Born in Stockholm, Sweden

2004-2007 University College of Arts Crafts and Design, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden

Universität der Kunst, Berlin, Germany

2000-2004 School of Architecture, Royal School of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Solo Exhibitions


Turn Me On, Sadie Coles HQ, Davies Street, London, England


Berlin Fall, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany

Now Two Three, Weiss Falk, Basel, Switzerland

Auf jeden Fall, Secession, Vienna, Austria


Grounding, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York NY, USA

Warm-up, Piece Unique, Cologne, Germany


with Karl Holmqvist, LAVORO, INDEPENDENZA, Rome, Italy

The Great Indoors, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Los Angeles CA, USA

2016 with Karl Holmqvist, Werk, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

Tinker’s Damn, LambdaLambdaLambda, Prishtina, Kosovo, curated by Tobias Spichtig

2015  with Karl Holmqvist, ICHBRAUCHEMASSPACE, House of Gaga, Mexico City, Mexico

Umpumpen, Akkunstprojekte, Arbeiterkammer, Vienna, Austria

Battement battu, WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium

Klara Lidén, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany

Klara Lidén, Le Consortium, Dijon, France 


It’s Complicated, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York NY, USA

POST, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Myth of Progress (Moonwalk), Lugar a dudas, Cali, Colombia

Invalidenstrasse, Museion, Bolzano, Italy

The Myth of Progress, IMMA Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland


Bodies of Society, New Museum, New York NY, USA

Pretty Vacant, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York NY, USA


Klara Lidén, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany

Klara Lidén, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden


Rümpfflächen und Plündererbanden, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany

Klara Lidén, Serpentine Gallery, London, England

Klara Lidén, ArtPace, San Antonio TX, USA

Toujours Etre Ailleurs, Jeu De Paume, Paris, France

Klara Lidén, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York NY, USA

 2009 Never Come Back, Kunsthalle Friedricanum, Kassel, Germany

Projects 89, MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York NY, USA

The Teenage Room, Nordic Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy 

 2008 Elda för kråkorna, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York NY, USA
2007  Klara Lidén, The Hayward Gallery, London, England

Unheimlich Maneuver, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

2006  Economy Class, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York NY, USA
2004  Dr. 3000, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York NY, USA

Group Exhibitions


Palai Projects, Palazzo Tamborino Cezzi, Lecce, Italy

"Carte blanche" to Anne Imhof, Natures Mortes, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2020  Small World Real World, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

WALKING. Movements North of Bolzano” – The Collection of Erling Kagge, FONDAZIONE MUSEION. Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea, Bolzano, Italy

STUDIO BERLIN, Boros Foundation x Berghain, Berlin, Germany

(Un)endliche Ressourcen?, Städtische Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany

MY C ART OGRAPHY. THE ERLING KAGGE COLLECTION, Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain

RISENTIMENTO / RESSENTIMENT, Kunst Meran, Merano, Italy 


In the Spotlight of the Night – Cities never Sleep, KAI 10 | Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany

Surface and Custom, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Maskulinitäten, Bonner Kunstverein, Kölnischer Kunstverein and Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfale, Düsseldorf, Germany

Michael Jackson: On the Wall, EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland (touring)

Letzte Lockerung, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Straying from the Line, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany

Michael Jackson: On the Wall, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany (touring) 


Lampen, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich, Switzerland

FCA Benefit Exhibition, Gladstone Gallery, New York NY, USA

Michael Jackson: On the Wall, Grand Palais, Paris, France (touring)  

Strange Days: Memories of the Future, Store X, London, England

Deutschland ist keine Insel.” Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik  Deutschland., Ankäufe von 2012 bis 2016, Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik

Deutschland GmbH, Bonn, Germany

Portfolio Berlin 03, Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock, Germany

Germany is not an Island, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany

Stories of Almost Everyone, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA, USA

Optik Schroder II, MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria

Sitting Bone, MAVRA, Berlin, Germany

MOVE, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

The Present is Ancient, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA, USA

BT13 Tallinn Baltic Biennial, Tallinn, Estonia

Swiss Institute Annual Architecture and Design Series: 3rd Edition, READYMADES BELONG TO EVERYONE, SI Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York NY, USA

Michael Jackson: On the Wall, NPG National Portrait Gallery, London, England (touring) 


In Search of Characters…, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany

a good neighbour, 15th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey

EUROVISIONS: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection, National Art School Gallery,

Sydney, Australia

Wasser, MAK Projects, Los Angeles CA, USA, curated by Mandla Reuter

Inside Intensity – The Anniversary Show, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany

Readymade, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Vnà, Switzerland, curated by Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen

Room, Sadie Coles HQ, Kingly Street, London, England


grabt tiefer, ihr Schönen, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany

LA Collection Thea Westreich Wagner et Ethan Wagner, Centre Pompidou, Pairs, France

For Pete’s Sake, Carl Kostyal, Stockholm, Sweden

Behold the Man, Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, Netherlands

Detail ist alles, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany

STOSUNKI PRACY, LABOR RELATIONS, MWW Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, Poland

SWEDISH ART: NOW!, Sven-Harry’s Art Museum, Stockholm, Sweden


Powerful Babies: Keith Haring’s Impact on Artists Today, Spritmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

Playing Pool with Eggs, Galerie Bernhard, Zürich, Switzerland

Complex Bodies, Alte Fabrik, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland

Borrowed Alibis, Freymond-Guth Ltd. Fine Arts, Zürich, Switzerland

Sammeln Für Morgen: neue Werke im Museion, Museion, Bozen, Italy

Adventures of the Black Square – Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England

Aggroculture, Taaffe Place, Brooklyn NY, USA

Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY, USA


Contemporary Collection, MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, New York NY, USA

International Women’s Film Festival 2014, Dortmund/Cologne, Germany

Bodø Kunstforening, Bodø, Norway

Lugar a Dudas, São Paulo, Brasil

KölnSkulptur #7, Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne, Germany

High Performance. The Julia Stoschek Collection, ZKM Center for Arts and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany

Galerie NEU á la Douane, Galerie Chantal Crousel La Douane, Paris, France

Galerie NEU at Gladstone Gallery, Gladstone Gallery, New York NY, USA

Forty and Forty…, Galerie NEU, Berlin, Germany

Marie Høeg meets Klara Lidén, ONE Archives, Los Angeles CA, USA

Manifesta 10, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Kitchen, Whitney Independent Study Program, New York NY, USA

UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany

AND LIFE GOES ON..., Between Bridges, Berlin, Germany

Utopian days – Freedom, TMCA Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

Beauty Lies Inside Desire, MSUV Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia


8 Ways To Overcome Time and Space, Kunstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany (touring)

8 Ways To Overcome Time and Space, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia (touring)

Entropy of a City, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Standard, Oslo, Budapest, Hungary

Der Feine Unterschied, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen, Germany

For the Time Being. Wall Paintings - Painted Walls, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany

Silent, Avlskarl Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

KölnSkulptur #6, Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne, Gemany

Expanding the Field of Painting, ICA Institute of Contemporary Art Collection, Boston MA, USA

Les Nouvelles Babylones, Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-Les-Eaux, France

Rhythm in it, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

AWAITING IMMANENCE, Carl Kostyal, Stockholm, Sweden

In the Heard of the Country, The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Virtuosity, Berliner Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany

Lies about painting, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden

Possessions, Uks Galleri, Oslo, Norway

re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany, curated by Bettina Knaup & Beatrice E. Stammer, (touring)

Standard Escape Routes, Norway

Freedom!, Kunstpalais, Erlangen, Germany

Freiheit, Kunstpalais, Erlangen, Germany

Marie Høeg meets Klara Lidén, SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway


Public Spaces Changes 2012, MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, New York NY, USA

re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain, curated by Bettina Knaup & Beatrice E. Stammer, (touring)

The New Public, Museion Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy

Hools, Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, Warsaw, Poland

re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive, Tallinna Kunstihoone, Tallinn, Estonia, curated by Bettina Knaup & Beatrice E. Stammer, (touring)

re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark, curated by Bettina Knaup & Beatrice E. Stammer, (touring)

To the Moon via the Beach, Amphitheatre Arles, Arles, France

Relocated, MD 72 GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Heart to Hand, Swiss Institute, New York NY, USA, curated by Pati Hertling

re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive, Galerija Miroslav Kraljević, Zagreb, Croatia, curated by Bettina Knaup & Beatrice E. Stammer, (touring)

re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive, ISW Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk, Poland, curated by Bettina Knaup & Beatrice E. Stammer (touring) (closed)

A Doll’s House, Liberia Isola Libri, Milan, Italy, curated by Fani Zguro


re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Victoria-Gastiez, Spain, curated by Bettina Knaup & Beatrice E. Stammer (touring)

Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst 2011, Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany

54th International Art Exhibition ILLUMInations, Venice Biennale 2011, Venice, Italy


BEFORE AND AFTER, Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris, France

Light Camera Action, ABC Art Berlin Contemporary, Berlin, Germany (closed)

Displaced Fractures. On the Break Lines of Architecture and its Bodies, Migros Museum, Zürich, Switzerland

Home and Origin, Bukowskis, Stockholm, Sweden

Barbaric Freedom, Simon Lee Gallery, London, England

Fischgrätenmelkstand, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany (closed)

ÜBER WUT / ON RAGE, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany


Non-Solo, Non-Group Show, Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland

Artists from Berlin and Los Angeles, Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy

Political Minimal, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

The Fifth Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Momentum Kunsthall and Galleri F15, Moss, Norway


After Nature, New Museum, New York NY, USA

Tarantula, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy

Meet Me Around the Corner, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway

The Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia


MD 72, Berlin, Germany

UM-KERHUNGEN / INTERAKTION I, Kunstverein, Braunschweig, Germany

Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery Madison Ave, New York NY, USA

Uncertain States of America, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland

2. Moscow Bienniale, Moscow, Russia

Nothing Else Matters, De Hallen, Harleem, The Netherlands

Massive Analogue Academy, Galerie Christian Nagel (now: Galerie Nagel Draxler), Cologne, Germany

The Perfect Man Show, White Columns, New York NY, USA


Looking Back, White Columns, New York NY, USA

MUSIC IS A BETTER NOISE, P.S.1, MoMA Museum of Modern Art, Long Island NY, USA

Subito Sera, Galleria Zero, Milan, Italy

Street Behind the Cliché, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany

Nuevo Estocolmo, Södertälje Konsthall, Södertälje, Sweden

Fight, various permormances with Malin Arnell, Stockholm, Sweden


Reena Spaulings – The One and Only, Haswellediger Gallery, New York NY, USA

LTTR Screening, New York NY, USA

Spring show, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway

When Humor Becomes Painful, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland

MIX NYC and Anthology Film Archives, New York NY, USA

Outfest, Los Angeles CA, USA

Various performances in Stockholm


Stockholm Art-Fair, Galleri Hjärnstorm, Stockholm, Sweden

I/U/WE, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden

LTTR Explosion, Art in General, New York NY, USA


2013 Prize for Sculpture Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 Carnegie Art Award 

Special Mention for 54th International Art Exhibition ILLUMInations, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, Nominated for the Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst 

2010 Blau Orange Kunstpreis 
2009 Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York NY, USA Kategorie Visual Arts 
2008 IASPIS International Artist Studio Program in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

Public Collections


The Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA, USA

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

MoMAMuseum of Modern Art, New York NY, USA