Lina Jaros, b. 1981, live and work in Stockholm, Sweden


2004-2009 Royal University College of Fine Arts,Stockholm
2006-2007 Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design, London     

Solo Exhibitions

2012 “Interior Autumn” KAZ Galleri, Västerås
2011 “Beyond the Walls” Galleri Pictura, Lund
2010  “Beyond the Walls” BookshopProjectspace, Seydisfjördur, Iceland

2010 “Heavy Rain” Odenplan Subway Station, Stockholm
2008 "Flamingo Land" Degree show, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm
2007 "The Crooked Surgeon" Galleri Mejan, Stockholm
2006 ”The Visitor” Löfstad Castle, Norrköping
2005 ”Representations” Galleri Tungan, Kulturhuset, Stockholm

Group Exhibitions

2012 “Exhibition of Contemporary Art” Gallery Santa Teresa, Fano, Italy
2012  “Flower” Västerås Konstmuseum,Västerås

2011 “Arts En Val De Loing” Grez-sur-Loing, France
2010  “The Grass Will Be Greener”

2010 "The Spring Salon" Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm
2009 "Other Worlds" Mjellby Konstmuseum, Halmstad
2009 "Other Worlds" Skövde Konsthall, Skövde
2009 "The Fence" Vitabergsparken, Stockholm
2009 "New Nordic Photography" Hasselblad Center,Gothenburg
2009 "Springshow" Degree show, RoyalSwedish Academyof Fine Arts, Stockholm
2008 "In Fragments" Ada Street Gallery, London
2008  "Moving - Clarion Art Film Festival"Clarion Hotel, Stockholm
2008 "Loop Videofestival", Barcelona
2007 ”Ex-Archive” KKH, Old Swedish Archive, Stockholm
2007 ”Oooooh!” CSM School of Art & Design, London                      
2007 "Students Exhibition" ByamShaw Schoolof Art, London         
2006 ”Lina Jaros & Eva Arnqvist” Center For Photography, Stockholm
2006 ”The Spring Salon” Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm
2005 ”Springshow” Galleri Mejan, Stockholm
2005 ”Aurafilm” Aura Artists Association, Lund
2004  ”KKH Opening Exhibition” Galleri Mellanrummet,Stockholm
2003 ”What is art?” Designstudio S, Stockholm


2012 One-year working grant, Swedish Arts Grants Commitee
2012  Västerås Municipality Culture Grantfor Art

2010 Skaftfell Center of Visual Arts residency grant, Seydisfjördur, Iceland
2009 Gerhard & Peggy Bonniers grant
2007 Sten, Stellan och Märta Hähnels fund                       
2006 Gustaf & Ida Unmans Donation fund                       
2006 Hasselblad Foundation residency grant, Grez-sur-Loing, France


Stockholms Läns Landsting
Västerås Konstmuseum

Landstinget Gävleborg
Hasselblad Center

Landstinget Västmanland
Private Collections

Artist Statement

In my art I let large format photographyconverge with installation and scenography. The photographic motifs consists ofdistorted environments which I design and construct for the camera, where thecentral themes are perception of nature and the everyday, uncommon spectaclesand the collision between real and staged environments. The main area ofinvestigation is human perception and definitions of physical space. Throughenvironmental distortions I explore how we define a surrounding as normal,natural and authentic. Using photography as an instrument I investigate the psychologyconnected to ambiguity and the circumstances under which we doubt anenvironment and its contents, or categorize it as strange or incomprehensible.I take interest in appearances of common space, the illusory and knowledge oftruth. Through scenes bordering between the absurd and the realistic I want togenerate hesitation and questions about credibility of the motif, challenge theordinary and general definitions of everyday surroundings, and investigate ourability to let go of logical thinking concerning images.

Using Format