The uncertainty one experiences as a viewer encountering the photographs and video works of Tova Mozard is related to the extent to which we are used to reading images and their contents. Mystery is a key element in her photographs together with the information that has been omitted. The sense of finding yourself in the middle of a story is striking. Although Mozard’s compositions are made up of decayed environments, film sets and bizarre characters making her photographs visually attractive, the viewer is left with a feeling that is both nostalgic and saturated.
Tova Mozard (born 1978 in Linköping) holds an MFA from Malmö Art Academy and has studied photography at UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions include Ladies’ Room, Los Angeles, 1646 Art Gallery, Hague, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, and Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm. In addition, Mozard has exhibited at Sven-Harrys konstmuseum, Stockholm, Scandinavia House, New York, Fullersta Gård, Moderna Museet, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Malmö Art Museum and Artipelag, Stockholm, Anthology Film Archives, New York, and Passagen Konsthall, Linköping.
Mozard has participated in numerous screenings and film festivals, e.g. CURTAS Vila do Conde, Visible Evidence Los Angeles, Stockholm Film Festival, Gothenburg Film Festival, and Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival. Mozard was awarded the “1 km Film”-award at the Stockholm Film Festival in 2019 and the Jury Honorary Mention at Tempo Short Awards in 2018. The Big Scene and Psychic have been nominated for Guldbagge Awards.
Tova Mozard’s work is included in the collections of Moderna Museet, Hasselblad Foundation, Malmö Art Museum, Public Art Agency Sweden and Norrköping Art Museum. Tova Mozard lives and works in Stockholm and Los Angeles.