2023: CHARLOTTE GYLLENHAMMAR
Charlotte Gyllenhammar, one of Sweden’s most important sculptors, is the first Swedish artist to be presented by the Foundation. Since her breakthrough 30 years ago where she suspended an oak tree upside-down above Drottninggatan in Stockholm, she has had an active and successful career both in Sweden and internationally. Gyllenhammar is the recipient of several prestigious awards, participated in numerous exhibitions at museums and galleries, but is perhaps most famous for her majestic and expressive public art works. The four-metre-tall bronze sculpture Untold is a reminder of how art can communicate what we want to say when words fail us.
”I feel very honoured to have been invited to create a work for the Princess Estelle Cultural Foundation and to be part of the developing sculpture park in this very special setting. The place means a lot to me, I’ve spent so much time at Royal Djurgården, both during my childhood and as an adult. My sculpture Untold will rise from the ground like a physically overpowering creature cast in bronze. Present, distinct but introspective and concentrated, facing an unexpected opportunity.”
– Charlotte Gyllenhammar
The Princess Estelle Sculpture Park continues to grow with the site-specific unique work Untold by Charlotte Gyllenhammar, the fourth permanent sculpture in its collection. Untold will be installed by the beech grove next to Rosendal Palace on Royal Djurgården in Stockholm and unveiled by H.R.H. Prince Daniel on 29 May 2023.
Charlotte Gyllenhammar, short bio
Born 1963 in Gothenburg
1990–91 Post M.F.A. Royal College of Art, London, U.K.
1983–89 M.F.A. Kungliga Konsthögskolan, Stockholm, Sweden
2022–23 Croiser/Korsa Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, Stockholm, Sweden
2022 Out, Girl, Liljevalchs, Stockholm, Sweden
2021 Årets Kulturpris, Natur & Kultur, Stockholm, Sweden
2020 Cosmic Dance, Biwako Biennale, Hikone, Japan
Kastad/cast, Skissernas museum, Lund, Sweden
Skulptur i Pilane, Tjörn, Sweden
2019 Blickachsen 12, International Sculpture Biennale, Bad Homburg & Frankfurt RheinMain, Germany
2018–19 Detour, Artipelag, Stockholm, Sweden
2018 Turning Time, Magasin III, Stockholm, Sweden
2017 Night and Day, Munkeruphus Museum, Denmark
30th Anniversary NMWA National Museum of Women in The Arts, Washington D.C., U.S.A
Terrains of the Body, Whitechapel Gallery, London, U.K.
2016 &child, Hyllie, Malmö, Sweden
The Garden Party, Thielska galleriet, Stockholm, Sweden
2015 The 10th Shanghai Biennale, China
RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne, Australia
2014 Mother, Hyllie, Malmö, Sweden
The Water Event, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain
Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark
2013 The Water Event Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
2012 The Prince Eugen Medal
2011 House of Sweden, Washington DC, U.S.A.
54th Venice Biennale, Venedig, Italy
2009 Tracking Traces, KIASMA, Helsingfors, Finland
2007 Minnesmärke Raoul Wallenberg, Göteborg, Sweden
Sörlandet Art Museum, Kristiansand, Norway
New Art Centre Sculpture Park, Roche Court, Wiltshire, U.K.
Som du ser mig, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden
2006 Paris Photo, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
2004–05 Private Idiot, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Borås art museum, Sweden
2004 European Space, Sculpture Quadrennial, Riga, Latvia
Ute, Umedalen Skulptur, Umeå, Sweden
2003 The Spectators, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
2002 Svindel, Wanås Konst, Knislinge, Sweden
2001 Fall, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg, Sweden
2000 Edstrandska stiftelsens konstpris, Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden
1998 Belle, Caisse des dépôts et consignations, Paris, France
1993 Haunted, Millesgården, Stockholm, Sweden
Die for you, Drottninggatan, Stockholm, Sweden