EDUCATION

2015 – 2017  MA Photography, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2012 – 2015  BA (Hons) Photography, London College of Communication, London, UK.

2011 – 2012  Foundation Diploma Art and Design, Central Saint Martins, London, UK.

2010 – 2011  Foundation Diploma Art and Design, Folkuniversitetet, Stockholm, Sweden.

RESIDENCIES

2022   PADA Studios, Lisbon, Portugal.

2022   ISSP Riga, Latvia.

2020   Officina, Berlin, Germany.

2019   SÍM Korpúlfsstaðir residency, Reykavik, Iceland.

2018   TAKING HOLD - THE DOUBLE BRIDGE, residency led by Phoebe Davies at PRAKSIS with events held in collaboration with Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway.

2018   Studio4 Residency at Chisenhale Studios, London, UK.

2016   Arts Letters & Numbers, Albany, New York, US

AWARDS

2021   Nordic Culture Point Grant, Mobility funding.

2021   The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, International exchange and travel grant

2020   The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, International exchange and travel grant

2020   Nordic Culture Point Grant

2020   Shortlisted for Athens Photo Festival

2020   Shortlisted for Contemporary Calgary 

2019-2020  A Woman’s Work – Creative Europe Programme of the EU 

2019   Helge Ax:son Johnsons Grant

2018   Longlisted for Berlin Art Prize

2016   Otto and Charlotte Mannheimer foundation

2015   Postgraduate support scheme grant, Royal College of Art


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2020   Belly of the Beast, Artists & Allies, Sankt Studio, Berlin, Germany.

2018   Clench, Lady Beck's, Leeds, UK. 

2018   Chisenhale Art Place | Workshops, installations and performances as part of Chisenhale studio 4 residency, London, UK.

2017   Sloppy Tails Grow from Walls, curated by Trine Stephenson, A Corner With,

London, UK.

GROUP

2021   Sculptural Landscapes, Galleri Format, Malmö, Sweden.

2021   Fleshy Poems/Tuning Tentacles, collaboration with Katja/Kay Taavitsainen, Sankt Studio, Berlin, Germany.

2021   Performing Dawns, curated by Tom Lovelace, Hoxton Gallery, London, UK.

2020   Foto festival Lenzburg.

2020   Odesa Photo Days.

2019   Der Greif, Berlin Photo Week, Kraftwerk, Berlin, Germany.

2019   Rehearsing the Real, Copeland Gallery, Photo London, Peckham24, London, UK.

2019   Falling Upwards, Alte Münze, Berlin, Germany.

2019   Keep Your Eyes Peeled, AFF Gallery, Gallery Weekend, Berlin, Germany.

2019   SÍM (Samband íslenskra myndlistarmanna) Reykjavik, Iceland.

2019   Departure, Arrival, Return, Kunsthaus KuLe, Transmediale Vorspiel, Berlin, Germany. 

2018   Field(s), Sluice, London, UK.

2018   Landskrona Photography Festival, Sweden.

2018   Emerge/ncy, Galerie Mausefalle, Transmediale Vorspiel, Berlin, Germany.

2017   Making It Real: Analogue LDN at Ugly Duck, London, UK.

2017   Degree show | MA Photography, Royal College of Art, London, UK.

2017   At Home She’s a Tourist, curated by Tom Lovelace, Copeland Gallery (with tours for Photo London VIP, The Photographers’ Gallery and Tate Patrons) London, UK.

2017   Tate Modern, Offprint London, self-published book Curved Spine,  London, UK.

2016   Brighton Photo Fringe | S.KIN Journal, group exhibition; The Unfold, Brighton, UK.

2016   Tate Modern, Offprint London, self-published book Moving Mountains, London, UK.

2016   Aether, Imperial College, London, UK.

2016   To Become Invisible (The Flux of Disappearance), Self published book | as part of

Paper|Publication|Performance, Lychee One Gallery, London, UK.

2016   Work in Progress show | Royal College of Art, London, UK.

2015   Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China.

2015   The Kitchen Gallery, London, UK.

WORKSHOPS

2020  Moving Together, Four day workshop in collaboration with children from Tamajas refugee housing in Neukölln, Berlin, Germany | as part of Officina art residency.

2019  Possibilities of the Photographic Body | Collaboration with Tom Lovelace at The Photographers Gallery, London, UK.
2018  Gester - workshop at Kunstnerernas Hus as part of Praksis collaborative residency, Oslo, Norway.

2018  Walls Have Tongues | Workshop with children from East London elementary schools

as part of Chisenhale Studio 4 residency, London, UK. 

2018  Walls Have TonguesWorkshop for adults as part of Chisenhale Studio 4 residency, London, UK.

2018  Workshop at Siobhan Davies Dance held by  Seke Chimutengwende exploring relations between the improvised and choreographed movement, London, UK. 

PROJECTS | COLLABORATIONS

2020   Co-founder Chapters with Trine Stephensen.

2020   Artists & Allies Berlin, Germany

2020   Participant in A Woman's Work, European Prospects, Edinburgh, Scotland. 

2020   Collaboration with Adam Bromberg

2017   Ongoing: member of Field/s - a collaborative peer group including practitioners in photography, curating and writing initiated by Thom Bridge, London, UK.

TEACHING | TALKS

2021   Guest tutor, Fine Art course, Farnham University. (Online)

2020   Artist talk, Manchester University, BA Photography. (Online)

2019   Guest tutor and lecturer, London College of Communication for BA Photography, University of Art and Design, London, UK.

2018   Guest tutor and lecturer, Swansea school of art, BA Photography, University of Art and Design, Swansea, UK.

2017   Guest tutor and lecturer with Ramona Güntert, London College of Communication for BA Photography, University of Art and Design, London, UK.

CURATORIAL

2021  Assistant curator, Peepal & Banyan, Thx Again, Haus Der Statistik, Berlin, Germany.

2020  AN UNFINISHED HISTORY OF GLASS Joshua Leon followed by a conversation with Léon Kruijswijk, assistant Curator at KW. Hosted by Artists & Allies Berlin, Germany. (Online)

2020  Chapter One, exhibition hosted by Artists & Allies Berlin. Artists exhibited; Ramona Güntert and Sam Williams. Berlin, Germany. (Physical exhibition with an online tour)

2020  Susan Bennett (original voice of Siri) in conversation with writer McKenzie Wark, Artists & Allies Berlin, Germany. (Online)

2017  Curator Paper, Publication and Performance with Jonathan Miles, Lychee One Gallery, London, UK.

ONLINE FEATURES

http://www.acornerwith.com/emma-bcklund-39

http://artistsandallies.art/

https://www.rodrigoorrantia.com/essays/on-touch/

https://www.europeanprospects.org/programme/emma

https://www.bjp-online.com/2017/05/peckham-24

https://www.rca.ac.uk/showcase/show-rca/emma-backlund/

https://www.sim-residency.info/SIM-Projects

https://stilllifemag.org/Less-Habitual-Grip

https://dergreif-online.de/contributors/emma-backlund/

https://dergreif-online.de/artist-feature/emma-backlund/#content-slider-old

https://photoworks.org.uk/showcase-emma-backlund/

https://intern-mag.com/emma-backlund/

https://www.praksisoslo.org/residents-list/2018/9/emma-bcklund

http://www.alvarmagazine.com/thoughts/emma-backlund/

https://www.bjp-online.com/tag/emma-backlund/

https://www.acornerwith.com/emma-backlund

https://www.source.ie/graduate/2015