Erik Thörnqvist (* 1994, Umeå, Sweden) lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Through sculpture and installation, Thörnqvist’s work delves into historical and fictional narratives to unearth how an idea takes a material form. The blurring of what is fixed or a collapse between fiction and fact is a point of departure in his practice. The work underscores this as a gradient of experiences and possibilities rather than polar opposites. Like taking a misstep or how the omission of narration leaves a space for something to be filled in.


2021 - 2023        MFA Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
2016 - 2019         BFA Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm  
2015 - 2016         Nordic Art School, Kokkola  

Solo Exhibitions

2024    (Forthcoming Nov) TBA, Luleå Konsthall

2022    Raumplanning on Vaseline Alley, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm
              Re-working the Victory Over the SunFinal Hot Desert, Utah

2021     Flight of Doves, (duo) Konstnärshuset, Stockholm

2019     K4 Galleri, Oslo

2015     Två, (duo) Galleri Syster, Luleå

Group Exhibitions

2023    Winter Show, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm
               I Saw it With My Own Hands, Skånes Konstförening, Malmö
               Downtown Issues II, Issues Gallery, Stockholm 
               Spelling Slipping Ellipsis, Lunds Konsthall, Lund
               Graduation Show MFA, Konstakademien, Stockholm 

2022    On the Verge, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm

2021    The Suggestive Body, Norrbotten County Art Museum, Kiruna

2020    Luleå Biennial, ’Time on earth’, Luleå
              Nuda: Terra, Stockholm
              What is fear?, TQAF, Thessaloniki
              Under the dome, Eric Ericsson Hallen, Stockholm

2019    Ekotop, Gävle Konstcentrum, Gävle
              Forget about life, Stockholm
               This way, Delfi, Malmö
              First Draft, Nuda/Detroit, Stockholm
              Hyper-terrestrial, Stockholm
              Graduation Show, Marabouparken, Stockholm
              Space Opera, Crum Heaven, Stockholm
              UTTRAN II, Rönninge, Stockholm
              Twelfth night, or what you will, Coyote, Stockholm

2018     Loungen, Konstnärshuset, Stockholm
              Island Life, Skeppsholmen Stockholm
              OPEN OUT, Tromsö
              Cityscapes, CICA Museum, Seoul
              Master Salon, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts, Antwerp
              Ingen Äger Tiden, Örebro Läns Museum, Örebro
              UTTRAN, Rönninge, Stockholm

2017     Spring show, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
              1st Year Exhibition, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm

2016     The Epicentrum of Everything, Galleri Syster, Stockholm

Public Art Commissions

2023    Sun Tree, Public commission, Uppsala SE.

2022    Rapport Norrbotniabanan, Public Art Agency, together with Anja Örn, Tomas Örn and Gideonsson/Londré.

2021     Plats för konst, Sketch proposal, Jokkmokk, SE.

2023    SOMA Summer, Tlaxcala, Mexico with support of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

2020    Swedish Lapland Air, Kiruna

2019     Berliner Sessions, via Resurscentrum för konst Norrbotten, Berlin

2024    Studio Grant, Stockholm City
2023    Konstakademien, Ragnar & Hilma Svenssons stipendiefond
              Luleå Kommun ateljéstipendium
              IASPIS, International Cultural Exchange Grant (Mexico City)
              Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse (Prague)
              Hähnels stipendiefond
2022    Stig Hedbergs stipendiefond
2021     Stiftelsen AAA
              Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse
              IASPIS, International Cultural Exchange Grant (Salt Lake City)
              Swedish Arts Grant Committee
2020    Swedish Arts Grant Committee
              Kulturstöd, Region Norrbotten
2019    Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse (Berlin)
              Kulturstöd, Region Norrbotten
2016    Nordic Art School’s student stipend


2021    Acclimatize, Symposium, Moderna Muséet, Stockholm

2019    Eco Trash, CUNTemporary, London

2018    BINNAR festival, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal
              MESH, Galleri CC, Malmö
              Bothnia Salon, Luleå Konsthall

2016    Hauskata kotivideot, Gigantti, Kokkola

Project Management

2024–    Art Consultant, acquisitions and public art, Stockholm Regional Council

Related Activities / Lectures / Workshops

2023   Miércoles de SOMA, CLAUSURA SOMA SUMMER, Mexico City
2023   SOMA Open House, Hacienda Xalostoc, Tlaxco
2022   Panel discussion, Norrbotniabanan, Public Art Agency, Stockholm
2022   Workshop, Funbo School
2021    1 day of lecture and studio visits at Gerlesborgskolan, Stockholm Dec
2021    Tutor, Galleri Lillasyster
2021    Artist talk, Galleri Lillasyster
2020   Artwork for Yung Lean, My Agenda & Boy life in Eu, Starz album
2020   Tutor, AC-BD, Konstfrämjandet Västerbotten
2019    Artist talk, Luleå Konsthall
2018    Set design for Sophie Vukovic’s short film ’Modersmjölk’
2018    Graphic design for Björn Elgerd’s screen play ’Trovärdighet’
2018    1 day of studio visits at Gerlesborgskolan, Stockholm April 
2018    1 day of studio visits at Gerlesborgskolan, Stockholm Dec

Commission of Trust

2024–    Board member, Havremagasinet Länskonsthall