Helena Lund Ek



2019  Project studies for Professional Artists, Painting dept, spring 30 ects,

          Royal Academy of the Arts, Stockholm 

2015 -2016 Continental 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 a room of 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

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


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


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

2020 Workshop on Sculptural Painting at Idun Lovén Artschool, Stockholm

2020 Workshop in painting, Tensta Konsthall Artschool

2020 - Present, Runs the project Painting Practice in the studio where I hold weekly workshops, exhibitions and talk together with Kajsa Astrid Nylander

2019 Portrait Course, Royal Academy of the Arts, Stockholm

2018 - Present, teacher at Konstskolan Folkuniversitetet, Stockholm. 

Responsible for the painting course in the foundation year.

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

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

2017 Workshop at Ölands Art School


2020 Interview with Martha Edelheit in Kunstkkritkk

2020 - Present, assistant to the american artist Martha Edelheit (b.1931, New York) In

2020 she's exhibiting at The Armory Show & Frieze Art Fair, New York.

2020 In the Jury for Stockholm City Studiogrant year 2020-2023

2018 Permanent work at ALMA, Nybrogatan, Stockholm

2018 Text published in Kunstkritikks christmas calender

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 In the jury 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 


2019 Örebro Council

2013 VNG, Norway



7/1/2021 Review by Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen of RESILIENS


3/11/2020 Interview by me with Martha Edelheit 

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


19/10/2018 The Moderna Exhibition


10/12/2018 text by me


3/9/2018 About chart 2018


About Chart installation 2018


26/2/2015 About The Loud Wordless Process