Klara Zetterholm b.1991 in Stockholm, lives and works in Stockholm. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in Stockholm in 2022 and her MFA exhibition was awarded a grant from the Bonnier Foundation. Klara works in a broad field of sculpture, involving painting, installation, and assemblage. Her latest works include bas-reliefs, mostly engaging in faking and forging materials and antiqueness through patina, motifs, and faux stone or wood painting. With a background in scenography and decor painting, the artist employs methods used in stage and set design in order to create false narratives, mainly of archeology and natural history. Drawn to ideas on non-linear time, mythological figures and science fiction, her works convey a sense of uncanniness and reflections on binaries such as ultramodern and prehistoric, prosperous and apocalyptic.
Her recent exhibitions include the MFA spring show at Kungl. Konsthögskolan (2022), Inside /Outside at Coulisse gallery (2022), CREAM (2022), Downtown Issues at Issues gallery (2021), and Survival of the fittest at Accelerator (2020). Upcoming shows in 2023 include a solo show at Thomassen gallery in Gothenburg and a temporary exhibition at Odenplan’s subway station in association with Kulturförvaltingen.