56th Venice Biennale
Pavilion of Sweden
Solo exhibition in the Arsenale.
9 May-22 November 2015
Lina Selander is one of Sweden’s most innovative moving image artists. Her films and installations often focus on junctures in history where a system or physical place collapses and something new begins to emerge; the narrative of mechanical cinema giving way to that of digital video, or a political or economic system plummeting into a new one. Her works revolve around images as memories, imprints and representations. Selander’s process is similar to that of the scientist or poet. Each work constitutes a dense archive of facts and observations, occasionally in dialogue with other films, works of art or literature. The precise, rhythmic editing and use of sound in her films generate a unique temporality and strong internal pressure, and take intuitive leaps between associations and meanings.
Lina Selander was born in 1973 in Stockholm, where she still lives and works. The Moderna Museet’s curator for the exhibition of Lina Selander in Venice is Lena Essling, and the commissioner is Ann-Sofi Noring.
Lina Selander, 2014 Foto: Albin Dahlström/Moderna Museet