CAROLA GRAHN Biography
Born 1982 in Jokkmokk, Sweden
Based in New York and Jokkmokk, Sápmi

EDUCATION
2013 Master of Fine Art, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
2011 Bachelor of Fine Art, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
2008 Graphic design and Typography, Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm
2007 School of Photography Gamleby (Fotoskolan Gamleby), Gamleby
2004 Peace and Conflict Studies, Lund University, Lund
2004 Film Technology (Filmteknikerutbildning), Kalix Folkhögskola, Kalix

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2018
In Dialogue, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
In Dialogue, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, Canada
2017
London Literature Festival/ Nordic Matters, Southbank Centre, London, UK
Sámi Suhttu/ Samisk vrede [Sami Rage], Kulturrådets årskonferanse, Oslo, Norway
In Dialogue, Art Museum University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
noe beveger seg sakte i en annen retning, Kunsthall Trondheim, Trondheim, Norway
Maadteraahkas döttrar [Maadteraahka’s daughters], Uppsala Kommun, Uppsla
Du som jeg, Sámi Dáiddaguovddáš/ Sami Center of Contemporary Art, Karasjok, Norway
Museums on Fire, Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), Oslo, Norway
Show me Color, TRÅANTE, Trondheim, Norway
Show me Color, IKT, Tromsö, Norway
2016
Salón International de Arte Indígena Manuel Quentín Lame, Popayán, Colombia
Art Ii Biennale 5, Kauppila, Finland
One as Another, Havremagasinet, Boden, Sweden
Sieidi, Markomeannu, Evenes, Norway
2015
Samisk Vrede, Markomeannu, Evenes, Norway
Becoming by Recalling, Passagen Konsthall, Linköping, Sweden
Horizon of Me(aning), Small Projects, Tromsö, Norway
2014
Art Edition 2014, Hangaram Art Museum of Seoul Arts Center, South Korea
The 3rd Photospectrum: Sweden / The Photographer – A Social History of Photography, Gallery Jinsun, Seoul, South Korea
Vidderna ropa, Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden (solo)
2013
To be defined, Centrum för Fotografi (CFF), Stockholm
24 spaces, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö
Royal Institute of Art Spring Exhibition, Stockholm
Master Degree Solo Exhibition, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm (solo)
2012
Chapter 3: Performance, An eavning about Photography and Research, Centrum för Fotografi, Stockholm
Native Moving Images – Challeging steriotypes, Konstnärshuset, Stockholm
Fittja Open by Botkyrka Konsthall, Fittja, Stockholm
2011
Corso No. 3, Detroit Gallery, Stockholm
HUNT, Kocksgalleriet, Stockholm
Powerplay + The Agreement, Stockholm Universitet, Stockholm (solo) - Curated by Elina Suoyrjö
2010
Introduction CORSO, Trikåfabriken, Stockholm
Screening, Berlin Studio, Berlin, Germany
The Gender Issue, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm (solo)
Spring Exhibition Royal Institute of Art, Konstakademin Stockholm
2009
Don’t let No break me down, Royal Institute of Art, Stocholm (solo)
You are the stranger here, Royal Institute of Art, Stocholm (solo)
Siellu Born in Sápmi, Vilhelmina Art Association, Vilhelmina (solo)
2008
Leva i två världar, Stadshuset, Kiruna
- Norrköpings Stadsmuseum, Norrköping
- Kulturhuset Blå Stället, Angered
2007
Siellu Born in Sápmi, Västerbottens Museum, Umeå (solo)
2006
From the Polar to the Valley, TCG Nordica, Kunming Kina
Samernas nationaldagsfirande, Skansen, Stockholm
Siellu Born in Sápmi, Norrbottens Museum, Luleå (solo)
- Humanitetens Hus, Malmö (solo)
- Upplands Museum, Uppsala (solo)
2005
Siellu Born in Sápmi, Kulturhuset/Lava, Stockholm (solo)

WRITING / EDITING
Guest editor for Hjärnstorm’s theme edition Samisk vrede (with Sigbjørn Skåden, 2017)
Essay for Afterall Magazine Issue 44 (Okt 2017)

GRANTS
2017 Byggnads Kulturstipendium
2015 One-year working grant, Konstnärsnämnden
2015 Helge Ax:on Johnsons stiftelse
2014 Iaspis International Exchange Grant
2014 Nancy and Andrew Wiswell Scholarship
2014 Stockholms stads ateljéstöd
2013 Helge Ax:on Johnsons stiftelse
2013 EE-medel, Royal Institute of Art
2012 Wilhelm Smiths stipendium
2010 Anders Sandrews stipendium
2010 EE-medel, Royal Institute of Art
2009 Wilhelm Smiths stipendium
2005 Norrbottens Läns Landsting kulturbidrag
2005 Sametingets projektbidrag
2005 Jokkmokks Kommun, KUPP - kultur och uplevelseutveckling
2005 Sparbanken Nord, Framtidsbanken projektbidrag

Co-founder of Sámi Girl Gang #sámigirlgang with Silje Figenschou Thoresen
Chairman of Stockholm Sami Association (2014 – 2015)

Represented at the Iaspis Archive Stockholm and Statens Konstråd