Camilla Edström Ödemark



The artistic practice of Camilla Edström Ödemark (b. 1985, Åland) focuses on borderlands where two material or theoretical bodies intertwine. These areas can be regarded as a neither-nor; a potential and a rupture from the limits of dichotomy. Through a new series of sculptures made especially for Galleria Sculptor, the exhibition explores processes that questions the autonomy and integrity of bodies.

 In “Transformers” Edström Ödemark uses the dark spaces of the digestive system and the anatomy of the mouth as motifs for sculptures in wood. As a central idea, the term transcorporeality emerges; a theory in which entities are link by a concurring movement into and through each other. We are sharing a sticky world, populated by porous bodies, where homes and origins can be determined based on foreign materials found inside of them; levels of minerals, toxins and industrially produced compounds tell us about where we come from and how we have travelled through our lives.

Camilla Edström Ödemark graduated in 2020 from The Art Academy of Oslo, where she’s currently based. She earned a previous BFA from Konstfack, Stockholm. Her work has been shown at Gävleborgs Regional Museum (SE), Sinne, BOA (NO), Nitja Center for Contemporary Art (NO), Norwegian Sculptors’ Association (NO), Bærum Kunsthalle (NO), Kunsthalle Meken (SE) and OK Corral (DK) to name a few. Edström Ödemark has participated in a number of residency programs of which FAIR FABRIKKEN (2021) in Copenhagen is the most recent. Previously she was a part of the artist-driven gallery Galleri CC in Malmö and since 2021 she is a teacher at the Art School of Stavanger.

The exhibition is made possible with the support of Taike, Svensk Kulturfond and the Norwegian Cultural Council. A special thanks to Ove Nordström, Hammarhugg and Conny Häger, Timmerhuset, and Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse.