Linnéa Gad was born in 1990 in Stockholm, Sweden where she currently lives and works. Her work traces the remains of old landscapes on the verge of destruction while creating new ones in the process of becoming. Through sculpture, printmaking, painting, video, performance and installation, she excavates embedded stories and memories and reconfigures and recombines them to discover and generate new meaning. Gad aims to mystify the viewer by presenting work that is in between defined states: objects in precarious balance that seem both heavy and light, finished and unfinished, old and new, soft and hard.
Recent solo exhibitions include Mound Remover at New Release Gallery (2018), Luster Pit at RØM in Copenhagen (2018), Soliloquy at 6BASE in New York (2017), Currently Remodelling at SBG31 in Stockholm (2016). In July 2019 Gad’s latest work will presented in solo exhibition at Spencer Brownstone Gallery in New York, alongside a sound piece by Will Epstein.
She has been the recipient of residencies and programs including the NYFA Immigrant Artist Program, Neo New York at The Cooper Union for Advancement of Science and Art, both in 2014. Most recently, in 2017-2018 Gad was a resident at the graphics workshop of Statens Værksteder for Kunst in Copenhagen.