Carl-Oskar Linné is a visual artist and photographer. His projects take sites and places as starting points. They build on research where he gathers texts, slogans, interviews, reports and statistics that are merged with his visual material. The works often take the shape of sculptural signs and housing is a recurring theme.


He is based in Stockholm and educated at Konstfack (SE), Royal Institute of Art (SE) and Bergen National Academy of the Arts (NO). Recent exhibition venues include ArkDes (SE), Färgfabriken (SE), Terminal B (NO), Babel (NO) and Fotogalleriet (NO). In 2018 - 2019, he assisted Trevor Paglen, as part of a grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. In 2019 - 2020, he is the winner of the Institut Français research residency program at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris with the support of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the French Ministry of Culture and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.


Carl-Oskar Linné


Visual artist


Born 1983 in Ängelholm, Sweden. Based in Stockholm.

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2015 - 2016  Research studies (Phd/advanced level), “Critical Habitats”, Royal Institute of Art Stockholm, Sweden
2011 - 2013  MFA, dept of art, "Art in the Public Realm” (main tutors: Maria Lind and Marysia Lewandowska), Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden

2010 - 2011  Exchange (main tutor: Katja Aglert), dept of art, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden

2008 - 2011  BFA dept of Photography (main tutor: Heli Rekula), National Academy of the Arts Bergen, Norway




2020  TBA (solo), Åfjord, Norway

2020  TBA (duo with Marius Moldvær), Terminal B, Kirkenes, Norway

2018  Public Luxury, ArkDes, Stockholm, Sweden

2018  Arkiv Lövholmen, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden

2017   Just the two of us (solo), Babel, Trondheim, Norway

2017   In the name of the people, Bodø Kunstførening, Bodø, Norway

2017   In the name of the people, BOA, Oslo, Norway

2017   Then one thing led to another, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway

2016   Graduation exhibition, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden

2015   Experiment Stockholm, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden

2015   No things to hang (curated by Luisa Tresca), Gaffa, Sydney, Australia

2013   Let's pretend we live here (curated by Heather Jones and Sally Müller), Lokalrätten, Stockholm, Sweden

2013   Never Mine, Kurant, Tromsø, Norway

2013   24 Spaces, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
2013   Spring exhibition (curated by Johanna Karlin), Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden

2012   REAL WORLD or places that don't exist (duo with Marius Moldvær), Galleri W37, Stockholm, Sweden
2012   Følgene, Cirkulationscentralen, Malmö, Sweden
2012   Ett riktigt hem (curated by Eva Asp), Sven-Harrys, Stockholm, Sweden
2012   Følgene, Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen, Norway
2011   One Night Only, UKS, Oslo, Norway

2011   HEM (solo), Galleri Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden
2011   Across the Bering Strait and Other Tall Tales, Malt Cross Gallery and Lee Rosy's, Nottingham, Great Britain

2011   Undertoner (curated by Gard Frantzen), Wizard Gallery, Oslo, Norway
2011   Fluktforsøk (with Gruppe 11), KNIPSU, Bergen, Norway
2011   What matters, Fensalen, Bergen, Norway
2010   Cliffhanger, Galleri Kronborg, Bergen, Norway
2010   The Fix, Kvarteret, Bergen, Norway
2009   Sudden Exposure, Rom 8, Bergen, Norway

2009   Constructing Neverland, Galleri Fisk, Bergen, Norway

2008   A Year (solo, curated by Kate van den Boogert), 0fr Galerie, Paris, France
2007   Different Strokes, Malmö, Sweden




2020  Public work comission, Åfjord, Norway

2019 – 2020 Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts (Institut Français), Paris, France

2018  Public work comission, ArkDes, Stockholm, Sweden

2018  Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts (KRO), Paris, France

2017  Residency, LKV Trondheim and Stokkøya, Norway

2017  Residency, Viippola (Tornio Municipality), Tornio, Finland

2016 –  Collaborative project/research period with Marius Moldvær in the border region between Nothern Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia

2015  Lecture, Symposium Experiment Stockholm, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden

2015  Lecture and artist talk, Floating School #Maretopia, Gröndals Båtklubb, Stockholm, Sweden

2014  Lecture and artist talk, Tallkott Talk, Brunkebergs Torg, Stockholm, Sweden

2013   Residency with Gruppe 11, Kråkeslottet, Senja, Norway
2013   Clip in live TV-show at Common Show, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2012   Book with Marius Moldvær “REAL WORLD or places that don’t exist”

2011   Lectureperformance “Non-Fiction”, Broadway Media Arts, Nottingham, Great Britain

2011   Lectureperformance “Non-Fiction”, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden
2011   Public presentation of proposal for public artwork “Kvadratmeterpris”, Tollare, Nacka, Sweden

2011   Publication “Følgene

2011   Publication “Fluktforsøk”




2019  International exchange grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

2019  One-year working grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

2019  Research laureate at Cité Internationale des Arts, Instutit Français Paris

2019  Mobility support, Institut Français Stockholm

2019  Exhibition support, Arts Council Norway (Kulturrådet Norge)

2018 – 2020  Stockholms Stad 3-year studio grant

2017  Assistant grant for assisting Trevor Paglen, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

2016  Mobility support, Nordic Culture Point (Nordisk kulturkontakt)

2015 – 2017  Stockholms Stad 3-year studio grant

2013  Eva and Hugo Bergmans Foundation - Royal Academies for the free arts

2012  Winfried Fischer’s Foundation

2011 – 2019  Norsk kulturråd, Oslo, Bergen, Tromsø, Kirkenes, Åfjord & Bodø Kommune




2018 –  Head of Exhibitions, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany

2016 – 2019  Exhibition Producer, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2018 – 2019  Assistant, Trevor Paglen Studio, Berlin, Germany

2016 – 2017  Exhibition Producer, Tensta konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2014 – 2018  Producer and Lead Admin, Platform Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

2014  Coordinator, 15th International Bakhtin Conference (Södertörns University/Royal Institure of Art), Stockholm, Sweden

2013 – 2016  Art Handler and Host, Tensta konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2011 – 2016  Host and Guide, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2011 – 2015  Project Manager and assistant, Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm, Sweden




2017  Artscene Trondheim – Just The Two Of Us (

2016  P1 Kultur – Algoritmen som konstuställare (

2013   Nordlys – Kollektiv kunst på Kurant (

2012   Dagens Nyheter – “Ett riktigt hem – en replik på en replik” på Sven-Harrys, Stockholm (

2012   Upsala Nya Tidning – Ett hem har många skepnader (

2012   Svenska Dagbladet – Vad ett hem kan vara (

2012   Ytter – Bilaterale Relasjoner (




Member of the artists’ collective Gruppe 11 (