David Molander

David Molander works with digital photo- and film collages and animation. He collects documentary material of urban environments, consisting of hundreds of photos and film clips that he dissects and reconstructs into large still- or moving images, somewhere between documentation and fiction. Molander cuts open interiors, samples streetlights, stitches together pavements and gathers parts of the city that although closely linked, seldom meet. In his new project, Elfenbenstornen, Molander works with collages from historical art works which have been digitally transformed into multilayered compositions. His work puts emphasis on new relationships between visual traces of architecture, social environment, communication, living memory and the humans within it.

David Molander (b. 1983) graduated from the School of Photography at Gothenburg University in 2010. In addition, he has studied film and photography at Harvard University. Over the past years, Molander has received several awards and scholarships: the Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University (2016), the Beckers Artist Grant (2014), Hasselblad Foundation’s Victor Fellowship and the Location One Residency (2011) and Vinunic Art Prize (2011).

In addition, his work has been shown at Gothenburg Art Museum, Färgfabriken, Gothenburg City Museum, Kulturhuset, Fotografiska, Arkitekturmuseum/Museum of Architecture and Design, Hasselblad Center, Stockholm City Museum, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Boston, Storefront for Art and Architecture and Julie Saul Gallery, New York, and Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne. David Molander is represented in Beckers Art Collection, Gothenburg Art Museum, Hasselblad Foundation, Stockholm Art Council, Åmell’s Collection and in private collections in Sweden, United Kingdom, Switzerland and USA.

Press

2015
Kameran målar fram osynliga städer”, Joanna Persman / SvD Read more…
”Molander går på jakt efter stadens själ”, Birgitta Rubin / DN Read more…
”David Molander på Cecilia Hillström Gallery”, Anders Olofsson / Konsten.net Read more…

2014
”Den moderna staden i en komplex kropp…”, Joanna Persman / SvD Read more…
”David Molander på Färgfabriken…”, Anders Olofsson / Konsten.net Read more…

Exhibitions

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