Helena Lund Ek



2019  Project studies for Professional Artists, spring 30 ects,  Royal Academy of the Arts, Stockholm 

2015 - 2016 Philosophy 60 ects, Stockholms University

2011 - 2014 Bachelor Fine Art, 180 ects, National Academy of the Arts, Oslo. Erasmus autumn 2013, Glasgow School of Art, Painting dept.

2010 - 2011 Ölands Art School  II

2009 - 2010 Ölands Art School, Design

2008 - 2009 Nyckelviken Art School Foundation Year


2020 Resiliens, Västmannagatan 52, Stockholm

2019 In Grünewalds Studio, Saltsjöbaden

2018 Crack an Egg, Tegel, Stockholm

2018 Break of Your Back, Solo presentation at emerging artists at Chart art Fair, Copenhagen

2017 Helena Lund Ek with Batur, Taverna Brillo, Stockholm

2017 Friends in the Studio, Destiny ́s Atelier, Oslo

2016 Celebration, MEGA Foundation, Stockholm

2015 the Loud Wordless Process, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö


2020 Installation in the performative sculpture Odysseus by Theater F in Ekeberg Sculpturepark, Oslo

2020 Works By Friends, Soho House, New York 

2019 A Seed’s A Star, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm

2019 Den folkliga självstyrelsens livsluft, Mint Konsthall, Stockholm

2019 Uttran II, Uttran Huddinge, Stockholm

2019 PLX, PLX Festival,Tjärö

2018 Modernautställningen With the Future Behind Us, the Modern Museum, Stockholm 

2018 KALEIDOSKOP, Island Oslo, Oslo

2018 Nouveau Naïve, Ram gallery, Oslo

2017 Material Art Fair, represented by MEGA Foundation, Mexico City

2017 MINIBAR, One Night Only, UKS, Oslo

2017 Skankaloss, Gagnef

2016 The Internship, Slurdsula Gallery, Oslo

2015 Ytterstad, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö

2015 Lopsided Upthrust , B.O.A, Oslo

2015 Talents' Archive Project, Curated by Double Decker Agency London, OCC, Athens

2015 De for hånden værende spikers prinsipp , Welhavens Cafe, Oslo

2014 A Gang of Friends, Oslo Art Academy, Oslo

2013 Painting = Divergence, Podium, Oslo

2013 Retrospektiv, One Night Only, Oslo 


2020 The Swedish Arts Committee crisis grant

2020 The Swedish Arts Committee 1 year working grant

2020 The Swedish Arts Committee travel grant 

2019 Stockholms City Culturegrant for artists

2019 Stockholms City Studiogrant for artists

2015 Grant for Young Artist, Minister for Culture, Norway

2015 Residency in Edvard-Munch-Haus, Warnemünde

2014 Project grant, FKD Norway


2021 External Critic at the Master Examination, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm

2021 Guest teacher Painting Studio, Konstfack, Stockholm

2020 Workshop in egg tempera painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm

2020 External Critic at a Master Examination, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm

2020 Workshop on Sculptural Painting at Idun Lovén Art School, Stockholm

2020 Workshop in painting, Tensta Konsthall Artschool, Stockholm

2019 Portrait Course, Royal Academy of the Arts, Stockholm

2019 - Present, Runs the project Painting Practice in the studio together with Kajsa Astrid Nylander,     

           Exhibitions, talk & workshop concerning painting. 

2018 - 2021, teacher at Art School Folkuniversitetet, Stockholm. 

           Responsible for the painting course in the foundation year.

2018 - 2021, teaching (lectures, studiotalks) at the Projectyear at Folkuniversitetet, Stockholm

2018 - 2021, Lecture and substituting teaching at Idun Lovén Art School, Stockholm

2017    Workshop at Ölands Art School, Öland


2021 (upcoming) Public work for Köping and Hallstahammars municipality in collaboration with Konstfrämjandet Västmanland

2021 Invited to a recorded conversation about the swedish artist Monica Sjö in Nadia Hebsons exhibiton Scéne dÁmour at Mint Konsthall, Stockholm

2020 Interviewed the artist Martha Edelheit (b.1931, New York) for Kunstkritikk

2020 - 2022 In the Jury for Stockholm City Studiogrant year 2020-2022

2019 - Present, artist assistant to the american artist Martha Edelheit (b.1931, New York)

2018 Permanent work at ALMA, Nybrogatan, Stockholm

2018 Cover for Zara Kjellner's book Manhattan, published by 10-tal

2018 Cover for Harald Lassen album Eventyrer, Jazzland recording

2017 Paintings in 10-tal magazine

2014 Jury work for the Bachelor of Fine Art at the Art Academy of Oslo 

2014 Produced the podcast MaleriPositioner with interviews with Mari Slaattelid, Andreas Eriksson and 

Dag Erik Elgin, published at The National Gallery of Norway for the exhibition An appetite for Painting

2013 Interviewed in the artist Lotte Konow Lunds video-work about studiowork

2013 Artist assistant to Ida Ekblad at the Contemporary Art museum, Oslo 


The Modern Museum, Stockholm

 Örebro Municipality


Private Collections


2021 Review by  Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen https://kunstkritikk.se/det-ovantade-motet-mellan-maleriet-och-traningspasset/

2020 Interview with Martha Edelheit by me  https://kunstkritikk.no/being-an-artist-was-sort-of-like-being-god/ 

2019 Interview “I Grunewald's ateljé”, Aplace Magazine

2018 Publication: IN & BEYOND SWEDEN: Journeys Through an Art Scene, Iapsis & Moderna Museet

2018 About the moderna show https://www.di.se/nyheter/hard-konkurrens-om-museibesokarna

2018 Text by me https://kunstkritikk.no/10-december-helena-lund-ek/ 

2018 On Chartinstallation https://kunstkritikk.dk/med-livrem-og-seler/ 3/9/2018http://afartmagazine.com/1_artikel.html?id=935&fbclid 

2015 On solo show  https://ng.se/artiklar/sluta-objektifiera-tiggare-for-kultureliten 

2015 Review of solo show at Johan Berggren Gallery, https://omkonst.se/15-lund-ek-helena.shtml

2014 Review of  Fire From the North, Vardø, Norway,, https://aestheticamagazine.com/review-fire-north-vardo-norway/