Charlotte Gyllenhammar, one of Sweden’s most important sculptors, is the first Swedish artist to be presented by the Princess Estelle Cultural 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 site-specific, unique work Untold by Charlotte Gyllenhammar is the fourth permanent sculpture in the Princess Estelle Sculpture Park.

Charlotte Gyllenhammar

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