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 recent projects, Molander’s interest in the history of visual depictions has influenced his digital collages where historical images are intertwined with photographs, creating a sense of the space and layers of time. His elaborate collages put emphasis on new relationships between visual traces of architecture, history, social environment and memory.

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 Graduate School of Design (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, Gothenburg City Museum, Kulturhuset, Färgfabriken, 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 Moderna Museet, 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.

Public commissions include the Tierp Rescue Station / Region Uppsala (2019), Huddinge Sjukhus / Region Stockholm (2015), and an installation at Life City, Hagastaden, Stockholm, commissioned by Atrium Ljungberg (to be inaugurated in 2022).

Press

2021
”Psykedeliska synvillor att låta sig förföras av”, Håkan Nilsson / SvD Read more…
”…en konstnärlig tolkning av Slussenprojektet, som ibland får motivet att försvinna i en drömsk abstraktion”, Dan Backman / SvD Read more… 

2019
”Den högsta umgängesformen”, Sinziana Ravini / Kunstkritikk Read more…

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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