Born 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden  

Carola Björk´s work could perhaps be described as conceptual archaeology. Or, a close-to-the-body practice that takes an interest in remains, impressions of various kinds; heritage. Her expressions are photography, sculpture, painting, ready mades. It varies. Just like the materials she uses also vary. In early adolescence Carola lost contact with her mother, a separation that lasted for many years and influenced a fundamental need to understand the impact of a close relationship. Within her practice Carola reason around memory, care and emptiness.


2022 MA The Theory of Practical Knowledge, Södertörn University, Stockholm 
2020 BA Continental Philosophy, Södertörn University, Stockholm
2019 MFA, Konstfack, Stockholm
2016 Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo
2014 Öland Art School, Öland

Guest lectures | Conference presentations
Photographing stabilize inner emotional chaos and create resilience. Scientific poster at ”Avenues of Hope and The Power of Art”, the 22nd Nordic Art Therapy Conference in Elverum, Norway, 9-12th of June 2024

Lite-writing as a way to get in touch with emptiness. Oral presentation at ”Memory and Trauma International Conference” with London Center for Interdiciplinary Research. England, London. 3rd of December 2023

Photographing stabilize inner emotional chaos and create resilience. Scientific poster presented at the “International Conference on Art and Health” at MAAT — Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology. Portugal, Lisbon. (upcoming) 10th of November 2023

My life making art. Guest lecture on a personal process: the interconnection between everyday life events and art making. Department of Fine Arts – Painting Major (third-year students), Tokyo Zokei University. Japan. 25th of April 2019

How to be living. Guest lecture on the relationship between Japanese Buddhist philosopher Daisetz Suzuki and the Western philosophy existentialism. Department of Fine Arts (all master degree students), Tokyo Zokei University. Japan. 25th of April 2019

Selected exhibitions
2024 (upcoming solo) Itoshima, Japan
2023 Sensommarsalong, Hägerstensåsens Medborgarhus. Stockholm, Sweden
2023 Residency closing exhibition, Galeria PADA. Lisbon, Portugal
2023 Stockholm Culture Night, Stora Sköndals kyrka. Sweden
2022 Artists at work, The International Cultural Center (NICC). Antwerpen, Belgium
2022 KP 2022, Kunsthal Aarhus. Denmark
2021 Hjorten Sculpture Park 2021. Stockholm, Sweden
2019 Reason-able Things, MFA solo show Konstfack. Stockholm, Sweden
2019 Nameless (installation). Konstfack Degree show. Stockholm, Sweden
2018 Rabbit holes, Platform Gallery. Stockholm, Sweden
2017 Elegy over self, BFA solo show Konstfack. Stockholm, Sweden
2017 SPRING17, Kunsthal Aarhus. Denmark 
2017 This Room, Galleri Majkens. Stockholm, Sweden
2017 Konstfack Degree show 2017. Stockholm, Sweden
2017 Stockholm Culture Night, ARTTEN. Sweden
2016 Tweed + Into the Valley 2016. Rättvik, Sweden 
2016 KP 2016, Kunsthal Aarhus. Denmark 
2015 Art Future/Future Signs, KUNO. Riga, Lettland 
2015 OpenArt 2015. Örebro, Sweden 
2015 Det vi ännu tror oss kunna benämna, CFF. Stockholm, Sweden 
2015 The Visitors, Km of Sculpture. Voru, Estonia
2015 Hide and seek, Galerija Hladilnica. Maribor, Slovenia
2014 Öland Art School Degree show 2014, Kalmar Museum of Art. Kalmar, Sweden 
2007 Vårsalongen, Liljevalchs. Stockholm, Sweden

2024 (upcoming) Studio Kura. Japan, October
2023 PADA Studios. Portugal, May-June
2020 BKN. Sweden, November
2017 Arteles Creative Center (Back to Basics). Finland, June

2024 Ettårigt arbetsstipendium, Konstnärsnämnden
2024 Ateljéstipendium, Stockholms stads kulturförvaltning
2023 Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation
2022 Internationellt utbyte/ resebidrag, Konstnärsnämnden
2020 Japanstiftelsen
2019 Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation
2017 Nordic Culture Point
2016 Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation
2015 Kuno, Mobility Support
2015 KoS, Mobility Support

2023 Det evigt pyrande
2022 The accursed intellect
2020 In-between Bodies
2019 About body-building
2015 Anatomiskt nu