Emma Bäcklund is a Swedish artist whose practice includes photography, performance and installation.
Bäcklund draws from her background in dance and interest in neuroscience to make work that is deeply influenced by both cognitive and physical experiences. She is interested in the performative nature of the photograph and questions the role of the body in the image-culture.
Central aspects of Bäcklund’s research involve habit, physical labour, the history of dance, philosophical and media theory. Ongoing works involve a collaboration with Susan Bennett (original voice of Apple's SIRI) as well as research into ideas of consciousness in relation to western and eastern theories.
Bäcklund received her MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, London, U.K, in 2017. Previous education includes a BA in Photography from London College of Communication (2015) and a Foundation Diploma in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (2012), as well as an Art and Design Diploma from Folkuniversitetet, Stockholm, Sweden (2010). She is part of organising the Berlin based art organisation Artists and Allies Berlin and co-founder of Chapters.
Bäcklund's practice stretches into fields of curation, workshops and teaching.