Born 1973 in Skillingaryd, Sweden
Lives and works in Malmö, Sweden

Education:

1998-2000 Master of Fine Arts, Malmö Art Academy, Malmö, Sweden
1997-1998 Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden
1995-1997 Oslo National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo, Norway
1993-1995 HDK (Academy of Design and Crafts), Graphic Design, Gothenburg

Solo Exhibitions:

2022
Coverings, Dalslands Konstmuseum, Sweden

2020–2021
Lånat ljus, Hallands Konstmuseum, Halmstad

2020
Coverings, Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö
The Beginning of an End, Specta Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018
START, Saatchi Gallery, London
The Blaze, Galleri Fagerstedt, Stockholm
Another Story, Blickfånget, Gummifabriken, Värnamo, Sweden

2017
Drapings, Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö

2016
Old World Rise Again, Falsterbo Konsthall, Sweden
Världens hem / Home of the World, Wanås Konst, Sweden
Drapings, Galleri Fagerstedt, Stockholm

2015
Vänersborgs Konsthall
Maboneng Maglite, Nirox Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa

2014
Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand

2013
Old world Rise Again, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark
The Waste Land, Specta Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012
Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, Sweden
Trelleborgs Museum, Sweden

2011
For Ever, Vandalorum, Värnamo, Sweden
Hotel Diplomat, dep,art,ment, Stockholm

2010
Mot mitten och försvinnadet, Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö, Sweden
Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Sweden
The Solo Project, Basel, Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö Sweden
Havanna, Market at large, Konstakademien, Stockholm

2009
Galerie Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark
Galerie Aronowitsch, Stockholm, Sweden

2008
Havanna, Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö, Sweden
Havanna, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden

2007
Havanna, The 1st at Moderna, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Light Site, Växjö Konsthall, Sweden

2006
Light Space, I Space, Chicago, USA
Space Light, Krannert Art Museum, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Kristianstad Konsthall, Sweden
Galleri Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark
Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö, Sweden
Jönköpings läns museum, Sweden

2005
livingroom D lyx in NYC, New York, USA
Länsmuseet Halmstad, Sweden
Sveriges Allmänna Konstförening, Stockholm, Sweden

2004
Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Illuminators, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö, Sweden

2003
Roger Björkholmen Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden

2002
Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö, Sweden

2001
Index project, Stockholm, Sweden

2000
Akershus Kunstnersenter, Lillestrøm, Norway
Peep, galleri för Konsthögskolan i Malmö, Sweden

1999
Signal, Malmö, Sweden

1997
Galleri 60, Umeå, Sweden
Galleri 21:25, Oslo, Norway

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2021
A curation of Nordic Art and Design, The London House of Modernity, London

2020
Borderland / Gränsland, Hallands Konstmuseum, Halmstad, Sweden

2019
Hoping Longing Dreaming, Specta Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup, Sweden

2018
Communicate, Specta Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Algoritmo, OBRA, Malmö, Sweden
Hanging Out, Specta Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017
Till konsten – tro, hopp, tvivel och kärlek, SAK, Konstakademien, Stockholm
CHART, Specta, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

2016
Kristianstads Konsthall 15 år!
Konstnärsgjorda böcker, Lunds Konsthall
Between Black and White, Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015
Attachment, Krannert Art Museum, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Den monokroma symfonin, Artipelag, Stockholm
Front/ Back, NIROXproject, Johannesburg, South Africa
Polyfoni, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, Sweden
Current, Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014
Imagine Art in Nature– the Wanås Foundation at House of Sweden, Washington, USA
Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö
Smålands Konstarkiv, Vandalorum, Värnamo, Sweden

2013
Curitiba Biennial, Curitiba, Brazil
Works on Paper, i8 gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
Skriva med ljus, Krognoshuset Lund

2012
Platsens Själ, Artipelag, Värmdö, Stockholm
En subjektiv historia, 1966-2011, Galerie Aronowitsch, Konstakademien, Stockholm*
Park 12, Museiparken, Värmlands Museum
Worlds Apart, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, Sweden
On Site, Pakhuset, Nykøbing, Denmark

2011
Overlap, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark
Roomservice, Gammelgaard, Herlev, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010
Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, Temporary Gallery , Cologne, Germany
Momentum Design, Momentum Kunsthall, Moss, Norway

2009
To die for, Très Bien Shop, Malmö
Deformities of Speed, Sophienholm, Denmark
Trafo, Asker, Norway, with Carlsson and Elgin

2008
no no no no no no no no no no no no there´s no limit, Signal Malmö
The Real Thing – Nyförvärv till samlingen, Malmö Konstmuseum, Sweden
Different Rooms, Kristinehamns Konstmuseum, Sweden
Blown Away, Krannert Art Museum, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Phenomena, Pori Art Museum, Finland

2007
Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö, Sweden
Transitions, Galerie Aronowitsch, Stockholm, Sweden
Galleri Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark
Bra Konst, Vikingsbergs Konsthall, Helsingborg, Sweden
Garagekonst, P-huset Anna, Malmö, Sweden

2006
Diorama, Coleman Projects, London, England
Me Myself and I, Passagen, Linköpings Konsthall, Sweden

2005
Efterårsudstillingen, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Luleå Summer Biennial, Luleå, Sweden
Galleri Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark
Scope New York, Lisa Kirk projects, New York, USA
Box 2.0 Arkitektur/Konst, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004
Kabusa Konsthall, Sweden
Illuminators, shown at the release of Svensk konst nu, Sturehof, Stockholm, Sweden
towards – a room with views, Lungomare Gallery, Bolzano, Italy
Maleri?, Galleri F15, Moss, Norway
Attraktion-Samtidskonst i Skåne Sthlm Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
Feel me, Konstmuseet/Länsmuseet på Gotland, Visby, Sweden
Midlanda Konsthall, Sundsvall, Sweden, Konstens hus, Luleå, Sweden

2003
Samlingen – samtidskonsten i fokus, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden
Nya namn, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden
Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö, Sweden
4 Svenskar / 4 Swedes, Wanås, Sweden
Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway, with Carlsson and Elgin
Z, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany
Carnegie Art Award, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Victoria Miro Warehouse, London England
Helsingfors stads Konstmuseum, Mejlans, Helsinki, Finland
Röda Sten, Gothenburg, Sweden

2002
Carnegie Art Award, Reykjavik Art Museum, Harbour House, Reykjavik, Iceland
Kunstnerenes Hus, Oslo, Norge
Alibi, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark
Artgenda, Hamburg, Germany
Bomuldsfabriken, Arendal, Norway, with Carlsson and Elgin
Flair, Christianssands Kunstforening, Kristiansand, Norway

2001
Galleri 54, Gothenburg, Sweden, with Carlsson and Elgin
Surface, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden
Galleri F15, Moss, Norway, with Carlsson and Elgin

1999
Rotor, Gothenburg, Sweden, with Lundstedt and Svensson
Wanås, Sweden, Studenter från Sveriges fem konsthögskolor i parken
Lägenhet, Malmö, Sweden, with Jeannin, Jordenö and Svensson

1998
Jönköpings läns museum, Jönköping, Sweden
Drömmarnas Arkeologi, Gamletull, Halmstad, Sweden
Galleri Mejan, Stockholm, Sweden, with Jun Hua and Guillot

Public Art/ Commissions:

2022
Stenens väg / The Path of the Stone, Skaraborgs sjukhus, Skövde, Västra Götalandsregionen

2020
Lightscape, Åkersberga, Sweden, Österåkers kommun, SL
Språklager / Layers of Language, Nynässkolan, Gävle, Sweden
Blazing a Trail, Årstastråket, Stockholm, Stockholm Konst
Light Stream, Navet, Västerås, Sweden

2018
Relight Chandelier / Återsken, Gummifabriken, Värnamo, Sweden
Messages, Morö Backe skola, Skellefteå, Sweden

2017
Life Line, Citybanan, Station Odenplan, Stockholm, uppdragsgivare Trafikverket
Världens hem / Home of the World, Linnéskolan, Älmhult, Sweden
Alfabet, Demokrati, Teckenriket (a leter for Ingo), Solhagaskolan, Linköping, Linköpings kommun

2016
Puls, Nya Karolinska, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden, Stockholms läns landsting
Världens hem / Home of the World, Älmhult, Sweden

2015
Ljusdagrar #2, Angereds Närsjukhus, Göteborg, Västra Götalandsregionen

2014
Eyelight Lane, Fort Lane, Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland Council
Nadazero, Echo, Rendezvous, Slussplan, Malmö, Sweden
The Radiant Globe, Skandionkliniken, Uppsala, Sweden

2013
Återsken, Västerskolan, Hässleholm, Sweden
Ljusdagrar #1, Akademiska sjukhuset, Psykiatrins hus, Uppsala, Sweden

2011
Rise and Fall, Kristianstad Arena, Sweden
Sun Rise, Blue Sky, Pink Sky, Sun Set, Rättspsykiatri Västmanland, Sala, Sweden

2010
Sammanstråla / Shine Together, Gustav Adolfs torg, Helsingborg, Sweden
Milk and Honey, KORO, Kunst i offentlige rom, Oslo, Norge
Illuminator, Light House, Copperhill Mountain Lodge, Åre, Sweden

2009
Anamorf, Munktellstaden, Eskilstuna, Sweden
How to Plant a Tree, Årstadalsskolan, Stockholm konst

2008
Sky Light Line, Bromma, Stockholm, Sweden

2007
Sun Set, Huddinge sjukhus, Stockholm, Sweden, Stockholms läns landsting
Finlandsparken, Stockholm, with Ulrika Sparre and Alexander Cederroth

2005
Light House, Light Box, Air Door, Observer, Conventum, Örebro, Sweden, Statens Konstråd

Books:

2016
Världens hem/ Home of the World, David Svensson, ISBN 978-91-982575-5-7, The Wanås Foundation

2014
Efterord, artistbook by David Svensson, ISBN 978 91 7936 113 6, Kalejdoskop Förlag

2013
Old World Rise Again, David Svensson, ISBN 978 87 77661853, Publisher: Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense

2010
Mot mitten och försvinnandet, book by David Svensson, ISBN 9789179361068, Kalejdoskop Förlag

2008
Havanna, by David Svensson, ISBN 978-91-633-3205-3

2006
David Svensson, Black Book, ISBN 978-91-631-9667-6

2004
David Svensson, ISBN 91 631 4580 4

Represented at/ Collections:

Nirox Foundation, South Africa
The Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand
Krannert Art Museum, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Malmö Konstmuseum
Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art, Lund
Wanås Konst
Dunkers Kulturhus / Helsingborgs Konstmuseum
Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca
Region Skåne
Västra Götalandsregionen
Lunds Kommun
Carnegie Art Award
Hallands Konstmuseum, Halmstad
Borås Konstmuseum
Sundsvalls Konstmuseum
Statens Konstråd
Norsk Kulturråd
Landstinget i Värmland
Jönköpings läns landsting
Högskolan i Jönköping
Gnosjö Kommun

Selected Grants, Awards and Residencies:

2017
Sveriges Bildkonstnärsfond, Konstnärsnämnden, 2-year working grant

2015
Nirox Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa

2008
The Edstrand Foundation Scholarship Winner
Emil Bergs travel grant

2006
Artist-in-residence, Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca
Kostnadskrävande Projekt, Konstnärsnämnden Sveriges Bildkonstnärsfond
Längmanska Kulturfonden

2005
Lengertz Art Award

2003
Region Skånes Kulturstipendium
Jönköpings Läns Kulturstipendium

2002
Carnegie Art Award, winner of the Scholarship
Nifca, Artist in residency, Qaqortoq Greenland
Kerstin och Sven Lundhs stipendium
Aase & Richard Björklunds donationsfond
Sveriges Bildkonstnärsfond, Konstnärsnämnden, 2-year working grant
Billedkunstnerenes Vederlagsfond

2001
Malmö stads kulturstipendium

2000
Birgit Rausings avgångsstipendium