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Annika Larsson

Annika Larsson, Professor of introduction into artistic working methods

Annika Larsson is a Swedish artist, working mainly with film and video. Her works have been widely shown internationally, at institutions including Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel; Fundacion la Caixa, Barcelona; Le Magasin, Grenoble; Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg; ICA-Institute of Contemporary Art, London; ZKM Karlsruhe; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; S.M.A.K., Gent and Musac, Lyon. She has participated in biennials such as 49th Venice Biennial, 8th Istanbul Biennial, and 6th Shanghai Biennial, among others. Larsson lives and works in Berlin.

2000 M.F.A., Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm

Selected Solo Exhibitions (since 2010):
2017 Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Berlin
2015 Blue, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm
2014 Introduction, MACRO, Rome
2012 Animal, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm
2010 Tromsoe Kunstforening

Selected Group-Exhibitions (since 2010):
2017 Friends With Books, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
12x12, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
2016 Screens and Mirrors, Borås Konstmuseum
Double Feature, Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt
2015 Kalte Libido, Sammlung Goetz im Haus der Kunst, Munich
Desire and Repetition in Moving Image, LUX, London
2014 Fair Play, MAXXI, Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
Score – Between Image and Sound, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo
2013 Nuit Blanche, Centre Culturel Suédois, Paris
Relaunch, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
2012 Test run, Kunsthaus Dresden
Annika Larsson at Australian Cinémathèque, Brisbane
2011 Colección III CA2M. Centro De Arte Dos De Mayo, Móstoles
Forum Expanded, 61. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin
2010 New gravity/Interesting thing - National Center For Contemporary Art (NCCA), Moscow
Ceci n'est pas un Casino, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg

Teaching Art Online at the HFBK

How the university brings together its artistic interdisciplinary study structure with digital formats and their possibilities.

New articles at is the social network of the HFBK. It opens a digital forum for exchange and discussion in which students, teachers, guest authors, art critics and the interested public provide a wide range of content and perspectives.

HFBK Graduate Survey

Studying art - and what comes next? The clichéd images stand their ground: Those who have studied art either become taxi drivers, work in a bar or marry rich. But only very few people could really live from art – especially in times of global crises. The HFBK Hamburg wanted to know more about this and commissioned the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg to conduct a broad-based survey of its graduates from the last 15 years.

Annual Exhibition 2020 at the HFBK

The HFBK’s traditional annual exhibition („Jahresausstellung“) opens in February every year. For three days the students – from first-years to post-graduates – present a broad spectrum of their current work and projects from all the different departments. All classrooms, studios and halls in the building are used. Interested visitors are cordially invited to gain an impression of the art currently being created at the HFBK.

How political is Social Design?

Social Design, as its own claim is often formulated, wants to address social grievances and ideally change them. Therefore, it sees itself as critical of society – and at the same time optimizes the existing. So what is the political dimension of Social Design – is it a motor for change or does it contribute to stabilizing and normalizing existing injustices?