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
2020 MA Art Therapy, Bildterapi Institutet Niarte, Brevens bruk
2019 MFA, Konstfack, Stockholm
2016 Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo
2014 Öland Art School, Öland

2023 Det evigt pyrande. Zendo magazine. Fellingsbro, Sweden
2022 The accursed intellect
2020 In-between Bodies
2019 About body-building
2015 Anatomiskt nu. Paperpals: analog brevväxling, #003. London, England

2023 Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation
2022 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

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

Guest lectures | Conference presentations
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) Itoshima, Japan
2023 Sensommarsalong Hägerstensåsens Medborgarhus. Stockholm, Sweden
2023 Galeria PADA, Lisbon, Portugal
2023 Stora Sköndals kyrka (Stockholm Culture night). Sweden
2022 The International Cultural Center (NICC). Antwerpen, Belgium
2022 KP Kunsthal Aarhus. Denmark
2021 Hjorten Sculpture Park. Stockholm, Sweden 
2019 Konstfack Degree show. Nameless. Stockholm, Sweden
2019 Gallery Konstfack. Reason-able Things (MFA degree show). Stockholm, Sweden
2017 Konstfack Degree show. Stockholm, Sweden
2017 ARTTEN (Stockholm Culture Night). Sweden
2017 Gallery Konstfack. Elegy over self (BFA degree show). Stockholm, Sweden
2017 SPRING17 Kunsthal Aarhus. Denmark
2016 Into the Valley. Rättvik, Sweden
2016 KP Kunsthal Aarhus. Denmark
2015 KUNO. Riga, Lettland
2015 OpenArt. Örebro, Sweden
2015 CFF. Stockholm, Sweden
2015 Km of Sculpture. Voru, Estonia
2015 Galeria Hladifnica. Maribor, Slovenia
2015 KP Kunsthal Aarhus. Denmark
2014 Kalmar Museum of Art. Kalmar, Sweden
2007 Liljevalchs. Stockholm, Sweden
2006 House of Photography. Stockholm, Sweden