA (Catalog)
  • 2011 “You First” UFORA, The Orange County Center For Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA, USA (Catalog)
  • 2011 “Proof” Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • 2011 “MAGNITUDE 7.7” Manifest Creative Research Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, USA (Catalog)
  • 2011 “(Odds are) 13:1” CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • 2011 “Hammarby” CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • 2010 “20 Jay Street” North/South Galleries, Oakland, CA, USA (Catalog)
  • 2009 “Light Club” Gallery G60, Umeå, SE
  • 2009 “Tourist Attraction” Projektraum, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE
  • 2008 “FILE Electronic Language International Festival” Sao Paolo, BR
  • 2008 “ARV” Härnösands Konsthall, SE
  • 2008 “Game Art” Bildmuseet Umeå, SE
  • 2007 “The MADE festival” NorrlandsOperan, Umeå, SE
Grants, Awards and Residencies
  • 2017 Hôtel Sainte Valière Residency, Minervois (Residency, FR)
  • 2017 Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse (Grant)
  • 2017 Art n Ground Residency, Las Cuevas del Rodeo (Residency, ES)
  • 2016 Stiftelsen Längmanska Kulturfonden (Grant)
  • 2016 The Bergman Estate residency – Bergmangårdarna at Fårö (Residency, SE)
  • 2015 Sparbanksstiftelsen Norrlands Konstnärsstipendium (Grant)
  • 2014 Bildkonstnärsfondens ettåriga arbetsstipendium (One-year working grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee)
  • 2013 Stiftelsen Längmanska Kulturfonden (Grant)
  • 2013 Sparbanksstiftelsen Norrland, Ricklundstipendiet in Saxnäs (Grant and residency, SE)
  • 2012 Skowhegan Summer Residency, ME, USA (Residency)
  • 2012 Director’s Selection award for the exhibition “Illusions” in Fort Collins, CO, USA (Award)
  • 2011 The Wassaic Project Winter Residency, NY, USA (Residency)
  • 2010 Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse (Grant)
  • 2010 Fredrika-Bremer-Förbundets Stipendiestiftelse (Grant)
  • 2009 Västernorrlands läns kulturfond (Grant)
  • 2009 Anna Whitlocks Minnesfond (Grant)
  • 2009 Grafström och Sandquistska fonden (Grant)
  • 2008 Kjerséns minnesfond (Grant)
  • 2007 Kjerséns minnesfond (Grant)
  • 2007 Grafström och Sandquistska fonden (Grant)
  • The Center for Fine Art Photography’s permanent collection, Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • The Darkness, paintings in the game made by Starbreeze Studios
  • The Prelinger Library Collection, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Härnösands kommun, the municipality of Härnösand, SE
  • Kramfors kommun, the municipality of Kramfors, SE
  • Nässjö kommun, the municipality of Nässjö, SE
  • Landstinget Västernorrland, the county of Västernorrland, SE

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