Biography


Selected Residencies and Awards
2020
Längmanska stiftelsen
2020
Villa San Michele, Capri
2020
Résidence artistique internationale Appart’Atelier de l’été, Ferme-Asile, Sion
2015
Member of The Royal Academy of Fine Arts
2014
Carnegie Art Award
2006
The Swedish Art Council’s work grant
2002
Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Umbertide
2000
Edstrandska Stiftelsen, Malmö
1998
Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD, Berlin
1997
I.A.S.P.I.S., Stockholm
1996
The Swedish Art Council’s work grant / The Elisabeth Foundation, New York City
1994
International Studio Program, New York City / Olle Baertlings stiftelse, Stockholm

Selected Teaching
2012–22
Professor of Fine Art at Royal Institute of Art (KKH), Stockholm
2009–10
Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Harvard University, Department of Visual and Enviromental Studies (VES), Cambridge, Mass.
2001–09
Professor of Fine Art at Malmö Art Academy at Lund University

Selected Education
1986–91
Konsthögskolan / Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
1984–86
Gerlesborgskolan, Stockholm
1989–90
Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques, Paris

Selected Solo (S) and Group (G) Shows
2022

Existing Systems

Hotel Villa Dagmar
Stockholm
(Pop up exhibition)

AiWHEtL

Konstakademien/The Royal Academy of Fine Arts
Stockholm
(S)
2021

FRIHET ÄR EN PRAKTIK – FREEDOM IS A PRACTICE *

Slussen subway station
Stockholm
(Public artwork commission)

Liljevalchs 100 years

Liljevalchs konsthall
Stockholm
(G) (Cat.)

Social Photography IX

Carriage Trade
New York City, NY
(G)

Monumento

Museo de Bellas Arte
Buenos Aires
Argentina
(G)

Sustainable Societies for the Future

Malmö Konstmuseum
Malmö
Sweden
(G)
2020

A Raft of Time

Belenius
Stockholm
(S)

Sense (Universal(s))

Ferme-Asile – Centre artistique et culturel
Sion, Valais
Switzerland
(S)

Social Photography VIII

Carriage Trade
New York City, NY
(G)

All Together Now

Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art
Athens
Greece
(G)
2019

Social Photography VII

Carriage Trade
New York City, NY
(G)

Art-Walk

Hydra School Projects
Hydra
Greece
(G)

Nya Receptionsstycken

Konstakademien/The Royal Academy of Fine Arts
Stockholm
(G)
2018

I Am. Are You?

Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art
Athens
Greece
(S)

Social Photography VI

Carriage Trade
New York City, NY
(G)

Loss

Hydra School Projects
Hydra
Greece
(G)
2017

Time Is Not

Galleri Erik Nordenhake
Stockholm
(S)

Show and Tell – att visa och berätta

Malmö Konstmuseum
Malmö
Sweden
(G)

Sites of Knowledge

Jane Lombard Gallery
New York
(G)

Dit Vindarna Bär – Whither the Winds

Lunds konsthall
Lund
Sweden
(G)

Molnet – The Cloud of Unknowing

Värmlands Museum
Karlstad
Sweden
(G)
2016

Photography Ends Here

Renata Fabbri arte contemporanea
Milan
Italy
(S)

above the ART ic circle

KaviarFactory
Henningsvær
Norway
(G)

Sophie Tottie

Belenius/Nordenhake, The Armory Show
New York City, NY
(S)
2015

Roads to Abstraction

Moderna Museet
Stockholm
(G)

State Of Being

Belenius/Nordenhake
Stockholm
(G)
2014

HERE/NOW

Artipelag
Stockholm
(G)

Time Is/Tid finns

Belenius/Nordenhake
Stockholm
(S)

Gerlesborgsskolan 70 år

Gerlesborgsskolan
Bohuslän
Sweden
(G)

Material Marks (as far as I can reach)

Giacomo Guidi Arte Contemporanea
Milan
Italy
(S)
2013

Signal to Noise

Galleri Niklas Belenius
Stockholm
(G) (Cat.)

Social Photography III

Carriage Trade
New York City, NY
(G)

distracting surface

Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis
Bregenz
Austria
(G)

Carnegie Art Award 2014

Konstakademien
Stockholm
(G)

1980–Now

Contemporary Galleries of MoMA
New York City, NY
(G)
2012

En linjes försvarstal – The Complaints of a Line

Thielska Galleriet
Stockholm
(G)

Segni e (non) Sogni

MiArt
Milan
(G)

White Lines (Metal Works and Drawings)

Andrae Kaufmann
Berlin
(S)
2011

White Lines

Malmö konstmuseum
Malmö
(S) (Cat.)

Social Photography

Carriage Trade
New York City, NY
(G)
2010

On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century

MoMA
New York City, NY
(G) (Cat.)

Aber Schwarz ist keine Farbe

Konrad Fischer Galerie
Düsseldorf
(G)
2009

Written Language (line drawings)

Konrad Fischer Galerie
Berlin
(S)

Från plats till plats II – From Place to Place II

Museum of Public Art
Lund
(G)
2008

Planes & Squares

Galleri Brändström
Stockholm
(S)
2007

Jag vill kunna se vad det är – I want to be able to see what it is

Lunds konsthall
Lund
Sweden
(G)

Fiction Is No Joke

Liljevalchs konsthall
Stockholm
(S) (Cat.)

Wandauftrag II

Bayer
Leverkusen
(G)
2006

Common Destination

The Drawing Center
New York City, NY
(G) (Cat.)

Red Pilot

carlier | gebauer
Berlin
(S)
2005

Les Perspecteurs (Baghdad)

Galleri Brändström & Stene
Stockholm
(S)

Konstfeminism – Art Feminism

Dunkers Kulturhus – Liljevalchs Konsthall – Hälsinglands Museum – Göteborgs Konstmuseum
Helsingborg – Stockholm – Hudiksvall – Gothenburg
(G) (Cat.)

Isolario

Lunds konsthall
Lund
Sweden
(S) (Cat.)
2003

Moderna Museet c/o Malmö Konsthall

Moderna Museet c/o Malmö Konsthall
Malmö
Sweden
(G)

Die Perspekteure

carlier | gebauer
Berlin
(S)
2002

I Want to Be Frivolous!

Göteborgs konsthall
Gothenburg
Sweden
(S) (Cat.)

Gossip

Rooseum/Malmö Konstmuseum
Malmö
(G)

Carnegie Art Award 2002

Reykjavik Art Museum, Hafnarhus – Kunstnernes Hus, Kunstforeningen – Victoria Miro Warehouse – Helsinki City Art Museum, Meilahti Art Museum – Röda Sten
Reykjavik – Oslo – Copenhagen – London – Helsinki – Gothenburg
(G)
2001

Make Me Feel: Eight Statements from the Nordic Region

Art Athina
Athens
(G) (Cat.)

For the Vicinity of Concorde

daadgalerie
Berlin
(S) (Cat.)

Projects for a Revolution

Le Mois de la Photo
Montreal
(G) (Cat.)
2000

Re-drawing the Line

Art in General
New York City, NY
(G)

escape_space

Ursula Blickle Stiftung
Kraichtal
Germany
(G) (Cat.)

Under the Same Sky III

Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
Helsinki
(G) (Cat.)
1999

Mirror’s Edge

Bildmuseet – Vancouver Art Gallery – Castello di Rivoli – Tramway – Charlottenborg
Umeå – Vancouver – Turin – Glasgow – Copenhagen
(G) (Cat.)

(A Story of the) Days to Come

Galleri Andreas Brändström
Stockholm
(S)
De Vleeshal
Middelburg
Netherlands
(G)

Contemporary Film and Video Screening

Wolfsonian Museum
Miami
FL
(G)

Urban Visions

Worcester Art Museum
Worcester, MA
(G) (Cat.)
1998

Welcome to Earth

Arkipelag, Stockholm Cultural Capital
Stockholm
(S) (Cat.)

Out of the North

Württembergischer Kunstverein
Stuttgart
(G) (Cat.)

Come Closer

Liechtensteinische Staatliche Kunstsammlung
Vaduz
(G) (Cat.)

Visions du Nord / Nuit blanche

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Paris
(G) (Cat.)

The King Is Not the Queen

Arkipelag, Stockholm Cultural Capital, Nordiska museet
Stockholm
(G) (Cat.)
1997

Deposition

47th Venice Biennale
Venice
(G) (Cat.)

The Crystal Stopper

Lehmann Maupin Gallery
New York
(G)

Protect Identity

Malmö Konstmuseum
Malmö
(G)

Wall Project: Sophie Tottie (Untitled/Bloody Flyovers)

Museum of Contemporary Art
Chicago
(S)
1996

På: Tiden

Moderna Museet
Stockholm
(G) (Cat.)

The Architecture of Dreams

Museo Regional
Guadalajara
Mexico
(G)
SOHO20
New York City, NY
(G)

See What It Feels Like

Rooseum
Malmö
(G) (Cat.)
1995

Pictures for the Chief Electrician

Patrick Callery
New York
(S)
1994

Médiations

La Base
Paris
(G) (Cat.)
Galerie Anhava
Helsinki
(G)

Sophie Tottie

Galleri Andréhn Schiptjenko/Galleri Enkehuset
Stockholm
(S) (Cat.)
1993

Ad Hoc

Galerie Nordenhake
Stockholm
(G)
1992

Identitet

Galleri Enkehuset
Stockholm
(G) (Cat.)
1991

Stillstand/switches

Shedhalle
Zürich
(G) (Cat.)

Moika 22/Granowskaya 5

Moika 22, apt. 9/Granowskaya 5, apt. 52
St. Petersburg/Moscow
(G) (Cat.)
1990

Le Territoire de l’Art

The Russian Museum
Leningrad
(G) (Cat.)

Selected Catalogues and Publications
2021
Millroth, Thomas:
Artists’ books from a Swedish Point of view with special attention paid to the contributions of Denmark and GDR

Ellerströms/Tragus/Buchhandlung Franz und Walter König, Stockholm 2021

2020
Konstens frågeformulär

konsten.net 2020

2019
Konstnärernas kollektivverkstad – en svensk kulturhistoria

Carlssons förlag 2019

Tottie Sophie:
Konstens frågeformulär # 123

konsten.net 2019

Carriage Trade:
Social Photography VII

Carriage Trade 2019, New York City

2018
Tottie, Sophie:
Loss

Hydra School Project 2018, Athens

2016
Filardo, Daria and Tottie, Sophie:
MATERIAL MARKS (as far as I can reach)

Propexus/Renata Fabbri 2016, Gothenburg

2014
Bruno, Giuliana:
Surface, Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality and Media

University of Chicago Press, Chicago

Hannula, Mika and Tottie, Sophie:
Sophie Tottie interviewed by Mika Hannula

Morris, Frances: Painting All Over, Carnegie Art Award 2014, Stockholm/Värnamo

2013
Birnbaum, Daniel and Noring, Ann-Sofi:
The Legacy of Hilma af Klint – Nine Contemporary Responses

Walter König 2013, Cologne

2011
Foster, Hal and Tottie, Sophie:
The Visit

White Lines, Malmö Konstmuseum/Distanz Verlag, Malmö/Koethen

Dziurlikowska, Magdalena:
Gränslös konst

Konstvärlden, No 6, Stockholm

Hornig, Sabine and Tottie, Sophie:
Mindspaces

Durchs Fenster, Pinakotek der Moderne, München

2010
Tottie, Sophie:
A Line’s Manifesto/En linjes försvarstal

Hus 10, Gina Tricot, Villa G, Wingårdhs Arkitektkontor Annual Report 2010, Värnamo

Butler, Cornelia H:
Walkaround Time

On Line. Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Tottie, Sophie:
Språkskriftfragment

Det åskådliga och det bottenlösa: tankar om konst och humaniora tillägnade Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf, Festschrift for Professor Margaretha Lagerlöf, eds. Björk, Tomas; BorgWik, Lempi et al., Skrifter från konstvetenskapliga institutionen vid Stockholms universitet/Department of Art History, Eidos No. 22, Stockholm

2009
Tottie, Sophie:
Hegel’s House

Babel: Festschrift für Werner Hamacher, ed. Aris Fioretos, Urs Engeler Verlag, Basel

2008
Tottie, Sophie:
FOYM

Festschrift for Daniel Burén, Collective artist book, Atelier Daniel Burén, Paris

2007
Morgan, Jessica; Rossholm Lagerlöf, Margaretha; Jonsson, Stefan; Östlind, Niclas; Tottie, Sophie:
Fiction Is No Joke

Liljevalchs Konsthall/Hatje Cantz, Stockholm/Ostfildern

Rossholm Lagerlöf, Margaretha:
I bildkonstens reflektionskammare. Sophie Totties kommande dagar

Konstverk och konstverkan, eds. Rossholm, Göran and Sonesson, Göran, Symposium, Eslöv

2006
Carl, Katherine:
Sophie Tottie

The Drawing Center’s Drawing Papers, No. 64, New York City

Rossholm Lagerlöf, Margaretha:
Inlevelse och vetenskap. Om tolkning av bildkonst

Atlantis, Stockholm

2005
Jonsson, Stefan:
Consciousness Within

Isolario, Lunds Konsthall, Lund

2004
Allgårdh, Sophie and Estelle af Malmborg:
Svensk konst nu. 85 konstnärer födda efter 1960

Sveriges Allmänna Konstförening, Stockholm

Tottie, Sophie:
Sometimes someone ends up alone with their image

Herr P, Dr Löwenskjöld och Björn Lövin, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

2003
Springfeldt, Björn:
Moderna Museet c/o Malmö Konsthall

Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Basualdo, Carlos:
Forms of the Possible

insert for For the Vicinity of Concord, Artist book, DAAD/Printed Matter, Berlin/New York City

2002
Tottie, Sophie:
18 Sunsets for Each 24 Hour Period

Carnegie Art Award 2002, Stockholm

Kramer, Jane; Meschede, Friedrich; Boethius, Lena:
I Want to Be Frivolous!

Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Gothenburg

Tottie, Sophie:
No Question Will Be Answered Afterwards, Either Directly Or Indirectly

We Are All Normal (And We Want Our Freedom) – An Anthology of Contemporary Nordic Artist Writing, NIFCA/Black Dog Publishing, Helsinki/London

2001
Tottie, Sophie:
For the Vicinity of Concord

Artist book, DAAD/Printed Matter, Berlin/New York City

Blom, Ina:
Sophie Tottie

Make Me Feel, Art-Athina, Athens

Andersson, Fred:
Staden som minne och kuliss. Möte med Olav Christopher Jenssen och Sophie Tottie

ARTES, No. 3, Stockholm

2000
Wallenstein, Sven-Olov:
An Anomic Archive

Kiasma, Helsinki

1999
Enwezor, Okwui:
Mirror’s Edge

Bildmuseet, Umeå

Morgan, Jessica:
Urban Visions

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

Masui, Anette:
Öga mot öga

Bildjournalen, SVT/Swedish Public Television, Stockholm

1998
Basualdo, Carlos:
Monuments Without Attributes

Out of the North, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern

Bonami, Francesco:
The Terrorist

Come Closer, Liechtensteinische Staatliche Kunstsammlung, Vaduz

Basualdo, Carlos:
Pictures for the Chief Electrician

Cream, Phaidon, London

1997
Morgan, Jessica:
Sophie Tottie

Deposition, La Biennale di Venezia 97, IASPIS, Stockholm

Ponce de Leon, Carolina:
Studio Visit

TRANS, No. 3, New York City

1996
Basualdo, Carlos:
The Structure of Paleness

See What it Feels Like, Rooseum, Malmö

1994
Wallenstein, Sven-Olov:
Sophie Tottie

Médiations, Art Node, Stockholm

Tottie, Sophie:
Untitled

Artist book, Sophie Tottie/Printed Matter, Stockholm/New York City

1992
Birnbaum, Daniel:
Våld kan vara långsamt

Expressen, April 4, Stockholm

1991–92
Olessia:
SOPHIA

(insert) Moika 22, apt. 9/Granowskaya 5, apt. 52, St. Petersburg/Moscow, Svenska Institutet/Statens Kulturråd/Sveriges Bildkonstnärsfond, Stockholm

1990
Tottie, Sophie:
Le Territoire de l’Art

Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques/Musée Russe, Paris/Leningrad


Selected Reviews
Bons, Magnus:
Konsten väljer: Sophie Tottie på Belenius

konsten.net, January 21, 2021

Rubin, Birgitta:
Stilla skönhet i Sophie Totties linjespel

Dagens Nyheter, January 13, 2021

Artforum International:
Social Photography VIII, Carriage Trade

MUST SEE, Artforum, August 5–October 10, 2020

Tzanetoulakou, Faih:
Hydra School Project – Loss as dispaced view

CultureNow.gr, July 8, 2018

Mattsson, Leif:
Nagla fast de undflyende ögonblicken

www.omkonst.com, October, 7, 2014

Allgårdh, Sophie:
Personligt opersonliga teckningar fängslar

Svenska Dagbladet, October 1, 2014

Jönsson, Dan:
Lavin av Linjer

Dagens Nyheter, January 12, 2012

Söderholm, Carolina:
På sin egen linje/Personligt linjespel

Sydsvenska Dagbladet, December 5, 2011

Jones, Ronald:
Sophie Tottie

Liljevalchs Konsthall, Artforum, September, 2007

West, Kim:
STOCKHOLM Critics Picks; Sophie Tottie

Liljevalchs Konsthall, www.artforum.com, May, 2007

Nilsson, Håkan:
Sophie Tottie, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm

Dagens Nyheter, April, 2007

Hamacher, Sophie:
BERLIN Critics Picks; Galerie carlier | gebauer

www.artforum.com, February, 2006

Andersson, Fred:
Kartverk med visuell kraft och politiskt bråddjup

Svenska Dagbladet, April 2, 2006

Zetterström, Jelena:
Upptäcktsresa till verkligheten

Sydsvenska Dagbladet, March 1, 2005

Stange, Raimar & Dave Allen:
Sophie Tottie

carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Frieze, No. 76, 2003

Fechner-Smarsly, Thomas:
Berliner S-Bahn-Fries

Frankfurter Rundschau, October, 2001

Stjernstedt, Mats:
Sophie Tottie

Flash Art, November–December, 1998

Frankel, David:
Sophie Tottie

Patrick Callery, Artforum, February 1996


Public Works
2015
And the Sun Also Rises, Linköpings universitetssjukhus (Commissioned by AmPublic & Landstinget i Östergötland)
2015
P.Ull, SLU (Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet) (Commissioned by Statens konstråd/SLU)
2008
Rundöga, Filosofiska Institutionens bibliotek, Lund universitet (Commissioned by Statens konstråd)
2007
FOYM, Cederqvist, Hovslagargatan, Blasieholmen, Stockholm (Commissioned by Kiwiab)
1999
Jag flyger, jag flyger, Mälardalens högskola (Commissioned by Statens konstråd/Mälardalens högskola)