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Leif Elggren  1954, SE

Rank (2014): 8325 – 

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Installation, Performance, Sound Art

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Sweden 29
Italy 2
Germany 2

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Artist Rank
Carl Michael von Hausswolff  2108 22
Kent Tankred  56657 7
Andreas Gedin  13791 6

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Gallery Niklas Belenius Gallery Niklas Belenius, Sweden 7
  Färgfabriken Stockholm, Sweden 4

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1954 Born in Linkoping (SE)

Active since the late 1970s, Leif Elggren has become one of the most constantly surprising conceptual artists to work in the combined worlds of audio and visual. A writer, visual artist, stage performer and composer, he has many albums to his credits, solo and with the Sons of God, on labels such as Ash International, Touch, Radium and his own Firework Edition. His music, often conceived as the soundtrack to a visual installation or experimental stage performance, usually presents carefully selected sound sources over a long stretch of time and can range from mesmerizingly quiet electronics to harsh noise. His wide-ranging and prolific body of art often involves dreams and subtle absurdities, social hierarchies turned upside-down, hidden actions and events taking on the quality of icons.

Together with artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff, he is a founder of the Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland (KREV) where he enjoys the title of king.

Lives and works in Stockholm (SE)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 50  Please report missing Information

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Description and image Gallery Niklas BeleniusLeif Elggren - A Dormitory for Celebrities - Gallery Niklas Belenius, Stockholm Send message

   Leif Elggren – Fysiologiska Frekvenser - Martin Bryder Gallery, Lund

Description and image Gallery Niklas BeleniusLeif Elggren – Physiological Frequencies - Gallery Niklas Belenius, Stockholm Send message

  Gallery Niklas BeleniusLeif Elggren / Lotta Melin - A break in counting - Gallery Niklas Belenius, Stockholm Send message

   Det finns ett ljus i vart hus - Black Box Video - Aggregat, Norrköping

   Leif Elggren - New Jerusalem - Pierogi Leipzig, Leipzig
   Leif Elggren - New Jerusalem - Pierogi Brooklyn, New York City, NY
   Leiff Elggren - Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg

   Leif Elggren - Flown Over By An Old King - Färgfabriken Stockholm, Stockholm


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   Marrakech Biennale 5 - Where are we now? - Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech

   At the moment of being heard - SLG South London Gallery, London
Description and image Gallery Niklas BeleniusTatort - A History of (mostly) Violence - Gallery Niklas Belenius, Stockholm Send message
   Open Studios Iscp - International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York City, NY
   White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

   Hauntings – Ghost Box Media - Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz
   Rewriting Worlds: Dada Moscow - ARTPLAY Design Center, Moscow
   „rewriting Worlds: Dada Moscow“ A Special Project Of The 4th Moscow Biennale - Barbarian-Art Gallery, Zurich
   The 6th Momentum Biennial 2011 - Imagine being here now - Momentum Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art , Moss

Description  The Moderna Exhibition 2010 - Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Description  SWEDISH CONCEPTUAL ART - Kalmar konstmuseum, Kalmar

   Labyrint 09 Writings and observations - Botkyrka Konsthall, Tumba

   6808 - Färgfabriken Stockholm, Stockholm
   My Computer - 300m3, Gothenburg
Description and image Gallery Niklas BeleniusCarl M von Hausswolff, Leif Elggren, Jan Håfström, Marja-Leena Sillanpää - Isola di San Michele - Elgaland-Vargaland - Gallery Niklas Belenius, Stockholm Send message
   Tänd Mörkret! [Banish the Darkness] - Swedish Art 1975 - 1985 - Millesgården, Lidingö

   Inauguration of the Consulate General of The Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland - Gallery 400 - University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
   Switch on the Darkness - Swedish art 1975-85 - Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Gothenburg
   Autistisk kilskrift - Färgfabriken Stockholm, Stockholm
Description and image Gallery Niklas BeleniusJohn Duncan / Leif Elggren - Like seeing in the dark - Gallery Niklas Belenius, Stockholm Send message

   Dreamlands Burn - Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest
   Labyrinth - Botkyrka Konsthall, Tumba
Description and image Gallery Niklas BeleniusGroup show - Autistisk Kilskrift - Gallery Niklas Belenius, Stockholm Send message
   Makten är Din - Black Box Video - Aggregat, Norrköping
   Guds Söner - Leif Elggren & Kent Tankred - Färgfabriken Stockholm, Stockholm
   Landskap - studio44, Stockholm
   Tracking the Traces - Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, QC

   Touristclass - Malmö konstmuseum, Malmö

   Sjukdom - studio44, Stockholm

   Östersund Art Video Festival 03 - TRUNK | THE NORDIC ART VIDEO FESTIVAL, Östersund
Description and image  50th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
   Modesty - Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana

   Transformer - Pori Taidemuseo / Pori Art Museum, Pori
   Todos somos pecadores. Arte nórdico contemporáneo - Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
Description and image  ROUGE PHOSPHENE - CRAC - Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain de Sète, Sète
Description and image  I promise, it´s political - Museum Ludwig, Cologne

   Taking over - Bildmuseet, Umeå
   49th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice

Description  Taking over - an art project by Andreas Gedin - Bildmuseet, Umeå

  Museet for SamtidskunstLydbilleder V - Fylkingen - Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde Send message

   Overground - Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg


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