Agnes Thor, born in 1986 in Sweden, is an artist, working with photography as her main medium. 

She often turns to nature as a subject, as well as translating emotions and memories in to photographs. She has a strong interest in the space between the tactile and the sublime; and although she often photographs the world around her, she never claims to document the world as it is, rather opening up the interpretation to the viewer. 

She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from School of Photography at Gothenburg University and her work has been exhibited in Sweden, the US and several European countries. In 2010 UK publisher Mörel Books released her first monograph Aurora Borealis, and her second monograph, As The River Runs was published by Blackbook Publications in 2016. 

She is currently working on an ongoing series about horses, as well as her lifelong work La Mort La Vie, which investigates perspectives and thoughts of life and death. 

Agnes Thor shares her time between Stockholm, Sweden and New York, US, currently with her home base in Stockholm. 

 

CV


Monographs
2015
As the river runs, Blackbook Publications, Sweden
2011
Mad Rush, Kaugummi Books, France
Pleasure First, Young Healers, Canada
2010
Aurora Borealis, Mörel Books, UK

Education
BA Photography, School of Photography, Gothenburg University, Sweden 2007- 2010
Art Photography, Fotoskolan, Gamleby, Sweden 2006- 2007
BA (Hons) Photography, Blackpool and the Fylde College, UK, 2005- 2006

Solo Exibithions:
2014
Örebro Photo - Anckarsvärds Magasin, Örebro, Sweden, Loose reins
2013
Black Door Gallery, Örebro, Sweden, La Mort La Vie
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, New York, US, La Mort La Vie

2012
Kumla Utställningshall, Kumla, Sweden, At Dawn
2011
Scandinavian Grace, Woodstock, US, Blissful Causes
Strängnäs Domkyrka, Sweden, Ungdomens Lov (collaboration w. Magnus Westerborn)
Nikolaikyrkan, Örebro, Sweden, Ungdomens Lov (collaboration w. Magnus Westerborn)
Off The Hook Gallery, Montreal, Canada, Pleasure First
2010
Two little birds, Gothenburg, Sweden
2009
The Emporium Gallery, Montreal, A place of one's own
Rotor2, Gothenburg, Sweden, Preview of A place of one's own
2005
County Museum, Örebro, Sweden

Group Exibithions

2017
Visual Diaries / Girls
Despensa PAMPA
2016

The Photobook Exhibitions, Athens Photo Festival, Greece
Vårsalong, Vallgatan 12, Göteborg, Sweden
The garden wonders, Anckarsvärds Magasin, Örebro, Sweden


2014
Kulturhaus Palazzo, Basel, Switzerland, The Louder
Downstairs at Mother, London, UK, Visual Diaries/Girls


2013
Jane Hotel, New York, US, Lose/You
Rats, Berlin, Germany, Customs
Signal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, US, Blog/reblog
7 Dunham, Brooklyn, NY, US, Limits of Desire

2012
Museum Belvédère, Groningen, The Netherlands, Terra Cognita
Vitabergsparken, Stockholm, Sweden, Planket
Watadfac Gallery, Madrid, Spain, Visual Diaries/Girls
Galleri Detroit, Stockholm, Sweden, Corso nr 3
Forgetus Collective, Toronto, Canada, Something, Romanticized
Bryggeriet, Nora, Sweden, Konstdrag
RAS GALLERY, Barcelona, Spain, Visual Diaries/Girls
CLIC Gallery, New York, US, Wild & Innocent

2011
Capricious/ Oo Gallery, O+ Festival, Kingston, NY, US, Between You and Me
Interurban Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, 01 exhibition
XL Art Space/ Indian Summer, Helsinki, Finland, Gaze
Bryggeriet, Nora, Sweden, Selected Walls
Wandering Bears at Margate Photo Festival, Margate, UK, Sunny Side Up
PS Art Space, Vienna, Austria, Visual Diaries/Girls
New York Photo Festival/ Smack Mellon, New York, US, New York Did It to Me
Galerie Stephanie Bender, München, Germany, Visual Diaries/Girls
Galleri Kocks, Stockholm, Sweden, Hunt (Konstkollektivet Corso)
Capricious Space, New York, US, The Show Must Go On
Victor Wynd Fine Art Gallery, London, UK, Nofound to New Documents
Spacer/Villa Pacri, New York, US, Upstate Memory

2010
Trikåfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden, Konstkollektivet Corso: introduktion
Levi’s Photo Workshop, New York, US, New Work, New York
Galleri Box, Göteborg, Sweden, Still Lives
Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, Sweden, New Nordic Photography
Röda Sten, Göteborg, Sweden, Clouds of witness

2009
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Galleri Monitor/ School of Photography, Gothenburg, Sweden, Spring Exibithion
MAQS Lawfirm, Gothenburg Sweden
Svenska Mässan, Gothenburg, Sweden, Photo Fair 2009
Queen and Shaw, Toronto, Bad Day Magazine Opening Party

2008
Dumbo, The New York Photo Festival, New York, NY, Tiny Vices,
Galleri Monitor/ School of Photography, Gothenburg, Sweden Spring Exibithion
Röda Sten, Gothenburg, Sweden, Open Call

2007
The Emporium Gallery, Montreal, Heavy Metal In Baghdad
La Esquina Gallery, Kansas City, MO, Tiny Vices
White Flag Projects, St Louis, Missouri
Museum of Work, Norrköping, Sweden,
Primo Piano Living Gallery, Lecce, Italy
Gallery Monitor, Gothenburg, Sweden, Private/Public

2006
E 3 Gallery, Group show, New York
AOP Gallery, London, UK, AOP Student Awards Exibithion

Awards and grants
Work grant from Swedish Author Fund, 2016

Work grant from Swedish Artist Fund, 2015
Edward and Sally Van Lier Fellowship, 2012
Work grant from Swedish Author Fund, 2011
Otto and Charlotte Mannheimer Fellowship, 2010
Adolf Lindgren Fellowship, 2009
Merit, AOP Student Awards, 2006

Residencies
Brush Creek foundation for the Arts, Saratoga, Wyoming, 2015
Snug Harbor, Staten Island, New York City, 2012

Collections
Represented in Hasselblad Foundation and Private Collections in Europe and US

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All images © Agnes Thor 2006-2016