Malin Ståhl


the Artist Colony

An annually recurring residency for artists to meet outside of their usual practice to share thoughts and knowledge with no requirements to produce. The Artist Colony has meet at Solbacka in Finland, Finca El Juncal in Spain, Sällbacken in Sweden. The 2015 reidency will take place at Upper Milton Farm in the UK.
The Artist Colony website.

In Spain 2014.

IntraGalactic arts collective

IntraGalactic arts collective is a group of artists and creatives who are interested in art production, collaborative projects and exhibition and project making.
IntraGalactic arts collective website.

Tiden märks av färg / Time marked by colour exhibition and workshop at Studio Moss Exhibitions, Stockholm, Sweden.

Turtle Salon

In 2007 Michael H Shamberg came to organise one of his Turtle Salons at the Woburn Research Studios, Slade School of Fine Art in London. Since then I have been a part of the Turtle Salon network participating in numerous screenings and exhibitions. In 2014 I organised the screening 'Turtle Salon in the Forest', an outdoor screening in the Swedish county of Jämtland featuring the work of nearly 50 artists from the famous to the unknown. This screening was presented in 2015 as 'Turtle Salon in the Project Rooms' at Färgfabriken in Stockholm, Sweden.
Turtle Salon website.

The Characters & the Photographers

Five photographers, or artists working with photography, were invited to portray the characters I have used in my work. The agreement was such that the photographer controlled the setting and situation of the photographs and I would control the characters and their actions (the characters would behave true to their nature). The original idea of single portraits became series, juxtapositions of studio and landscape, interaction between characters, fictive space, and series of holiday snaps. Photographers: Guðmundur Ingólfsson (IS), Stine-Marie Nord Pettersen (NO), Alex Kent (UK), Bjørn Venø (NO) and Emma Wieslander (SE).


Working with artist duo boyleANDshaw on a series of performance pieces.

2010 The Scuttler. boyleANDshaw with David Gothard present The Scuttler featuring Sam Belinfante, Patrick Coyle, Adam James, JocJonJosch, Plastique Fantastique, Malin Ståhl, Malachy Orozco, Keeley Forsyth and Max Reinhardt at the ICA, London.

Drawing in preparation of the choreography for the character Freida.

2010 The filthy songs of their fathers. A performance by boyleANDshaw with Adam James, Malin Ståhl, Keeley Forsyth and Lark. As part of Scapegoat Society at Guest Projects, London. Curated by norn.

2009 Maiastra please sing. A performance by boyleANDshaw at the Romanian Cultural Institute in London as part of the opening of the exhibition 'Constantin Brancusi the photographer'. With Line Ellegaard, Adam James and Malin Ståhl. Violin Frank Biddulph. Vocals Keeley Forsyth.

2009 The Funnel of Love. A performance by boyleANDshaw for the exhibition 'Contested Ground' at 176 Gallery in London. With Line Ellegaard and Malin Ståhl. Curated by Elea Himmelsbach.

2008 Dynamite Fighter. Artprojx presents a new work by boyleANDshaw with Jennie Fagerström, Malin Ståhl, Anita Wernström and Adam James as part of 'Molten States' at GSK Contemporary, Royal Academy of Arts, London.

Photo credit © Biggi Stiller

Drawings for the choreography of the three 'attendants'. Drawings and choreography by Malin Ståhl.

(made up and let down)

For the 2009 SEQUENCES Art Festival in Reykjavik I worked with Alexander Zaklynsky at the Lost Horse Gallery to produce the exhibition (made up and let down) at the Lost Horse Gallery with a performance programme, a seminar at the Nordic House with Dr Halldór Björn Rúnolfsson, head curator at National Gallery of Iceland, and a dinner event at the Nordic House including a music and performance programme. With Anita Wernström I also gave a lecture at Iceland Academy of the Arts and organised a workshop with a group of students.
From top left: (made up & let down) exhbition, performance by Anita Wernström, Slatur playing at the dinner event and Comodín Silverhammar Curates. Photo credit © Julia Staples.

Anita Wernström

Female Fragrance. Organising two evenings of Swedish video art at the Swedish Ambassadors residence in London to coincide with the Frieze Art Fair Week 2009. Participating artists Gunvor Nelson, Petra Lindholm, Lisa Jeannin, Annika Ström, Anita Wernström and Malin Ståhl.
In conjuction with the screenings we also hosted a one day seminar on Swedish experimental cinema at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Key speaker John Sundholm, Karlstad University.

During 2008 we created a series of performances featuring the two characters Death & the Opera Singer. Performances at PRISMA Performance Festival Norrköping, Sweden, the Slade School of Fine Art London, UK, Frieze Art Fair, London, UK and Lorem Ipsum Gallery London, UK.

Black Milk by Death & the Opera Singer in Sirkus Bar, the Kling and Bang Gallery Project space at Frieze Art Fair.

Invited to participate in a seminar on market value at the Slade School of Fine Art we invented the two curator personas Julia Comodín and Annika von Silverhammar. The personas went on to curating an exhibition with the two characters Death and the Opera Singer at Lorem Ipsum Gallery in London. In Daniel Devlin's Purple Turtle they participated in a panel discussion with the artist renegade Hezog Dellafiore played by Maxine Peake. They interviewed Ragnar Kjartansson on the End in the Icelandic Pavilion during the 2009 Venice Biennale. They also curated an evening of performances, titled Comodín Silverhammar Curates, for the exhibition (made up and let down) as part of the SEQUENCES Arts Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Comodín Silverhammar interviews Ragnar Kjartansson at the 55th Venice Biennale. Published as an insert in the (made up & let down) exhibition catalogue at SEQUENCES Art Fair in Reykjavik.