Kristina Matousch b. 1974


Using a broad range of different techniques, Kristina Matousch challenges the viewer by using seemingly mundane items and transforming them to objects of desire, violence and force, at the same time alluding to tactility and intimacy. In sculpture, performance and painting, Matousch manages to intertwine slick surfaces, sharp edges and perfectly cut-out openings with aspects which may be perceived as bodily and messy. Her process is often physical, leaving traces of the actual performance in the making. By adding a violent intensity to everyday objects, Matousch’s work follows in the tradition of minimalistic art, transforming it to a distinctly personal statement.


Kristina Matousch (b. 1974) is based in Långasand and Malmö, Sweden. She holds an MFA from Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. Her work has been shown at Spritmuseum, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, ISSUE Project Room, New York, Trondheim kunstmuseum, Kalmar konstmuseum, Lunds konsthall, Norrköpings Konstmuseum and Moderna Museet. Recent solo exhibitions include Skissernas museum, Lund, Cecilia Hillström Gallery, Stockholm, Fullersta Gård, Stockholm, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel, Galleri Riis, Galleri Thomas Wallner and Trelleborg Museum. Matousch’s public artworks include Life City / Atrium Ljungberg, Hagastaden, Stockholm, Piece of Mind, Änglandskolan, Örebro, The Belt, Medborgarplatsen, Stockholm, Stream, NKS Nya Karolinska Sjukhuset, Stockholm,Pizza Box, Hagalundskolan, Dalby, Uranus at Karolinska Institutet, Solna and Depths of Time, Hyllie station, Malmö. Furthermore, she is represented in the collections of Moderna Museet, Malmö Konstmuseum, Borås Konstmuseum, Public Art Agency Sweden, and Bonnier Art Collection.