NIKLAS HOLMGREN b. 1974. Based in Stockholm. With his artistic origin in painting, Niklas Holmgren finished his MFA at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm in 2001. His painting which is characterized by hyperrealistic rendition alludes to years within film as a film director and scriptwriter. His evocative tableaus derive as a series of momentary fragments from everyday life, depicting inherent tensions of social interactions and hinting at the transient states of mind of ordinary people. As such, a painstaking approach with light and colour becomes a focal point in his practice, which sets out with the feat of unveiling what is generally concealed within.

 

Exhibitions:
Enskilda samtal (Group show, GELB, Stockholm) 2019
Stockholm Design Week (Group show, Layered, Stockholm) 2019
Interiör (Solo show Domeij Gallery, Stockholm) 2018
Autumn Sweater (Group Show, Alma, Stockholm) 2017
Jättekul att se dig (Soloshow, AK28, Stockholm) 2008

Film-works (selection):
Introduktion till ett gruppboende (Silverosa Film) 2014
Labyrinth within (B-Reel) 2012
Främmande Land (Dolly Pictures) 2010
Jättekul att se dig (Silverosa Film) 2008
Ralph (Dolly Pictures) 2007
Som en tjuv om natten (Dolly Pictures) 2005
Mor och son (Konstnärsnämnden) 2002
Interiör (Konstnärsnämnden) 2001

Film Festivals (selection):
Göteborg Film Festival (2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015), Gothenburg
Uppsala International Short Film Festival (2002, 2007), Uppsala
Filmstock International Film Festival, (2005), London
Fipa - Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (2005), Biaritz
Festival International du Court Métrage à Clermont-Ferrand (2005), Clermont-Ferrand
Rooftop International Film Festival (2007, 2014), NY
New York Film Festival (2014), NY
Court-Métrange Film Festival in (2011) Rennes
Lincoln Center’s Dance on Camera Festival (2012), NY
Toronto International Film Festival (2014) Toronto
The Bergman Week (2011, 2012), Fårö

TV Screenings:
SVT, (The Swedish public service broadcaster) (2006, 2011, 2012)
Sky TV, UK (2007) 

Grants/Funding:

IASPIS Recidence Stockholm, Konstnärsnämnden (The Swedish Arts Grants Committee) 2020

2 year Grant, Konstnärsnämnden (The Swedish Arts Grants Committee) 2017 

Swedish Film Institute 2004, 2006, 2008, 2014, 2015

Film Stockholm, (The regional resource centres for film and motion pictures) 2002, 2008

Film på Gotland (The regional resource centres for film and motion pictures) 2008

Film Västerbotten (The regional resource centres for film and motion pictures) 2008

Film i Väst (The regional resource centres for film and motion pictures) 2008

1 year Grant, Konstnarsnämnden (The Swedish Arts Grants Committee) 2002

Awards/Nominations:
Toronto International Film and Video Awards (TIFVA): Best Film Narrative, 2015
Cardiff Independent Film Festival: Best Screenplay (nominee), 2015
Cannes Underground Film Festival: Best Screenplay, 2015
Orlando UFF International Award: Best Dramatic Feature, 2014
Best Picture at Lincoln Center’s Dance on Camera Festival , NY, 2012
The Court Métrange du Jury Prize at the Court-Métrange Film Festival, Rennes, 2011
Uppsala International Short Film Festival; Best Short Film, 2007
Fipa - Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels, Biaritz: Best medium length Film (nominee) 2005

 

Contact:

niklas(a)nholmgren.com