Through the feedback loop of consumerist culture, Anna Uddenberg investigates how body culture, spirituality, and self-staging are intertwined with the mediation and production of subjectivity by new technologies and circulation of forms. Her practice integrates approaches to gender while acting as a space for reflecting on taste and class, appropriation and sexuality, pushing these questions into new material territories. Uddenberg’s work continues to confront feminine identity in consumer culture and explores performativity by using sculpture and performance as visual platforms. The use of automobile skeletal structures and other utilitarian structures in her latest abstract and figurative works refers to the concept of comfort zone and proxies for architecture. The “furnituresque” outlook is a result of multiple rearrangements of everyday objects and materials, which are set in a new dialogue with one another.

Anna Uddenberg, born 1982 in Stockholm, Sweden, lives and works in Berlin and Stockholm. Recent solo and group exhibitions with the artist have taken place at The Perimeter, London (2023); Kunsthalle Mannheim (2023); Meredith Rosen Gallery, New York (2023); Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2023); Kiasma Museum (2023); Centre Pompidou Metz (2023); Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paolo (2023); Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2022); Bundeskunsthalle Bonn (2022); Cylinder, Seoul (2022); Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin (2021); Berghain Panoramabar, Berlin (2020); Marciano Foundation, Los Angeles (2019); Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2019); Museum Folkwang, Essen (2019); Powerlong Museum, Shanghai (2019); 14. Fellbach Trienniale (2019); the 33rd Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana (2019); Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2019); Migros Museum, Zürich (2019); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2018); Spazio Maiocchi, Milan (solo; 2018); nGbK, Berlin (2018); Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain Occitaine, Sète (2018); Splendid Cleaners, New York (2018); Athens Biennale, Athens (2018); Evoluon, Eindhoven (2018); Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Sankt Gallen (2018) House of Gaga Mexico City (2017); Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne (2017); Kiasma–Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2017); Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2017), Kamel Mennour, Paris (2017) and at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin (2017). Uddenberg was the 2020 artist fellow for Black Cube Museum in Denver, CO.

Her work is in the collections of:
Kiasma Museum, Helsinki
Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Boros Collection, Berlin
Ståhl Collection, Norrköping
K11 Foundation, Shanghai

Anna Uddenberg is the recipient of the Hector Kunstpreis, 2022 and Overbeck-Preis für bildende Kunst, 2023.

Installation shots