Eva Stenram (1976)

Eva  StenramEva Stenram's photographic practice brings together analogical archival material and digital manipulation, sifting through past and present artifacts, interacting with and re-interpreting the imagery she encounters. Her work is ultimately about being a viewer, a consumer of images.

Negatives, slides, magazines, images from the Internet and photographic prints are her source of inspiration as well as working material. These photographs are sometimes scanned, sometimes re-photographed, and subsequently changed through digital, analogue or physical manipulation.

By muting and mutating her material, the original functions of the photographs are disrupted and often subverted. The photographs’ exact temporal and cultural coordinates are ambivalent, generating curiosity and a desire to see.

Eva Stenram was born in Stockholm and currently lives in London where she received an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016 Offcut, The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
2015 Crisscross, Galerie Raum Mit Licht, Vienna (AT) - with Käthe Hager von Strobele
        Daydreams are nicer than T.V., Filet, London (UK)
        The Function Room, London, UK
        Positions, Siobhan Davies Dance, London, UK
2014 Decor, Peter Lav Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
        Drape and Parts, Panoptikon / Fotografins Hus, Stockholm, SE
2013 Drape, The Ravestijn Gallery Amsterdam, NL
2012 Le Prix Découverte des Rencontres d'Arles (Discovery Award), Arles, FR

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 Approche, photographic salon, Paris (FR)
         Spectres of Modernism - Artists against Overdevelopment, London (UK)
         Golden Sunset, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (SE)
         A Handful of Dust, Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK)
         Time/Light/Love - Swedish Photographic Portraits 1840-2017, Landskrona Museum, Landskrona (SE)
         T3 Photography Festival Tokyo - Invisible Stratum, Ueno Park, Tokyo (JP)
         New and Recent Aqcuisitions for the Grundy Collection, Grundy Art Gallery, Liverpool (UK)
2016 Tender Touches, Austrian Cultural Forum, London (UK)
         Adult Material, Galerie Andreas Schmidt, Berlin (DE)
         The Summer Show, The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
         Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, public installation programme, Toronto (CA)
         Restart, Riga Photography Biennial, Riga (LV)
         The Cunt Tavern, The Function Room, London (UK)
2015 A Handful of Dust, Le Bal, Paris (FR)
         The London Open 2015, The Whitechapel Gallery's Triennial exhibition, London, UK
         Strange Cities: Athens, Onassi Cultural Centre, Athens, GR
2014 The Visible – Contemporary Swedish Photography, Artipelag, Gustavsberg, SE
2013 Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography, Hyères, FR
2012 AMPS11, Photofusion, London, UK
2011 Something That I'll Never Really See, Contemporary Photography from the V&A, Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, Mumbai, National Gallery  of Art, Bangalore, and National Gallery of Modern Art , New Delhi, India
         Songs of The Swamp, WUK – Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
2010 Room 38 – Photography Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
2008 Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore, SG
         European Attitude, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, CN
2007 Asia-Europe Mediations, National Museum and WSNHID, Poznan, PL

Awards and Prizes
2013 Artists' International Development Fund, Arts Council England (UK)
        The Cord Prize - First Prize (UK)
        Aperture Portfolio Prize, finalist (US)
        Hyeres International Photography Competition, finalist (FR)
2012 Le Prix Découverte des Rencontres d'Arles (Discovery Award), nominated by Olivier Richon
2007 Royal College of Art Graduate Award 2007
        The Man Group Photography Prize 2007, First Prize
2006 Digital Photography Bursary from Westminster Arts Council
2003 The Photographers’ Gallery Graduate Award

Moderna Museet, Stockholm (SE)
Victoria and Albert Museum Photography Collection, London, UK
Tate Gallery Collection, UK
Pavilion, Leeds, UK
Andaz, formerly Great Eastern Hotel, London, UK
Grosvenor, London, UK
Royal College of Art, London, UK
Various private collections in Europe and Asia

Selected Press
Very nice article on Eva by William J. Simmons here!
Great write-up of Eva's work in Slate Magazine check here!
Recent solo exhibition by Eva shown at Fotografins Hus Stockholm check here!
For Eva Stenram's blog click here!
Here you will find a great review of the Arles exhibition in 1000 Words Photography Magazine!
Nice piece on Eva in the Huffington Post here!
Great write up in 'Diane, A Shaded View on Fashion', see here!