Paulina Sandberg


sculpture/ installation
drawing My art practice inhabits the borderline of civilization and nature. Through the use of various media, most recently drawing video and painting, I search for a sense of wonder, something primal, in an exploration of contemporary man's relationship with nature. For my latest project I have turned to a more personal level of nature by looking at how we relate to our bodies - and more specifically: our stomachs.
bio/ cv Originally from Sweden, I moved to Scotland in 2000 to do a drawing and painting degree followed by a master course (Art, Space and Nature) at Edinburgh College of Art. Since graduating with MFA in 2005 I have exhibited in Scotland, UK, Ireland, France, Hungary, Sweden and USA. I am currently based in Edinburgh and Stockholm.
art related work

In 2007 I co-founded artist-run collaboration echo with Tonya McMullan and together with her curated a series of exhibitions and events between 2007 and 2009 in Edinburgh and Stockholm.

MFA Fine Art (Art Space and Nature) at Edinburgh College of Art 2003-2005
BA Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art 2000-2003
Gerlesborgsskolan School of Art, Stockholm Sweden 1999-2000
Birkagården School of Art, Stockholm, Sweden 1996-1998
Ethnology and Philosophy at Stockholm University, Sweden 1992-1993, 1994-1995
Residencies and Awards:
Edinburgh sculpture workshop micro-residency, 2010
Scottish arts council artist professional development grant, 2008
Scottish arts council curatorial practice grant, 2008
Royal scottish academy artist residency at Hospitalfields, Arbroath, 2007
EVAAC Edinburgh visual arts award 2007
August Ringnérs travel award, Sweden 2000
Gustav and Ida Unman painting award, Sweden, 1998
Solo Exhibitions:
2012 Blue Box Room, Annuale, Edinburgh.
Janus' Threshold II, Exchange Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
Janus' Threshold, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh.
Carpe Urtica Nocturne, Project Slogan residency, Aberdeen,.
Shrubbery, Total Kunst Gallery, Edinburgh.
Enclosure, Sleeper Gallery, Edinburgh.
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2014 Mutated Stars, Whitespace, Edinburgh
  The Oracle, Interviewroom11, Edinburgh
2013 Defcon Salon1, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh
2012 Sunshine & Precipitation, La Station, Nice, France
  Curious Pursuits, The Portico Library, Manchester.
2011 PRE-FIX performance event, Catalysts Arts, Belfast.
Give and Take, Lost Coast Cultural Mashine, California, USA
Give and Take, PS2, Belfast
Salon Vert, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh
Elephants at the Royal Standard, The Royal Standard, Liverpool
PreFix, Catalyst Arts, Belfast
CrossTalk video art festival, Budapest, Hungary
ECVP screenings at Kulturpalats (Berlin, Germany), Supermarket
(Stockholm, Sweden), CineDesign (Recife, Brazil)
Supermarket, Clarion Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden
Gledinbow, St. Margaret's House, Edinburgh
Research, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Starting Point, Point Hotel, Edinburgh
Member Show, Generator gallery, Dundee
Goldmember, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh
On Air, Institute of Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros, Hungary
OK Okay, St. Andews Museum, Kinburn House, St. Andrews
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop New Members Show, Gallery A1, Edinburgh
Art is note mute, Ersta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Textual Healing, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh
Embassy Annual Member Show, the Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh
Back Garden Biennale, Edinburgh
MFA Degree show, Edinburgh College of Art at Evolution House, Edinburgh
RSA Student show, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Dudelsack, Deutzer Brucke, Cologne, Germany
New Work, 1st year MFA, ECA Degree show at Evolution House, Edinburgh
Privacy – a Programme of Symposia, various venues, Edinburgh
(collaboration with ProtoAcademy, Olaf Nicolai and the Henry Moore Foundation)
RSA Student show, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Interrupted cadence, Waverly Car Park, Edinburgh
Out of Order, (outdoors) in Cowgate and at ProtoAcademy, Edinburgh
Gas works, Waverly Car Park, Edinburgh
Spaen, Deutzer Brucke, Cologne, Germany
Going Continental, Universitat für angewandte Kunst Wien, Austria
Marked Dark, (in a flat) Leith Walk, Edinburgh
  'Artist Relaxation Helpline' interactive performance for Catalyst Arts, Belfast 2011.
'Cabinet' - Limousine Bull Gallery art music and performance offsite event at the Tunnels
Aberdeen 2007 Video screening of The Revenge of the Red Squirrel.
Txt healing - performance at 'Textual Healing' at the Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh 2007.
A collaborative performance with Andy Brown.
  'e.g:' (2011), ed. King J., Kindler von Knobloch A., Beirne R., Noonan-Ganley J., Keogh S. & O'Haoda J. Exchange Gallery exhibition catalogue, Dublin.

‘Privacy’ (2006), ed. Nicolai O., Davies B. & Duval S., (published by Artist House, distribution: Revolver Books, Frankfurt).

  ISBN 0955187508/ ISBN 386588249
  ‘Dudelsack’ (2005), (Dudelsack/Primaprint; Köln). ISBN 1-904443-06-0
  ‘Going Continental’ (2002)  ed. Bielz G. & Merrington K.,  (GIFT/Wimbledon School of Art; London). ISBN 0948327154