“Opening soon”


Cooperation with Charlotte Enström, installation view. Vällingby Centrum, Stockholm.

Analogue Funny Weather


15 okt- 7 nov 2020, SKF Eldhunden

Where Did the Head Go, Parler Au Soleil

“Already upon entrance, the visitor is met by two large-scale installations which set the tone for the entire exhibition. Ulrika Gunnarsdotter’s Where Did the Head Go, Parler Au Soleil and Anna Ridderstad’s Eruption. The former consists of a chair on which rests a man’s blazer, while on the wall hang three curtains which appear like skirts. The visitor is resorted to having to bend down in order to get inside, under the “skirts”, to see the three loops of a video. Curtains through which daylight and sun simmer through are seen, as well as the contours of a man on the balcony outside. At the bottom-end of the image; on a bed, the toes of a woman appear in view. What rapport to these two figures share? The man will remain a mystical shadow; an elusive object. The woman lies by herself, watching and contemplating. The scene is devoid of any express communication between the two. The interaction has alread been had and they now are pinned to their own respective “rooms” and their own thoughts. Image and sound too seem struck by dissonance as what is seen is marked by the understated and sheerness while the sound trebbles, is vibrant and “exotic”. The title of the work alludes to the man’s head which somtimes disappears away from the sun, but also suggests that the woman has travsered her own comfort zone, doing something that she will not be held accountable for.”

Emil Bertz

Photo: Corina Wahlin


Absolute Affirmation at GELB


Easy Come, Easy Go (2019)

About Ulrika Gunnarsdotter’s work ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’ (2019), an inflatable fan-driven clothed sculpture, in C-print’s ongoing exhibition ‘Absolute Affirmation’ at GELB, it can be said to depart from cultural and aesthetical standards in clothing that dictate the conditions of entering and “habituating” rooms. How have you per tradition needed to dress to disalarm any whim of perceived menace about you from the world around, and who whilst generalizing, enjoys the privilege of moving around incognito this way? The white-collared white office male shoots to mind. The sculpture humorously illustrates on a subsequent thought as well, in the wake of recent global movements, the fate of this “basic” white office “male”. If the future is female, perhaps this figure is slowly facing its epic demise and fall…literally speaking. /C-print

Stockholm Design Week 2019


C-Print is teaming up with Swedish interior design house Layered to present a display of artworks during the upcoming edition of Stockholm Design Week 2019 in their showroom on Engelbrektsgatan 21.
One of the participating artists is Royal Institute of Art (Stockholm) grad Ulrika Gunnarsdotter who will present an intermedia installative work (work in progress as we speak) that departs from a found Donna Karan jacket in the sand on the beach. The interest in the finding lies partially in its consumerist stature, in light of the brand iconography.
The work has involved a replicating process in which Ulrika creates a derivative version of the jacket using cheaper materials. The two jackets in its final juxtaposed installing at Layered will create a dialogue and offer a comment on fast-disposable consumer habits and realities about sustainability matters affecting present day. Our project with Layered marks the first part of a curatorial residency we are doing at GELB this year. Ulrika Gunnarsdotter has previously exhibited at Tensta Konsthall, Arkitekturmuseet, Botkyrka Konsthall and Centre Culturel Suédois in Paris.

Detail of label in jacket.

Design of replica.

Heart beat in jacket. Part of installation, Dual Action (2019).



Pygostylia spelar på fina PUSH festival 2016. Dubbelt live – elektronik (Ida Lundén) och video (Ulrika Gunnarsdotter). Instrument och kostym från havet och återvinningen.



Pygostylia – ett fågelperspektiv. 25 april kl 19.30, 26 april kl 16 på Fylkingen.

Pygostylia är en konstmusik/mode/filmkonsert i två akter om fåglar men utan fågelsång.
Om mötet mellan människa och fågel i Jöns Mellgrens kortfilm, om fåglars närvaro i vår stadsmiljö och människans påverkan på sjöfåglars livsmiljö i Ida Lundéns försök att göra musik av strandat plastskräp, om Ulrika Gunnarsdotters undersökning av pygostylen som modedetalj.

Pygostylia är ett samlingsnamn för fåglar där sista ryggkotan är sammanväxt.

Medverkar förutom Ida, Jöns och Ulrika gör:
Patrik Bogårdh ljusdesign, Lise-Lotte Norelius ljud
Fyra medspelare: Fredde Thurfjell, Carin Blom, Per Lenner, Charlotta Simonsson

Bakom kulisserna:
Katarina Eriksson dans (i Jöns film), Tomas Jönsson grafisk form, Sten-Olof Hellström instrumentutveckling, Oskar Idin filmfotograf, Niki Lindroth von Bahr attributmakeri, Didrik Zebaot Thurfjell kamera-assistent, Annica Sandh PR-konsult, Bitte Palm skräddare.

Med stöd från Statens musikverk .

House of Sweden, Washington, D.C.


D_S_ 001Mindre

“Dressing Swedish” is a traveling exhibition visiting House of Sweden in March on its journey through Scandinavian museums in the U.S. Curated by Dr. Charlotte Hyltén-Cavallius and Dr. Lizette Gradén, and supported by Multicultural Society, Tumba in Sweden.

“Behind Platitudes and Strawberries” by Ulrika Gunnarsdotter Folk costumes and cultural heritage have become increasingly politicized. This was evident in the official opening of the Swedish Parliament in 2010, when the leader of the Sweden Democrats party, Jimmie Åkesson, wore a folk costume from Blekinge while his girlfriend, Louise Erixon, wore the Swedish national dress. The Sweden Democrats are a new party in Sweden with an controversial political platform. Sweden has had one of the most liberal immigration and refugee policies in the world, which has resulted in a significant immigrant population. Anti-immigrant sentiments have been on the rise throughout Europe and such tendencies have also been discovered in Sweden. Sweden Democrats were elected to Parliament with a tiny percentage of the vote on the basis of a clearly defined and strongly anti-immigrant agenda. The appropriation of the concept of “Swedishness” through the use of traditional folk dress created a maelstrom in the court of public opinion. Artist Ulrika Gunnarsdotter comments on this event and its political implications by renting and photographing herself and her partner in the very same costumes.

On display


IMG_0146_2Meeting with artists and curators.



DSC_017510Fashionplay’s intention with Fashionshop is to make “fashion art” accessible to the general public and to pose the question: what is saleable fashion with regard to function and materiality? What happens when art objects are placed within the context of saleability? Is it easier for viewers to be receptive to such objects when they are presented in the way in which we are used to encountering fashion? And, if they do gain more purchase appeal, do they then lose their artistic identity?

Arkitekturmuseet (The Swedish Museum of Architecture)
Skeppsholmen, Stockholm
7 – 26 Febuary 2012
– Exhibition prolonged until 4 March

Motala konsthall
Repslagaregatan 3, Motala
18 July – 25 August 2012

Fittja Open 2011


September 10 – October 16 2011

…pizza, Brooklyn, Irish songs, chilean roots and Swedish strawberries…
Don’t miss out on an exciting exhibition about Stockholm and the world that we all share.

Artists: Katja Aglert, Helena Byström, Ulrika Gunnarsdotter, Kalle Hamm, Phil Hession, Sasha Huber, Dzamil Kamanger, Jaana Kokko, Birger Lipinski, Isabel Löfgren, Pangea design, Laercio Redondo, Petri Saarikko, Elisabeth Subrin and Paula Urbano.

Curators: Finbar Krook Rosato, Joanna Sandell and Paola Zamora.