Stockholm, b.1991

Arvida Bystrom

Arvida Bystrom was born in Stockholm Sweden, and based in Los Angeles, London, and Stockholm.

Arvida Bystrom is a photographer, model, musician and queer woman, who has collaborated with Nasty Gal, Monki, Wonderland Magazine, Vice, and Rookie Mag among others. She began her journey as a photographer by posting “selfies” onto Tumblr, partaking in a community of female artists that questioned femininity and gender standards.

Her current work continues to challenge gender norms and female empowerment. Her work has been displayed and exhibited in Babe (a book published in May 2015, alongside 30 other female artists), Girls Night on the Internet, and Selfie Stick Aerobics.

She continues her artistic exploration on Instagram where she has over 230k followers. She published a book in 2017 in collaboration with artist Molly Soda...

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Biography

Arvida Bystrom was born in Stockholm Sweden, and based in Los Angeles, London, and Stockholm.

Arvida Bystrom is a photographer, model, musician and queer woman, who has collaborated with Nasty Gal, Monki, Wonderland Magazine, Vice, and Rookie Mag among others. She began her journey as a photographer by posting “selfies” onto Tumblr, partaking in a community of female artists that questioned femininity and gender standards.

Her current work continues to challenge gender norms and female empowerment. Her work has been displayed and exhibited in Babe (a book published in May 2015, alongside 30 other female artists), Girls Night on the Internet, and Selfie Stick Aerobics.

She continues her artistic exploration on Instagram where she has over 230k followers. She published a book in 2017 in collaboration with artist Molly Soda called Pics or It Didn’t Happen: Images Banned from Instagram.

Artworks

Uppskirt, 2018

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Art of the 2010s / Contemporary Social Phenomenon / Face/Body (Human Figures) / Female Identity / Gender Issues / Image Production/Reproduction/Transformation / London / Los Angeles / Photography / Prejudice/Stereotypes / Standard of Beauty / Stockholm / Women Artists / Young / Emerging Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Inflated Fiction, Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Cherry Picking, Gallery Kranjcar, Zagreb, Croatia

  • Cherry Picking, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    The Female Lens, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York, USA

  • Bodyfiction(s), Musée national d'histoire et d'art, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

  • Role Play, The Orange Garden, Rome, Italy

Projects

  • 2019

    Bachelor 2019, Steinsland Berliner, Sweden (Curation)

  • 2016

    ZERO ZERO, Annka Kultys Gallery, London, UK (Curation)

  • 2014

    LIKE, Q, Copenhagen, Denmark (Curation)

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Curriculum Vitae

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Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Inflated Fiction, Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Cherry Picking, Gallery Kranjcar, Zagreb, Croatia

  • Cherry Picking, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Frenemy, Absolut Art Bar, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2014

    Wifi or Wife, Bon Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    The Female Lens, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York, USA

  • Bodyfiction(s), Musée national d'histoire et d'art, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

  • Role Play, The Orange Garden, Rome, Italy

  • 2018

    Our Winter Show 2018, Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Virtual Normality, Museum der bildenden Künste(MbdK), Leipzig, Germany

  • A Queen Within features fashion as art in a spectacular setting, New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), New Orleans, US

  • Pics or it didn’t happen, Hasselt University, Hasselt, Belgium

  • 2017

    Boudoir sulk, Oslo10, Basel, Switzerland

  • 2016

    Photo Vogue Festival, BASE, Milano, IT

  • ZERO ZERO, Annka Kultys Gallery, London, UK

  • Me, Myself and I, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden, Germany

  • 2016 A tubular project ADIDAS, New Gallery, New York, US

  • What a time to be alive, Slow Culture, Los Angeles, US

  • Into you, ATM Galley, Austin, US

  • Future visions, Hunger Gallery, London, UK

  • 2015

    Ego Update, NRW forum, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Hot in here, Sunday Gallery, Los Angeles, US

  • 2014

    There is a good girl, Saatchi & Saatchi, London, UK

  • LIKE, Q, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • LIKE, Four Boxes, Krabbesholm, Denmark

  • Pussy Pat, Muddguts, New York, US

  • 2013

    Birds and nipples, Gal Space, London, UK

  • Gynolandscape, Four82 gallery, New York, US

  • Strange Magic, Space 15 twenty, Los Angeles, US

Projects

  • 2019

    Bachelor 2019, Steinsland Berliner, Sweden (Curation)

  • 2016

    ZERO ZERO, Annka Kultys Gallery, London, UK (Curation)

  • 2014

    LIKE, Q, Copenhagen, Denmark (Curation)

  • LIKE, Four Boxes, Krabbesholm, Denmark (Curation)

Lectures/Talks

  • 2018

    Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Valand, Gothenburg, Sweden

  • 2017

    Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

  • 2015

    Chelsea College of Art, London, UK

  • 2014

    KBH Kunsthal, Krabbesholm, Denmark 2014 Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2013

    Sveriges Television, Stockholm, Sweden

Publications

  • 2019

    Bodyfiction(s), European Month Of photography

  • 2018

    Virtual Normality: Women Net Artists, Verlag Für Moderne Kunst

  • Pics or It Didn’t Happen: bilder som bannlysts från Instagram, Mima Förlag

  • 2017

    Pics or It Didn’t Happen: images banned from instagram, Prestel

  • 2015

    Ego update – The book, NRW Forum, Düsseldorf

  • Babe, Prestel Publishing

  • 25, Dazed Digital 100 (online)

  • 2014

    Fotofika med Emma Arvida Byström, Fotografisk Tidskrift

  • 2013

    DIY, Modernista