Past Exhibitions

Embassy of Sweden has had over 100 exhibitions on display since the doors to House of Sweden opened in 2006. See below for a full list of previous exhibitions. 

Swedish Dads -
Johan Bävman
5 Sept 2019 - 23 Feb 2020

The photo exhibition portraits 45 fathers who belong to the relatively small percentage of fathers in Sweden who choose to stay at home with their children for at least six months. Swedish photographer Johan Bävman examines why these fathers have chosen to stay at home with their children and how their relationship with their partners and their children has changed as a result. The exhibition aims to show the effects of gender equality on parenting, both for an individual and for society.

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A retrospective by one of the world’s foremost abstractionists. Since the 1960’s, painter and multi-media artist Siri Berg, has worked with a geometric abstraction, one both strictly reduced and rich in variation and the visually unexpected.

The exhibition provides an exclusive access to a selection of Berg’s vintage and new paintings, offering a different investigative look at the varied interests and aesthetic experimentations of Berg’s career. Siri Berg was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1921 and passed away in April 2020. 

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09 Mar 2019 - 25 June 2019
Statements -
Siri Berg

Curated by Peter Hionas

Ann-Sofi Sidén -
After the Fact
26 Oct 2019 - 15 Dec 2019

Ann-Sofi Sidén is one of Sweden’s most internationally renowned contemporary artists. She puts herself in the center of her projects, often with provoking statements about society and the human condition.

The works presented in House of Sweden include three ways of looking at the female body. They independently carve out their own narrative space and yet converge by depicting an experience either happening in the periphery or in the hidden. The works challenge preconceived ideas of what a woman is or should be.

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Studio 54 Forever - Hasse Persson
Sept 2018 - Dec 2018

Studio 54 was and arguably remains the world's most iconic discotheque. It opened in 1977 in New York City as disco music was reaching its peak. The establishment attracted celebrities, politicians, artists, and the cultural avant garde. On the Studio 54 dance floor, everyone was a star.

This exhibition is a journey back in time through the lens of acclaimed Swedish photographer Hasse Persson. His photos provide an intimate, sometimes provocative look at the cultural moment that would become the stuff of legend. 

This exhibition was also exhibited at the National Nordic Museum in Seattle and are presently part of the exhibition Studio 54 Night Magic at Brooklyn Museum, NY

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All Exhibitions in House of Sweden 2006-2020

2006

Room for Gotland -Tove Adman, Måna Engström, Kristian Eriksson, Barbro Lomakka

Sweden in Ten Perspectives (The Swedish Institute)

Design S: The Art of Beneficial Design (Svensk Form)

Sweden in Gold & Silver - Curator Göran Söderlund

2007

Northern Headlights - A Look at Sweden's vehicle industry

On the Road (Museum of Photography, Sundsvall

Ice of Sweden (IceHotel)

Ice Sculptures by Yves Behar, Lilian Ball, Ingegerd Råman & Ola Rune)

Cold Poles - Hot Stuff (Teknikens Hus)

Wings over Northern Shores - Brutus Östling

Climate Map (Vattenfall)

Bubble Talk - Tina Eskilsson

Satellite Map (SIWI Junior Water Price)

Polar Year Film - Mats Erlander

Tricky Mix (Tom Tits Experiment)

Living Library Reading Room, Astrid Lindgren (SI & junibacken)

DigiWall (Interactive Institute)

Animation and Movie Room (Swedish Film Institute)

I Want you to Know - Ulla Lemberg

Communications for All (Ericsson)

Herbarium Amoris- A Tribute to Carl Linneus (SI)

House of Sweden Goes Virtu-Real (SU, Studio un-real)

Quality of Life - The Design of Swedish Innovations (SI)

Mind Ball (Interactive Institute)

2008

Welcome to my Home Country (Visit Sweden)

New Sweden - Creative Swedish Design (Beckman's College of Design)

Folk Costume Details - Helena Hernmarck

Watercolors - Stanislaw Zoladz

The Red Houses (Falu Rödfärg)

Ennesbo - Sandra Binion

2009

Voices - Contemporary Ceramic art from Sweden (Galleri Inger Molin & SI)

Sweden from Above (Västerbottens Museum)

Café Bites and Sounds (SI & Swede Center for Audio Migration)

Visual Voltage (SI & Interactive Institute)

Everything is Connected - Mattias Klum

Manna - Food in a new light (Albaeco)

Café Grön - (Swedish Caterers)

Change and Choice - Tasting Green Living (Måltidsvision)

Facing the Future - Sustainability the Swedish Way (SI,Samir Alj Fält, Riksutställningar)

What Lies Beneath: Nature and Urban Landscapes in EU Photography (DC Fotoweek)

The Unknown City Hall of Stockholm (Sthlm Stad)

2010

The Good – The Bad – The Ugly

Celebration of Knowledge and Health (Karolinska Institute)

Facing the Future – Health & Care (SI & Swecare)

Virtual Autopsy Table (Interactive Institute)

Mikael Unlimited (ScanPix Sweden)

Facing the Future – Infrastructure & Intelligent Mobility (SI)

Cross Water – Bridges in Focus (Ewa Andinsson)

BALDOS – Luleå University

Room to Play – Build your own infrastructure (Micki Toys)

2011

17 Swedish Designers (Svensk Form)

Swedish Seeds (SI & Svensk Form)

Space for Children ‘’Zero to One & Imagination Station’’ (SI, Kulturhuset).

Hang - Charlotte Gyllenhammar

Facing the Future – Fabric of Life (SI)

Borås Textilhögskola, student award winners presentation

One Two - Karin Mamma Andersson & Jockum Nordström

The Red Little House on the Potomac (Showcase ‘’friggebo’’& play for children)

Welcome Home (IKEA)

2012

Aluminum –The New Nordic Pine (Möbelriket)

Södrakull Frösakull Photography, voyeurism and abject Modernism (Mikael Olsson on Bruno Mathsson’s house)

To me there’s no other choice – Raoul Wallenberg 1912-2012

Facing the Future – Innovation & Education (SI)

The image of Strindberg (Museum of Photography, Sthlm)

Innovative Sweden (SI)

2013

Dressing Swedish: From Hazelius to Salander (Mångkulturellt Centrum, Curator Dr Charlotte Hyltén- Cavallius & Dr. Lizette Gradén).

Memories of Stones - Åsa Nylén

The Enduring Designs of Josef Frank (Svenskt Tenn)

The Third Room (Sveriges Radio Unga + Maja Salomonsson)

United Stockholms of America - The Swedes Who Stayed - Charlie Bennett

100 MIGRATORY - Monica Edmundsson

Different Distances – Fashion Photography Goes Art (SI)

2014

Facing the Climate (SI)

Von Eckstedstka Gården photo exhibition (Värmland museum)

Future is a Long Story - Ingalena Klenell(Värmland Region)

Homeland – Ingalena Klenell

Imagine Art in Nature at Wanås, Sweden (Wanås Skulpturpark)

Umeå/Riga Textiles (Umeå Capital of Culture 2014)

2015

Moving a City: A cabinet of curiosities from Kiruna (White Architects)

Welcome Home  Family Room (IKEA)

Steps Forward: Facing the Arctic Climate (Polarforskning )

RYMD: A Swedish Space Odyssey (Riksutställningar)

Room for Children – Library (SI, Kulturhuset/Stadsteatern Sthlm)

The Saga of Ingrid Bergman (SI, Strandverket AB)

Ingrid Bergman – In Sweden! (SFI, AB Svensk Filmindustri)

2016

Next Level Craft - Aia Judes

Gender Equality - We've Come a long Way Haven't We? (SI)

Room for Children – Library & Art Studio (SI, Kulturhuset/Stadsteatern Sthlm)

Mats Ek – A Dance Rebel - Lesley Leslie-Spinks

Spirit of the Wild – Mattias Klum

Woodland Sweden – Sveriges arkitekter, Wingårdhs

VIKTIGT by Ingegerd Råman- IKEA

The Swedish Freedom of the Press Act Unfolded – (SI)

2017

Stories of Migration - Sweden Beyond the Headlines (SI)

Where the Children Sleep - Magnus Wennman (UNHCR)

Room for Children – Library & Art Studio (SI, Kulturhuset/Stadsteatern Sthlm)

Invincible Cities - David Molander

Black Thread - Linda Lasson 

Light as a Metaphor - Nancy Libson (Iceland)

Witnesses - Anna U Davis

2018

The Creative Nation: Swedish Music and Innovation (SI)

Reflections - Karin Broos

Bergman Moods & Images - Nina Sandström  &  Magnus Länje

Fanny & Alexander (Bergmansstiftelsen)

Room for Children - Library & Art Studio (SI, Kulturhuset/Stadsteatern Sthlm)

Studio 54 Forever - Hasse Persson

Ingmar Bergman and his Legacy in Fashion and Art (SI)

2019

Statements - Siri Berg

Urban Challenges (SI)

Children in the City - Little Library (SI)

Funky Town  - Håkan Lidbo

Swedish Dads - Johan Bävman

Glaciers - Ragnar Axelsson (RAX) Icelandic artist

After the Fact, Prozím! Tschechische Blumen and Fideikommission -Ann-Sofi Sidén

2020

Learning from Sweden - An Exhibition of Yale Urban Design Research (Chalmers University, Älvstranden AB)

Children's Room & Little Library (SI)

Smart Mobility – Taking Transportation into the Future (SI)

Papier - Bea Szenfeld and Stina Wirsén

Sustain Able Voices (Svensk Form, IKEA Museum)

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