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My artistic practice revolves around photographic archives and collections. A returning theme is collective behavior in relation to our surrounding and environment. How we stage and interact with different spaces as well as objects, and how we give them emotional, political and ideological meanings in and through photography. The photographs in an archive or collection often have no beginning or end, but they exist in layers. When moving in-between these layers, norms and structures emerge, but also veins of emotion and sudden affects. These aspects co-play and turn “seeing” and ideas of how to see into a complex framework. 

What happens when one allows oneself to get immersed in a selected historical photographic material – visually, emotionally, intellectually? This is what I am interested to investigate through my work and practice. I work project-oriented, and I often use somewhat divergent visual expressions in my work. The common thread is the type of material that I usually work with and how I approach it.


Lars Dyrendom b. 1981, Thisted, Denmark



2017-2020 The MFA Program in Photography, Valand Academy 

University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden


2011-2013 Program of International Culture Project Management 

Kulturverkstan, Gothenburg, Sweden


2009-2011 1 Year MA, The Histories of the Photographic Image: Image, Theory, 

Research. University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden


2008-2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, School of Photography 

University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden


2007 Fatamorgana – Photography School Copenhagen, Denmark


2005-2006 1st year of BA (Hons) in Photography 

Blackpool and the Fylde College, Lancaster University, Blackpool, England


2005 Art and Photography, Vraa Folk High School, Vraa, Denmark

Solo Exhibitions


2023 Polar Beares and all That Other Scary Shit out there, Galleri KC  Gothenburg, SE

2022 Spökben, geggamoja och Havets alla bubblor, Torslandas bibliotek, Gothenburg, SE

2021 Frölundas Modiga Monster Ser Skogen Och Alla Träd, Frölunda Kulturhus Gothenburg, SE 

2021 GL/DK project Futures Nordic Talents, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhargen DK

2020 Hur Skulle Det Vara Då? BOKSKÅPET Barn-& Ungdombokhandel, Gothenburg, SE 

2019 #Projektprata, Frölunda Kulturhus, Gothenburg, SE

2019 Wind and Mountains, Konsthal Nord, with Tina Umer Aalborg, DK 

2019 White Follows Wind, The Secret Door, with Christine Sjöberg Gothenburg, SE 

2018 New Nordic landscapes, Galleri Rotor2, Gothenburg, SE

2017 Bygga ny vy Frölunda Kulturhus Gothenburg, SE

2017 __________ Galleri Rotor2 Gothenburg, SE

2016 Vinden kan man ikke få se, Gallery Spacio, Ljungskile, SE

2015 100 fortællinger, Vendsyssel Historiske Museum, Hjørring, DK

2014 Vit följer vind / Hvid følger vind, Dalarnas Museum, SE

2013 Time in the Stream, Gothenburg Habour, GIBCA Extended. Gothenburg, SE

2013 White Follows Wind, Kirsten Kjær Museum, Thisted, DK

2011 10 Photographers, Galleri Monitor, Gothenburg, SE


Group Exhibitions        


2023 Photo books by Futures Photography Tbilisi Photo Festival Georgia

2023 Folkstaden Allmänna Vägen 2B Gothenburg, SE


2022 Isbjørn, Til Vægs - Lundtoftegade Copenhagen DK

2022 Konst ambulanse Kronehuset Gbg

2022 Visage(s) d’Europe Le blanc suit le vent. CENTQUATRE-PARIS Paris, Fr

2022 Inexistent Books 5 at Aula46 Barcelona, SP

2021 PERCEIVING LANDSCAPE, International Association of Photography and Theory, KORAI Project Space, Nicosia, CY

2021 Isbjørn Self-published photobooks, Photobook Week Aarhus, Aarhus DK

2021 Isbjerg,  Яeclaim Award, Cologne, Germany 

2021 Isbjørn bibliotek 2x2 Väveriet i Uddebo

2021 FOR SURE,  Verksmiðjan, Hjalteyri, Iceland 

2021 INEXISTENT BOOKS 4 PrintRoom, Rotterdam, NL


2020 Hur Skulle Det Vara Då? BOKSKÅPET Barn-& Ungdombokhandel, Gothenburg, SE 

2020 VOLUMES 2020 Art Publishing Days open call Kunsthalle Zürich, CH

2020 INEXISTENT BOOKS 2 at I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel CH

2020 INEXISTENT BOOKS 1 at CV Books, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, CH

2020 We’ve been sent a strange sign, Landskrona Foto Landskrona ,SE

2020 Ugot Distance, web-based grad show,

2020 Collapse of a Mass, Galleri Duerr, Stockholm, SE

2020 Tid för egna tankar, The Secret Door, Göteborg

2020 Collapse of a Mass, Galleri Duerr, Stockholm, SE

2019 Don’t Pass Me By, Galleri Format, Malmö, SE

2019 The Great Elastic, WIP Konsthall, Stockholm, SE

2018 Rest Assured in Unknown Places, Galleri Format, Malmö, SE

2018 Out of the Book & into the Wild. Galleri Rotor2 Gothenburg, SE

2017 Göteborgs bildverkstad jubileum. Gothenburg, SE

2015 Handplockat, Galleri TYS, Copenhagen, DK

2014 Handplockat, Projektrummet, Oslo, NO

2014 Handplockat, Galleri Format, Malmö, SE

2013 Common Roof exhibition by Marjetica Potrc (photographic contribution), 

Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg, SE

2012 New Nordic Photography, Härnösands Konstförening, Härnösand, SE

Book and zines 


2023 Feed it to the others. Riso printet Zine 100 copys Two of two

2023 So we Shoot the worst dog. Riso printet Zine 100 copys on of two

2023 Peter Freuchens private servant on the 5 Thule-exp. Dummy book

2022 Spökben, geggamoja och havets alla bubblor 978-91-527-2906-9, 500 ex MaLa färlag Gothenburg, SE. 

2021 GL/DK projekt vol 2 16 p. Self-published 1000 ex. Gothenburg, SE. 

2021 GL/DK projekt vol 1 16 p. Self-published 1000 ex. Gothenburg, SE. 

2021 Frölundas Modiga Monster Ser Skogen Och Alla Träd ISBN: 9789198240139 600 ex. Gothenburg, SE. 

2020 Isbjörn Self-published 50 ex. ISBN-13: 978-3-907251-21-8, Gothenburg, SE

2020 Hur skulle det vara då Tre busiga berättelser av barn för barn,

ISBN: 978-9-198240-12-2 edition of 600 ex. Gothenburg, SE. 

2019 American Sights, Edition Taube, edition of 300 ex, 

DE ISBN 978-3-945900-42-0

2017 Sold out - Looking at Looking at Landscapes, Materialsammlung, Riso 50 ex. Zurich Switzerland

2015 Ronja asked for my camera, when she saw the photographs. 

Artist book in 3 copies. Gothenburg, SE

2015 Plutten Venner, Lykken og Ballade. ISBN: 9789198240191 

edition of 300. DK. 

2013 Handplockat- på utflykter i bildarkivet. ISBN: 9789197982221. 

Förlag 284, Gothenburg, SE. 




2021  Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum about books an my backgrund Link 

2021 Futures-photography Link

2021 HYBRIDS Futures group publication, Amsterdam NL

2012 Ung Dansk Fotografi 2012/2013. Catalogue, Copenhagen, DK

2012 New Nordic Photography. Catalogue, Gothenburg, SE

2021 HYBRIDS Futures group publication, Amsterdam NL


2012 Ung Dansk Fotografi 2012/2013. Catalogue, Copenhagen, DK

2012 New Nordic Photography. Catalogue, Gothenburg, SE




2023 Hasselblad Foundation Photo Book Grants 2023

2023 Two years, Arbetsstipendium Konstnärsnämnden

2022 Arbetsstipendium Västra Götaland regionen

2022 Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse

2022 Wilhelm & Martina Lundgrens Understödsfond 

2021 Mobility funding Nordic Culture Point

2021 Arbetsstipendium Konstnärsnämnden

2019 OPSTART, Culture Contact Nord

2018 Adlerbertska 

2017 Stiftelsen aaa

2016 Stiftelsen Karin och Ernst August Bångs Minne

2016 Kulturbryggan

2014 Nordic Culture Point (cooperation project)

2014 Danish Arts Council 

2014 Helge Ax:on Johnsons Stiftelse

2013 Danish Arts Council

2013 The Swedish Art Grant Committee

2013 Otto och Charlotte Mannheimers Fond

2012 Letterstedtska Föreningen (cooperation project)




2021 Project manager  Franzine projekt Centrum för fotografi Väster Götaland region

2020 Project manager pre-study Centrum för fotografi Väster Götaland region

2015- Project manager, Göteborgs bildverkstad

2016- New Swedish Art History for children by children project, SE

2016 Min röst, photograpic project and exhibitions with youth refugees, 

Gothenburg, SE

2016 Commission: Art installation in preschool. A collaboration with Sven Drobnitza. 

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