Biography

Born: in Stockholm, Sweden
Settled: Stockholm
Webpage: www.sofiatolis.se

Education

1993–99 Konstfack International College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Master of Fine Arts), Stockholm, Sweden

1990-91 / 2002-03: Nordic writing school, Biskops Arnö, Bålsta, Sweden

1989-90 / 91-92: Art school Idun Lovén, Stockholm, Sweden


Additional education

2007: Going Public - About public art and design, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden

2004-06:  Literary studies, Södertörn University, Sweden


2019 Labyrint - Mamma i mig / Labyrinth - Mother in me, solo exhibition

28 January – 10 February, CYAN Salong, Oslo, Norway


2019 de-Hydrated, group exhibition

25 – 27 January, CYAN studio, Oslo, Norway

4 – 18 March, Norwegian Institute at Athens, Greece

Selected solo exhibitions

2017 My family is my family is my family, S.P.G, susanne pettersson gallery, Sweden

2014 The remnants of the home as memory streams, S.P.G, susanne pettersson gallery, Sweden

2011 But why dost thou shriek so loud? S.P.G, susanne pettersson gallery, Sweden

2010 Anatomie de ma mère / My mothers anatomy, Candyland, Sweden

2002 Together, Galleri Kretsen, Södertälje, Sweden

2000 Texts in space, Forsbacka bruk, Gävle, Sweden --Info: A text, The Unpredictable Pregnancy

1999 A room with a view, photographs of an old woman's home, and the sound installation: Smallest little water bag


Selected group exhibitions

2014 Search! Fujisawa, Japan

2012 SAK:s exhibition, Sven Harry's Museum of Art, Stockholm, Sweden

2007 Lion's nest, Beckomberga, Stockholm, Sweden

2006 AREAS: Places in the memory, Röda sten, Göteborg, Sweden

2006 Poetry reading at Tribunalen Theater, organizers: Lyrikvännen, editor: SKAM, Stockholm, Sweden

2005 AREAS: Places in the memory, Skulpturens hus, Stockholm, Sweden

2004 Warm by heart, Rättviks konsthall, Rättvik, Sweden

2001 Enkehuset Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2001 Norrköpings konstmuseum, poetry reading: Language is a virus from outer space, Norrköping, Sweden


Selected Publications

2018 Pralin Magazine, Their forever (short story)
2018 Balder Magazine, She is everything (text, photos)
2018 Balder Magazine, Moments inside moments (poem, watercolor painting)
2017 Balder Magazine, The heavy alphabet of the waves (poem, watercolor painting)
2016 Balder Magazine, My questions are like ingenious roses (text, photographs)
2015 Balder Magazine, This day's poem (poem, watercolor painting)
2015 Balder Magazine, Balder, the editor and the future. Interview with Mats Ahlberg
2015 Balder Magazine, Greece (poem, watercolor painting)
2014 Glänta Magazine, translation together with Marie Silkeberg. A greek poem: Aegean sea or anus of death
2014 Balder Magazine, Mr Karube, and I find that I have a destiny (text, photographs)
2014 Balder Magazine, A talk (text, photographs)
2014 Balder Magazine, The paradox's possible rapprochement - Conversation with Theodor Kallifatides (text, photographs)
2013 Balder Magazine, In memory of the poet Ola Julén (text)
2013 Balder Magazine, The prison of beauty (text, photographs)
2012 Balder Magazine, Actually he only needed a pen, his life was to write (text, photograph)
2012 Balder Magazine, We are breathing in the world of animals (text, photograph)
2011 Balder Magazine, A lawnmower's view (text, photograph)
2008 OEI Magazine, Sewing processes (poems)
2006 Lyrikvännen Magazine, Edith, I'm impatient, The roads to home, the home movement is in the body (poems)
2006 Trots allt Magazine, Let me talk about melancholy (poems)
2006 D-essay in Literature: Everything that comes between me and writing, I'm killing
2005 Lyrikvännen Magazine, Collective poem
2005 C-essay in Literature
2000 Bang Magazine (photographs)
1999 Presens Art magazine, Konstfack answering Anna Brodow (debate article on art)
1992 Ordfront Magazine, Four empty chairs. And Tomorrow dinner (poems)
1990 Anthology, editor: Niklas Darke

Selected Reviews

2014 Dagens Nyheter, Birgitta Rubin, "Hemmet i våra minnen och drömmar"
2014 Konsten.net, "Sofia Tolis och Therese Szatek på SP Gallery", by Anders Olofsson Info: the article
2006 Göteborgsposten 
2005 Dagens Nyheter, Milou Allerholm, ”Innergårdar i ytterstad”
2004 Dala-demokraten 
2002 Länstidningen Södertälje 
2000 Norrköpings tidningar
2000 Gefle Dagblad
2000 Arbetarbladet


Additional products

2017 A sound documentary: Father's Chorus, 50 minutes
2012 Lecture/ talk: Precious are my words, Mare Kandre-evening, ABF-huset Sveavägen, Palme-salen / Hall
2011 - Became a member of the cultural magazine Balder's editorial board
2007 Documentary material about MJM Propaganda for the movie: Hitmusik, Konsten att sätta rytm till revolt, Råfilm
2004 A music video: Vetande / Knowledge for Svenska Akademien / The Swedish academy Info: the music video
2004 Editor of a short film festival at Södra Teatern, Kägelbanan, Stockholm
2002 Participation with the music video: Coconut woman at 1394 Video festival at Zita, Stockholm
2002 Back drop-video to the music group MJM Propaganda's music show (40 min)
2001 A music video: Coconut woman to Moder Jords Massiva Propaganda (MJM Propaganda)
1999 / 2005 Smallest little waterbag, participating in a program about sound poets, Radio Sweden, P1


Selected grants

2018 Studio grant, Stockholms stad
2016 Konstnärsnämnden, Project grant
2015 Studio grant, Stockholms stad
2012 Tigerstedt-grant, Vathis cultural house on the island of Samos, Grecce
2011 Studio grant, Stockholms stad
2010 Konstnärsnämnden, Working grant
2010 Helge Ax:son Johnssons Stiftelse, Grekland, To dig where I stand
2003 Helge Ax:son Johnssons Stiftelse, USA: On duty, To walk in my mothers footsteps
2003 Hälsinglands kulturförvaltning, Salagården
1999 Helge Ax:son Johnssons Stiftelse, Grekland-Greece, To walk in my fathers footsteps
1999 Rättviks kommun grant, Danielsgården, Bingsjö


Represented

Statens Allmänna Konstförening / The government Art Association, S A K
Apotekets konstförening / The pharmacist's Art Association
Södertörns högskola / Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden
Private collections

Avilable art works at S P G, susanne pettersson gallery, Gävlegatan 10b, Stockholm, Sweden.